Leopard Tunic+A Little Update

It’s hard to believe it’s been exactly 3 months since my car accident.  In some ways, it feels like 3 months of my life have been completely lost to the fog of this concussion, as I’ve battled severe sleep deprivation, fatigue, a newfound fear of driving, mild dizziness, vision issues, and a roller coaster of emotions on top of some already difficult life circumstances.  I haven’t been able to partake in a lot of the things that I love, like skiing, biking, Orange Theory, hiking, going out with friends, or even shopping.  And despite really disliking hospitals, I have found myself having to go to countless appointments with my neurologist, my neuropsychologist, and my balance and mobility therapist. Fortunately, I’ve been starting to see some pretty significant improvements over the last couple of weeks, and am beginning to feel more like myself.  But looking at the last 3 months as whole, if I’m being honest, it’s been really, really hard.  And some days I kind of just want to wallow in my own self pity. Ha!

I think I realized a few weeks ago that one thing I was really struggling with was the fact that someone else’s bad decision has had such a negative and lasting impact on my life.  And I was feeling kind of angry about it.  But then one morning I was sitting in my neuropsychologist’s office, and he asked me if I am the type of person who believes that bad things just happen, or if I believe that bad things (or good) happen for a reason.  And for me there was no hesitation.  As a Believer, I am definitely a person who believes the latter.  While we can’t always see the bigger picture, his question put things into perspective and reminded me that Jesus is authoring the story of our lives.  And in some way, shape or form, this accident is a part of my story.  One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Romans 5:3-4: “suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character, hope”.  I’ve seen friends recently walk this out so well and have admired them so much.  And as I sat in that office that morning, I was overcome, because I realized that I too can persevere.  So then and there, I made the decision to stop feeling sorry for myself and to commit to walking  through the aftermath of my head injury in this way, with perseverance, character, and hope. Because while I can’t control the decisions and actions of others, I can control my own.

So here’s to a positive mindset, a grateful heart, continued improvement, and (what you probably really came here for), more outfit posts!!  And a huge thank you to you all for all of your support.  You guys really are the best.

Tunic | Denim, also love these | Necklace (old), similar | Sunglasses | Bag | Booties (on sale!)

Hope y’all are having a wonderful week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Shades of Burgundy

I typically tend to gravitate towards red during the holiday season.  But another great color option (that is often forgotten in place of its brighter counterpart this time of year), is burgundy.  And I am loving the soft combo of this taupe crushed velvet dress back to burgundy accessories and a dark lip.  And would you believe this dress is on sale for less than $30?  It would be perfect for a Christmas or NYE party!

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Dress (less than $30!), similar | Jacket, also in light pink | Sunnies | Clutch | Heels (old), similar, similar

Happy Friday, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Black and White

I don’t typically tend to gravitate towards a lot of black and white combos during the summer months.  But when I saw this top, I absolutely fell in love with it.  It is so fun and totally different from anything that I have in my closet.  And that is exactly why I love shopping with ChicWish.  They have so many feminine and unique pieces for really great prices.  So if you aren’t familiar with them, then I would definitely recommend checking them out!

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Happy Friday eve, my sweet, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

The “It” Jacket

I don’t know about you guys, but every once in a while I stumble upon a piece that I want to own in every color possible.  And this jacket is one of those pieces. I have owned it in the army green color for the past 2 years and I have worn it so much (and received more compliments on it than I can count!), that it has become a tried and true favorite in my wardrobe.  So when I found it came it came in a washed black color, I knew it would be a good investment.  Plus, it’s under $55.  So if you are looking for the perfect jacket (with a little edge) that won’t break the bank, trust me.  This is the one.

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Happy, happy, happy, happy, Friday friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Simple

Believe it or not, sometimes I have no idea what to wear. Honestly,  I think we all have those days where we just stand in our closets completely blank, not really knowing where to start.  So when I find myself having one of those moments, I’ve found that sometimes the best solution is to go back to basics and go with what I “know”.  For me, that is a simple top (usually a tank), a favorite pair of jeans, and a pair of pumps.  It’s an outfit I always feel good in and it’s typically appropriate for any occasion.  Plus, it’s a great blank canvas to change-up with a fun necklace, statement pumps, or other great accessories!

And be sure so scroll to the bottom of the post-I’ve got a round-up of the BEST Labor Day sales below (including where you can score my favorite go-to tops, like the one in this post, for 40% off!!!)! Happy holiday weekend, friends!

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Tank: Express (40% off ALL Tops, Dresses, and Jeans this weekend! Also love these, these, and these for go-to items in my closet!) | Skinnies: Joe’s Jeans | Necklaces: Stella & Dot (here and similar) | Cuff: House of Harlow c/o Rocksbox (get one month of free jewelry with code: AllDolledUp!) | Ring: Kendra Scott | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale for under $100!!!) | Sunnies: Prada c/o Ditto (try them for one month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!) Pumps: Aldo (old), just bought these and LOVE them!

And now for the best part…the SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Express: 40% off tops, denim, and dresses

JCrew: 30% off your purchase with code: GETSHOPPING

JCrew Factory: 50% off EVERYTHING

Nordstrom: 40% off clearance sale (lots of pieces from the Half-yearly have been restocked, some even at lower prices!)

Old Navy: up to 60% off everything, PLUS take an extra 15% off online with code: DAYOFF

Gap: up to 40% off EVERYTHING

Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase with code: BRFALL

Macy’s: extra 20% off your purchase with code: SUPER

ASOS: take an extra 10% off your purchase with code: TREATYOSELF

Bloomingdales: the brown bag sale, plus an extra 20% off sale and clearance with code: BIG20

Bauble Bar: 50-60% off select styles

Sole Society: 40-60% off select styles

Hope you guys have a fantastic holiday weekend!!!

 

 

Red White and Striped

You guys!  I am SO excited for the 4th of July!  It is one of my very favorite holidays!  And of course, I love dressing for the part as well.  So today, I wanted to share an Independence Day inspired post in case you are on the hunt for an outfit idea to wear this weekend!

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Tank: JCrew (love these for summer AND they are on sale for $12.50!!) | Skirt: JCrew, LOVE this | Necklace: INC | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), LOVE this (under $60!) | Wedges: Guess via DSW

Hope you are all having a fantastic week!

Thank you SO much for stopping by!

 

 

White Out

I have been really loving white this summer.  And you know what else I have been loving?  SheIn (formerly Sheinside)!  They have the cutest clothes for really amazing prices.  And I have been impressed with the quality of all of the items I have ordered as well-especially this top.  It is fully lined and the fabric is gorgeous-not to mention the fact that it looks WAY more expensive than it is.  Would you believe me if I told you it was under $20??? Plus, if you spend over $49 with SheIn right now, you can get 35% off your order with code: sas35 at checkout.  How’s that for a Monday pick me up?

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Top: SheIn (wearing a size medium) c/o | Skinnies: Joe’s Jeans | Cuffs: Macy’s | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Pumps: BCBG via DSW

Also, how cute would this outfit be for the 4th of July?  The red and white combo is perfect for your festive occasion! And if it’s set to be hot where you are, you can always change out the denim for shorts, and the pumps for wedges!  Easy as one, two, three!

You can also shop a few of my favorite dresses from SheIn below:

Red Off the Shoulder Dress

Black and White Striped Dress

White Lace Detail Dress

Pleated Dress

V-Neck Striped Dress

Floral Off the Shoulder Dress

Striped T-Shirt Tank Dress

Happy Monday, dolls!

 

 

Print Mixing

I love that it’s perfectly acceptable to mix different prints together (thank you Jenna Lyons!).  I mean really, a couple of years ago, I never would have thought to wear leopard and tribal prints together. In the same outfit.  But for whatever reason, it works.  And perhaps more importantly? It’s FUN.  And in my book, fashion should always be fun, don’t you think?

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Jacket: H&M (old), my other favorite black faux leather jacket | Sweater: H&M (can’t find online, but check in store-it’s only $9.95 and comes in TONS of colors!!!!), similar, LOVE this | Peplum Top: Gap, love this | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven + Lily | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier, clutch version | Pumps: Joe’s Jeans (under $60 and really comfy!)

Happy, happy Friday to you and yours!  Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I will see you Monday!!

 

 

 

Shades Of Gray

I have been on the hunt for a cute pair of gray jeans for a while now.  So I was pretty excited when I found these cuffed Joe’s skinnies on sale for a major steal at Macy’s during the holiday weekend!  Gray is a great alternative to your typical blue jeans, it’s an easy neutral, and a perfect addition to your denim wardrobe this Fall season!

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Blazer: H&M (old), loving this and this | Tank: JCrew (on sale for under $10!) | Skinnies: Joe’s (LOVE these!) | Necklaces: Swarovski (gift) | Rings: Sundance Catalog, Italian Flea Market | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: RayBan | Bag: Kate Spade | Pumps: Nordstrom (obsessed with these shoes-also loving the gray version!)

Happy Thurday, y’all!  Don’t you just love a shortened work week?  I know I sure do!

Thank you SO much for stopping by.

Labor Day Sale Round Up

 YOU GUYS!  There are so many ah-mazing sales going on this weekend!  And even though I hate to see summer go, I am pretty darn excited for fall fashion and shopping!  Below are some of my favorite picks (that are all incredible deals this weekend!) and also direct links and savings codes to all of the good sales going on right now. Happy weekend and you’re welcome!
JCrew Labor Day Sale
Kendra Scott Labor Day Sale
Bloomingdales Labor Day Sale
Happy shopping, dolls!