With every trip comes the extremely difficult decision of deciding what Alfie is going to wear, our tour of Scotland was no exception… When it comes to dog products I am a hoarder, there is no doubt about it! Alfie has an ever growing collection, and I thought what better way to show you our favourite pieces than in a little Scottish Lookbook.
This trip was definitely all about the exploring, so it was essential that I chose pieces that are going to be able to withstand a dip in the loch or a clamber over the mountains.
Bramble & Friends – “The Alfie”
This set is by far one of my favourites ever [you can find out why here]. Created in Scotland, by the talented Tamsyn from Bramble & Friends it seems only right that this set would take centre stage.
I usually only save this one for best, but I really wanted to show you just how durable tweed can be! It is made to withstand all sorts of elements… As long as you care for your tweed and leather correctly it will last you years. I love the green tones, and paired with the natural hemp lead it is something any adventurer would be proud of. It took a serious battering during our trip, swam in many a loch and it still looks as good as new!
Purplebone – “Green Check” Bandana
You will see that Bandana’s will feature heavily in this trip. We recently received this gorgeous Green Check bandana in our Purplebox, I knew the moment I saw it that this was one to save for Scotland. I loved the green tartan pattern.. It was perfect!
The thing I love about a bandana is that they can get wet and muddy, you can just wash them off and dry them out and they are ready to go again. Which is perfect for when you have a dog who must swim in every puddle.
Whiskers and Stitched – “Spring Collection, Blue Floral” Bandana
Can the big manly Alfie Bear rock a floral print? I think so! I just could not resist buying this one… A little concerned it would be a little too girly I was pleasantly surprised to see it on! He looks fabulous. I kept the colour of the flowers quite masculine, opting for a blue floral. This will be perfect for summer.
I must admit given it’s pearly white fabric I did not let the monster near any mud or water. It will definitely be one I save for best!
Whiskers and Stitched – “Spring Collection, Paisley Print” Bandana
I’ve been getting very brave with colour recently – Which I something I never thought I would say! I just love this Mustard Geometric print, it compliments Alfie’s colour so beautifully!
I’m sure you have all heard of Whiskers and Stitched, but if you haven’t it is the perfect place to find the most delicate bandana prints.. I swear if I end up with a little sister for Alfie this shop will totally be to blame! So many beautiful bandanas!
Dogrobes – Navy Robe + Snood
Now, I know I have just featured this company on the blog but it would be wrong not to include a Dogrobe in our look book… Alfie spent the majority of the trip wrapped up nice and snug in his robe. At one point we were rotating three a day! The little monkey!
Be sure to head over to our most recent blog post to find out what makes the Dogrobes so special.
What would you pack for a trip to Scotland? I’d love to hear your wardrobe essentials.
Emma & Alfie xox