Back To Basics

Sometimes when I am shooting outfits for the blog, I feel like I need to layer on extravagant jewelry and accessories, and create outfits with lots of details and interest.  I mean obviously, those types of things photograph better, and I, of course love the challenge of coming up with unique combinations of patterns and accessories to share with you guys (not to mention that it keeps you all interested)!  But on a daily basis, my style is really pretty simple.  And so today, I thought I’d take you back to the basics and share with you an outfit you would most likely catch me in during the work week: a go-to pair of black skinnies, a comfy button down, minimal jewelry, and a great pair of pumps.  Ok, ok, so maybe the pumps aren’t so basic.  But what can I say?  Shoes are my weakness!

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Button Down: Gap (on major sale!) also love this one, and this one

Skinnies: American Eagle

Necklaces: Monogram (gift) LOVE this one, Tiffany and Co.

Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Ray-Ban 62mm

Bag: Coach Bleecker Riley Carryall

Heels: Report Signature via DSW (under$50 and SUPER comfy!)

Lips: Sweet Experience by Mac (limited edition!)

And to see more of my casual, everyday fashion, be sure to follow along on Instagram.  If you caught Friday’s post, then you know I post a lot of outfits on Instagram that don’t necessarily always make it to the blog.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!

P.S. Can you believe the snow on the mountains behind me?  We had been having such gorgeous weather and then over the weekend, it turned on a dime.  Gotta love spring in the Rockies!

 

My BF

I love boyfriend jeans.  They are so comfy, and casual, but also look fantastic dressed up back to heels and a cute top.  In fact, I think it’s one of the spring trends that everyone should invest in.  But be forewarned, it might take some trying on to find the perfect pair that work for your body type.  In fact, it took me quite a while to find a pair that were both flattering and comfy-but they were definitely well worth the effort!

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Jacket: Macy’s, similar, similar, similar | Button Down: Gap | Jeans: Gap, other options here, here, and here | Clutch: Clare Vivier, similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack, similar | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $35!)

Besides boyfriend jeans, I also can’t seem to get enough these nude pumps.  They are a fantastic staple piece for any closet and go with just about anything.  So get ready, because you will probably be seeing them on the blog a lot.

Hope you are all having a good week!

In-vest-ed

There was a period in time that I wore this denim vest so much that I had to make a conscious effort not to wear it so often. And I did such a good job of avoiding it that it ended up buried in the back of my closet and forgotten about for a period of time. And so today, I couldn’t be happier to welcome it back to the rotation!  To me, there is just something about a vest (whether it be denim, down, leather, fur, etc.), that just adds that extra pop to any outfit.   It’s just tough to beat those pieces in your wardrobe that make you look like you put in a little extra effort when you really actually didn’t…

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Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Striped Buttondown: JCrew (old), similar, similar | Skinnies: American Eagle| Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Long Necklace: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors Hamilton (on sale!) | Boots: Jessica Simpson (old), obsessed with these

Lips: Chanel Glossimer Bonbon

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.  I was lucky enough that one of my very best friends came to the SLC to visit me.  And let me tell you, we had the most amazing time.  From shopping, to manicures, to eyelash extensions,  to fun dinners out on the town, and even a little Sundance Film Festival action, it will be a weekend that I will always fondly remember.  Sometimes there just isn’t anything better than girl time.

And if you don’t already, be sure to follow along Instagram to catch all of my fashion (and real life) adventures!

Happy Monday!

Beanie Baby

I love a good hat.  In fact, on most winter weekends, you can almost always find me wearing one (most likely covering up helmet hair from a day on the slopes).  Not only are they an easy (and practical) accessory to throw on with just about any outfit, but they are perfect for this time of year when the temps start dropping (or when you just don’t feel like doing your hair)…

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Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old), similar, loving this one | Skinnies: Hudson | Beanie: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Keti Sorely Designs | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: TJMaxx | Boots: Aldo (old), similar, similar

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  My hubby had a double header bike race this weekend, so ours revolved around biking.  But lucky for me, Cyclocross is a really fun event to watch, and my husband is having a great year-so it’s always exciting.

Thank you 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!

 

Half Tucked

I love the half tuck. It’s an easy way shake things up a bit and the perfect balance between looking casual and polished. And while I usually prefer to wear this look with a belt, this time I went without.  And in this instance, I think it lends itself particularly well back to distressed denim…20130527-223614.jpg

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Striped Buttondown: JCrew, similar, similar, similar| Distressed Denim: American Eagle | Necklace: TJMaxx (old), similar | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Mix No. 9

I have to admit that  my mom and I had a good laugh about the half tuck while my family was in town for the holiday weekend. You see, the half tuck is a casual look that my dad has been rocking for as long as I can remember.  And while we have always teased him about it (also for as long I can remember), it’s a great example of how cyclical fashion can be.  Hold onto something long enough and it’s bound to come back around…

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!

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Neon Dream

It sure was a busy weekend for the Doll family here in the SLC. Two birthday celebrations, two barbeques, and one girl’s night out in Park City made for lots of good memories and laughs with friends. And on top of all of the fun , the weather finally decided to cooperate. So to kick off a weekend full of sunshine and celebrations, I thought it was only fitting to break out one of my very favorite color combinations of the season-neon yellow and grey…

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Blazer: H&M (old), similar, similar | Neon Button Down: Express | Skinnies:  American Eagle | Belt: Cotton On (old), similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Juicy Couture (similar), Tiffany and Co. | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Coach (old) | Pumps: Target (also loving this style)

I have been on the hunt for a pair of metallic pumps for the last couple of months.  But since my guess is this will be a fleeting trend (and I’m trying to save up for sandals!), I wanted to find an affordable option.  So I was beyond thrilled when I stumbled upon this pair from Target on sale for only $14.95.  And not only were they a fantastic bargain, but they are really comfortable too.  Talk about an amzing deal!!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

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Citrus Punch

I would consider an outfit like the below to be my go-to look-a pretty button down, skinny jeans, a comfy pair of pumps, and some super fun accessories. In fact, this is the type of outfit that I constantly find myself gravitating towards-both in dressy (like this one) and casual versions. I guess I could call it my All Dolled Up uniform…

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Neon Button Down: Express | Skinnies: Gap | Leopard Belt: Express | Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Aldo | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Steve Madden (old), similar | Bag: Michael Kors Limited Edition Hamilton (sold out in yellow) | Pumps: Alfani via Macy’s

If you are looking for a perfect fitting button down that comes in a variety of colors, in a gorgeous floaty material, then the Express Portofino shirt is for you.  I am beyond obsessed with not only the fit and fabric of this lovely shirt, but also with the vast array of drool worthy colors that it’s offered-definitely something for everyone.

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Thanks for reading!

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Another Day, Another Dot

I write a lot about mixing prints, but another fun fashion trend to try is mixing the same prints together. And really, it’s a pretty simple thing to do. All you have to do is make sure one is larger than the other, and that the colors compliment each other. You can also check out a post I did on mixing stripes here.

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White Polka Dot Button-Down:  JCrew

Navy Polk Dot Sweater:  JCrew

Black Skinnies:  American Eagle Hi-Rise Super Skinny

Watch:  Michael Kors

Bag:  Anne Klein, similar

Shoes:  Jessica Simpson Waleo

I didn’t intend to do so many posts with polka dots this week, but unwittingly, that seems to be what has happened.  But the good news is, tomorrow’s post will be polka dot free.  So please make sure to stop by and check out my favorite gift picks under $50.  Only 12 more shopping days until Christmas!!!

xx