Duster

I love a good duster cardigan.  But at only 5’3″, I tend to shy away from them because they typically overwhelm me.  Well thank goodness for Cabi.  Because like everything else they make, the moment I put this sweater on, I couldn’t believe how flattering it was.  Even on my short frame!  And I especially love the placement of the stripes, which make it feel like a really fresh take on an old classic.  A definite must-have for any wardrobe!

cardi (cabi c/o) | tee (similar) | denim | necklace | sunnies | bag (on sale!)| heels

Happy, happy Friday sweet friends!  AND happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Does anyone have any fun plans tonight?

xoxo,

Abby

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Cozy

It was pretty cold when I was up in Montana earlier this week.  But my mom and I still ventured up to Glacier National Park to have lunch at the lodge, take a little drive, and just drink in the glorious sights and crisp Fall air.  And naturally, I gravitated towards my favorite Fall uniform for our adventure: an oversized cardi, comfy tunic tee, skinny jeans, booties, and a floppy hat.  So if you are looking for some key items to add to your closet this Fall, these are all great staple pieces definitely worth picking up.

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Cardi (similar, similar, similar, similar) | Tee | Skinnies (on sale!) | Necklace | Hat | Bag (old), similar | Sunnies | Booties

Happy, happy Friday, my sweet friends!  Hope you all have a fantastic day and a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Cardi

I tend to gravitate towards denim jackets when I’m looking for a layering piece to wear over a dress.  But this spring, I have been starting to reach towards cardigans more often.  And I have to say, I am loving the look and the ease of pairing a cardigan with a dress.  A longer cardi is also a great option to wear over a dress that borders on the shorter side for a little added coverage.

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Dress: Chicwish c/o | Cardi: Express | Necklace: Nordstrom | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Karen Walker c/o Ditto | Platforms: Steve Madden, similar 

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend with your families and friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Minted + A Giveaway!!!!

Happy Monday, friends!  I figured what better way to kick off the week than with a pretty little combo of mint and gray AND an amazing giveaway!  I am teaming up with the lovely Meghan from Moose and Nigel, to giveaway your choice of one of her insanely beautiful druzy necklaces!  And not only that, but she is offering all All Dolled Up Readers 10% off of their purchase with code: ALLDOLLEDUP10

Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to enter!!!!!

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 Cardi: Loft | Blouse: Nordstrom Rack, LOVE this | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Moose and Nigel c/o | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Ted Baker via Nordstrom Rack (on sale!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Michael Kors (old), LOVE these

For your chance to win my necklace, or a different necklace of your choice from Moose and Nigel, be sure to click on the Raffelcopter link below!  Winner will be announced Tuesday, March 10th!

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Good luck!!!!

Cardi

I’ve been really into cardigan sweaters lately.  They are so easy to slip on over a silky blouse for work, or over a t-shirt on the weekend.  I am also finding myself drawn to the slightly longer-length boyfriend fit this season.  Because let’s be honest, anything cozy or gray seems to be on heavy rotation in my closet right now!

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Cardigan: Loft (on sale for $25 and comes in a TON of great colors!!) | Silk Tee: Express | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind (on sale!) | Necklace: DownEast Outfitters (check in store), similar, LOVE this | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: BCBG via DSW, similar, LOVE these, just ordered these (I have them in black and they are the cutest, comfiest shoes EVER)

I hope your week is off to a great start!

Thank you so much for your support and for stopping by!

Muah!

 

 

TGIF

I can’t even begin to tell you guys how happy I am that it is Friday!  Why does the first full week of the year always seem to go by so slowly?  Just another one of life’s many mysteries, I guess!  Anyway, today I wanted to share a super casual outfit with you all that is one of my go-to looks.  As much as I love color, I am obsessed with gray and love it paired with white-especially when you throw in a pop of cognac.  I don’t know if it’s the dreariness of January or the post holiday blues, but this is a combo I’ve been reaching for all week. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to see if you won the $50 Bohme Boutique giveaway!

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Sweater: Super Dry via TJMaxx, similar, LOVE this one (on sale for $11.99!) | T-Shirt: H&M (old), this is my favorite tee EVER | Denim: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven + Lily (fair trade, AND it’s on sale!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Anne Klein via DSW (SO comfy and I’m obsessed with the cute little tassels!)

And the lucky winner of the $50 Bohme Boutique Giftcard is:

NICKI JOSEPH

Be on the lookout for an email from me or the ladies at Bohme to coordinate!

Happy weekend sweet friends!!!!

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

I travel a lot both personally and professionally, so am always on the hunt for comfy layering pieces to keep me cozy to and fro.  So when ToAdorn (one of my very favorite daily deal sites) gifted me this darling cardigan from Tara Lynn’s Boutique, I knew it was going to be a staple piece in my wardrobe. And it most definitely is.  It’s just one of those easy pieces that can be tossed on over just about anything, can be easily tucked into your purse or carry on for travel, and my very favorite part (besides the stripes, obviously)?  The cute suede elbow patches!

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Cardigan: Tara Lynn’s Boutique c/o ToAdorn

T-Shirt: JCrew (sold out) love this and this

Skinnies: 7 for all mankind (on sale!!)

Panama Hat: Target, similar

Sunnies: Ray-Ban (62mm) (on sale!)

Bag: Steve Madden (old), craving this one

Pumps: Aldo (old), LOVE these for summer

Lips: MAC Razzle Dazzle

Thank you so much for stopping by to say “hello”.

Happy, happy weekend!

Change Up

There is almost nothing I love more than attending the first official BBQ of spring. But truth be told, I don’t find them to be the easiest of occasions to dress for. Probably because as much as I love high heels and jewelry, they unfortunately aren’t the best accessory choices for a back yard get together. But through a little trial and error, I think I have come up with a foolproof outfit combo that not only lets me be comfy and appropriate for such occasions, but even a little stylish too…

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Boyfriend Cardigan: Old Navy (old), similar  |  Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink Essential V-Neck (best t-shirts ever) |  Cobalt Skinnies: American Eagle (old), similar | Fedora: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sandals: Madden Girl (old), similar, similar

You have probably noticed things are looking a little different on the blog today-and hopefully in a good way!  I have been wanting to test a little larger photo size and a more simplified layout for a while now.  And what can I say? I guess the new season finally inspired me to change things up a bit.  Guess it’s my blogging version of spring cleaning.  Anyway, would LOVE to hear your feedback!

Thank you so much for reading!

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Pencil Me In

I love a great pencil skirt-perfect for the office and super flattering. I would even go as far as to wear one for an evening out on the town with a cute strapless top, graphic tee, or one shoulder blouse-it really is one of those universal styles that just about anyone can wear. But one thing I’ve not ever really given a lot of thought to is the pencil dress-equally as flattering and easy to wear, and even perhaps a bit more versatile. And with dresses currently being my favorite go-to pieces in my closet this summer, this silhouette has suddenly found its way to the top of my “love” list.

And it was all inspired by this dress that I found at the JCrew Factory store in Park City earlier this summer. As soon as I saw it, I immediately knew it would be the perfect day-to-night piece to add to my closet. Because of the pencil styling, long length, and black and white stripes, it is perfectly appropriate to wear work with a cardi or blazer (even on days when I have to wear all black!), but also transitions seamlessly into an evening look with some fun accessories and bare shoulders. This is one of those pieces where I would definitely buy it in multiple colors if I could. Too bad that isn’t an option…

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Dress:  JCrew Factory

Black Cardi:  Nordstrom (recent)

Pink Necklace:  Thia Pan Trading Company (local Utah store)

Skinny Belt:  Cotton On

Gold Bracelets:  Forever21, Oia Jules

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Sunglasses:  Steve Madden via TJMaxx

Shoes:  Steve Madden via Overstock.com Outlet Store

Truth be told, I was originally drawn to this dress in neon pink-the only other color they had available.  But unfortunately, they were sold out in my size. *sigh* And search as I may, I haven’t been able to find it anywhere-leading me to believe that perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be.  But because I can’t quite get the other color version out of the back of my mind, it felt only natural to accessorize my black and white version with pink accessories. As close as I’m going to get, so I guess I’ll take it.  😉

Happy Thursday-the end is in sight! 

xx