Mad for Plaid

I love plaid.  Which is lucky for me, because it’s a key trend this fall season.  And while I am so excited for all of the different ways I have up my sleeve to style this beloved print, right now, I am loving it paired back to leather and chiffon.  A slightly masculine spin on a pretty fall dress, if you will (click here to see how I styled this dress last year)…

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Drop Waist Dress: The Limited (old), similar, similar, similar | Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old), similar, loving this one | Necklaces: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), obsessed with this one | Pumps: Chinese Laundry

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Ours seemed to go by in the blink of an eye.  But I must say, I am absolutely in love with the gorgeous Fall weather we are having.  Oh how I love the month of October!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Vegas Recap

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that J and I were in Las Vegas last week for a long weekend and a bike race.  We had a fantastic time and spent our days riding our road bikes through the Red Rock Canyon, attending Interbike, doing a little shopping, and (mostly) lounging by the pool.  It was a fun and relaxing few days.  But I have to say, my favorite part was the excuse to get extra dressed up for dinner in the evenings.  And any excuse to throw on a little extra sparkle is a good enough excuse for me…

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Outfit #1: Chic Tee: Forever21 | Skirt: H&M (old), similar, loving this one | Bracelets: JCrew, Kate Spade, Stella & Dot | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew, Juicy Couture | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: Sole Society

Outfit#2: Romper: BarIII (old), similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Cuffs: H&M | Belt: Express | Clutch: Michael Kors | Pumps: Chinese Laundry (old), similar 

Outfit #3: Dress: Forever21 (sold out), similar  | Belt: Steve Madden | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew, Juicy Couture | Bracelets: JCrew, Kate Spade, Stella & dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: BCBGeneration Olga

I don’t know about you guys, but I am so excited for the weekend, I can hardly stand it.  It’s just been one of those weeks, I guess.

Thank you so much for stopping by-like I have said before, you all brighten my days more than you know!  And if you haven’t yet, be sure to follow All Dolled Up on Instagram, Facebook, and Bloglovin’ (links to your right).

Happy weekend!!

Now You See Me…

Confession: I LOVE camo. Always have, always will. In fact, my father-in-law even got me my very own snow camo gators for Christmas one year because I thought snow camo was especially pretty. So when camo is in, I am always especially quick to jump on the trend. And so of course, given it’s popularity this season, I knew that a camo vest would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe for the summer season…

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Instagram Filter: Valencia

Camo Vest: Macy’s, similar, similar | Dress: Forever21 | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets: H&M (old), similar | Sunnies: Amazon | Bag: Michael Kors (sold out) | Sandals: Chinese Laundry Love Me (old), similar

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We spent ours celebrating the marriage of two of our dear friends.  And let me tell you, it was a truly lovely wedding and a fantastic celebration-pretty sure I can’t think of a better way to have spent the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by!

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FPF: Polka Dots

Pretty sure I’ve blogged enough about polka dots to give them a deserving spot on my FPF list. Whether it’s a top, a pair of shoes, a bag, a skirt, a dress, or a pair of pants, polka dots are one of those trends that can truly work for everyone. I mean really, how many other patterns are out there with the ability to portray both a youthful and sophisticated feel?

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Top: TJMaxx (old), similar | Polka Dot Pants: Else (old), similar, similar | Neon Belt: Macy’s, similar |  Necklaces: Kenneth Cole, Tiffany and Co. | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Bag: Steve Madden(old), similar | Sunnies: Gap | Heels: Chinese Laundry (old), similar, similar

Happy, happy Friday everyone!  I am back visiting my old stomping grounds of Bozeman, MT for the weekend and am so looking forward to getting some miles on my bike, checking out some of my old favorite places, and of course, getting to see friends we haven’t seen in far too long.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xx-

Abby

Cold Shoulder

I LOVE the one shoulder trend-in fact it’s always one of my favorites every time it comes around. And while it’s not quite as relevant this year as it has been the past two, I still feel like it’s a trend that’s applicable for the season. And lucky for me, because one of my favorite summertime looks is a one-shoulder tee-shirt back to a fun, flirty skirt…

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One Shoulder Top: Charlotte Russe (old) similar, similar | Skirt: JCrew, similar | Necklaces: Keti Sorely, JCrew | Braclets: Aldo, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Belt: Down East Outfitters (old) | Sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Sandals: Chinese Laundry Love Me (old) similar, similar, craving these

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I feel like mine went by in the blink of an eye-but of course weekends tend to do that, don’t they?

Thank you for stopping by!

xx

Two In One

Today I want to share one of my favorite tricks with you. And that my friends, is wearing a dress as a skirt. It’s such a simple and fun way to double your wardrobe by creating multiple looks with one item-plus it’s also a great money saver. I chose to wear a knotted t-shirt over my dress in this post, but button downs are also an easy option for layering (see here)…

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Jacket: H&M (old), similar, similar | T-shirt: BarIII (old) similar, similar | Dress:  American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Ring: House of Harlow| Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Target | Pumps: Chinese Laundry

I am LOVING the cap toe trend this season.  And this particular nude and silver pair is definitely one of my favorites.  Not only are they are a great staple that goes with just about everything, but the pop of metallic takes them up a notch making them not just a great neutral, but fun too! And fun is definitely important when it comes to shoes!!!

Happy hump day! 

xx

Tassel Ho!

I love a good tassel necklace. Maybe it’s because I’m from Montana and they remind me of a (fashionable) bolo tie, or maybe it’s just because they feel so new and different this season. Either way, a tassel necklace is an easy piece for anyone to wear and something simple (and inexpensive) everyone should add to their wardrobe this spring!

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Blouse: Express | Skirt: H&M (old), similar | Tassel Necklace: BCBGeneration | Belt: Express | Sunnies:  Target | Watch:  Michael Kors | Clutch:  Michael Kors | Shoes: Chinese Laundry

Editing these photos only served to make me acutely aware of how anxious I am for the arrival of spring and summer.  Not only am I looking forward to warmer temps, sunshine, longer days, and fewer layers, but a little color on my pale skin definitely won’t hurt either!

Happy Wednesday!

xx

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

Casual Glam

For those of you that aren’t familiar, I mentioned in an earlier post that Park City is a pretty casual yet glamorous mountain town-a fabulous hybrid that makes it very easy to navigate wardrobe wise (minus a fluctuating temperature). Really, pretty much anything goes from a one shoulder dress, to a little lace skirt, to a hoodie and jeans. In PC, the choice is all yours. And because let’s face it, most of what we dress for in life is often times more casual than not, (even though we sometimes wish we could be more glamorous), I have a favorite item that I am always on the hunt for that foots the bill for both.

So, what it is?! It is a flowy racerback tank with a shirttail hem-my perfect go to top for a casual or glamorous look. Now don’t get me wrong, I love flowy tops just as much as the next person, but let’s face it, they are hard to wear and often times terribly unflattering. However a racerback brings it all in at the top and defines your shoulders and waist before falling to its widest part. And to further create a more flattering look, I especially love a racerback in tandem with a shirttail hem, eliminating the box cut which gives the top (and you!) a little more shape and flare. Plus the combo looks great back to skinnies or shorts making it an incredibly universal piece-which is of course why I love it so much. And with that said, here are a few things I look for when on the prowl for one of these shirts:

1. A Fun Color-something that is bright and interesting on its own, say back to a pair of cut offs, but something that would also look great with a pair of skinnies and heels and some fun jewelry

2. A Dressier Fabric-in today’s post, the silhouette of my top is incredibly casual, but it is made from a rich silky fabric that makes it feel perfect for evening with the right accessories

3. Length-I like these tops to be a little long, but not tunic length. They need to be just long enough that they work with skinnies, but short enough to wear with shorts

4. Strap Width-this summer I have been into skinnier racer back straps. They still aren’t the norm so it makes this simple top feel a little more special and differentiated-even if you are only wearing it with flip flops and jeans

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Tank:  Forever21

Skinny Jeans:  Gap (check in store-they are legging jeans)

Flower Necklace:  TJMaxx (recent)

Chain Necklace:  Macy’s (recent)

Bracelets:  Oia Jules, Tiffany and Co., Thailand

Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Orange Lipstick:  MAC Morange

Shoes:  Chinese Laundry (oldies but goodies)

I feel like I have been all over the place (literally) during the month of July.  Summer is flying by and I feel like I’ve barely had time to take it in and enjoy.  But the good news is, J and I are heading off on vacation tomorrow and traveling back to Montana for bike races and to see family and get some serious time in on the water.  It’s a summer tradition and I couldn’t be more excited!!!  Now I just need to get myself home from Idaho tonight to do some serious unpacking, laundry, and then pack myself up again.  I’m not especially looking forward to that part, but what’s on the horizon will definitely make it worth my while!

Hope you are all having a fabulous week!

xx

Silver or Gold?

Growing up I HATED gold. Absolutely hated it and refused (for the most part) to wear anything besides sterling silver or white gold. In fact, I think I remember telling my mom once that gold just wasn’t “cool” and that it was meant for “older ladies”. So it seems that now a days I have either had a change of heart, or fall into that whole “older lady” category, because I am a HUGE fan of gold. And I am pretty sure it all began because of Michael Kors and his fabulous watches. Thanks to MK, gold watches have been all the rage for the last couple of years, and with a gold watch, one must have gold accessories. So, I have slowly been picking up gold baubles here and there and am LOVING that I now have the option to wear either silver or gold, and sometimes even both together. I feel like it makes my wardrobe more well-rounded and allows for me to change things up on a daily basis. So when I picked up this cute dress at TJMaxx a couple of months ago, I knew that because of the cute gold buttons flanking the top and the warmth of the orange base, that it would be the perfect item to wear back to a lof of chunky gold jewelry.

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Dress: TJMaxx

Double Wrap Belt:  Down East Outfitters

Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs (etsy)

Bracelets: Left Hand: Forever21, Macy’s, Right Hand: Oia Jules (etsy)

Gold and Tortoise Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Ring: Decofox (etsy)

Earrings: Macy’s

Shoes: Chinese Laundry Love Me

Sunglasses: Steve Madden via TJMaxx

And while I am pretty sure I will always be a silver girl at heart, I definitely find myself gravitating more towards gold in the summer months. The warmth of it compliments a nice tan and just feels like it belongs with the current summer trend-particularly white. But the good news is, for those of us with a preference between the two, you can get away with either silver or gold . But I definitely recommend having the option of both in your accessory collection.

xx

P.S.  Please excuse the crease in the bottom of my dress.  Funny thing is, you can’t see it in person, but for some reason, it showed up when I put the photos through the Instagram filter.  Yikes!  😉