Skirted

I tend to gravitate towards dresses.  But the Grandstand skirt from the Cabi Spring line just might be my favorite thing in my closet right now.  I seriously love everything about it.  The fabric, the stripes, the pockets, the tie waist.  It’s really an all-around perfect piece in my book.  Plus it goes with so many different things, I know it’s going to be a go-to in my wardrobe this season.

Sweater | Skirt c/o cabi | Necklaces (here and here) | Hat | Sunnies | Booties

Is it just me, or does this feel like the longest week EVER?  Hopefully your week is going by a lot faster than mine.  I am so ready for the weekend already.

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

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Holiday Gifting Inspiration

I’m planning on wrapping up my Christmas shopping this weekend, so thought I would share a fun holiday gift guide with you all in case you are looking for a little last-minute inspiration!

Most of these items are on major sale right now, so not only are they all a great deal, but there is definitely something for everyone on this list! And if you aren’t one to brave the crazy holiday crowds, you can get all of these items shipped to you in time for Christmas too, but you’ll have to order soon because time is ticking!  For more inspiration, you can also check out my Monogram Gift Guide here.  Holiday Gift Guideone | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | ten | eleven | twelve | thirteen | fourteen | fifteen | sixteen

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

xoxo,

Abby

Rehearsal Dinner

If you follow me on Insta (and if you don’t, you should!), then you know I was in Austin, Texas last week celebrating the wedding of one of my best college friends.  It was an absolutely fabulous weekend and I could not be happier for my sweet friend and her new hubby.  And despite my best intentions to take blog photos of what I wore to all of the festivities, I was having too much fun to pause and break out the DSLR.

So even though I’m back home in the SLC, I wanted to recreate for y’all what I wore to the rehearsal dinner.  I haven’t been to many weddings in the winter, and it made me realize that they can be a little tricky to dress for.  Even though Austin is fairly mild, I wasn’t sure it would be warm enough for a sleeveless dress-and I was right.  So instead, I opted to pair one of my favorite skirts from this past summer, with one of my favorite tops from the holiday season.  And I have to say that I really love the way it turned out.  Not only is navy one of my favorite colors for a formal event, but mixing it back to gold and leopard is one of my very favorite combinations of all time-a total no-brainer for such a special event!

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Top: Express (on sale for under $20!!) | Skirt: JCrew (loving the citrus color AND it’s on sale for under $40!) | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew (this isn’t quite the same, but it’s really close, and on sale!!) | Rings: Stella & Dot, Rocksbox | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), new version | Booties: INC (best booties EVER and they are on sale!!!)

I hope you guys are having a great week.  I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be happier that the end is in sight.  I’m definitely ready for the weekend already!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Pink and Blue

I love the combination of pink and blue together.  In fact, it’s one of my all time favorite color combinations.  And another current favorite?  These ah-mazing pink lace up heels

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Button Down: JCrew (on sale for under $30!), similar | Skinnies: American Eagle, also love these | Necklaces: Keti Sorely Designs, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Michael Kors Selma (sold out), new version | Heels: JustFab

I am off to Wyoming on a business trip today, which is the just the beginning of my crazy travel schedule this summer!  I guess I better brace myself!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Easter Best

When I was a little girl, my mom always dressed me to the nines for Easter Sunday-pretty dress, white gloves, and of course an Easter bonnet.  And while I don’t bust out gloves or a new bonnet for Easter Sunday anymore, it is still ingrained in me to get dressed up for the occasion.  And what better outfit for Easter Sunday than a candy colored sweater and pretty floral skirt?

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Sweater: JCrew (LOTS of fun colors for Spring!)

Skirt: MADE Fashion Week via Macy’s

Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew (sold out) similar

Bracelets: Kate Spade (back in stock AND on sale!), Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors (old), LOVE this one

Sunnies: Karen Walker 

Clutch: Coach (on sale!), similar

Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $40!), craving these

Lips: Pink Nouveau by MAC

I am heading out of town for work again today.  Never a dull moment it seems.  But I will be so happy to come home to family in town for the Easter weekend!

Happy (almost) weekend!

 

Neon Mono

I love a good monochromatic combination.  And while my instinct is usually to use neutrals for monochromatic looks, this necklace/sweater combo has convinced me that it works really well with with color (especially neon!) too!!

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Sweater: Forever21, similar, similar | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: JCrew (on sale!) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Boots: Aldo (old), similar

Hope you are all having a great week so far!  I am in Wyoming on a work trip braving the severe cold.  Kind of a shock to the system after 10 days in Nicaragua and spring-like temps in the SLC!  Brrrrrrrr….

Thanks for stopping by!

Vacation Style

Hola!! This morning I am writing this post to you guys from San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.  If you checked out any of last week’s posts, or follow me on Instagram (alldolledupblog), then you know Justin and I are on vacation.  And what a glorious vacation it has been!  This is our 2nd time in SJDS and we are absolutely in love.  Beautiful town, wonderful people, and an incredibly laid back lifestyle which has made it pretty easy for us to just kick back and relax.  The biggest question of the day tends to be whether to go to the beach (surfing for J), or hang by the pool at our house.

We didn’t bring our DSLR with us, so J snapped these photos with his phone out on our patio while we were enjoying our favorite time of the day here…the sunset.  Even Jack (our guard dog), loves to sit and watch the sunset with us and insisted in being in some of the photos with me. 🙂  Maxi skirts, minimal jewelry, and bright tanks have pretty much been my go-to uniform since we’ve been here (outside of bathing suits).  And I am loving the super high slit of this maxi.  Pretty sure it’s my favorite thing that I packed-not to mention that it cost less than $20!!!  Tough to beat that!

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Tank: JCrew, similar | Maxi: Forever21, similar, similar | Necklace: JCrew (on sale!) | Cuff: Lucky | Sunnies: Ray-Ban, less expensive version | Sandals: Target (old), similar 

Be sure to follow along on Instagram (alldolledupblog) to see more of our vacation pics and keep up with our Nicaraguan adventure.

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

Polka Dots

There was a period in time when I went a little overkill on the whole polka dot thing, so I made a conscious effort to cut back.  And in doing so, it’s been quite a while since I posted a polka dot look on the blog.  So after a nice little hiatus, I finally feel like now is the appropriate time to bring polka dots back to All Dolled Up!  Not to mention that it has been unseasonably warm here in Utah this week, and this sweater is the perfect transitional piece that feels fitting for a winter that is beginning to feel an awful lot like spring…

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Polka Dot Sweater: The Limited (sold out), similarsimilarsimilar, similar | Gray Tank: JCrew (old), similar | Jeans: 7 for all mankind (on sale!) | Necklaces: Stella & Dot Sutton, Stella & Dot Somervell, JCrew (40% off!) | Statement Ring: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Pumps: Ivanka Trump (on sale!)

I am on the road again for work this week.  And between vacation and work trips, will be on the road every week for the next 5 weeks!  I guess I better get really comfortable living out a suitcase until March! Sheesh!!!

Happy hump day!

Shifting

I’m not ready to give up my dresses just yet-nor am I ready to break out the tights just yet either.  So I’ve found that the best way to extend the life of my favorite dresses into the Fall season is with a little layering.  And I am absolutely loving the look of a casual chambray shirt back to a more dressed up shift dress. For me, it’s the perfect alternative to a basic cardigan…

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Chambray Shirt: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Shift Dress: Gap (old), similar, similar | Necklace: JCrew | Bracelets: Juicy Couture, Aldo | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: Aldo (old), similar

I hope you all are having a fantastic week.  I am hitting the road again for work today, which always makes things a little hectic in my life.  But be sure to stop by again tomorrow for another new outfit post!

Pretty, Pretty Peplum

There is just something so pretty and feminine about peplum. And that is exactly why it is one of my favorite silhouettes of the season. Well that, and because it is also extremely flattering on just about any figure. Nicely tailored with just enough flare to hide any imperfections…

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Peplum Top: Alice Ritter for Gap (sold out online-check in store!), similar, similar | Skinnies: 7 For All Mankind | Necklace: T+J Designs | Cuff: Lucky Brand (old), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Limited Edition Hamilton, similar | Pumps: Marc Fisher (same pump, new colors)

Another thing I love about this outfit?  The combo of navy and yellow-always a winner in my book.

Happy hump day!