Party Pants

I have been on the hunt for a pair of sequin pants for quite a while now.  And believe me, it was much more difficult than I could have ever anticipated.  So I was absolutely thrilled when I found this fantastic black pair of sequin pants at Bebe for a steal of a price.  In my opinion, they are the perfect holiday party attire.  And while I am loving them back to plaid, I can’t wait to style them more ways this holiday season!

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Top: Express | Sequin Pants: Bebe, also love this version | Necklaces: Basil The Cat, Jeweliq |  Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Banana Republic (sold out), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: BCBGeneration (SO comfortable) | Lips: Urban Decay Revolution in F-Bomb

I can’t believe Christmas Eve is one week from today.  In fact, I am so excited, I can hardly stand it.  the Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of the year.

Hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying all of the excitement and anticipation of the season-I know I certainly am.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Giveaway!

I am so excited to be teaming up with one of my very favorite Etsy shops today, Basil The Cat!  I first discovered this great shop when I was on the hunt for a bubble necklace a couple of years ago.  And I discovered that Rachel not only made them by hand with a beautiful vintage feel (see this post-her’s is the turquoise version), but she also created all sorts of gorgeous one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.  Swoon worthy, really.  And let me tell you, I have a been a huge fan of hers ever since.  So when she contacted me recently to not only give away one of the gorgeous Elephant lockets that I am wearing below, but also offer a 20% discount to All Dolled Up readers for the ENTIRE month of November, how could I say no?  And so today my friends, is your lucky day! See below for entry details!

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Plaid Shirt: JCrew, really loving this one | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklace: c/o Basil The Cat | Bracelets: Anne Klein, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Booties: Lucky Brand via TJMaxx, loving these, and these

To enter, click on the link below and follow the instructions!

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For additional entries, share a link to this post on your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter feed and tag All Dolled Up!  Winner will be announced next Wednesday, November 20th.  And don’t forget, all All Dolled Up readers will receive 20% off of their purchase from Basil The Cat during the month of November.

Just enter the code: AbbyDoll20 at checkout!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Fall Into Color

I’ve got a bad habit. When I buy something extra special, or that I really love, I often find I let it stay tucked neatly into my closet saving it for the “perfect” occasion. And sometimes, that perfect occasion is awfully slow in coming. So I am trying to be better about wearing those “special” pieces right off the bat. But I’ve got to admit-I’m a work in progress.

But lucky for me, when styled appropriately, color is perfectly acceptable during the fall and winter seasons. And that means there will hopefully still be lots of special occasions for me to wear my favorite (previously unworn) Kate Spade skirt. And while the temps are still pretty warm, I am loving it back to denim, for a look that’s both seasonally and weather appropriate!

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Denim Shirt: American Eagle (old), similar, love this one | Skirt: Kate Spade (sold out), same skirt, different color | Cuffs: JCrew, Kate Spade | Sunnies: Gap | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Kate Spade (old color), new colors | Pumps: Marc Fisher

So I have to ask.  Does anyone else out there have the same bad habit I do?  Do you wear your special items right away?  Or save them for later?

Thanks for stopping by.  You all brighten my day more than you know.

Stormy Weather

While I spend a lot of time on the road for my job, one of the perks of all of the travel is that every couple of months, I get to take a trip back to my home state of Montana. And depending on the time of year and our schedules, sometimes it works out (like it did this past weekend) that J can come and join me and we can sneak in a long weekend in one of our favorite places-which also happens to be where we first met. And while the weather was cold and stormy (which required a little more layering than I’m used to this time of year), we still managed to have a great time with friends, visited all of our favorites places (and discovered some new), and were even able to sneak in a few miles on the bikes in between showers…

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Blazer: H&M (old), similar | Striped Top: Calvin Klein | Destroyed Skinnies: Else (on sale!) | Flower Necklace: Groop Dealz, similar | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Stella & Dot, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Coach | Pumps: Marc Fisher (on sale!)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I know I for one can’t wait for our next trip to Bozeman.   Such a fun little town packed with so many good memories.  

And if you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter the JCrew $50 gift card contest here!  It runs through Wednesday at midnight.  AND they are having a huge sale right now, so it’s the perfect time to shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

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