French Kande

I am so excited to be teaming up with one of my favorite jewelry brands, French Kande, to talk about their Spring line today (be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a special offer for All Dolled Up readers!).  If you’ve been following me for a while, then you know what a HUGE fan I am of their jewelry.  Everything is handcrafted in LA and cast from original medallions found at local Parisian flea markets.  And not only that, but every piece is unique and each medallion has a special meaning.  The necklace I’m wearing today is my personal favorite piece from the current line.  In fact, it might just be my favorite French Kande piece to date. I love the mix of metal and pearls, and love layering this gorgeous piece or wearing it alone.

Necklace c/o French Kande

Olive Top | Denim (obsessed and they’re under $90!) | Bag | Sunnies | Heels

And now for the fun part! If you place an order with French Kande, enter code ABBY at checkout for a FREE pair of earring with any $150 purchase!  How fun is that?

Happy Monday, and happy shopping, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

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Staples

Yesterday I talked a little bit about the importance of having balance between classic and fashion pieces in your wardrobe.  But another important closet category that I didn’t mention, is staple pieces.  If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, then you know staples are something I talk about a fair amount, i.e. denim jackets, surplus vests, nude pumps, black handbags, dark wash skinny jeans, etc.  And so today, I wanted to highlight one of my personal favorite closet staples, and that is a casual long-sleeved black dress.

This closet staple is the perfect blank canvas, is easy (and comfy!) to throw on and go, and can be styled in a plethora of different ways.  So if you don’t own a casual long-sleeved black dress, then you are in luck, because I’ve listed my favorites below!

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Dress: Loft (on sale!); also love: this, this, this, this, and this

Gingham Shirt: JCrew (obsessed with the yellow!)

Necklaces: Cabi (sold out), French Kande (enter All Dolled Up in the notes to get a FREE pair of earrings with purchase!)

Sunnies: Prada c/o Ditto

Bag: Tory Burch

Booties: Sole Society (obsessed with these-SOOOOOO comfy!)

Hope you guys are having a great week! Thank you SO much stopping by!  And don’t forget to stop by: @shopalldolledupblog over on Instagram. I just listed a bunch of great new items for sale!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Denim

Today’s outfit is a little out of my wheelhouse.  But since I love a good chambray shirt (and have a few in my closet that are all fairly similar), I love that this one is totally different from anything else I own.  The longer length in the front makes it feel a bit dressier than your typical chambray, but since it’s denim, it’s totally cool and casual for any occasion.  A perfect of example of business in the front, party in the back! But I want to know, are you guys still into the chambray trend this season?

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Skinnies: JCrew (the BEST closet staple!)

Necklace: French Kande (don’t forget! you can get a FREE pair of earrings with purchase by entering code:  ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG in the comments at checkout!)

Cuff: Stella & Dot

Rings: Kendra Scott

Sunnies: Karen Walker (rent them for $24/month and get one month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!)

Bag: Tory Burch

Pumps: Nordstrom

Hope you guys are having a great start to your week!  It went from 70 degrees here to snowing yesterday in the course of about 2 hours.  So it’s kind of feeling like winter is back-at least for a few days.  And I’m definitely NOT feeling it.  Bring on Spring!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Stripes

Stripes, peplum, and jackets.  Three of my very favorite things.  So when I saw this cute little number (for under $20, no less), I knew it was meant to be.  Not only is this a perfect piece for Spring, but it’s a great item to have in your closet to just grab and go.  Gotta love pieces that make getting dressed easy!

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Happy, happy weekend!  Hope you have something fun planned!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

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!

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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

 

 

 

 

Gingham

Gingham has always been one of my very favorite prints.  So when I saw that my favorite Portofino shirt from Express came in a light blue gingham this spring, it was an obvious choice to add to my wardrobe.  And let me tell you, I have already worn this shirt a ton AND have so many more ideas of how I will continue to style it different ways all summer long. But I want to know, what you are guys thinking of the gingham trend this season?

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 Gingham Shirt: Express (these are THE BEST shirts ever and come in TONS of colors!) | Destroyed Denim: Blank NYC (under $100!) | Necklace: Tiffany and Co. | Ring: Rocksbox | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), just ordered this one | Heels: Gilt (obsessed! A ND you can get an extra 40% off by using code SHOE40 at checkout-which makes them only $35-such a steal!!!)

Thank you guys SO much for stopping by.  Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

Oh, and don’t forget to enter the Sonix phone case giveaway.  You can also snag a 15% off coupon code on your phone case purchase here.  So many cute cases to choose from! Happy shopping!

 

Tailor Made

As I’ve gotten older, I have learned the importance of a good tailor.  And that just because something doesn’t fit you off the rack, doesn’t mean that it can’t still work for you.  And the dress in today’s post is the perfect example.  My mom and I stumbled on this gem at Anthropologie when my parents were in town a couple of weekends ago.  It was originally $228 and we found it on the sale rack marked down to $48 (um, WOW!).  It was the gorgeous fabric that initially drew me to it, but the original length was tea length and it just swallowed me up and was really unflattering.  But neither of us could get over the fabric (you should see it in person!) so we hatched a plan to have it shortened and I took it to my tailor (who also couldn’t get over the fabric), and he shortened it for me for a mere $20.  And I have to say, I think it is one of my very favorite dresses in my closet right now.  I guess it goes to show that it can be worth it to think outside of the box a little bit.  So if you don’t have a tailor, I would definitely suggest finding a good one in your neighborhood-you just never know when they might come in handy!

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Jacket: Lookbook | Dress: Anthropologie (I couldn’t find the tea length version online, the dress linked is the full length version) | Ring: Rocksbox, Suz Somersall | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier (back in stock!) | Heels: INC

And don’t forget to enter the Sonix iPhone case giveaway.  You can also use code: DOLLEDUP at check out for 15% off of your purchase!  Click here for all the details!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

Olive

I am a huge fan of olive green-no matter the season. It’s a definite go-to for me.  Not only can it easily be dressed up (gold jewelry!) or down destroyed denim!), it’s just one of those fantastic colors that is always in style and looks good on just about everyone!

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Sweater: Express (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this | Tank: Gap | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Steve Madden

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  And don’t forget to enter the your chance to win a $500 GIFT CARD TO LULULEMON!!!!  Click here to enter.

Happy Tuesday!

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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!