Happy Spring!

In honor of the first day of Spring yesterday, it seemed fitting to break out my favorite floral wedges and a little hot pink.  And while the weather here was so perfect and exactly as the first day of spring should be, I can’t help but find myself wishing for summer.  Is that crazy?  Or is there anyone else out there that feels the same way?

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Sweater: Gap (sold out), similar, similar | Tank: JCrew (old) | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Earrings: H&M (old), similarsimilar, similar | Watch: Micael Kors via Nordstrom Rack, similar | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Steve Madden (old), similar, LOVE these and these

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today.  I appreciate each and every one of you so much! Wishing you and yours a very happy and fun-filled weekend!

And if you haven’t entered the Touchstone Crystal giveaway, CLICK HERE for your chance to win one of 2 $25 gift cards!!

Happy weekend!

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Sea Stripes

I love stripes-any time of the year and for any occasion.  And I especially love this JCrew striped mini.  I love the vibrant colors mixed with a splash of gold.  It feels festive and fun, while still being super casual (if you want it to be).  I am even loving mixing metals and wearing both silver and gold with this particular piece.  And seriously, how gorgeous is the balcony off our master suite at the Sea House?  The home where we are spending our time in SJDS is beyond gorgeous in every way.  I’m in love…

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Tank: H&M(old), similar | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar, LOVE this one | Necklace: TJMaxx, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sandals: Steve Madden (old), similar, similar

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I am a little sad that our trip is winding down (we head back to the US on Friday), but we still have a few adventures planned that I am really looking forward to.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Bloomingdales Friends and Family

Bloomingdales Friends and Family
I love a good deal.  In fact, I rarely ever pay full price for anything.  So when my favorite stores (like Bloomingdales!!!) have their Friends and Family sales, I tend to get a little excited.  Especially with Christmas just around the corner.  It’s the perfect time to make a wish list, don’t you think?
**Bloomie’s Friends and Family runs today through Sunday.  Be sure to enter code BFAM at checkout for 20% off of almost everything (regular and sale prices)**
Happy shopping!!!

Tour of Utah

The Tour of Utah was this weekend and J and I were lucky enough to score VIP tickets to the stage 4 circuit race in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday evening. And because we knew thousands of people would be heading downtown for the event, we decided to ride our cruisers to the Capital building-the location of the Start/Finish. And while I obviously wanted to look nice for the event, I also had to be practical when choosing an outfit that could not only stand up to the heat, but that would also be comfortable for a bike ride as well. And I have to say, one of my favorite dresses of the summer did just the trick…

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Denim Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Striped Dress: Francesca’s (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Keti Sorely Designs, Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Purse: Steve Madden (old), similar | Flats: Target (old), similar, similar

Be sure to follow me on Instagram: alldolledupblog to see more photos from the event.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Pedal to the Metal

When J and I spent a few days in Red Lodge, MT on our way home from his grandmother’s funeral last week, one of our very favorite things about it was that we could ride our bikes from our hotel to wherever we needed or wanted to go-from daytime adventures to dinner and drinks out on the town. And fortunately for me, I had thought to pack my go-to chambray sleeveless shirt, and Marc Jacobs hobo (that also doubles as a cross body bag)-both of which made for perfect riding attire!

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Chambray Shirt: Kohl’s, similar | Grey Tank: Arden B (old), similar | Black Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My personal collection of charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Marc Jacobs (old) | Sandals: Steve Madden (old), similar, similar

I can’t believe I am hitting the road again for work today.  Pretty sure I haven’t slept in my own bed for more than 4 nights in a row in the last month.  Or completely unpacked from any of my trips, if I’m really being honest.  :)  Guess I know one thing I’ll be doing this weekend.

Hope you are having a wonderful week!

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White Out

I love wearing white in the summer time. It looks so crisp and fresh and is the perfect complement to a sun-kissed glow. And while it seems obvious to gravitate towards white pants, shorts, and dresses, I think a white skirt is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. It’s a versatile piece that can easily be dressed up (with a silky blouse) or down(with a fun graphic tee) and transitions perfectly from day to night (think blazer for the daylight hours). Plus, it’s the perfect canvas for accessorizing with a little sparkle and a splash of color…

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Tank: JCrew Factory (old), similar | Skirt: BCBG (old), similarsimilar, similar, similar | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Kraftshop | Bracelet: Juicy Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Tommy Hilfiger | Clutch: Steve Madden (old), similar | Wedges: Worthington (sold out), similar, similar

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your week!  Thank you so much for your continued support and for stopping by.  I appreciate it more than you know!

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Summer Brights

I love neon. Especially a nice, bright neon yellow. And while it isn’t the easiest shade to wear, yellow in general is my absolute favorite color, so I’m partial. Which is why, of course, I couldn’t resist this pretty top. And while I can’t recommend this hue for everyone, what I can recommend is a pretty, dressed-up tank back to ripped jeans and heels for a summer night out on the town…

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Neon Top: Vince Camuto | Ripped Jeans: American Eagle | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, Stella & Dot | Necklace:  JCrew, JCrew | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar, similar | Pumps: Michael Kors

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was unbelievably busy, but filled with some of my favorite things including friends, biking, marbles, vino, time with the littles, root beer floats, and long evenings spent enjoying our deck.  Oh how I love this time of year!

If you haven’t entered the JCrew gift card giveaway, click here to enter for your chance to win!

xx

Stand Out

Every gal needs a statement pair (or two) of shoes in her closet. And if bags are your thing (like they happen to be mine), then a statement bag is a great investment piece as well. Because on those days when you don’t feel like putting much in effort, accessories are the best (not to mention easiest) way to dress up an otherwise simple outfit…

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Vest: H&M, similar, similar | Tank: H&M (old) | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps:  Steve Maddensimilar, similar

If you are shopping for your first pair of statement shoes, or looking to add another pair to your collection, I highly recommend a good leopard print shoe.  While they are still the perfect stand out piece in an outfit, leopard also works as a neutral and goes back to just about anything!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Change Up

There is almost nothing I love more than attending the first official BBQ of spring. But truth be told, I don’t find them to be the easiest of occasions to dress for. Probably because as much as I love high heels and jewelry, they unfortunately aren’t the best accessory choices for a back yard get together. But through a little trial and error, I think I have come up with a foolproof outfit combo that not only lets me be comfy and appropriate for such occasions, but even a little stylish too…

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Boyfriend Cardigan: Old Navy (old), similar  |  Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink Essential V-Neck (best t-shirts ever) |  Cobalt Skinnies: American Eagle (old), similar | Fedora: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sandals: Madden Girl (old), similar, similar

You have probably noticed things are looking a little different on the blog today-and hopefully in a good way!  I have been wanting to test a little larger photo size and a more simplified layout for a while now.  And what can I say? I guess the new season finally inspired me to change things up a bit.  Guess it’s my blogging version of spring cleaning.  Anyway, would LOVE to hear your feedback!

Thank you so much for reading!

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Citrus Punch

I would consider an outfit like the below to be my go-to look-a pretty button down, skinny jeans, a comfy pair of pumps, and some super fun accessories. In fact, this is the type of outfit that I constantly find myself gravitating towards-both in dressy (like this one) and casual versions. I guess I could call it my All Dolled Up uniform…

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Neon Button Down: Express | Skinnies: Gap | Leopard Belt: Express | Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Aldo | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Steve Madden (old), similar | Bag: Michael Kors Limited Edition Hamilton (sold out in yellow) | Pumps: Alfani via Macy’s

If you are looking for a perfect fitting button down that comes in a variety of colors, in a gorgeous floaty material, then the Express Portofino shirt is for you.  I am beyond obsessed with not only the fit and fabric of this lovely shirt, but also with the vast array of drool worthy colors that it’s offered-definitely something for everyone.

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Thanks for reading!

xx