Dolled Up

I love getting dolled up.  And the holiday season presents exactly that opportunity.  But living in a state with a cold winter climate, sometimes I feel like I don’t have any coats or jackets that look or feel all that glamorous.  So for quite a while, I have been on the hunt for a great (and affordable) faux fur animal print coat-and I am happy to report that I have finally found one (AND that it costs less than $65)!!! Not only is it super cozy (it reminds me of my favorite faux fur throw), but  I love the vintage feel of it, and the idea of pairing it back to great heels and a dress for a NYE party, or wearing it with boots, skinny black pants, and a silk top (like I did for a friend’s casual wedding reception over the weekend)…

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Faux Fur Coat: Forever21 (under $65!!!), similar, similar, similar (all options are under $100!) | Silk Tee: Express (like I always say, BEST layering tees ever!) | Skinnies: JCrew | Ring: Kendra Scott | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Hobo International (loving the silver version!) | Boots: TJMaxx, LOVE these

On another note, can you BELIEVE tomorrow is NYE and that yet another year has come and gone?  As cliche as it might sound, I just can’t believe 2014 is already just about over. BUT I always look forward to all of the possibilities that a new year brings. Kind of exciting, don’t you think?

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

P.S. CONGRATS to Mary Happymommy!  You are the LUCKY WINNER of the Fiberlash 3D Mascara giveaway!  Be on the lookout for an email from me or Kim with the details!!!  You are going to LOVE this stuff!!!!

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Put A Vest On It

I am never, ever ready for summer to end, but I am always ready for fall fashion!  And even though the temps are still relatively warm, fall is definitely starting to creep into the air here in Utah and I can feel myself starting to gravitate towards darker colors, neutrals, denim, leopard, light jackets, and vests (of course)!  All of which are super easy key items to start to transition those summer outfits into fall! So if you are ready to get your fall wardrobe going but aren’t quite sure how, try pairing a vest back to your favorite tank and denim…

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Vest: Tommy Girl (old), loving thisthis, this, and this | Tank: Express (obsessed) | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: INC (sold out), new version | Gold Cuff: Macy’s | Ring: KiraKira (enter to win below!) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Hobo International | Heels: Michael Kors (can’t find them online, but check your local DSW), similar, similar 

Don’t forget!  Today is the last day to enter the Marrakech ring giveaway with KiraKira (click here to enter)!  Contest ends at midnight tonight and winner will be announced tomorrow on the blog!

And be sure to follow along with Kira Kira on Facebook and Instagram for your daily dose of sparkle!

Happy Monday, dolls!

Versatility

I’m way into rompers right now.  I don’t know what it is, but I keep gravitating towards them over dresses in my closet this summer.  I think because they are actually shorts, they can have a slightly more casual feel which makes them seemingly appropriate for just about any occasion-from a backyard BBQ to date night.  BUT, rompers are also super easy to glam up.  Just add a big floppy sun hat, statement heels, and an oversized pair of sunnies-and bam! Instant glam!  And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times-versatile pieces (like rompers!) are the key to a well-rounded wardrobe!

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Romper: BarIII (on sale for under $40!), also loving this, this, and this | Necklace: Stella & Dot (older style), new version, similar | Hat: Forever21 | Clutch: Hobo International Vida (on sale and comes in a ton of colors!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!) | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Heels: JustFab, LOVE these

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

Thank you so much for swinging by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vest Friend

This vest has been my best friend lately and on constant rotation in my closet.  Not only is it the ideal outfit completer, but vests are the perfect transitional piece for this time of year.  And how about these Michael Kors shoes?  I am OBSESSED!  Not only are they super cute, but they just might be the comfiest pair of shoes in my closet right now…

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Plaid Shirt: JCrew (old), similar, LOVE this version | Vest: Tommy Hilfiger (old), similar, similar | Jeans: Gap | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Hobo International Lauren | Pumps: Michael Kors, also here

Hope you are all having a fantastic week.  I am so excited that it’s Thursday already!  We have a super fun weekend coming up, so it’s nice that the week is flying by.

Thanks for stopping by!

Leopard

Leopard makes everything better. Well not really, but it does make just about every outfit better. So if you are looking for a quick and easy way to take an otherwise simple outfit up a notch, then try adding a leopard belt, purse, scarf, or even a pair of leopard shoes. And I promise you, it will do just the trick…

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Denim Jacket: Else, similar | Dress: TJMaxx, similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Belt: Express | Sunnies: Gap | Clutch: Hobo International | Shoes: Calvin Klein

J and I are heading to Vegas today for a bike race and a mini-vacation.  And I have to say, I am so looking forward to getting out of town for a few days and enjoying some pool time, a little shopping, excellent food, and a couple of shows.  Be sure to follow along on Instagram to keep up with all of our adventures!

And if you’re new to All Dolled Up, please be sure to follow along on Facebook and Bloglovin’!

Hope are you all having a wonderful week!

Sunshine On My Shoulder

It finally happened this weekend-the sun came out. We have had such a cold spring here in the SLC, it really feels like it has been forever since that’ s happened. Between all of the rain, and snow, and cold we have been having, I couldn’t have been happier that big, beautiful, ball of fire in the sky finally decided to shine down us. And even though it was a little chilly, it still seemed appropriate to wear a dress for the occasion…

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Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar, similar | Dress: Francesca’s (sold out), similar, similar |  Necklace: Tiffany and Co., my personal collection of charms | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Belt: American Eagle (old), similar | Clutch: Hobo International Lauren | Pumps: Aldo

There are two items that I am wearing in this outfit that are absolute staples in my wardrobe.  And on top of that, they are two things that I think every gal should own.  The first is a great jean jacket.  Perfection to throw on in the spring time over dresses or sleeveless tops when the weather is still a touch chilly, and also ideal for cool summer nights.  And then of course, my tried and true favorite cognac pumps.  Even though they are heels, the neutral color makes them feel a touch more casual, the color goes with everything, and the heel height on this particular pair lets me walk around all day in long in them.  So if you are looking to purchase a couple of staples this spring, these are both items that should definitely be considered!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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P.S.  It’s not too late too late to shop my Stella & Dot trunk show!  Just click here to check out so many amazing things-including my favorite Renegade bracelet featured in today’s post!

Twirly Girl

I LOVE that circle skirts are back on trend. There is something so fun and completely girly about them. In fact, when I slip one on, it’s all I can do not to twirl around like I’m five years old again…

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Polka Dot Sweater:  Forever21 | Circle Skirt: The Limited (old), similar, similar | Bow Belt: Macy’s, similar | Necklaces: INC, JCrew | Bracelet: Juicy Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Clutch: Hobo International | Pumps: Aldo

I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.  The above is actually what I wore to church and for dinner on Easter Sunday.  I always love a good excuse to get dressed up, but I especially love Easter and the reason why we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ.   It is always one of my very favorite days of the year.  And of course I love Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs.  I mean really, why is it that they are so much better than regular Reese’s anyway?

Happy Monday!

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My Vest Accessory

If you follow this blog, then you know how obsessed I have been with my denim vest over the span of the last year. And to be totally honest, I don’t see my love affair with denim vests dying out anytime soon. But when I was in H&M recently and spotted this long, lean, surplus vest complete with a little sparkle, I knew my favorite denim version might finally have met its match.

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Striped Dress:  H&M (old), similar, similar | Vest:  H&M (recent), similar, similar | Long Necklaces:  Kenneth Cole, my personal collection of charms | Bracelets:  Juicy Couture, Stella and Dot | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  Target (old) | Clutch:  Hobo International Zoe (gift) | Pumps:  Aldo (on sale and the most comfortable pair of heels I own!)

If you haven’t caved and tried the vest trend  yet, I highly recommend giving one a whirl.  Not only are they fresh and fun, but they a perfect accessory to change up your look without breaking the bank!

Happy Tuesday!

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Little Red Riding Hood

Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you, but this is always one of my very favorite weekends of the year.  And  do you know why? Because Thanksgiving is awaiting us just on the other side! I love the holidays so much, I can hardly stand it.

And with the holidays literally looming just around the corner, I finally caved and brought all of my winter coats out of storage. And as I was reviewing my personal inventory, I couldn’t help but be completely drawn to my red skirted coat. With color playing such an important role in fashion this year, I think that a brightly colored coat is an important investment that everyone should make this season. And because of the color trend, finding your perfect hue should make for a fairly easy task. Red is a great basic and a good investment because it will never go out of style, but I’ve seen everything from pale pink, to mustard, to vibrant shades of blue. So really, the choice is yours.

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Red Coat: ArdenB (last year), similar, similar, blue, mustard, rust, turquoise, purple, royal blue,

Leggings: ArdenB

Booties: Steve Madden (old), similar

Clutch: Hobo International Belinda

Last night J and I went on a little date in downtown SLC. We had a fun dinner at Flemmings and attended the unveiling of the iconic candy windows at our new downtown Macy’s. It was a fun tradition to be a part of and we were so impressed. Pretty amazing that these huge ornaments are all completely made of candy!!

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Happy weekend!

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Fave Product Friday: Hobo International Belinda

It’s no secret that I am a deal huntress.  I love a good bargain and have a hard time paying full price for things.  Perhaps it’s the thrill of the chase, or perhaps it’s due to my profession-working as a buyer I know what things really cost.  But there are certain things that I will occasionally splurge on, and usually those things seem to fall into the handbag category.  In fact, I just used some of my birthday money to purchase this little number from Rebecca Minkoff-and I am so excited for it to arrive!!!  It will be the perfect summer bag/clutch for warm evenings when we ride our vintage cruisers out for dinner and drinks, or when we hit the farmers market, or pack up our picnic basket to catch an outdoor concert.

Another piece that I will not only get good use out of this summer, but also year round (pretty much 365 to be exact), is my Hobo International Belinda wallet.  And this really might just be one of my favorite purchases EVER.  In fact, I have used mine so much over the years, my original Belinda has been on it’s last leg, but was fortunately replaced with this gorgeous new version for my birthday (thanks mom!!).  And while it might sound silly, I have to say that I would truly be lost with out this wallet.  It keeps me organized, has room for all of my “stuff” (and then some!), and transitions perfectly from a wallet to a clutch.  When I am in a hurry and don’t want to carry a purse, I can just grab this out of my bag, throw in a lip gloss and my iPhone and I am SET.  The patent finish also makes it dressy enough for weddings or a night out on the town.  It really is the perfect piece.  A splurge that is WELL worth it.

You can purchase one of these beauties here, here, or here.

I know it might seem like a lot to spend $110 on a wallet, but I have to say that before I found the Belinda, I was constantly buying wallets every couple of months for $20-$50 a pop.  And now that I have found the Belinda, I have only had 2 new wallets in the past 3 years.  So the way I see it, it all evens out.

One word of caution.  Be wary of the lighter colors in the Belinda patent.  Even though I adored my yellow wallet, there is a transfer issue and it picked up colors from items in my bag over the years that don’t come off.  So I would advise going with a darker color (which is why I went with black this time around).  You can also try the Lauren, which is really similar-just a touch smaller and leather vs. patent.

Happy weekend!!

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