The ASOS Heritage Blazer

I think this blazer purchase was almost entirely motivated by the fact that it reminded me of my old horse riding garb. It's that brown toned tweed that feels equal parts prep and equestrian. I got it from ASOS about 2 months ago but have only been able to wear it now. In truth it's probably just a little bit too hot but I refuse to deny my Winter wardrobe an airing :)

In terms of wear, I think it goes best with other murky colours - dirty denims and khaki greens - and  the drab tone requires just a little bit of gold bling to lift it from the darkness.

I normally shy away from sporting colours like this but there is something about the blazer that works....I think it's the shape - fitted and with teeny tiny shoulder pads that act to create a structured silhouette. I typically hate shoulder pads but these are small enough to be non-offensive and yet substantial enough to make a positive difference.

As you can see I wore it with my man repelling boyfriend jeans, old knackered heels from Topshop and an American Eagle tee. I like this outfit - it's laid back but semi-together and as I launch into a 4 day weekend (Eid Mubarak!) it's a good introduction to what I anticipate to be a lazy long weekend :)




























Blazer: ASOS - Link!
Tee: American Eagle (LOVE this...cotton at the front and gauzey at the back...American Eagle is sometimes a bit of a hidden gem)
Belt: American Eagle
Jeans: Current/Elliott - Link!
Shoes: Topshop (very old but despite that I apparently never got round to removing the label on the sole....fashion crime committed right there :)
Necklace: Max & Chloe - Link!
Sunglasses: Celine
Bag: Celine

I need to tell you a couple of other things whilst I am here:

a) I joined Pinterest - Link! 

I have nosed on that site since it launched but never committed to have an account. Well now I have and hours of pinning later I can totally see why people love it. Inspiration is a lovely thing to share - especially when the interface is so much easier than Tumblr - and because of Pinterest I am doing this daily (in trying to be healthy) and buying this (because light blue nails are my latest obsession).

If you have a Pinterest account let me know :)

b) I haven't read a lot recently. This is mainly because of Roger. Puppies are life changers as you know and I said bye bye to lie-ins and a selfish focus on Me Me Me when I welcomed him into my home. I think this is a good thing but I have since turned dog obsessed and could easily chat about him all day...really trying not to include him in every post! :)

Roger says hi.....



So yes, I have only recently picked up a book again and it's currently Landfall by Helen Gordon - Link!

This was fairly slow to start but is now a compelling read. It's set in both London and the South East of England - two places I have spent the majority of my life, so there is something quite comforting about reading it. She describes the atmosphere so well and the characters are all nicely layered. So far it's a recommend and I have a feeling that there are some serious twists coming up!

I have quite a few posts lined up over the next few days so hopefully we can look forward to some regular posting!

Hope you are all well :) 

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    1. Lovely to see your face! Thanks Sophie x

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  2. Great boards on pinterest - we seemingly post similar pics! http://pinterest.com/gillianpendle/

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  3. The jacket is lovely! So glad you are enjoying Roger - dogs to that to you...make you talk about them all the time!!!!
    Have a fab Thursday Hun xoxo
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    1. Thanks Adele :)

      I know I bore people talking about him but .... look at that face ! He makes me smile so much :)

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  4. oh my gosh Roger is beyond adorable!!!!!!!. I have two little yorkies and they are the loves of my life! :o)
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    1. They are such fun, clever dogs. I am so tempted to get another one....heehee

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  5. I like the heritage look, it make me think of good old British style no matter who is wearing it.

    Just followed you on Pinterest, i'm here if you want a snoop! http://pinterest.com/LuxxMint/

    http://pinterest.com/LuxxMint/

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    1. I feel exactly the same way. It's all horse riding and posh people :) haha I will follow you too - thanks for following me :)

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  6. My french bulldog also changed my life style.He made me more mature and more responsible,and now 3 and a half years cant imagine my life without him..But we have to treat them as dogs and not humans.People sometimes overreact.Roger is gorgeous! Greetings from Greece.

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    1. If I let him he would own me completely but trying to teach him who is boss. Can't resist a cuddle though...I am a rubbish Alpha :) haha

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  7. I am super addicted to Pinterest! I am following you now :) dutchess_roz

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  8. Absolutely love the blazer- you look great!
    Roger is such a cutie!
    xxx

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  9. Loving Roger. I am also on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/missashieb/

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  10. Love the ensemble! especially the shoes....and roger xx

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  11. I am happy to see Roger in many posts! His little face brightens up the day! Said it on twitter and saying it again. The shoes look great! :) xx

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    1. I remember watching YT videos and getting pissed off at all the animals that feature as commonly as a burning Bath and Body Works candle but now...I get it :)

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  12. jacket is beautiful xx

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    1. :) I will tell him you said that haha

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  14. Omg..Roger...he is too cute!! too cute...

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    1. I know....even when he wakes me up EARLY I love him :)

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  15. UGH I tried to comment on my phone and hit send but it just deleted it :(

    ANYWAYS! Love this outfit, you do casual-chic so damn well girl! I love that you called the blazer equestrian - I used to go to horse camp when I was younger and this definitely looks horse-camp-esque.

    Not that I have to tell you, but Rodger is ADORABLE! :)

    My pinterest is pinterest.com/alysonMandrews

    I know you said you love dystopian books, have you read Dillerium?

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  16. That jacket is amazing! Where I am, the weather has been bipolar (oscillating between 50 and 85 degrees), so I completely understand the pains of watching winter coats and sweaters gather dust. But when it does hit those sub-zero temperatures, I'll definitely be breaking those bad babies out (:


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    1. It has to be done otherwise I will just wear the same wardrobe the entire year round. I love winter wear too - I miss being cosy :)

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  17. Your Céline bag has replaced the Chanel Boy bag on my must have wish list!

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    1. :) I love it so much and would recommend it to anyone.

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  18. Beautiful outfit, you look fabulous! <3
    Roger is pretty cute. :)
    xx

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  19. Love your outfit.
    Pinterest is so addictive. I can spend hours and hours on it.

    My pinterest is http://pinterest.com/glamupeveryday/glam-up-everyday/

    G x

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  21. I really like those equestrian-inspired blazers too, especially the ones with the leather patches on the elbows. I'll have to be sure to follow your Pinterest too; mine's here: http://www.pinterest.com/alison_elle

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  22. Oh my gosh...I LOVE anything equestrian themed and this blazer is like perfection!

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  23. Wow - so much in one post! First of all, love that tweed jacket - wish I had included it in my post about tweed a while ago :-) It's got a super shape.
    I'm following you on Pinterest. I also have an account, but I haven't really got into a lot of pinning yet. I'd love you to follow back, though!
    HOW cute is your puppy? I have 4 dogs but I regularly get puppy withdrawal symptoms. Enjoy his puppy days - they don't last long (thankfully lol).

    NLxx
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    http://pinterest.com/bynewlife/

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    1. I will go and follow you now :) It's only fair! :)

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  24. Gorgeous! Nothing better than a chic blazer & boyfriend jeans paired with heels!

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    1. Thanks hun :) I love that look too - it's so easy to wear and the heels make it!

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  25. love the cut of the jacket, Laura, but the colours are not for me to wear, can't carry off browns....
    Ya, pinterest is great, I have an account but I haven't had a chance to get into it yet!!
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    1. I know what you mean about browns but always worth giving a go. I think with a ton of jewels it looks okay ;) Get into pinterest and let me know your username when you do :)

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  26. You always look great. ..thanks for the inspiraton. I have pinterest tooo...a little addictive and a procrastinators paradise.

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    1. I think procrastination is good for the soul :)

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  27. You look gorgeous! And lovelovelove the bag
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  28. Roger is adorable, what a cute dog!

    I love the jacket, they're so popular in England at the moment. I've seen a gorgeous one from Next
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  29. Very goregous look and what a goregous dog! I need a new read and love hearing what people recommend, so thank you!

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    xx

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  30. The American Eagle T link goes to a Payless website? o-o

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  31. love your laid style here, and Roger is the cutest!

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  32. I love your bag!! goes so well with the outfit!

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    1. Thanks J :) I love that bag - its soo heavy but I love it :)

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  33. You are wearing my kind of outfit. Love it.

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  34. You have made boyfriend jeans chic instead of frumpy.
    You absolute garment angel.
    Love your Pinterest boards :)
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    x o x o

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    1. haha thank you! Thats the best compliment ever and now I shall follow you on pinterest!

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  35. Love this style and this jacket is beautiful !

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  36. oh yay pinterest! i love it too :) http://pinterest.com/hercleareyes/

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  37. Love the photo of Roger! I've just started following you on Pinterest, my username is beckyluxe. I like the sound of the book you're reading. Have you read Gone Girl? I haven't had much time to read either recently but I'm about halfway through and really enjoying it.

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    1. I will now go and find you on pinterest. I still need to get round to Gone Girl - I think it will be my next one after this :) Looking forward to it now you say that!

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  38. I love how easy going this outfit is! Oh, and with a face like that, how could we not enjoy a cameo of Roger in every post!!!

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    1. haha will try and include a few good pics in the months to come :)

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  39. You're like a proud "mummy" when it comes to Roger, so that and the fact that he is one handsome chap means that you can post about him whenever you like! ;)

    Also cannot wait to go to American Eagle when I'm in Dubai next month, so thank you for the reminder :)

    Eid Mubarak xx

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    1. I really am :) He is my baby :) haha

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  40. Great post! Love the jacket, love Roger and love Pinterest! Now following you! :-)

    Love, Jo x amomentwithjo.com

    PS Mine is: Pineterest: A Moment with Jo

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    1. ...and now time to follow you :) thanks jo!

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  41. oh Roger is such a cute puppy ! xx
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    1. Thank you :) I love him so much xx

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  42. This blazer is stunning - I'm really loving the 'farmery' style at the moment, tweed etc.. looks great with a casual and dressy outfit! Roger is the cutest! x

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    1. That's exactly what it is - farmer style :) love it :)

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  43. Oh, my Roger is .. just precious!

    I'm currently obsessed with blue nail polish as well .. but more in the navy family, dark blue.

    My pinterest is: pinterest.com/Monicaspace .. but really it's pathetic, haven't done much with it.

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    1. I will go and find you on pinterest now :)

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  44. Beautiful pictures and outfit! My pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pureglamtv/
    Greetings from Munich!

    Vanessa - PureGlam.tv

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    1. Thanks Vanessa - I will go and follow you now :)

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  45. Love that you are on Pinterest. Followed you immediately when I saw it on your facebook page. My Pinterest is http://pinterest.com/louisebunn/

    Also I have a book recomendation for you... The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Its a visually beautifully story (if that makes sense for a book) well the imagery is beautiful. You should definately give it a read, I was engrossed from reading the first chapter.

    Love your blog and love roger's appearances xxx

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    1. Thanks Louise -I will now return the favour and go and follow you.

      I LOVED that book...I read it a few months ago and I remember starting it and feeling unsure about whether I could put myself in the story but it was absolutely magical. If you have any other book recommendations let me know - we probably have the same taste :)

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  46. I'm all about the yorkie love. My roommate's yorkie just had 2 puppies last night! Have you ever seen them first born? lol adorable in a "special" way, definitely not the conventional way.

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    1. Okay now i have to go and find out what they look like on YT....Yorkie love <3 :) haha

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  47. Nice jacket and I love those jeans! Your dog's pretty adorable too ;-) xx
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  48. Oh that puppy is lovely.

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  49. Awh, Roger looks such a content little thing! So cute.:)I really like the blazer, I did see something similar in Primark but looks a bit boxy on me. You pull it off so much better. Been enjoying Pinterest for a while, now added you obviously!!
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    http://pinterest.com/essjay23x/

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    1. He was very lazy that day and just chilled in his bed for hours, staring...haha

      I will add you on pinterest :)

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  50. I love these jackets and I think every capsule wardrobe needs one. Mine is from Tesco of all places and I mostly wear it over dresses in work, but seeing you rock it casually is making me look at it in a new light. I shall have to experiment pairing it with denim xx

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    1. I want to wear it smartened up as well so I will take a lead out of your book! :)

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  51. Love the outfit! I wish I couldd pull of boyfriend jeans like you!
    Roger is so adorable! I have a yorkie, and they are the most cuddle-y dogs ever! xo

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    1. Ah how old is your yorkie Karolina ? :) I love him and especially when he is in the mood for a cuddle :)

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  52. looking flawless as always, laura! i too am addicted to pinning...my pinterest is /allispretty if you fancy a look :) obviously am already following you! x

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  53. I will never get tired of seeing your dog :) See you on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/gothampolish/

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    1. I found you and I am now following :)

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  54. Love the blazer, you look so chic! And Roger is so adorable. :)

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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    1. Thank you Sarah - Roger is the star of the post :) haha

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  55. I finally got "into" Pinterest a couple of months ago. So glad I did! I'm here http://pinterest.com/amyroto/ if you're looking for more boards to browse :)

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  56. Love ur pinterest x
    Its like the Bermuda triangle on there!! You could fook about on it for hours without realising!
    Pinterest: lorna122
    xxx

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    1. I will follow right now :) So I can waste more of my life looking at pictures :) haha

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  57. I love your jacket! And I'm also a Pinterest addict, I'm very OCD about it meaning that I categorise everything by colour and so on... Anyways my link is here: http://pinterest.com/mailjovita/

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    1. I checked out your boards and followed. LOVE!

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  58. I love your shoes and your Celine (I have the beige/black version)! Roger is such a cutie!!

    Gem x
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    1. Ooh lucky girl - I love the combo colour versions! :)

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  59. Aah, Roger is adorable :) I've got a similar blazer from Primark and love it, great for autumn :) x

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  60. Awww I want a Roger he is gorgeous. I love the style blazer though :)
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    1. Roger's are precious things :) I love him so much...I have no free time now but that's okay :)

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  61. Loving the tweed blazer xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I love it too.

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  62. I love Roger!!!! I'm the same way about my Yorkie!!! I can't stop talking about him and he is 3 1/2 now!!! Please include him in may more posts!

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    1. Ah i will! I know some people are not keen on dogs but....they are soo cute! I can't help myself!

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  63. please do include roger as much as you can! He is absolutely precious to look at and always makes me smile! :)

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  64. pinterest is addicting! snooped on your boards... :) http://pinterest.com/theotherclare/

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  65. Hi Laura! I'm in love with Roger! I wish I could have a dog, but my schedule doesn't let me have one, and I wouldn't have the heart to leave it alone all day long. Having a dog is such a life changer!

    I don't mind watching a picture of Roger in every post! Lol

    I'm following you in Pinterest! Here's mine! http://pinterest.com/enmizona/

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  66. Love the blazer. I would never be able to pull it off, am too pale and it would totally wash me out, but on you it's perfect. I also love the T only partially tucked in, it gives the outfit such a relaxed vibe.
    Roger is the cutest. I have cat and love both cats and dogs, I just think pets are such a lovely, happy part of people's lives.
    So, more Roger, definitely :)
    I am on pinterest, too: http://pinterest.com/currentlysp/

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  67. Roger is super cute. My husband and I recently got adopted by two stray kittens and it's been the same. Suddenly we both turned cat obsessives. I swear 90% of our curent conversations are about cats.

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  68. Blazer is perfect and Roger is adorable;) We too are planning for a Yorkie! xxx Jan (couturemomnyc/YouTube)

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  69. fantastic blazer! what a great outfit. roger is so cute!! I love animals. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  70. i love seeing Roger in your posts! animals make people smile :)

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  71. Smalltimequeen - pinterest. Take a peek!
    x

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