Polka Dots

There was a period in time when I went a little overkill on the whole polka dot thing, so I made a conscious effort to cut back.  And in doing so, it’s been quite a while since I posted a polka dot look on the blog.  So after a nice little hiatus, I finally feel like now is the appropriate time to bring polka dots back to All Dolled Up!  Not to mention that it has been unseasonably warm here in Utah this week, and this sweater is the perfect transitional piece that feels fitting for a winter that is beginning to feel an awful lot like spring…

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Polka Dot Sweater: The Limited (sold out), similarsimilarsimilar, similar | Gray Tank: JCrew (old), similar | Jeans: 7 for all mankind (on sale!) | Necklaces: Stella & Dot Sutton, Stella & Dot Somervell, JCrew (40% off!) | Statement Ring: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Pumps: Ivanka Trump (on sale!)

I am on the road again for work this week.  And between vacation and work trips, will be on the road every week for the next 5 weeks!  I guess I better get really comfortable living out a suitcase until March! Sheesh!!!

Happy hump day!

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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!

Casual Friday

Blogging is a very interesting world to be a part of.  In fact, all of social media for that matter.  We have the option to share with the world only what we want them to see-often times making our lives seem a little (or a lot) more perfect and glamorous than they really maybe are.  Truth be told, I have a very demanding full-time job and so when I take photos for this blog, half the time I’m throwing something together as my husband is running out the door for work and we snap off a few rushed photos with our neighbors looking on (surely thinking we’re crazy).  It’s not a fancy affair by any means (one of these days I’ll have to do an outfit outtake post so you guys can see just how awkward I really am in front of the camera).  And while I try my best to give you guys a variety of outfit ideas from week to week, in my real, day-to-day life, I am pretty casual.  And on the weekends, you can be sure that I am usually rocking some variation of the below ensemble…

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Vest: Old Navy (old), this year’s version, similar | Jacket: Gap Fit (just as nice a lululemon for 1/2 the price!) | Camo Tee: Blossom Boutique (sold out), similar, similar | Jeans: 7 for All Mankind | Sunnies: Target (old), similar, the real deal | Beanie: Dakine | Rain Boots: Hunter

Happy, happy Friday to all of you!  My hubby is a away at a bachelor party and one of my best girlfriends is coming to the SLC to spend the weekend with me.  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for a girl’s weekend!  Not to mention the fact that the Sundance Film Festival kicks off this weekend!  Be sure to follow along on Instagram to keep up with all of the adventures!

Happy weekend, dolls!

Boots

I have a slight obsession with cognac boots-or more specifically these cognac boots.  I wear them more than any other piece of footwear that I own and I am feeling pretty bummed that they are all but about worn out.  And because I knew this would most likely be their last season, I have been on the hunt for a replacement pair all fall.  And surprisingly I have had absolutely zero luck.  Maybe I’ve set my standards too high, but how hard could it possibly be to find a pair in the right shade of cognac with a low heel (wedge or stacked), wide enough to fit my calves, that go with everything, and are neither too dressy, nor too casual?  Apparently it’s nearly impossible.  Looks like a trip to the cobbler is in my very near future-I need all the help I can get prolonging the life of these babies…

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Jacket: Macy’s (on sale!!), similar, similar | Buttondown: JCrew (old), similar | Jeans: Paige | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., my personal collection of charms | Sunnies: Target (old), similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Boots: Aldo (old), eyeing these and these as possible replacements

And if you haven’t yet, please don’t forget to enter the JUNIEblake giveaway:

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Winner will be announced Friday, so be sure to complete your entry and check back!

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start and that you were able to score some killer Cyber Monday deals!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Casual Friday

I am all about dressing casual and feeling comfortable.  So this Friday, I wanted to share a casual go-to look that is on frequent repeat in my closet right now, comprised of a few of my favorite things: a button down, leather jacket, favorite jeans, and a fun pair of pumps.  Kind of tough to beat, don’t you think?

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Jacket: Guess (old), similar, similar | Plaid Shirt: JCrew (old), loving this one | Jeans: JCrew(old), obsessed with these | Bracelets: JCrew, Oia Jules, | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: Basil the Cat c/o, TJMaxx, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Bag: Rebeca Minkoff (old), similar | Pumps: Ivanka Trump

If you saw Monday’s post, then you know I am teaming up with one of my very favorite Etsy shops, Basil the Cat, to give away one of the gorgeous elephant lockets that I am wearing in this post.  Just click on the link below and follow the instructions for your chance to win.  Winner will be announced Wednesday, November 20th, so be sure and check back!  Basil the Cat is also offering 20% off any purchase to All Dolled up readers for the entire month of November.  Just enter AbbyDoll20 at checkout!

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

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!

On Repeat

If you were to run into me on a typical Saturday in the Fall, I would most likely be wearing something similar to today’s outfit.  In my book, it’s tough to beat a staple chambray shirt (plaid is also often on repeat), my favorite skinnies, a vest for layering, and a pair of boots comfy enough for running errands or cheering my hubby on at a Cyclocross race.  This is definitely my go-to fall look, and if I am being honest, it has been for the last couple of years.  Not super exciting, I know.  But sometimes practicality wins out over fashion…

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Chambray Shirt: Nordstrom | Vest: Old Navy | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: Tiffany, My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors | Boots: Aldo (old), similar, thinking about buying these

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Thank you so much for stopping!

P.S. Aren’t the Fall colors absolutely stunning here in Utah???  I can’t get over it.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

I didn’t intend to use the below outfit for a post, but due to rainy weather, a late night at work, a bike race (the hubs), and other complications, well, here it is. But, with that said, I’ve got to say, I LOVE it. Funny how sometimes the best outfits are the ones that happen on accident, or when a wrench is thrown in your plans. I guess it keeps things interesting. And besides, it’s pretty hard to go wrong when wellies are involved, don’t you think?

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Jacket: Macy’s | Striped Hoodie: Gap (best hoodie ever) | Skinnies: American Eagle | Hunter Boots: Nordstrom

I hope you are all having a great week and that you weather is a little warmer and drier than ours.  Fall has certainly descended upon the Wasatch front with a vengeance this week.  And while I love Fall, I’ve got to admit, I’m not quite ready for it to be so dreary just yet!  But on the bright side, I guess it’s time to break out the boots!

Thanks for stopping by!

Boyfriend

While J and I were on vacation this past week, someone asked me if he was my boyfriend. And being that we just celebrated our 6 year wedding anniversary, that kind of made me giggle. Because really, the only true boyfriend I have in my life these days, is my favorite pair of boyfriend jeans…

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Tank: JCrew (on sale!) | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Cuff: 1st Choice Decor (fair trade) | Sunnies: Amazon | Boyfriend Jeans: Gap (on sale!) | Wedges: Guess (old) similar

I cannot believe how fast our vacation went by-sometimes I wish I had a magic button I could press to slow down the time just a little.  But I will forever cherish all of the amazing memories and fun times shared with family and friends while we were in Montana.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

xx