Golden Hour

This past weekend, J and I had a little staycation up in Park City.  And even though it was officially the last weekend of summer, the Fall season has already crept into the mountains.  The leaves are starting to change colors and it was definitely jacket weather.  But since I’m not ready to give up dresses quite yet, I am extending their seasonality by pairing them back to denim and leather jackets.  And I’ve got to say, summer to fall transitional fashions are some favorite looks to put together!

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Dress: Rachel Roy (on sale for under $30-runs small so size up!), similar, similar | Denim Jacket: JCrew (on sale for under $60!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Cuff: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar, LOVE this one | Wedges: Material Girl via Macy’s (sold out), similar

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

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Repeat

Ok guys, I have a confession to make.  A lot of times when it comes to fashion, I can be rather boring.  When I find an outfit combo that works, I often times just continue to repeat it, or slight variations of it (over and over).  Take today’s post for example.  I love the way this dress looks back to denim and a pop of neon, and if you remember this post, then today’s outfit might look awfully familiar to you.  In all honesty though, I think it’s smart to remix your wardrobe-particularly if you are on a clothing budget or don’t love to shop.  And dresses are a great starting piece that are easy to wear over and over in lots of different variations across multiple seasons…

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Dress: Francesca’s (old), similar, similar, similar | Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: The Brass Monkey (local boutique), love this one, House of Harlow | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similarsimilar | Sunnies: Target (old), similar | Wedges: Macy’s (LOVE them and they’re on sale for under $40!)

Happy Tuesday, y’all!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

MashUp

Sometimes one of my favorite things about fashion is paring things together that don’t necessarily go together.  And the mashup of this skirt and top is a prime example. But I have to say, I am loving the unexpected contrast of neon back to classic black and white.  And can we talk about this necklace from Ily Couture for minute?  Talk about swoon-worthy!  It just might be my favorite accessory of the summer!

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Tank: Victoria’s Secret Pink (LOVE these and you can get 2 on for only $32!) | Skirt: Kensie (on sale!) | Necklace: Ily Couture (obsessed!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban (on sale!) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: Nine West

It’s been a completely crazy week  at work for me, so I am feeling proud of myself for managing to get a post up today! 🙂  Hope your week has been a little more mellow than mine!

Thank goodness the weekend is in sight!

 

 

Short Story

I used to think the combo of shorts and heels together was kind of silly.  But I have to admit, I am a total convert and wearing heels and shorts together is a summer staple for me. When the weather heats up, I am all about fashion short cuts, and adding heels to any outfit (specifically shorts), is a perfect and easy way to glam up a super casual look…

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Tee: American Eagle (sold out), similarshort sleeve version

Shorts: JCrew (last summer) similar, obsessed with this seersucker version, and LOVE these (on sale!)

Necklace: JCrew

Sunnies: Ray-ban (62mm)

Bag: Steve Madden (old), obsessed with this one AND this one!

Heels: INC (SUPER comfy and come in lots of fun colors AND they’re on sale!)

If you don’t already, be sure to follow my Instagram account (alldolledupblog) for more outfit inspiration and insight into my fashion (and life!) adventures!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

I travel a lot both personally and professionally, so am always on the hunt for comfy layering pieces to keep me cozy to and fro.  So when ToAdorn (one of my very favorite daily deal sites) gifted me this darling cardigan from Tara Lynn’s Boutique, I knew it was going to be a staple piece in my wardrobe. And it most definitely is.  It’s just one of those easy pieces that can be tossed on over just about anything, can be easily tucked into your purse or carry on for travel, and my very favorite part (besides the stripes, obviously)?  The cute suede elbow patches!

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Cardigan: Tara Lynn’s Boutique c/o ToAdorn

T-Shirt: JCrew (sold out) love this and this

Skinnies: 7 for all mankind (on sale!!)

Panama Hat: Target, similar

Sunnies: Ray-Ban (62mm) (on sale!)

Bag: Steve Madden (old), craving this one

Pumps: Aldo (old), LOVE these for summer

Lips: MAC Razzle Dazzle

Thank you so much for stopping by to say “hello”.

Happy, happy weekend!

Graphic

I am really into graphic tees right now. Like, really into them. I love the idea of throwing on a tee-shirt back to a ripped up pair of jeans and then adding fancy heels and accessories to dress up the look. I guess maybe it makes me a feel a little rock and roll. Plus, it’s a great way to be super comfy while looking put together at the same time.

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Tank: TJMaxx, similar, loving this one, and this one | Jeans: American Eagle | Feather Earrings: Forever21 (old), similar | Cuff:  Fair Trade (local boutique), loving this one | Sunnies: Target (old), similar | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society

So I have to say, as much as I love graphic tee’s, I do find it a little difficult to find a good one.  It seems to me that more often than not, the sayings on them tend to be a little young, or too cliché for me to want to broadcast on my body.   So if you are on the hunt for one (and you should be!) the best luck I’ve had in finding cute, age appropriate graphic tee’s is at JCrew, JCrew Factory, American Eagle, and TJMaxx.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend.  Can you believe that it’s almost Labor Day?  I know that I sure can’t.

Summer Brights

I love neon. Especially a nice, bright neon yellow. And while it isn’t the easiest shade to wear, yellow in general is my absolute favorite color, so I’m partial. Which is why, of course, I couldn’t resist this pretty top. And while I can’t recommend this hue for everyone, what I can recommend is a pretty, dressed-up tank back to ripped jeans and heels for a summer night out on the town…

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Neon Top: Vince Camuto | Ripped Jeans: American Eagle | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, Stella & Dot | Necklace:  JCrew, JCrew | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar, similar | Pumps: Michael Kors

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was unbelievably busy, but filled with some of my favorite things including friends, biking, marbles, vino, time with the littles, root beer floats, and long evenings spent enjoying our deck.  Oh how I love this time of year!

If you haven’t entered the JCrew gift card giveaway, click here to enter for your chance to win!

xx

80’s Accent

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. I love neon. And despite being raised in the 80’s, I am still working on getting my neon fix. But instead of layering multiple neons together, I am loving it as an accent, especially when paired back to unexpected neutrals!

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Silk Heart Button Down:  JCrew, similar,  | Sequin Heart Sweatshirt:  Forever21 | Boyfriend Jeans:  Rich & Skinny  | Monogram Necklace:  Kraftshop | Earrings:  Givenchy |  Bracelet:  Stella and Dot | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  Target (old) | Bag:  Steve Madden (on sale!!) | Shoes:  Aldo for Nordstrom (old), similar

Another trend that I am loving right now is the embellished sweatshirt.  Really, how fun that we have the option to be totally and completely comfortable while still adding a touch of sparkle! 

Hope everyone is having a fantastic week.  Thanks for reading!

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Take A Walk On The Wild Side

I heart leopard pants. And while I know they seem like a scary and silly thing to add to your wardrobe, I urge you to step out of that comfort zone of yours and try a pair. I swear, every time put mine on, I feel sassy, and fun, and super stylish. Plus they are surprisingly flattering. Especially if you go with a smaller print, like I talked about in this post.

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Off-The-Shoulder Top: H&M (old) similar

Leopard Pants: Else by Joe’s Jeans (exclusively at Macy’s)

Earrings: The Icing

Black Cocktail Ring: Florence, Italy

Bracelet: Target (old)

Watch: Michael Kors

Bag: Steven by Steve Madden

Wedges: Madden Girl by Steve Madden

My parents were in town over the weekend and my dad wanted to watch J and I take blog photos-which was somewhat awkward for me, but sweet that he wanted to see how this whole blogging thing works. And while he couldn’t have been more supportive, I have to say that he was not nearly as appreciative of my leopard pants as I hope you all will be! I suppose they are just one more thing we can add to the list of things men don’t understand. 😉

Sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts out to my all of my friends on the east coast. Stay safe!

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Saturdays in the Park

I love Saturdays in the Fall. My hubby races Cyclocross (a hybrid sport of mountain biking and road biking), and I look forward to getting out the cowbell and our SLR each weekend to cheer him on and snap photos of him for a change. It’s so nice to be out in the crisp fall air and have the opportunity to see so many different parks and areas around Utah that we normally wouldn’t get to explore!

This past Saturday brought us up to beautiful Ogden for race day. And while most races are in the morning and you can normally find me straight from boot camp running around the course in my LuluLemon gear and tennis shoes, this was an afternoon race so I actually had to wear real clothes for the occasion. However, I found myself a bit stumped as to what real clothes I could wear both to the race and then directly out for beers with friends following. I seem to have an easy time getting super dressed up or being super casual, but it’s the in between that I always find to be a struggle. So I did what any strategic thinking fashionista would do and I pulled out my favorite grey tee, my most comfy skinny jeans, my best worn in boots (with just enough of a heel that I could run around but not feel frumpy), and then threw on some fun jewelry and a leopard cardi for some spunk. And I have to say, it ended up being the perfect outfit for a casual, fun fall day.

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Grey Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink Essential V-Neck Tee (these are THE BEST!)

Leopard Cardi: H&M (last year) similar, similar, similar

Skinny Jeans: The Gap

Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely via Etsy

Long Gold Necklace: Macy’s

Stone Charm: Stella and Dot

Silver Bracelets: Tiffany and Co.

Gold Charm Bracelet: Juicy Couture via Nordstrom Rack

Gold Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Neon Bag: Steven by Steve Madden

Gold Aviators: Steve Madden via TJMaxx

Cognac Boots: Aldo Farmar (last fall) similar

Neon was all the rage this past summer and will continue to be an important trend through the end of 2013. And while it does pose to be a bit more challenging, it is perfectly acceptable to layer it into your fall and winter wardrobe. When I bought my neon yellow bag a couple of months ago, I actually bought it with fall in mind. I knew it would look fantastic back to both grey and cognac and would be a great and simple way to add a pop of color to more earthy, cool weather looks. How would you style neon back to your fall neutrals?

xx

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