Transitioning

I’m having a hard time believing that it’s already August.  And I can’t help but find myself starting to think about Fall, and purchasing transitional and Fall specific pieces.

So in today’s post, I wanted to share with you this super cute dress and how I’m wearing it now, and how I’m going to wear it when the temperatures start dropping.  Like I’ve said a lot on this blog, I love re-styling items and investing in pieces that will get a lot of use in my wardrobe.

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Happy Thursday, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

P.S. How cute is my sweet Chloe girl?  She normally hates having her picture taken, but insisted on making a cameo in this post! 🙂

 

 

Shift Jacket

You guys know I love a good shift dress.  But did you know I’m also a fan of a great shift jacket?  Not only are they chic and stylish, but they are perfect for the office to take any simple dress you have in your closet up a notch.  And if you are looking for a great staple dress for your wardrobe, this one is perfect!  Not only is it affordable and super flattering, but it comes in a ton of great colors!  In fact, it’s one of the pieces that gets the most wear in my closet-no matter the season!

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Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Short Story

I am loving boyfriend shorts this season.  And because it has been a little cooler in the SLC the past few days, they have been a perfect choice to wear back to my favorite button-down shirts and wedges.  In fact, it’s felt like a bit of a summer uniform for me.  I mean really, what’s easier to put together than denim and gingham?

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Shirt: JCrew, similar | Shorts: Nordstrom, LOVE these | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Wedges: Guess via DSW

Hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Montana Roots

I love a great camo print.  And I can’t help but wonder if it stems from my Montana roots.  But regardless of where my fondness for the print comes from, I am definitely happy that camo is still an important print this Fall season!

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Vest: Macy’s (older style), similar, similar | Camo Tee: JCrew (on sale!), love this sequin version | Destroyed Skinnies: American Eagle (obsessed) | Necklaces: JCrew, INC | Watch: Michael Kors | Gold Cuff: Forever21 (old), similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (obsessed!) | Pumps: Aldo (last season), similar style (under $30!!)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Color of the Year

My birthday falls in the month of May, which of course means that emeralds are my birth stone. And emerald green also happens to be one of my favorite colors. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when emerald was announced as the color of 2013. It’s a tough color not to love and I can’t wait to add more pieces in this rich, gorgeous hue to my wardrobe…

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Green Lace Dress:  H&M, similar, similar | Polka Dot Button Down:  JCrew | Leggings:  American Apparel | Leopard Belt: Express |  Earrings:  INC (sold out), similar, similar | Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Gold Braceltes:  BCBG, Forever21 | Watch:  Michael Kors | Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip | Boots:  Jessica Simpson, similar

I love mixing prints, but I also love mixing different patterns.  And this outfit is a great example of both-with all of the pieces working together to create a look that is not only eclectic, but perfect for a vast array of activities and events.   Can’t beat that!

Thanks for reading!

xx

Take A Walk On The Wild Side

I heart leopard pants. And while I know they seem like a scary and silly thing to add to your wardrobe, I urge you to step out of that comfort zone of yours and try a pair. I swear, every time put mine on, I feel sassy, and fun, and super stylish. Plus they are surprisingly flattering. Especially if you go with a smaller print, like I talked about in this post.

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Off-The-Shoulder Top: H&M (old) similar

Leopard Pants: Else by Joe’s Jeans (exclusively at Macy’s)

Earrings: The Icing

Black Cocktail Ring: Florence, Italy

Bracelet: Target (old)

Watch: Michael Kors

Bag: Steven by Steve Madden

Wedges: Madden Girl by Steve Madden

My parents were in town over the weekend and my dad wanted to watch J and I take blog photos-which was somewhat awkward for me, but sweet that he wanted to see how this whole blogging thing works. And while he couldn’t have been more supportive, I have to say that he was not nearly as appreciative of my leopard pants as I hope you all will be! I suppose they are just one more thing we can add to the list of things men don’t understand. 😉

Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts out to my all of my friends on the east coast. Stay safe!

xx