Geometric

Apparently I wasn’t the only one craving this jacket, because it sold out and was re-stocked twice before I was finally able to order it!  So if you are looking for something fun to add to your closet, this is a fantastic option.  Not only will it go with a ton of different things, but it’s just $30 and really nice quality! Can’t beat that!

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Jacket: Shein c/o

Cami: Express

Skinnies: AG Farrah (on sale!)

Necklace: Baublebar

Sunnies: Karen Walker 

Bag: Tory Burch

Heels: Banana Republic

Happy Wednesday, friends!  Halfway there!!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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Bandwagon

I’m officially on the bandwagon-the chevron bandwagon, that is. And while I have always loved the print for party decorations, home decor, rugs, throw pillows, napkins, and pretty much anything else I see on Pinterest, I have never been totally wild about the bold print on clothing. Until I saw this cute mini-chevron print blouse at American Eagle, that is. I love the small take on a bold favorite and that it’s the perfect complement to the black and white trend this spring…

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Chevron Blouse: American Eagle (sold out online, check in store), similar | Skinnies: Else by Joe’s Jeans | Bracelets: Juicy Couture, Stella & Dot, Tiffany and Co. | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps: Nine West, similar

And of course, my favorite accent color back to black and white is pink.  There is just something about that combo that I love.  And what better way to add color to an outfit than with a pair of shoes?

Happy Thursday!

xx

Change Up

There is almost nothing I love more than attending the first official BBQ of spring. But truth be told, I don’t find them to be the easiest of occasions to dress for. Probably because as much as I love high heels and jewelry, they unfortunately aren’t the best accessory choices for a back yard get together. But through a little trial and error, I think I have come up with a foolproof outfit combo that not only lets me be comfy and appropriate for such occasions, but even a little stylish too…

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Boyfriend Cardigan: Old Navy (old), similar  |  Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink Essential V-Neck (best t-shirts ever) |  Cobalt Skinnies: American Eagle (old), similar | Fedora: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sandals: Madden Girl (old), similar, similar

You have probably noticed things are looking a little different on the blog today-and hopefully in a good way!  I have been wanting to test a little larger photo size and a more simplified layout for a while now.  And what can I say? I guess the new season finally inspired me to change things up a bit.  Guess it’s my blogging version of spring cleaning.  Anyway, would LOVE to hear your feedback!

Thank you so much for reading!

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Little Red Riding Hood

Happy Friday, everyone! I don’t know about you, but this is always one of my very favorite weekends of the year.  And  do you know why? Because Thanksgiving is awaiting us just on the other side! I love the holidays so much, I can hardly stand it.

And with the holidays literally looming just around the corner, I finally caved and brought all of my winter coats out of storage. And as I was reviewing my personal inventory, I couldn’t help but be completely drawn to my red skirted coat. With color playing such an important role in fashion this year, I think that a brightly colored coat is an important investment that everyone should make this season. And because of the color trend, finding your perfect hue should make for a fairly easy task. Red is a great basic and a good investment because it will never go out of style, but I’ve seen everything from pale pink, to mustard, to vibrant shades of blue. So really, the choice is yours.

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Red Coat: ArdenB (last year), similar, similar, blue, mustard, rust, turquoise, purple, royal blue,

Leggings: ArdenB

Booties: Steve Madden (old), similar

Clutch: Hobo International Belinda

Last night J and I went on a little date in downtown SLC. We had a fun dinner at Flemmings and attended the unveiling of the iconic candy windows at our new downtown Macy’s. It was a fun tradition to be a part of and we were so impressed. Pretty amazing that these huge ornaments are all completely made of candy!!

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Happy weekend!

xx

Layer It On

One of the best parts of fall and winter fashion is…layers!! I love that it is totally acceptable to take a few of your favorite pieces and layer them one on top of the other for a cozy and eclectic look. You can mix patterns, prints, different materials and textures-pretty much anything goes. But if you aren’t sure how to layer, a good place to start is with a buttondown underneath a sweater. And from there you can add a scarf, a light jacket (that would fit under something heavier), a boyfriend buttondown, or even a fun vest. Once you establish a great base, your options are really pretty endless…

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Sweater Vest with Fur Collar:  Macy’s (on sale and it’s even called the Dolled Up Vest!!)

Grey Sweater:  H&M (old), similar

Purple Plaid Buttondown:  TJMaxx (old), similar

Skinny Pants:  Gap

Gloves: Smartwool, similar

Heart Pendant:  Tiffany and Co.

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Watch:  Michael Kors

Boots:  Vince Camuto, similar

I still can’t get over all of the snow we have right now.  But the fantastic thing about Utah snow is as quickly as it comes, it’s usually just as quick to go (at least down in the valley).  Although with the holidays just around the corner, I’m secretly hoping it will stick around for a while.  In fact, it’s all I can do not to get out the Christmas decorations and music (but I try my best to wait until Thanksgiving to start my Christmas celebration-otherwise I’d drive J mad).  So I just have to make it one more week, and then it’s game on.  😉

Thanks for reading!

xx

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Flannel Animal

I love a good flannel. In fact, if I could perfectly describe my fall/winter everyday style, the below outfit would be it. As much as I love to dress up, when the temperature drops, I always reach for a great pair of boots, my favorite pair of jeans, a cute flannel, and a cozy scarf to keep me warm on snowy, winter days…

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Flannel:  American Eagle (old), similar

Long Sleeved Grey Shirt:  American Eagle

Jenas:  American Eagle Hi Rise Super Skinny

Crossbody Bag:  Steve Madden (on sale at Nordstrom’s Half Yearly sale!!)\

Scarf:  Nordstrom (last year), similar

Sunnies:  Jessica Simpson

Boots:  Aldo Farmar, similar

As you can see from these photos, the temperature definitely took a tumble in the SLC this weekend.  We went from 72 degrees on Thursday, to a huge snowstorm that started on Friday morning and lasted all weekend-dropping  over 30 inches of snow at our house!  So not only was I forced to get out all of my winter apparel and shoes, but the snow shovels came out too.  If this is any indication of the winter we are going to have, then the skiing is going to be fantastic.  I can’t wait!

Happy Veterans Day!

xx

Furry Goodness

I love the fur vest trend. I mean really love it. Which, of course, should come as no surprise given my adoration for my jean vest (which I pretty much wore out this summer). Maybe it’s because vests are easy and work back to just about anything, or maybe it’s because I was a teenager in the ’90’s kind-of-a-thing. But either way, vests are a fantastic way to take an outfit up a level and make it look like you really spent some time putting yourself together. In fact, when I initially was getting dressed to take photos for this post, I had planned on just wearing the pretty mint chiffon blouse all on its own. But solo, it looked a little too simple and (I hate to say it) boring for a blog post. So even though I didn’t plan it this way, I am really loving the pretty pastel back to some furry winter-white-goodness, capped off with another one of my favorites, cognac accessories!

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Chiffon Blouse:  Forever21

Fur Vest:  H&M (last year), similar

Skinny Pants:  The Gap

Sunglasses:  Marc Jacobs (via Nordstrom Rack)

Heart Necklace:  Tiffany and Co. (extra large heart)

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Watch:  Michael Kors

Shoes:  Boutique in Florence, Italy, similar

So I have to share that my hubby is really not a fan of this vest. In fact, he was so surprised when I wanted to wear it for a blog post that I had to explain to him how fashionable fur vests are.  But fashionable or not, he still isn’t buying it.  And so with that, I think it’s safe to say we can add fur vests to the list of things that men just don’t understand.  😉

What do you all think about the fur vest trend??

xx

Rock Your Vote

When I was a freshman at Vanderbilt University and George Bush and Al Gore were running against each other for President, Al Gore held his democratic campaign party in downtown Nashville on election night. It was exciting to be in such close proximity to a piece of the election and my friends and I were even on MTV in an interview for Rock the Vote. It was also the first year I was able to vote in a presidential election. It was a big deal for me to be able to vote back then, and twelve years later I am still grateful to the have the opportunity. We are afforded so many freedoms in this country, one of which being the right to use our voices and exercise our right to vote. So please get out there and cast you vote today. It is a privilege that we should all be so lucky to take advantage of.

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Dark Red Pants:  Else by Joe’s (exclusively at Macy’s)

Chambray Shirt:  Forever21

Leopard Scarf:  H&M (last year) similar

Earrings:  Target, similar

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Cognac Pumps:  Boutique in Florence, Italy, similar

Instead of red, white, and blue, today’s look is red, leopard, and blue.  A fall take on a summer patriotic look, if you will.  But in all seriousness, this is one of those outfits that is a go-to fall uniform for me.  Red and chambray look great together, and the leopard gives it a bit of spunk, which I love.  The red jeans and chambray shirt would also look great with leopard shoes, or cognac boots instead of pumps back to the leopard scarf.

Happy election day!!! Now get out there and rock your vote!!!

xx

Prep Academy

I’ve never been one to be drawn to creating super preppy looks in my wardrobe. In fact, when I hear the word “preppy”, AC Slater’s pet name for Zach Morris is typically the first thing that comes to mind. But every once in a while, I do feel compelled to put together a slightly more preppy look. And for whatever reason, when I come up with one of these outfits, it usually has something to do with stripes, blazers, and the color navy.

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Striped Tee:  Gap (on sale!!!)

Navy Elbow Patch Blazer:  H&M (old), similar, similar

Jeans:  American Eagle Hi-Rise Super Skinny

Cat Eye Sunglasses:  LuLu’s, similar

Heart Necklace:  Tiffany and Co.

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Watch:  Michael Kors

Handbag:  Michael Kors Hamilton

Boots:  Vince Camuto Almay (last season), same boot in black, similar

I am totally smitten with my new Vince Camuto boots.  As I said in my previous post, my favorite Aldo cognac boots are pretty worn out and I have been on the hunt for a new pair.  In fact, I actually bought these Vince boots last year in black and they quickly became one of my favorites.  So after scouring all of the new boot styles this season and not loving anything I found, I made it my mission to track down my Almay boots in the cognac color.  And while it did pose to be a challenge, I finally found them (for a great price!) on eBay.  And while the color is a touch more red than I would prefer, they are super comfy and stylish and I get tons compliments on them wherever I go!

Hope you all had an amazing weekend!

xx

L.O.V.E.

Does anyone else remember that Ashley Simpson used to have a music career (outside of her lip synching debacle on SNL)? I had completely forgotten until I saw this shirt hanging on the rack at one of our Macy’s stores. And like a tidal wave, the bubbly lyrics and catchy tune of L.O.V.E. came flooding back to me and I knew the shirt had to be mine.  😉

But in all seriousness, and aside from my forgotten love for the younger Simpson’s bubblegum pop, I have been obsessing over graphic tees all fall. They are fun, catchy like your favorite pop song, and have the potential to add a little sass to any outfit while boasting the comfort of a t-shirt. And not only that, but in addition to obviously being great with jeans, they work well with blazers and cardis, colored and printed skinnies, and even skirts and leggings. Just another fab item to add to your wardrobe helping you to create endless outfit possibilities!

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LOVE Tee:  Material Girl via Macy’s (sold out) similar, similar, similar

Grey Cardi:  Old Navy

Black Ponte Pants:  INC via Macy’s

Heart Necklace:  Tiffany and Co.

Long Necklace:  Personal Collection of Charms

Watch:  Michael Kors

Sunglasses:  Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack (last summer)

Handbag:  Coach (last fall)

Boots:  Kenneth Cole via TJMaxx (recent)

I actually wore the above outfit on a road trip to Montana this past weekend.  It was comfy and cute, and an easy transition from 8 hours in the car straight to dinner with family and friends.  The only thing I had to do was change my shoes.  I wore the black boots pictured above for dinner, but wore my Uggs in the car to keep me comfy and warm.  And although sometimes tough to create, I often love outfits that can transition from one event to another the best.  The older I get, the less time I feel like devoting to changing my clothes throughout the day so I’m always a huge fan of items that make things easier.  So if you are on the hunt for a great graphic tee, H&M and Forever21 are always a great place to start and should both have plenty of options at affordable prices!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

xx