Oh Deer

Even though summer has come and gone, my love for graphic tees has yet to falter.  They are so easy to style and go with such a multitude of different looks.  And while jeans are the obvious choice, I love the unexpected of mixing a tee back to a sparkly skirt, a casual jacket, and booties.  It’s the perfect fall ensemble if you are looking to change things up a bit from the norm (while still keeping it somewhat casual)…

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Jacket: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Graphic Tee: Guess (old), similar | Sequin Skirt: American Rag (old) similar, similar | Necklace: BCBGeneration | Sunnies: Gap | Watch: Michael Kors | Booties: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx, similar

Also, can I just mention how much I love this AE jacket?  I am kind of obsessed with the whole mixed media trend this season, and this denim hoodie is no exception.  To me, this is the epitome of the perfect fall jacket.  But I’d love to know, what do you think about the mixed media trend?

Happy Tuesday!

Blazer of Glory

One thing I feel like I often neglect to write about on this blog is the importance of owning a fantastic black blazer.  I think because I wear them for work nearly every day, I forget that it’s a piece not everyone might own.  But with the weather changing, I am finding that I am reaching for my blazers not only for work, but also to wear as a light jacket back to my favorite destroyed skinnies and a tried-and-true graphic tee.  They really are the perfect piece for so many different occasions and something everyone should have in their closet…

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Blazer: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar. loving this alternative | Tee: Forever21 | Skinnies: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Earrings: H&M (old), similar , similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: Windsor Store (sold out), similar, similar

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  I can hardly believe it’s Monday already again. Sometimes I swear it feels like it’s always Monday, don’t you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Vegas Recap

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that J and I were in Las Vegas last week for a long weekend and a bike race.  We had a fantastic time and spent our days riding our road bikes through the Red Rock Canyon, attending Interbike, doing a little shopping, and (mostly) lounging by the pool.  It was a fun and relaxing few days.  But I have to say, my favorite part was the excuse to get extra dressed up for dinner in the evenings.  And any excuse to throw on a little extra sparkle is a good enough excuse for me…

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Outfit #1: Chic Tee: Forever21 | Skirt: H&M (old), similar, loving this one | Bracelets: JCrew, Kate Spade, Stella & Dot | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew, Juicy Couture | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: Sole Society

Outfit#2: Romper: BarIII (old), similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Cuffs: H&M | Belt: Express | Clutch: Michael Kors | Pumps: Chinese Laundry (old), similar 

Outfit #3: Dress: Forever21 (sold out), similar  | Belt: Steve Madden | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew, Juicy Couture | Bracelets: JCrew, Kate Spade, Stella & dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: BCBGeneration Olga

I don’t know about you guys, but I am so excited for the weekend, I can hardly stand it.  It’s just been one of those weeks, I guess.

Thank you so much for stopping by-like I have said before, you all brighten my days more than you know!  And if you haven’t yet, be sure to follow All Dolled Up on Instagram, Facebook, and Bloglovin’ (links to your right).

Happy weekend!!

Oh Deer

I love this tee. It’s just one of those pieces that brings a smile to my face. And while I normally gravitate towards pairing graphic tee’s with denim, I also love the contrast of a casual tee back to something dressier, like a pencil skirt and layered baubles. A whimsical, yet polished look perfect for date night, or a girl’s night out on the town…

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Tee: Guess (old), similar | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar, similar | Cuff: H&M (old) | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew, JCrew | Sunnies: Amazon | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: Vince Camuto (old), similar, similar

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  Ours was spent in Park City with family and filled with lots of biking, eating, and laughing.  And I’ve got to say, it was pretty darn wonderful.

And even thought it’s never easy to get back into the swing of things, I hope you are all having a great start to your week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Graphic

I am really into graphic tees right now. Like, really into them. I love the idea of throwing on a tee-shirt back to a ripped up pair of jeans and then adding fancy heels and accessories to dress up the look. I guess maybe it makes me a feel a little rock and roll. Plus, it’s a great way to be super comfy while looking put together at the same time.

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Tank: TJMaxx, similar, loving this one, and this one | Jeans: American Eagle | Feather Earrings: Forever21 (old), similar | Cuff:  Fair Trade (local boutique), loving this one | Sunnies: Target (old), similar | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society

So I have to say, as much as I love graphic tee’s, I do find it a little difficult to find a good one.  It seems to me that more often than not, the sayings on them tend to be a little young, or too cliché for me to want to broadcast on my body.   So if you are on the hunt for one (and you should be!) the best luck I’ve had in finding cute, age appropriate graphic tee’s is at JCrew, JCrew Factory, American Eagle, and TJMaxx.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend.  Can you believe that it’s almost Labor Day?  I know that I sure can’t.

FPF: Montana Love Tee

I will always have a love affair with my home state of Montana. There is just something so special about it that I can’t explain. It was the most incredible place to grow up and someday I hope I can raise my children there, or that it will, at the very least, be an important part of their lives too. And because I was lucky enough to marry a man who loves Montana as much as I do, every summer, J and I make a trip back to my hometown to soak in the beauty, the serenity, and all of the amazing-ness that is Montana. And this year’s vacation, as usual, was the high light of my summer. So when I saw these cute Montana Shirt Co. Tee’s everywhere on Facebook and realized their shop was located in my hometown, I knew I needed to get one so I could express my love for my home state with pride anytime, anywhere…

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Montana Tee: Montana Shirt Co. | Jeans: Joe’s (same style, different wash) | Necklace: GroopDealz, similar | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Pumps: Marc Fischer

Be sure to stop by Montana Shirt Co. and check out their assortment of tee’s, tanks and hoodies.  They have a ton of cute stuff and the quality is fantastic.  But be sure to order at least a size up-the women’s tee’s run pretty small.

Hope you all had a fantastic week.  Happy Friday!!!!!

Vacay

J and I are officially on vacation-and boy does it feel good! And even though we’re only two days in, we’ve already gotten to do some pretty cool things. Including seeing my brother play at one of our favorite watering holes on Flathead Lake. And I must say, while living out of a suitcase for extended periods of time can tend to pose various challenges, I was happy that I thought to pack my favorite mullet skirt, graphic tee, and jean vest, which made for the perfect combination of comfy, yet effortlessly cool summer fashion to wear for the occasion…

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Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Graphic Tee: BarIII (old), similar, similar  | Skirt: Forever21(sold out), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., my personal collection of charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Target | Wedges: Guess (old), similar

I hope you all had a great weekend and that your week is off to a fantastic start!  And be sure to follow me on Instagram                  (alldolledupblog) if you haven’t already, for a glimpse into our vacation adventures!

London Calling

I love a good graphic tee back to jeans and a leather jacket. There is something super cool about it while still being totally chic at the same time. In fact, it might be one of my favorite looks ever-especially when paired with a great pair of heels…20130203-155325.jpg

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Vegan Jacket:  BarIII |  Union Jack Tee:  RACHEL Rachel Roy, similar, similar | Jeans:  Gap | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Charm Necklace:  Personal Collection | Crystal Necklace: Kenneth Cole | Watch:  Michael Kors | Bracelets:  Aldo, similar, similar |  Leopard Wedges:  Aldo, similar, similar (these are a steal!!!!)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Super Bowl weekend.  I was fortunate to spend mine in Sun Valley with best friends from college.  We had a fantastic time, but of course it all went by way too fast.  Sometimes I wish life had a pause button.

Happy Monday, dolls!

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L.O.V.E.

Does anyone else remember that Ashley Simpson used to have a music career (outside of her lip synching debacle on SNL)? I had completely forgotten until I saw this shirt hanging on the rack at one of our Macy’s stores. And like a tidal wave, the bubbly lyrics and catchy tune of L.O.V.E. came flooding back to me and I knew the shirt had to be mine.  😉

But in all seriousness, and aside from my forgotten love for the younger Simpson’s bubblegum pop, I have been obsessing over graphic tees all fall. They are fun, catchy like your favorite pop song, and have the potential to add a little sass to any outfit while boasting the comfort of a t-shirt. And not only that, but in addition to obviously being great with jeans, they work well with blazers and cardis, colored and printed skinnies, and even skirts and leggings. Just another fab item to add to your wardrobe helping you to create endless outfit possibilities!

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LOVE Tee:  Material Girl via Macy’s (sold out) similar, similar, similar

Grey Cardi:  Old Navy

Black Ponte Pants:  INC via Macy’s

Heart Necklace:  Tiffany and Co.

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Watch:  Michael Kors

Sunglasses:  Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack (last summer)

Handbag:  Coach (last fall)

Boots:  Kenneth Cole via TJMaxx (recent)

I actually wore the above outfit on a road trip to Montana this past weekend.  It was comfy and cute, and an easy transition from 8 hours in the car straight to dinner with family and friends.  The only thing I had to do was change my shoes.  I wore the black boots pictured above for dinner, but wore my Uggs in the car to keep me comfy and warm.  And although sometimes tough to create, I often love outfits that can transition from one event to another the best.  The older I get, the less time I feel like devoting to changing my clothes throughout the day so I’m always a huge fan of items that make things easier.  So if you are on the hunt for a great graphic tee, H&M and Forever21 are always a great place to start and should both have plenty of options at affordable prices!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

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