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

 

 

 

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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

Bell Sleeves and Pirate Shirts

If you follow me over on Insta (@alldolledupblog), you might know how much I LOVE the bell sleeve trend.  But I do have a confession.  Every time I put one on,  I can’t help but think of the Jerry Seinfeld episode with the pirate shirt.  I’m probably totally aging myself here, but you guys know what I’m talking about, right? So I have to ask, does this trend make anyone else think of the same thing??? And more importantly, is this a trend that you guys are into this Spring?  Leave a comment below-I’d love to know!

Top (shein c/o only $22 and comes in white too!) | Skinnies | Monogram | Sunglasses |Bag | Heels

Since I haven’t blogged very much in such a long time, Chloe wanted to make sure she stopped by to say hello too.

Hope you guys are having a fab week!

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

 

Fall Uniform

This look is a pretty consistent go-to for me during the fall season.  In fact, I’d even go as far as to call it my fall uniform.  And not only is it an easy combo to throw on (while still making you look put together), but it also gives you layering options, keeping you prepared for varying temperatures this time of year!

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Tee | Flannel | Skinnies | Necklace | Sunnies | Hat | Bag | Booties

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!

xoxo,

Abby

Perfect Pumps

I often times have to spend long hours on my feet for my job, so I am always on the hunt for stylish and comfortable shoes.  But one thing I’ve struggled with is that fashionable and practical shoes are a very rare combination.  So when I found about a new brand that boasts BOTH, I was thrilled to give them a try.  And I have to tell you guys, not only are these shoes gorgeous and beautifully architectural, but they live up to their promise and are incredibly comfortable as well.  So if you are in the market for a pair of shoes that will stop people in the street and keep you feet happy all day long, than be sure to check out the full collection at Zvelle (sold exclusively online).  They offer free shipping and returns to the US and Canada too!

DSC_2565 DSC_2548 DSC_2597 DSC_2578 DSC_2564 DSC_2553 DSC_2601 DSC_2583 DSC_2563 DSC_2605 DSC_2611Pumps: Rayna Slingback in Blythe Blue by Zvelle c/o

Top: JCrew | Joggers: Rachel Roy (sold out), love these and these | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch (sold out), wishing for this 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Pink Pop

When I posted this gray jacket on Instagram last week, I had a lot of you ask me if I would include it in a blog post.  And because I love it just as much as you guys seem to, I couldn’t help but oblige.  Not only has this jacket become a staple in my wardrobe this winter, but it is under $40 (say what?)!  So if you are looking for a new piece of outerwear to add to your wardrobe this season that won’t break the bank, then look no further than this chic coat!

DSC_2691 DSC_2701 DSC_2716 DSC_2719 DSC_2713 DSC_2725 DSC_2702 DSC_2705 DSC_2720 DSC_2693Jacket: Shein c/o (under $40! I’m wearing a size medium for reference) | Top: Express (my FAVORITE layering tees!) | Skinnies: AG | Hat: Macy’s | Sunnies: Karen Walker c/0 Ditto (try them for one month free with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!) | Mug: Starbucks | Mittens: Anthropologie (on sale!) | Bag: Clare V. (sold out), clutch version | Boots: Jessica Simpson

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Can you BELIEVE it’s Monday again already?  I sure wish the weekends would last at least a little longer, don’t you?

xoxo,

Abby

 

Blanketed

There are so many things I love about the Fall: football, pumpkin everything, crunchy leaves, hot cocoa, plaid, layers, boots, and of course, blanket scarves.  Not only are they the perfect accessory, but they are also a great way to keep nice and cozy this time of year.

And can we talk about this top for a second?  It is my new favorite.  It so comfy and easy to throw on with anything, and I love that it is longer in the back.  In fact, it’s so great, I just might have purchased it in a couple of different colors!

IMG_0092 IMG_0097IMG_0107 Shirt: Free People (seriously, my new favorite) | Blanket Scarf: Zara (last year), almost identical, LOVE this | Skinnies: AG | Sunnies: Karen Walker (try them for one month FREE with code ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, just ordered this | Pumps: Joe’s (OBSESSED!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

 

Blank Slate

I love a good off-the-shoulder dress.  And the pretty color of this one sold me almost immediately.  Plus, I’m always a big fan of pieces that can be styled a plethora of different ways.  And this dress is just that, the perfect blank slate.

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Dress: Asos (on sale for $32!), also love this | Bracelet: Chan Luu c/o | Sunnies: Dolce & Gabanna | Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (under $100!) | Heels: Dolce Vita, this pair, and this pair are both on my current “wish list”

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Booties

I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but I cannot get enough of long-sleeve dresses and booties this season.  It is such an easy and comfy combo, but always leaves me feeling polished and put together.  Plus, it’s still been fairly warm here in the SLC, so it’s been a good way to break in some of my favorite Fall pieces while still dressing appropriately for the weather!DSC_2366DSC_2341DSC_2355 DSC_2360 DSC_2347 DSC_2340 DSC_2348 DSC_2387

Dress: Nordstrom (LOVE! and it’s only $54) |  Sunnies: Karen Walker (you can try them for FREE for one month-details below!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Carlos Santana(sold out), extremely similar

I am sure by now you guys have heard me talk about Ditto.  But if you haven’t, it’s a really cool new concept where you can rent designer sunglasses for just $24/month.  It is a FANTASTIC way to test out designer sunglasses to see if they are really worth the price tag, or a great way to rotate through a bunch of sunnies you have been wanting to try.  If you are interested in taking the program for a test run, you can try your first month FREE on me!  Just enter code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!

Happy Friday, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby