Cabi Fall Launch

Well hey there, my beautiful friends!  I can’t even tell you how excited I am to be back on the blog this week.  AND to get to share with you guys that I am teaming up with Cabi clothing to be one of their brand ambassadors for the Fall season!  Eeek!  I feel like someone needs to pinch me! If you’ve been following me at all on the blog, or over on social media, then you know what a huge fan I am of Cabi clothing.  For the past 6 years, it’s been one of my go-to clothing brands.  The fit and the quality of their pieces is impeccable, and each season they do such an amazing job of creating newness, while also allowing you to incorporate pieces from past seasons into the new season!

When I first started wearing Cabi clothing, I initially thought of them as a work-wear resource.  But the more I’ve gotten to know the brand, the more I’ve fallen in love with their casual pieces.  So when I saw this Shetland sweater in the Fall lineup, I knew it had to be mine.  Not only is it gorgeous and cozy, but it’s a piece that I know I will get a ton of wear out of. Even now, when it’s still in the 80’s and 90’s where I live.  So if you live in a climate that stays warm well into the Fall (like I do), and it’s not quite sweater weather, but you are so ready to break out the cozy layers, I wanted to use today’s post to show you guys how to incorporate sweaters into your current wardrobe while the temps are still soaring.

SHOP: my Cabi Shetland sweater

Browse: the entire Cabi Fall Collection 

I spent the holiday weekend at the lake with my family, and even though it was going to be in the upper 80’s all weekend, I brought this sweater with me because I knew it would be a perfect piece to cozy up in on cool mornings with my coffee, and after the sunset when the evenings start to get a little cooler this time of year.  And I was so right! I got a ton of use out of it and I know it’s going to be such a go-to piece for me this season.  In fact, I can’t wait to style it back to dresses, denim, and leggings when the weather gets cooler.  Thank you guys so much for stopping by today!  I’m so excited to be back and sharing content with you all.

Happy Friday!

xoxo,

Abs

 

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Instagram Round Up

Since it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, today I’ve rounded up all of the recent looks I’ve shared on Instagram and linked all of the product details below.  So for all of you sweet friends who don’t use LikeToKnowIt, this post is for you!

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insta-round-up-2Clockwise from top: Fringe Booties | Perforated Booties | Slip On Bootie | Peep Toe Bootie

insta-round-up-4Sweater | NecklaceHat | Skinnies | Pumps

insta-round-up-5Vest | Dress | Necklace | Heels

insta-round-up-7Denim Jacket | Dress | Booties 

insta-round-up-10Chambray Dress | Clutch | Sunnies | Heels

insta-round-up-11Dress | Necklace | Bag | Heels

insta-round-up-8Top | Skinnies | Heels

insta-round-up-12Settee  (on sale!)| Pillows (here, here, and here) | End Table | Vase

insta-round-up-13Tee (obsessed and it it’s on sale for $20!) | Skinnies | Booties

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insta-round-up-3Tank | Jacket | Skinnies | Booties

insta-round-up-15Dress | Cardigan | Necklace | Similar TB Bag (on sale!) | Booties

insta-round-up-16Hat | Jacket | Tee | Skinnies

insta-round-up-17Hat | Booties | Scarf | Clutch

insta-round-up-18Dress | Necklace | Clutch | Booties

insta-round-up-19Vest | Dress (worn as top) | Skinnies | Necklace | Bag | Pumps

Hope you guys have a WONDERFUL weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

Short Story

I am loving boyfriend shorts this season.  And because it has been a little cooler in the SLC the past few days, they have been a perfect choice to wear back to my favorite button-down shirts and wedges.  In fact, it’s felt like a bit of a summer uniform for me.  I mean really, what’s easier to put together than denim and gingham?

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Shirt: JCrew, similar | Shorts: Nordstrom, LOVE these | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Wedges: Guess via DSW

Hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Spring Beauty Essentials

One thing I love about a change in season, is the chance to freshen up my beauty routine.  And because I am so enamored with the below products, today I thought I would share my current beauty must-have with all of you…
Spring Beauty Essentials
1.  Bare Minerals BB Primer: this stuff is AWESOME! I am a huge fan of primers and have tried all of the cult favorites, but this is by far the best.  It goes on silky smooth, has a slight tint to even out blemishes and redness, I no longer get oily in my t-zone after a few hours (like I do with every other primer I’ve tried), and, of course, it has all the benefits of a BB Cream!
2.  Bare Escentuals Pressed Powder:   I have been a fan of the loose powder for years, and was super excited when they launched the pressed.  However, I was initially turned off by the fact that the colors weren’t interchangeable with the loose, and by the fact that it didn’t get rave reviews right away.  However, my favorite Bare rep got me to try it a couple of months ago and I’m hooked!  Initially, you do have to be aware of the difference in application (it goes on a little heavier than the loose if you aren’t careful), but once you get it down, it’s super easy and natural looking.  PLUS no more mess all over the bathroom counter!
3.  NARS Orgasm Blush: I use this year round.  Hands down my favorite blush and works with just about any skin tone.  If you haven’t tried this, you must-it’s a staple in my beauty bag.
4. Bare Minerals Moxie Lipstick in Fly High:  I always gravitate towards YSL and MAC lipsticks, but when I saw a photo of my favorite blogger, Julia, from Gal Meets Glam, wearing this color during NY Fashion week, I HAD to try it.  And am SO glad I did!  The color is the perfect shade of pink for Spring, and it is super comfy and long lasting-in fact, it reminds me a bit of a gloss.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff!
5.  Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Apricot:  Another tried and true favorite that I have been wearing for years. In the summer I wear the bronze, but in the spring, the Apricot is the perfect amount of warmth and glow and looks great layered with Orgasm.
6.  Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner:  BEST.  EYELINER.  EVER.  I recommend this to everyone, and everyone who tires it is hooked.  Super easy to apply, doesn’t smudge (I can wear it without any touch-ups all day long), and yet, it super easy to remove.  I guess you could say it’s easy on the eyes in more than one way!
7. MAC Prep+Prime Translucent Finishing Power:  After constantly reading about this product, I recently decided to give it a test drive.  And the verdict?  It’s fantastic!  It is the perfect setting powder, gives my makeup a perfectly finished look, and reduces the look of fine lines and pores.  I think it’s safe to say I’m hooked!
8.  Urban Decay Make Up Setting Spray:  Another tried and true favorite in my beauty routine.  Now that I’ve used it, I can’t go without it.  And let me just tell you, all make up sprays are definitely not created equal.  So if you are in the market, this is the one.  Trust me, try it and you’ll be hooked.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  And please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about the above products!

Sleeved

I have had my eye on this leopard sleeved Townsen sweatshirt for SO LONG!  But I just couldn’t justify paying full price for it (because I don’t pay full price for anything-seriously!).  So when it went on sale for less than half price right after Christmas, I knew I had to pounce (no pun intended!).  And I am certainly glad that I did.  If you follow me on Instagram (AllDolledUpBlog), then you know I rocked a very similar outfit to this one a couple of weeks ago for a shopping date with one of my best friends at Nordstrom.  And there was so much interest in the details of my look, that I decided it should make an appearance on the blog.  So all of you ladies who wanted outfit details, please see below!

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Leopard Sleeve Sweatshirt: Townsen (on sale!), similar | Vest: H&M (old), similar | Jeans: 7 for all mankdind | Monogarm Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Statement Ring: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors Studded Selma (obsessed) | Pumps: Aldo (old), similar, LOVE these

Lips: Nars Heat Wave

I hope that you all had a most wonderful Super Bowl weekend!  We had a great weekend skiing at the resorts and in the backcountry, celebrating the 4th birthday of one of our very favorite little guys, and of course cheering on the Seahawks and the Broncos in the Super Bowl!  It’s not very often that all your homies from the west make it into the big dance.  So even though we may have slightly sided with the Broncos (Peyton is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met), it was still pretty rad to see the west  represent!

Happy Monday!

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!

Dallas Roberts Salon

Happy Friday y’all!  I have to tell you, I am so happy the weekend is here.  This has definitely not been my most favorite week ever.  But onward and upward, right?  In honor of Favorite Product Friday, today I wanted to share with you about an experience I recently had at Dallas Roberts Salon in Salt Lake City.  They invited me in for a deep condition and scalp massage and so of course, I obliged!  And let me tell you, my experience was fabulous.  The girls were great, I was greeted with a delicious mint tea, and treated like a queen while I was there (not to mention they sent me home with all sorts of fun samples).  So if any of you SLC girls are look for a little pampering, then I highly recommend checking out Dallas Roberts Salon in Salt Lake!  Be sure to visit their website for their full line of (fantastic!) services.  And to sweeten the pot just a bit, mention this post and All Dolled Up and receive 20% off of any purchase or service!!

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Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Radiant Orchid

I have to admit, I usually get pretty excited every year when Pantone announces their “official” color of the year.  But last year I was so thrilled when they announced that the “it” color of 2013 was Emerald Green, that I didn’t hold out much hope for 2014-that is until they announced that their official color of the year was Radiant Orchid (insert swoon here).  Now if there is one color that could top Emerald Green in my book, this is most definitely it.  So what better way to kick off my 2014 blog posts than with an ode to Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s official color of 2014…

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Blouse: Express (best top ever and comes in a TON of colors and prints) | Tulle Skirt: Free People, similar | Necklace: Anna and Ava, similar | Gold Cuff: H&M (old), obsessed with these | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Clutch: Nine West (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society (best shoes ever)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I have to admit, I’m a little sad to be back to the grind today.  My time away from work just seemed to go by so quickly.  But the good news is, I have a lot to look forward to in the next couple of months!

Happy Monday!  And thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  How amazingly gorgeous is Utah?  So blessed to live in this beautiful state!

So Long, 2013…

I always get a little reflective and perhaps even pensive when each year ends and a new one begins.  It is a time of excitement and the promise of a new beginning and fresh start, but the turning of that page always makes me a little sad too.  The older I get, the faster and faster time seems to go.  Cliche, I know, but true none-the-less.

Looking back at 2013, this blog has really been such a highlight of my year.  And so, I wanted to take today’s post to THANK ALL OF YOU for being with me every step of the way.  Your support, your engagement, your ideas, your encouragement, your love-it has all meant the world to me. And I sincerely hope you will continue along this journey with me into 2014  I could not do what I do every day without each and every single one of you. So truly, from the bottom of my hear, THANK YOU.

And what better way to close out 2013 than with a look back at some of my (and yours too!) favorite looks from this year…

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Wishing you and yours a safe and happy New Year.  Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!

I’ll be back Thursday with regular blog posts, so be sure to stop by!

Thank you all again for everything this year!

Peppermint Plaid

When I think of holiday fashion, I think about dressing up-sequins and sparkles, high heels and statement jewelry, and lots and lots of red.  But one thing I don’t often plan, or think about for that matter, is a comfy, cozy outfit to wear for lounging around on Christmas in between opening presents and dinner festivities. And so today, I wanted to share a look that is festive enough to wear for the holidays, while still being super comfy and at the same time!

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Flannel: Old Navy (sold out online, check in store), similar | Vest: Old Navy (old), similar, similar | Necklace: Tiffany and Co. | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Mittens: Target (old), similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Booties: Lucky via TJMaxx, similar

Merry Christmas Eve Eve to all of you!  I am so excited for this week, I really can hardly stand it.  This is my absolute favorite time of the year and I am so happy to be celebrating with family and remembering the real reason for the season.

Thanks so much for stopping by!