Cold Shoulder

When I was in college, my very favorite top in my closet was a white and black cold shoulder cut-out top from Bebe.  So when I saw this cute cold-shoulder sweater at Top Shop in NYC a couple of weeks ago, it pulled on my heartstrings for all sorts of nostalgic reasons.  And then it made me feel really old when I realized that I was reliving the shoulder cut-out trend for a second time in my life.  But even all these years later, it’s still a trend I love.

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Hope you guys are having a great week!  And don’t forget, you can still CLICK HERE and vote for me to be on the cover of Redbook Magazine!!  Eeek!

Thanks so much for your support!

xoxo,

Abby

 

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Blush

This jacket is about the best thing in my closet right now.  If it looks familiar, that’s because I own it in black and in a burgundy color and wear them both all of the time.  In fact, I am in NYC right now and my black version was the first thing I packed for my trip.  And the good news is, Nordstrom has it fully stocked in black, cognac, and this blush color right now.  The fit is amazing, the faux leather is gorgeous quality, AND it’s under $100!  I would highly recommend adding this piece (in at least one, if not two!), colors to your closet this season.  It’s one of those classic staples that you will wear again and again (all year round), and I just can’t say enough good things about it!

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Jacket: Nordstrom (also comes in black, cognac, and blue; runs small so order one size up!)

Silky V-Neck Tee: Express

Skinnies: AG Farrah

Necklace: BaubleBar (comes in lots of fun colors!)

Sunnies: Prada

Bag: Clare V.

Pumps: Jessica Simpson

Hope you guys are all having a great week.  I am in NYC for a long weekend and would LOVE to know any restaurant or must-do recommendations that you guys have!  Feel free to leave a comment below!

Thank you!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Pops Of Red

Even though the Holidays have long since come and gone (I mean seriously, how is it MARCH?), I am still absolutely loving a pop of red.  Whether it’s a red dress, a red top, a red pump, or a swipe of red across the lip, red is a color that always has a place in my wardrobe or beauty routine-no matter the season.DSC_4522 DSC_4527DSC_4547 DSC_4509 DSC_4519 DSC_4558 DSC_4514 DSC_4526 DSC_4549 DSC_4583Dress: H&M, same dress different print | Necklace: Macy’s | Hat: Macy’s (under $30!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker (on sale!) | Clutch: Clare V. (on sale!) | Pumps: Jeffrey Campbellidentical, LOVE these and these for Spring

Happy almost weekend!  Don’t forget about the Shopbop sale which ends soon.  You can shop my favorite from yesterday’s post.  Just enter code: BIGEVENT16 at checkout to save up to 25% off of your favorite brands!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Be Mine

J and I are going to be on vacation over Valentine’s day again this year, so my date outfit will most likely consist of some sort of bathing suit and cover up.  BUT that doesn’t mean that I won’t be sharing some V-day outfit inspiration with all of you on the blog this week!  And today’s outfit is all about pink!  I always feel my best in a pretty silk top styled with skinny jeans, pumps, and a chic black jacket-so some sort of version of this outfit is always a no-brainer for me when it comes to date night.  And adding a bright pop of pink makes this go-to combo perfect for a Valentine’s night out on the town, or a more low key date night in…

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 Jacket: Express (old), similar (my other favorite jacket), similar, LOVE this | Silky Top: Express (my favorite-comes in TONS of cute colors!) | Necklace: Dillards (old), almost identical | Skinnies: American Eagle | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), clutch version | Pumps: Franco Sarto (SUPER comfy!)

And even though I’ve said it a million times, I just have to say it again.  These silky v-neck tops from Express are the bomb!  And I am especially smitten with all of the fun new spring colors hitting the stores right now-like this neon pink version.  It is definitely going to be on major repeat in my closet this season, and should be in your’s as well!

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

 

Blanket Scarf

I love the blanket scarf trend.  It’s such a chic way to stay cozy during the cold winter months, and a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit.  In fact, I picked up this scarf at the Gap last season (you can see how I styled it last year on the blog here) for this very reason.  I love having the (practical) option of adding a pretty pop of blue and pink to an outfit during the winter months.  But I want to know, what do you all think about the blanket scarf trend???

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Denim Jacket: JCrew (runs a little big so size down!), also love this one | Striped Turtleneck: Old Navy (on sale for UNDER $7!!), similar non-turtleneck version | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Scarf: Gap (old), similar, similar | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Nine West

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!!

 

Elbow Patches (and the BEST Cyber Monday Sales!)

I love elbow patch details-whether they are on a cute jacket or cardi-I am always a fan!  And when they are in tandem with stripes?  Forget about it!  It’s also an added bonus when your bag matches the berries on the bushes you are shooting in front of! 🙂

And if you didn’t get your shopping fix over the weekend, don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post for a complete list of coupon codes and sales happening for Cyber Monday!!!!! I’m also announcing the winners of the R+F Skincare giveaway-thank you to everyone who entered!!

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Cardigan: c/o TaraLynn’s Boutique, similar, similar (30% off today!) | Tunic Tank: Express (on sale!) | Ponte Pants: INC via Macy’s (on sale!) | Necklaces: Gigglosophy, The Limited (50% off!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker (on sale!!!!) | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Boots: Steve Madden (older style), similar, LOVE these

And a HUGE CONGRATS to the following winners of the R+F Mini Facial Skincare giveaway!

1. Jes Duarte

2. Lisa from Life as Lisa Knows It

3. Lisa Rodriguez

4. Erin Murphy Calderon

5. Keri Bush

We will be contacting you via email to get your mailing addresses so that we can get your packages in the mail right away!  Congrats again!  I am SO excited for you guys to get to try R+F!!!  And if you are interested in trying R+F but didn’t win, GO HERE to take the test to see which skin care regiment is right for you (I use Redefine!)!!

And now, (drum roll please!!), here is your complete guide to the BEST Cyber Monday deals (and what I bought or am wishing for, hint, hint Justin!!) happening right now!  Happy shopping lovely ladies!!!!

Lulu Frost: 25% off your purchase with code: LULU25

Joie: 25% off your purchase with code: THANKS

6pm: 15% off your purchase with code: 6PMCYBMON113020141535 (I’ve got my eyes on these AND they’re under $75!!!)

ASOS: 30% off your purchase with code: ILOVEMONDAYS

Banana Republic: 40% your purchase with code: CYBER (I just purchased this and LOVE it!)

GAP: 40% off your purchase with code: CYBER (I am LOVING this and this)

Old Navy: 40% off your purchase with code: (I bought this and this)

Piperlime: 30% off your purchase with code: CYBERSALE (it’s THE PERFECT time to buy my favorite Clare Vivier leopard clutch for a steal-it goes with everything; In fact, I love it so much, I’m dreaming of this for Christmas)

Current Elliott: 25% off sitewide with code: THANKS (I’ve got my eye on these)

CWonder: 40% off sitewide! (this, this, this, and this are all perfect gifts AND under $50!)

Forever21: 20% off purchases of $60+

French Connection: 40% off sitewide with code: FC40BF

JCrew: 30% off regular price items, extra 40% off sale with code: MONDAY (I purchased this and this)

JCrew Factory: 50% off everything AND take an extra 10% off and FREE shipping with code: YOUVEGOTSALE (I bought this and this, and it’s a perfect time to stock up on my favorite pants)

Also be sure to check out Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Shopbop, and Nordstrom for other fantastic sales and amazing deals happening today!

Happy Cyber Monday, dolls!!!!

 

Layers

We have had such a mild fall here in the SLC, that I almost forgot how brutal it can be to have to take blog photos during the winter months.  But boy, was I sure reminded in a hurry when we shot these photos on Saturday.  I guess it’s time to break out the winter coats, and pile on the layers.  And speaking of layers?  Surplus vests over plaid and flannels is still a combo at the top of my list this season…

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Flannel: Express (the shoulders have sequins!! I LOVE this shirt!), non-sequin version here | Vest: H&M (old), similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), similar, LOVE this one | Skinnies: American Eagle Denim X, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version | Clutch: Michael Kors | Booties: INC (most comfortable and cutest booties EVER!)

Hope your week is off to a great start and more importantly, that you are staying warm during this arctic front!!!  Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr….