Velvet Jumpsuit for NYE

I had good intentions of bringing you festive and sequin-filled NYE inspired posts all week.  But unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned, and I was involved in a pretty major car accident on Tuesday morning. While my car was totaled, I was fortunate enough to walk away from the accident with only a concussion and minor injuries.  And while I am grateful to be alright, it was also a good reminder of how precious life is.

And of course it’s got me thinking.  As events like these often do.  It’s so easy in this day and age to put together and present a perfectly curated life through social media.  But I’m feeling led to share with you guys that my life is anything but perfect.  And if I’m being totally honest, I can also tell you that 2016 has been the hardest, most challenging year of my life.  And I’ve really been struggling this week to wrap my head around how it could possibly be ending with a serious accident on top of everything else. But rather than let myself get down and discouraged (which I’ve totally been doing), I’m reminding myself in times like these, that it’s important to take a step back, take inventory of the blessings you DO have in life, find the joy in the hurt, the laughter in the messiness, surround yourself with those who love you most, and thank God for His grace, protection, forgiveness, and unfailing love.  That is after all, what this holiday season is all about, isn’t it?

In other (more fashion blog-worthy) news, how amazing would this green velvet jumpsuit be to wear to a NYE party (or any other party for that matter)?  If I’m feeling well enough to make it out on NYE this year, this is definitely what I’ll be wearing.  Fingers crossed!

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Jumpsuit | Necklace | Sunnies | Clutch | Heels

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year this weekend.  And a huge thank you for your continued love and support, and for making this blog possible.  Y’all have been such a bright spot in my life this past year and I am so appreciative!

Cheers to a better and brighter 2017!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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Plaid Coat

I love a good plaid coat.  Especially one that doesn’t break the bank, like this cozy black and white one (only $25!).  Plus, the longer length makes it super cozy to throw on for those cold, snowy days.  In fact, it’s kind of like wearing a stylish blanket!

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Jacket c/o Shein (only $25!) |  Top, also love this | Denim | Monogram | Sunglasses | Bag | Booties (old), similar

I have to be honest, I am always pretty sad when Christmas comes and goes.  But I am looking forward to a shortened work week and ringing in 2017.  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration with your families and loved ones.

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

 

Green for Christmas

I love red and sparkles so much, sometimes I forget about wearing green during the holidays.  So when I saw this choker top at Express, I knew it would be perfect back to my favorite black faux fur vest and studded booties.  And not only does this look work perfectly for the holidays, it will work well beyond the month of December too.

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Top  (obsessed) | Vest | Denim | Sunnies | Bag (old), similar | Booties

Can you guys believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve?  I can hardly wrap my head around it.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for all of your support this year.  I appreciate you all so much.  Wishing you and your loved ones a cozy, safe, and wonderful Christmas celebration.

And Happy Friday!

xoxo,

Abby

Rose Quartz Skirt

I have absolutely been loving shades of blush and rose quartz this season.  And this sweet pleated skirt has quickly become a favorite in my wardrobe.  Not only is it easy and fun to style (with some serious twirl factor!), but it’s less than $40, and a perfect choice for those holiday parties coming up this month!

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Skirt, also love this color, and this velvet version | Tee | Jacket | Necklace | Sunnies | Clutch (sold out), similar | Pumps

Hope you guys have a great Monday!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Hooded Parka

I have to say, even though I grew up in Montana, and now live in Utah (making me a seasoned winter veteran), I am having a hard time getting used to the cold this year.  So thank goodness for hooded parkas with faux-fur trim, and cozy sweaters (this one is super soft and on major sale) to keep me warm!

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Jacket: TJMaxx, also loving this, this, and this | Sweater: Chicwish c/o (on sale and also comes in red!) | Skinnies | Sunnies | Bag | Pumps

Can you believe it’s December already?  The end of this year is seriously flying by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Plaid Vest

You know I love a good vest.  And a plaid vest?  Even better.  It’s the perfect way to complete an outfit and looks great styled with dresses, or paired with denim for a more casual look.

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Plaid Vest (old), similar, similar, similar, similar | Tee (obsessed) | Denim | Sunnies | Necklaces (here and here) | Bag | Booties (old), similar, similar, similar

Is it just me, or does the week after a holiday always seem to be really long? Here’s to hoping this half of the week goes by a little quicker. Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Cyber Monday Sales

My head is still spinning from all of the amazing sales this weekend.  And guess what?  You are in luck because they are continuing (some are getting even BETTER!) into today!  So if you haven’t finished up your Christmas shopping yet, then today’s post is for you!

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Dress (on sale!) | Jacket  | Heels (on sale!) | Beanie | Necklace

And now for the fun part, a few of the things I’m picking up from the #CyberMonday sales today, and links to all of my favorite sales!!

Cyber Monday Picks

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And now for the links to my favorite sales today:

Anthropologie-20% off everything

ASOS-30% off everything

Gap-50% off everything plus an extra 10% off

Nordstrom-extra 20% off sale and clearance

Banana-50% off everything

Clare V.-30% off everything

Julie Voss-up to 35% off

Rebecca Minkoff-25% off everything (and a free wallet!)

JCrew-40% off everything

JCrewFactory-60% off everything

Tory Burch-30% off everything 

BlankNYC-40% off everything

Minted-20% off everything

Happy Cyber Monday, friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Sequin Top

Give me all the sequins.  All the time.  And pretty much anything else that’s sparkly, while you’re at it!  I have to say, one of my favorite things about the holiday season is all of the fun, festive, glittery pieces you can incorporate into your wardrobe.  And this top is one of my favorite things I’ve ever purchased.  I also love thinking outside the box when it comes to sequins and am loving this top styled with a casual beanie and destroyed denim.  But I also can’t wait to dress it up a bit for a holiday party either.

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Top (LOVE!) | Denim, also love these | Necklace | Sunnies | Beanie | Clutch | Pumps

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, sweet friends.  Here’s to a shortened work week!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Faux Fur Vest

I love a good faux fur vest.  So when we woke up to our first snow in the SLC yesterday morning, a cozy vest was the first thing the I reached for.  For me, they are a winter staple.  Plus, this outfit would be another great option for your Thanksgiving day dinner!dsc_2830 dsc_2861dsc_2883 dsc_2853 dsc_2832dsc_2897 dsc_2852 dsc_2876 dsc_2885

Tunic | Vest (old), similar, similar, jacket version | Denim | Necklace | Sunnies | Bag | Booties (old), similar, similar

Happy Friday, my loves!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

On Repeat

I’ve posted a similar version of this outfit a few times on my Instagram this Fall, and I’ve gotten so many questions about it (especially this buffalo plaid shirt), that I wanted to share it on my blog too.  It’s such a cute and easy look to throw together, and it would be perfect (and comfy!) for a casual Thanksgiving dinner.  Plus, how amazing are these booties?

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Denim Jacket | Tunic (obsessed and it’s on sale for 40% off!) | Leggings | Plaid Shirt (on sale for less than $20!)| Sunnies | Bag | Booties, also here

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

xoxo,

Abby