Green for Christmas

I love red and sparkles so much, sometimes I forget about wearing green during the holidays.  So when I saw this choker top at Express, I knew it would be perfect back to my favorite black faux fur vest and studded booties.  And not only does this look work perfectly for the holidays, it will work well beyond the month of December too.

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Top  (obsessed) | Vest | Denim | Sunnies | Bag (old), similar | Booties

Can you guys believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve?  I can hardly wrap my head around it.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for all of your support this year.  I appreciate you all so much.  Wishing you and your loved ones a cozy, safe, and wonderful Christmas celebration.

And Happy Friday!

xoxo,

Abby

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

 

Layers

When the temp drops, I love bundling up in layers.  And I find that mixing a great long sleeve top, furry vest, and cute jacket is always a cute and cozy winning combo.  This time of year, fashion pieces that also serve a purpose, are an imperative part of any wardrobe if you want to stay warm and look good doing it!

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Jacket: Forever21 (old); Similar here and here, LOVE this | Vest: Nordstrom, similar , similar| Long Sleeve Tee: cabi (my fave! available in other colors) | Skinnies: Paige | Necklace: JCrew (old), similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker (on MAJOR sale!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Sam Edelman

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

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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!!!!

 

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!)!

Fancy

Today I wanted to share a couple of my fall favorites with you guys-fur vests and hats.  Seriously, I can’t stop wearing either.  Both are fantastic Fall staples and are a great and easy way to add a little interest to any outfit.  I normally keep things fairly simple and would tend to only pick one stand out piece per outfit, but I have to say, I am loving how this look turned out (even if my hubby did tell me Jenny from the Block called and wants her outfit back)…

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Faux Fur Vest: Michael Kors, similar, similar | Sweater: H&M (old), similar, similar | Faux Leather Pants: JCrew (last year), this year’s version | Necklace: House of Harlow, Love Always Couture | Hat: Bohme Boutique (local SLC shop), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker (on SALE!) | Bag: Michael Kors Selma (sold out) LOVE this one | Pumps: Michael Kors

Happy Thursday, sweet readers!!!  I hope you are all having a great week.  I have been in San Francisco for business meetings-which I can never complain about it.  It is one of my favorite cities in the world and I have so many favorite spots I love to frequent while I am there-one of the perks of my job!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Neutral

Even though I am a color person, sometimes there is nothing I crave more than a basic neutral outfit without any color what-so-ever.  It is such a chic, blank slate and something about that just feels so refreshing. But I have to tell you, that when it came time to photograph this outfit, my husband laughed at me!  Like, an actual, audible, are you really wearing that kind of a laugh!  Turns out he thinks my vest looks like a shag rug!  And I have to say, I think he’s right.  But on the other hand, I also have to say that I love this vest.  I tried to hunt down the original  jacket version that was popular on so many blogs earlier this season, but didn’t have any luck.  So I was thrilled to stumble upon it as a vest.  And not only is it a vest (and I’m pretty obsessed with vests) but it’s super cozy and soft, and it even has pockets.  So at the end of the day, I love it and am resolved to rock it-even if my husband thinks I look like I’m wearing a giant piece of carpet for a top!

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Vest: Bohme (check in store), same vest | Buttondown: Gap | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (on sale!), also here | Bracelets: Banana Republic (old), similar, JCrew, Stella & Dot | Necklace: Stella & Dot Sutton | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker The Number One | Pumps: Michael Kors (old), similar

Hope you are all having a fantastic week!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Glam

I’ve learned a lot about my own personal style since I started on the journey of writing this blog.  I’ve learned that I like pants and jeans.  A lot.  I only like to wear dresses and skirts in the warm summer months.  I hate tights. But I really like button down shirts.  I love jewelry and accessories, but even though I own a lot of fun costume jewelry (and good jewelry too), I find that I tend to gravitate towards the same pieces on a daily basis.  And while I probably dress up a little more than most of my friends, I would still define my style as casual.  I’ve learned that glam isn’t necessarily a go-to look for  me, but it is definitely one that I enjoy every now and again-especially when I feel like changing things up during the winter months.  And I have found that perhaps the easiest, no-fuss way to achieve a glam look (while still maintaining a casual vibe), is pairing a  faux (of course!) fur vest, a pair of over-the-knee boots, some chic gold jewelry, and a bold red lip back to a simple sweater and favorite pair of jeans.  A glam look that even the most casual of us gals can easily achieve…

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Sweater: Express, similar | Vest: Forever21 (sold out), similar, similar |  Jeans: 7 For All Mankind | Necklaces: JCrew, Dillards(obsessed with this love necklace, btw) | Watch: Michael Kors | Purse: Steve Madden (old), similar, LOVE this one | Boots: Calvin Klein (on sale! plus get an additional 25% off with code FRIEND at checkout!)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I have been miserably sick, but still managed to salvage somewhat of a decent weekend-with the highlight being soaking my aches and cough away in the hot tub with Christmas music playing in the background, and snow falling all around.  Sick or not, this really is the most wonderful time of the year!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Layer It On

One of the best parts of fall and winter fashion is…layers!! I love that it is totally acceptable to take a few of your favorite pieces and layer them one on top of the other for a cozy and eclectic look. You can mix patterns, prints, different materials and textures-pretty much anything goes. But if you aren’t sure how to layer, a good place to start is with a buttondown underneath a sweater. And from there you can add a scarf, a light jacket (that would fit under something heavier), a boyfriend buttondown, or even a fun vest. Once you establish a great base, your options are really pretty endless…

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Sweater Vest with Fur Collar:  Macy’s (on sale and it’s even called the Dolled Up Vest!!)

Grey Sweater:  H&M (old), similar

Purple Plaid Buttondown:  TJMaxx (old), similar

Skinny Pants:  Gap

Gloves: Smartwool, similar

Heart Pendant:  Tiffany and Co.

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Watch:  Michael Kors

Boots:  Vince Camuto, similar

I still can’t get over all of the snow we have right now.  But the fantastic thing about Utah snow is as quickly as it comes, it’s usually just as quick to go (at least down in the valley).  Although with the holidays just around the corner, I’m secretly hoping it will stick around for a while.  In fact, it’s all I can do not to get out the Christmas decorations and music (but I try my best to wait until Thanksgiving to start my Christmas celebration-otherwise I’d drive J mad).  So I just have to make it one more week, and then it’s game on.  😉

Thanks for reading!

xx

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Furry Goodness

I love the fur vest trend. I mean really love it. Which, of course, should come as no surprise given my adoration for my jean vest (which I pretty much wore out this summer). Maybe it’s because vests are easy and work back to just about anything, or maybe it’s because I was a teenager in the ’90’s kind-of-a-thing. But either way, vests are a fantastic way to take an outfit up a level and make it look like you really spent some time putting yourself together. In fact, when I initially was getting dressed to take photos for this post, I had planned on just wearing the pretty mint chiffon blouse all on its own. But solo, it looked a little too simple and (I hate to say it) boring for a blog post. So even though I didn’t plan it this way, I am really loving the pretty pastel back to some furry winter-white-goodness, capped off with another one of my favorites, cognac accessories!

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Chiffon Blouse:  Forever21

Fur Vest:  H&M (last year), similar

Skinny Pants:  The Gap

Sunglasses:  Marc Jacobs (via Nordstrom Rack)

Heart Necklace:  Tiffany and Co. (extra large heart)

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Watch:  Michael Kors

Shoes:  Boutique in Florence, Italy, similar

So I have to share that my hubby is really not a fan of this vest. In fact, he was so surprised when I wanted to wear it for a blog post that I had to explain to him how fashionable fur vests are.  But fashionable or not, he still isn’t buying it.  And so with that, I think it’s safe to say we can add fur vests to the list of things that men just don’t understand.  😉

What do you all think about the fur vest trend??

xx