The Denim Jacket

Last week I wrote a post about wardrobe staples.  And today, I wanted to talk specifically about one of the items that I had on my list.  And that, my friends, is a denim jacket.  I wear mine constantly (which y’all have probably noticed on the blog and on my Instagram).  It’s a great layering piece, and obviously a great jacket for milder temps.  And not only that, but it can be worn with dresses, pants, or skirts-dressed up or dressed down.  I am telling you ladies, a denim jacket is season-less, timeless, and it’s a fairly inexpensive investment (which makes it an easy addition to any closet)!  So if you don’t have a denim jacket in your wardrobe, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post, because I’ve cut out the leg work and have rounded up my favorites just for all of you…

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Jacket: JCrew (On sale for under $50!!! It does run a bit big, so size down-I’m wearing an xs and am usually a small), also love this, this, this, and this | Gray Tunic: Banana Republic | Silk Layering Tee: Express | Ponte Pants: JCrew | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), just ordered this one | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Booties: Steve Madden via DSW

And in case you didn’t notice, I guess I should point out that I am wearing all of the wardrobe staples that I talked about in my post last week-not just the denim jacket.  I am telling you guys, staple items are the key to a great wardrobe.

Hope your week is off to a great start!  Thank you for stopping by!

 

TGIF

I can’t even begin to tell you guys how happy I am that it is Friday!  Why does the first full week of the year always seem to go by so slowly?  Just another one of life’s many mysteries, I guess!  Anyway, today I wanted to share a super casual outfit with you all that is one of my go-to looks.  As much as I love color, I am obsessed with gray and love it paired with white-especially when you throw in a pop of cognac.  I don’t know if it’s the dreariness of January or the post holiday blues, but this is a combo I’ve been reaching for all week. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to see if you won the $50 Bohme Boutique giveaway!

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Sweater: Super Dry via TJMaxx, similar, LOVE this one (on sale for $11.99!) | T-Shirt: H&M (old), this is my favorite tee EVER | Denim: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven + Lily (fair trade, AND it’s on sale!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Anne Klein via DSW (SO comfy and I’m obsessed with the cute little tassels!)

And the lucky winner of the $50 Bohme Boutique Giftcard is:

NICKI JOSEPH

Be on the lookout for an email from me or the ladies at Bohme to coordinate!

Happy weekend sweet friends!!!!

Downtown

I am all about army green surplus jackets and they always seem to reign supreme in my closet this time of year. But truth be told, this camel color jacket has been my absolute favorite this season! It’s such a refreshing alternative to the ever popular olive-green jacket, and the gold hardware makes it feel extra special.  It really is the perfect piece to throw on with jeans for all of those weekend errands and last-minute Christmas shopping!!

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Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s (sold out online, but check in store!), LOVE this version for winter, similar, similar | Sweater: Banana Republic | Silk Tunic: Express (40% off! this top is perfect for layering on wearing on it’s low-a must have!!) | Ponte Pants: JCrew (on sale for 50% 0ff!!!) | Necklaces: Gigglosophy, House of Harlow | Sunnies: Karen Walker (less expensive version) | Bag: Michael Kors | Booties: Steven by Steve Madden via DSW

Wishing you all a FABULOUS weekend!!

Blanket Coat

I posted a photo of this blanket coat on Instagram a couple of weeks ago, and you guys went NUTS!  And because we all seem to love it so much, I wanted to share the details with you guys in a blog post.  And today is the perfect day, because it’s the last day you can snag it from Macy’s during their Friends and Family sale for 25% off with code FRIEND!!!  Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this one.

AND not only can you get my coat for a steal of deal today, there are a TON of other great sales going on right now too (many ending today)!  So be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a list of all of my favorite sales complete with coupon codes!!!!

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Blanket Coat: American Rag (on sale AND take an extra 25% off-TODAY ONLY-with code:FRIEND) | Jeans: 7 for All Mankind Slim Illusion Skinny Jean (25% off-TODAY ONLY-with code: FRIEND) also love these (on sale!) | Initial Necklace: Gigglosophy (would make a great Christmas gift and it’s under $25!!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban (25% off TODAY ONLY with code: FRIEND) | Booties: Steve Madden via DSW (OBSESSED!)

And with that, here is a list of the BEST sales going on RIGHT NOW:

MACY’S Friends and Family: 25% off almost every single item on the site (ends tonight) use code: FRIEND

ANTHROPOLOGIE: extra 30% off sale with code: EXTRAMERRY

JCREW: up to 30% off with code: MERRYMERRY

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE: up to 40% off designer sale

KATE SPADE: 25% your purchase with code: JACKPOT

C. WONDER: (best gift site EVER!): 30% off + free shipping

MADEWELL: 30% off your purchase with code: MERRIEST (this is better than their cyber Monday sale!!)

NORDSTROM: up to 40% off NEW markdowns

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  Thank you so much for stopping by, sweet friends!!!!!!

Queen of Hearts

I love a great heart print sweater or sweatshirt-kind of takes me back to being a kid in the ’80’s! But a great print is always a super easy way to dress up an otherwise basic outfit.  And who doesn’t love a great pop of cobalt blue?  Blue is one of the colors this season and I am absolutely loving it!

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Sweater: The Limited (last season) similarsimilar, similar | Skinnies: American Eagle Denim X (on sale!), similar | Necklaces: JCrew (on sale!), Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Kate Spade | Pumps: BCBG

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  It was freezing here in the SLC, so we ate lots of comfort food and warmed up in the hot tub!  But the cooler weather definitely got me in the holiday spirit and has left me feeling excited!  I love all of the anticipation of this time of year!

Happy Monday!

 

Put A Bow On It

When I think about my own personal style, girly and sweet are definitely not the first words that come to mind.  And while I think hearts and bows and frills are all adorable, I don’t normally gravitate towards those types of ensembles.  BUT, every once in a while, I do think it’s fun to put on a girly dress and pay homage to a more feminine style.  And as an added bonus, while most of us are still experiencing in between temps, I absolutely love the option of wearing a button down shirt underneath a dress to change things up from my typical go-to cardi or jean jacket…

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Dress:  H&M (sold out), exact same dress (for under $20!) | Button Down: Gap (sold out), similar, LOVE this one (both on sale for 50% off at Jcrew Factory!) | Bracelet: Kate Spade (on major sale right now, click  here to enter their secret sale-and save up to 75% on some pretty amazing stuff-including my pink bracelet!!) | Ring: Stella & Dot (sold out), similar | Watch: Michael Kors (old), almost identical | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: Joe’s Jeans via DSW, LOVING the new sandal version for summer!

Happy Thursday, sweet friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

Derby Style

Even though I was born and raised out west, I did live in the south for a few years when I pursued a country music career and attended college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  And let me just say, my years in the Music City were some of the best of my life. There is just something about the South that is so near and dear to me.  What can I say? I’m a country girl at heart. And because I especially love all of the incredible traditions that come from the South, J and I decided to throw a Derby party this year.  I have always wanted to host one, but haven’t had the chance since I moved to Utah.  But this year, it was the perfect excuse to get extra dressed up, enjoy the gorgeous weather, drink cocktails in the afternoon, and celebrate my birthday (a few days early) with all of our favorite people!  It was a great time had by all, and served as the perfect reminder to wear big, floppy hats more often!

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Dress: Lulu’s (pink is sold out, but it is available in blue, floral, and yellow)

Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs

Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq

Cuff: Lucky Brand, also loving this and this

Watch: Michael Kors

Hat: Forever21 (gift), similar, similar, similar

Bag: Michael Kors Selma (sold out), obsessed with this new gold version, and loving this studded bag (on major sale!)

Heels: Report Signature via DSW (under $50!)

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  And don’t forget, today is the last day to take advantage of Macy’s big Friends and Family sale (think 25% off of just about everything).  Go here to see my top picks!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy shopping!

 

 

 

Back To Basics

Sometimes when I am shooting outfits for the blog, I feel like I need to layer on extravagant jewelry and accessories, and create outfits with lots of details and interest.  I mean obviously, those types of things photograph better, and I, of course love the challenge of coming up with unique combinations of patterns and accessories to share with you guys (not to mention that it keeps you all interested)!  But on a daily basis, my style is really pretty simple.  And so today, I thought I’d take you back to the basics and share with you an outfit you would most likely catch me in during the work week: a go-to pair of black skinnies, a comfy button down, minimal jewelry, and a great pair of pumps.  Ok, ok, so maybe the pumps aren’t so basic.  But what can I say?  Shoes are my weakness!

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Button Down: Gap (on major sale!) also love this one, and this one

Skinnies: American Eagle

Necklaces: Monogram (gift) LOVE this one, Tiffany and Co.

Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Ray-Ban 62mm

Bag: Coach Bleecker Riley Carryall

Heels: Report Signature via DSW (under$50 and SUPER comfy!)

Lips: Sweet Experience by Mac (limited edition!)

And to see more of my casual, everyday fashion, be sure to follow along on Instagram.  If you caught Friday’s post, then you know I post a lot of outfits on Instagram that don’t necessarily always make it to the blog.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!

P.S. Can you believe the snow on the mountains behind me?  We had been having such gorgeous weather and then over the weekend, it turned on a dime.  Gotta love spring in the Rockies!

 

Touchstone Crystal+Giveaway

Today I want to introduce you guys to a fabulous jewelry company called Touchstone Crystal.  Now I know the name sounds a little out there (at least that’s what I thought when I first heard about it), but this product is seriously incredible!  In fact, I first discovered it when I thought a girlfriend of mine was wearing diamond solitaire earrings, and when I asked her about them, she let me in on her little secret.  Touchstone Crystal was created by the Swarovski group, and all of the jewelry in turn is made with genuine Swarovski crystals and zirconia (Swarovski Zirconia is the finest simulated diamond in the world).  And do you know what that means?  Not only is the jewelry absolutely gorgeous, and top notch quality, but it is also affordable!  I picked up the beautiful statement ring I am wearing in the below photos and I can’t even being to convey how much I love it.  And not only that, but with most pieces under $100, I can’t wait to add a few more things to my jewelry collection.

Be sure to scroll below for your chance to enter to win one of 2 gift cards to Touchstone Crystal!!

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Dress: RACHEL Rachel Roy via Macy’s, similar, similar, LOVING this style | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Fair Trade | Statement Ring: Touchstone Crystal c/o | Sunnies: Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack |  Clutch: Michael Kors (sold out), Spring 2014 version | Pumps: Joe’s Jeans

And now for the good part!  Today I am teaming up with Touchstone Crystal to give away not one, but TWO gift certificates to their site worth $25 each.  Please click on the rafflecopter link below to enter for your chance to win!  Winners will be announced next Friday, March 28th! GOOD LUCK!

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Also, I wanted to take a quick second to wish my hubby a very happy birthday.  There is never a dull moment in our lives thanks to his adventurous spirit, and I feel incredibly fortunate to get to share my days with my very best friend. So here is to you, J, and your best year yet! I love you!

HBD Justin

Vacay

J and I are officially on vacation-and boy does it feel good! And even though we’re only two days in, we’ve already gotten to do some pretty cool things. Including seeing my brother play at one of our favorite watering holes on Flathead Lake. And I must say, while living out of a suitcase for extended periods of time can tend to pose various challenges, I was happy that I thought to pack my favorite mullet skirt, graphic tee, and jean vest, which made for the perfect combination of comfy, yet effortlessly cool summer fashion to wear for the occasion…

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Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Graphic Tee: BarIII (old), similar, similar  | Skirt: Forever21(sold out), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., my personal collection of charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Target | Wedges: Guess (old), similar

I hope you all had a great weekend and that your week is off to a fantastic start!  And be sure to follow me on Instagram                  (alldolledupblog) if you haven’t already, for a glimpse into our vacation adventures!