Leopard and Lace

I love a good shift dress.  And this placed print dress with lace trim from Express is an all-time favorite.  Plus, if you don’t own this jacket yet, you NEED to ASAP.  I’ve had it for a couple of seasons and it’s so good.  I’ve even purchased it in a couple of other colors too. The fit is flattering, the material looks expensive, it goes with everything, and it’s under $100. Say what??!! In my opinion, this jacket is definitely the best value item you can add to your wardrobe this season.

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Jacket | Dress | Necklace | Sunnies (try them for one month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!) | Bag | Pumps 

Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend, and that your Monday flies by!

xoxo,

Abby

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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!!

 

 

 

Mellow Yellow

As promised, I wanted to show you all my fave JCrew dress without the vest (see the post of it with the vest here), for a little more dressed up version of this look.  Also, it should be noted that I am really loving neon yellow right now.  In fact, it’s kind of to the point where I feel like I just might need an intervention. To me, neon yellow is just like sunshine, only kicked up a notch.  But I want to know what you guys think!  Are you loving this color as much as I am this summer?  And which look do you prefer?  With or without the vest?

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Photos: LC Photography

Dress: JCrew (on sale!!) | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane | Cuff: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Ring: KiraKira (obsessed!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!) | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $36!!)

Wishing you all a WONDERFUL weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Denim on Denim

I’m always a little hesitant to wear two denim pieces together. It probably stems from growing up in Montana and not wanting to be caught in the dreaded “Canadian Tuxedo” (or as I am sure they call it, the “Montana Tuxedo”).  But I have found that if your two denims differ enough, then wearing denim on denim is perfectly acceptable, and even quite stylish given the current trend!  So take it from me and don’t be afraid to rock your denim pieces together-just make sure you have some contrast!

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Photos: LC Photography

Denim Vest: Gap, similar | Lace Top: Express | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind (on sale!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), similar | T-Cuff: Lucky Brand | Love Bracelet: Forever21 (old), similar | Ring: KiraKira | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Clare Vivier (sold out just about everywhere but here) | Heels: Joan and David (sold out), LOVE these, these, and these

Thank you all so much for stopping by.  I appreciate each and every single one of you more than you know!

 

 

 

 

Lady In Red

First of all…CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Touchstone Crystal giveaway: Sarah Langlois , and Abby Peterson!!  Please email me at: abby_doll@hotmail.com so we can work out the details.  SO excited for you girls!

And second, I have to say I am grateful to even be getting a blog up today.  I had big regional meetings last week at work-which meant a lot of late nights and early mornings-definitely no time for blog photos.  And then over the weekend (when I had planned to catch up), I ended up with a terribly sick hubby AND the SLC had a whirlwind of crazy, stormy weather, including SNOW!  Let’s just say, the odds were not in my favor.  But fortunately, we were able to sneak in one quick outfit right as the sun went down last night.  And I have to say, I am loving my pretty red lace dress paired back to a deconstructed denim jacket (with a hoodie no less).  You know me, I always love an unexpected mix of casual and dressy…

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Jacket: American Eagle (obsessed-and the ENTIRE site is buy one, get one 50% off!) | Dress: Kensie (on sale!), LOVE this, similar | Clutch: Clare Vivier, larger size here, similar | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets: JCrew Factory, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $35!!!!!)

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend-and that it was more eventful than mine!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

 

Tried and Tulle

To say I can’t get enough this Lookbook Store jacket would be an understatement.  I adore it.  I also adore this American Eagle dress-even though it’s a couple of years old.  And with the tulle trend still in frenzy mode, I am certainly glad that I have held onto it.  It’s definitely on frequent repeat in my closet and even on the blog!  You can see another favorite way I’ve styled it here
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Jacket: Lookbook Store, denim version (obsessing over this!!) | Dress: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: JCrew, INC (old), this season’s version | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: BCBGeneration (sold out), similar, similar 

Lips: Chanel Glossimer in BonBon

So I have to say, I absolutely LOVE these shoes, and I am super bummed about the dye transfer on them around my ankles (yikes!!).  So I have to ask, does anyone out there have any good products or remedies to remove denim markings from suede?  Please share if you do!  Otherwise, these shoes are going to have to be worn with pants only from here on out!

Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments and support.  I appreciate you guys so much!

Mellow Yellow

First of all, I want to start by saying CONGRATULATIONS to Stefanie Gladden (stephaniegladden)!! You are the lucky winner of the $50 JCrew Gift Card! Please shoot me an email: abby_doll@hotmail.com so we can touch base and work out the details!

And in other news, just wanted to share a quick post with you all today showcasing one of my favorite color combos of the moment-neon yellow and silver metallic.

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Yellow Lace Top: Forever21 (old), similarsimilar, similar | Black Crops: Gap | Necklaces:  Tiffany and Co. | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Amazon | Clutch: Hobo International | Metallic Pumps: Target

Hope you are having a wonderful week.  Thanks so much for reading!

xx

Color of the Year

My birthday falls in the month of May, which of course means that emeralds are my birth stone. And emerald green also happens to be one of my favorite colors. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when emerald was announced as the color of 2013. It’s a tough color not to love and I can’t wait to add more pieces in this rich, gorgeous hue to my wardrobe…

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Green Lace Dress:  H&M, similar, similar | Polka Dot Button Down:  JCrew | Leggings:  American Apparel | Leopard Belt: Express |  Earrings:  INC (sold out), similar, similar | Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Gold Braceltes:  BCBG, Forever21 | Watch:  Michael Kors | Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip | Boots:  Jessica Simpson, similar

I love mixing prints, but I also love mixing different patterns.  And this outfit is a great example of both-with all of the pieces working together to create a look that is not only eclectic, but perfect for a vast array of activities and events.   Can’t beat that!

Thanks for reading!

xx

Sunday Funday

One of my favorite things about Park City is summer Sunday afternoons. Main Street is always filled with people brunching and sipping cocktails, the market is vibrant and fun, and there is a different band or musician playing every few blocks. It is the perfect setting to make you feel like you are far, far away from the real world and the hustle and bustle of the city-life is just a little slower up there which always makes me feel like home.

And so, after an amazing weekend celebrating our anniversary, J and I obviously decided to spend our last day on Main Street taking in the scene, relaxing, and just enjoying the last few hours of our weekend getaway. And because it was such a special weekend for us, I got a little more dressed up than I normally would for a Sunday in PC. But none-the-less, my black lace skirt, neon tank, and feather earrings still felt perfect for the occasion. And while of course I love lace, I am feeling especially pleased with the purchase of this black lace skirt. Initially, I thought it would be a piece that I would only use for more dressy occasions, but I am loving that it is also possible to dress it down with the right accessories. It’s always important to have pieces in your wardrobe that can serve multiple purposes and this one is a great example.  And as an added bonus, it will be an awesome transitional piece into Fall (not that I’m ready to start thinking about that yet!)…

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Black Lace Skirt:  American Eagle (recent)

Neon Coral Tank:  American Eagle (recent)

Cognac Belt:  Mossimo for Target (old)

Feather Earrings:  The Icing

Beaded Bracelets:  H&M

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Silver and Gold Cocktail Ring:  House of Harlow via Nordstrom (recent)

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Neon Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC via Bloomingdales

Gold Aviators:  TJMaxx (old)

Gold Flats:  Target (oldies, but goodies!)

It always seems to me that the things we look forward to the most are often the things that go by the quickest.  I hate that it has to be like that, but am so grateful for such a fun weekend and for all of the amazing memories we now have to add to our arsenal!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too.

xx

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Feathers and Lace

Last week was a tour of small town America for me. I spent the better part of the work week in Casper, WY visiting one of my stores only to come back to the SLC and turn around and head straight to Beaver, UT to cheer my hubby on in the Crusher (an insane mountain bike race in the Tushar mountains). And while it was a fun event and my hubby did amazing, I couldn’t have been happier to get home to the SLC on Saturday evening and sleep in my own bed! I also couldn’t have been happier when my hubby suggested that we head out to a fun dinner on Satruday night to celebrate his stellar performance.

And truth be told, after a week in small towns, I was feeling pretty casual, so decided it was a perfect opportunity to wear my cute white lace top (first mentioned here) back to some skinny jeans, and finished the look with feather earrings to create a bohemian cool feel-which was fitting for our evening and my mood.

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White Lace Top:  INC via Macy’s

White Tank:  H&M

Skinny Jeans:  Gap (sold out online-but check our local store!)

Flower Clutch:  Coach (last summer)

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Gold Bracelet:  Oia Jules via Etsy

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Feather Earrings:  The Icing (last summer)

Cat Eye Sunglasses:  Rampage via TJMaxx

Gold Wedges:  Steve Madden via Dillards (recent)

As I said in my previous post about lace, it really is a perfect summer piece.  Whether you prefer it in shorts, a skirt, a top or in color or neutrals, you really can’t go wrong.  And not only is it of course “on trend” this summer, but lace is timeless and something you can hold onto in your closet until it comes back around again-which it always does. 

xx