Monday, November 9, 2015


tatyana boutique ping pong dress

Good news, friends: Erstwilder is launching some brand new designs today! I've featured Erstwilder jewelry several times on my blog before, and their quirky resin brooches have quickly become a staple in my wardrobe. They're so much fun to collect (I've compared it to having wearable Beanie Babies before), and I love the fact that the designs keep getting better – and they make such a point of enlisting the help of their customers for input in their collections. There are several new ranges being launched this season, but I was totally taken with the "A Dog's Day Out" collection – and specifically with this sweet dalmatian brooch!

polka dot retro dress
erstwilder 103rd dalmtaian brooch
polka dot vintage dress

Although I'm something of a cat lady these days, I've been a longtime fan of the book One Hundred and One Dalmatians. Of course, I do love the classic Disney film, but I love the fact that the book is different enough from the movie that it doesn't really affect my love for either version. The story is so endearing, and I have really fond memories of my mom reading it to me as a kid. It's also one of those books that I've read over and over (just talking about it now makes me want to read it again!). I always thought that Missis was the name of Pongo's wife in the animated movie, but I guess she actually is referred to as Perdita. The character of Perdita in the book is a totally different dog (she's a liver spotted dalmatian that the family rescues), and I always loved her storyline. I drew inspiration from both these beloved dogs and Cruella de Vil with this outfit!

tatyana dress
polka dot dress
Outfit Details
Ping Pong Dress: Tatyana
103rd Dalmatian brooch: c/o Erstwilder
Fur collar cardigan: vintage (Mom's)
Aerosoles pumps: available here

tatyana polka dot dress

Ashley also decided to style one of Erstwilder's newest doggie brooches over on her own blog today (and might I say, she looks amazing in her post)! Be sure to check out all of Erstwilder's newest offerings on their website. I've definitely got my eye on a few, especially for the upcoming holidays! Let me know what you think of the new releases in the comments section!

Have a great start to your week!


  1. Beautiful

  2. I can't get over how perfect this dress works with this brooch! I love it so much on you! I'm also impressed with your mom's cardigan. Can I live in her closet too?!

  3. Such a gorgeous outfit and the brooch fits in so well with this look! x

  4. Oh my word, I adore your comparison of Erstwilder brooches to Beanie Babies. Sooo true! I'm a huge fan and bought my first ones this year, with my collection having already grown to more than ten and counties. I hope many (!) more join the fold as time goes on.

    This is such a cool, alluring pretty outfit!

    ♥ Jessica

  5. This outfit is just adorable!! I love all the details. Fur trimmed sweater, the pin, dotty print dress! Lovely post, Sammi!

  6. How perfect that dog brooch goes with your Ping Pong dress! :D The black spots and pop of red are just perfect! I have that same dress! It's such a fun 80's does 50's kind of look to me!

  7. This might be one of my favorite Sammi outfits ever!! It's so creative and the pin pairs perfectly with that dress. xoxo



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