Designer Handbag Hack

Ok, confession time.  I LOVE handbags.  Like, seriously love them.  But what I don’t love, are the crazy high price points.  And while I can score pretty much anything for a good deal (it’s my hidden talent!), I’ve found that it’s nearly impossible to get an authentic designer bag at a discount.

So I couldn’t have been more thrilled to discover Trendlee.  Not only do they buy and sell gently used designer bags (and I’m talking all of the current coveted brands and styles), but they authenticate everything, so you never have to worry about whether or not you’re getting the real deal.  I mean seriously, how gorgeous is this pink Prada?  And I swear, if I didn’t know better, I would think that it’s brand new.  It is in absolutely flawless condition.  So be sure to swing by their site to check out their inventory (they add new bags all the time!).  AND be sure to enter code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout to save 5% off of your order!!!

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Prada Bag: Trendlee  (enter ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout to save 5%!!)

Top: Nordstrom (obsessed!)

Skinnies: 7 for all mankind

Necklace: French Kande (enter ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG in the comments at checkout and get a FREE pair of earrings!)

Bracelet: Chan Luu

Sunnies: Prada

Pumps: Jessica Simpson

And a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you!  I hope you have something fun planned today and tonight.  Be safe and enjoy!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

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SHOPBOP Spring Sale

Happy Wednesday, my darling friends!  In case you hadn’t heard, Shopbop’s big spring event kicked off yesterday.  And let me tell you, this is a sale I always look forward to.  You can save up to 25% on brands that NEVER go on sale, like Karen Walker, AG Denim, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Ray-ban, and many more!  So to help make it a little easier for you guys, today I’ve rounded up my top picks from the sale (which are all also some of my favorite trends for the Spring season)!

Use code BIGEVENT16 at checkout to save.  Happy shopping!
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Have a fantastic day!

xoxo,

Abby

Curling Wand Flash Sale

Last week I shared my hair story, including my thyroid struggle and the products that I am currently using to love and nourish my hair.  You can read that post here.

But the most common question I continue to get in regards to my blog and Instagram posts, is what tool I use to curl my hair.  And because my favorite curling wand is on MAJOR sale right now, I wanted to be sure to share the promotion with all of you!  Because guess what?  You can get ANY curling wand of your choice from NuMe for just $29 right now!  That’s 75% off!!  So if you’ve been wanting the perfect curling wand that creates curls that last and last, you better hurry, because this pricing won’t last long!  Just use code: 29wands at checkout.

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**I use the NuMe Classic Curling Wand in 25 mm**

Don’t forget to use code: 29WANDS to get any wand for just $29!  

Happy weekend, friends!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

French Kande

I am a sentimental gal and love special pieces of jewelry that carry some sort of meaning.  So when I discovered a company called French Kande, whose jewelry is both beautiful and meaningful, I knew that I wanted to share their unique pieces with all of you.

To give you a little background, French Kande jewelry is inspired by authentic French Medallions from the 1960’s that the owner of the company has collected from flea markets in Paris over the last 7 years.  Each one has a different story and is handcast from the original medallion and plated in either brass or sterling silver in the French Kande studio in L.A..

The Medallion I am wearing in today’s post is a gorgeous compass medallion that was used a as promotional piece for a fine food retailer in France in the 1960’s called Sopad.  They carried everything from fine wines to chocolates (perfect for me!).

So if you are looking to own a little piece of history, or add something incredibly unique and special (not to mention stunningly beautiful!) to your jewelry collection, then I would recommend checking out French Kande!  And right now, just for All Dolled Up readers, they are offering a FREE pair of stud earring (cast from antique French buttons) with any $150 purchase.  Just enter ALL DOLLED UP in the comments at checkout!

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Top: Express | Vest: Nordstrom (sold out), similar, similar, similar | Skinnies: AG Farrah | Other Necklace: cabi (sold out) | Sunnies: Karen Walker via Ditto | Bag: Tory Burch (sold out), same color, different shape | Booties: BCBG

Hope you are all having a fantastic week.  I know I am sure feeling happy we are one day closer to the weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Hair Care Must-Haves

Happy Friday, sweet friends!  I get so many questions via email and on my Instagram about my hair, that I wanted to take a minute and share a few of my must-have products with all of you.  And you know what that also means? Getting a little more personal than I usually do!  So be sure to read on to see my hair story and why I swear by the below products!

About 2 years ago, I noticed that I was absolutely exhausted.  No matter how much I slept, I was tired all of the time and didn’t have a lot of energy.  I was traveling a lot for work so initially blamed it on that.  But then I started gaining a ton of weight (despite eating healthy and sticking to a strict workout routine), experiencing crazy night sweats, intense head rushes, puffy hands and feet, forgetfulness, numbness in my fingers and toes, and the biggest kicker?  My hair started falling out in handfuls.  It took a few months, lots of blood tests, and 2 different specialists to finally determine that I had an underactive thyroid and my body wasn’t producing any T3 or T4.

Once I got on the proper medication, my body regulated itself and I started feeling like my old self again.  But one of the lingering side effects was the damage done to my hair!  It was an absolute disaster.  I had so much breakage, and such large chunks had broken off in awkward places, there was no way to cover it up.  And so, in an effort to stop any further damage, my hair stylist (who is INCREDIBLE!) convinced me to go a little darker with a melt, get hair extensions to cover up the breakage, and make sure I had an arsenal of product that would protect and nourish my hair and help it to grow.

And I have to tell you guys, my hair has never been better! By using the below products, my hair is the BEST it’s ever been.  In the past year, my broken pieces have grown an incredible amount, I have shine, I have volume, and despite the dry Utah climate, my hair is growing faster and stronger than it ever has been before.  So if are looking to achieve healthier hair, definitely check out the below!Hair Care Products

  1.  Kevin Murphy Angel Wash and Rinse: I have to admit, I was a little sticker shocked when I first started using Kevin Murphy product.  BUT it has made SUCH a difference for my hair, I think it’s worth every penny.  Plus, I find with this hair routine I am only washing my hair 2x per week, so I am not going through product nearly as quick as I once did.  The Angel line also keeps my blonde from getting brassy.
  2. Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine Repairing Mist: I spray this on my hair when I get out of the shower, and not only does it smell amazing, but it makes my hair really easy to comb through, preventing any damage from brushing when wet.
  3. Moroccanoil: This stuff is the bomb.com.  I can’t get enough!  It is SO dry here in Utah and this stuff has literally transformed my hair to be the softest it has ever been.  I will never go without this product for as long as I live (or have hair!)! lol
  4. It’s A 10 Miracle Spray: I had read about this particular product on a lot of blogs, but HATED it when I first tried it.  I found it left a weird residue on my hair.  But I learned from a friend that this is not a product to douse all over your hair-which I was obviously doing. So when I started applying it to just the places that needed a miracle (i.e. the fuzzy ends of my horrible breakage), I immediately noticed a difference.  And now that I understand that this is more like a spot treatment, I can’t go without it.  It has really made a HUGE difference for my breakage.
  5. Wet Brush:  I didn’t knot until recently, but I love me a good wet brush!  With long hair, it gets so tangled, and I love knowing that I can brush my wet hair with something that will not damage it.
  6. NUME Classic Wand 25mm: If you read blogs, then you are probably familiar with Cara Loren.  And she seriously has the BEST hair ever.  She swears by these wands and so when they ran a promo right before Christmas, I pounced.  And I am SO glad that I did.  Not only does this wand create perfect curls, but they last.  AND they are running a promo right now where you can get 40% off your purchase!
  7. Babyliss Flat Iron:  I swore by my Chi for YEARS!  And it took a lot of effort for me to make a change.  But I noticed a HUGE difference the first day.  I would suggest if you are still using a Chi, it might be time to look into something else.  There are so many great brands out there who have advanced their technology beyond Chi.
  8. Redken Wax Blast: I am obsessed with this stuff!  It gives hair a little grit and texture, but also tames frizzies.  I probably wouldn’t be able to survive a day without this stuff.  TOTALLY kidding.  But at least it paints the picture of how much I love this product!
  9. Redken 18 Quick Dry Hairspray: Another product I can’t live without.  It dries fast, and doesn’t feel sticky or hard like other hairspray.  In fact, I even feel like it gives my hair a little extra volume, while still maintaining excellent hold.  Definitely worth checking out!

Alright you babes, that was a REALLY long post.  So if you stuck with me through the end, THANK YOU.  And more importantly, I hope I was able to answer all of your hair care questions!  Feel free to send me a message here or on Insta if you have any more questions or need more info!

Happy weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

Current Beauty Faves

Happy hump day, lovelies!  I wanted to change things up a bit today and do something that I haven’t done in a while-share my current beauty faves!  Typically I’m pretty loyal to my tried-and-true products, but over the last couple of months, I’ve stumbled on a few new things that I’ve added to my routine.  So I wanted to take a minute and share both the old and the new with all of you.  Details, and why  I love these products can be found below!

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  1.  Moroccan Oil: I am obsessed with this stuff.  I color my hair and have extensions and it does wonders for both.  Since I started using this regularly about a year and a half ago, I have seen a huge change in my hair.  Plus, if you live in a dry climate like I do, it will help with static and dryness during the harsh winter months!
  2. Karen Walker Sunglasses c/o Ditto: I am obsessed with sunglasses, so I have absolutely fallen in love with a company called Ditto.  They let you rent any designer sunglasses of your choice for just $24/month.  There is no contract and you can change them out as often as you want (with free shipping!).  Plus, if you use code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout, you can try one month for free!
  3. Urban Decay Naked Smokey Eye Palette: I’ve been super loyal to the original Naked palette for years, but I finally bit the bullet and picked this smokey one up.  And I am SO glad that I did!  It has great colors in it that I don’t already have, and it’s helped me to be more bold when experimenting with date night looks.  But it’s not just for dressing up either!  There are amazing neutrals for daytime as well.  It really is just a great all around palette and definitely worth every penny!
  4. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation: this is a new product for me.  I have been wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear Light pretty religiously for over a year. I love the matte finish, that it stays in place all day, and I never get oily.  BUT, this winter has been so dry, it started to make my skin look dry and cakey.  On the recommendation of another blogger (Mckenna Bleu-check out her blog here), I tried this one.  And you know what?  I LOVE it! It stays in place all day, I never get oily, and it doesn’t leave my skin looking dry like the Estee Lauder.  And even better? It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything on my face.  This is probably my favorite out of all of the new products I’ve tried!  It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates! I use this powder to set it.
  5. Benefit High Beam Highlighter: I was having dinner with a good friend a few months ago and I couldn’t stop staring at her skin.  It looked so radiant!  And when I asked her what her secret was, Benefit High Beam was it.  So obviously, I immediately purchased some for myself.  And the verdict? I am obsessed with it!  It’s super easy to apply, gives the most beautifuly radiant finish, and looks great blended using this.
  6. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara:  I am a tried and true fan of Bare Minerals Lash Domination. But I’ve found that mixing Lash Domination with this mascara gives me both incredible length and volume.  Plus, if I finish it off with a little Younique 3D Mascara for special occasions, it looks like I’m wearing false eyelashes!  So good!
  7. Rodan + Fields Sunless Tanner: this stuff is the bomb.com.  Not only is it super easy to apply (you can even put it on your face!), but it gives you a gorgeous, gradual tan that you can build as much as you want to.  When I went to the Bahamas with friends a couple of weeks ago, the weather was too cold to get any sun.  But I used this stuff for a little color and everyone talked about what a nice, natural tan I had when I came back! ha!  Plus, it doesn’t get streaky or blotchy around the wrists, ankles, or knees when you apply it or when it wears off.  This is hands down the best sunless tanner I’ve ever tried.
  8. Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon: I am a gloss girl and most lipsticks can drive me nuts.  But not these!  The color is super vibrant, they wear really well, and are comfortable on the lips.  Plus, the lid has a built in sharpener making it the perfect all in one! Ladybird (a fiery red/orange), Primrose Hill Picnic (the perfect bright pink), and Trout Pout (a great bright coral) are my go-to colors.

Let me know if you guys have any questions!  Would love to hear if you use any of these products, or what your favorites are!  I am always on the lookout to try new things!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Sunglass Secret

If you have been following my blog for any amount of time now, then you probably know that I am obsessed with sunglasses.  And you also probably know that I love a good deal.  So with that said, I have always found myself in a bit of a conundrum when it comes to sunglasses-always wanting the latest designer pairs, but refusing to pay the high ticket price.  ENTER: Ditto!

If you guys haven’t heard of Ditto, it’s a super cool company that lets you rent ANY pair of designer sunglasses or glasses from their site for just $24/month.  There is no contract, and you can swap them out as often as you want (with free shipping and returns!).  And if you decide you want to keep them, then you can buy them for 15% off! How cool is that?  I have been able to test out so many different pairs of Prada, Karen Walkers, Ray-Bans, Dior’s, and even have my eye on a pair of Illesteva to try next!  So if you are anything like me want to try the sunnies without the hefty price tag, then Ditto is definitely or you.

PLUS, you can get your first month FREE if you use code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at check out!

And without further adieu, here are a few of my favorite pairs that I would definitely recommend trying:DSC_2782 DSC_0905

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Karen Walker Number One

Pradas

Ray-Bans

Be sure to check out all of the other amazing sunnies they have on their site. And don’t forget to use code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout for your first month FREE!!!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Insta Lately

Hey guys!  Apologies for lack of new content this week.  I’ve been under the weather, so haven’t been able to shoot blog photos.  Hoping to be back in full swing next week!

But today, I wanted to a round-up of some recent Instagram posts (mainly my Sunday night style outfits) that haven’t been featured on the blog yet.  That way, if you don’t use LikeToKnow.It, you can still shop the looks and get all the details here. And just like on Insta, I’d love to know, which recent outfit is YOUR favorite?  Feel free to leave a comment!  I always LOVE hearing from you guys!

Insta Round Up 1Top: Free People (this is my FAVORITE!!) | Skinnies: AG | Necklace: House of Harlow | Pumps: Joe’s Jeans

Insta Roundup 2Sweater Coat: SheIn c/o | Skinnies: AG (same as above) | Pumps: BCBG

Insta Roundup 3Sweater: JCrew (old), almost identical (and on major sale!) | Layering Tee: Express (my fave!) | Skinnies: AG (on sale for under $100!) | Booties: Matisse

Insta Roundup 4Sweater: Nordstrom Rack (under $22 and SO soft) | Monogram Necklace: Bauble Bar | Skinnies: 7 for All Mankind | Boots: Jessica Simpson

Insta Roundup 5Top: Free People | Faux Fur Vest: Nordstrom | Black Skinnies: JCrew | Necklace: Banana Republic | Pumps: Jeffrey Campbell

Insta Roundup 6Sweater: JCrew | Layering Tank: Express | Vest: Patagonia | Skinnies: Paige | Booties: Vince Camuto

Insta Roundup 8Jacket: Macy’s | Top: Free People (I told you it was my favorite!) | Skinnies: Joe’s | Pumps: BCBG

Insta Roundup 10Jacket: Lookbook Store (obsessed) | Tank: cabi | Skinnies: Paige | Necklace: Lucky Brand | Booties: Matisse

Insta Roundup 9Jacket: Vince Camuto (old), similar, similar | Sweater: JCrew | Tank: cabi | Skinnies: JCrew | Boots: Aldo (old) similar (see above outfit)

Insta Roundup 11Jacket: Nordstrom (best. ever.) | Silky V-Neck Tee: Express | Skinnies: JCrew | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: BCBG

Insta Roundup 12Top: JCrew (on major sale! and apparently I love it so much I’ve styled it 3 times recently lol!) | Stripe Top: JCrew | Jacket: Nordstrom | Plaid Top: JCrew (on major sale!) | Denim Skinnies: AG | Black Skinnies: JCrew | Red Lace-Up Pumps: Jeffrey Campbell | Black Pumps: BarIII (old), similar | Red Patent Pumps: BCBG

Happy, happy Friday, sweet friends.  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

The Best of 2015 (My Faves!)

Today I wanted to take a minute and do a little walk down memory lane and share my favorite outfits from 2015.  I’ll even be sharing my absolute number one favorite look from the year on Instagram later tonight!  So if you don’t follow me there (alldolledupblog), be sure to find me!  And THANK YOU again for all of your support this past year.  I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds for All Dolled Up!

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Cheers to the New Year, sweet readers!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Gifting Inspiration

I’m planning on wrapping up my Christmas shopping this weekend, so thought I would share a fun holiday gift guide with you all in case you are looking for a little last-minute inspiration!

Most of these items are on major sale right now, so not only are they all a great deal, but there is definitely something for everyone on this list! And if you aren’t one to brave the crazy holiday crowds, you can get all of these items shipped to you in time for Christmas too, but you’ll have to order soon because time is ticking!  For more inspiration, you can also check out my Monogram Gift Guide here.  Holiday Gift Guideone | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve | thirteen | fourteen | fifteen | sixteen

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby