Neutrals

Olive and nude is always a favorite color combo of mine.  And this olive tunic is so soft and cozy (and under $40!), it’s pretty much my favorite purchase of the Fall season.  I’m also loving this faux suede vest.  It is just one of those pieces that I will be able to get a ton of wear out of. And you know I always love (and recommend) pieces that are a good investment!

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Tunic | Vest | Denim | Bagsimilar | Necklace | Sunnies | Pumps

Hope you guys had a good weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

P.S.  I am going to take a little mini-break from my social media/blog for the next couple of days.  I am participating in a fast with my church, Antioch SLC, and have opted to give up social media and tv for the next couple of days to spend some time focusing on my walk with God.  But I will be back to my regular posting on Wednesday evening, so be sure to check back then!!!

 

 

Casual

I wear my army green surplus jackets all the time.  So when I happened to stumble on my favorite silhouette in a pale pink color, I was 100% sold.  I love putting a new spin on an old classic, because not only is it comfortable, but it still feels fresh and new at the same time.

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Jacket: Nordstrom Rack | Top: Express | Skinnies: AG | Necklaces: Cabi, French Kande | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare V. | Heels: INC, love this version with the block heel

Happy, happy Friday sweet friends!  Hope you all have something fun planned this weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Blush

This jacket is about the best thing in my closet right now.  If it looks familiar, that’s because I own it in black and in a burgundy color and wear them both all of the time.  In fact, I am in NYC right now and my black version was the first thing I packed for my trip.  And the good news is, Nordstrom has it fully stocked in black, cognac, and this blush color right now.  The fit is amazing, the faux leather is gorgeous quality, AND it’s under $100!  I would highly recommend adding this piece (in at least one, if not two!), colors to your closet this season.  It’s one of those classic staples that you will wear again and again (all year round), and I just can’t say enough good things about it!

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Jacket: Nordstrom (also comes in black, cognac, and blue; runs small so order one size up!)

Silky V-Neck Tee: Express

Skinnies: AG Farrah

Necklace: BaubleBar (comes in lots of fun colors!)

Sunnies: Prada

Bag: Clare V.

Pumps: Jessica Simpson

Hope you guys are all having a great week.  I am in NYC for a long weekend and would LOVE to know any restaurant or must-do recommendations that you guys have!  Feel free to leave a comment below!

Thank you!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Classic

In my opinion, an ideal wardrobe has a good mix of both classic and fashion pieces. And while it’s fairly easy for me to list off my favorite places to pick up great fashion items (ASOS, Nordstrom, Express, H&M, Zara, etc.), I think it can sometimes be a bit trickier to find a tried and true classic resource.

So when I was introduced to Cabi clothing last year, I was thrilled because I knew it was going to be my go-to brand to fill in the classic pieces that my closet was missing.  And while you’ve probably seen me post a few Cabi items on the blog here and there, this navy jacket has got to be my favorite purchase so far.  It is a perfect staple jacket year round, and looks fantastic with a multitude of different outfits.  Plus the fabric is fantastic and ideal for traveling!

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White Tank: Express (these are the BEST!)

Skinnies: AG

Necklace: French Kande (enter All Dolled Up in the comments at checkout to get a FREE pair of earrings!)

Sunnies: Prada 

Bag: Trendlee (enter code ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout to save 5% off of your purchase!)

Pumps: Jessica Simpson (come in lots of fun colors and prints!)

It was 70 degrees in Salt Lake yesterday, and today, it’s snowing! I tell you, spring time can sure be crazy along the Wasatch!

xoxo,

Abby

P.S. If you follow me on Instagram, then you might have seen that I created a new account so that you guys can shop my closet!  So if you are interested in taking a look at anything I have for sale (Karen Walker sunnies, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, etc.), then be sure to follow along: @shopalldolledupblog.  I’ll be listing new items all week!

 

Nude

Nude and neutral tones are totally my jam this season.  And this blazer?  It is so cute with the peplum back.  I seriously can’t say enough good things about it. Because if there is one thing I really love, it’s a great fitting, unique jacket with a price tag that doesn’t break the bank (it also comes in black and is only $51!).DSC_3672 DSC_3673 DSC_3709 DSC_3675 DSC_3682 DSC_3710 DSC_3698 DSC_3754 DSC_3747 DSC_3733 DSC_3762Blazer: Lookbook Store c/o (also comes in black!) | Sequin Top: JCrew (on sale!) | Skinnies: AG Farrah | Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto (try them for one month free with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Jeffrey Campbell (sold out), almost identical, also love these

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Faux Fur

I love pretty much anything with faux fur during the colder months.  And this winter, I am especially loving any faux fur in neutral colors.  Particularly winter white.  So this jacket had my name written all over it when I saw it on sale at Macy’s a couple of weeks ago.  In my opinion, it’s tough to beat a cozy, cute fitting jacket this time of year.

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Top: Lookbook Store c/o

Skinnies: AG Farrah (this is my FAVORITE style denim! and they’re on SALE!)

Necklace: Bauble Bar 

Sunnies: Prada c/o Ditto (try them for FREE for one month with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!)

Bag: Tory Burch (sold out), similar

Pumps: BCBG

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Happy Monday, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Flower Power

I am fairly short, at just 5’3″, but I have long legs and a short torso, so shopping in the petites department doesn’t typically work for me.  I normally just buy regular sizing, and if I ever run into a pant inseam that is a little too long, I just take them to my (amazing!) tailor here in the SLC.  So when I spotted this cute peplum jacket a couple of months ago at Macy’s, and the XS was too big for me, I was initially at a loss.  But when I noticed it also came in petite, I decided to give it shot.  And guess what?  It worked perfectly!  It was a great reminder for me that if I ever have trouble with regular sizing, that petites can be a great alternative.  So if you are on the short side like me, don’t forget about the petite department!

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Peplum Jacket: INC (on sale!), also love this and this | Silky V-Neck: Express (best layering tee’s ever!) | Skinnies: AG Legging Jean | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: INC (these shoes are super comfy and I am craving the yellow color!)

Happy hump day, sweet friends!  Hope you are all having a fabulous week!

 

Remix

I love a good stripe.  And even though this blazer is a few years old, it is still one of my very favorite things.  Because to be totally honest, while it’s always fun to buy new items for your wardrobe (duh!), it can be equally as fun to challenge yourself to style tried-and-true pieces in new and creative ways…

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 Blazer: H&M (old), similar, similar, LOVE this and this | Silky Tee: Express (my fave basic/layering piece) | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: Franco Sarto

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

 

Wardrobe Staples!

I love it when you guys make requests for specific outfit or blog posts.  So when my cute SIL came to me recently and asked me to do a post about wardrobe staples, I was more than happy to oblige!  ESPECIALLY because this is the perfect time of year to clean out the clutter, get rid of the things you don’t need or wear, and make sure you have a few key items in your closet (that you LOVE) that will give you a ton of outfit options.  Trust me, less can definitely be more when it comes to your wardrobe.  You just need to own the right pieces!

Wardrobe Staples

1. JACKETS: Light jackets are the quintessential layering piece for every gal’s wardrobe and can be worn year round-so you will be sure to get your money’s worth out of them.  And while I am a proponent of jackets in general, there are three styles that every gal should definitely have in her closet, with an honorable mention going out to a great faux leather jacket (you can shop my favorite one HERE):

*The Surplus: Great for dressing up or down, perfect weekend or date night wear, great with t-shirts or dressier tanks, also looks great with boots or heels, and always perfect with denim (SHOP MY FAVORITES: HERE, HERE and HERE)

*Denim Jacket: Surprisingly, I wear my denim jacket all year round.  This is truly an item that can be worn with anything.  BUT if you wear it with denim bottoms, please, please, please make sure there is enough contrast between the colors (ALSO LOVE THIS AND THIS)

*Black Blazer: There is a lot of talk about transitioning looks from day to night, and a black blazer is the key item to do just that!  And not only will it help you transition your look from day to night, but you can wear it to an interview, throw it on as a jacket for date night, wear it over a dress at a wedding, or pair it with sky high pumps and a silky tee for drinks with the girls-it really is a must have item for every wardrobe! (SHOP MY FAVORITES HERE, HERE, and HERE)

2.  BOOTS: If you are like me (or any other girl in the world for that matter), then you LOVE boots!  But even though I love boots, I notice that I tend to wear the same boots over and over: go-to cognac boots, black heeled boots for work (or a slightly dressier look), and tan booties to fill in for all of the occasions in between! You can always add to these, but if you are trying to be more minimal this year, then these are the only three pairs of boots you’ll need! And if yours are worn out (like mine were this year), then find yourself a good cobbler!

3.  LBD: If you don’t have a little black dress in your closet, you definitely need to invest in one.  If you have a wedding, a date, anything that pops up, an LBD is the perfect piece to have in your closet so do you don’t have to buy something new.  PLUS with fun accessories and shoes, it’s an item that you can style countless ways without breaking the bank! (PICTURED, ALSO LOVE THIS, THIS, and especially THIS)

4.  LIPS: For the longest time I thought I couldn’t wear a bold lip.  But I can, and SO CAN YOU!  Trust me when I tell you that you not only need a go-to nude lip color in your life, but you also need a go-to bold! Lipstick was one of the hottest accessories of 2014 and it will be again in 2015! (SHOP MY FAVORITES HERE: MAC Rebel, Stila Beso, Urban Decay F-Bomb, Nars Heat Wave, Nars Striptease)

5.  PUMPS: If you follow this blog, then you know I LOVE pumps!  And I have them in a plethora of colors, shapes, and sizes (I used to be a footwear buyer).  But when it comes down to it, all you really need are 3 pairs: a pair of classic nude (also love these and these), black (also love these), and a pair of leopard for when you are feeling a little feisty (also love these).  Trust me when I tell you, leopard is a neutral and you will be surprised at just how many things you can wear them with!

6.  BOTTOMS: I selected all skinny bottoms for this post, because that is what I primarily wear (and think you should too!), but if skinny jeans aren’t for you, the same premise from below applies to whatever style you prefer, whether it’s flare, bootcut, or something else:

*A pair of clean, dark wash denim: Minimal is definitely key here-no bling, no heavy stitching or whiskering, no flap pockets (on your skinny jeans specifically)-just a simple pair of dark, clean denim.  Some of the best brands out there are 7FAM (what I wear), JBrand, Rag & Bone, and Current Elliott.  And while these brands are a little pricey, they are definitely worth the investment.  I also think American Eagle Makes great denim and I love their new premium line (which is still under $50/pair)!

*Blank Ponte Pants: Granted I have to wear black to work, but I’m pretty sure I wear my JCrew GiGi pants more than anything else in my closet!  They are heavy enough that they aren’t a legging (and hold everything in place!) and the twill/ponte fabric make them work appropriate.  They also look great with pumps or boots. (also love these)

*Light Wash Destroyed Boyfriend Jean: Again, a great piece year round and the perfect way to change up your wardrobe and your look.  They are absolutely one of my favorite things to wear with pumps for a night out, or with sandals to the farmer’s market.

7.  VESTS: Oh how I love me some vests!  And I constantly find myself rotating between a UTILITY VEST and my favorite PUFFY VEST (which I change out with a denim vest during the warmer months).  They are almost like my safety blanket-if an outfit feels boring or incomplete to me, you can bet I am almost always going to throw on a vest.  And boom!  The outfit is fixed!  Amazing what a difference a little old vest can make for an outfit! And get ready, because you are going to be seeing a lot of them this season-so why not get ahead of the trend?

8.  TOPS: I seem to always have too many tops in my closet.  In fact, it’s an area that I am working on paring down in the new year.  And because I feel like I have too many tops (yet still have nothing to wear-ha!), I have been focusing on the kind of tops that I DO wear, and I’ve found there are three very specific styles on constant rotation in my wardrobe:

*Plaid button down or flannel: I don’t think this one needs much of an explanation, but if you don’t have a great plaid shirt in your closet, then you need to get one.  You can wear it with any of the above vests or jackets, and they always look great back to a red lip! (SHOP MY FAVORITES HERE, HERE, and HERE)

*Lightweight Layering Sweater:  There is a reason JCrew always carries the Charlie sweater every season in both the Factory store and the regular store in a rainbow of colors-it’s the perfect staple.  Wear it alone or layered under or over something-you are bound to get your money’s worth out of this one, and then some!

*Silky V-Neck Tee (my fave):  I discovered the silk v-neck tee from Express last year and I am obsessed.  They look amazing layered under a jacket, a sweater, or alone.  And when you’re looking to make smart decisions with your money and wardrobe, this is an ideal piece to have because it will help you create endless outfits for all sorts of different types of occasions! (Also love this reversible tank!)

Alright my sweet friends.  Thanks for bearing with me through this long post!  I hope it was helpful.  And if there is anything specific you would like to see on the blog this year, or if you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to let me know!!!!

Hope you are all having a fantastic week!

Think Pink

I love that pretty much anything goes this Fall season.  And when I say anything, I mean hot pink and florals aren’t just for the spring and summer months anymore.  And while l love my neutrals this time of year, I am finding a pop of color to be a welcome addition to my Fall wardrobe.  But I want to know, what do you all think of wearing bright colors and pastels during the cooler months?

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Jacket: Blank NYC via Nordstrom (BEST jacket ever-I own it in more than one color!) | Tank: Express | Skinnies: American Eagle | Initial Necklace: Love Always Couture | Watch: Michael Kors, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (under $50!)

Happy, happy Friday, and a Happy Halloween to you all!  Hope you have a fun and safe holiday!!!

Thanks for stopping by!