A Few of My Favorite Things

I love finding fashion inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram.  And that is precisely where I stumbled upon the jacket and peplum top that I’m wearing in this post.  Both were at the top of my shopping list this fall, and while I didn’t anticipate wearing them together, I am loving the structure and lines of the jacket back to the flirty and almost futuristic ruffle of the peplum. And while my hubs is a big fan of the jacket, peplum remains one of those styles that he just can’t wrap his head around. I guess we can add it to that list of fashions (along with fur vests and maxi dresses) that men just don’t understand…

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Jacket: Lookbook Store, similar, similar | Peplum: Torn by Ronny Kobo (My Habbit), long sleeve version, similar, similar, obsessed with this dress| Jeans: 7 for all Mankind | Necklaces: JCrew (30% off your entire purchase in store and online!!)  | Bracelet: Lucky Brand | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Sam Edelman (old), really wanting these

I LOVE the day before Thanksgiving.  In fact, I love the day before just about any holiday.  What can I say?  I am an anticipation kind of girl.

   And while there is so much I am thankful for, this year I am especially grateful for each and every one of you-my readers.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by, your engagement, your words of encouragement, for the friendships we are creating, and for all of the support!   All Dolled Up would not be possible without you!

Wishing you and your families a wonderful, safe, and joyous Thanksgiving.

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Shootie

I love shoes-and I am talking love.  And while many might guess that my love affair with footwear started when I began my career as a Footwear Buyer and Developer for Sundance Catalog, I would actually be more inclined to say that it began when I was a little tiny girl and insisted that if I had to wear saddle shoes, then they had to be the pink and white ones and not the black and white version that my mom wanted to buy me for school.  And much like my saddle shoes of old, when I saw these Report Signature shoes in a magazine a few weeks ago, I knew I had to track them down.  And boy am I glad that I did.  Because not only are they chic and amazingly comfortable (not to mention versatile), but they are the perfect hybrid between a pump and bootie-which really couldn’t be any more perfect for the season…

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Sweater Dress: The Limited (old), similar, similar, loving this one |  Vest: H&M (old), similar |  Belt: Target (old), similar | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: TJMaxx, similar | Pumps: Report Signature

I am in Montana this week for work braving the cold.  And while I always love coming back to my home state, sometimes I forget how soft I’ve become between living in Tennessee and Utah over the last few years.  Winter is definitely no joke up here in the big sky state!! Brrrrrrrr….

Hope you have a wonderful week and staying warm!  Happy hump day!

Dream Coat

We had our first snow here in the SLC this weekend.  It was a beautiful day on Saturday at almost 70 degrees, but the wind was whipping through the valley all day which usually signals an impending storm front.  So without even having to check the weather, I knew come Sunday morning, the chance of waking up to snow was pretty good.  And while I must say I have mixed feelings about it, one thing I was most definitely excited about was getting out my winter coats.  And speaking of coats, if there is one trend that every gal should jump on this season, it’s adding a colorful jacket or coat to your winter wardrobe.

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Coat: JCrew (old), same coat new colors (size up), similar | Sweater: JCrew (on sale!) | Scarf: H&M (old), similar | Jeans: JCrew (on sale in store)| Tassel Necklace: TJMaxx | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Aldo (old), loving these

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  And if you are new to All Dolled Up, please be sure to follow along on Instagram, Bloglovin’, Facebook and Twitter (links to all are to your right).

Muah!

Spotted

I kind of feel like light colored denim has the same stigma as white after labor day.  But this season it’s all about light denim-all year round.  And while I have been all about wearing lighter washes with sweaters and button downs, for some reason, I was having a hard time coming up with ways to style my denim jacket. But thank goodness for Pinterest which inspired me to try it back to leopard.  And I have to say, I am pretty sure this won’t be the last you’ll see of it this season!

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Denim Jacket: INC (old), similar, similar | Leopard Blouse: Express | Skinnies: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Wedges: Aldo (old), similar, similar

I would love to know what you all think about wearing light wash denim after Labor Day!  Feel free to leave a comment below.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Oh Deer

I love this tee. It’s just one of those pieces that brings a smile to my face. And while I normally gravitate towards pairing graphic tee’s with denim, I also love the contrast of a casual tee back to something dressier, like a pencil skirt and layered baubles. A whimsical, yet polished look perfect for date night, or a girl’s night out on the town…

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Tee: Guess (old), similar | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar, similar | Cuff: H&M (old) | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew, JCrew | Sunnies: Amazon | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: Vince Camuto (old), similar, similar

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  Ours was spent in Park City with family and filled with lots of biking, eating, and laughing.  And I’ve got to say, it was pretty darn wonderful.

And even thought it’s never easy to get back into the swing of things, I hope you are all having a great start to your week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Skater

Even though I am sure they are different today (and as silly as they still are), I can’t help but remember the names of all of the different cliques at my high school: the preppies, the slippies, the jocks, the popular kids, the smokers, the drama kids, the choir kids (that was me), and last but not least, the skaters. And I swear, when skater dresses became popular this year, all I could think of were the skaters I knew in high school. Silly story, but true none-the-less. And while, of course, I do love a good skater dress-I am especially loving them right now. Because they have a tight bodice, a higher waist, and a full skirt, they are ideal back to jackets and cardigans, which makes them a perfect transitional piece from summer to fall, or back to school.

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Dress: BarIII (old) similar, similar , loving this one| Jean Jacket: Else (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Keti Sorely Designs, Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Amazon | Belt: American Eagle (old) | Shoes: Sole Society (on sale!)

I can’t believe that I have never tried a pair of Sole Society shoes before.  I actually picked up this pair (for a steal!) when I was in San Francisco for meetings last week.  And I have to say, I am super impressed.  Not only are they super cute and affordable, but the quality is great and they are comfortable to boot.  They have definitely earned a fan and a return customer in me!

Hope you are having a great week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Pretty in Pink

Oh how I love pink. All shades of pink, and anything that comes in pink. And so, when I saw that one of the things on JCrew’s Fall 2013 trend report was mixing different shades of the same color, I thought I’d get a jump-start and test out the look with a summer outfit composed of a few of my favorite things. Which of course, should come as no surprise, are all shades of pink…

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Sequin Tank: JCrew (on sale!) | Jeans: Paige | Belt: Macy’s (old), similar | Bracelets: Kate Spade (old), Aldo (old) | Watch: Michael Kors | Earrings: GroopDealz, similar, similar | Clutch: Hobo International Zoe (old), similar | Sandals: Candies

I know I am personally really excited about this new trend and can’t wait to experiment with it.  Especially as we get closer and closer to the Fall season.  But I would love to know, what do you all think?

Happy Tuesday!

Simple.

In an effort not to overload you all on color this week, I thought today I would post a more neutral outfit. Because after all, sometimes it’s true what they say, simple is best. And while I don’t always necessarily gravitate towards these types of vintagey tops, the fabric and drape of this one was just to pretty to pass by. You can also see how I styled it another way here

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Top: American Rag (old), similar, similar, similar (love this one)| Skinnies: American Eagle | Gold Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Frye (old), similar | Heels: Chinese Laundry Love Me (old), similar, similar

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Now You See Me…

Confession: I LOVE camo. Always have, always will. In fact, my father-in-law even got me my very own snow camo gators for Christmas one year because I thought snow camo was especially pretty. So when camo is in, I am always especially quick to jump on the trend. And so of course, given it’s popularity this season, I knew that a camo vest would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe for the summer season…

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Camo Vest: Macy’s, similar, similar | Dress: Forever21 | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets: H&M (old), similar | Sunnies: Amazon | Bag: Michael Kors (sold out) | Sandals: Chinese Laundry Love Me (old), similar

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We spent ours celebrating the marriage of two of our dear friends.  And let me tell you, it was a truly lovely wedding and a fantastic celebration-pretty sure I can’t think of a better way to have spent the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Mellow Yellow

First of all, I want to start by saying CONGRATULATIONS to Stefanie Gladden (stephaniegladden)!! You are the lucky winner of the $50 JCrew Gift Card! Please shoot me an email: abby_doll@hotmail.com so we can touch base and work out the details!

And in other news, just wanted to share a quick post with you all today showcasing one of my favorite color combos of the moment-neon yellow and silver metallic.

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Yellow Lace Top: Forever21 (old), similarsimilar, similar | Black Crops: Gap | Necklaces:  Tiffany and Co. | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Amazon | Clutch: Hobo International | Metallic Pumps: Target

Hope you are having a wonderful week.  Thanks so much for reading!

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