Mixology

It’s no secret that I love camo.  And leopard.  And stripes.  And distressed denim.  Oh, and of course yellow.  So why not mix them all together?  Obviously!!  Mixing all of your favorite things into one outfit isn’t just for little kids anymore-it’s called fashion!!!

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Mixed Media Top: Gap (on sale for under $20 today only!!) | Jeans: JCrew (old), similar | Belt: Express  (on sale!) |  Necklaces: Brina Box, Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Banana Republic (old), similar | Watch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Michael Kors Selma (my favorite!) Spring 2014 version (on sale!) | Pumps: Marc Fisher, similar

Lips: YSL Rouge Volupte #1

Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

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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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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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!

Stud Muffin

I love studs. Especially the sort you find in fashion. 🙂 And I have a feeling that this fall is not going to disappoint. Studs are popping up everywhere from shoes, to sweaters, to bags, to jewelry-anything is acceptable. Including mixing different types of studs together…

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Tank: JCrew (on sale) | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar | Belt: Express | Bracelets: JCrew, H&M, Stella  & Dot, Kate Spade | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Rayban | Sandals: Vince Camuto (on sale!) | Bag: Michael Kors 

Thank you, as always, so much for stopping by the blog!  And if you haven’t already, please be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram!

Also, I am selling a few handbags on eBay right now, so please be sure to stop by and check them out here if you are interested!  Auctions run until Monday at noon MST.

Hope you are having a fantastic week!

Archive Brights

Ok, ok so even though it’s been really cold and rainy here, don’t mind the background of these photos, because we don’t actually have any snow on the ground here in the SLC (well at least in the valley!). But rather, I was going through my outfit archives and realized that I never shared this little gem of an outfit with you all! And something about the combo of neon purple and rich, cobalt blue made me want to blog about it. I absolutely love mixing two bold colors together-especially these two colors.  They are the perfect pairing to brighten those sometimes dreary spring days…20130520-231232.jpg

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Boyfriend Shirt: Gap (old), same shirt in new colors | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: JCrew, Francesca’s, similar | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Leopard Belt: Express, similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Kate Spade, similar | Pumps: Nine West

I woke up with a heavy heart this morning thinking about the lives lost and all of those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma.  Life is so fleeting and so incredibly precious.  And tragedies like these are a good reminder to treasure your loved ones and appreciate each and every day to the fullest, because really, we never know what tomorrow might bring.  Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers to the Midwest.

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Citrus Punch

I would consider an outfit like the below to be my go-to look-a pretty button down, skinny jeans, a comfy pair of pumps, and some super fun accessories. In fact, this is the type of outfit that I constantly find myself gravitating towards-both in dressy (like this one) and casual versions. I guess I could call it my All Dolled Up uniform…

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Neon Button Down: Express | Skinnies: Gap | Leopard Belt: Express | Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Aldo | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Steve Madden (old), similar | Bag: Michael Kors Limited Edition Hamilton (sold out in yellow) | Pumps: Alfani via Macy’s

If you are looking for a perfect fitting button down that comes in a variety of colors, in a gorgeous floaty material, then the Express Portofino shirt is for you.  I am beyond obsessed with not only the fit and fabric of this lovely shirt, but also with the vast array of drool worthy colors that it’s offered-definitely something for everyone.

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Thanks for reading!

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Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree…

I love attending Christmas parties. The festivities and spreading of cheer create such a palpable joy in the air and there is so much to celebrate and be thankful for. But I also love Christmas parties because they give me the perfect excuse to wear…SEQUINS!! And while I think sequins are acceptable all year round, there is just something that makes them extra special during the holiday season…

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Striped Buttondown:  JCrew, similar

Sequin Skirt:  American Rag  for Macy’s (check in store), similar, similar, similar

Leopard Belt:  Express

Tights:  Hue

Jeweled Earrings:  INC for Macy’s (check in store!), similar

Monogram Necklace:  Keti Sorely Designs

Watch:  Michael Kors

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Pumps:  Nine West

J and I attended a White Elephant party this weekend and had a fabulous time.  It was nice to share an evening of laughter with friends that are very dear to us.  With the unimaginable events that unfolded in Newtown, CT on Friday, I am reminded more than ever this holiday season to be grateful for the abundant blessings in my life and to hold to tightly to the ones I love.  My heart and thoughts and prayers are with the heroes and angels who lost their precious lives that day, and also with all of those who survived or have been touched in one way or another by this horrendous tragedy.

   God bless you Newtown, Connecticut.

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Mix Master

I saw a segment on Good Morning America last week about mixing prints and it left me feeling totally and completely confused. And in addition to feeling confused about the general purpose of the message, it also left me feeling sad because mixing prints can be oh-so-fun and easy too. If you just stick to a few basic rules, mixing prints is something anyone can do!

So with that said, if it’s your first time mixing prints or you consider yourself a beginner, try starting off with just two. Polka dots and stripes are a great compliment to each other and a simple place to start. Also consider the ground color of each print. A black base goes well back to a print with a white or brighter base, and smaller prints go well with larger prints. Contrast that complements, if you will.  And if you are feeling unsure about mixing colors, a concoction of simple black and white always does the trick…

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Blazer:  H&M, similar, similar

Striped Top:  BarIII, similar, similar

Polka Dot Skirt:  Cotton On, similar, similar, similar 

Leggings:  American Apparel

Leopard Belt:  Express

Chain Necklace:  Macy’s, similar, similar

Rhinestone Necklace:  JCrew

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Gold Bracelets:  Aldo

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors

Boots:  BCBG, similar

Leopard is another easy print to mix.  In fact, I consider leopard to be somewhat of a neutral and find it goes back to just about anything-especially polka dots and stripes.  And of course because I have a hard time going without any color, I paired this look with a bold burgundy lip to add that little extra pop.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

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