Holiday Ready

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is dressing up for Holiday parties.  And sequins of course.  Lots and lots of sequins!  So when I saw this darling silver matte sequin swing dress at Fira (one of my favorite online boutiques), I knew it would be perfect for the holiday season!

For today’s post,  I’m styling it with a gorgeous blush jacket (that is UNDER $40, BTW), and my favorite floral crown, by the talented Miss Stevi Marie.  But I already have a laundry list of other ways I plan to wear this dress over the coming weeks.  In fact, I’m thinking of wearing it over a Christmas plaid button down to a party this coming weekend.  And how cute would it look with a black leather jacket?  The possibilities are endless with this one, laides!  PLUS it’s under $80!  As always, details are at the bottom of the post…

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If you guys aren’t familiar with Fira Boutique, be sure to check them out.  They seriously have the cutest clothes, AND they are lovely to work with.  Definitely a new favorite of mine!!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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Bootleg

I have to admit, I am so used to wearing my skinny jeans, that it feels a little funny to wear a different silhouette of denim.  And while it is definitely going to take some getting used to (just like it did when I started wearing skinnies!), I have to admit, it is kind of nice to add a different style to add to my wardrobe rotation.  But I want to know, what are you all thinking about the bootleg/flare denim trend this season?

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Plaid Shirt: JCrew, love this and this | Faux Fur Vest: Forever21 (old), love this, and DYING over this jacket version (on sale!) | Skinny Bootcut: 7 for all mankind | Bracelets: House of Harlow, Kate Spade, JCrew | Sunnies: Karen Walker via Ditto (try them for FREE for one month with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Jessica Simpson

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Mad for Plaid

To me, one of the best parts of Fall is all of the plaid I get to wear!  Ha!  And while I tend to gravitate towards plaid shirts, I am kind of obsessed with plaid dresses this season.  Not only does it feel like a fresh silhouette, but they are perfect now, and will also work later paired with leggings and boots when the snow starts to fly.

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Dress: Forever21, also love this, and this | Necklace: House of Harlow (on sale!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Booties: Vince Camuto (old), just bought these (my new FAVES!)

And please don’t mind my mess hair in these photos-I swear it isn’t bed head!  It was super windy when we were shooting, so my hair and dress were everywhere! lol  Happy Friday, friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Tunic

Confession: I ordered this “top” thinking that it was a dress.  But when it arrived, it was much too short, and the slit was way too high (yikes!) for me to wear it as a dress, let alone in public.  Ha! But I loved the print and fabric so much (it is a nice, sturdy scuba material), that I stewed over how to wear it for a while, not wanting to return it.  And I finally decided that it could indeed be worn be worn as a top.  In the end, while I still wish it was a dress, I am loving how it looks with leggings, and can’t wait to wear it again when the temperature drops with a cute blazer or leather jacket.

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Tunic: Shein c/o (I would suggest ordering once size up) | Leggings: JCrew (I SWEAR by these, AND they’re on sale for under $55!!) | Cuff: Forever21 (old) love this | Ring: House of Harlow | Sunnies: Karen Walker (rent them for FREE for one month with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout, and then just $24/month after that for as many months as you choose!) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Heels: Vince Camuto (old), craving these

Hope you are all having a great week.  I am traveling again for meetings this week.  And I have to tell you, the past few weeks have been so packed full of travel for me that I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that tomorrow marks the first day of October!  Where on earth did September go?  Cray cray!! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

Shifty

I love a good shift dress.  It’s a great way to look polished without really putting in much thought or effort.  Because let’s face it, sometimes getting dressed can be really HARD (no matter how many clothes you have in your closet!).  So I always try to have a couple of these on hand in basic colors-a wardrobe hack, if you will.  They are super flattering on just about any body type, and pair well with boots or pumps, blazers or denim jackets, and also happen to look great paired with faux fur vests!  So if you don’t have a basic shift dress in your wardrobe, you should.  Just another one of those items that will give you a ton of outfit options without breaking the bank!

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Ponte Shift Dress: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this and this | Fur Vest: Forever21 (old), similar, similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot, JCrew (sold out), just got this one | Bracelets: Rocksbox, Stella & Dot, JCrew | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Boots: Aldo (old), love these

 Happy Thursday, friends!!!!

 

Leopard Chic

It’s no secret that I love leopard.  I mean, leopard is a neutral, after all!!!!  So when I spotted this vest at Forever21, I knew it was a piece I would get a lot of wear out of-and I have!  And because you guys showed so much interest when I posted a pic of it on Instagram the other day, I thought I would share it on the blog!!!  Oh, and if you don’t follow me on Instagram, then you definitely should (you can find me here)…

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Leopard Vest: Forever21 (sold out online, but check in store!), similar, similar, similar, similar | T-Shirt: H&M (check in store), similar, similar | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Cuff: Macy’s | Ring: Kendra Scott | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Booties: Vince Camuto

Also, what are you guys thinking of the straight, sleek hair look?  I am personally a fan of loose waves, but I have been so inspired by so many ladies rocking sleek tresses that I just had to test them out!!

Happy Hump Day!!

 

Sequins for NYE

There is no better time to wear your favorite sequin number than tonight.  NYE is the quintessential day of the year for anything that sparkles!  And while I normally gravitate towards black for my NYE festivities, when Bohme Boutique sent me this gorgeous blush sequin dress, I knew it would be the perfect thing to wear to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015!

And to kick off your NYE celebration, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Bohme!!!  Happy New Year’s, dolls!!!!

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Coat: Forever21 (old), LOVE this one, and this onesimilar, similar | Dress: Bohme (also comes in black) | Necklaces: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Ring: Stella & Dot | Clutch: Nine West (old), similar (on sale for under $15!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: INC (most comfy pumps ever!!!)

And now for the fun part, click on the Rafflecopter link below for your chance to win a $50 gift card from Bohme!  Winner will be announced next Friday, January 9th!

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I also wanted to wish you and your families a very happy New Year.  THANK YOU so much for your support and for making 3014 SUCH a special year for me.  I appreciate each and every single one of your more than you know!

Dolled Up

I love getting dolled up.  And the holiday season presents exactly that opportunity.  But living in a state with a cold winter climate, sometimes I feel like I don’t have any coats or jackets that look or feel all that glamorous.  So for quite a while, I have been on the hunt for a great (and affordable) faux fur animal print coat-and I am happy to report that I have finally found one (AND that it costs less than $65)!!! Not only is it super cozy (it reminds me of my favorite faux fur throw), but  I love the vintage feel of it, and the idea of pairing it back to great heels and a dress for a NYE party, or wearing it with boots, skinny black pants, and a silk top (like I did for a friend’s casual wedding reception over the weekend)…

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Faux Fur Coat: Forever21 (under $65!!!), similar, similar, similar (all options are under $100!) | Silk Tee: Express (like I always say, BEST layering tees ever!) | Skinnies: JCrew | Ring: Kendra Scott | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Hobo International (loving the silver version!) | Boots: TJMaxx, LOVE these

On another note, can you BELIEVE tomorrow is NYE and that yet another year has come and gone?  As cliche as it might sound, I just can’t believe 2014 is already just about over. BUT I always look forward to all of the possibilities that a new year brings. Kind of exciting, don’t you think?

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

P.S. CONGRATS to Mary Happymommy!  You are the LUCKY WINNER of the Fiberlash 3D Mascara giveaway!  Be on the lookout for an email from me or Kim with the details!!!  You are going to LOVE this stuff!!!!

Buffalo Plaid (and your guide to Black Friday sales happening NOW!)

It’s no secret that I love a great plaid shirt.  In fact, I have to limit how many plaid shirts I wear in a week!!  They are such an easy go-to in my closet this time of year, it’s hard not to gravitate towards them!  So on the eve of Thanksgiving, I thought it was fitting that my 3rd and final outfit idea for you turkey day festivities was a plaid shirt.  After all, a bright red buffalo check shirt is the perfect festive look to wear during the holidays-especially when paired back to a pair of favorite leggings, a cozy fur vest, and some killer pumps or boots!

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Buffalo Plaid Shirt: Old Navy (under $25!), also love this (50% off!) | Fur Vest: Forever21 (old), similar, LOVE this | Ponte Leggings: INC via Macy’s (best EVER!) | Initial Necklaces: Gigglosophy | Bracelets: Stella & Dot (here and here), JCrew (here and here) | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, LOVE this one | Pumps: Nordstrom, love these leopard booties for winter

Don’t forget to enter the R+F Mini Facial giveaway here.  You can also check out the original post, read my testimonial, and see me make up free in here.

And now to the BEST part of this post!  A lot of stores have already started their Black Friday promotions today, so if you want to get a jump on your shopping, then you have come to the right place!! I have linked all of the best earlybird sales below!  And be sure to check back tomorrow for a complete and updated list of ALL of the most amazing Black Friday sales!  Wahoo!!!!!!

JCrew Factory: 50% off site wide and free shipping with code: THANKS

Express: 50% your purchase in store and online

Bloomingdales: Up to 50% off a wide variety of items

French Connection: 30% off sitewide

Helmut Lang: 40% off sitewide

JCrew: 30% off select full priced items, extra 40% off clearance with code: HOLIDAY

Joie: 25% off sitewide with code: THANKS

Juicy Couture: 50% off sitewide with code: JCBlack

Kate Spade: 30% off sitewide with code: DEALME

Madewell: 25% off your entire purchase with code: GIFTON

Theory: 40% off sitewide

Pottery Barn Kids: 20-60% off select items

West Elm: Buy more, save more-up to 25% off

7 for all Mankind: 40% off the entire site with code: EARLY40

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  Happy shopping (and saving!)!