Stepping Out

I tend to gravitate towards the same kinds of items: button-downs, t-shirts and cardis, black leather jackets and ripped jeans-if you follow along with my blog, then you’ve probably noticed! lol  But one of the best parts of having a blog is that it forces me to take a look at my closet and make smart decisions when adding to my wardrobe.  So when I saw this shirt at Zara when I was in Seattle for business meetings last week, I knew it would be a great investment.  Not only is a silhouette that I don’t own anything similar to, but it is also a print that is completely different from anything else I own (and perfect for Spring, of course!)!  So my advice to you guys today?  Even though it is easy to buy the same kinds of things that we like to gravitate towards, it is important to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and add unique pieces to your closet that you will keep for years to come!

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Blouse: Zara (also love this pretty v-neck version), similar, similar (under $11!!!!)| Skinnies: Paige | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), LOVE this one | Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), obsessing over these (and they are super comfy-I own the leopard version!)

Thank you guys so much for stopping by!  I appreciate each and every single one of your more than I can even begin to express!

 

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Second Chance

There is a funny saying floating around Instagram that says: “Nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy”.  And every time I see it, I have a good chuckle, because sometimes it isn’t that far from the truth!  Such was the case for the sweater in today’s post.  I tried it on at JCrew last summer and decided not to buy it (even though I loved it). And I have always regretted not purchasing it.  So when I saw that JCrew Factory released an almost identical version  a few weeks ago-I pounced!  And I am SO glad that I did.  Not only did I get a great deal on it, but it is such a pretty and unique piece that I know I will wear for years to come.  Thank goodness for second chances!

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Sweater: JCrew (on sale AND it also comes in gray!) | Silky Layering Tee: Express | Skinnies: Paige | Cuff: Macy’s | Hat: Bohme Boutique | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive option | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Booties: Steve Madden via DSW

If you haven’t entered the Moose and Nigel giveaway yet, be sure to click here for your chance to win a gorgeous necklace of your choice from their shop!!!!  And don’t forget, All Dolled Up Blog readers get 10% off their purchase with code: ALLDOLLEDUP10

Happy Tuesday, and happy shopping!

 

 

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!