Meet Smalls – my fur baby, my sidekick and the absolute love of my life (next to my husband of course). He’s three years old and really knows how to live life to the fullest. Him and I share a passion for the outdoors and so when he sits next to me while I’m getting ready and gives me that look with those eyes, I know it’s time for him and I to explore.
We took a trip to the Arboretum, a park near Lake Washington where I saw the most beautiful fall scenes. It was like a photographer’s dream – which was probably why we saw so many there shooting.
Smalls makes me smile. And he’s gotten really good at posing as you can see. Actually he couldn’t sit still this day because he was so filled with energy. A commonality between the two of us. We don’t like sitting still.
This black romper is another recent obsession of mine. It’s chic, it’s spunky and pairs really well with a black heeled boot. I was excited for this outfit as I just purchased the boots on our recent trip to Paris from IRO – which I fell in LOVE with. I could have bought the whole store, and I nearly did ;).
The coat is one I adore. Found last season after much hunting for the perfect grey “car coat”. Zara of course FTW. You really can’t go wrong with that place. Fast fashion, great price. Where to find Cortney if she’s not at home or at work? Doing her regular stop route downtown: Zara > Nordstrom Rack > Nordstrom. My mom would always tell me I had a problem. Now I just embrace it. My husband tells me, if shopping really makes me happy, then I should do it and make it a part of my life. How did I get so lucky?
Photo cred: Dillon Gogarty