Booties

Today, I want to talk about booties.  They are everywhere this season and I am absolutely in love with the trend.  BUT I’ll be honest, I find booties very difficult to wear.  I workout and bike and ski a lot, so I don’t have super skinny legs.  I’m also short (not quite 5’4″), so I find that most booties can tend to make me look thick in the legs and even shorter than I already am!  And that is definitely not look I’m going for!  Ha! I’ve tried on countless pairs and always love them on the rack and on other people, but seldom like them on myself.  However, I have finally found the trick to the perfect bootie for all you gals out there who are struggling with this trend like me.  And the secret, my friends? Booties that dip down in the front, or that are a little closer to a pump than a bootie (like the pair in today’s post-a shootie, if you will).  Seriously, I can’t tell you what a difference a little dip in the front will make for you and the length it will give you back in your legs.  So if you have been feeling anything like me when it comes to booties-don’t give up!  I’ve linked up some of my favorite, and (more importantly) flattering booties below!

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Sweater: Old Navy | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), obsessed with this and this| Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Forever21 (old), similar | Hat: Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack (LOVE the Candied Ginger color) | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Booties: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx (I can’t find these anywhere online-sorry!)

And last but not least, here are my recommendations for flattering booties: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, my favessplurge

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy Tuesday!

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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!

Stud Muffin

I love studs. Especially the sort you find in fashion. 🙂 And I have a feeling that this fall is not going to disappoint. Studs are popping up everywhere from shoes, to sweaters, to bags, to jewelry-anything is acceptable. Including mixing different types of studs together…

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Tank: JCrew (on sale) | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar | Belt: Express | Bracelets: JCrew, H&M, Stella  & Dot, Kate Spade | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Rayban | Sandals: Vince Camuto (on sale!) | Bag: Michael Kors 

Thank you, as always, so much for stopping by the blog!  And if you haven’t already, please be sure to follow along on Facebook and Instagram!

Also, I am selling a few handbags on eBay right now, so please be sure to stop by and check them out here if you are interested!  Auctions run until Monday at noon MST.

Hope you are having a fantastic week!

Tour of Utah

The Tour of Utah was this weekend and J and I were lucky enough to score VIP tickets to the stage 4 circuit race in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday evening. And because we knew thousands of people would be heading downtown for the event, we decided to ride our cruisers to the Capital building-the location of the Start/Finish. And while I obviously wanted to look nice for the event, I also had to be practical when choosing an outfit that could not only stand up to the heat, but that would also be comfortable for a bike ride as well. And I have to say, one of my favorite dresses of the summer did just the trick…

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Denim Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Striped Dress: Francesca’s (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Keti Sorely Designs, Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Purse: Steve Madden (old), similar | Flats: Target (old), similar, similar

Be sure to follow me on Instagram: alldolledupblog to see more photos from the event.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Lunch Date

I love lunch dates. Whether it be with friends, my hubby, or my sweet co-workers, there is always something fun about “grabbing” lunch. Particularly during the summer months when it’s the perfect time to nab a seat on a patio somewhere. And as the temperature heats up with the progression of summer, sun dresses and maxi’s will definitely be my go-to for these types of outings. But for now, I am loving light colored, distressed denim back to a fun top, and over-sized bag. Oh, and as always, a cute (and comfy) pair shoes…

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Shirt: Express | Jeans: American Eagle | Necklaces:  Tiffany, My Personal Collection of Charms, Kenneth Cole (old) | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Tiffany | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Guess | Bag: Kate Spade, similar |  Cognac Pumps: Aldo (old)

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Thanks for stopping by!!

xx

Knots Landing

I am so happy that maxi dresses are back on the docket for spring this year. And perhaps what makes me even happier, is the new trend of tying the bottom of your maxi in a knot. It is the perfect (and oh-so-simple) way to change-up an old favorite, making it feel fresh and new for the season!

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Maxi: Old Navy (old), similar, similar | Denim Jacket: Macy’s | Necklace: Groop Dealz, similar | Bracelet Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Aldo | Sunnies: Nordstrom, similar | Clutch: Coach | Wedges: Dolce Vita , new version

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was filled with lots of projects and yard work, but it felt great to be extra productive and get things done around the house.  And of course (despite the copious amount of manual labor), it went by way too fast, as weekends tend to do.  Good thing there is a nice, long holiday weekend ahead of us!

Happy Monday!

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Flower Power

Last weekend I got to spend an evening in Park City with some of my favorite girlfriends. And what better outfit to wear for a night with the girls than my favorite boyfriend jeans paired back to my current fashion crush-a pretty water colored floral blazer. I am absolutely loving the floral trend this season-especially back to torn-up, light wash denim. That mix of sassy and sweet-I swear it gets me every time…

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Floral Blazer: BarIII (sold out online), similar, similar | T-Shirt: Victoria’s Secret Pink | Ripped Jeans: American Eagle | Bracelets: Juicy Couture, Tiffany and Co., Stella & Dot | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies: Gap | Pumps: Nine West, similar

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Thanks for reading.

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Citrus Punch

I would consider an outfit like the below to be my go-to look-a pretty button down, skinny jeans, a comfy pair of pumps, and some super fun accessories. In fact, this is the type of outfit that I constantly find myself gravitating towards-both in dressy (like this one) and casual versions. I guess I could call it my All Dolled Up uniform…

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Neon Button Down: Express | Skinnies: Gap | Leopard Belt: Express | Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Aldo | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Steve Madden (old), similar | Bag: Michael Kors Limited Edition Hamilton (sold out in yellow) | Pumps: Alfani via Macy’s

If you are looking for a perfect fitting button down that comes in a variety of colors, in a gorgeous floaty material, then the Express Portofino shirt is for you.  I am beyond obsessed with not only the fit and fabric of this lovely shirt, but also with the vast array of drool worthy colors that it’s offered-definitely something for everyone.

Hope your week is off to a good start.  Thanks for reading!

xx

Sunshine On My Shoulder

It finally happened this weekend-the sun came out. We have had such a cold spring here in the SLC, it really feels like it has been forever since that’ s happened. Between all of the rain, and snow, and cold we have been having, I couldn’t have been happier that big, beautiful, ball of fire in the sky finally decided to shine down us. And even though it was a little chilly, it still seemed appropriate to wear a dress for the occasion…

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Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar, similar | Dress: Francesca’s (sold out), similar, similar |  Necklace: Tiffany and Co., my personal collection of charms | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Belt: American Eagle (old), similar | Clutch: Hobo International Lauren | Pumps: Aldo

There are two items that I am wearing in this outfit that are absolute staples in my wardrobe.  And on top of that, they are two things that I think every gal should own.  The first is a great jean jacket.  Perfection to throw on in the spring time over dresses or sleeveless tops when the weather is still a touch chilly, and also ideal for cool summer nights.  And then of course, my tried and true favorite cognac pumps.  Even though they are heels, the neutral color makes them feel a touch more casual, the color goes with everything, and the heel height on this particular pair lets me walk around all day in long in them.  So if you are looking to purchase a couple of staples this spring, these are both items that should definitely be considered!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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P.S.  It’s not too late too late to shop my Stella & Dot trunk show!  Just click here to check out so many amazing things-including my favorite Renegade bracelet featured in today’s post!

Friday #Giveaway with Stella & Dot [CLOSED]

Congratulations to RIVERNIK!!!  You are the lucky winner of a Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet!  Plesae email me:  abby_doll@hotmail.com with your mailing address and preference of gold or silver.  Thanks for reading!!!  xx

I am so excited to have the opportunity to team up and host a giveaway with the incredible Stella & Dot today! If I had to pick a favorite jewelry company, they would be it-hands down. With their chic and trendy pieces, and half of their line under $50, they have a little something for everyone. And because it’s one of my very favorite pieces of jewelry that I own, we have decided to give away a beloved Renegade bracelet in your choice of gold or silver! See official entry rules below…

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Official Entry Rules:

(must be a follower of All Dolled Up to enter-click on right nav to follow along if you haven’t already!)

1.  Like All Dolled Up on Facebook (right nav)

2.  Like Heather’s Stella & Dot Facebook page

3.  Share this contest on your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

4.  Leave a comment below specifying if you would like the gold or silver Renegade bracelet

Additional Entires:

1.  Follow All Dolled Up on Instagram or Twitter (right nav)

2.  Follow Heather’s Stella & Dot on Instagram

Contest will be open until Tuesday night, April 9th, at midnight MST.  Winner will be announced Thursday, April 11th.

Thanks for reading and GOOD LUCK!!!!!

xx

P.S.  Be sure to stop by Stella & Dot to see their current offering of gorgeous spring jewelry!!!