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Not all outfits are created equal.  There are always some that I love more than others, and this is definitely one of those.  Perhaps it’s because this dress reminds me of something that I wore when I auditioned for collegiate music programs back in the day, or perhaps it’s because it incorporates so many of my favorite things (surplus vest, yellow pumps, Panama hat, dress with pockets, etc.) into one look.  Whatever the reason, this is just one of those outfits that really feels like “me”, and one I can’t wait to wear again!
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Vest: Shein 

Hat: Macy’s , spring/summer version

Necklace: BaubleBar

Cuff: Stella & Dot

Sunnies:  Prada c/o Ditto (rent them for just $24/month and get your first month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!)

Bag: Tory Burch

Pumps: Banana Republic (on MAJOR sale!), also love these

HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY friends!  I am FINALLY starting to feel better, so hoping to be able to enjoy the weekend and not spend it in bed like I did last weekend.  Hope y’all have something fun planned!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

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White After Labor Day

I’m baaaaaack!  Been a bit of a rough week for me over here.  I got some bad spider bites while we were on a float trip this past weekend and have been having an allergic reaction to them in the form of hives all over my arms and legs!  Gross!  Didn’t figure you all would want to see that on the blog, so I’ve just been taking it easy this week.

Fortunately, I started to feel a little better last night which is why I’m finally back today.  And good thing too, because I want to talk about how much I love white pants!!  I was so hesitant to buy them at first because I knew I would get them dirty (which I pretty much do every time I wear them), but it has been so worth it.  Not only do they look great with almost every cute summer top in my closet (especially bright colors!), but I can’t wait to transition these bad boys into Fall with booties and oversized sweaters!  Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day???

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Vest: Tommy Girl (old), similar, similar | Tank: Express (my favorite cami AND it’s reversible and comes in tons of colors/prints!) | White Skinnie: AG (on sale!), also love these (on sale for under $50!), and these | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Cuff: Lucky Brand(old), just ordered this | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Heels: INC (my faves! they are SO comfy and come in several colors)

Hope you are all having a great week!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

Gone Fishin’

The thought didn’t cross my mind when I purchased this vest a couple of months ago, but when I was editing these photos, it dawned on me that it looks an awfully lot like a fishing vest.  Which in all honesty, makes me like it even that much more-I am a Montana girl after all!  And while I am obviously loving the look of vests this season, one thing I am loving even more is the combination of a bold pink back to a neutral army green and leopard.  It’s the perfect combination of casual yet refined…

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Silk Blouse: The Limited, similar, similar, similar | Vest: Tommy Girl (sold out), similar, similar | Necklaces: BCBGeneration here and here | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors, similar, LOVING this one | Pumps: Anne Michelle

I hope you are all having a fantastic week!  If you missed yesterday’s post or haven’t had a chance to sign up for the amazing giveaway I’m hosting with Basil The Cat, then be sure to check out this post for all of the details.

Thanks for stopping by!

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!

Layers

At the end of summer, I am never ready to put away any of my pretty dresses. So I always love to look for ways to prolong their use into the early fall season. And I have to say, that an army surplus vest, back to cognac accessories, seems to do just the trick…

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Dress: Forever21, similar | Vest: H&M (old), similar, similar | Belt: Target (old), similar | Cuffs: Lucky, H&M | Sunnies: Rayban | Pumps: Sole Society

I hope your week is off to a great start.  I know I have another crazy busy one on the books.  But on the bright side, at least there is a nice, long three-day weekend ahead of us to look forward to!

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

Arm Candy

I love me some arm candy, or an arm party, or a little wrist bling-whatever you want to call it. It’s such a fun (and affordable!) way to change up an outfit. And while of course anything goes, I am definitely finding myself gravitating towards the mix of girly and edgy. Specifically, bows and spikes paired together in perfect harmony. I mean really, where else can you get away with a combination like that?

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Striped Popover: JCrew (on sale!) | Vest: H&M, similar, similar | Skinnies: 7 for All Mankind | Bracelets: Francesca’s (similar, similar), Aldo (similar), Kate Spade (similar) | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: JCrew, similar | Sunnies: Gap | Pumps: Aldo

I also wanted to take a minute and thank everyone who entered the Stella & Dot giveaway! I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to share one of my favorite pieces with one of my readers.   Click here to see if you are the lucky winner! 

Happy Thursday!

xx