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Not all outfits are created equal.  There are always some that I love more than others, and this is definitely one of those.  Perhaps it’s because this dress reminds me of something that I wore when I auditioned for collegiate music programs back in the day, or perhaps it’s because it incorporates so many of my favorite things (surplus vest, yellow pumps, Panama hat, dress with pockets, etc.) into one look.  Whatever the reason, this is just one of those outfits that really feels like “me”, and one I can’t wait to wear again!
DSC_5298 DSC_5300 DSC_5329 DSC_5322 DSC_5320 DSC_5335 DSC_5318 DSC_5343 DSC_5359 DSC_5326 DSC_5363Dress: H&M (couldn’t find the printed version online, but it’s a recent in-store purchase), plain black versionsleeveless version, also love this and this

Vest: Shein 

Hat: Macy’s , spring/summer version

Necklace: BaubleBar

Cuff: Stella & Dot

Sunnies:  Prada c/o Ditto (rent them for just $24/month and get your first month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!)

Bag: Tory Burch

Pumps: Banana Republic (on MAJOR sale!), also love these

HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY friends!  I am FINALLY starting to feel better, so hoping to be able to enjoy the weekend and not spend it in bed like I did last weekend.  Hope y’all have something fun planned!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Statement Piece

You guys.  I have wanted this coat for SO long.  I have admired it, put it in my shopping cart about a million times, and finally took the plunge.  And while the weather has been nice here in the SLC for the past couple of weeks, there is still plenty of chilly weather ahead of us (it snowed on Sunday!).  And not only is this coat the perfect layering piece for all of that in-between weather, but it’s also a perfect statement piece for any wardrobe.  So if you’re like me and have been eyeing this stunner for a while, I would totally recommend it (how perfect is it for Easter Sunday?).  Plus it’s on sale right now too!

DSC_5255 DSC_5257 DSC_5276 DSC_5258 DSC_5260 DSC_5280 DSC_5288 DSC_5258 DSC_5264 DSC_5295Jacket: Chicwish c/o (on sale!) | Dress: Nordstrom (this is the BEST dress!  It comes in several other colors and is a great basic, plus it’s under $50!) | Necklace: Banana Republic (sold out), obsessed with this | Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto (rent them for one month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout) | Clutch: Clare V. | Pumps: Guess

Thanks so much for stopping by, my sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

P.S. Sorry for the crazy hair again in today’s post!  It has been SO windy here! Ugh!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Power

I love a bold floral print.  Especially when mixed with a good stripe.  It has been one of my favorite ways to print mix for years, and I don’t see myself tiring of this combo anytime soon.  So if you are still feeling on the fence, or unsure about how to print mix, pairing a bright floral back to a stripe is a really easy place to start.
DSC_4879 DSC_4867 DSC_4930 DSC_4895 DSC_4884 DSC_4910 DSC_4865 DSC_4925 DSC_4926 DSC_4939Jacket: Shein c/o (black is sold out), still available in white, and in navy | Top: Express (my fave layering tee!) | Denim: Citizens | Necklace: Baublebar | Cuff: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker (rent them for free for one month with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), identical

Hope you all had a great weekend!  I was sick in bed, so my weekend was pretty uneventful, to say the least.  I can’t remember the last time I was down for the count like that.  No fun at all.  Hoping I’ll feel back to normal this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

P.S. And please excuse my crazy hair in these photos! It was super windy when we were shooting!

 

 

 

French Kande

I am a sentimental gal and love special pieces of jewelry that carry some sort of meaning.  So when I discovered a company called French Kande, whose jewelry is both beautiful and meaningful, I knew that I wanted to share their unique pieces with all of you.

To give you a little background, French Kande jewelry is inspired by authentic French Medallions from the 1960’s that the owner of the company has collected from flea markets in Paris over the last 7 years.  Each one has a different story and is handcast from the original medallion and plated in either brass or sterling silver in the French Kande studio in L.A..

The Medallion I am wearing in today’s post is a gorgeous compass medallion that was used a as promotional piece for a fine food retailer in France in the 1960’s called Sopad.  They carried everything from fine wines to chocolates (perfect for me!).

So if you are looking to own a little piece of history, or add something incredibly unique and special (not to mention stunningly beautiful!) to your jewelry collection, then I would recommend checking out French Kande!  And right now, just for All Dolled Up readers, they are offering a FREE pair of stud earring (cast from antique French buttons) with any $150 purchase.  Just enter ALL DOLLED UP in the comments at checkout!

DSC_4403DSC_4431 DSC_4422 DSC_4427 DSC_4433DSC_4406 DSC_4459 DSC_4446 DSC_4454 DSC_4425 DSC_4471 DSC_4475Medallion: French Kande c/o (enter code All Dolled Up in the comments at checkout for a free pair of stud earrings with a purchase of $150!)

Top: Express | Vest: Nordstrom (sold out), similar, similar, similar | Skinnies: AG Farrah | Other Necklace: cabi (sold out) | Sunnies: Karen Walker via Ditto | Bag: Tory Burch (sold out), same color, different shape | Booties: BCBG

Hope you are all having a fantastic week.  I know I am sure feeling happy we are one day closer to the weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Nude

Nude and neutral tones are totally my jam this season.  And this blazer?  It is so cute with the peplum back.  I seriously can’t say enough good things about it. Because if there is one thing I really love, it’s a great fitting, unique jacket with a price tag that doesn’t break the bank (it also comes in black and is only $51!).DSC_3672 DSC_3673 DSC_3709 DSC_3675 DSC_3682 DSC_3710 DSC_3698 DSC_3754 DSC_3747 DSC_3733 DSC_3762Blazer: Lookbook Store c/o (also comes in black!) | Sequin Top: JCrew (on sale!) | Skinnies: AG Farrah | Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto (try them for one month free with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Jeffrey Campbell (sold out), almost identical, also love these

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Current Beauty Faves

Happy hump day, lovelies!  I wanted to change things up a bit today and do something that I haven’t done in a while-share my current beauty faves!  Typically I’m pretty loyal to my tried-and-true products, but over the last couple of months, I’ve stumbled on a few new things that I’ve added to my routine.  So I wanted to take a minute and share both the old and the new with all of you.  Details, and why  I love these products can be found below!

Favorite ProductsClockwise from top:

  1.  Moroccan Oil: I am obsessed with this stuff.  I color my hair and have extensions and it does wonders for both.  Since I started using this regularly about a year and a half ago, I have seen a huge change in my hair.  Plus, if you live in a dry climate like I do, it will help with static and dryness during the harsh winter months!
  2. Karen Walker Sunglasses c/o Ditto: I am obsessed with sunglasses, so I have absolutely fallen in love with a company called Ditto.  They let you rent any designer sunglasses of your choice for just $24/month.  There is no contract and you can change them out as often as you want (with free shipping!).  Plus, if you use code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout, you can try one month for free!
  3. Urban Decay Naked Smokey Eye Palette: I’ve been super loyal to the original Naked palette for years, but I finally bit the bullet and picked this smokey one up.  And I am SO glad that I did!  It has great colors in it that I don’t already have, and it’s helped me to be more bold when experimenting with date night looks.  But it’s not just for dressing up either!  There are amazing neutrals for daytime as well.  It really is just a great all around palette and definitely worth every penny!
  4. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation: this is a new product for me.  I have been wearing Estee Lauder Double Wear Light pretty religiously for over a year. I love the matte finish, that it stays in place all day, and I never get oily.  BUT, this winter has been so dry, it started to make my skin look dry and cakey.  On the recommendation of another blogger (Mckenna Bleu-check out her blog here), I tried this one.  And you know what?  I LOVE it! It stays in place all day, I never get oily, and it doesn’t leave my skin looking dry like the Estee Lauder.  And even better? It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything on my face.  This is probably my favorite out of all of the new products I’ve tried!  It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates! I use this powder to set it.
  5. Benefit High Beam Highlighter: I was having dinner with a good friend a few months ago and I couldn’t stop staring at her skin.  It looked so radiant!  And when I asked her what her secret was, Benefit High Beam was it.  So obviously, I immediately purchased some for myself.  And the verdict? I am obsessed with it!  It’s super easy to apply, gives the most beautifuly radiant finish, and looks great blended using this.
  6. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara:  I am a tried and true fan of Bare Minerals Lash Domination. But I’ve found that mixing Lash Domination with this mascara gives me both incredible length and volume.  Plus, if I finish it off with a little Younique 3D Mascara for special occasions, it looks like I’m wearing false eyelashes!  So good!
  7. Rodan + Fields Sunless Tanner: this stuff is the bomb.com.  Not only is it super easy to apply (you can even put it on your face!), but it gives you a gorgeous, gradual tan that you can build as much as you want to.  When I went to the Bahamas with friends a couple of weeks ago, the weather was too cold to get any sun.  But I used this stuff for a little color and everyone talked about what a nice, natural tan I had when I came back! ha!  Plus, it doesn’t get streaky or blotchy around the wrists, ankles, or knees when you apply it or when it wears off.  This is hands down the best sunless tanner I’ve ever tried.
  8. Butter London Lippy Bloody Brilliant Lip Crayon: I am a gloss girl and most lipsticks can drive me nuts.  But not these!  The color is super vibrant, they wear really well, and are comfortable on the lips.  Plus, the lid has a built in sharpener making it the perfect all in one! Ladybird (a fiery red/orange), Primrose Hill Picnic (the perfect bright pink), and Trout Pout (a great bright coral) are my go-to colors.

Let me know if you guys have any questions!  Would love to hear if you use any of these products, or what your favorites are!  I am always on the lookout to try new things!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Mellow Yellow

Contrary to popular belief, pink is my 2nd favorite color.  In fact, it’s yellow that has always had my heart.  So when I saw this coat, I knew it was perfect for me.  Plus, there is nothing better than a candy colored coat to brighten up a dreary winter day.  And for all of you out there who don’t like or can’t wear yellow, you’re in luck, because this also comes in pink, teal, black, and winter white.  PLUS it’s on sale!

DSC_3272 DSC_3290 DSC_3300 DSC_3294 DSC_3342 DSC_3286 DSC_3324 DSC_3265 DSC_3319 DSC_3333 DSC_3330Jacket: INC via Macy’s (comes in several colors and is on sale!) | Top: Free People | Skinnies: AG (sold out), similar, similar | Necklace: BaubleBar | Sunnies: Prada c/o Ditto (try them for free for one month with code ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: BCBG

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Winter Florals

Even though it’s the dead of winter, I can’t help but find myself already wishing for spring.  So I’ve been slowly starting to incorporate some florals and brights back into my wardrobe. And this Free People top is a new favorite!  I have it tied here to make it a little shorter in the front, but it’s a great tunic length and would look perfect (untied) with tights or leggings.

But I’m curious to know, do you guys feel about wearing florals in the winter?

DSC_3358 DSC_3413 DSC_3383 DSC_3416 DSC_3397 DSC_3375 DSC_3361 DSC_3353 DSC_3393 DSC_3388 DSC_3421Tunic: Free People (on sale!) | Skinnies: AG | Hat: Macy’s | Sunnies: Karen Walker via Ditto (try them for free for one month with code ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Dolce Vita via TJMaxx, also love these

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  Can you believe that it’s Monday already again???????

xoxo,

Abby

 

Special

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, shift coats are awesome.  And this gorgeous black and white number is at the top of my list of all-time favorite things in my closet.  Not only is it under $40, but the quality is fantastic and the fabric and print is so pretty, people literally stop me on the street to ask me where they can buy it.  So if you’re looking for something beautiful and special to add to your wardrobe (that won’t break the bank!), do yourself a favor and pick this piece. Also, how fabulous will it look styled with a dress and strappy heels when the weather warms up?  I can’t wait!

DSC_2929 DSC_2938 DSC_2926 DSC_2908 DSC_2942 DSC_2903 DSC_2969 DSC_2954 DSC_2970Shift Coat: Shein c/o (under $40!)

Tunic: Express

Skinnies: Paige

Necklace: Banana Republic

Clutch: Clare V.

Sunnies: Karen Walker (try them for one month free with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!)

Pumps: BCBG

Hope y’all are having a great week.  Thank goodness we are halfway to the weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Cozy

Scarves have always been a favorite accessory of mine in the winter.  But this gorgeous pink number just might be my favorite scarf.  Ever.  Not only do I love the color, but the material is so incredibly soft and cozy.  It really is the perfect statement accessory for colder weather, AND it makes me feel like I’m wrapped up in a cloud.

DSC_2827DSC_2848 DSC_2882 DSC_2867 DSC_2875 DSC_2874 DSC_2812 DSC_2893 DSC_2846 DSC_2894 DSC_2899Scarf: Free People (comes in 5 other colors!) 

Thermal: Free People (these are seriously my faves!)

Jacket: Blank NYC 

Skinnies: Citizens (old), wishing for these 

Sunnies: Prada c/o Ditto (try them for one month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout)

Bag: Tory Burch (sold out), love this (under $60)

Pumps: Nordstrom

Hope you all had a nice 3-day weekend!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby