Cardi

I love a good cardigan.  And while I don’t tend to think of black when I think of Spring and Summer trends, I think it’s safe to say that black is going to be an important element in our wardrobes in the coming season.  So it’s either a great time to pull out your favorite basics (like a staple black cardi), or it’s a good time to stock up!DSC_5145 DSC_5148 DSC_5184 DSC_5164 DSC_5171 DSC_5158 DSC_5150 DSC_5177 DSC_5209 DSC_5206 DSC_5216

Cardi: cabi, also love this

Cami: Express (these are the best ever, AND they’re reversible!)

Skinnies: AG Farrah

Necklace: Raven & Lily, love this

Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto (try them for one month free with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout)

Clutch: Clare V.

Pumps: Topshop

Hope you guys are having a great week!  I am finally starting to feel a little bit better.  I seriously can’t believe how sick I’ve been the past few days.  No fun at all.  Thank goodness for being on the mend!

Cheers to the almost weekend, friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Yellow Pop

My mom has always had great taste.  And even as an adult, I always anxiously anticipate the fun gifts she will spoil me with on special occasions.  And this yellow clutch, along with my necklace, are not only two of my very favorite Christmas gifts (courtesy of my sweet mom), but they are both staples that will remain relevant in my wardrobe for a long time to come.  Plus, who says you can’t wear sequins and feathers after the holidays?

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Happy weekend!  Hope you all have something fun planned!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Skirting the Issue

If you have been following my blog for a while, then you might remember that this past summer, I made a promise to push myself out of my comfort zone and wear more dresses.  While it was difficult at first, I was so glad I did it and really felt like it pushed me to think outside of the box.

So, I have been trying the same thing this winter.  But because of the colder weather, I have found it to be a little more challenging.  That is why I have loved this skirt so much.  Not only is it a beautiful, thick, flannel material, but it has a nice lining, and is the perfect length for the winter months.  So it’s been an ideal piece for me to style when I’m making an effort to wear something other than just jeans or leggings (although it looks great with leggings too! ha!)!

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

xoxo,

Abby

 

Shift Jacket

You guys know I love a good shift dress.  But did you know I’m also a fan of a great shift jacket?  Not only are they chic and stylish, but they are perfect for the office to take any simple dress you have in your closet up a notch.  And if you are looking for a great staple dress for your wardrobe, this one is perfect!  Not only is it affordable and super flattering, but it comes in a ton of great colors!  In fact, it’s one of the pieces that gets the most wear in my closet-no matter the season!

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Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

TGIF

I can’t even begin to tell you guys how happy I am that it is Friday!  Why does the first full week of the year always seem to go by so slowly?  Just another one of life’s many mysteries, I guess!  Anyway, today I wanted to share a super casual outfit with you all that is one of my go-to looks.  As much as I love color, I am obsessed with gray and love it paired with white-especially when you throw in a pop of cognac.  I don’t know if it’s the dreariness of January or the post holiday blues, but this is a combo I’ve been reaching for all week. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to see if you won the $50 Bohme Boutique giveaway!

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Sweater: Super Dry via TJMaxx, similar, LOVE this one (on sale for $11.99!) | T-Shirt: H&M (old), this is my favorite tee EVER | Denim: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven + Lily (fair trade, AND it’s on sale!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker, less expensive version | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Anne Klein via DSW (SO comfy and I’m obsessed with the cute little tassels!)

And the lucky winner of the $50 Bohme Boutique Giftcard is:

NICKI JOSEPH

Be on the lookout for an email from me or the ladies at Bohme to coordinate!

Happy weekend sweet friends!!!!

Winter Pastels

I am loving the pastel trend this winter.  To me, there is just something so soft and beautiful about wearing colors like lilac during the crisp, white, winter months.  And not only are pastels an unexpected (and fun!) choice right now, but they are a nice transition from the bold holiday colors of red and green (not that you can’t still wear those colors now too!!)…

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 Lilac Top: JCrew (sold out online-check in store), similar, JCrew Factory version| Faux Fur Vest: Macy’s (sold out), LOVE this one, similar | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven + Lily | Rings: Suz Somersall | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Coach (sold out), similar, obsessed with this one | Pumps: INC (SO sparkly and comfy-I’m obsessed!)

Can you believe the holiday season has come and gone and it’s January again already?  To be honest, I’m kind of nursing the post holiday blues.  And the fact that it’s Monday certainly doesn’t help matters, does it?

But regardless, cheers to the new year and all of the new adventures it holds!  And don’t forget to CLICK HERE to enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Bohme Boutique!  Winner will be announced on Friday!

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)!

Raven + Lily

I am pretty sure that yesterday was the first Monday that I haven’t shared a blog post since I launched All Dolled Up.  And if you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, you should: alldolledupblog), then you know I have been in Boulder cheering on my hubby at Cyclorcross Nationals.  And while we had a really fun weekend, horrible roads plus a sick husband on the drive home meant having to unexpectedly stay the night in a hotel in the middle-of-nowhere Wyoming.  So my apologies for missing yesterday!

But now that I am back, I wanted to share with you an amazing company called Raven + Lily.   I love to shop fair trade and have shared quite a few fair trade finds and companies on the blog in the past, and so I thought it was important to share the ah-mazingness of Raven + Lily with all of you.  Raven + Lily is a company founded by two women who wanted to use fashion and ethical design as a “a platform to utilize those passions to alleviate poverty among women”.  The necklace I am wearing in today’s post is a favorite of mine from their Ethiopian Collection and was created by HIV positive women from handmade beads made of melted bullet casings from previous war conflicts.  Talk about a powerful statement necklace.  You can read more about Raven + Lily here, and you can shop their incredibly gorgeous collection here, including designs from Ethiopia, Cambodia, and India.  When we are so blessed to live in this great country, and live the lives that we do, I think it’s incredibly important to give back when we can and support companies that empower women around the globe…

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Jacket: Nordstrom (obsessed) | Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink (BEST tee’s ever) | Jeans: American Eagle (limited edition-sold out), similar, similar | Necklace: Raven + Lily, also loving this, and these | Bracelet: Juicy Couture (old), similar (and 40% off!) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Target (old), similar | Pumps: Aldo (old), love these

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by!