Whistle Blower

Even though my husband always tells me that I look like a referee every time I wear anything black and white striped, I refuse to be deterred.  And when I spotted this skirt at Forever21, I knew it was right up my alley (hello, stripes!).  Maxi skirts are really the perfect transitional piece of the moment that you can wear now, and later.  And I am always a fan of adding pieces to your wardrobe that can serve a variety of purposes.  An added bonus??  While I am not tall by any means (5’4″ if I’m stretching on my tiptoes), the long flowing vertical stripes of this skirt give off the illusion that I am actually taller than I am.  Hallelujah! IMG_4231

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Skirt: Forever21 (recent, check in stores, I can’t find it online), similarsimilar | Tank: ArdenB (old), similar | Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq (sold out), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Vince Camuto

So I’ve got to be honest, I’m a little sad to be back to the grind today.  J and I had the most fabulous time in Nica and it’s hard to believe it’s over already.  But the good news is, we have family in town visiting and spent the weekend catching up on life and sneaking in some time on the slopes.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Appreciate each and everyone of you so much!

Spotted

I kind of feel like light colored denim has the same stigma as white after labor day.  But this season it’s all about light denim-all year round.  And while I have been all about wearing lighter washes with sweaters and button downs, for some reason, I was having a hard time coming up with ways to style my denim jacket. But thank goodness for Pinterest which inspired me to try it back to leopard.  And I have to say, I am pretty sure this won’t be the last you’ll see of it this season!

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Denim Jacket: INC (old), similar, similar | Leopard Blouse: Express | Skinnies: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Wedges: Aldo (old), similar, similar

I would love to know what you all think about wearing light wash denim after Labor Day!  Feel free to leave a comment below.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Blazer of Glory

One thing I feel like I often neglect to write about on this blog is the importance of owning a fantastic black blazer.  I think because I wear them for work nearly every day, I forget that it’s a piece not everyone might own.  But with the weather changing, I am finding that I am reaching for my blazers not only for work, but also to wear as a light jacket back to my favorite destroyed skinnies and a tried-and-true graphic tee.  They really are the perfect piece for so many different occasions and something everyone should have in their closet…

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Blazer: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar. loving this alternative | Tee: Forever21 | Skinnies: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Earrings: H&M (old), similar , similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: Windsor Store (sold out), similar, similar

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  I can hardly believe it’s Monday already again. Sometimes I swear it feels like it’s always Monday, don’t you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by!

FPF: Polka Dots

Pretty sure I’ve blogged enough about polka dots to give them a deserving spot on my FPF list. Whether it’s a top, a pair of shoes, a bag, a skirt, a dress, or a pair of pants, polka dots are one of those trends that can truly work for everyone. I mean really, how many other patterns are out there with the ability to portray both a youthful and sophisticated feel?

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Top: TJMaxx (old), similar | Polka Dot Pants: Else (old), similar, similar | Neon Belt: Macy’s, similar |  Necklaces: Kenneth Cole, Tiffany and Co. | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Bag: Steve Madden(old), similar | Sunnies: Gap | Heels: Chinese Laundry (old), similar, similar

Happy, happy Friday everyone!  I am back visiting my old stomping grounds of Bozeman, MT for the weekend and am so looking forward to getting some miles on my bike, checking out some of my old favorite places, and of course, getting to see friends we haven’t seen in far too long.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Abby

Macy’s Friends and Family

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This weekend marks one of my very favorite times of the year-Macy’s Friends and Family sale!  Twice a year Macy’s provides you the opportunity to really ramp up the savings by offering an extra 25% off on all sale and regular priced merchandise in stores and online. Including an extra 25% off of brands normally excluded from Macy’s coupons and promotions.  That means you get extra savings on brands like Kate Spade, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Coach, Michael Kors, premium denim, The North Face, BarIII, Vince Camuto and the list goes on!
So be sure to stop in a Macy’s near you this weekend to take advantage of amazing savings!  Sale ends Monday.
Happy, happy weekend dolls!
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Comfy, Cozy, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Each and every year, I mourn the passing of summer. But truth be told, if winter wasn’t looming on the other side, fall would no doubt be my very favorite season. I love boots, and layering, and cozy sweaters, holiday cheer, crockpot meals, that unbeatable brisk feeling in the air, gorgeous fall foliage, and of course all-things-pumpkin. If I could alternate between summer and fall (with a little skiing in between), I would do it in a heartbeat. So if anyone knows of a region with that kind of climate, kindly let me know. 😉

When J and I were in Montana last weekend, the weather was much colder than it has been in the SLC (45 degrees vs. 75 degrees!). So truly, it was my first opportunity of the season to make my boots, favorite go-to sweater, army surplus jacket, and pumpkin spice lattes a necessary part of my weekend-which made my little heart oh-so-happy!

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Army Surplus Jacket:  Forever21 (recent), similar
Cowl Neck Sweater:  H&M (last fall) similar
Jeans:Else by Joe’s Jeans (amazing and on sale!!)
Watch:  Michael Kors
Boots:  Aldo Farmar (last fall) similar

If you are a follower of this blog, then I must apologize if you are tired of seeing my Aldo Farmar boots in so many posts.  But what can I say? Try as I might, it’s tough to find a tried-and-true pair of boots that work for just about any occasion.  But I am obviously a sucker for a good cognac boot and am happy to report I have found this season’s Farmar and am looking forward to sharing them with you in an upcoming post.  But be forewarned, you’ll probably grow tired of seeing the new pair too! A creature of habbit and comfort am I!! 

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