Designer Handbag Hack

Ok, confession time.  I LOVE handbags.  Like, seriously love them.  But what I don’t love, are the crazy high price points.  And while I can score pretty much anything for a good deal (it’s my hidden talent!), I’ve found that it’s nearly impossible to get an authentic designer bag at a discount.

So I couldn’t have been more thrilled to discover Trendlee.  Not only do they buy and sell gently used designer bags (and I’m talking all of the current coveted brands and styles), but they authenticate everything, so you never have to worry about whether or not you’re getting the real deal.  I mean seriously, how gorgeous is this pink Prada?  And I swear, if I didn’t know better, I would think that it’s brand new.  It is in absolutely flawless condition.  So be sure to swing by their site to check out their inventory (they add new bags all the time!).  AND be sure to enter code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout to save 5% off of your order!!!

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Prada Bag: Trendlee  (enter ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout to save 5%!!)

Top: Nordstrom (obsessed!)

Skinnies: 7 for all mankind

Necklace: French Kande (enter ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG in the comments at checkout and get a FREE pair of earrings!)

Bracelet: Chan Luu

Sunnies: Prada

Pumps: Jessica Simpson

And a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you!  I hope you have something fun planned today and tonight.  Be safe and enjoy!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

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Cozy

If you are looking to step up your outerwear game this season, then I would highly recommend trying a furry or fuzzy coat.  I initially picked up a blush pink version (which you can see here), and loved it so much, that I have been on the hunt for a more casual option the past few weeks.  And I just so happened to luck out and find this cozy one (on sale!) that was exactly what I was looking for.  Not only do I love the way it looks, but it is incredibly warm and pretty much feels like I am wearing a cloud.  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to shop this coat and my other favorite furry coats of the season!

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Hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Can you believe it’s Christmas week already??  Let the countdown begin!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Second Chance

There is a funny saying floating around Instagram that says: “Nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy”.  And every time I see it, I have a good chuckle, because sometimes it isn’t that far from the truth!  Such was the case for the sweater in today’s post.  I tried it on at JCrew last summer and decided not to buy it (even though I loved it). And I have always regretted not purchasing it.  So when I saw that JCrew Factory released an almost identical version  a few weeks ago-I pounced!  And I am SO glad that I did.  Not only did I get a great deal on it, but it is such a pretty and unique piece that I know I will wear for years to come.  Thank goodness for second chances!

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Sweater: JCrew (on sale AND it also comes in gray!) | Silky Layering Tee: Express | Skinnies: Paige | Cuff: Macy’s | Hat: Bohme Boutique | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive option | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Booties: Steve Madden via DSW

If you haven’t entered the Moose and Nigel giveaway yet, be sure to click here for your chance to win a gorgeous necklace of your choice from their shop!!!!  And don’t forget, All Dolled Up Blog readers get 10% off their purchase with code: ALLDOLLEDUP10

Happy Tuesday, and happy shopping!

 

 

Secret Garden

Well, despite my best intentions last week, I just could not get it together to get any content up on the blog.  I thought I would have plenty of time to snap and share outfit photos, but we were so busy boating, rafting, fishing, hitting Glacier National Park, and enjoying family and friends, that there just wasn’t a lot of downtime.  So my apologies for the lack of posts!

Fortunately, J and I did manage to snap off a few outfit shots on the last night of our trip at my mom and dad’s house-including these photos taken in my mom’s GORGEOUS garden.  My parent’s yard is stunning and I wish I could take blog photos there all the time!  In fact, it was in this very garden that I took some of my senior pictures!  Crazy to think of how long ago that was!

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Tank: JCrew (on sale for under $15!-LOVE these tanks) | Skirt: JCrew (on sale for UNDER $25 with code -this skirt is awesome!), Factory Version (also on sale!) | Necklace: Raven and Lily (be sure to check them out-fantastic fair trade empowering women!) | Cuff: Raven and Lily (runs large) | Ring: KiraKira | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar version (under $10!) | Heels: INC (DYING over the new leopard version!)

Hope you all had a wonderful week last week and a wonderful weekend.  Can you believe it’s August already?  I know I can’t.  Too bad there isn’t a way to just slow down summer a bit.  I hate that it goes so fast!

Happy Monday!

 

P.S. For a peek at our vacation, be sure to follow me on Instagram: alldolledupblog (link in right nav)!

Light and Airy

I love a good structured peplum top. I am also particularly being drawn towards all things white this season.  So this top has (obviously) been on frequent rotation in my closet as of late.  I am also finding myself gravitating towards anything nude as far as footwear is concerned.  And how could I forget light wash denim for both jackets and jeans?  I guess it’s safe to say this warmer weather has me wanting to lighten things up a bit…

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Jacket: INC (old), similar, similar

Top: Torn by Ronny Kobo (old), similar, similar, LOVE this and this (both strapless!) for summer

Skinnies: American Eagle

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper

Bag: Coach Bleecker Riley Carryall

Wedges: Sole Society (LOVE these shoes AND they’re on sale for under $50!)

Hope you all had a safe and fun Cinco De Mayo!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

Bloomingdales Friends and Family

It’s that time of year again!  The Bloomingdales Friends and Family event is going on right now through April 6th-which means you can save 20% off of everything in the store (use code FF14 at checkout)!  And because there are so many amazing things to choose from, I wanted to share both my neutral and neon picks for the Spring season with all of you.  Pretty good stuff, don’t you think??
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Luckily for me, this sale also just happens to coincide with the arrival of my 2013 annual bonus, so I am thinking of splurging on one of the handbags above.  But before I make my decision, I’d love to know, which one is your favorite?  The neon Kate Spade?  Or the neutral Rebecca Minkoff?
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!!!

Neutrals

I love fall fashion.  And by love, I mean really love.  There is just something so appealing to me about layering on sweaters, cute jackets, and lots of jewelry.  And neutral colors?  Forget about it.  As much as I am a tried-and-true color girl, this time of year, army green and anything in a neutral color palette is what you’ll find me reaching for. Ok, well maybe with a little pop of color…

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Jacket: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Sweater: Express(on sale!) | Jeans: American Eagle | Necklaces: JCrew, gift from my Aunt | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Michael Kors Slema | Pumps: Michael Kors (old), similar

I hope you are all having a good week.  I have been on the road for work, but head home tonight and can’t wait to see my little family!  And on top of that, it’s almost the weekend.  Hallelujah!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Rawr!

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Top: H&M (old), similar | Pants: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old) similar, similar | Necklace: BCBGeneration | Bracelets: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Pumps: Alfani

I am traveling on a big regional visit this week and have lots of presenting to do over the next couple of days, so feel free to send good thoughts my way.  I am going to need them!

Happy hump day!

Neutral Obsession

As much as I am enamored with color, I am perhaps equally as enamored with neutrals. They are soft, feminine, and, most importantly, a refreshing break from the neons and brights that I normally find myself gravitating towards (more often than not)…

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Peplum Top: Forever21 | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Necklaces: JCrew (here and here) | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Aldo (old), Oia

Jules, Kate Spade | Sunnies: Nordstrom (not online, but check in store) | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps: Michael Kors Avery (on sale!!!)

Don’t you love when you have been eyeing something online and it turns out to be even better in person?  Such was the case with this cute peplum top.  I had seen it online, but as much as I love it, have a hard time with the whole peplum trend (I am very short-waisted, so they don’t normally do much for me).  But when my family was here for Memorial Day weekend, my mom treated my sister-in-law and me to a traditional shopping trip, and I was able to spot it on the rack at Forever21.  And I have to say, it’s one of those Forever21 pieces that is quite impressive.  While most of the stuff in that store is fairly cheap both in quality and in price, and what I would consider “disposable” fashion (not that it can’t still have a very desirable place in your wardrobe), they do have items (if you have the patience) that are actually quite nice and very well made.  And this top is one of them.  The fit and fabric are both lovely and in person it looks very expensive.  Don’t you just love finding bargains like?   Me and my bank account sure do. 😉

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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Monotone

Sometimes throwing together a monochromatic look is a welcome change from the usual. Plus, pairing two like colors is an easy concoction to create and a great way to change-up your look without investing in anything new…

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Blazer:  H&M (old) similar, similar | Silk Tunic:  H&M (old) similar | Skinny Pants:  INC | Sunnies:  Marc Jacobs  | Necklace:  JCrew, INC | Bracelets:  Anne Klein, Stella and Dot, Juicy Couture | Watch:  Michael Kors | Bag:  Michael Kors Hamilton | Shoes:  Steve Madden (old) similar

I don’t know about you, but I am so happy it’s the middle of the week already.  I am practically counting down the days until the weekend-the end is in sight!

Thanks for reading!

xx