Mellow Yellow

First of all, I want to start by saying CONGRATULATIONS to Stefanie Gladden (stephaniegladden)!! You are the lucky winner of the $50 JCrew Gift Card! Please shoot me an email: abby_doll@hotmail.com so we can touch base and work out the details!

And in other news, just wanted to share a quick post with you all today showcasing one of my favorite color combos of the moment-neon yellow and silver metallic.

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Yellow Lace Top: Forever21 (old), similarsimilar, similar | Black Crops: Gap | Necklaces:  Tiffany and Co. | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Amazon | Clutch: Hobo International | Metallic Pumps: Target

Hope you are having a wonderful week.  Thanks so much for reading!

xx

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Neon Dream

It sure was a busy weekend for the Doll family here in the SLC. Two birthday celebrations, two barbeques, and one girl’s night out in Park City made for lots of good memories and laughs with friends. And on top of all of the fun , the weather finally decided to cooperate. So to kick off a weekend full of sunshine and celebrations, I thought it was only fitting to break out one of my very favorite color combinations of the season-neon yellow and grey…

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Blazer: H&M (old), similar, similar | Neon Button Down: Express | Skinnies:  American Eagle | Belt: Cotton On (old), similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Juicy Couture (similar), Tiffany and Co. | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Coach (old) | Pumps: Target (also loving this style)

I have been on the hunt for a pair of metallic pumps for the last couple of months.  But since my guess is this will be a fleeting trend (and I’m trying to save up for sandals!), I wanted to find an affordable option.  So I was beyond thrilled when I stumbled upon this pair from Target on sale for only $14.95.  And not only were they a fantastic bargain, but they are really comfortable too.  Talk about an amzing deal!!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

xx

Change in the Air

I hate to admit, but I can already feel it. Fall is starting to creep into late summer afternoons, the mornings and evenings are a little crisper, and long, lazy, sunlit summer nights are growing noticeably shorter each day. And while I adore fall, I can’t help but grieve the passing of summer every year. But, fortunately, in what could only be described as a coping mechanism fueled by my subconscious, I am suddenly gravitating towards richer colors and earthy pieces, and craving layers, scarves, and boots-a few of my favorite fall things.

So when I was packing to spend this past weekend in Sun Valley with one of my best friend’s from college, I knew that I wanted to bring pieces that still felt like summer but that were easy to layer in anticipation of an even more  palpable  feeling of fall in the air.  And I couldn’t find anything more perfect in my closet than the below maxi dress-strapless with a high slit, but casual in fabric and print, neutral in color, and the perfect companion for a cardigan or dark denim jacket to keep me warm on chilly August evenings in one of my favorite mountain towns…

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Dress:  Bar III via Macy’s

Large Gold Cuff:  H&M

Gold Chain Bracelet:  Oia Jules

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Gold Necklaces:  Macy’s

Turquoise Cocktail Ring:  Sundance Catalog

Cat Eye Sunglasses:  LuLus

Gold Sandals:  Mossimo for Target (old)

So while I will no doubt continue taking advantage of the warm weather and summer fashion for as long as I possibly can, pieces like this maxi will continue becoming increasingly more appealing-summer in style yet fall in their coloring making them easily transitional from this season to the next. Perfect hybrid pieces to fill the spaces in between…

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Mixology

I love mixing stripes together! It is one of my absolute favorite looks-well, that and mixing stripes and polka dots. And while it might seem counter intuitive, it is more do-able than one might think. The only thing to keep in mind is some sort of contrast, whether it be in color, size, or direction.

When I bought the below skirt (which you can also see here), I didn’t just buy it because of my fondness for stripes, but because I also knew it would be a great base piece that I could use to create a variety of looks.  And even though I always seem to gravitate towards creating more nautical looks with this skirt, I have gotten quite a bit of use out of it.  But it occurred to me last week that one thing I hadn’t tried was pairing it back to a striped top. And because of its wide stripe, I knew it would be an excellent candidate to pair back to my favorite mini-stripe one-shoulder top. Slightly nautical, yet playful and fun-the  perfect outfit to keep me cool on a super hot evening here in the SLC.

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Mini-Striped Top:  Wet Seal (old)

Striped Skirt:  H&M

Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Watch:  Michael Kors

Earrings:  The Icing

Belt:  Mossimo for Target

Striped Cross Body Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC

Shoes:  Dolce Vita Jude

And not only do I love mixing stripes, but I also love a good one-shoulder top or dress.  It is one of my favorite silhouettes-such a fun, yet refined look.  It always makes me feel a little extra glamorous and is a good way to step up a look without really putting forth much extra effort-anything that shows a little extra shoulder is a winner in my book!

Happy Monday!

xx

My New Vest Friend

Ok, ok, if you haven’t noticed already, I am completely obsessed with my denim vest. To be honest, I didn’t really think these would ever make a come back, and I definitely didn’t think I would ever be so enamored with them if they ever did. BUT, I suppose stranger things have happened! And so with that, here are a few reasons why I love it so-an ode to my denim vest if you will:

1. It’s denim, and denim rocks

2. It’s an easy way to change up an outfit

3. It’s the ideal piece to layer over a maxi or sundress, and goes with just about anything (with the exception of same-colored denim bottoms, of course)

4. It’s the perfect way to dress down that dress that is just a little too dressy for normal wear

5. The frayed edges give it little edge making it the perfect partner for something super sweet (like lace!)

6. It reminds me of the ’80’s (pretty much the best decade ever)

7. The cropped styling makes it super flattering as it hits at the smallest part of your waist

8.  It’s not just a piece of clothing, it’s also an accessory

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Denim Vest:  Macy’s (recent) similar here, here, and here

Chartreuse Lace Dress:  Cotton On

Belt:  Mossimo for Target (old)

Bracelets:  Gold w/ Heart oiajules via Etsy, Gold with Pink Macy’s (recent)

Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Caged Wedges:  Crown Vintage via DSW (last summer)

So not only did I want to give a shout out to my denim vest in this post, but I also wanted to tell you how HAPPY I am that we now have Cotton On in our market.  Cotton On is an Australian based company that my little brother introduced me to years ago when my family was visiting him in Australia.  And let me tell you, I fell in LOVE with it while we were there.  So when it recently came to the states, I was ecstatic.  I guess you could say that Cotton On  is similar to H&M, but a little more on the hipster side-a beachy, cool Australia feel, if you will.  And  not only that, but the prices are fantastic, they have tons of great color (my lace dress above came in about 5 other colors) and lots of really fun accessories.  So if you have one near you, make sure and check out-it will be well worth your time.  And don’t forget to pick yourself up a denim vest if you haven’t already-it will no doubt become a go-to summer staple in your closet. 

And good news!  The weekend is almost here!!  🙂 Happy  Thursday, everyone!!

xx

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