Floral Frenzy

It turns out that florals aren’t just for old couches and drapes anymore. But rather, they are a spring fashion must. And while the boldness of an all-over floral pant or top might seem a little overwhelming, it is definitely a trend worth trying. My favorite way to tackle this trend? Colorblocked.

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Top:  Forever21, similar, similar | Skinny Slacks:  Gap | Neon Belt:  Macy’s (old), similar | Monogram Necklace:  Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets:  JCrew, Stella and Dot, Juicy Couture | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  House of Harlow Chelsea | Bag:  Olivia+Joy (on sale!) | Shoes:  Chinese Laundry

Another trend worth trying this spring?  Cap toe shoes.  A super fun and easy way to spice up an otherwise ordinary outfit.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week. 

xx

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Come Fly With Me

I am on the road a lot for work. And because I am in stores when traveling and have to wear all black, dressing for travel tends to be a fairly easy task. But when I travel for leisure, I find dressing for flights is not quite as easy. Comfort is key, but for me, sweat pants are definitely not an option. Instead, I like to select outfits that are not only comfortable and casual, but that are also just fashionable enough to have the ability to take me straight from the airport to lunch, dinner, drinks, or wherever I might need to go when I land!

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Plaid Button Down:  American Eagle, similar, similar | Puffy Vest: Old Navy (old) similar, similar | Striped Tank:  H&M, similar | Skinnies:  Else by Joe’s Jeans | Heart Necklace:  Tiffany Extra Large Heart Pendant | Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms | Sunnies:  Forever21 | Bag: Kate Spade | Boots:  Nine West, similar

J and I spent this past weekend in North Dakota visiting his family before his parents make the move to Montana in April.  It was a bittersweet trip, but we had a fabulous time and shared lots of laughs and memories with two very special grandma’s, Justin’s mom and dad, and an amazing group of aunties, uncles, cousins, and extended family.  It was a very special weekend and I am feeling extra blessed to have married into such a wonderful family! 

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

xx

I’ve Got the Blues

Ok, ok, so I don’t really have the blues. In fact, J and I are heading to Nicaragua this week for a nice, long 10 day adventure.  So if anything, I am incredibly excited! But speaking of blues, I am absolutely LOVING cobalt this season. It is one of those shades that anyone can wear and look fabulous. It is rich, striking, and just has a way of looking special when you wear it. And, it’s a great way to make it look like you put some effort into an outfit when you really didn’t. Case and point below…

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Moto Jacket:  BarIII | Cobalt Buttondown:  Gap (on sale!!) | Skinnies:  Seven for All Mankind The Skinny | Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff 5-Zip | Necklaces:  Tiffany and Co., my personal collection of charms | Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Watch:  Michael Kors | Leopard Wedges:  Aldo, similar, similar

It’s hard to believe that the day after tomorrow I am going to be sitting on the beach soaking up the sun with a cold drink in my hand.  Wow, am I excited.  But even though I am going on vacay, things will be business as usual on the blog.  So make sure and check back daily for new outfit posts!  And for a glimpse into our trip, be sure to follow me on Instagram:  alldolledupblog and Twitter: ADolledUpBlog (right nav).

Happy Tuesday!

xx

Layer It On

One of the best parts of fall and winter fashion is…layers!! I love that it is totally acceptable to take a few of your favorite pieces and layer them one on top of the other for a cozy and eclectic look. You can mix patterns, prints, different materials and textures-pretty much anything goes. But if you aren’t sure how to layer, a good place to start is with a buttondown underneath a sweater. And from there you can add a scarf, a light jacket (that would fit under something heavier), a boyfriend buttondown, or even a fun vest. Once you establish a great base, your options are really pretty endless…

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Sweater Vest with Fur Collar:  Macy’s (on sale and it’s even called the Dolled Up Vest!!)

Grey Sweater:  H&M (old), similar

Purple Plaid Buttondown:  TJMaxx (old), similar

Skinny Pants:  Gap

Gloves: Smartwool, similar

Heart Pendant:  Tiffany and Co.

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Watch:  Michael Kors

Boots:  Vince Camuto, similar

I still can’t get over all of the snow we have right now.  But the fantastic thing about Utah snow is as quickly as it comes, it’s usually just as quick to go (at least down in the valley).  Although with the holidays just around the corner, I’m secretly hoping it will stick around for a while.  In fact, it’s all I can do not to get out the Christmas decorations and music (but I try my best to wait until Thanksgiving to start my Christmas celebration-otherwise I’d drive J mad).  So I just have to make it one more week, and then it’s game on.  😉

Thanks for reading!

xx

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My Favorite Boyfriend

I have had a few boyfriends in my lifetime-some who were okay, but for the most part, well, not so much.  🙂 And while in hindsight I think I might have been in love with the idea of being in love in my younger years, I have come to learn over time that (besides my darling husband) there is only one boyfriend I’ve had in my life that has never let me down. And that my friends, is my favorite boyfriend jeans. Yes, you read correctly, my favorite boyfriend jeans.

Truth be told, I have had a long-standing love affair with boyfriend jeans-I just can’t get enough. And maybe it’s because I know I am going to have to put them away in a couple of months, but lately, I cannot stop wearing them. They are truly one of those pieces that not only go with a myriad of items from flip flops and tanks, to sweaters, to t-shirts, to oxfords, but they feel like home every time I slip them on. And as of late, my favorite (and go-to) look is to pair my boyfriend jeans back to a menswear inspired button-down and minimalistic jewelry, topped off with the girliest, most feminine shoes I can find in my closet. An unexpected combination that works perfectly together and never, ever lets me down.

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Buttondown:  JCrew (recent)

Cyrstal Necklace: SLC Farmer’s Market

Bracelets:  Tiffany an Co., H&M, Forever21, Macy’s

Watch:  Michael Kors via ShopBop (old)

Boyfriend Jeans:  Rich and Skinny via Nordstrom Rack (old)

Shoes:  Nine West via Macy’s (recent)

This is one trend that I sincerely hope never goes out of style.  The comfort and versatility of boyfriend jeans makes them incredibly easy to style and a must have for any closet.  So remember, ladies, men will come and go, but a great pair of boyfriend jeans is forever.

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

xx