In The Details

I’m not sure why, but I always feel like it’s more challenging to find cute long sleeved tops then it is to find cute short sleeve or sleeveless tops.  So when I find one, I typically tend to snatch it right up.  And the long sleeve top in today’s is exactly one of those pieces.  Not only is it darling and a great price point, but the white is on trend for the season, and all of the pretty embroidered colors will make it easy to style a number of different ways. It’s pretty much a no-brainer to add to your wardrobe this Spring.  And if you’re not a fan of white, don’t worry, it comes in navy too!

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Top: Chic Wish c/o, also comes in navy here, (less than $45!!)!

Skinnies: AG Farrah (25% off with code: FRIEND at checkout)

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Bag: Phillip Lim 3.1 (25% off with code: INTHEFAM at checkout)

Sunnies: Karen Walker (on sale today for 25% off with code: INTHEFAM)

Heels: Marc Fisher (old), love these and these

Hope you are all having a great start to your week!  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

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Romper Style

So now that I’ve decided I can wear the off-the-shoulder trend (see this post where I talk about how I didn’t think it would work for my body type), I can’t seem to get enough of it.  Ha!  Isn’t that the way that it always goes.  But I have to say that for me lately, it doesn’t get much better than an off-the-shoulder romper.  My husband and I love to bike in the summer and often ride our tandem road bike to dinner or drinks and apps, so I am always looking for cute outfits that are appropriate for bike riding AND date night (which is much harder than you would think!).  But I have found that rompers, above all else, always seem to fit the bill.  Especially when they cost less than $20!!

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Romper: SheIn c/o (under $30!!!) | Ring: Macy’s (anniversary gift from my sweet hubby!) | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Heels: Marc Fisher (old), similar here and here

Happy, happy Friday sweet friends!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  And don’t forget, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends Sunday.  So don’t miss out on your chance to save a ton on a lot of amazing outfits.  You can see all of my top picks here and here.  AND most are under $100.  Can’t beat that!

 

Proud To Be An American

I had good intentions of getting this post up in time for Memorial Day, but ended up being too busy having fun with my family (who was in town for the weekend) to sit down and do any blogging.  So my apologies for the absence of outfit posts the past few days!  But since I’m really digging the patriotic feel of what I wore for our Memorial Day BBQ, I still wanted to share it with all of you!

I love the combination of red, white, and blue-or in this case, neon coral, white, and blue.  And of course what could be more American than adding a little pop of denim to an ensemble?  So even though Memorial Day weekend has (sadly) come and gone, I love this outfit for a multitude of different summer occasions-including the 4th of July, or really any summer BBQ for that matter….

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Dress: Macy’s (old), LOVE this one (and it’s on sale!) similar, similar | Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, just purchased this one | Necklaces: House of Harlow here and here | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Pumps: Marc Fishersimilar, similar

I hope that you all a wonderful, long, relaxing, and fun holiday weekend!

Now, here’s to a four day work week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel Creek

If you know me personally, then you know I LOVE music.  And if you don’t, well now you know.  I also have a pretty broad taste in music, thanks to my dad’s influence growing up and studying and pursuing music in college.  And while my love for music is broad, there are a handful of bands/musicians that are especially near and dear to my heart.  And one of those such bands is Nickel Creek.  I have been a huge fan of theirs since the late ’90’s when I first fell in love with country and bluegrass.  And when they broke up in 2007 before I had a chance to see them live, I was pretty devastated.  So when they announced they were getting back together this year and starting to tour in May-I knew I absolutely had to see them.  And as luck would have it, the 3rd stop on their Dotted Line tour just happened to be in Salt Lake City.  So J and I scored amazing 3rd row tickets and have been counting down the days to the show.  And I have got to tell you, the musical talent that this band possesses is truly mind-blowing.  It was an absolutely incredible show and I can’t stop smiling today thinking of the magic we saw last night up on that stage.  So if you love bluegrass or appreciate musical talent, then check and see if Nickel Creek is coming to your town.  And if they are, GO SEE THEM!  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Now on to today’s outfit, which is actually what I wore to the show last night.  Casual, but cool with a fun pop of color.  When I go to a concert or show I always like to wear a cute tank/cami with a jacket so that I can take the jacket off if I get warm, or leave it on if the venue is cool.  In my book, it’s always good to be prepared for either possibility.  I am also a high heel kind of girl, but always make sure to wear my comfy heels so that my feet can be sure to last through a night of dancing…

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Jacket: JCrew (ON SALE!! also, it runs big, so size down)

Cami: Express, similar, similar

Skinnies: American Eagle

Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq (only $25!)

Monogram: Keti Sorely Designs

Ring: Kira Kira (obsessed!)

Watch: Michael Kors (sold out), similar

Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Clutch: Steve Madden (old), similar, similar

Pumps:  Marc Fisher (old), similar, similarsimilar

Hope you all are having a great week.  I am so happy that the weekend is finally in sight!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

Back To Basics

Sometimes when I am shooting outfits for the blog, I feel like I need to layer on extravagant jewelry and accessories, and create outfits with lots of details and interest.  I mean obviously, those types of things photograph better, and I, of course love the challenge of coming up with unique combinations of patterns and accessories to share with you guys (not to mention that it keeps you all interested)!  But on a daily basis, my style is really pretty simple.  And so today, I thought I’d take you back to the basics and share with you an outfit you would most likely catch me in during the work week: a go-to pair of black skinnies, a comfy button down, minimal jewelry, and a great pair of pumps.  Ok, ok, so maybe the pumps aren’t so basic.  But what can I say?  Shoes are my weakness!

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Button Down: Gap (on major sale!) also love this one, and this one

Skinnies: American Eagle

Necklaces: Monogram (gift) LOVE this one, Tiffany and Co.

Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Ray-Ban 62mm

Bag: Coach Bleecker Riley Carryall

Heels: Report Signature via DSW (under$50 and SUPER comfy!)

Lips: Sweet Experience by Mac (limited edition!)

And to see more of my casual, everyday fashion, be sure to follow along on Instagram.  If you caught Friday’s post, then you know I post a lot of outfits on Instagram that don’t necessarily always make it to the blog.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!

P.S. Can you believe the snow on the mountains behind me?  We had been having such gorgeous weather and then over the weekend, it turned on a dime.  Gotta love spring in the Rockies!

 

Candy Crush

Well no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t quite make it a week without these pumps making an appearance on the blog.  I just love the fun pop of color they bring to any outfit.  So if you don’t have a fun, candy colored pump in your wardrobe, then its high time to add a pair!  I promise,  you will get more wear out of them than you could even anticipate!

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Sweater: Kensie

Skinnies: 7 for all mankind

Necklace: JCrew (50% off!)

Watch: Michael Kors via TJMaxx, similar

Sunnies: Karen Walker

Clutch: American Eagle (old), similar, LOVING this one

Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), similar, similar, similar, similar

I am heading home after a quick business trip this afternoon and am so looking forward to spending the holiday weekend with family and friends.

Wishing you and yours happy weekend and a blessed Easter!

Thanks for popping by!

 

 

 

Sequin Peplum

I knew the second I saw this top in person that I had to have it.  I had seen it on the Banana Republic website, but didn’t realize just how gorgeous it was until I saw it in the store. This top is absolutely the prettiest mix of a sequined floral print, with just a touch of neon piping.  And I have to say, it is one of those extra special pieces that only seem to come around every once in a while. And even though sometimes they take  a little seeking out, every girl should have a couple of these extra special pieces in her wardrobe!

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Sequin Peplum: Banana Republic (on sale!! check in store for additional sizes, also this top runs really small, I would size up 1-2 sizes), LOVE this one (on sale), similar, similar 

Button down: ArdenB (old), similar (and also the best shirt ever!) 

Skinnies: 7 for all mankind 

Watch: Michael Kors via TJMaxx 

Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper 

Bag: Michael Kors Slema (old), this year’s version, LOVING this one 

Pumps: Marc Fisher (on sale!), similar

Lips: YSL #1

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!  I know I for one cannot believe it’s Monday again already.  Or April for that matter!  These last few months have really flown by.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Shifting

I’m not ready to give up my dresses just yet-nor am I ready to break out the tights just yet either.  So I’ve found that the best way to extend the life of my favorite dresses into the Fall season is with a little layering.  And I am absolutely loving the look of a casual chambray shirt back to a more dressed up shift dress. For me, it’s the perfect alternative to a basic cardigan…

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Chambray Shirt: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Shift Dress: Gap (old), similar, similar | Necklace: JCrew | Bracelets: Juicy Couture, Aldo | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: Aldo (old), similar

I hope you all are having a fantastic week.  I am hitting the road again for work today, which always makes things a little hectic in my life.  But be sure to stop by again tomorrow for another new outfit post!

FPF: Montana Love Tee

I will always have a love affair with my home state of Montana. There is just something so special about it that I can’t explain. It was the most incredible place to grow up and someday I hope I can raise my children there, or that it will, at the very least, be an important part of their lives too. And because I was lucky enough to marry a man who loves Montana as much as I do, every summer, J and I make a trip back to my hometown to soak in the beauty, the serenity, and all of the amazing-ness that is Montana. And this year’s vacation, as usual, was the high light of my summer. So when I saw these cute Montana Shirt Co. Tee’s everywhere on Facebook and realized their shop was located in my hometown, I knew I needed to get one so I could express my love for my home state with pride anytime, anywhere…

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Montana Tee: Montana Shirt Co. | Jeans: Joe’s (same style, different wash) | Necklace: GroopDealz, similar | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Pumps: Marc Fischer

Be sure to stop by Montana Shirt Co. and check out their assortment of tee’s, tanks and hoodies.  They have a ton of cute stuff and the quality is fantastic.  But be sure to order at least a size up-the women’s tee’s run pretty small.

Hope you all had a fantastic week.  Happy Friday!!!!!

Half Tucked

I love the half tuck. It’s an easy way shake things up a bit and the perfect balance between looking casual and polished. And while I usually prefer to wear this look with a belt, this time I went without.  And in this instance, I think it lends itself particularly well back to distressed denim…20130527-223614.jpg

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Striped Buttondown: JCrew, similar, similar, similar| Distressed Denim: American Eagle | Necklace: TJMaxx (old), similar | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Mix No. 9

I have to admit that  my mom and I had a good laugh about the half tuck while my family was in town for the holiday weekend. You see, the half tuck is a casual look that my dad has been rocking for as long as I can remember.  And while we have always teased him about it (also for as long I can remember), it’s a great example of how cyclical fashion can be.  Hold onto something long enough and it’s bound to come back around…

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!

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