Stepping Out

I tend to gravitate towards the same kinds of items: button-downs, t-shirts and cardis, black leather jackets and ripped jeans-if you follow along with my blog, then you’ve probably noticed! lol  But one of the best parts of having a blog is that it forces me to take a look at my closet and make smart decisions when adding to my wardrobe.  So when I saw this shirt at Zara when I was in Seattle for business meetings last week, I knew it would be a great investment.  Not only is a silhouette that I don’t own anything similar to, but it is also a print that is completely different from anything else I own (and perfect for Spring, of course!)!  So my advice to you guys today?  Even though it is easy to buy the same kinds of things that we like to gravitate towards, it is important to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and add unique pieces to your closet that you will keep for years to come!

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Blouse: Zara (also love this pretty v-neck version), similar, similar (under $11!!!!)| Skinnies: Paige | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), LOVE this one | Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), obsessing over these (and they are super comfy-I own the leopard version!)

Thank you guys so much for stopping by!  I appreciate each and every single one of your more than I can even begin to express!

 

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The Blues

I am loving all shades of blue this season.  And even though blue is a color I always love, it’s not necessarily a color that I’m typically drawn to wear, or one that has a very big presence in my wardrobe.  But because there are so many beautiful shades available this spring and it is such an “it”color, blue is something I am definitely making an effort to wear more of!

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Button Down: JCrew (on sale!), LOVE this one | Skinnies: Current/Elliott via Piperlime (on sale!!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (backordered), also love this one | Sunglasses: Karen Walker, similar version under $60 | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Vince Camuto

Apologies for the radio silence on the blog the last few days!  I am a Regional Director of Strategy for a major retailer and was facilitating my Spring 2016 planning meetings in Seattle all week.  And even though I had a bunch of outfit photos ready to go, I was too exhausted to get any text posted.  But I am back home now and can’t wait for a fun weekend with my hubby and pups!

Happy Friday, y’all!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

 P.S. Don’t forget to enter the $500 Lululemon giveaway here.  You can also stop by my Instagram (alldolledupblog) for a chance to win an AUTHENTIC Louis Vuitton NeverFull!!!!!!!!!

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!

 

Green for the Holidays (and a REALLY amazing giveaway!!)

Happy Monday, lovelies!  Today I wanted to share with you another outfit idea for the holiday season.  I love red and always tend to gravitate towards it this time of year, but I am here to tell you that green is a fantastic alternative if you are looking to change up your holiday ensembles a bit.  I never thought I would wear this skirt outside of the summer months, but paired back to black and leopard, it feels totally appropriate and perfectly festive for the holiday season!  In fact, I’m thinking of wearing this exact outfit to an even I have this week!!  But I want to know, would you all dare to wear neon green (tulle!) during the winter months???

And be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a giveaway you don’t want to miss!!!

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Jacket: Blank NYC (best jacket EVER. Also comes in pink, nude, and gray AND it’s under $100!) | Tank: JCrew | Skirt: The Girl That Loves (best tulle skirts-incredibly comfy!), also loving this color and this color, also love this version (under $40!) | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Leopard Pumps: Nordstrom (sold out), similar, similar

And now for the giveaway…

If you have followed my blog for a while, then you might remember that I used to wear eyelash extensions.  But after having worn them for several months, I developed a severe allergic reaction to the glue.  And the end result (besides being totally traumatized by the whole ordeal)? Pretty much all of my eyelashes fell out.  And it. was. awful.  Fortunately for me, it was right around this time that I discovered Younique 3D Fiberlash Mascara.  And let me tell you-this stuff is awesome!  I am so hooked on it.  Far less expensive and time consuming than eyelash extensions, you can control the intensity, and you can wear it with or without your current mascara.  People ask me all of the time if I wear eyelash extensions-I am telling you, this stuff is a miracle in two convenient little tubes!

And today (because it’s your lucky day!), I am teaming up with my friend Kim Rosen to give away a set of Younique 3D Fiberlash mascara to one lucky reader (click on the rafflecopter link below)!!!  Winner will be announced Tuesday, December 23rd.

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Good luck and happy Monday!!!!!!

Secret Garden

Well, despite my best intentions last week, I just could not get it together to get any content up on the blog.  I thought I would have plenty of time to snap and share outfit photos, but we were so busy boating, rafting, fishing, hitting Glacier National Park, and enjoying family and friends, that there just wasn’t a lot of downtime.  So my apologies for the lack of posts!

Fortunately, J and I did manage to snap off a few outfit shots on the last night of our trip at my mom and dad’s house-including these photos taken in my mom’s GORGEOUS garden.  My parent’s yard is stunning and I wish I could take blog photos there all the time!  In fact, it was in this very garden that I took some of my senior pictures!  Crazy to think of how long ago that was!

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Tank: JCrew (on sale for under $15!-LOVE these tanks) | Skirt: JCrew (on sale for UNDER $25 with code -this skirt is awesome!), Factory Version (also on sale!) | Necklace: Raven and Lily (be sure to check them out-fantastic fair trade empowering women!) | Cuff: Raven and Lily (runs large) | Ring: KiraKira | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!) | Heels: INC (DYING over the new leopard version!)

Hope you all had a wonderful week last week and a wonderful weekend.  Can you believe it’s August already?  I know I can’t.  Too bad there isn’t a way to just slow down summer a bit.  I hate that it goes so fast!

Happy Monday!

 

P.S. For a peek at our vacation, be sure to follow me on Instagram: alldolledupblog (link in right nav)!