Booties and Dresses

One of my favorite combos for the warmer months of the Fall season? Booties and dresses.  And while I’ve loved this shark-bite hem dress as a summer staple, I am particularly liking how it pairs back to booties, and can’t wait to wear it with my favorite leather jacket when the temps start to drop.  But for now, it’s a perfect transitional piece, that is comfy to boot! Plus, it’s only $21!!!

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Dress: Boohoo (only $21!)| Necklace: French Kande | Cuff: Macy’s | Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto (rent them for FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Booties: Steve Madden, closed-toe version

Can you believe it’s Monday already again??!! Hope you all had a nice weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

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Casual

I wear my army green surplus jackets all the time.  So when I happened to stumble on my favorite silhouette in a pale pink color, I was 100% sold.  I love putting a new spin on an old classic, because not only is it comfortable, but it still feels fresh and new at the same time.

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Jacket: Nordstrom Rack | Top: Express | Skinnies: AG | Necklaces: Cabi, French Kande | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare V. | Heels: INC, love this version with the block heel

Happy, happy Friday sweet friends!  Hope you all have something fun planned this weekend!

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!!!

 

 

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!

 

Just A Sliver

One look that was all over NYFW that I am feeling a little on the fence about? Midriff baring tops. Now when I was in my early 20’s, I most definitely would have embraced this trend. But now that I am a littler older, it’s daring a look that pushes me out of my fashion comfort zone. And of course, forces me to acknowledge that certain trends are perhaps sometimes better suited for younger demographics. And while you won’t see me baring my full midriff anytime soon, I must admit I love the idea of taking a classic outfit, adding some pretty jewels and toughed-up shoes, and showing just a hint of skin. Now that I think I can handle…

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Buttondown: JCrew | Skirt: BCBGMaxazria, similar, in LOVE with this one | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: JCrew, JCrew (sold out), Stella & Dot | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Clutch: Michael Kors | Pumps: Vince Camuto (majorly on sale!)

When my husband was snapping these photos, he didn’t realize at first that I was showing a sliver of my midriff.  But when he did, he couldn’t help but laugh at me (thanks a lot!!!).  So hopefully you are not having the same reaction!  But I have to ask, what do you think of the midriff trend?

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Oh Deer

I love this tee. It’s just one of those pieces that brings a smile to my face. And while I normally gravitate towards pairing graphic tee’s with denim, I also love the contrast of a casual tee back to something dressier, like a pencil skirt and layered baubles. A whimsical, yet polished look perfect for date night, or a girl’s night out on the town…

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Tee: Guess (old), similar | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar, similar | Cuff: H&M (old) | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew, JCrew | Sunnies: Amazon | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: Vince Camuto (old), similar, similar

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!  Ours was spent in Park City with family and filled with lots of biking, eating, and laughing.  And I’ve got to say, it was pretty darn wonderful.

And even thought it’s never easy to get back into the swing of things, I hope you are all having a great start to your week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Baubles and Dots

There are so many fun trends in fashion right now, that it’s hard to say just which one is my favorite. But one particular trend I am loving experimenting with is layering multiple necklaces. From chains, to sparkles, to pops of neon-pretty much anything goes. And like many of my favorite things in life, the more the merrier!

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Sweater:  Gap (old), similar, similar | Black Skinnies:  American Eagle | Necklaces:  INC, JCrew, JCrew Factory | Sunnies:  House of Harlow | Bag:  Michael Kors Hamilton | Pumps:  Aldo (on sale!!)

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  I have some exciting things coming in the next couple of weeks that I can’t wait to share with you all-including a pretty awesome giveaway.  So be sure and check back often!

xx

Lip Service

As much as I love color, sometimes I just want to wear something neutral that doesn’t require much effort or coordination. But because I love color so much, those types of outfits always feel slightly boring to me. Well thank goodness for bright lips and nails to solve that dilemma!! In addition to accessories (of course), one of my favorite ways to add a pop of color to an outfit is either on my nails or on my lips. And while pretty, polished nails are always a staple for me,  lately I have found that a swipe of bright lipstick not only adds interest, but brightens the face making me look and feel younger, and maybe even a teeny, tiny bit (gasp!) sexy.  And come on, who doesn’t want to look and feel young and sexy???

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Printed Blouse:  The Limited (on sale!!!)

Skinny Jeans:  The Gap

Watch:  Michael Kors

Heart Necklace:  Tiffany and Co.

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Sunglasses:  House of Harlow

Cocktail Ring:  Gift from my J

Studded Pumps:  Vera Wang for Kohl’s (sold out) similar

Orange Lipstick:  MAC Morange

I think I will always be more of a lip gloss girl, but am finding that I’m wearing lipstick more and more frequently.  And while these are still far and away my favorite, MAC has some fantastic colors and I find their lipsticks to be very comfortable when layered with a chapstick or a lip gloss.  And while I’ve been bold and tried everything from hot pink, to orange, to bright red, one trend I haven’t tried yet is a burgundy lip. Oh the drama!!!  But I think I’m ready to give it a go.  Stay tuned…

xx