Thank You

In case you are still deciding what to wear to ring in the New Year tonight, I wanted to share a little last-minute outfit inspiration today.

I also wanted to take a minute and say THANK YOU to each and every single one of you for your support this last year.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much you all mean to me.  I hope that this new year has something incredible in store for you and that it will be year chock full of love, happiness, adventure, and lots of great outfits, of course!  Thank you again for your love and support and for helping me make my blogging dream a reality.  I love you and am so appreciative of you all.

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Have a safe and wonderful NYE celebration tonight, friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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Buffalo Plaid (and your guide to Black Friday sales happening NOW!)

It’s no secret that I love a great plaid shirt.  In fact, I have to limit how many plaid shirts I wear in a week!!  They are such an easy go-to in my closet this time of year, it’s hard not to gravitate towards them!  So on the eve of Thanksgiving, I thought it was fitting that my 3rd and final outfit idea for you turkey day festivities was a plaid shirt.  After all, a bright red buffalo check shirt is the perfect festive look to wear during the holidays-especially when paired back to a pair of favorite leggings, a cozy fur vest, and some killer pumps or boots!

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Buffalo Plaid Shirt: Old Navy (under $25!), also love this (50% off!) | Fur Vest: Forever21 (old), similar, LOVE this | Ponte Leggings: INC via Macy’s (best EVER!) | Initial Necklaces: Gigglosophy | Bracelets: Stella & Dot (here and here), JCrew (here and here) | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, LOVE this one | Pumps: Nordstrom, love these leopard booties for winter

Don’t forget to enter the R+F Mini Facial giveaway here.  You can also check out the original post, read my testimonial, and see me make up free in here.

And now to the BEST part of this post!  A lot of stores have already started their Black Friday promotions today, so if you want to get a jump on your shopping, then you have come to the right place!! I have linked all of the best earlybird sales below!  And be sure to check back tomorrow for a complete and updated list of ALL of the most amazing Black Friday sales!  Wahoo!!!!!!

JCrew Factory: 50% off site wide and free shipping with code: THANKS

Express: 50% your purchase in store and online

Bloomingdales: Up to 50% off a wide variety of items

French Connection: 30% off sitewide

Helmut Lang: 40% off sitewide

JCrew: 30% off select full priced items, extra 40% off clearance with code: HOLIDAY

Joie: 25% off sitewide with code: THANKS

Juicy Couture: 50% off sitewide with code: JCBlack

Kate Spade: 30% off sitewide with code: DEALME

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase with code: GIFTON

Theory: 40% off sitewide

Pottery Barn Kids: 20-60% off select items

West Elm: Buy more, save more-up to 25% off

7 for all Mankind: 40% off the entire site with code: EARLY40

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  Happy shopping (and saving!)!

Put A Bow On It

When I think about my own personal style, girly and sweet are definitely not the first words that come to mind.  And while I think hearts and bows and frills are all adorable, I don’t normally gravitate towards those types of ensembles.  BUT, every once in a while, I do think it’s fun to put on a girly dress and pay homage to a more feminine style.  And as an added bonus, while most of us are still experiencing in between temps, I absolutely love the option of wearing a button down shirt underneath a dress to change things up from my typical go-to cardi or jean jacket…

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Dress:  H&M (sold out), exact same dress (for under $20!) | Button Down: Gap (sold out), similar, LOVE this one (both on sale for 50% off at Jcrew Factory!) | Bracelet: Kate Spade (on major sale right now, click  here to enter their secret sale-and save up to 75% on some pretty amazing stuff-including my pink bracelet!!) | Ring: Stella & Dot (sold out), similar | Watch: Michael Kors (old), almost identical | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: Joe’s Jeans via DSW, LOVING the new sandal version for summer!

Happy Thursday, sweet friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Into Color

I’ve got a bad habit. When I buy something extra special, or that I really love, I often find I let it stay tucked neatly into my closet saving it for the “perfect” occasion. And sometimes, that perfect occasion is awfully slow in coming. So I am trying to be better about wearing those “special” pieces right off the bat. But I’ve got to admit-I’m a work in progress.

But lucky for me, when styled appropriately, color is perfectly acceptable during the fall and winter seasons. And that means there will hopefully still be lots of special occasions for me to wear my favorite (previously unworn) Kate Spade skirt. And while the temps are still pretty warm, I am loving it back to denim, for a look that’s both seasonally and weather appropriate!

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Denim Shirt: American Eagle (old), similar, love this one | Skirt: Kate Spade (sold out), same skirt, different color | Cuffs: JCrew, Kate Spade | Sunnies: Gap | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Kate Spade (old color), new colors | Pumps: Marc Fisher

So I have to ask.  Does anyone else out there have the same bad habit I do?  Do you wear your special items right away?  Or save them for later?

Thanks for stopping by.  You all brighten my day more than you know.

Stud Muffin

I love studs. Especially the sort you find in fashion. 🙂 And I have a feeling that this fall is not going to disappoint. Studs are popping up everywhere from shoes, to sweaters, to bags, to jewelry-anything is acceptable. Including mixing different types of studs together…

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Tank: JCrew (on sale) | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar | Belt: Express | Bracelets: JCrew, H&M, Stella  & Dot, Kate Spade | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Rayban | Sandals: Vince Camuto (on sale!) | Bag: Michael Kors 

Thank you, as always, so much for stopping by the blog!  And if you haven’t already, please be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram!

Also, I am selling a few handbags on eBay right now, so please be sure to stop by and check them out here if you are interested!  Auctions run until Monday at noon MST.

Hope you are having a fantastic week!

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!

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

Neutral Obsession

As much as I am enamored with color, I am perhaps equally as enamored with neutrals. They are soft, feminine, and, most importantly, a refreshing break from the neons and brights that I normally find myself gravitating towards (more often than not)…

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Peplum Top: Forever21 | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Necklaces: JCrew (here and here) | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Aldo (old), Oia

Jules, Kate Spade | Sunnies: Nordstrom (not online, but check in store) | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps: Michael Kors Avery (on sale!!!)

Don’t you love when you have been eyeing something online and it turns out to be even better in person?  Such was the case with this cute peplum top.  I had seen it online, but as much as I love it, have a hard time with the whole peplum trend (I am very short-waisted, so they don’t normally do much for me).  But when my family was here for Memorial Day weekend, my mom treated my sister-in-law and me to a traditional shopping trip, and I was able to spot it on the rack at Forever21.  And I have to say, it’s one of those Forever21 pieces that is quite impressive.  While most of the stuff in that store is fairly cheap both in quality and in price, and what I would consider “disposable” fashion (not that it can’t still have a very desirable place in your wardrobe), they do have items (if you have the patience) that are actually quite nice and very well made.  And this top is one of them.  The fit and fabric are both lovely and in person it looks very expensive.  Don’t you just love finding bargains like?   Me and my bank account sure do. 😉

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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My Vest Accessory

When I originally put this outfit together, it was sans vest. But one thing I have learned about blogging is that sometimes, the more layers and jewelry you pile one, the better the photos turn out. Apparently there are some instances where more is more! But I have to say that I think the vest really made this outfit complete, and not just for the sake of blog photos. And so, it should come as no surprise, that I am absolutely loving the vest trend again this summer. So if you haven’t already, denim or surplus, it’s time to add one to your closet!

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Popover: JCrew | Vest: H&M, similar, similar, similar, similar | Skirt: Kensie, similar | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Stella & Dot | Belt: American Eagle (old) | Sunnies: Gap | Watch: Michael Kors | Pumps: Aldo

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Mine has been beyond crazy and I am so looking forward to the long holiday weekend and having family in town.

Thanks for stopping by!

xx