Spring Trends

I am wearing four of my favorite trends for Spring and Summer in today’s outfit post: destroyed denim, an off-the-shoulder top, platform sandals, and round sunglasses.  And while I’ve been playing around with the first three trends for quite some time now, I just recently purchased my first pair of round sunglasses.  And I have so say, I am LOVING them.  In fact, I just ordered a second pair with a gradient lens, as opposed to mirrored and I can’t for them to get here.  I’d also love to know, what are some of your favorite trends for this season?

Top (shein c/o) | Denim (less than $100!) | Hat | Sunnies | Bag | Platforms

Hope you guys are having a great week!  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

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Leopard Tunic+A Little Update

It’s hard to believe it’s been exactly 3 months since my car accident.  In some ways, it feels like 3 months of my life have been completely lost to the fog of this concussion, as I’ve battled severe sleep deprivation, fatigue, a newfound fear of driving, mild dizziness, vision issues, and a roller coaster of emotions on top of some already difficult life circumstances.  I haven’t been able to partake in a lot of the things that I love, like skiing, biking, Orange Theory, hiking, going out with friends, or even shopping.  And despite really disliking hospitals, I have found myself having to go to countless appointments with my neurologist, my neuropsychologist, and my balance and mobility therapist. Fortunately, I’ve been starting to see some pretty significant improvements over the last couple of weeks, and am beginning to feel more like myself.  But looking at the last 3 months as whole, if I’m being honest, it’s been really, really hard.  And some days I kind of just want to wallow in my own self pity. Ha!

I think I realized a few weeks ago that one thing I was really struggling with was the fact that someone else’s bad decision has had such a negative and lasting impact on my life.  And I was feeling kind of angry about it.  But then one morning I was sitting in my neuropsychologist’s office, and he asked me if I am the type of person who believes that bad things just happen, or if I believe that bad things (or good) happen for a reason.  And for me there was no hesitation.  As a Believer, I am definitely a person who believes the latter.  While we can’t always see the bigger picture, his question put things into perspective and reminded me that Jesus is authoring the story of our lives.  And in some way, shape or form, this accident is a part of my story.  One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Romans 5:3-4: “suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character, hope”.  I’ve seen friends recently walk this out so well and have admired them so much.  And as I sat in that office that morning, I was overcome, because I realized that I too can persevere.  So then and there, I made the decision to stop feeling sorry for myself and to commit to walking  through the aftermath of my head injury in this way, with perseverance, character, and hope. Because while I can’t control the decisions and actions of others, I can control my own.

So here’s to a positive mindset, a grateful heart, continued improvement, and (what you probably really came here for), more outfit posts!!  And a huge thank you to you all for all of your support.  You guys really are the best.

Tunic | Denim, also love these | Necklace (old), similar | Sunglasses | Bag | Booties (on sale!)

Hope y’all are having a wonderful week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Duster

I love a good duster cardigan.  But at only 5’3″, I tend to shy away from them because they typically overwhelm me.  Well thank goodness for Cabi.  Because like everything else they make, the moment I put this sweater on, I couldn’t believe how flattering it was.  Even on my short frame!  And I especially love the placement of the stripes, which make it feel like a really fresh take on an old classic.  A definite must-have for any wardrobe!

cardi (cabi c/o) | tee (similar) | denim | necklace | sunnies | bag (on sale!)| heels

Happy, happy Friday sweet friends!  AND happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Does anyone have any fun plans tonight?

xoxo,

Abby

Flower Run

I love having a Trader Joe’s right by my house.  Not only do I love grocery shopping there, but I love stocking up on fresh flowers for my house every week at ridiculously affordable prices.  And you know what else I love?  These jeans-which are also ridiculously affordable at less than $75!  I also own in them in black and they are so comfy, and hold their shape really well.  They are seriously my favorite denim right now.  So trust me when I tell you that you need them in your life!

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Top | Denim (only $70!)| Necklace | Bag (less than $40!)| Sunnies (my fave and less than $60!) | Hat | Booties

Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Neutrals

Olive and nude is always a favorite color combo of mine.  And this olive tunic is so soft and cozy (and under $40!), it’s pretty much my favorite purchase of the Fall season.  I’m also loving this faux suede vest.  It is just one of those pieces that I will be able to get a ton of wear out of. And you know I always love (and recommend) pieces that are a good investment!

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Tunic | Vest | Denim | Bagsimilar | Necklace | Sunnies | Pumps

Hope you guys had a good weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

P.S.  I am going to take a little mini-break from my social media/blog for the next couple of days.  I am participating in a fast with my church, Antioch SLC, and have opted to give up social media and tv for the next couple of days to spend some time focusing on my walk with God.  But I will be back to my regular posting on Wednesday evening, so be sure to check back then!!!

 

 

Blanket Scarf

One of my favorite things about Fall is pulling out all of my cozy blanket scarves.  Not only are they practical, but they add such a fun pop of color and texture to your outfit.  Plus, they’re affordable, so it’s a trend that anyone can jump on. And because there are so many good ones out there this year, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites for you below (all under $30).

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Scarf (old) love this, this, this, this, and this | Sweater (LOVE-under $40) | Skinnies | Sunnies | Bag | Pumps

Happy Friday!  Does anyone have any fun plans this weekend?

xoxo,

Abby

 

Velvet

Velvet is one of my very favorite trends of the seasons.  In fact, velvet is always a favorite fabric of mine (particularly crushed), so I’m really glad that it’s going to be important to the Fall season and can’t wait to add more pieces to my wardrobe.  In fact, I’m thinking I would really like a pair of velvet heels or booties.  And maybe even a velvet bomber (see what I mean? I LOVE velvet!).  But I’d love to know, how are you guys feeling about this trend?

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Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Print Mixing

Fashion trends come and go, but one thing that always remains a favorite in my book, is mixing plaid and leopard.  And while this outfit is perfect for warm summer nights, it does give off the vibe of just a hint of Fall.  Perfect for this time of year.DSC_2950 DSC_2931 DSC_2987 DSC_2876 DSC_2935 DSC_2986 DSC_2950 DSC_2921 DSC_2984 DSC_2941Top: Gap (40% off with code: FUNDAY) | Denim: Joe’s Jeans | Cuff: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker via Ditto (rent them for FREE for one month with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: Steve Madden

Hope you guys all had a wonderful weekend, and that your Monday will be short.  🙂

xoxo,

Abby

 

Mad for Plaid

I’ve found that it doesn’t really matter the season, in my book, plaid always works.  And right now I am really loving this cute plaid tunic from Chicwish.  Since I’m short, I tied a little knot in it to give help give me some shape (a great trick for voluminous tops if you’re petite, like me!).  And when the temps drop (I can’t believe I’m even thinking about that already), I can’t wait to pair it back to leggings, boots, and a cute jacket.

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Hope you guys are having a great week!  Is anyone else following the Olympics?  I am, and I am especially loving the diving and the gymnastics this year.  I just can’t seem to get enough!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Sightseeing in NYC

If you all are looking for a great basic top to add to your wardrobe, I can’t say enough about this Free People tunic.  It was the perfect shirt to layer with for sightseeing in some crazy weather in NYC the other week.  It’s also always a go-to when I travel, or when I’m looking for an easy outfit to throw on.  And the best part?  It’s on major sale right now and comes in a bunch of colors (I may or may not own 4 of them)!!!

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Tunic: Free People (on major sale!)

Jacket: JCrew (on sale!)

Skinnies: Denim and Supply (under $80!)

Sunnies: Ray-ban

Bag: Marc Jacobs (old) love this

Booties: Dolce Vita (less than $35! also come in black)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Oh, and don’t mind my crazy hair in some of these photos.  It was super windy when we were trying to snap these photos!

xoxo,

Abby