Easter Traditions

Every year since I can remember, I have looked forward to getting a new dress for Easter Sunday.  When I was growing up, my mom would always take me shopping for something new, which most likely involved gloves and a bonnet.  And to this day, it’s a tradition that I still adhere to and love (well maybe minus the gloves and the bonnet!).

And this year, when I started looking for a dress, Chic Wish was the first place I started.  Lately, they have become my go-to for pretty dresses, skirts, and oh-so feminine tops.  They offer gorgeous pieces that are fantastic quality without breaking the bank.  So if you are looking for something pretty and unique, be sure to check them out.

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Dress: Chic Wish c/o AND it’s under $55!!! (it runs a little small in the arms/shoulders; I am normally a size small, or 4/6, and am wearing a large in this dress-but the quality is FANTASTIC!)

Bracelets: Tiffany and Co., Stella & Dot, JCrew

Sunnies: Prada (obsessed!)

Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old), LOVING this

Heels: Banana Republic (SUPER comfy!), also own and love these

And on a more serious note, if you live in the SLC and are looking for a place to attend an Easter service, or if you are just curious about Jesus and a God who is crazy about YOU (no matter what baggage you THINK you might have), then come, just as YOU are, for what is bound to be an amazing experience at Antioch SLC (and if you aren’t in the SLC, that’s ok-there are Antioch Churches all over the country!).  To be 100% real with you guys, the past few months have been proven to be a pretty challenging season in my personal life, and I have found so much grace and solace through Antioch.  It’s truly a special place, and I have a feeling Easter is going to be pretty incredible. The service is at 5pm on Sunday at the Falls Event Center at Trolley Square.  I will be there and would love to see some of your beautiful faces!  So be sure to come and say “hi” if you decide to check it out.

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Happy Friday, my sweet friends, and happy Easter weekend!  Love you guys!!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

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Girly

I’m not the most quintessentially “girly” dresser.  And while I love dresses and skirts, I typically tend to gravitate towards denim.  However, when I spotted this cute skirt, tied with a bow, I knew it would be a great piece to add to my wardrobe.  Especially since it’s under $30!

Plus how great are these Valentino dupes?  Not only are they super comfy (and cute!), but they are under $70!

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Skirt: Shein c/o (love! such great quality; I’m wearing a medium for reference; also comes in black)

Necklace: BaubleBar (just ordered it in hot pink too!)

Clutch: Lany c/o (stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway!)

Sunnies: Karen Walker via Ditto (rent them for free for one month with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!)

Pumps: BCBG (SO comfy and come in tons of colors!)

Hope you all had a great weekend.  Happy Monday!

xoxo,

Abby

 

JCP

I was recently asked by StyleWatch and JCPenney to participate in a blogger challenge.  And I happily obliged!  I was given a $50 gift card and tasked with putting together a whole outfit, or selecting a statement piece to build an outfit around.  And let me tell you, it was really fun deciding which option to choose.

It had been a little while since I had been into a JCPenney, and it was a really positive experience to get to reacquaint myself with the store.  But more than anything, I was pleasantly surprised to find a cute brand called Belle + Sky (TM).  I ended up trying on armfuls of adorable things (I had to make 2 trips to the fitting room!), but ultimately settled on this hot pink moto jacket.  It was originally $100, but was on sale for 40% off, and I found a coupon online which placed it right within my budget!  So that was a huge score.  I also ended up picking up a couple of other cute dresses (on my own dime!) that I ‘ve linked below!

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Jacket: JCPenney c/o

Dress: JCPenney

Bracelet: JCrew

Clutch: Clare V.

Sunnies: Karen Walker

Heels: Jessica Simpson, LOVE these

If you all haven’t been into a JCPenney lately, then I would highly recommend going.  And while you’re there, be sure to check out Belle + Sky (TM).  Their entire Spring line is just darling and really reasonably priced!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

The Bomb

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of a great surplus jacket.  And you know what else I love?  A good bomber jacket.  I really find that this time of year, jackets are just my jam.  Whether you wear one with a dress, or style it back to jeans, jackets are the quintessential layering piece for the always unpredictable Spring weather!DSC_5376 DSC_5375 DSC_5409 DSC_5437 DSC_5431 DSC_5403 DSC_5399 DSC_5424 DSC_5414 DSC_5469Jacket: Make Me Chic c/o (wearing a size small for reference)

Dress: Nordstrom (obsessed with these AND they are under $50! see how I styled it in pink here, and in red here)

Necklaces: Stella & Dot (old), LOVE this

Cuff: Stella & Dot

Bag: Marc Jacobs (old), OBSESSED with this

Sunnies: Prada

Booties: BCBG, LOVE these for Spring

Happy Hump Day friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Pastels

As soon as the temps begin to warm up, and the clocks spring forward, I always start thinking about what I want to wear for Easter.  And today’s outfit would be a great option for an Easter dinner or brunch, or even a more casual church service. Because if anything says Spring in my book, it’s a pretty pale shade of pastel pink, and a light wash denim jacket.DSC_5031 DSC_4946 DSC_4974 DSC_4957 DSC_4964 DSC_4969 DSC_4945 DSC_5014 DSC_4959 DSC_4996 DSC_5021Jacket: JCrew (on sale!) 

Dress: LuLu’s (old), LOVE this, and this (also have it in 2 other colors and recently styled it on the blog here!)

Necklace: The Limited (old), love this and this

Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (under $100!) 

Cuff: Stella & Dot

Sunnies: Free People (dupes for Karen Walkers and they are only $20!)

Booties: Sam Edelman, also here (in more colors and sizes)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by.  Love you guys!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Statement Piece

You guys.  I have wanted this coat for SO long.  I have admired it, put it in my shopping cart about a million times, and finally took the plunge.  And while the weather has been nice here in the SLC for the past couple of weeks, there is still plenty of chilly weather ahead of us (it snowed on Sunday!).  And not only is this coat the perfect layering piece for all of that in-between weather, but it’s also a perfect statement piece for any wardrobe.  So if you’re like me and have been eyeing this stunner for a while, I would totally recommend it (how perfect is it for Easter Sunday?).  Plus it’s on sale right now too!

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Thanks so much for stopping by, my sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

P.S. Sorry for the crazy hair again in today’s post!  It has been SO windy here! Ugh!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunshine On My Shoulders

A yellow blazer is a piece I have been wanting to add to my wardrobe for the last 5 years, but I have never been able to find quite the right one.  And after searching high and low for so long, I had all but given up until I saw this one in the window at Zara in downtown Seattle a couple of weeks ago.  I knew the minute I saw it, that it was exactly what I had been looking for!  And I absolutely LOVE it!  I know I’ve said it before, but blazers are a great investment piece to add to your wardrobe.  Not only are they classic and never go out of style, but you can wear them to just about any event-whether it be social or work related.  So if you are looking for items to add to your wardrobe that go a long way and create a lot of outfit options without breaking the bank, then be sure to shop my favorite blazer picks below…

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Blazer: Zara (also comes in navy), love this, this, this and this | Peplum Top: Torn by Ronny Kobo (sold out), similar (under $15!!) | Skinnies: Paige | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane | Ring: Kendra Scott | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar lower price version | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Macy’s (on sale for under $20!!!!!!)

Hope you all have a fun, safe, and wonderful holiday weekend!  Happy Easter!

 

Pansies

I love a good floral dress-especially if it’s long-sleeved!  And Lulu’s is always a favorite place to find affordable dresses for any occasion.  So when I was on the hunt for the perfect Easter dress, their website was the first place I looked!  And while I am not sure if this is what I will wear to celebrate Easter this weekend, I do know that it is a piece that is going to get a lot of wear in my closet this Spring!

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Dress: Lulu’s (old), similar, similar, LOVE this one, the dress I am thinking of wearing for Easter | Cuffs: Macy’s | Clutch: Coach (0ld), similar | Sunnies: Prada | Pumps: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx, similar (on sale!!), similar

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

 

Easter Best

When I was a little girl, my mom always dressed me to the nines for Easter Sunday-pretty dress, white gloves, and of course an Easter bonnet.  And while I don’t bust out gloves or a new bonnet for Easter Sunday anymore, it is still ingrained in me to get dressed up for the occasion.  And what better outfit for Easter Sunday than a candy colored sweater and pretty floral skirt?

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Sweater: JCrew (LOTS of fun colors for Spring!)

Skirt: MADE Fashion Week via Macy’s

Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew (sold out) similar

Bracelets: Kate Spade (back in stock AND on sale!), Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors (old), LOVE this one

Sunnies: Karen Walker 

Clutch: Coach (on sale!), similar

Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $40!), craving these

Lips: Pink Nouveau by MAC

I am heading out of town for work again today.  Never a dull moment it seems.  But I will be so happy to come home to family in town for the Easter weekend!

Happy (almost) weekend!