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I love a good vest.  And when I saw this cute number on one of my favorite bloggers, I knew it would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe.  But now that this piece is hanging in my closet, what I especially love about it is how cozy it is.  It’s more like a giant blanket scarf/wrap and is the perfect piece for layering up for a little added extra warmth.  I know it will also be a go-to for me during my frequent work travels during the colder months. And even better? It’s less than $16 and also comes in black and gray!

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Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and long weekend with your families.

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Layers

When the temp drops, I love bundling up in layers.  And I find that mixing a great long sleeve top, furry vest, and cute jacket is always a cute and cozy winning combo.  This time of year, fashion pieces that also serve a purpose, are an imperative part of any wardrobe if you want to stay warm and look good doing it!

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Jacket: Forever21 (old); Similar here and here, LOVE this | Vest: Nordstrom, similar , similar| Long Sleeve Tee: cabi (my fave! available in other colors) | Skinnies: Paige | Necklace: JCrew (old), similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker (on MAJOR sale!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Sam Edelman

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend.  Can you believe that it’s Monday again already?

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

The Denim Jacket

Last week I wrote a post about wardrobe staples.  And today, I wanted to talk specifically about one of the items that I had on my list.  And that, my friends, is a denim jacket.  I wear mine constantly (which y’all have probably noticed on the blog and on my Instagram).  It’s a great layering piece, and obviously a great jacket for milder temps.  And not only that, but it can be worn with dresses, pants, or skirts-dressed up or dressed down.  I am telling you ladies, a denim jacket is season-less, timeless, and it’s a fairly inexpensive investment (which makes it an easy addition to any closet)!  So if you don’t have a denim jacket in your wardrobe, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post, because I’ve cut out the leg work and have rounded up my favorites just for all of you…

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Jacket: JCrew (On sale for under $50!!! It does run a bit big, so size down-I’m wearing an xs and am usually a small), also love this, this, this, and this | Gray Tunic: Banana Republic | Silk Layering Tee: Express | Ponte Pants: JCrew | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), just ordered this one | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Booties: Steve Madden via DSW

And in case you didn’t notice, I guess I should point out that I am wearing all of the wardrobe staples that I talked about in my post last week-not just the denim jacket.  I am telling you guys, staple items are the key to a great wardrobe.

Hope your week is off to a great start!  Thank you for stopping by!

 

Texture

It’s no secret that I love print mixing.  But what you might not know is that I am also a fan of mixing different textures and fabrics.  And when I stumbled on this fun version of a classic surplus coat while recently shopping for a dress for my cousin’s wedding, I just couldn’t help myself. It’s the perfect Fall piece with just enough of a twist to make an old staple feel new again…

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Jacket: Bohme (local SLC boutique), similar, similar | Tank: Express (old), similar | Skinnies: 7 for All Mankind Slim Illusion (BEST EVER-and they’re on major sale!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (older style), similar, LOVE this one | Clutch: Clare Vivier, flat version (a little less expensive) | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Pumps: Enzo Angiolini via Nordstrom Rack, similar, similar

Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb

Happy Friday y’all!  Thanks for stopping by!

Layers

One of my favorite things about dressing for Fall is layering.  I love putting multiple pieces together to achieve different looks and maximize the pieces in my wardrobe.  And because I am such a fan of the layered look, I am definitely finding myself gravitating towards this season’s mixed media pieces that give you the layered look without having to actually layer.  Not only do they help simplify getting dressed in the morning, but they are a great option to get the layered look without all the bulk!

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Sweater: Maison Jules via Macy’s, also loving this, this and this | Tank: Gap | Skinnies: American Eagle (LOVING their new X denim!!!) | Necklace: JCrew (old), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier (also love this) | Pumps: Aldo (old), LOVE these and these

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!

Holiday Dressing

I LOVE polka dots.  And I especially love polka dots paired with plaid.  So lucky me that both happen to be very on trend this holiday season!  And not only are they both on trend, but in my opinion, they are the perfect combo to put together for all of those upcoming holiday parties quickly filling up the calendar!

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Polka Dot Sweater: JCrew (sold out), loving this one, similar, similar | Plaid Shirt: JCrew (old out), obsessed with this one, similar | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind | Necklaces: JCrew, JCrew (sold out), similar, similar, Stella & Dot | Bracelet Watch: Anne Klein | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors (old) OBSESSED with this one | Pumps: Aldo (old) similar

And if you missed it yesterday, CLICK HERE for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to JUNIEblake.  It’s a darling online shop full of items perfect for this holiday season so don’t miss out on your chance to win!  Winner will be announced Friday, December 6th.

And last but not least, CLICK HERE to see if you won the Vintage Locket giveaway!!

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Neutral Layers

Sometimes dressing to go out in the evening can be a bit tricky this time of year.  The days are warm enough to get away with tanks and tees, but the evenings cool down just enough to ensure that some sort of jacket or layer is necessary.   And while I love blazers and cardigans (of course), it gets a little boring to always fall back on one of those options.  So what else is there?

In the fall, my go to layering piece is usually a black leather jacket.  I don’t have a super “girly” style, so I love the idea of pairing a rough-and-tumble piece back to something a little more sweet.  But alas, my black leather jackets feel a little heavy for this time of year, which got me thinking.  What about a neutral colored leather jacket?  Something a little lighter to fit the season?

Well thank goodness for my job!  I was at a meeting in one of my stores, and just happened to see it-a neutral colored, shrunken lamb leather jacket.  And I knew on the spot it was the perfect piece to add to my collection to give me a fresh new layering option for cool nights out on the town.  And even more than that, it’s a jacket that will also be perfect when summer fades to fall…

Cat Eye Sunglasses:  Jessica Simpson via Ross

Gold Hammered Earrings:  Street Vendor in San Francisco

Leather Jacket:  Guess via Macy’s (sold out online)

Chiffon Flower Petal Top:  Bohme (SLC Boutique)

Belt:  American Eagle

Red Skinnies:  Else by Joe’s Jeans via Macy’s (sold out online)

Tortise and Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom

Bracelets:  Tiffany

Leopard Wedges:  Aldo (sold out online)

And while it was a little bit of a splurge, I am so happy I decided to add this jacket to my wardrobe.  I have already gotten a lot of use out of it, and know that I will continue to do so once the summer months have passed and fall is upon us.  Black is always in, but neutrals are a great way to change things up and an excellent staple to pair back to pretty much anything, including red pants and leopard shoes! 🙂

Happy Monday!

xx