Neon Mono

I love a good monochromatic combination.  And while my instinct is usually to use neutrals for monochromatic looks, this necklace/sweater combo has convinced me that it works really well with with color (especially neon!) too!!

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Sweater: Forever21, similar, similar | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: JCrew (on sale!) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Boots: Aldo (old), similar

Hope you are all having a great week so far!  I am in Wyoming on a work trip braving the severe cold.  Kind of a shock to the system after 10 days in Nicaragua and spring-like temps in the SLC!  Brrrrrrrr….

Thanks for stopping by!

Vacation Style

Hola!! This morning I am writing this post to you guys from San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.  If you checked out any of last week’s posts, or follow me on Instagram (alldolledupblog), then you know Justin and I are on vacation.  And what a glorious vacation it has been!  This is our 2nd time in SJDS and we are absolutely in love.  Beautiful town, wonderful people, and an incredibly laid back lifestyle which has made it pretty easy for us to just kick back and relax.  The biggest question of the day tends to be whether to go to the beach (surfing for J), or hang by the pool at our house.

We didn’t bring our DSLR with us, so J snapped these photos with his phone out on our patio while we were enjoying our favorite time of the day here…the sunset.  Even Jack (our guard dog), loves to sit and watch the sunset with us and insisted in being in some of the photos with me. 🙂  Maxi skirts, minimal jewelry, and bright tanks have pretty much been my go-to uniform since we’ve been here (outside of bathing suits).  And I am loving the super high slit of this maxi.  Pretty sure it’s my favorite thing that I packed-not to mention that it cost less than $20!!!  Tough to beat that!

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Tank: JCrew, similar | Maxi: Forever21, similar, similar | Necklace: JCrew (on sale!) | Cuff: Lucky | Sunnies: Ray-Ban, less expensive version | Sandals: Target (old), similar 

Be sure to follow along on Instagram (alldolledupblog) to see more of our vacation pics and keep up with our Nicaraguan adventure.

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

Grounded

You might have guessed pink, but yellow is actually my very favorite color.  And one of my favorite ways to wear it as of late is in a neon hue back to black with a pop of leopard.  And while I believe it’s perfectly acceptable to wear neon and bright colors all year round (and do!) during the colder months, it is good to ground them with darker colors making your brights feel more appropriate for the season…

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Pencil Skirt: JCrew, similar, similar | Black Turtleneck: Gap | Belt: Express (old), similar, similar | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Earrings: gift from my Auntie | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea |  Clutch: Coach Legacy | Studded Pumps: Sole Society via Nordstrom

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.  I’ve got to tell you, I am so happy it’s Wednesday and we are at the halfway point.  Now if the weekend would just hurry up and get here already!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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 Nights

Last night J and I went with some of our best friends to see one of our favorite musicians at one of the most beautiful amphitheaters ever-Michael Franti and Spearhead at Red Butte Gardens. It was an absolutely perfect night and we had an amazing time. And even though it was a little hot, we still decided to ride our vintage cruisers to the show so we didn’t have to deal with parking-and it was well worth the sweat. A perfect summer night that only served to remind me why I never want to see summer go…

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Tank: JCrew (on sale for under $10!) | Jeans: Rich & Skinny (old), similar | Cuff:  Fair Trade | Earrings: GroopDealz, LOVE these| Sunnies: Nordstrom | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Flip Flops: Dini’s Los Angeles for Havianas

While this outfit is extremely casual, I have to say that I am loving all of the playful colors.  Red and pink are a favorite color combo of mine and I am loving the pops of neon back to the mirrored aviators.  Who says comfort can’t be fun?

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

White Out

I love wearing white in the summer time. It looks so crisp and fresh and is the perfect complement to a sun-kissed glow. And while it seems obvious to gravitate towards white pants, shorts, and dresses, I think a white skirt is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. It’s a versatile piece that can easily be dressed up (with a silky blouse) or down(with a fun graphic tee) and transitions perfectly from day to night (think blazer for the daylight hours). Plus, it’s the perfect canvas for accessorizing with a little sparkle and a splash of color…

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Tank: JCrew Factory (old), similar | Skirt: BCBG (old), similarsimilar, similar, similar | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Kraftshop | Bracelet: Juicy Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Tommy Hilfiger | Clutch: Steve Madden (old), similar | Wedges: Worthington (sold out), similar, similar

I hope you are all having a fantastic start to your week!  Thank you so much for your continued support and for stopping by.  I appreciate it more than you know!

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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!

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Baubles and Dots

There are so many fun trends in fashion right now, that it’s hard to say just which one is my favorite. But one particular trend I am loving experimenting with is layering multiple necklaces. From chains, to sparkles, to pops of neon-pretty much anything goes. And like many of my favorite things in life, the more the merrier!

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Sweater:  Gap (old), similar, similar | Black Skinnies:  American Eagle | Necklaces:  INC, JCrew, JCrew Factory | Sunnies:  House of Harlow | Bag:  Michael Kors Hamilton | Pumps:  Aldo (on sale!!)

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!  I have some exciting things coming in the next couple of weeks that I can’t wait to share with you all-including a pretty awesome giveaway.  So be sure and check back often!

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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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Etoile de Rock

I love the combo of graphic tees and leather jackets (see this post). But another pairing on frequent rotation in my wardrobe this season is the combo of graphic tees and printed pants. It’s so unexpected but a great example of pattern play. And with the right accessories, can even make you feel like a bit of a rock star…

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Faux Leather Jacket:  BarIII via Macy’s | Graphic Tee:  BarIII via Macy’s, similar | Snow Leopard Pants:  JCrew (same pants different color AND they’re on sale!!) | Onyx Necklace:  Nightlight International | Tassel Necklace:  ArdenB (old), similar, similar | Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co. | Gold Charm Watch:  Anne Klein | Gold Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunburst Ring:  House of Harlow | Sunnies:  Forever21 | Neon Bag:  Steve Madden | Black Wedges:  Dolce Vita, similar

I am so looking forward to Valentine’s day tomorrow.  Because one of our best V-Day’s was spent on a backpacking trip in Thailand a few years ago, Justin and I have a fun tradition of indulging in our favorite Thai food every year to celebrate.  Delicious take out and a nice bottle of wine (or two)?  I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Hope you all are having a fabulous week!

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