The Denim Jacket

Last week I wrote a post about wardrobe staples.  And today, I wanted to talk specifically about one of the items that I had on my list.  And that, my friends, is a denim jacket.  I wear mine constantly (which y’all have probably noticed on the blog and on my Instagram).  It’s a great layering piece, and obviously a great jacket for milder temps.  And not only that, but it can be worn with dresses, pants, or skirts-dressed up or dressed down.  I am telling you ladies, a denim jacket is season-less, timeless, and it’s a fairly inexpensive investment (which makes it an easy addition to any closet)!  So if you don’t have a denim jacket in your wardrobe, be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post, because I’ve cut out the leg work and have rounded up my favorites just for all of you…

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Jacket: JCrew (On sale for under $50!!! It does run a bit big, so size down-I’m wearing an xs and am usually a small), also love this, this, this, and this | Gray Tunic: Banana Republic | Silk Layering Tee: Express | Ponte Pants: JCrew | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), just ordered this one | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Booties: Steve Madden via DSW

And in case you didn’t notice, I guess I should point out that I am wearing all of the wardrobe staples that I talked about in my post last week-not just the denim jacket.  I am telling you guys, staple items are the key to a great wardrobe.

Hope your week is off to a great start!  Thank you for stopping by!

 

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Mad Hatter

I can’t stop wearing hats this Fall.  They might just be my favorite trend.  And swingy, comfy sweaters? Another closet staple.  So if you are looking to update your wardrobe this season, I highly recommend considering a  new floppy hat and a comfy, cozy sweater (or two) in a rich jewel tone.

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Sweater: H&M, similar | Skinnies: 7 for All Mankind | Necklace: The Limited (obsessed!) | Hat: Bohme | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps: Ivanka Trump (last year), loving these, and these

LIPS: Rebel by MAC (looks amazing on everyone-trust me!)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Happy Monday!!!

 

Blanketed

I am a big fan of the blanket scarf trend.  When the temps drops and there is snow on the ground, there is just something so cozy and comforting about wrapping up in one.  So when I was in SF a couple of weeks ago for business meetings, I popped into Zara to check out their assortment for the season (since they are the authority in chic blanket scarves).  And I have to say that while I was smitten with the entire collection (and a lot of other things in the store, for that matter), the scarf below was the one that stole my heart.  And now that it has finally cooled off in the SLC, I can already tell that it is going to be a go-to item in my closet this season!

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Jacket: Forever21 (old), similar, just got this one (it’s on sale for under $50 and MUCH cuter in person!) | Skinnies: American Eagle (love their new denim X-it holds it’s shape really well AND it’s super affordable!) | Scarf: Zara, similar, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Michael Kors | Booties: BCBG via TJMaxx, LOVE these

Hope you are all having a fantastic start to your week!  And don’t forget to swing by my Instagram (alldolledupblog) and check out all of the great items I have for sale from my closet!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

Casual Friday

Stripes, camo, and leopard…together?  You bet!  Nothing better than mixing a few favorite prints.  And to sweeten the pot?  Why not add a vest, your favorite denim, and some basic gold jewelry.  And voila!  You are ready to take on the weekend in comfortable, casual style!

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Tee: Gap (old), similar, similar, similar | Vest: Uptown Cheapskate c/o, similar, similar | Skinnies: American Eagle (obsessed and they’re on sale!) | Necklace: INC, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Nordstrom, similar, similar

And ladies, if you are in the SLC, a new Uptown Cheapskate location just opened up in Sugarhouse!  I had the privilege of attending their grand opening last week, and let me tell you, the store is darling and they have so many fantastic things in stock right now!  So if you are out doing a little shopping this weekend, be sure to stop by and check them out! OR if you need a little extra cash, they will buy your gently used, name brand clothing from you.  Now how sweet is that?

Happy weekend friends!

 

 

 

 

 

Flower Power

I don’t normally find myself gravitating towards floral prints.  But when I saw this top at JCrew (it’s on clearance right now, by the way), I think I fell in love a little. It’s such an easy, breezy piece for summer and a perfect match back to shorts.  But I’m also envisioning styling it back to denim and taking it into the early fall season layered with a leather or jean jacket.  And while I’m certainly not ready for the warmer months to end, it’s definitely time to start strategizing how to take your summer wardrobe into fall!

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Top: JCrew (on sale!) | Shorts: JCrew (on sale for under $30!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (last season), similar, similar | Cuffs: Nordstrom, Forever21 (old), similar, LOVE this one | Ring: KiraKira | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar (under$10!) | Bag: Michael Kors Selma (last season), LOVE this and this (both on sale!) | Heels: Jessica Simpson (soooo comfy and they’re on sale!)

Can you believe we are already starting to talk about how to transition our summer wardrobes into Fall?  I sure wish I could slow down time a bit-or even better yet, extend summer for a couple of months!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Think Pink

Quick (late!) post coming to you guys today.  This was actually a recent outfit that I wore to work and I just had to share because I am loving bubble gum pink so much this summer.  It is a fantastic, versatile color and of course pairs perfectly back to black skinnies and nude pumps with a pop of leopard!

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Blouse: Express (sleeveless version of my favorite Portofino shirt!) | Skinnies: Gap (LOVE these AND they’re on sale!!!) | Necklaces: Stella & Dot (also comes in silver!), House of Harlow | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: Dolce Vita  (in love)

Thank you guys so much for stopping by!  I am so excited to be heading to Bozeman, Montana (I used to live there!) this afternoon to celebrate the wedding of two very dear friends this weekend.  And then we are off to spend the 4th of July in Red Lodge.  It is going to be a crazy long road trip, but I seriously can’t wait!

Happy Thursday!

 

 

 

Pink and Blue

I love the combination of pink and blue together.  In fact, it’s one of my all time favorite color combinations.  And another current favorite?  These ah-mazing pink lace up heels

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Button Down: JCrew (on sale for under $30!), similar | Skinnies: American Eagle, also love these | Necklaces: Keti Sorely Designs, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Michael Kors Selma (sold out), new version | Heels: JustFab

I am off to Wyoming on a business trip today, which is the just the beginning of my crazy travel schedule this summer!  I guess I better brace myself!

Thanks 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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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!

 

 

 

Macy’s Friends and Family Sale

I LOVE the semi-annual Macy’s Friends and Family sale!  It’s a great time to pick up those designer brands we all love (that never seem to go on sale) for 25% off! Below are a few things I have my eye on, but there are a lot of great deals to be had. So be sure to stop by your local Macy’s or check out the sale online.  Happy shopping!Macy's Friends and Family Sale
Happy hump day, dolls!

Red Pop

Listen up ladies, red isn’t just for the holiday season anymore!  Paired with the right color combinations (think neutrals!!), red is a color we should be wearing all. year. long.  And while I typically tend to shy away from reds during the warmer months (as I’m sure we all tend to do), paired back to nudes and light wash denim, red really is the perfect pop of color for Spring!

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Red Blazer: Forever21 (old), similarsimilar, similarsimilar

Cami: Express (best cami ever AND it’s reversible!!), similar

Boyfriend Jeans: Gap, similar, LOVING these

Necklace: Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Ring: House of Harlow, smaller size (both come in fun colors!)

Sunnies: Karen Walker

Bag: Michael Kors Selma (Spring 2013 collection), Spring 2014 version (on sale!), LOVING this studded bag

Pumps: Ivanka Trump, also here, craving these and these

Lips: YSL #1

Also, can we just talk for a second about how gorgeous the blooms are on the tree behind me in these photos?  It feels like our entire yard just blossomed overnight.  Oh how I love the Spring season!

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