Bad ass dog.

On Wednesday morning, after returning from dropping the kids at school, I was confronted with a guy in our yard trying to break into the house.  I immediately went into fright or flight mode and just started yelling “F*ck off! F*ck off!  What the f*ck do you think you’re doing??!!!”.  I was very eloquent.  I’m not sure if he was more scared of me or Tennyson, my fabulous, loyal, protective, boxer who immediately went into attack mode.  I was slightly impressed by the dude’s agility and speed at getting back over our fence.  I suddenly realized he may be armed so I headed back inside to call 911 while Tennyson told him in no uncertain terms that he would not be welcomed back.

Tennyson now has his new sign in the front yard which really should say “Beware of the big, bad ass, dog”.


The hero of the hour who has been spoiled rotten since.



It took me the day to recover from the adrenalin – I was shaken to say the least – but I felt I dealt with it appropriately and I’m moving on now.  I think they could hear me yelling in Florida!

Tuesday I headed to H&M to exchange some clothes for Poppy.  I took the opportunity to take a look at this gorgeous fringed top I had seen online.  I needed to understand why it is priced at $349!!  It is a lovely blue, but crikey I wouldn’t pay $20 for it.  The tassles feel really cheap and were already tangling and getting knotted on every top in the store.  Not to mention the top must have weighed 100lbs.  You’d need to be a line backer to wear it for more than 10 minutes.

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Here’s my outfit for the day – I felt really comfortable, it’s great to wear skirts again – crap photo – I blinked:)


IMG_5660Shoes – Adidas Gazelles // Skirt – Asos wrap jersey skirt // T-shirt – Asos forever t-shirt in nude // Sweatshirt – Target (can only see plus size online)

Here are some other outfits from this week – a bit of a mix due to going from 70 degrees to 50 degrees throughout the week.

IMG_8057Dress – Mango (kindly bought by my sister – similar here) // Shoes – M&S Limited 

IMG_8077 IMG_8074 IMG_5666 IMG_5665Jumper – TopShop (stealing Frances’ style again) // Shirt – Zara (old) // Trousers – H&M // Sneakers – Adidas Samoas // Nail polish – Essie Play date

And then after a bang trim, ready for a fun night out at dinner with my Husband on Friday night where I drank too much Port with my cheese…I went full on ’80s – big hair and lots of silky flowy fabric.

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Boots – Zara // Trousers – Mango harems (old) // Top – Zara (old) // Jacket – River Island (old – similar here)

Today I plan on doing not much else but sitting here – Hugh helped me assemble it – we’re the logical ones of the family:)



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17 thoughts on “Bad ass dog.

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Johanna

    Thank god you didn’t like that fringed top – it’s a bit too emu like! Loved the post about London – admire your courage and stamina but especially that you did what you wanted to and made the most of your trip.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Gosh you’re right!! I didn’t even think about Emu – ha ha – I had a hand puppet Emu when I was little and it even felt the same!! x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Not sure what H&M are thinking pricing so high? Maybe after the Marant success they think people will pay it for H&M branded stuff?

  2. Sarah Fitzmaurice

    Hi, awful to hear about the near break in, good job you came away safe.
    QQ…I adore those silver Gazelles, wherever did you get them? I can’t seem to locate them anywhere.
    Thanks 🙂 x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Hi Sarah – I bought them off and I couldn’t find a link for them so I am assuming they are sold out now – maybe eBay might be successful for you? Sorry!! I bought them a couple of months ago so they may still be around somewhere! x

  3. fashmr paul

    Go you ! ( and Tennyson of course!) – What a horrible experience! Glad you stopped him before he got in rather then when he was in or on his way out (scumbag burglars!!). Anyway, how nice does your Mango dress look !! Thats gorgeous. Also love the Zara boots – they look really nice

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