Twirly Girl

When I was a little girl, I LOVED skirts that I could twirl in.  I mean really, what little girl doesn’t? And even as an adult, I am still drawn pretty feminine skirts and dresses that make me feel like twirling around like a little kid.  And this gorgeous polka tulle skirt from Dainty Jewells does just that.  I mean really, tulle AND polka dots?  You had me with just the tulle!

If you aren’t familiar with Dainty Jewells, be sure to check them out.  They have so many beautiful and unique pieces on their site that you won’t find in a typical department store.  And if you are anything like me, it’s always important to invest in those special pieces for your wardrobe that make you a stand out.  And Dainty Jewells provides exactly that type of clothing at an affordable price.  They also have affordable bridesmaid dresses as well.  You can shop my skirt and some of my other favorite items below!

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We had a massive snowstorm here in Utah yesterday, so it seems so weird posting these photos now that we have about 2 feet of snow on the ground at my house!  Fingers crossed this means we’ll have a white Christmas!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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Black and White

It doesn’t matter the season, or what’s on trend for the year.  Black and white is always one of my very favorite combinations.  Especially when paired with a bright lip for a little pop of color.  Not only is it a timeless combo, but a look everyone can wear.

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Jacket: Nordstrom (obsessed and it’s under $100!) | Top: cabi | Skinnies: AG | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Cuff: cabi | Sunnies: Karen Walker (try them for ONE MONTH FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!!) | Heels: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx (old), similar 

LIPS: Trout Pout by Butter London

So, when I was scheduling blog posts this week, I didn’t realize that I was posting the same jacket in two different colors in back to back posts!  Seriously people, that is HOW GOOD this jacket is.  I literally wear it with everything.  So do yourself a favor and treat yourself to one.  You can thank me later! 🙂

Happy Hump Day!

 

Fiesta!

I’ve been a little slow to hop on the off-shoulder-trend.  It’s not that I don’t love it, because I do.  My hesitation has been that I have broad shoulders and assumed it was a silhouette that would accentuate this and make me look wider on the top than I am.  But once I started trying a few off-the-shoulder pieces on, I realized how wrong I was!  And this dress is no exception.  Not only is it fun and flirty, but it has beautiful laser cut trim, and makes me like I am going to a fun party or a fiesta! And even better than that? It’s under $20!!!  So I want to know, how are you guys feeling about the off-the-shoulder trend?

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Dress: SheIn c/o (under $20 and the quality is GREAT!) | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Clutch: Clare Vivier, LOVE this one | Sunnies: Isaac Mizrahi (under $50!) | Heels: INC

Thank you SO much for stopping by and for your continued support of this blog-I appreciate it more than you know!

 

 

Stripes

I am really on a stripe kick these days.  And this dress from Express is seriously one of my very pieces in my closet.  It is cute and comfy and the perfect piece to throw on for a BBQ, bike ride, dinner at home, or for a night on the town.  All you have to do is change out your shoes and jewelry and it takes on a completely different personality every time. In fact, I love this dress so much (and it’s on sale for such a great price!) that I just picked it up in two more colors!  If there is one dress you buy this summer, I am telling you, this is the one.  You’re welcome!

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Dress: Express(on sale!), solid colors here | Cuff: Macy’s | Ring: Stella & Dot | Clutch: Clare Vivier, LOVING this one | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Wedges: Jessica Simpson (on major sale!) | Lips: Morange by MAC

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Thank you SO much for stopping by!

 

 

Statement Pumps

It’s no secret that I love shoes.  And there is almost nothing in the whole wide world of fashion that I love more than a great pair of statement pumps!  So when I spotted these gorgeous Vince Camuto stunners when I was in San Francisco for meetings last week, I knew they would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe!  Not only will they look fantastic with jeans, but I am especially loving the way they amp up a simple long sleeved black dress.  A perfect (and super easy!) look for date night if you ask me!

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 Dress: Express (UNDER $30 and super comfy!!) | Bracelet: House of Harlow c/o Rocksbox | Sunnies: Prada | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Vince Camuto (SUPER comfy!!!) 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

 

Cupcake

I think it might be safe to say that I’ve never met a stripe I haven’t liked.  And this cute little striped cupcake skirt from H&M has been an obvious favorite in my closet.  Like leopard, stripes can be used as a neutral-particularly when they are black and white.  So looking for pieces like this to add to your closet will give you a lot of different options for creating outfits with items you already own!

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Jacket: Blank NYC | Tank: American Rag | Skirt: H&M (old), similar, similar, LOVE this | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Ring: Kendra Scott | Necklace: Jeweliq (sold out), similar version | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Booties: INC

Have you guys entered the amazing giveaway with Moose and Nigel yet?  If not, be sure to CLICK HERE for your chance to win a handmade druzy necklace from this gorgeous shop!!  You can also save 10% off your order when you enter code: ALLDOLLEDUP10 at checkout!

Happy Friday, friends!!!!

 

 

 

Shifty

I love a good shift dress.  It’s a great way to look polished without really putting in much thought or effort.  Because let’s face it, sometimes getting dressed can be really HARD (no matter how many clothes you have in your closet!).  So I always try to have a couple of these on hand in basic colors-a wardrobe hack, if you will.  They are super flattering on just about any body type, and pair well with boots or pumps, blazers or denim jackets, and also happen to look great paired with faux fur vests!  So if you don’t have a basic shift dress in your wardrobe, you should.  Just another one of those items that will give you a ton of outfit options without breaking the bank!

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Ponte Shift Dress: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this and this | Fur Vest: Forever21 (old), similar, similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot, JCrew (sold out), just got this one | Bracelets: Rocksbox, Stella & Dot, JCrew | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Boots: Aldo (old), love these

 Happy Thursday, friends!!!!

 

Layers

One of my favorite things about dressing for Fall is layering.  I love putting multiple pieces together to achieve different looks and maximize the pieces in my wardrobe.  And because I am such a fan of the layered look, I am definitely finding myself gravitating towards this season’s mixed media pieces that give you the layered look without having to actually layer.  Not only do they help simplify getting dressed in the morning, but they are a great option to get the layered look without all the bulk!

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Sweater: Maison Jules via Macy’s, also loving this, this and this | Tank: Gap | Skinnies: American Eagle (LOVING their new X denim!!!) | Necklace: JCrew (old), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier (also love this) | Pumps: Aldo (old), LOVE these and these

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Thank you SO much for stopping by!

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Same Same

Leopard on leopard.  What do y’all think?  Yay or nay?  I think yay.  I am obviously a huge fan of print mixing, but typically gravitate towards pairing different patterns together (florals and stripes, stripes and leopard, polka dots and stripes, etc.).  And while I believe it’s perfectly acceptable to mix two of the same print together, it definitely works best if you follow a couple of rules.  The first is that the patterns are in the same or a complimentary color palette.  And the second is that the size of the two different prints are contrasting.  Pretty easy, don’t you think?

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Jacket: Lookbook Store, similar, similar | Lace Top: Forever21 (old), LOVE this, and this, similar | Denim: 7 for all Mankind | Sunnies: Rayban 62mm Aviator | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: TJMaxx, Gift | Clutch: Clare Vivier, similar | Pumps: Renvy via Gilt Group

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Hump Day!