beaUTAHful

I am so excited to finally be sharing these photos that I shot with the talented ladies of LC Photography late in the Fall.  If you are local to Utah, you should definitely check them out.  Not only are they amazing at what they do, but they are really fun to work with.  And if you are ever in need of a floral crown (and rest assured, EVERY girl should own one-trust me), also be sure to check out my friend Stevi’s Etsy store.  She truly makes the most incredible things and is equally as wonderful to work with!

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PHOTO CREDIT: LC PHOTOGRAPHY

Hope you are all having a fantastic week.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Merry Merry

Merry Christmas Eve, sweet friends.  I just wanted to take a minute away from the hustle and bustle of all of the craziness and wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas.

I have also been thinking a lot this Christmas season, that while it truly is the most wonderful time of the year for many, for equally as many, it can truly be one of the toughest times of the year.  So I would challenge you all that as you are out and about running last-minute errands today, to follow through on those little acts of kindness that tug at our heart-strings but are so easy ignore the busier we are.

If you think something nice about a stranger you see, tell them.  Open or hold a door for someone.  Don’t be impatient with the sales clerk checking you out.  Smile and say “hello” or “Merry Christmas”  to people you pass.  Buy a drink for someone at Starbucks.  Help a little old lady with her groceries.  Tell your family and friends how much you love and appreciate them. No matter how big or how small, YOU have the ability to really make a difference for someone who is hurting this holiday season and be a light for all to see the true meaning of Christmas.  I love you all so much and am so grateful for all of your support this year.  Thank YOU so much for following along with me on this journey.

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Merry, merry Christmas.

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Cyber Monday

Happy Cyber Monday, sweet friends!  Not only are we in the midst of the biggest savings of the season, but it’s the perfect time to stock up on all of those gifts for your family and friends, and maybe even snag a few things you’ve been eyeing for yourself!  So if you are looking to do a little holiday shopping today, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a complete list of my favorite sales happening today, coupon codes, AND my top sale picks!!  Happy shopping and saving!

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Top: Express (old), similar | Scarf: JCrew (under $20!) | Skirt: Lulu’s (obsessed!), LOVE this pant version, and this shorter version | Pumps: Jeffery Campbell (on sale for under $100! See how I styled them in the camel color here)

And now for the drum roll please…I present to you, a comprehensive list of all of the MOST AMAZING sales happening for Cyber Monday, AND a few of my favorite items that you can snag for a steal today!  Trust me, there are some incredible savings to be had and it’s the perfect time to cross everyone off of your list (including yourself!)!

Cyber Monday

  1.  RING: Kendra Scott; 15% off the ENTIRE Site with code: SALE 15
  2. SUNNIES: Karen Walker c/o Ditto: 15% off 6 month subscription, 20% off 9 months, 25% off 12 months; PLUS get one month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUP
  3. MONOGRAM NECKLACE: Bauble Bar; Get 35% off with code: VIP (I just ordered this!!)
  4. BEANIE: JCrew; 30-40% off EVERYTHING and 50% off Sale items with code: MONDAY
  5. TORY BURCH BAG (my FAVE!): Tory Burch; Get 30% off everything (including sale!) with code: THANKS
  6. SCARF: Express; Get 50% off EVERYTHING (priced as marked)
  7. BUFFALO PLAID JACKET: Shopbop; Get up to 25% off with code: GOBIG
  8. CLUTCH: Clare V. via Shopbop; Get up to 25% off with code: GOBIG
  9. PUFFER: JCrew; 30-40% off EVERYTHING and 50% off sale items with code: MONDAY
  10. WINE TUMBLERS: Macy’s; Free Shipping and an extra 25% off with code: CYBER 
  11. STUDDED ANKLE BOOTIES: Jessica Simpson via Macy’s; Free Shipping and an extra 10% off with code: CYBER
  12. SUEDE BOOTS: Jessica Simpon via Nordstrom; Extra 25% off Select Sale Items 
  13. CURLING WAND: Nume; Get any classic wand for $17.99 with code: BFCURL17 (this is what I use to curl my hair in the 25mm!)
  14. LIGHT UP TREE: Macy’s; Free Shipping and an 10-25% off with code: MONDAY
  15. CANDLE: Bath and Body Works (Winter is my FAVORITE for the holiday season!); ALL 3 wick candles are $12!
  16. PLAID SKIRT: JCrew Factory; 50% off everything PLUS an additional 15% off and free shipping with code: TODAYONLY

A few of my other favorite sales happening today:

Old Navy: 40% off everything with code: BESTCYBER

Gap: 40% off everything with code: BESTCYBER

LOFT: 50% off everything with code: CYBER50

Neiman Marcus Last Call: extra 40-80% off ENTIRE site + Free Shipping with code: CYBER

Banana Republic: 40% off everything with code: BESTCYBER

ASOS: 20% off everything with code: CYBER

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Jumper

I LOVE a good romper, but it took me a little longer to get hop on the jumpsuit bandwagon.  But when I found this great navy version recently, I was sold!  So while jumpsuits might seem a little intimidating at first, I definitely recommend at least trying one on. Not only are they chic, but they are amazingly comfy and easy to wear and style.  In fact, I can’t wait to wear this one with a leather jacket and pumps when the temps cool down a bit.

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Jumpsuit: LuLu’s, almost identical, LOVE this one | Cuff: Stella & Dot | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Le Specs via Nordstrom (obsessed and they are under $60!) | Clutch: Clare Vivier (worth every penny-I seriously use mine all the time) | Wedges: Guess (sold out), similar

Happy, happy Friday, sweet friends!  Wish you all a FANTASTIC weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Shifty

I am obsessed with long-sleeved shift dresses.  But you know what?  Cute ones are incredibly hard to find.  So when I decided I wanted one for our trip to Sonoma a couple of weeks ago, I knew I could count on my go-to LuLu’s to have some cute options.  And I have to say, as usual, they did not disappoint.  So if you have yet to check out LuLu’s, then I highly recommend that you do! They have a plethora of styles at really reasonable prices, quick shipping, and awesome customer service.  Plus, they are constantly adding new arrivals to their site, so there are always lots of fun things peruse!

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 Dress: LuLu’s (sold out), same dress, love this, this, and this, just ordered this for an upcoming girl’s weekend (use code: SUMMER for an additional 40% off!) | Ring: Kendra Scott | Hat: Urban Outfitters | Sunnies: Prada | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Wedges: Jessica Simpson (on sale AND super comfy!)

I don’t know about you guys, but I am SO excited that it’s Thursday.  This holiday weekend (and all of the amazing sales!) seriously can’t get here soon enough.  Be sure to swing back by later this week(end), as I’ll be sharing a round up of all of the sales happening that you won’t want to miss!

Thanks for stopping by!

Pansies

I love a good floral dress-especially if it’s long-sleeved!  And Lulu’s is always a favorite place to find affordable dresses for any occasion.  So when I was on the hunt for the perfect Easter dress, their website was the first place I looked!  And while I am not sure if this is what I will wear to celebrate Easter this weekend, I do know that it is a piece that is going to get a lot of wear in my closet this Spring!

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Dress: Lulu’s (old), similar, similar, LOVE this one, the dress I am thinking of wearing for Easter | Cuffs: Macy’s | Clutch: Coach (0ld), similar | Sunnies: Prada | Pumps: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx, similar (on sale!!), similar

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

 

Derby Style

Even though I was born and raised out west, I did live in the south for a few years when I pursued a country music career and attended college at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  And let me just say, my years in the Music City were some of the best of my life. There is just something about the South that is so near and dear to me.  What can I say? I’m a country girl at heart. And because I especially love all of the incredible traditions that come from the South, J and I decided to throw a Derby party this year.  I have always wanted to host one, but haven’t had the chance since I moved to Utah.  But this year, it was the perfect excuse to get extra dressed up, enjoy the gorgeous weather, drink cocktails in the afternoon, and celebrate my birthday (a few days early) with all of our favorite people!  It was a great time had by all, and served as the perfect reminder to wear big, floppy hats more often!

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Instagram Filter: Lo-Fi

Dress: Lulu’s (pink is sold out, but it is available in blue, floral, and yellow)

Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs

Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq

Cuff: Lucky Brand, also loving this and this

Watch: Michael Kors

Hat: Forever21 (gift), similar, similar, similar

Bag: Michael Kors Selma (sold out), obsessed with this new gold version, and loving this studded bag (on major sale!)

Heels: Report Signature via DSW (under $50!)

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!  And don’t forget, today is the last day to take advantage of Macy’s big Friends and Family sale (think 25% off of just about everything).  Go here to see my top picks!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy shopping!

 

 

 

Gifts Under $50

Can you believe Christmas is less than two weeks away?  I certainly can’t.  And it certainly doesn’t leave much time to finish Christmas shopping!  And so today, I bring to you some of my favorite gits of the season and all for under $50!! Gifts Under $50
Happy, happy weekend!!!

Summer Crushes

Summer Crushes
I’m on the road for work today, so will be brief and leave you with a few items I am currently crushing on for the upcoming summer months.  Pretty drool-worthy, don’t you think?  Hope you all had a wonderful week!
Happy weekend!
xx

Polka Dots!

I’ve had a thing for polka dots for as long as I can remember. And so, of course, I couldn’t be happier that they are all the rage this season. In fact, as I am writing this post, I am even wearing a pair of polka dot pants.  And if that isn’t a declaration of my love for them, then I don’t know what it is. I mean really, polka dots pants? Shut the front door. So if you follow this blog, consider yourself warned-polka dots are going to be a common occurrence this fall. I just hope you like them as much as I do!20120925-174937.jpg

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Instagram Filter:  Earlybird

Polka Dot Top:  Lulus.com (sold out)

Belt:  Mossimo for Target (old)

Necklace:  JCrew (last summer)

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors

Skinny Jeans:  Gap (these are the BEST ever)

Cognac Pumps:  Boutique in Florence, Italy

Confession time.  I did something in this post that I can’t remember the last time I did…I tucked in my shirt!  Lol.  With the popularity of skinnies and tunics, I guess the practice of tucking shirts went by the wayside for me a long time ago (well with the exception of tucking shirts into skirts, that I do all the time).  And while I have to say that at first it felt fairly foreign to show my entire zipper and a belt, now that the initial shock has worn off, I actually really like the look.  And since the trend is moving in this direction, I guess that is a good thing!

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