Fall Trends with JCPenney

I am so excited to be teaming up with JCPenney and People StyleWatch today to share with you two of my favorite Fall trends.  Up first? Bomber jackets.  And while they’ve been on trend for the past couple of seasons, this year it’s worth venturing beyond army green, and picking up an embellished version complete with cute and sporty patches.  And my second favorite? Fringe.  But especially fringed bags.

So if you are looking to test drive some of the hottest trends this Fall (without breaking the bank), then I would definitely check out your local JCPenney.  I scored both my bomber jacket and my fringe bag for just under $50-TOTAL!

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Bomber Jacket: JCPenney c/o | Fringe Bag: JCPenney c/o (also comes in fuchsia and aqua-I want all the colors!)

Top: Nordstrom (on sale!), similar | Jeans: Joe’s, similar | Necklace: Nordstrom, similar| Bracelets: Alex and Ani | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Heels: Steve Madden, similar

Wishing you all a wonderful week.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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Transitioning

I’m having a hard time believing that it’s already August.  And I can’t help but find myself starting to think about Fall, and purchasing transitional and Fall specific pieces.

So in today’s post, I wanted to share with you this super cute dress and how I’m wearing it now, and how I’m going to wear it when the temperatures start dropping.  Like I’ve said a lot on this blog, I love re-styling items and investing in pieces that will get a lot of use in my wardrobe.

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Happy Thursday, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

P.S. How cute is my sweet Chloe girl?  She normally hates having her picture taken, but insisted on making a cameo in this post! 🙂

 

 

Romper

I love a good romper.  And this one just might be my favorite.  Ever.  I am always a fan of anything navy, which was originally why I was drawn to it, but the tie waist makes it particularly flattering.  Plus the length isn’t too short-which is always something I seem to struggle with when it comes to rompers.  So if you’re looking for an easy, flattering romper (for a great price!), then this is the one, ladies!

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Don’t forget, there are just a couple of days left to shop the #NSale!  You can shop my favorites here (most items have been restocked!).  And be sure to check back tomorrow for one last round-up of some of my favorite beauty and active items from the sale!

Happy Friday, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Stripes

I have a hard time saying no to anything striped.  Particularly striped dresses this time of year.  So when I spotted this cute little number at Nordstrom, I knew it would not only be the perfect thing to wear on the 4th, but that it would also be a comfy basic to keep on rotation in my closet this summer.  And at only $38, who could resist?

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Dress: Nordstrom (only $38 and comes in a bunch of colors!) | Necklace: BaubleBar | Bracelet: Alex and Ani | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Booties: Dolce Vita

Happy Friday!  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

xoxo,

Abby

 

Fringe

First of all, I LOVE the splatter print of this dress.  There is just something so nostalgic about it to me.  I think it’s because it reminds me of a denim jacket I had when I was a kid with neon splatter paint all over it!

And second, can we talk about how amazing this necklace is?  One of my best friends gifted it to me and I am OBSESSED!  Plus, it’s less than $20.  Talk about the perfect statement piece to add to your wardrobe this summer!

DSC_1065 DSC_1075 DSC_1117 DSC_1093 DSC_1080 DSC_1108 DSC_1083 DSC_1099 DSC_1141 DSC_1102 DSC_1123 DSC_1136Dress: Cotton On (comes in tons of colors, and some are on sale for only $10!) | Necklace: World Market | Hat: JCrew | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunnies: Ditto (rent them for free for one month with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout) | Wedges: Guess (old), LOVE these

Lipstick: Butter London

Happy Thursday, sweet friends!  Hope you are able to start your holiday weekend early today!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Party Skirt + A Giveaway

Happy Cinco De Mayo, sweet friends!  I hope you all have something fun planned today (obviously involving tacos and margs)! And because I love the month of May for so many reasons (Cinco De Mayo, May Day, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and my birthday, to name a few), I’ve teamed up with NuMe to gift one lucky reader one of their famous Bold Hair Dryers!!!

Now if you’ve been following along with me for a while, then you know I talk about NuMe quite a bit on the blog. Hands down, they make the best hair styling tools and have been a total game changer for me and my hair.  So I am thrilled to be giving away one of my favorite styling tools to one of you!!

TO ENTER: head on over to my Instagram, as I’ll be posting the details to enter there (@alldolledupblog), and GOOD LUCK!  I’ve also listed some great promo codes that NuMe is running for Mother’s Day below-so be sure to check them out!

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DSC_9160 DSC_9191 DSC_9206 DSC_9181DSC_9208Jacket: JCrew (on sale!) | Tank: Express | Skirt: ASOS | Necklace: BaubleBar | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Wedges: Jessica Simpson

And as promised, here are some great deals happening at NuMe:

Bold Dryer on Sale for $39 with code: LOVEMOM39

Magic Wands on sale for $24.99 with code: LOVEMOM24 

60% any styling tool with code: MOMSALE

Hope you guys are having a great week!

xoxo,

Abby

**Giveaway is open to US and CA and will end Thursday, May 12th.  Winner will be announced Friday, May 13th!!**

Creature Comforts

I was just telling a girlfriend of mine last night that when I started blogging, it made me realize what a creature of habit I am.  I tend to gravitate towards the same types of items and the same kinds of outfits.  So being a blogger has been a great way to force myself out of my comfort zone and try new things.  And today’s look is a great example of that.  A couple of years ago, I never would have tried an outfit like this.  And while it still wouldn’t be my go-to (like yesterday’s outfit!), I love pushing myself to try new trends and new looks.  Afterall, that’s what makes fashion fun and exciting, right?

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Hope y’all are having a great week!

xoxo,

Abby

 

#NSale Countdown

You guys!  I can’t believe it, but the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is almost over.  And there are so many good things this year, I hope you’ve had a chance to take advantage of it!  But if you haven’t, then you are in luck!!  Not only is there still time to shop (prices go back up August 3rd), but I have rounded up the BEST deals for you today with almost everything under $100 (including my two favorite pairs of shoes which you can see how I styled here and here).  Happy shopping and saving, sweet friends!!!

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Accessories Under $50:

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Handbags Under $300:

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Tops Under $50:

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Dresses Under $75:

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Bottoms Under $150:

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Fringe Benefits

One of my favorite positions that I’ve ever held was when I managed the buying and product development for the Footwear and Accessories department at Sundance Catalog. It was my first big job in the fashion industry and I have been hooked ever since. And not only did it reassure me that I was meant to have a career in the retail world, but it also instilled in me a deep love for handbags (which I’m sure my hubby is especially grateful for). 😉

That said, I designed the below bag with my agent partner in Italy a couple of years ago. And of course since the Italians are much more fashion forward than we are, we were a little too far ahead of the fringe curve. So while it was always one of my favorite designs, it wasn’t featured in the catalog until after I’d departed.  But with fringe popping up all over the place this season, I was happy I held onto my original sample. So while I’m still on the fence about fringed boots (and sweaters, for that matter), I can definitely rock a fringed bag.

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Faux Leather Jacket:  BarIII for Macy’s, similar, similar, similar

Grey V-Neck:  Victoria’s Secret Pink (best t’s ever)

Jeans:  Gap

Pink Necklace:  TJMaxx (old), similar

Sterling Monogram Necklace:  Birthday Gift

Watch:  Michael Kors

Sunnies:  Target

Fringed Bag:  my design for Sundance, similar, similar

Pointed Toe Pumps:  Nine West

Another thing I should note in this post  is the importance of owning a great biker jacket.  They are a perfect fall staple and a simple way to dress up a t-shirt, a great piece to throw on when running out the door, and an easy way to sass up an otherwise sweet outfit.  Leather or vegan, depending on your personal preference and price range, there is sure to be a style just right for everyone this fall.  And with the progression of man-made materials, the faux options available this season are better than ever with many that could pretty much pass for the real thing.  Fantastic style without breaking the bank?  Count me in!

Happy Hump Day!

xx