The Holiday Season

I love this time of year.  And one of my favorite parts?  The holiday parties!  And fortunately, this season, J and I have plenty to attend-the first of which is this weekend!  So when I saw this skirt in the Nordstrom Savvy department a couple of weeks ago, I knew it was the perfect holiday party piece to add to my closet!  And I’m especially loving it back to a plaid shirt with a pop of red-helps to make it slightly less dressy and perfect for any type of holiday occaision!

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Shirt: Polo Denim & Supply (also LOVE this and this) | Skirt: ASTR via Nordstrom (under $65!!!) | Bracelets: Juicy Couture (old), Stella & Dot, Anne Klein | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Pumps: BCBG via DSW (super comfy AND under $50!!) | Wreath: Thai Pan Trading Co., loving this one and this one

Hope you are all having a great week!!!

Cheers to the holiday season!!!!

 

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Working Girl

Happy Friday, sweet friends!  I hope you have all had a great week.  I was on the road for work, so despite my best intentions to get some blog posts up and running, my nights were spent getting caught up and prepped for meetings.  But today, I’m back!  And I am excited to share with you a typical outfit that I would wear to work.  Because I am on the road so much for my job (you can read about what I do here), on planes, in cars, and in and out of Executive meetings, I am always looking for work appropriate (and fashionable) outfits that are also super comfy and practical.  The Express Portofino shirt has become a staple in my closet (it comes in TONS of cute colors and prints), and I love pairing it back to simple black skinnies, basic jewelry, and a fun pump or heel for a little pop of color. I have found this to be a great basic formula for an easy wear-to-work outfit that works for just about any occaision.  Not to mention that this combo also looks fantastic with a blazer for a little more dressed up look!

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Blouse:  Express Portofino (on sale!) more colors here | Skinnies: Gap (on sale!) | Necklace: Jeweliq | Watch: Michael Kors, similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Coach | Pumps: Call It Spring, LOVE these

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

Radiant Orchid

I have to admit, I usually get pretty excited every year when Pantone announces their “official” color of the year.  But last year I was so thrilled when they announced that the “it” color of 2013 was Emerald Green, that I didn’t hold out much hope for 2014-that is until they announced that their official color of the year was Radiant Orchid (insert swoon here).  Now if there is one color that could top Emerald Green in my book, this is most definitely it.  So what better way to kick off my 2014 blog posts than with an ode to Radiant Orchid, Pantone’s official color of 2014…

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Blouse: Express (best top ever and comes in a TON of colors and prints) | Tulle Skirt: Free People, similar | Necklace: Anna and Ava, similar | Gold Cuff: H&M (old), obsessed with these | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Clutch: Nine West (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society (best shoes ever)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.  I have to admit, I’m a little sad to be back to the grind today.  My time away from work just seemed to go by so quickly.  But the good news is, I have a lot to look forward to in the next couple of months!

Happy Monday!  And thanks for stopping by!

P.S.  How amazingly gorgeous is Utah?  So blessed to live in this beautiful state!

Peppermint Plaid

When I think of holiday fashion, I think about dressing up-sequins and sparkles, high heels and statement jewelry, and lots and lots of red.  But one thing I don’t often plan, or think about for that matter, is a comfy, cozy outfit to wear for lounging around on Christmas in between opening presents and dinner festivities. And so today, I wanted to share a look that is festive enough to wear for the holidays, while still being super comfy and at the same time!

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Flannel: Old Navy (sold out online, check in store), similar | Vest: Old Navy (old), similar, similar | Necklace: Tiffany and Co. | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Mittens: Target (old), similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Booties: Lucky via TJMaxx, similar

Merry Christmas Eve Eve to all of you!  I am so excited for this week, I really can hardly stand it.  This is my absolute favorite time of the year and I am so happy to be celebrating with family and remembering the real reason for the season.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

JUNIEblake (and a giveaway!!)

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when JUNIEblake contacted me to see if I wanted to giveaway a $25 gift certificate to their shop to one lucky All Dolled Up reader.  And so of course, I jumped at the chance to be able to share one of my very favorite online stores with all of you.  Not only is JUNIEblake overflowing with the most adorable and fashion right pieces at prices that are affordable for just about any budget (not to mention perfect for any holiday event on your calendar), but for the ENTIRE month of November, JUNIEblake is giving a dress to someone in need for every dress purchased.  Now THAT is my kind of fashion. Be sure to enter below (bottom of post) for your chance to win, and visit JUNIEblake to see their complete collection-I can assure you there is something perfect for everyone!

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Dress: JUNIEblake c/o | Jacket: Nordstrom c/o Fashion Place Mall (sold out), similar, similar, similar | Belt: Target (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: INC, JCrew (old), similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet Watch: Anne Klein | Sunnies: House Of Harlow | Clutch: Michael Kors | Pumps: Vince Camuto, similar, similar, similar

While I am always sad to see the weekend go, I couldn’t be happier that this one is over because I am so excited for Thanksgiving.  I. CAN. HARDLY.  STAND.  IT.  It is one of my very favorite days of the year and I can’t wait to celebrate the day.  J and I are hosing his family and a few friends this year and even though I’m a little stressed with all I have to do, I know that no matter what, it is going to be such a fantastic day!

Be sure to click on the link below for your chance to enter to win the $25 JUNIEblake giftcard giveaway.  Winner will be announced FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th.  MUST be a follower of All Dolled Up via email (link on your right) to enter!  Good luck!

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Happy Monday!

Fall Florals

When I think florals, I definitely think Spring.  But for whatever reason, I have been finding myself drawn to bright colors and flowery patterns this Fall season.  Maybe it’s denial about the cooler months ahead, or maybe it’s my love for color.  But either way, I am kind of digging breaking out some of my favorite Spring pieces in the month of November…

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Blazer: BarIII (old), similar, similar, similar | Button Down: Express, dress version, sleeveless version  (on sale!)| Jeans: 7 For All Mankind | Necklace: Jeweliq, same in gold | Rings: Sundance Catalog (old), similar, similar, Etsy  (old) similar, similar| Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: Ivanka Trump

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Foiled

I love silver. And metallics. And sparkles. In fact, when I was in high school, my girlfriends and I loved the Spice Girls so much that we each had our own Spice Girl name. And I was Sparkle Spice. Go figure. So needless to say, I am loving the sequin and sparkle t-shirt trend this season. Especially when paired back to destroyed jeans and other accessories of a like metallic, for a sparkly, yet monochromatic look…

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Sequin Tee: INC | Jeans: Paige Denim | Bracelet: Fair Trade | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps: Target (old), similar

So I’ve got a question.  What do you all think of my silver Michael Kors bag?  I got it for a steal at Macy’s, but am on the fence as to whether or not it’s a keeper.  Would love to know if you guys think I should love it or leave it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Back At It

Well hello there, my lovely readers! After a brief little blogging hiatus, I am back! And can I just say that last week was an absolutely crazy (and wonderful) one for me? Between a work trip to San Francisco for our Vendor Summit, a birthday celebration, and a nice long weekend spent in my favorite city by the bay (packed full of my favorite activities), I think my head is still spinning!! So since I’m slowly, but surely, getting back into the swing of things, I thought today was the perfect opportunity to keep it short and sweet and share with you one of my favorite color combinations ever-pink and navy.

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Dress:  BCBG (old), similar, similar, similar | Blazer: H&M (old), similar | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Francesca’s, JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Belt: Cotton On (old) similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Wedges: Worthington

Can you believe that I stumbled upon these darling wedges at JCP of all places?  I had actually seen them in a magazine and wanted to check them out in person since I was a little unsure about buying a pair of shoes from Penny’s.  And while I have to say that I wasn’t expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised by just how cute they are in person, the quality, and the amazing price (under $40!!).  They are definitely going to be a staple in my wardrobe this summer.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

xx

Floral Frenzy

It turns out that florals aren’t just for old couches and drapes anymore. But rather, they are a spring fashion must. And while the boldness of an all-over floral pant or top might seem a little overwhelming, it is definitely a trend worth trying. My favorite way to tackle this trend? Colorblocked.

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Top:  Forever21, similar, similar | Skinny Slacks:  Gap | Neon Belt:  Macy’s (old), similar | Monogram Necklace:  Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets:  JCrew, Stella and Dot, Juicy Couture | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  House of Harlow Chelsea | Bag:  Olivia+Joy (on sale!) | Shoes:  Chinese Laundry

Another trend worth trying this spring?  Cap toe shoes.  A super fun and easy way to spice up an otherwise ordinary outfit.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week. 

xx