Floral

Well hello again, sweet friends.  It certainly has been a while since I’ve posted on the blog.  In case you missed it, I was in a bad car accident right after Christmas, and have been recovering from a pretty severe concussion for the last couple of months.  To be honest, it’s been a rough road.  I had absolutely no idea I’d be down and out for so long.  And while I’m still not back to my normal self, I am finally starting to make some progress. Thank goodness!

And now that I’m feeling a little better, I couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with one of my go-to brands, Cabi clothing, to show you some of my favorite pieces from their Spring 2017 line.  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’ve been on a floral kick lately.  So when I saw this perfect pink floral tank in the Cabi line, it was the first things I ordered.  And not only does it look great layered now, but it has a super cute neckline and I can’t wait to wear it during the summer months!  Definitely a favorite piece in my wardrobe.

jacket (on sale!) | top (cabi c/o) | necklace | denim | sunglasses | bag | pumps

Wishing you guys a fun filled weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Velvet Jumpsuit for NYE

I had good intentions of bringing you festive and sequin-filled NYE inspired posts all week.  But unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned, and I was involved in a pretty major car accident on Tuesday morning. While my car was totaled, I was fortunate enough to walk away from the accident with only a concussion and minor injuries.  And while I am grateful to be alright, it was also a good reminder of how precious life is.

And of course it’s got me thinking.  As events like these often do.  It’s so easy in this day and age to put together and present a perfectly curated life through social media.  But I’m feeling led to share with you guys that my life is anything but perfect.  And if I’m being totally honest, I can also tell you that 2016 has been the hardest, most challenging year of my life.  And I’ve really been struggling this week to wrap my head around how it could possibly be ending with a serious accident on top of everything else. But rather than let myself get down and discouraged (which I’ve totally been doing), I’m reminding myself in times like these, that it’s important to take a step back, take inventory of the blessings you DO have in life, find the joy in the hurt, the laughter in the messiness, surround yourself with those who love you most, and thank God for His grace, protection, forgiveness, and unfailing love.  That is after all, what this holiday season is all about, isn’t it?

In other (more fashion blog-worthy) news, how amazing would this green velvet jumpsuit be to wear to a NYE party (or any other party for that matter)?  If I’m feeling well enough to make it out on NYE this year, this is definitely what I’ll be wearing.  Fingers crossed!

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Jumpsuit | Necklace | Sunnies | Clutch | Heels

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year this weekend.  And a huge thank you for your continued love and support, and for making this blog possible.  Y’all have been such a bright spot in my life this past year and I am so appreciative!

Cheers to a better and brighter 2017!!

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

Leopard and Plaid

There is something about the Fall season that makes me want to print mix.  And one of my all-time favorite combos to put together is leopard and plaid.  So if you haven’t tried mixing these two prints yet, then I challenge you to test it out this Fall.  In fact, I can tell you that this is a combo you are probably going to see me wear a lot of on the blog this season.  So consider yourself warned!

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Leopard Coat: Rachel Roy (sold out), similar (more sizes here), LOVE this one | Plaid Shirt: Express, love this one with the lace detail | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Bracelet: Touchstone Crystal c/o | Earrings: Touchstone Crystal c/o | Sunnies: Loft (on sale for $12!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Joe’s Jeans, LOVE these

Has this week felt like the longest week ever to anyone else but me?  I can’t believe how slow the time is dragging!  Thank goodness it’s finally Thursday!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Touchstone Crystal+Giveaway

Today I want to introduce you guys to a fabulous jewelry company called Touchstone Crystal.  Now I know the name sounds a little out there (at least that’s what I thought when I first heard about it), but this product is seriously incredible!  In fact, I first discovered it when I thought a girlfriend of mine was wearing diamond solitaire earrings, and when I asked her about them, she let me in on her little secret.  Touchstone Crystal was created by the Swarovski group, and all of the jewelry in turn is made with genuine Swarovski crystals and zirconia (Swarovski Zirconia is the finest simulated diamond in the world).  And do you know what that means?  Not only is the jewelry absolutely gorgeous, and top notch quality, but it is also affordable!  I picked up the beautiful statement ring I am wearing in the below photos and I can’t even being to convey how much I love it.  And not only that, but with most pieces under $100, I can’t wait to add a few more things to my jewelry collection.

Be sure to scroll below for your chance to enter to win one of 2 gift cards to Touchstone Crystal!!

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Dress: RACHEL Rachel Roy via Macy’s, similar, similar, LOVING this style | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Fair Trade | Statement Ring: Touchstone Crystal c/o | Sunnies: Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack |  Clutch: Michael Kors (sold out), Spring 2014 version | Pumps: Joe’s Jeans

And now for the good part!  Today I am teaming up with Touchstone Crystal to give away not one, but TWO gift certificates to their site worth $25 each.  Please click on the rafflecopter link below to enter for your chance to win!  Winners will be announced next Friday, March 28th! GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also, I wanted to take a quick second to wish my hubby a very happy birthday.  There is never a dull moment in our lives thanks to his adventurous spirit, and I feel incredibly fortunate to get to share my days with my very best friend. So here is to you, J, and your best year yet! I love you!

HBD Justin

Raven + Lily

I am pretty sure that yesterday was the first Monday that I haven’t shared a blog post since I launched All Dolled Up.  And if you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, you should: alldolledupblog), then you know I have been in Boulder cheering on my hubby at Cyclorcross Nationals.  And while we had a really fun weekend, horrible roads plus a sick husband on the drive home meant having to unexpectedly stay the night in a hotel in the middle-of-nowhere Wyoming.  So my apologies for missing yesterday!

But now that I am back, I wanted to share with you an amazing company called Raven + Lily.   I love to shop fair trade and have shared quite a few fair trade finds and companies on the blog in the past, and so I thought it was important to share the ah-mazingness of Raven + Lily with all of you.  Raven + Lily is a company founded by two women who wanted to use fashion and ethical design as a “a platform to utilize those passions to alleviate poverty among women”.  The necklace I am wearing in today’s post is a favorite of mine from their Ethiopian Collection and was created by HIV positive women from handmade beads made of melted bullet casings from previous war conflicts.  Talk about a powerful statement necklace.  You can read more about Raven + Lily here, and you can shop their incredibly gorgeous collection here, including designs from Ethiopia, Cambodia, and India.  When we are so blessed to live in this great country, and live the lives that we do, I think it’s incredibly important to give back when we can and support companies that empower women around the globe…

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Jacket: Nordstrom (obsessed) | Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink (BEST tee’s ever) | Jeans: American Eagle (limited edition-sold out), similar, similar | Necklace: Raven + Lily, also loving this, and these | Bracelet: Juicy Couture (old), similar (and 40% off!) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Target (old), similar | Pumps: Aldo (old), love these

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

RED Top, RED Cup

I am all about the color red this season.  From shoes, to bold red lips, to fancy, festive tops-even my holiday decor is full of pops of red.  To me, red is the most wonderful color this time of year.  And so today, I bring to you a post complete with not only a red outfit, but also my favorite drink ware for entertaining this holiday season (make sure you scroll past the outfit pics for Red Cup Living details and an ah-mazing holiday deal you don’t want to miss!)…

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Red Blouse: The Limited (40% off!!) | Vest: Calvin Klein | Jeans: 7 for all mankind (20% off!) | Necklaces: Basil The Cat (perfect Christmas gift), Jeweliq (sold out), silver version, similar gold | Bracelets: Banana Republic (sold out online, check in store), JCrew, Stella & Dot | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Sole Society (cutest, most comfortable pumps ever)

Looking for a unique Christmas gift this year?  Then be sure to stop by Red Cup Living to check out their great assortment of Solo Cup inspired glasses.  Thanks to my college years and nostalgia for those good old red Solo Cups, I was thrilled when Red Cup Living contacted me to review their prodcut.  Red Cup Living is is a line inspired by a husband and wife team comprised of re-usable (totally durable), BPA free, dishwasher safe, Solo Cup inspired drink ware.  Can you say amazing?  And not only are they practical, but their red color makes them perfect for the holiday season.  My personal favorites from the line (which I will most definitely be using for entertaining this holiday season) are the wine glass, and the beer mug, but there are many, many more choices on the website.  Talk about a perfect Christmas gift starting at just $6!

Be sure to visit Red Cup Living this season, and use code REDCUP15 for 15% off your entire order!!!!  I mean really, how perfect are these festive red cups for your holiday table???

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Hope you are having a fantastic week.  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!!!

**this is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own**

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!

My Vest Accessory

If you follow this blog, then you know how obsessed I have been with my denim vest over the span of the last year. And to be totally honest, I don’t see my love affair with denim vests dying out anytime soon. But when I was in H&M recently and spotted this long, lean, surplus vest complete with a little sparkle, I knew my favorite denim version might finally have met its match.

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Striped Dress:  H&M (old), similar, similar | Vest:  H&M (recent), similar, similar | Long Necklaces:  Kenneth Cole, my personal collection of charms | Bracelets:  Juicy Couture, Stella and Dot | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  Target (old) | Clutch:  Hobo International Zoe (gift) | Pumps:  Aldo (on sale and the most comfortable pair of heels I own!)

If you haven’t caved and tried the vest trend  yet, I highly recommend giving one a whirl.  Not only are they fresh and fun, but they a perfect accessory to change up your look without breaking the bank!

Happy Tuesday!

xx