updated 08/29/2011 AT 2:10 PM ET
•originally published 08/29/2011 AT 2:30 PM ET
Purses and dog carriers – who needs ‘em? Hilary Duff gave her shoulders a break while visiting friends in Los Angeles on Aug. 26, opting to carry her wallet, keys – and Yorkie Jak – herself.
Jak’s place in Duff’s arm played a dual role for the expectant actress, shielding her growing (but still small) belly from the watchful lenses of nearby paparazzi.