Velvet Jumpsuit for NYE

I had good intentions of bringing you festive and sequin-filled NYE inspired posts all week.  But unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned, and I was involved in a pretty major car accident on Tuesday morning. While my car was totaled, I was fortunate enough to walk away from the accident with only a concussion and minor injuries.  And while I am grateful to be alright, it was also a good reminder of how precious life is.

And of course it’s got me thinking.  As events like these often do.  It’s so easy in this day and age to put together and present a perfectly curated life through social media.  But I’m feeling led to share with you guys that my life is anything but perfect.  And if I’m being totally honest, I can also tell you that 2016 has been the hardest, most challenging year of my life.  And I’ve really been struggling this week to wrap my head around how it could possibly be ending with a serious accident on top of everything else. But rather than let myself get down and discouraged (which I’ve totally been doing), I’m reminding myself in times like these, that it’s important to take a step back, take inventory of the blessings you DO have in life, find the joy in the hurt, the laughter in the messiness, surround yourself with those who love you most, and thank God for His grace, protection, forgiveness, and unfailing love.  That is after all, what this holiday season is all about, isn’t it?

In other (more fashion blog-worthy) news, how amazing would this green velvet jumpsuit be to wear to a NYE party (or any other party for that matter)?  If I’m feeling well enough to make it out on NYE this year, this is definitely what I’ll be wearing.  Fingers crossed!

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Jumpsuit | Necklace | Sunnies | Clutch | Heels

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year this weekend.  And a huge thank you for your continued love and support, and for making this blog possible.  Y’all have been such a bright spot in my life this past year and I am so appreciative!

Cheers to a better and brighter 2017!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Sequin Bomber

Give me all the sequins!  Now that it’s officially less than one week until Christmas, you can pretty much guarantee that I’ll be wearing sequins (or velvet) in one form or another from here on out.  And what could be better than a sequin bomber?  It’s the perfect way to add a little holiday glam to an otherwise casual look.

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Sequin Bomber, also love this and this (free 2-day shipping!) | Tank | Skinnies | Necklace | Beanie | Sunnies | Bag (more than 50% off)| Boots

Happy count down to Christmas, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Shades of Burgundy

I typically tend to gravitate towards red during the holiday season.  But another great color option (that is often forgotten in place of its brighter counterpart this time of year), is burgundy.  And I am loving the soft combo of this taupe crushed velvet dress back to burgundy accessories and a dark lip.  And would you believe this dress is on sale for less than $30?  It would be perfect for a Christmas or NYE party!

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Dress (less than $30!), similar | Jacket, also in light pink | Sunnies | Clutch | Heels (old), similar, similar

Happy Friday, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Holiday Style with Banana Republic

I am so excited to be teaming up with Banana Republic today, to style this cute dress for the holiday season.  And while this is such an easy piece to wear a multitude of ways, I am especially loving it mixed with festive plaids for the month of December.  Plus, it has pockets and is on sale for 40% off this weekend (along with everything else at Banana)!

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dress, Banana Republic (40% off this weekend!) c/o

top| monogram | sunnies | clutch | heels, also love these

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

Red Pop

Besides sequins (and velvet this year!), one of my favorite things about dressing for the holiday season, is incorporating pops of red into my outfits.  Whether I’m dressed up, or casual, I love how a subtle pop of red, like a fun pair of shoes (and a Starbucks red cup, of course!), can give your look a festive feel!

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Jacket | Sweater (obsessed) | Tank | Monogram | Denim | Sunnies | Bag | Pumps (old), similar, similar, LOVE these

Hope you’re all having a fantastic week!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Cozy

If you are looking to step up your outerwear game this season, then I would highly recommend trying a furry or fuzzy coat.  I initially picked up a blush pink version (which you can see here), and loved it so much, that I have been on the hunt for a more casual option the past few weeks.  And I just so happened to luck out and find this cozy one (on sale!) that was exactly what I was looking for.  Not only do I love the way it looks, but it is incredibly warm and pretty much feels like I am wearing a cloud.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to shop this coat and my other favorite furry coats of the season!

DSC_2377 DSC_2366 DSC_2388 DSC_2367 DSC_2362 DSC_2386 DSC_2382 DSC_2369 DSC_2402 DSC_2418Coat: Kenneth Cole (on sale for less than $80 AND it comes in black!), love this, this, and this | Silky V-Neck: Express (these are THE BEST ever) | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Beanie: Nordstrom (on sale for $16!) | Necklace: old, OBSESSED with this one | Sunnies: Prada c/o Ditto (try them for one month free with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Sam Edelman

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Can you believe it’s Christmas week already??  Let the countdown begin!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Polka Dot

I have been on the hunt for the perfect black faux fur vest for months. and finally found this cute one at Nordstrom.  And let me tell you, this vest is my new favorite thing in my closet.  in fact, I have already worn it twice in the past week!  Not only is it super soft and flattering, and but it’s a great price point too!  So if you have been wanting to add a black faux fur vest to your closet this year, then look no further!

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Happy Thursday friends!  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

Holiday Ready

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is dressing up for Holiday parties.  And sequins of course.  Lots and lots of sequins!  So when I saw this darling silver matte sequin swing dress at Fira (one of my favorite online boutiques), I knew it would be perfect for the holiday season!

For today’s post,  I’m styling it with a gorgeous blush jacket (that is UNDER $40, BTW), and my favorite floral crown, by the talented Miss Stevi Marie.  But I already have a laundry list of other ways I plan to wear this dress over the coming weeks.  In fact, I’m thinking of wearing it over a Christmas plaid button down to a party this coming weekend.  And how cute would it look with a black leather jacket?  The possibilities are endless with this one, laides!  PLUS it’s under $80!  As always, details are at the bottom of the post…

DSC_1297DSC_1413DSC_1285 DSC_1353 DSC_1390 DSC_1403 DSC_1282 DSC_1338 DSC_1393 DSC_1350Dress: Fira Boutique c/o (under $80!) | Jacket: Forever21 (under $40-seriously, this jacket is super cozy and looks SO expensive!  Don’t miss out on this one!) | Floral Crown: Miss Stevi Marie | Bracelets: JCrew, Juicy Couture(old), similar | Leopard Clutch: Clare Vivier | Glitter Pumps: Nine West (old), obsessed with these (take 25% off with code: FRIEND at checkout!) 

If you guys aren’t familiar with Fira Boutique, be sure to check them out.  They seriously have the cutest clothes, AND they are lovely to work with.  Definitely a new favorite of mine!!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Camo

I’ve always loved the camo trend-and this year is no different.  And if you don’t already own one of these vests from JCrew (JCrew Factory also has them for a killer deal), then you need one in your life!  They are a perfect layering piece and add a little something extra to any outfit.  I’ve linked a bunch of my favorites below!

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Sweater: JCrew (on sale!), LOVE this one | Vest: JCrew (old), love this, this, this, and this | Skinnies: AG | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Cuff: Stella & Dot | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Booties: Vince Camuto

Happy Friday, friends!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Sleeveless

Wanted to share another idea for a Thanksgiving dinner outfit with you all today.  I love the sleeveless outerwear trend this season, and pairing this cute plaid version back to a cozy ponte dress and a favorite pair of booties is one of my go-to looks. So not only would something like this be super cute for celebrating the holidays, but it’s comfy enough to leave plenty of room for that extra piece of pie. 🙂

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Plaid Vest: Nordstrom (on sale!) | Dress: Banana Republic (40% off!), sleeveless version (also on sale!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker (use code: ALLDOLLEDUP to try them for one month free!) | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Booties: Sam Edelman

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby