Old Faithful

This skirt is something that I’ve had in my closet for a few years now.  And every summer, I get excited to pull it out because even though it isn’t new, it’s still a favorite piece.  I love the high-low silhouette, and pretty gauzy material, the color, and how it moves.  Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to style multiple ways, which makes it not only a favorite, but a great summer staple too.  I linked some really similar options below for you guys below. But I’d love to know, do you have a favorite item in your closet you love to wear over and over again?

Skirt (old) similar, similar, similar, similar, similar | Top | Necklace | Sunnies | Bag | Heels

Hope you guys are having a great week!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

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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

 

 

Black and White

I love the black and white trend this season.  And because black is such a staple (and something I know all of you already own in your own personal wardrobes), this should be an easy trend for anyone to get in on this season without necessarily having to pick up anything new.  And while black and white is a relatively safe trend to try, bordering on the more serious and sophisticated side of style, remember that it’s okay to have a little fun with it and think outside of the box too-like mixing graphic prints and stripes together.

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Tank:Forever21 (old), LOVE this one, similarsimilar | Maxi Skirt: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Cuffs: Macy’s, Forever21 (old), similar | Necklaces: Macy’s, JCrew | Ring: KiraKira | Sunnies: RayBan | Sandals: Target (old), similarsimilar

On a side note, can you believe all of the gorgeous sunflowers?  They are out in full bloom right now in Utah and I am loving every second of it!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Whistle Blower

Even though my husband always tells me that I look like a referee every time I wear anything black and white striped, I refuse to be deterred.  And when I spotted this skirt at Forever21, I knew it was right up my alley (hello, stripes!).  Maxi skirts are really the perfect transitional piece of the moment that you can wear now, and later.  And I am always a fan of adding pieces to your wardrobe that can serve a variety of purposes.  An added bonus??  While I am not tall by any means (5’4″ if I’m stretching on my tiptoes), the long flowing vertical stripes of this skirt give off the illusion that I am actually taller than I am.  Hallelujah! IMG_4231

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Skirt: Forever21 (recent, check in stores, I can’t find it online), similarsimilar | Tank: ArdenB (old), similar | Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq (sold out), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Vince Camuto

So I’ve got to be honest, I’m a little sad to be back to the grind today.  J and I had the most fabulous time in Nica and it’s hard to believe it’s over already.  But the good news is, we have family in town visiting and spent the weekend catching up on life and sneaking in some time on the slopes.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Appreciate each and everyone of you so much!

Vacation Style

Hola!! This morning I am writing this post to you guys from San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.  If you checked out any of last week’s posts, or follow me on Instagram (alldolledupblog), then you know Justin and I are on vacation.  And what a glorious vacation it has been!  This is our 2nd time in SJDS and we are absolutely in love.  Beautiful town, wonderful people, and an incredibly laid back lifestyle which has made it pretty easy for us to just kick back and relax.  The biggest question of the day tends to be whether to go to the beach (surfing for J), or hang by the pool at our house.

We didn’t bring our DSLR with us, so J snapped these photos with his phone out on our patio while we were enjoying our favorite time of the day here…the sunset.  Even Jack (our guard dog), loves to sit and watch the sunset with us and insisted in being in some of the photos with me. 🙂  Maxi skirts, minimal jewelry, and bright tanks have pretty much been my go-to uniform since we’ve been here (outside of bathing suits).  And I am loving the super high slit of this maxi.  Pretty sure it’s my favorite thing that I packed-not to mention that it cost less than $20!!!  Tough to beat that!

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Tank: JCrew, similar | Maxi: Forever21, similar, similar | Necklace: JCrew (on sale!) | Cuff: Lucky | Sunnies: Ray-Ban, less expensive version | Sandals: Target (old), similar 

Be sure to follow along on Instagram (alldolledupblog) to see more of our vacation pics and keep up with our Nicaraguan adventure.

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

Mustard + Leopard

I LOVE the combination of leopard and mustard yellow.  It is hands down one of my very favorites ever. And while I would normally pair this combo back to black, I am loving the added element that a dark wash denim brings to this look…

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Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar, similar | Skirt: BarIII (old), similar, similar, LOVING this lace version | Necklace: Jeweliq | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Bracelet: Stella & Dot Renegade | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Ivanka Trump (on sale!!)

Yesterday I was absolutely thrilled to be featured as a favorite look for the weekly Trend Spin Link Up with The Fashion Canvas and Walking in Memphis In High Heels (two of my very favorite blogs!).  Be sure to stop by here and here to see my featured look and check out their cute blogs!

Happy hump day!

Gold Standard

I love the golden color of this skirt, the beautiful pleated material, and the hi-low cut. It is the embodiment of everything I love in a skirt. And even better than that, it’s just one of those pieces that every time I wear it, I am constantly being stopped and asked about it-which of course makes me feel kind of glamorous. Don’t you just love pieces that make you feel good like that? To me that is the whole point of fashion. A tool for us to use to express ourselves and build our confidence!

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Sweater: H&M, similar, similar | Skirt: BarIII (old), similar, similarsimilar | Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Leopard Pumps: Windsor (sold out), similar

So do you have a favorite piece in your closet that makes you feel extra special, or that stops people on the street?  If so, I would love to hear about it, so please feel free to leave a comment below.

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

Muah!

Oh Baby

It kind of feels like all of my friends are having babies, and that’s probably because, well, they are (some are even on their 2nd or 3rd!!). And so, I suppose I have reached the age where it is no longer about weddings and bachelorette parties, but more so about new family additions and baby showers. But as long as these new life events involve parties, then that is fine by me!

That said, I love a good excuse to host friends in our home. Whether it is for dinner, game night, or a party, you usually don’t have to ask me twice. So when one of my dear friends announced she was expecting, I was thrilled to be afforded the opportunity to co-host a shower at my house in her honor. And it was a fantastic baby shower, if I do say so myself. We had a lovely group of ladies, TONS of delicious food and sweets, and the mom-to-be received some beautiful presents.  We even played Mad Libs, and each created a hand-made onesie for the new babe. It was a lovely afternoon and I feel blessed to have been a part of the celebration. And it gave me the excuse to take the tags off my new hi-lo maxi skirt that I have been dying to wear…

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Skirt: BarIII via Macy’s (sold out online but still available in select stores that carry Impulse) similar

Striped Top: H&M (last year, but they sill have it in their basics department) similar, similar

Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs via Etsy

Rhinestone Necklace: JCrew

Long Necklace: Macy’s, similar

Gold Watch: Michael Kors

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Belt: Mossimo for Target

Cognac Pumps: Boutique in Florence, Italy (similar)

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I did this post about pairing navy and mustard together. And it looks like I am holding true to my word that it is a color combination that always works-no matter the season. But something about the rich golden color of this skirt makes it feel so perfectly suited for fall-maybe because it’s the color of autumn leaves.  And in addition to it’s gorgeous color, maxi skirts are perfect transitional pieces between seasons.  I can’t wait to come up with other fun ways to style this one over the next couple of months! Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

xx

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