Tied With A Bow

If you guys haven’t heard of Chicwish yet, then I definitely suggest that you check them out.  Not only is their clothing beautiful and feminine, but their price points are fantastic.  In fact, ever since discovering them, they have quickly become a go-to for me when I’m looking for the perfect girly dress, skirt, or top (see how I styled other items from their site here, here, here, and here).

And while I have adored everything I have received from their site, the top in today’s post is definitely my favorite.  I mean really, who could resist a bubblegum pink top complete with a big ol’ bow? **swoon**

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Top: Chicwish c/o (also comes in yellow)

Skirt: Express (old), LOVE this and thissimilar, similar, similar

Cuff: Stella & Dot

Sunnies: Prada

Clutch: Coach (last year), updated version

Heels: INC

Lips: Anastasia Gloss in Peony (obsessed!)

Happy, happy Friday, my friends!  Don’t forget, you can still vote for me to be on the cove of the September of Redbook Magazine.  Just CLICK HERE! And remember, you can vote as often as you wish between now and May 10th!

Love you all so much!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Cold Shoulder

It felt like spring here in the SLC this weekend, so I used it as an opportunity to take my pretty new sweater out for a spin.  And I have to say, it really is the perfect transitional piece.  Not only are the colors and the off-the-shoulder styling perfect for spring, but the fabric is super warm and cozy, which makes it appropriate to wear now.  This is definitely a piece that will be getting a lot of use in my wardrobe as we transition from winter to spring.

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DSC_4379 DSC_4366 DSC_4389 DSC_4355Sweater: Make Me Chic c/o (only $33!) | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch (sold out), same color, different shape | Pink Pumps: INC (super comfy and come in a ton of colors!)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I spent mine celebrating the wedding of two of my favorite people.  It was an awesome weekend, but I sure am exhausted!

Happy Monday!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Winter Pastels

I love that it’s perfectly acceptable to wear pastels any time of the year now.  So when I saw this pale pink sweater at JCrew recently, I was immediately drawn to it.  Not only do I love the color, but it’s a nice relaxed fit which is little bit on the longer side, though not quite tunic length-which is a favorite silhouette of mine.  I know that this will be a piece that I can style a multitude of different ways this season.  And if you aren’t into pink (or pastels in the winter for that matter!), don’t worry, it comes in a ton of other colors too!DSC_1019 DSC_1021 DSC_1062 DSC_1076 DSC_1017 DSC_1058 DSC_1065 DSC_1084 DSC_1035 DSC_1064 DSC_1079

Sweater: JCrew (on sale!) | Skinnies: AG | Beanie: Free People (old), LOVE this and this (both on sale!) | Mittens: Target (on sale!) | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Mug: Starbucks | Bag: Tory Burch (this exact style is sold out), LOVE this similar pink Tory bag | Booties: INC (LOVE these-so comfy and they’re on sale!)

Hope you all had a great Cyber Monday and were able to score some amazing deals!

xoxo,

Abby

Mad for Plaid

To me, one of the best parts of Fall is all of the plaid I get to wear!  Ha!  And while I tend to gravitate towards plaid shirts, I am kind of obsessed with plaid dresses this season.  Not only does it feel like a fresh silhouette, but they are perfect now, and will also work later paired with leggings and boots when the snow starts to fly.

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Dress: Forever21, also love this, and this | Necklace: House of Harlow (on sale!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Booties: Vince Camuto (old), just bought these (my new FAVES!)

And please don’t mind my mess hair in these photos-I swear it isn’t bed head!  It was super windy when we were shooting, so my hair and dress were everywhere! lol  Happy Friday, friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

My Perfect Dress

You know when you walk into a store and see something and you just know that it was meant EXACTLY for you?  That is how I felt when I spotted this dress at Macy’s a few weeks ago.  I mean really.  A long-sleeve dress that is leopard AND pink?  I couldn’t have made it more perfectly for myself!  lol.  And you know what’s even better about it today?  It’s on MAJOR sale.  Like under $30 on sale. So be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for details. This is definitely a dress you don’t want to miss out on!

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Dress: BarIII (on MAJOR sale for $27.99 PLUS get an extra 20% off with code: FALL), this dress is also on my wishlist | Necklace: INC | Sunnies: Karen Walker (use code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout to try them for one month FREE! and then rent them for $24/month for as many months as you like!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: BCBGeneration (sold out), obsessed with these (and they’re on sale!)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Happy Monday!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Leather and Lace

I love this time of year when I can transition my summer dresses into the Fall season.  And even more than that, I love that I don’t have to put my white items away after Labor Day!  Because as perfect as this white lace dress was to wear during the summer months, I actually prefer it dressed up with Fall ready accessories.  And if you didn’t buy this FANTASTIC faux leather jacket last year (it is my absolute FAVORITE), it’s not too late, because Nordstrom brought it back again this season.  It really is just that good (and it’s under $100)!

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Dress: SheIn c/o | Jacket: Blank NYC via Nordstrom (a must have this Fall, AND it’s under $100!) | Cuffs: Stella & Dot, Macy’s | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out),  full leather version, clutch version | Heels: INC 

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.  Can you believe we are back to another work week already??? I think ALL weekends should be at least three days long, don’t you?

 

 

 

Fiesta!

I’ve been a little slow to hop on the off-shoulder-trend.  It’s not that I don’t love it, because I do.  My hesitation has been that I have broad shoulders and assumed it was a silhouette that would accentuate this and make me look wider on the top than I am.  But once I started trying a few off-the-shoulder pieces on, I realized how wrong I was!  And this dress is no exception.  Not only is it fun and flirty, but it has beautiful laser cut trim, and makes me like I am going to a fun party or a fiesta! And even better than that? It’s under $20!!!  So I want to know, how are you guys feeling about the off-the-shoulder trend?

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Dress: SheIn c/o (under $20 and the quality is GREAT!) | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Clutch: Clare Vivier, LOVE this one | Sunnies: Isaac Mizrahi (under $50!) | Heels: INC

Thank you SO much for stopping by and for your continued support of this blog-I appreciate it more than you know!

 

 

Flower Power

I am fairly short, at just 5’3″, but I have long legs and a short torso, so shopping in the petites department doesn’t typically work for me.  I normally just buy regular sizing, and if I ever run into a pant inseam that is a little too long, I just take them to my (amazing!) tailor here in the SLC.  So when I spotted this cute peplum jacket a couple of months ago at Macy’s, and the XS was too big for me, I was initially at a loss.  But when I noticed it also came in petite, I decided to give it shot.  And guess what?  It worked perfectly!  It was a great reminder for me that if I ever have trouble with regular sizing, that petites can be a great alternative.  So if you are on the short side like me, don’t forget about the petite department!

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Peplum Jacket: INC (on sale!), also love this and this | Silky V-Neck: Express (best layering tee’s ever!) | Skinnies: AG Legging Jean | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: INC (these shoes are super comfy and I am craving the yellow color!)

Happy hump day, sweet friends!  Hope you are all having a fabulous week!

 

Sheinside

I’ve been eyeing the Sheinside website for quite a while now.  So when they reached out and asked if I would be interested in trying out some of their clothes, I couldn’t help but oblige.  And while there were SO many cute things to choose from on their site, I ultimately settled on a dress that is almost identical to my favorite Free People dress (which you can see here).  At a mere price tag of $30 vs. the $148 original version, I wanted to compare the two and really get a feel for the quality of clothing on Sheinside.  And you guys, I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. While it is a little shorter than the my Free People dress, I overall like the fit better.  The arms were also a little slimmer too, which I also prefer.  And I have to say, I was also quite impressed with the quality-not only the was the fabric very nice, but the dress was also fully lined.  After this experience, I will definitely be shopping with Sheinside again.  In fact, you can see my current wish list at the bottom of the post!

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Dress: Sheinside c/o | Necklace: Jeweliq (sold out), love this one | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Michael Kors | Heels: INC (all shoes at Macy’s are buy one, get one 50% off right now, btw!)

Follow the links below to see the other items on my wishlist from Sheinside (and ALL are under $30!!):

Blue Long Sleeve Dress

Peplum and Chiffon Top

Black and White Stripe Tank

White Lace Top

Chiffon Bow Blouse

Floral Peplum Dress (dead ringer for one from Anthro that was swooning over last season!)

Crochet Blouse (my favorite!)

Cold Shoulder Dress

Side Slit Blue Floral Dress

Pleated Cami Dress

White Lace Dress (very similar to the Free People version)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

 

Tailor Made

As I’ve gotten older, I have learned the importance of a good tailor.  And that just because something doesn’t fit you off the rack, doesn’t mean that it can’t still work for you.  And the dress in today’s post is the perfect example.  My mom and I stumbled on this gem at Anthropologie when my parents were in town a couple of weekends ago.  It was originally $228 and we found it on the sale rack marked down to $48 (um, WOW!).  It was the gorgeous fabric that initially drew me to it, but the original length was tea length and it just swallowed me up and was really unflattering.  But neither of us could get over the fabric (you should see it in person!) so we hatched a plan to have it shortened and I took it to my tailor (who also couldn’t get over the fabric), and he shortened it for me for a mere $20.  And I have to say, I think it is one of my very favorite dresses in my closet right now.  I guess it goes to show that it can be worth it to think outside of the box a little bit.  So if you don’t have a tailor, I would definitely suggest finding a good one in your neighborhood-you just never know when they might come in handy!

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Jacket: Lookbook | Dress: Anthropologie (I couldn’t find the tea length version online, the dress linked is the full length version) | Ring: Rocksbox, Suz Somersall | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier (back in stock!) | Heels: INC

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!