Category Archives: french bulldog


11th November 2013

A few years ago I wouldn’t be caught dead in brown and a few months ago I couldn’t live without a wrist full of bangles … but so much has changed since then and my style has evolved along with it. So when I needed a new coat to handle the NY chill (especially since I walk everywhere), I choose a fawn pallet which is coincidentally the same scheme as the four-leg French Man in my life: my frenchie, Sir Waffles!
peplum: h&m // turtleneck: j.crew // basic leggings // Bag: Coach // Sunnies: Karen Walkers (black) // Jewels: Threads // Boots: Bacio 61 // Socks: Zara // Pup: sorry, not for sale :]
I’m an Arizona native, so besides for the few trips to Wyoming over the years to visit family, I’ve never needed a really good coat … until I moved to NY. When I first stepped foot in the big apple early last year, I picked up a puffier coat for rainy/snowy days but I’ve found myself dreading pulling that giant monster of a coat on in the morning and in need of something classic, chic and most of all warm! So after a week of online shopping and a day store hopping in Flat iron and Soho, I think I found the perfect coat.


7th January 2013

todays outfit is a homage to waffles as i step out in my favorite new frenchie top

this top is fairly casual, so i keep it low key with a comfy skirt && a layering long sleeve. i gave myself the heigh i so desperately need with black booties (if you’re short pair booties with black tights or leggings to elongate your legs, otherwise they can chop you up).
i kept it courtney by piling on the pearls (are you surprised?) && chincing with a black bow belt! oh yeah && waffles strutted his stuff in his signature “w” pin.
 top: anthropologie// skirt: forever 21 // belt: kate spade (i also love this one) // necklace: francescas && diy statement pearls // booties: kate spade // sunnies: kate spade // bag: kate spade // rings: forever 21// arm party: sequin // kate spade idioms // forever 21 // target // michael kors // vintage // 

spots && sparkle

20th December 2012

i finally have my blog back && i’m celebrating with a few of my favorite things: spots, sparkles && my main man waffles.

by now you all know that i’m a wee bit polka dot obsessed, so i couldn’t pass up an opportunity to pair spots with some sparkle by featuring my newest j.crew purchase!
can you ever have too many polka dots? i really don’t think so! but when daring to dip yourself in so many polka dots, try to stick tame it down by sticking to a basic color pallet (like my black && cremé). to keep it from feeling to muted, i added a red lip && bow belt for a pop of color!
believe it or not waffles doesn’t own a polka dot sweater (gasp) … well not yet! so he paired his black && white french themed collar with his classic b&w sweater (a gift from momma deuce! thanks lady we love you). while i kept the polka dot theme going with my domino ring && chunky pearls.
 top: j.crew (on sale! also comes in white)// skirt: h&m // belt: kate spade // necklace: francescas (diy statement pearls// shoes: kate spade // sunnies: kate spade // bag: kate spade // rings: domino // wire wrap // betsey johnson // arm party: j.crew // sequin // kate spade idioms // forever 21 // kate spade // j.crew

&&waffles is wearing a black && white contrast sweater
As some of your may know, my blog was recently stolen (hence my unplanned absence) but after a fight I was able to gain it back! Many of you reached out to me and were so kind && supportive of my situation, so I wanted to take a chance to express my gratitude! 

mad about plaid

12th December 2012

waffles && and i are embracing the season in today’s post where we strut our stuff in a plaid pairing

at this time of the year, it’s a shame not to wear a little bit of plaid && flannel! so waffles && i paired our plaids with a bit of polka dot before stepping out on this crisp day.
if you are shaped like me, you may know a shift dress (or shirt) is not your friend. I am curvy with a small waist so a shift dress usually does nothing for me! so to make this look work, i cinched my top at the waist with a bold contrasting belt && slimmed my center with a tailored tux vest.
everyone has a flannel shirt somewhere in their closet (i like mine cause the ruffles make it more courtney-esque) so next time you dust it off try pairing it with polka dot denim, a scarf or even a bag for that fun touch of pattern mixing.

 top: ralph lauren (vintage) // leggings: h&m (the best leggings! they are high waisted & thick) // vest: halogen // boots: coach // rings: kate spade // domino ring (i made it!) //  earrings: vintage (they came from some lady’s south carolina estate!) // bag: kate spade (sale) // arm party: sequin // kate spade (similar) // sequin // j.crew // kate spade idioms // kate spade // j.crew 

boo, ah!

7th November 2012

better late than never …
… i’m finally posting my pictures from the spookiest night of the year, halloween!

waffles && i at attended two halloween festivities, so naturally we had to have two fantastic costumes! first up: mickey && minnie!

 for our second look, we decided to show our spots…
we also celebrated my favorite holiday with pumpkin carving…
^^ thats my attempt at a french bulldog pumpkin… epic fail.
&& on the day of halloween, waffle strutted his stuff in his skeleton jumpsuit.
for more waffles moments, fallow me on instagram && twitter…. i post pictures of him almost every day, along with fashion // style tips && tricks!

Sir Waffles

3rd September 2012

I wanted to take this monday post to introduce you to the new man in my life, waffles! We have only known each other for a few weeks, but I could not imagine living without him. Although no one is person, he is quickly learning to become the perfect gentlemen. So now without further adieu, I am going to hand the lease over to waffles himself, so he can introduce himself properly.

Hi there, I’m sir Waffles Leopold Nelson Fowler, but since I just met you & I already love you, you can call me Waffles. I am a fifteen week male old french bull dog currently residing in the great state of AZ. I hope you don’t mind while I temporarily take over Color Me Courtney to tell you a little bit about myself…

 I’m a California native && I love my new home in Arizona but I have big city dreams && hope to be living in new york within a year (paws crossed).
I have been told I am brownish in color && have a black nose, but I can’t seem to see it.
I have a little black line down my back && a white spot underneath my chin that sets my apart from the rest!
I also have big bat ears. They say I will grow into them, but I don’t care either way, they make me unique && special!
I love to play all day long && will even make a funny face or two…
 I’m a hopeless host, just like my mommy && love to host a good party, as long as balloons are part of the equasion.
My favorite room in my new house would have to be mommy’s new closet (don’t worry, she will feature it on the blog soon). I love to sleep amongst the shoes && have sweet designer dreams. 
I think fashion is important for all people && pooches, so I always try to look my best.
I love bright bow-ties & fun patterns. I also enjoy black & white pieces, like my newest sweater that was a gift from mommy duex, aka Alaina.
Above all, I love to dress in theme && match with my momma.
I have recently met some fashionable new friends, like momma boyfriend Paris. He has great style, && sometimes we even match!
But, above all I love my colorful mommy, even if she is a little bit obsessed with me…
Well, that’s my story thus far, thanks for reading! I will make sure my momma features me in some of her fashion posts every so often so you can continue to watch me & my style grow! Cheers!