Benji’s Birthday Giveaway with Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Food

San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF celebrates her dog Benji's birthday with Jeffrey's Natural Pet Food.

Six years ago today I was quietly reading 50 Shades of Grey on my iPad in the park when a homeless man approached me. The man was holding two tiny puppies and walking his dog (who had clearly just given birth). Well…this man just happened to be trying to get rid of these puppies and offered me one.

I quickly snagged one of the puppies, snapped a selfie and sent it to my friends and mother with a text that asking if I should keep the dog. My friends said yes and my mother, of course, said no! After a bit of negotiating with the man (he wanted $100 and I only had $60) and one last mayonnaise sandwich (yes, he was feeding the dog mayonnaise sandwiches in the park) the dog was mine!

Within 10 minutes I had myself a new puppy. A new puppy whose name was Spartacus and spent the first four weeks of his life living in the park and eating mayonnaise and wonderbread sandwiches!

The man walked away and all of a sudden I started to panic. I did not have ANY dog supplies. I had my iPad, a bottle of Rosé and a puppy with mayonnaise all over his face! I quickly grabbed my phone, selected the Yelp app and searched for the closest pet store. Jeffrey’s Pet Store came up and it was just footsteps away from the park. I grabbed my puppy, my Rosé, and my iPad and ran to Jeffrey’s.

I am sure Lynette (the owner of Jeffrey’s) thought I was a batshit crazy lady when I first walked into her shop. I mean how often does someone say I just got this puppy from a homeless man in the park and now I need EVERYTHING for this dog ASAP…and a vet!

Lynette stayed cool, calm and collected and slowly but surely got me everything I needed for little Spartacus. We got a bed, bowls, harness, leash, puppy pads and a sampling of Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Food.

I walked home with Spartacus, got him all set up in my apartment and took a good look at him. This dog was tiny, probably less than two pounds. He was not a Spartacus. I sat on my floor with him and tried to think of a more suitable name for him. Who was this little dog? Then it came to me. I was sitting underneath a statue in the park earlier that day when I got him, the Benjamin Franklin statue. That was his name! This dog was not Spartacus, this dog was Benjamin Franklin Ensign.

Within a couple of days, young Benjamin Franklin had his first round of shots and was slowly adjusting to life in North Beach. After a couple of visits to the vet, we learned that he left his mother WAY too early and had developed a bit of a stomach infection (probably from those mayonnaise sandwiches). With Lynette’s guidance Jeffrey’s we got Benji on a raw food diet and quickly put a stop to any stomach issues the dog ever had.

Flash forward to today and Benji is a healthy and happy dog thanks to Lynette and the team at Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Food store. I am constantly sending anyone with a dog or a cat to Jeffrey’s and decided to team up with them today to celebrate the day Benji walked into our lives! Head to my Instagram post here and enter our giveaway! Every pet in San Francisco needs a little Jeffrey’s in their life.

San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF celebrates her dog Benji's birthday with Jeffrey's Natural Pet Food.

San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF celebrates her dog Benji's birthday with Jeffrey's Natural Pet Food.

San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF celebrates her dog Benji's birthday with Jeffrey's Natural Pet Food.

San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF celebrates her dog Benji's birthday with Jeffrey's Natural Pet Food.

San Francisco blogger KatWalkSF celebrates her dog Benji's birthday with Jeffrey's Natural Pet Food.

Enter the Jeffrey’s Natural Pet Food giveaway on my Instagram here.

Wine Country Style: The $55 Topshop Wrap Mini Dress Everyone Needs

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

Update: The $55 Topshop Wrap Mini Dress is now $26.99

If you only have one dress in your closet, it should definitely be as flattering and as versatile as this Topshop wrap mini dress. This simply sophisticated dress was perfect for wine tasting last week in Napa (check out more from my visit to the Meritage Resort here) and for date night this week. Not only is this dress unbelievably flattering it is also only $55, comes in five colors and sold at Nordstrom.

Wine tasting in Napa can be a bit more formal than Sonoma so I wanted to make sure that I dressed the part while still staying comfortable! For this look, I wore a shape dress from ITEM m6 underneath my wrap dress. Now the dress can be worn with or without the shape dress, but for this day in Napa, I decided to keep it a bit more conservative with the scoop neck from the shape dress. The all-over smoothing and shaping construction also held in my tummy after an overindulgent dinner the night before at Morimoto (an absolute must for dinner when in Napa).

Now let’s talk about these shoes. Yes, they are very high (4.25″ to be exact), but they are also very comfortable. Like most heels of this high height, this shoe causes the foot to push slightly forward as you walk. To accommodate, M. Gemi suggests going a half size up. I went from a 38 to a 38.5 in these shoes and could not believe how comfortable they are. These are truly a pair of heels you can wear all day without having to store a pair of flats in your purse. Want to give any M. Gemi shoe a try? Save $50 off with the code: KAT50

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

What I Wore:

Dress: Topshop, Crepe Wrap Minidress

Slip: ITEM m6, Shape Dress

Shoes: M. Gemi (c/o), The Cammeo (natural patent). Save $50 off with the code: KAT50

Bag: Brahmin (c/o), Lane Circle Crossbody Bag

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses


Snag the Topshop Wrap Mini Dress in All Five Colors Below:

Statement Style: The ASOS Flutter Sleeve Dress

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

I love to make a statement, especially when it comes to my personal style.

You will rarely find me in a head-to-toe black look and I almost always find myself my favorite statement style pieces from ASOS – including this dress.

The ASOS Flutter Sleeve Dress from this post made its way into my shopping cart the moment it landed on the ASOS website (I check the New In tab every morning). It’s the perfect dress for any occasion, especially this time of the year. Think weddings, graduations or even a date night. The body is fully lined (very impressive) for the $119 price tag and the glittery polka dots make the dress easy to transition from day to night. This dress has been in my closet for less than 5 days and I have already worn it twice! Snag it here before it sells out again!

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

What I Wore:

Dress: ASOS, Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress with Hanky Hem in Glitter Spot

Bag: Mon Purse (c/o), Grainy Leather Triangle Envelope Clutch

Shoes: Nina (c/o), Tinsley

Sunglasses: Le Specs, Air Heart 51mm Sunglasses

Also styled here.

Shop my the entire statement style look – Including the ASOS flutter sleeve dress below:

Stepping into Spring – Spring Florals (that are already on sale)

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“Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.”

Spring Florals I know lame and oh-so-predictable. Nothing new over here, but this dress is an accidental favorite in my spring wardrobe. I originally bought this dress for NYFW in February wore it but never photographed it. I brought it to Milan and Paris in March and again never photographed it…but I wore it (multiple times).

Aside from the obvious floral design, this dress has so many amazing features for just $51. For a not so hefty price tag, you get a killer and comfy dress. The stretch waist was perfect for traveling and layering with tights or leggings during the winter. The thigh-high slit gives just the right amount of sex appeal and the single ballon sleeve gives it just the right touch of style.

Are you ready to break out the Spring Florals?

(or am I styling this dress a little too soon?)

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What I Wore:

Dress: ASOS, One Shoulder Balloon Sleeve Midi Dress in Floral Print (20% off)

Sunglasses: JUCOO via AmazonClout Goggles Cat Eye Sunglasses Vintage Mod Style Retro Kurt Cobain Sunglasses

Shoes: M. Gemi (c/o), The Cammeo (natural patent). Save $50 off with the code: KAT50

ALSO STYLED HERE

Bracelets: ADORNIA (c/o), Love Cuff and Alexis Bittar

Bag: Vintage Chanel


Shop My Spring Florals Look Here:

An Honest Review of The Gal Meets Glam Collection

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Tyler Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Dress

Let me start this post by saying that I have been a huge fan of Julia Engel and Gal Meets Glam for many years. She was one of the first bloggers I ever discovered in San Francisco and although her style is a little too feminine for me, I’ve always appreciated her aesthetic and the business she has created.

Long before she moved to Charleston I used to see her at the Ferry Building farmers market on Saturday mornings buying flowers and being fabulous with Thomas…while I was sporting my best athleisure look (hungover) and sneaking Benji around for free samples – some things never change.

So when news came out that she was launching a collection of dresses I was excited to check out the collection and support another blogger. The morning of the Gal Meets Glam collection launch I headed over to Nordstrom.com and quickly snagged the two dresses that I had been eying from the lookbook – The Tyler and The Ardith.


Let’s kick things off with the Tyler. According to the description on Nordstorm.com, it is perfect for all those summertime fetes you’ve already RSVP’d to – I don’t even know what that means. All I know is that I put this dress on and felt like a million bucks…until I got downstairs and into my Uber and the dress ripped not once but twice in the arm the moment I got into the car…leaving me feeling like a $20 Forever 21 mistake.

Yes, this dress is cut from forgiving scuba crepe and finished with a twirl-ready trumpet skirt (making it very flattering on a curvy lady) but the draped neckline does not work IRL. Last time I checked I need to move my arms to say put on my seatbelt and this dress just DOES NOT allow that. So I’m sad to report that I will be getting rid of the Tyler dress just like I got rid of Tyler from Tinder. Buh-bye.


What I Wore:

Dress: Gal Meets Glam Collection, Tyler Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Dress

Bag: Topshop, Beverly Floral Embroidered Straw Tote Bag

Shoes: M. Gemi (c/o), The Cammeo (natural patent). Save $50 off with the code: KAT50


Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Tyler Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Dress

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Tyler Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Dress

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Next up is the Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress from the collection. I am wearing the same size in this dress as I am wearing the Tyler dress above (8) and I could not zip it up past my bra. My photographer Shannon even tried to zip it up and it refused to go up. We both agreed that it was a combinati0on of the fabric, fit and the zipper. It should have zipped up, there was plenty of room – just a bit of a defect.

So we just took some photos of the front of the dress (avoiding the back) and did our best to make it work!

Like the Tyler, the fabric did feel worthy of the $138 price point. The 70% polyester, 22% cotton, 8% viscose blend was almost rough to the touch and not anything I would imagine wearing in warm weather – I don’t imagine it will breathe well. I really pictured this dress traveling with me through the summer due to its ability to be styled oh-so many way, but just like the Tyler, Edith will be returning to Nordstrom.


What I Wore:

Dress: Gal Meets Glam Collection, Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Bag: Sensi Studio, M’O Exclusive Netted Straw Tote Bag

Boots: Public Desire (c/0), Empire

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Aviator Sunglasses

Earrings: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar, Mixed Media Tassel Earrings


Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

I wanted to love the collection, but both dresses are going back (sorry Nordstrom). Yes, the dresses photograph well but last time I checked I need both straps on a dress and the ability to zip a dress all the way up…

I’m looking forward to watching the collection progress and continuing to support fellow bloggers. Let me know in the comments if you have tried the collection and what you think of it.


UPDATE: I received a lovely note from Julia regarding the issues I had with her dresses. She thanked me for supporting her, apologized for the bad experiences I had and even offered to refund me personally for both dresses.

I had already returned both dresses to Nordstrom by the time I received her note (love their return policy) and when I let her know that she offered to send a new dress. Well, I took her up on that and my new dress arrived today. Stay tuned for another review of the Gal Meets Glam Collection.

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Shop the Gal Meets Glam Collection (if it still interests you) below: