Boho

Well hi there, friends!  I guess I took a little hiatus from the blog!  I have been so busy with traveling for work, celebrating my birthday in wine country, and blogging over at SLMag, that I’ve fallen a little behind!  But I’m back and hope you are all having a fantastic week!

Today I want to share with you the dress that I wore on my birthday to ride bikes with my sweet hubby through Sonoma for a little wine tasting and fun (if you follow me on Insta @alldolledupblog, then you already got a chance to see it!).  I am very short (5’3″), so don’t typically tend to go for the flowy, boho look since a lot of the tops and dresses tend to swallow me up and not look so flattering.  But I have been seeing this dress everywhere lately, and really wanted to try it on.  And surprisingly, I loved it.  In fact, it turned out to be the perfect thing to wear for riding a bike, while still looking somewhat put together at the vineyards!

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Dress: Free People (on sale!) | Necklace: Jeweliq (sold out) LOVE this one | Ring: Kendra Scott | Cuff: Macy’s | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Marc Jacobs (my color is sold out, but I am loving this one and it’s on sale for under $200!) | Wedges: Jessica Simpson (on sale and super comfy!)

Also, you will have to forgive the quality of these photos.  The fog and wind both rolled in so fast, that this was all we were able to snap before the lighting and weather made it too impossible to shoot.  I have some more fun photos that I will be sharing later this week with a complete round up of our amazing trip!  So stay tuned!!!!

Hope you are all having a great week!

 

 

Booties

Today, I want to talk about booties.  They are everywhere this season and I am absolutely in love with the trend.  BUT I’ll be honest, I find booties very difficult to wear.  I workout and bike and ski a lot, so I don’t have super skinny legs.  I’m also short (not quite 5’4″), so I find that most booties can tend to make me look thick in the legs and even shorter than I already am!  And that is definitely not look I’m going for!  Ha! I’ve tried on countless pairs and always love them on the rack and on other people, but seldom like them on myself.  However, I have finally found the trick to the perfect bootie for all you gals out there who are struggling with this trend like me.  And the secret, my friends? Booties that dip down in the front, or that are a little closer to a pump than a bootie (like the pair in today’s post-a shootie, if you will).  Seriously, I can’t tell you what a difference a little dip in the front will make for you and the length it will give you back in your legs.  So if you have been feeling anything like me when it comes to booties-don’t give up!  I’ve linked up some of my favorite, and (more importantly) flattering booties below!

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Sweater: Old Navy | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), obsessed with this and this| Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Forever21 (old), similar | Hat: Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack (LOVE the Candied Ginger color) | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Booties: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx (I can’t find these anywhere online-sorry!)

And last but not least, here are my recommendations for flattering booties: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, my favessplurge

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy Tuesday!

Kiss Me, I’m Irish

Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!  In honor of the holiday, and my Irish heritage, I thought I would share a look incorporating the color green today.  And of course, no look would be complete without a pop of pink and a little sparkle…

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Jacket: Piperlime (sold out), similar, similar | Camo Tee: Blossom Boutique c/o (sold out), similar | Skinnies: Gap | Bracelets: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha via Nordstrom (on sale for 50% off!!), similar | Sunnies: Ray-ban 62mm | Pumps: Michael Kors, loving this version

Lips: Bare Escentuals Marvslous Moxi in Fly High (best pink/nude EVER)

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful St. Patrick’s Day today!  Thank you so much for stopping by!