Neon

You all probably know by now what a huge fan I am of army green.  But what you might not know, is that one of my favorite ways to wear it is with neon or a bright pop of color.  It’s a really easy way to change-up pieces you already have in your closet and give them a fresh new look.

Plus, I still can’t get over this studded jacket.  I’ve had it for 2 years now and I wear it all the time.  I would highly recommend it if you have been eyeing it.  It literally goes with everything and is fantastic quality.  You can also see how I styled it in the black here.

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Jacket: Lookbook Store, black version here

Peplum Top: JCP c/o (under $25!)

Skinnies: AG 

Necklace BaubleBar

Cuff: Stella & Dot 

Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto (rent them for free with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!)

Clutch: Clare V.

Pumps: Guess, also love these 

And can we just talk about the SNOW on the ground for a minute?  So crazy.  It was 70 on Monday, and then we had a huge storm roll in on Tuesday.  My poor flowers, and all of the blossoms on the trees!  Fortunately it’s supposed to warm up again over the weekend.  Just in time for Easter!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Citrus Punch

I would consider an outfit like the below to be my go-to look-a pretty button down, skinny jeans, a comfy pair of pumps, and some super fun accessories. In fact, this is the type of outfit that I constantly find myself gravitating towards-both in dressy (like this one) and casual versions. I guess I could call it my All Dolled Up uniform…

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Instagram Filter: Nashville

Neon Button Down: Express | Skinnies: Gap | Leopard Belt: Express | Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Aldo | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Steve Madden (old), similar | Bag: Michael Kors Limited Edition Hamilton (sold out in yellow) | Pumps: Alfani via Macy’s

If you are looking for a perfect fitting button down that comes in a variety of colors, in a gorgeous floaty material, then the Express Portofino shirt is for you.  I am beyond obsessed with not only the fit and fabric of this lovely shirt, but also with the vast array of drool worthy colors that it’s offered-definitely something for everyone.

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Thanks for reading!

xx

Three’s Company

When I was decorating my house (the fun part that finally came after the intense remodel), my mom shared the wisdom with me that everything looks better in sets of three. And, of course, through trial and error, I found that she is right (which of course she always is). So if you have the chance to come to my house, or check out posts I have done on home projects, take a look and you will find that all of my decor is done in sets of three, or in odd numbers-a terrific little secret to decorating that I have not only applied in my home, but also to fashion. Which of course brings me to the point of today’s post-color blocking.

Color blocking was HUGE this spring and summer and the trend is going to keep going strong into Fall. Hooray!!! Being the color person that I am, that makes me oh-so-very-happy. But one of the questions I am asked the most often is how to put together a color blocked look. And fortunately, the answer is pretty easy. Just like decorating, all you need to do is keep in mind the number three. I think most people gravitate towards putting together two colors when creating one of these looks, but three is really the way to go. And the easiest way to put together three colors (which anyone can do!) is to pick a solid color top, a different color solid bottom, and yet a different color solid shoe. Just make sure the tones of the color compliment each other and you will be set. And as you get more comfortable with color blocking you can also use your three colors in different ways, like I did below…

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Instagram Filter:  Amaro

Neon Purple Top:  American Eagle (recent)

Blue Skirt:  H&M (recent)

Neon Pink Belt:  Macy’s

Neon Pink Chain Earrings:  H&M

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Gold Chain Bracelets:  Oia Jules, Macy’s

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Cocktail Ring:  House of Harlow via Nordstrom

Neon Pink Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff via Bloomingdales

Nude Patent Shoes:  Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack

One of the things I love the most about this color blocked look is the mix of warm and cool tones.  I love the coolness of the blue skirt and purple top back to the pop of a warmer neon pink.  This outfit would also be great with yellow accessories, or neutral accessories and neon yellow shoes.  And not only is this a look that just about anyone can put together and with pieces you most likely already own, it’s also going to be a great way to sneak those neons and bright colors that we all love into the fall season!

xx