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

 

Grounded

You might have guessed pink, but yellow is actually my very favorite color.  And one of my favorite ways to wear it as of late is in a neon hue back to black with a pop of leopard.  And while I believe it’s perfectly acceptable to wear neon and bright colors all year round (and do!) during the colder months, it is good to ground them with darker colors making your brights feel more appropriate for the season…

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Instagram Filter: Lo-Fi

Pencil Skirt: JCrew, similar, similar | Black Turtleneck: Gap | Belt: Express (old), similar, similar | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Earrings: gift from my Auntie | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea |  Clutch: Coach Legacy | Studded Pumps: Sole Society via Nordstrom

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.  I’ve got to tell you, I am so happy it’s Wednesday and we are at the halfway point.  Now if the weekend would just hurry up and get here already!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Leopard

Leopard makes everything better. Well not really, but it does make just about every outfit better. So if you are looking for a quick and easy way to take an otherwise simple outfit up a notch, then try adding a leopard belt, purse, scarf, or even a pair of leopard shoes. And I promise you, it will do just the trick…

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Instagram Filter: Hudson

Denim Jacket: Else, similar | Dress: TJMaxx, similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Belt: Express | Sunnies: Gap | Clutch: Hobo International | Shoes: Calvin Klein

J and I are heading to Vegas today for a bike race and a mini-vacation.  And I have to say, I am so looking forward to getting out of town for a few days and enjoying some pool time, a little shopping, excellent food, and a couple of shows.  Be sure to follow along on Instagram to keep up with all of our adventures!

And if you’re new to All Dolled Up, please be sure to follow along on Facebook and Bloglovin’!

Hope are you all having a wonderful week!

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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Instagram Filter:  Walden

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