Juxtaposition

I didn’t think about it when I put this outfit together, but when I was editing these photos, I noticed the juxtaposition that I created-floral shoes and a beanie paired together in the same look! Ha! But for some reason, I think it works.  Maybe it’s the part of me that’s longing for warmer weather, or maybe it’s the color combo of mint and pale pink that I can’t seem to stop wearing lately.  But either way, I want to know, would you pair your spring items with your winter items this time of year?

And don’t forget, today is the LAST day to enter the giveaway with Moose and Nigel.  The necklace I am wearing in this post is yet another one of Megan’s beautiful creations!  Details below…

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Jacket: Forever21 (sold out), similar, similar, LOVE this and this | Silky Tee: Express (my FAVE!) | Skinnies: Paige | Beanie: Free People (on sale!!) | Necklace: Moose and Nigel c/o | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: BCBG

As promised, don’t miss out on your chance to win a GORGEOUS necklace (like the one I’m wearing!) from Moose and Nigel!  CLICK HERE to enter.  Giveaway ends tonight at 10pm MST and winner will be announced tomorrow.

And don’t forget, enter code: ALLDOLLEDUP10 at checkout for 10% off your order!  Not only is Megan’s jewelry amazing, but it’s super affordable too!  Be sure to check out her shop!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

 

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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!!

Dressy

I have made a pledge this year to wear more dresses.  I’m not quite sure why, but I naturally tend to gravitate towards jeans, heels, and cute tops.  But it gets so hot in the SLC during the summer months, that dresses are really a must.  PLUS they are so cute and comfy and fun and I am really loving all of the vibrant prints and colors that I am seeing available in stores this season.  Case and point?  The dress in today’s post.  Not only does the tribal print of this dress lend itself well back to denim, but because it showcases so many different colors, it will be an easy piece to style multiple ways this summer.  And in my book, versatile pieces like this are the key to expanding your wardrobe without spending a lot of money!

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Jacket: JCrew (on sale for under $50! also, it runs big, so order a size down) | Dress: Francesca’s (sold out online, check in store!), loving this one (very similar), this onethis one, this one, and this one | Necklaces: Jeweliq, Etsy | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: Nine West (SUPER comfy and on sale!)

I hope you all had a great weekend.  Happy Monday!

P.S.  If you live in the SLC and love coffee, be sure to stop by the new Publik Coffee.  We stopped in to check it out over Memorial Day weekend and fell in love!  It’s one of the cooler places I’ve been in the SLC.  In fact, it’s actually where we shot these photos. And not only is their coffee and ambiance amazing, but they have an entire menu dedicated solely to different kinds of toast.  Brilliant!

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Nickel Creek

If you know me personally, then you know I LOVE music.  And if you don’t, well now you know.  I also have a pretty broad taste in music, thanks to my dad’s influence growing up and studying and pursuing music in college.  And while my love for music is broad, there are a handful of bands/musicians that are especially near and dear to my heart.  And one of those such bands is Nickel Creek.  I have been a huge fan of theirs since the late ’90’s when I first fell in love with country and bluegrass.  And when they broke up in 2007 before I had a chance to see them live, I was pretty devastated.  So when they announced they were getting back together this year and starting to tour in May-I knew I absolutely had to see them.  And as luck would have it, the 3rd stop on their Dotted Line tour just happened to be in Salt Lake City.  So J and I scored amazing 3rd row tickets and have been counting down the days to the show.  And I have got to tell you, the musical talent that this band possesses is truly mind-blowing.  It was an absolutely incredible show and I can’t stop smiling today thinking of the magic we saw last night up on that stage.  So if you love bluegrass or appreciate musical talent, then check and see if Nickel Creek is coming to your town.  And if they are, GO SEE THEM!  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Now on to today’s outfit, which is actually what I wore to the show last night.  Casual, but cool with a fun pop of color.  When I go to a concert or show I always like to wear a cute tank/cami with a jacket so that I can take the jacket off if I get warm, or leave it on if the venue is cool.  In my book, it’s always good to be prepared for either possibility.  I am also a high heel kind of girl, but always make sure to wear my comfy heels so that my feet can be sure to last through a night of dancing…

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Jacket: JCrew (ON SALE!! also, it runs big, so size down)

Cami: Express, similar, similar

Skinnies: American Eagle

Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq (only $25!)

Monogram: Keti Sorely Designs

Ring: Kira Kira (obsessed!)

Watch: Michael Kors (sold out), similar

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Clutch: Steve Madden (old), similar, similar

Pumps:  Marc Fisher (old), similar, similarsimilar

Hope you all are having a great week.  I am so happy that the weekend is finally in sight!

Thanks 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!

 

 

 

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!

In-vest-ed

There was a period in time that I wore this denim vest so much that I had to make a conscious effort not to wear it so often. And I did such a good job of avoiding it that it ended up buried in the back of my closet and forgotten about for a period of time. And so today, I couldn’t be happier to welcome it back to the rotation!  To me, there is just something about a vest (whether it be denim, down, leather, fur, etc.), that just adds that extra pop to any outfit.   It’s just tough to beat those pieces in your wardrobe that make you look like you put in a little extra effort when you really actually didn’t…

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Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Striped Buttondown: JCrew (old), similar, similar | Skinnies: American Eagle| Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Long Necklace: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors Hamilton (on sale!) | Boots: Jessica Simpson (old), obsessed with these

Lips: Chanel Glossimer Bonbon

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.  I was lucky enough that one of my very best friends came to the SLC to visit me.  And let me tell you, we had the most amazing time.  From shopping, to manicures, to eyelash extensions,  to fun dinners out on the town, and even a little Sundance Film Festival action, it will be a weekend that I will always fondly remember.  Sometimes there just isn’t anything better than girl time.

And if you don’t already, be sure to follow along Instagram to catch all of my fashion (and real life) adventures!

Happy Monday!

Party Pants

I have been on the hunt for a pair of sequin pants for quite a while now.  And believe me, it was much more difficult than I could have ever anticipated.  So I was absolutely thrilled when I found this fantastic black pair of sequin pants at Bebe for a steal of a price.  In my opinion, they are the perfect holiday party attire.  And while I am loving them back to plaid, I can’t wait to style them more ways this holiday season!

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Top: Express | Sequin Pants: Bebe, also love this version | Necklaces: Basil The Cat, Jeweliq |  Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Banana Republic (sold out), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: BCBGeneration (SO comfortable) | Lips: Urban Decay Revolution in F-Bomb

I can’t believe Christmas Eve is one week from today.  In fact, I am so excited, I can hardly stand it.  the Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of the year.

Hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying all of the excitement and anticipation of the season-I know I certainly am.

Thanks for stopping by!

Mad For Plaid

I am obsessed with plaid.  It’s all I want to wear, all day everyday.  From button downs, to skirts, to pants, to jackets, plaid is at the forefront of my very favorite fall fashion trends.  And one way to wear it that I am especially loving?  Back to leather and lace.  Duh!

Also, don’t forget, today is the last day to enter to win the gorgeous locket I am wearing in this post.  Link below!

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Jacket: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar | Lace Tunic: H&M (old), similar, almost identical, similar | Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old), loving this one, this one, and this one | Belt: Target (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Basil the Cat c/o, TJMaxx, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Stella and Dot | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors Selma

Today is the last day to enter the fabulous giveaway with Basil the Cat!  Click on the link below to enter for your chance to win the beautiful elephant necklace I am wearing in this post!  Winner will be announced tomorrow, so be sure and check back!

Locket Giveaway!

And don’t forget, Basil the Cat is offering All Dolled Up readers 20% off of their enter purchase for the month of November-perfect timing for all your Christmas shopping!  Just enter code AbbyDoll20 at checkout!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Fall Florals

When I think florals, I definitely think Spring.  But for whatever reason, I have been finding myself drawn to bright colors and flowery patterns this Fall season.  Maybe it’s denial about the cooler months ahead, or maybe it’s my love for color.  But either way, I am kind of digging breaking out some of my favorite Spring pieces in the month of November…

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Blazer: BarIII (old), similar, similar, similar | Button Down: Express, dress version, sleeveless version  (on sale!)| Jeans: 7 For All Mankind | Necklace: Jeweliq, same in gold | Rings: Sundance Catalog (old), similar, similar, Etsy  (old) similar, similar| Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: Ivanka Trump

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by!