Velvet Jumpsuit for NYE

I had good intentions of bringing you festive and sequin-filled NYE inspired posts all week.  But unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned, and I was involved in a pretty major car accident on Tuesday morning. While my car was totaled, I was fortunate enough to walk away from the accident with only a concussion and minor injuries.  And while I am grateful to be alright, it was also a good reminder of how precious life is.

And of course it’s got me thinking.  As events like these often do.  It’s so easy in this day and age to put together and present a perfectly curated life through social media.  But I’m feeling led to share with you guys that my life is anything but perfect.  And if I’m being totally honest, I can also tell you that 2016 has been the hardest, most challenging year of my life.  And I’ve really been struggling this week to wrap my head around how it could possibly be ending with a serious accident on top of everything else. But rather than let myself get down and discouraged (which I’ve totally been doing), I’m reminding myself in times like these, that it’s important to take a step back, take inventory of the blessings you DO have in life, find the joy in the hurt, the laughter in the messiness, surround yourself with those who love you most, and thank God for His grace, protection, forgiveness, and unfailing love.  That is after all, what this holiday season is all about, isn’t it?

In other (more fashion blog-worthy) news, how amazing would this green velvet jumpsuit be to wear to a NYE party (or any other party for that matter)?  If I’m feeling well enough to make it out on NYE this year, this is definitely what I’ll be wearing.  Fingers crossed!

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Jumpsuit | Necklace | Sunnies | Clutch | Heels

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year this weekend.  And a huge thank you for your continued love and support, and for making this blog possible.  Y’all have been such a bright spot in my life this past year and I am so appreciative!

Cheers to a better and brighter 2017!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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Plaid Coat

I love a good plaid coat.  Especially one that doesn’t break the bank, like this cozy black and white one (only $25!).  Plus, the longer length makes it super cozy to throw on for those cold, snowy days.  In fact, it’s kind of like wearing a stylish blanket!

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Jacket c/o Shein (only $25!) |  Top, also love this | Denim | Monogram | Sunglasses | Bag | Booties (old), similar

I have to be honest, I am always pretty sad when Christmas comes and goes.  But I am looking forward to a shortened work week and ringing in 2017.  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration with your families and loved ones.

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

 

Leopard Coat

One of my favorite things to wear this time of year, is a cozy leopard coat.  Throwing one on is the perfect way to be stylishly warm, and a great option to wear over your cute outfits to and from you holiday parties this season!

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Leopard Jacket, also love this, thisthis, and this (all can still be delivered in time for Christmas!) | Top | Denim | Sunglasses | Necklace | Clutch | Heels, similar

Hope you guys are having a fantastic week!

xoxo,

Abby

Sequin Bomber

Give me all the sequins!  Now that it’s officially less than one week until Christmas, you can pretty much guarantee that I’ll be wearing sequins (or velvet) in one form or another from here on out.  And what could be better than a sequin bomber?  It’s the perfect way to add a little holiday glam to an otherwise casual look.

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Sequin Bomber, also love this and this (free 2-day shipping!) | Tank | Skinnies | Necklace | Beanie | Sunnies | Bag (more than 50% off)| Boots

Happy count down to Christmas, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Pink Sweater

I waited for so long for this sweater to go on sale at Nordstrom.  And when it finally did on Black Friday, I pounced.  And I am SO glad I did.  Not only do I love the color, but I love the tunic length style because I can wear it with jeans and leggings.  Plus, its really comfy and comes in a ton of colors.  It will definitely be a go-to piece in my wardrobe this winter.

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Sweater (on sale for less than $40!)| Denim | Monogram (30% off!)| Bag | Sunnies | Booties (old), similar

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Velvet Dress

I am really into anything velvet right now.  It’s been one of my favorite trends since the beginning of the season, and lends itself perfectly to the holidays.  Plus, how cute would this dress be for an upcoming Christmas party?  And at less than $40, it definitely won’t break the bank.

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Dress | Boots | Sunnies | Bag (less than $70!)| Lipstick

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Can you believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away??

I guess I better hurry up and finish my Christmas shopping!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Olde Stash Collaboration

 

A couple of months ago, I was approached to do a collaboration with a really cool brand called Olde Stash, out of my hometown in Kalispell, Montana.  And because I am such a huge fan of this brand, and wanted to have the opportunity to share Olde Stash with all of you, of course I said yes!  If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember me sharing a little teaser of my time in the studio partnering with the owner (and creative genius!) behind Olde Stash, to design my very own custom bag. And if you don’t remember, here’s a little refresher!

dsc_9964 dsc_9948 dsc_9921 dsc_9959And one of the coolest things about this brand is that not only is my bag one-of-a-kind because I had a hand in the design process, but every bag that Olde Stash creates is also one-of-a kind.  All materials are purchased in small batches, and each piece is not only made to order, but hand crafted in-house in Kalispell, Montana.  And in addition to being totally gorgeous and unique, these bags are created using top of the line materials, including 3mm wool from Germany (the colors are all so beautiful and vibrant), and world-famous Horween leather, that has been tanned in Chicago for over 100 years.

And I have to tell you guys, I used to be a handbag buyer and designer for Sundance Catalog, and have traveled both domestically and abroad sourcing product, and I have never seen anything else like these bags in the marketplace.  They are truly stunning and so unique.  Whenever I carry this bag, I literally have people stop me on the street, in the airport, at work, wherever I may be, to ask me where they can find one.  And so of course today, I couldn’t be more excited to share Olde Stash with you.

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Bag, Olde Stash c/o

Cardi | Tee | Denim | Sunnies | Booties

So be sure to stop by the Olde Stash website and take a look around.  And if you want to place an order in time for Christmas (any of their pieces would make amazing gifts!), all orders must be placed by the end of the week.  And please feel free to reach out if you need any more info or have any questions.  Enjoy!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Rose Quartz Skirt

I have absolutely been loving shades of blush and rose quartz this season.  And this sweet pleated skirt has quickly become a favorite in my wardrobe.  Not only is it easy and fun to style (with some serious twirl factor!), but it’s less than $40, and a perfect choice for those holiday parties coming up this month!

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Skirt, also love this color, and this velvet version | Tee | Jacket | Necklace | Sunnies | Clutch (sold out), similar | Pumps

Hope you guys have a great Monday!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Sequin Top

Give me all the sequins.  All the time.  And pretty much anything else that’s sparkly, while you’re at it!  I have to say, one of my favorite things about the holiday season is all of the fun, festive, glittery pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe.  And this top is one of my favorite things I’ve ever purchased.  I also love thinking outside the box when it comes to sequins and am loving this top styled with a casual beanie and destroyed denim.  But I also can’t wait to dress it up a bit for a holiday party either.

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Top (LOVE!) | Denim, also love these | Necklace | Sunnies | Beanie | Clutch | Pumps

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, sweet friends.  Here’s to a shortened work week!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Faux Fur Vest

I love a good faux fur vest.  So when we woke up to our first snow in the SLC yesterday morning, a cozy vest was the first thing the I reached for.  For me, they are a winter staple.  Plus, this outfit would be another great option for your Thanksgiving day dinner!dsc_2830 dsc_2861dsc_2883 dsc_2853 dsc_2832dsc_2897 dsc_2852 dsc_2876 dsc_2885

Tunic | Vest (old), similar, similar, jacket version | Denim | Necklace | Sunnies | Bag | Booties (old), similar, similar

Happy Friday, my loves!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

Abby