Merry Merry

Merry Christmas Eve, sweet friends.  I just wanted to take a minute away from the hustle and bustle of all of the craziness and wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas.

I have also been thinking a lot this Christmas season, that while it truly is the most wonderful time of the year for many, for equally as many, it can truly be one of the toughest times of the year.  So I would challenge you all that as you are out and about running last-minute errands today, to follow through on those little acts of kindness that tug at our heart-strings but are so easy ignore the busier we are.

If you think something nice about a stranger you see, tell them.  Open or hold a door for someone.  Don’t be impatient with the sales clerk checking you out.  Smile and say “hello” or “Merry Christmas”  to people you pass.  Buy a drink for someone at Starbucks.  Help a little old lady with her groceries.  Tell your family and friends how much you love and appreciate them. No matter how big or how small, YOU have the ability to really make a difference for someone who is hurting this holiday season and be a light for all to see the true meaning of Christmas.  I love you all so much and am so grateful for all of your support this year.  Thank YOU so much for following along with me on this journey.

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Merry, merry Christmas.

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

My Perfect Dress

You know when you walk into a store and see something and you just know that it was meant EXACTLY for you?  That is how I felt when I spotted this dress at Macy’s a few weeks ago.  I mean really.  A long-sleeve dress that is leopard AND pink?  I couldn’t have made it more perfectly for myself!  lol.  And you know what’s even better about it today?  It’s on MAJOR sale.  Like under $30 on sale. So be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for details. This is definitely a dress you don’t want to miss out on!

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Dress: BarIII (on MAJOR sale for $27.99 PLUS get an extra 20% off with code: FALL), this dress is also on my wishlist | Necklace: INC | Sunnies: Karen Walker (use code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout to try them for one month FREE! and then rent them for $24/month for as many months as you like!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: BCBGeneration (sold out), obsessed with these (and they’re on sale!)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Happy Monday!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Olive

I am a huge fan of olive green-no matter the season. It’s a definite go-to for me.  Not only can it easily be dressed up (gold jewelry!) or down destroyed denim!), it’s just one of those fantastic colors that is always in style and looks good on just about everyone!

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Sweater: Express (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this | Tank: Gap | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Steve Madden

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  And don’t forget to enter the your chance to win a $500 GIFT CARD TO LULULEMON!!!!  Click here to enter.

Happy Tuesday!

Second Chance

There is a funny saying floating around Instagram that says: “Nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy”.  And every time I see it, I have a good chuckle, because sometimes it isn’t that far from the truth!  Such was the case for the sweater in today’s post.  I tried it on at JCrew last summer and decided not to buy it (even though I loved it). And I have always regretted not purchasing it.  So when I saw that JCrew Factory released an almost identical version  a few weeks ago-I pounced!  And I am SO glad that I did.  Not only did I get a great deal on it, but it is such a pretty and unique piece that I know I will wear for years to come.  Thank goodness for second chances!

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Sweater: JCrew (on sale AND it also comes in gray!) | Silky Layering Tee: Express | Skinnies: Paige | Cuff: Macy’s | Hat: Bohme Boutique | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive option | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Booties: Steve Madden via DSW

If you haven’t entered the Moose and Nigel giveaway yet, be sure to click here for your chance to win a gorgeous necklace of your choice from their shop!!!!  And don’t forget, All Dolled Up Blog readers get 10% off their purchase with code: ALLDOLLEDUP10

Happy Tuesday, and happy shopping!

 

 

Tried and Tulle

To say I can’t get enough this Lookbook Store jacket would be an understatement.  I adore it.  I also adore this American Eagle dress-even though it’s a couple of years old.  And with the tulle trend still in frenzy mode, I am certainly glad that I have held onto it.  It’s definitely on frequent repeat in my closet and even on the blog!  You can see another favorite way I’ve styled it here
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Jacket: Lookbook Store, denim version (obsessing over this!!) | Dress: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: JCrew, INC (old), this season’s version | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: BCBGeneration (sold out), similar, similar 

Lips: Chanel Glossimer in BonBon

So I have to say, I absolutely LOVE these shoes, and I am super bummed about the dye transfer on them around my ankles (yikes!!).  So I have to ask, does anyone out there have any good products or remedies to remove denim markings from suede?  Please share if you do!  Otherwise, these shoes are going to have to be worn with pants only from here on out!

Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments and support.  I appreciate you guys so much!

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!

American Eagle Part Three

Happy Friday everyone!  And welcome to the third and final installment of my Bloggers Do It Better feature with American Eagle!  This outfit was my personal favorite of the three. Which should come as no surprise, because as I’ve said time and time again on this blog, there is nothing I love more than mixing something sweet back to something a little more gritty-especially when there is a little (or a lot) of sparkle involved…

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Outfit #3

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Dress: Posh Boutique (in Nashville, TN, brand is Karlie-cannot find it anywhere online), similar, similar | Necklaces: JCrew (sold out), JCrew, JCrew | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Booties: c/o American Eagle

Thank you all so much for the amazing outpouring of love and support this week.  Y’all sure know how to make a girl feel special.  Wishing you all a fantastic weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

American Eagle Part Two

First of all, I just want to thank you all for the outpouring of love and support yesterday!  I have been so excited to share this project with all of you and the response has far exceeded what I had hoped for.  So THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart.

Today, I wanted to share the details of my 2nd outfit with you.  Truth be told, I had done a shoot with another outfit but when it was time to submit the photos, I just didn’t feel right about it.  And I can’t tell you how glad I am that I trusted my gut and opted for one more photo-op with my favorite vest.  Because it was by far and away, everyone’s favorite look of the three…

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Popover: Forever21 (old), similar | Vest: Target | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklace: BCBG | Watch: Michael Kors | Jade Ring: Vintage | Sunnies: Rayban | Booties: c/o American Eagle

Thank you all so much again for the love and support yesterday, and for following along with me on all of my fashion adventures.  I can’t tell you what it means and I appreciate you all so much!

 

American Eagle Feature

I was beyond thrilled when American Eagle contacted me a few weeks ago and asked me to be a part of their Bloggers Do It Better series (ok, I was more than beyond thrilled).  I mean seriously, to have the opportunity to work with one of my absolute favorite retailers on a collaboration is literally a dream come true.  Somebody pinch me please!! And so today, I am incredibly excited to share with you what we have been working on!

The challenge that was given to my by AE was to style their Contrast Strap Bootie (in leopard) three different ways.  And while we revealing all three looks today (head on over to AE’s blog to check out my feature), I will release the specific details about each outfit one post at a time!  And so, without further adieu, I leave you with my new favorite booties, styled not just one, but three different ways!

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OUTFIT #1: Oktoberfest

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Leather Sleeve Tee: Guess | Jeans: Joe’s | Bracelets: Fair Trade| Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: JP and Mattie (special order), similar| Beaded Headband: American Eagle (old), similar| Booties: c/o American Eagle

So not only did I have the opportunity to be a part of this fantastic collaboration with AE, but I also found my new favorite booties of the season in the process.  And let me tell you people, these booties are truly fantastic.  Not only are they super cute and comfy, but I have literally had people stopping me on the street to ask me where they are from.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for details on Outfit #2!

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