Casual

I wear my army green surplus jackets all the time.  So when I happened to stumble on my favorite silhouette in a pale pink color, I was 100% sold.  I love putting a new spin on an old classic, because not only is it comfortable, but it still feels fresh and new at the same time.

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Jacket: Nordstrom Rack | Top: Express | Skinnies: AG | Necklaces: Cabi, French Kande | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare V. | Heels: INC, love this version with the block heel

Happy, happy Friday sweet friends!  Hope you all have something fun planned this weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Brunch

Yesterday I mentioned that I celebrated the wedding of two dear friends this past weekend.  And today’s outfit is what I wore to the brunch the day after the wedding. I have worn this plaid shirt a ton over the last few months because it’s a super easy piece to style in a multitude of different ways (it was last featured on the blog here). So it was a no-brainer to throw on, and left me feeling super comfy, yet put together.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!  Love you guys!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Casual

J and I are officially on vacation this week.  Hooray!  And because we are road tripping from Utah to Montana, and will be spending our time on the water, in Glacier National Park, biking, and hanging with family and friends, my attire for the week is going to be pretty casual.  In fact, most days you will probably find me in something pretty similar to today’s outfit: a comfy worn-in tee, destroyed denim shorts, casual wedges, minimal makeup and jewelry, and less than styled hair.  And so today, I thought I’d show you a glimpse of the “everyday” me and hopefully provide some inspiration for what to wear in your real, everyday summer casual life!

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Tee: Target (old), similar, similar | Shorts: American Eagle (on sale!), LOVE these (also on sale!)| Necklaces: House of Harlow here and here | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!) | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), new version | Wedges: Macy’s (on sale for under $50!)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We took these photos last night after a fun float trip down the Blackfoot River at my in-laws house in Missoula, Montana.  Don’t they have a GORGEOUS view?

Happy Monday!

Whistle Blower

Even though my husband always tells me that I look like a referee every time I wear anything black and white striped, I refuse to be deterred.  And when I spotted this skirt at Forever21, I knew it was right up my alley (hello, stripes!).  Maxi skirts are really the perfect transitional piece of the moment that you can wear now, and later.  And I am always a fan of adding pieces to your wardrobe that can serve a variety of purposes.  An added bonus??  While I am not tall by any means (5’4″ if I’m stretching on my tiptoes), the long flowing vertical stripes of this skirt give off the illusion that I am actually taller than I am.  Hallelujah! IMG_4231

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Skirt: Forever21 (recent, check in stores, I can’t find it online), similarsimilar | Tank: ArdenB (old), similar | Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq (sold out), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Vince Camuto

So I’ve got to be honest, I’m a little sad to be back to the grind today.  J and I had the most fabulous time in Nica and it’s hard to believe it’s over already.  But the good news is, we have family in town visiting and spent the weekend catching up on life and sneaking in some time on the slopes.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Appreciate each and everyone of you so much!

Saturdays in the Park

I love Saturdays in the Fall. My hubby races Cyclocross (a hybrid sport of mountain biking and road biking), and I look forward to getting out the cowbell and our SLR each weekend to cheer him on and snap photos of him for a change. It’s so nice to be out in the crisp fall air and have the opportunity to see so many different parks and areas around Utah that we normally wouldn’t get to explore!

This past Saturday brought us up to beautiful Ogden for race day. And while most races are in the morning and you can normally find me straight from boot camp running around the course in my LuluLemon gear and tennis shoes, this was an afternoon race so I actually had to wear real clothes for the occasion. However, I found myself a bit stumped as to what real clothes I could wear both to the race and then directly out for beers with friends following. I seem to have an easy time getting super dressed up or being super casual, but it’s the in between that I always find to be a struggle. So I did what any strategic thinking fashionista would do and I pulled out my favorite grey tee, my most comfy skinny jeans, my best worn in boots (with just enough of a heel that I could run around but not feel frumpy), and then threw on some fun jewelry and a leopard cardi for some spunk. And I have to say, it ended up being the perfect outfit for a casual, fun fall day.

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Grey Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink Essential V-Neck Tee (these are THE BEST!)

Leopard Cardi: H&M (last year) similar, similar, similar

Skinny Jeans: The Gap

Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely via Etsy

Long Gold Necklace: Macy’s

Stone Charm: Stella and Dot

Silver Bracelets: Tiffany and Co.

Gold Charm Bracelet: Juicy Couture via Nordstrom Rack

Gold Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Neon Bag: Steven by Steve Madden

Gold Aviators: Steve Madden via TJMaxx

Cognac Boots: Aldo Farmar (last fall) similar

Neon was all the rage this past summer and will continue to be an important trend through the end of 2013. And while it does pose to be a bit more challenging, it is perfectly acceptable to layer it into your fall and winter wardrobe. When I bought my neon yellow bag a couple of months ago, I actually bought it with fall in mind. I knew it would look fantastic back to both grey and cognac and would be a great and simple way to add a pop of color to more earthy, cool weather looks. How would you style neon back to your fall neutrals?

xx

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