Stud Muffin

I love studs. Especially the sort you find in fashion. ūüôā And I have a feeling that this fall is not going to disappoint. Studs are popping up everywhere from shoes, to sweaters, to bags, to jewelry-anything is acceptable. Including mixing different types of studs together…

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Tank: JCrew (on sale) | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar | Belt: Express | Bracelets: JCrew, H&M, Stella  & Dot, Kate Spade | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Rayban | Sandals: Vince Camuto (on sale!) | Bag: Michael Kors 

Thank you, as always, so much for stopping by the blog! ¬†And if you haven’t already, please be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram!

Also, I am selling a few handbags on eBay right now, so please be sure to stop by and check them out here if you are interested!  Auctions run until Monday at noon MST.

Hope you are having a fantastic week!

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Downtown Abby

Last week marked our big 2014 planning meetings. And while it was fun to discuss our fashion and growth strategies for the upcoming year, I always especially love the excuse to office out of our beautiful, brand new Macy’s in downtown SLC. And so of course, when Friday rolled around, my hubby and I took full advantage and met for drinks at one of our favorite local downtown spots. It was the perfect way to enjoy some gorgeous spring weather and kick off a nice, relaxing weekend after a week full of craziness.

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Jacket: Forever21 | Bow Top: Forever21 | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: INC, JCrew | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Aldo, Juicy Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors | Shoes: INC (on sale!!)

We all know I am obsessed with pink shoes. ¬†And this bubblegum pink pair is my current favorite because they are amazingly comfortable. ¬†But can we talk about my little bow top for minute? ¬†It’s pretty safe to say that I am beyond obsessed with it. ¬†The teeny, tiny bows are so darn cute and on top of that, they are velveteen-totally reminds me of when I was a kid. ¬†Plus, it was under $15. ¬†Can’t beat that!!!

Hope you all had an amazing weekend.

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P.S.  I am hosting my first Stella & Dot trunk show this week and I am so excited!!!  If you are a Utah gal and would like to come, please leave a comment or shoot me an email (abby_doll@hotmail.com) and I will send you the invite.  And for those of you not in the SLC, if you are looking to order something sparkly from Stella & Dot, please use the link below!  They just released their new summer line along with a gorgeous new handbag lineup.  Seriously swoon worthy.

http://www.stelladot.com/ts/ogpo5

Pencil Me In

I love a great pencil skirt-perfect for the office and super flattering. I would even go as far as to wear one for an evening out on the town with a cute strapless¬†top, graphic tee, or one shoulder blouse-it really is one of those universal styles that just about anyone can wear. But one thing I’ve not ever really given a lot of thought to is the pencil dress-equally as flattering and easy to wear, and even perhaps a bit more versatile. And with dresses currently being my favorite go-to pieces in my closet this summer, this¬†silhouette has suddenly found its way to the top of my “love” list.

And it was all inspired by this dress that I found at the JCrew¬†Factory store in Park City earlier this summer. As soon as I saw it, I immediately knew it would be the perfect day-to-night piece to add to my closet. Because of the pencil styling, long length, and black and white stripes, it is perfectly appropriate to wear work with a cardi or blazer (even on days when I have to wear all black!), but also transitions seamlessly into an evening look with some fun accessories and bare shoulders. This is one of those pieces where I would definitely buy it in multiple colors if I could. Too bad that isn’t an option…

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Dress:  JCrew Factory

Black Cardi:  Nordstrom (recent)

Pink Necklace:  Thia Pan Trading Company (local Utah store)

Skinny Belt:  Cotton On

Gold Bracelets:  Forever21, Oia Jules

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Sunglasses:  Steve Madden via TJMaxx

Shoes:  Steve Madden via Overstock.com Outlet Store

Truth be told, I was originally drawn to this dress in neon pink-the only other color they had available.¬† But unfortunately, they were sold out in my size.¬†*sigh* And search as I may, I haven’t been able to find it anywhere-leading me to believe that perhaps it just wasn’t meant to be.¬† But because I can’t quite get the other color version out of the back of my mind, it felt only natural to accessorize my black and white version with pink accessories.¬†As close as I’m going to get, so I guess I’ll take it.¬† ūüėČ

Happy Thursday-the end is in sight! 

xx