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!

 

 

 

Mustard

In my book, navy and mustard is a pretty tried and true color combination-no matter the season, no matter the trend.  And I am loving the playful look of pairing a more formal top and jacket with ripped up, light wash jeans, and nude pumps.  It’s unexpected, yet somehow still classic…

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Jacket: INC (old), similar, LOVING this new version for spring (AND it’s on sale!) | Silk Top: Loft (old), LOVE thissimilar | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind, less expensive | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Necklaces: Stella & Dot Somervell, Stella & Dot Sutton, gift | Watch: Michael Kors | Pumps: Alfani

My family was reminded this weekend of just how precious life is.  Everything can change in an instant, so be sure to tell the ones you love that you love them, and cherish every moment you have with your family and friends.

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

Mustard + Leopard

I LOVE the combination of leopard and mustard yellow.  It is hands down one of my very favorites ever. And while I would normally pair this combo back to black, I am loving the added element that a dark wash denim brings to this look…

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Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar, similar | Skirt: BarIII (old), similar, similar, LOVING this lace version | Necklace: Jeweliq | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Bracelet: Stella & Dot Renegade | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Ivanka Trump (on sale!!)

Yesterday I was absolutely thrilled to be featured as a favorite look for the weekly Trend Spin Link Up with The Fashion Canvas and Walking in Memphis In High Heels (two of my very favorite blogs!).  Be sure to stop by here and here to see my featured look and check out their cute blogs!

Happy hump day!

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!

Casual Sparkle

Hello everyone!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I must admit, I am feeling a little sad that it’s all over.  Why is it that the things we look forward to the most always seem to go by the most quickly?  But on a positive note, I am really looking forward to 2014 and all of the promise and adventure that a new year holds for us all.  And with that, I thought I might share yet another holiday plaid look on the blog today, but this time layered with a little sparkle.  A look that is casual enough to wear during the daytime, or perfect for a cozy New Year’s eve spent at home…

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Plaid Buttondown: JCrew (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVING this one | Sequin Polka Dot Tee: JCrew (old), similar, similar, love this one | Skinnies: 7 for all Mankind (ON SALE!!) | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets: Banana Republic, JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors, similar, similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society (BEST shoes EVER)

Wishing you all a happy New Year’s Eve Eve.  See you back on the blog tomorrow-I’ll be sharing some of my favorite looks from 2013.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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!

Casual Friday

I am all about dressing casual and feeling comfortable.  So this Friday, I wanted to share a casual go-to look that is on frequent repeat in my closet right now, comprised of a few of my favorite things: a button down, leather jacket, favorite jeans, and a fun pair of pumps.  Kind of tough to beat, don’t you think?

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Jacket: Guess (old), similar, similar | Plaid Shirt: JCrew (old), loving this one | Jeans: JCrew(old), obsessed with these | Bracelets: JCrew, Oia Jules, | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: Basil the Cat c/o, TJMaxx, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Bag: Rebeca Minkoff (old), similar | Pumps: Ivanka Trump

If you saw Monday’s post, then you know I am teaming up with one of my very favorite Etsy shops, Basil the Cat, to give away one of the gorgeous elephant lockets that I am wearing in this post.  Just click on the link below and follow the instructions for your chance to win.  Winner will be announced Wednesday, November 20th, so be sure and check back!  Basil the Cat is also offering 20% off any purchase to All Dolled up readers for the entire month of November.  Just enter AbbyDoll20 at checkout!

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

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!