Bell Sleeves

I am loving this little navy dress.  Not only is it perfectly on point with the bell sleeves, but it’s also a great way to transition the off-the-shoulder trend into the Fall season.  Plus, at only $15, it’s a total must-have.

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Dress: Shein (only $15 and great quality!) c/o | Choker: Francesca’s | Sunnies: Ditto (rent them for FREE with code: alldolledupblog at checkout!) | Clutch: Patricia Nash | Booties: Jessica Simpson

How are you guys feeling about the choker trend?  It’s really starting to grow on me, I have to say.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Repeat

Ok guys, I have a confession to make.  A lot of times when it comes to fashion, I can be rather boring.  When I find an outfit combo that works, I often times just continue to repeat it, or slight variations of it (over and over).  Take today’s post for example.  I love the way this dress looks back to denim and a pop of neon, and if you remember this post, then today’s outfit might look awfully familiar to you.  In all honesty though, I think it’s smart to remix your wardrobe-particularly if you are on a clothing budget or don’t love to shop.  And dresses are a great starting piece that are easy to wear over and over in lots of different variations across multiple seasons…

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Dress: Francesca’s (old), similar, similar, similar | Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: The Brass Monkey (local boutique), love this one, House of Harlow | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similarsimilar | Sunnies: Target (old), similar | Wedges: Macy’s (LOVE them and they’re on sale for under $40!)

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

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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Tour of Utah

The Tour of Utah was this weekend and J and I were lucky enough to score VIP tickets to the stage 4 circuit race in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday evening. And because we knew thousands of people would be heading downtown for the event, we decided to ride our cruisers to the Capital building-the location of the Start/Finish. And while I obviously wanted to look nice for the event, I also had to be practical when choosing an outfit that could not only stand up to the heat, but that would also be comfortable for a bike ride as well. And I have to say, one of my favorite dresses of the summer did just the trick…

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Denim Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Striped Dress: Francesca’s (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Keti Sorely Designs, Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Purse: Steve Madden (old), similar | Flats: Target (old), similar, similar

Be sure to follow me on Instagram: alldolledupblog to see more photos from the event.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Archive Brights

Ok, ok so even though it’s been really cold and rainy here, don’t mind the background of these photos, because we don’t actually have any snow on the ground here in the SLC (well at least in the valley!). But rather, I was going through my outfit archives and realized that I never shared this little gem of an outfit with you all! And something about the combo of neon purple and rich, cobalt blue made me want to blog about it. I absolutely love mixing two bold colors together-especially these two colors.  They are the perfect pairing to brighten those sometimes dreary spring days…20130520-231232.jpg

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Boyfriend Shirt: Gap (old), same shirt in new colors | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: JCrew, Francesca’s, similar | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Leopard Belt: Express, similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Kate Spade, similar | Pumps: Nine West

I woke up with a heavy heart this morning thinking about the lives lost and all of those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma.  Life is so fleeting and so incredibly precious.  And tragedies like these are a good reminder to treasure your loved ones and appreciate each and every day to the fullest, because really, we never know what tomorrow might bring.  Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers to the Midwest.

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Sunshine On My Shoulder

It finally happened this weekend-the sun came out. We have had such a cold spring here in the SLC, it really feels like it has been forever since that’ s happened. Between all of the rain, and snow, and cold we have been having, I couldn’t have been happier that big, beautiful, ball of fire in the sky finally decided to shine down us. And even though it was a little chilly, it still seemed appropriate to wear a dress for the occasion…

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Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar, similar | Dress: Francesca’s (sold out), similar, similar |  Necklace: Tiffany and Co., my personal collection of charms | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Belt: American Eagle (old), similar | Clutch: Hobo International Lauren | Pumps: Aldo

There are two items that I am wearing in this outfit that are absolute staples in my wardrobe.  And on top of that, they are two things that I think every gal should own.  The first is a great jean jacket.  Perfection to throw on in the spring time over dresses or sleeveless tops when the weather is still a touch chilly, and also ideal for cool summer nights.  And then of course, my tried and true favorite cognac pumps.  Even though they are heels, the neutral color makes them feel a touch more casual, the color goes with everything, and the heel height on this particular pair lets me walk around all day in long in them.  So if you are looking to purchase a couple of staples this spring, these are both items that should definitely be considered!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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P.S.  It’s not too late too late to shop my Stella & Dot trunk show!  Just click here to check out so many amazing things-including my favorite Renegade bracelet featured in today’s post!

April Showers

And with the 1st of April, came the rain. Thank goodness we have the beautiful blooms of May waiting for us on the other side. But in the interim, a fun umbrella just might be a good thing to add to your wardrobe. Better to be soggy and stylish than just plain soggy.

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Leopard Print Surplus Coat: H&M, similar | Grey Tee:  Victoria’s Secret Pink Essential Tee | Cropped Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: Francesca’s, JCrew | Umbrella: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar | Pumps: Nine West, similar, similar

When it’s rainy out, the very last thing I want to do is throw on a fancy outfit.  So in addition to a fun umbrella, cute accessories are another simple way to brighten things up a bit.  An easy way to chase those rainy day blues?  Don’t mind if I do.

Thanks for reading!

xx

P.S. Please be sure and stop by fellow Utah blogger’s site, Nikki Fashion On the Fly, to check out a recent guest interview I did featured on her blog today!!