The Holiday Season

I love this time of year.  And one of my favorite parts?  The holiday parties!  And fortunately, this season, J and I have plenty to attend-the first of which is this weekend!  So when I saw this skirt in the Nordstrom Savvy department a couple of weeks ago, I knew it was the perfect holiday party piece to add to my closet!  And I’m especially loving it back to a plaid shirt with a pop of red-helps to make it slightly less dressy and perfect for any type of holiday occaision!

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Shirt: Polo Denim & Supply (also LOVE this and this) | Skirt: ASTR via Nordstrom (under $65!!!) | Bracelets: Juicy Couture (old), Stella & Dot, Anne Klein | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Pumps: BCBG via DSW (super comfy AND under $50!!) | Wreath: Thai Pan Trading Co., loving this one and this one

Hope you are all having a great week!!!

Cheers to the holiday season!!!!

 

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Crop It Like It’s Hot

I loved the crop shirt trend the last go around and fondly remember wearing cute crops with overalls and Birks. Heck, I was even wearing crop tops with low-rise jeans performing at the bars in Nashville back in the day! I was also in my late teens/early twenties at the time-so bearing a little midriff seemed perfectly acceptable.  But now that the crop top trend is back, and finding me in my early 30’s, I’ve been a little unsure as to how to tackle this trend.  Because at my age, I’m certainly not going to be running around with my navel hanging out!  And while I’ve done some cute layering looks with crops, that doesn’t exactly work during the warmer summer months.  So for those of you finding yourselves in the same predicament as me, I have found that a super cute and age appropriate way to wear a crop top, is with a high-wasited skirt.  It still gives you the look and feel of the crop, but without baring all of the skin!  And trust me, your belly button will thank you!

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Crop Lace Top: Express (comes in a bunch of colors-I’m obsessed!) | Skirt: JCrew (on sale and comes in tons of colors-dying over the yellow version) | Cuff: Lucyk Brand | Charm Bracelets: Juicy Couture via TJMaxx, similar, Anne Klein | Ring: KiraKira | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier, flat version | Heels: Jessica Simpson (most comfortable heesl in my closet right now! LOVE them!)

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support of my blog.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to have you all on this journey with me.

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Balloons…

I have always wanted to do a blog post with balloons (thanks a lot, Pinterest), but the opportunity had just really never presented itself.  That is until yesterday, when J surprised me with flowers and balloons before we left town for a quick weekend birthday celebration. And so today, in honor of my birthday, I thought I would celebrate by accessorizing my outfit with a whole bunch of pink balloons.  Because if you can’t accessorize with balloons on your birthday, then really, when can you?

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Top: Express Portofino Shirt (BEST ever!)

Skirt: Kensie

Necklace: Dillards (sold out), similar, similar

Bracelet: Juicy Couture (old), this year’s version (on sale!)

Watch: Michael Kors

Rings: Gigglosophy

Sunnies: House of Harlow

Pumps: Payless (say what??), similar, similar, similar

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giveaway!

I am so excited to be teaming up with one of my very favorite Etsy shops today, Basil The Cat!  I first discovered this great shop when I was on the hunt for a bubble necklace a couple of years ago.  And I discovered that Rachel not only made them by hand with a beautiful vintage feel (see this post-her’s is the turquoise version), but she also created all sorts of gorgeous one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.  Swoon worthy, really.  And let me tell you, I have a been a huge fan of hers ever since.  So when she contacted me recently to not only give away one of the gorgeous Elephant lockets that I am wearing below, but also offer a 20% discount to All Dolled Up readers for the ENTIRE month of November, how could I say no?  And so today my friends, is your lucky day! See below for entry details!

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Plaid Shirt: JCrew, really loving this one | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklace: c/o Basil The Cat | Bracelets: Anne Klein, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Booties: Lucky Brand via TJMaxx, loving these, and these

To enter, click on the link below and follow the instructions!

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For additional entries, share a link to this post on your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter feed and tag All Dolled Up!  Winner will be announced next Wednesday, November 20th.  And don’t forget, all All Dolled Up readers will receive 20% off of their purchase from Basil The Cat during the month of November.

Just enter the code: AbbyDoll20 at checkout!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Summer Brights

I love neon. Especially a nice, bright neon yellow. And while it isn’t the easiest shade to wear, yellow in general is my absolute favorite color, so I’m partial. Which is why, of course, I couldn’t resist this pretty top. And while I can’t recommend this hue for everyone, what I can recommend is a pretty, dressed-up tank back to ripped jeans and heels for a summer night out on the town…

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Neon Top: Vince Camuto | Ripped Jeans: American Eagle | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, Stella & Dot | Necklace:  JCrew, JCrew | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar, similar | Pumps: Michael Kors

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was unbelievably busy, but filled with some of my favorite things including friends, biking, marbles, vino, time with the littles, root beer floats, and long evenings spent enjoying our deck.  Oh how I love this time of year!

If you haven’t entered the JCrew gift card giveaway, click here to enter for your chance to win!

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Downtown Abby

Last week marked our big 2014 planning meetings. And while it was fun to discuss our fashion and growth strategies for the upcoming year, I always especially love the excuse to office out of our beautiful, brand new Macy’s in downtown SLC. And so of course, when Friday rolled around, my hubby and I took full advantage and met for drinks at one of our favorite local downtown spots. It was the perfect way to enjoy some gorgeous spring weather and kick off a nice, relaxing weekend after a week full of craziness.

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Jacket: Forever21 | Bow Top: Forever21 | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: INC, JCrew | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Aldo, Juicy Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors | Shoes: INC (on sale!!)

We all know I am obsessed with pink shoes.  And this bubblegum pink pair is my current favorite because they are amazingly comfortable.  But can we talk about my little bow top for minute?  It’s pretty safe to say that I am beyond obsessed with it.  The teeny, tiny bows are so darn cute and on top of that, they are velveteen-totally reminds me of when I was a kid.  Plus, it was under $15.  Can’t beat that!!!

Hope you all had an amazing weekend.

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P.S.  I am hosting my first Stella & Dot trunk show this week and I am so excited!!!  If you are a Utah gal and would like to come, please leave a comment or shoot me an email (abby_doll@hotmail.com) and I will send you the invite.  And for those of you not in the SLC, if you are looking to order something sparkly from Stella & Dot, please use the link below!  They just released their new summer line along with a gorgeous new handbag lineup.  Seriously swoon worthy.

http://www.stelladot.com/ts/ogpo5

Emerald City

A while back, I wrote this post about emerald, Pantone’s color of the year. And given its current popularity, coupled with the opening of Oz The Great and Powerful tonight, what can I say? Emerald is on my mind…

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Striped Top:  JCrew (old) similarsimilarsimilar | Peplum Ponte Tee:  BarIII (sold out) crushing on this style | Skinnies:  INC | Monogram Necklace:  Keti Sorely Designs | Emerald Earrings:  INC (old) same earrings different color | Bracelets:  Stella and Dot, Juicy Couture | Watch:  Michael Kors | Bag:  Olivia+Joy (sold out), similar | Pumps: Aldo (on sale-and really comfortable!!)

Another trend I can’t seem get off my mind? Peplum!  So fun and flirty and so many ways to wear it.  Currently, I am loving it layered over button downs.

Happy weekend, dolls!!

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100th Post!!

Today marks my 100th post on the All Dolled Up blog! It seems crazy to me that I’ve not only been able to come up with that many outfit ideas to share with all of you, but even more so that I decided to take on this project just a few short months ago. It has been such an incredible journey thus far and I am truly loving every minute. I have learned so much about myself but more importantly have been incredibly blessed by the outpouring of love and support I have received from friends, family, and my readers, who now also feel like my friends. And it all makes me incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to share my love of fashion with all of you. So thank you to each and every one of you who takes the time to sit down and read my blog.  You are appreciated far more than you know. 

Today’s post is about two of my very favorite things: feather earrings and sequins. Both are great transitional pieces into fall, but what I really love about them is unexpectedly pairing them together-something sweet and girly back to something more boho and far less refined.  An easy look that was made for a night on the town, or an end-of-summer outdoor concert.  20120828-092753.jpg

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Sequin Top:  Express (last summer, but they have many similar styles in store and online now!)

Skinny Jeans:  The Gap (in store now!!!)

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Gold Charm Bracelet:  Juicy Couture via Nordstrom Rack

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Feather Earrings:  The Icing (last summer), Macy’s (recent)

Gold Metallic Handbag:  Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier (my gold version was a limited edition, but they always offer this bag in lots of great colors and some sort of metallic usually comes out around the holidays)

Shoes:  Guess via TJMaxx (thanks Kendi for introducing me to these shoes!!)

Truth be told, sometimes I feel a little silly writing a fashion blog when there are so many important and pressing issues going on in our world-it makes me feel a little frivolous.  But at the same time, we all want to feel good about ourselves and confident in our skin, and a huge part of that can come from the way we dress and put ourselves together.  So if I can help even one person out there feel a little better about themselves or more confident when making shopping or fashion decisions, then I am doing my job.  I truly believe that women of any shape, size, or budget should all have the ability and the tools to look and feel their best.

Thank you again for all of the love and support!  I’ve got some exciting things in the works that I can’t wait to share with all of you!

xx