The Blues

I am loving all shades of blue this season.  And even though blue is a color I always love, it’s not necessarily a color that I’m typically drawn to wear, or one that has a very big presence in my wardrobe.  But because there are so many beautiful shades available this spring and it is such an “it”color, blue is something I am definitely making an effort to wear more of!

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Button Down: JCrew (on sale!), LOVE this one | Skinnies: Current/Elliott via Piperlime (on sale!!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (backordered), also love this one | Sunglasses: Karen Walker, similar version under $60 | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Vince Camuto

Apologies for the radio silence on the blog the last few days!  I am a Regional Director of Strategy for a major retailer and was facilitating my Spring 2016 planning meetings in Seattle all week.  And even though I had a bunch of outfit photos ready to go, I was too exhausted to get any text posted.  But I am back home now and can’t wait for a fun weekend with my hubby and pups!

Happy Friday, y’all!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

 P.S. Don’t forget to enter the $500 Lululemon giveaway here.  You can also stop by my Instagram (alldolledupblog) for a chance to win an AUTHENTIC Louis Vuitton NeverFull!!!!!!!!!

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Up On The Roof

I love anything that sparkles.  Especially if it adds an element of fun to an otherwise classic piece.  So when I saw this jacket at Express while I was in SF last wee, I knew it was a perfect addition to my closet.  I wear denim jackets all the time (especially this time of year), and I love that I now have a bit of a dressier option in my closet.  I can tell this jacket is going to be on heavy repeat in my closet this year!

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Jacket: Express (obsessed) | T-Shirt: JCrew, also love this and this | Skinnies: American Eagle, similar, similar | Cuff: Fair Trade | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Michael Kors (last year) this year’s version | Watch: Michael Kors  | Pumps: Nine West (old), similar (under $30!), similar 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Happy Monday!!!!

Pump It Up

I am definitely a high heel kind of girl.  Not a huge fan of flats, and while I do love boots, if I had my choice, let’s be honest, I’d wear a fab pair of pumps everyday.  And so it should come as no surprise that this season I am especially loving making a statement with my footwear.  Don’t you just love that shoes aren’t just shoes anymore, but rather outfit completing accessories?

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Camo Jacket: Buffalo via TJMaxx | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., Personal Collection of Charms | Statement Ring: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors Selma, similar | Pumps: BCBG (on sale!), also here

I had such a fun weekend in Chicago with friends (of course it went by way too fast).  But I couldn’t be happier to be home with my sweet family.  Well that, and the fact that we are only 2 days away from heading back to Nicaragua for a little vacay.  And let me tell you, I am so excited I can hardly stand it.  You can see my pics from last year’s vacation to the darling town of San Juan Del Sur here.

Happy Monday!!!

Blanket Scarf

I have been loving extra big, cozy, plaid scarves this season.  And this one is no exception. But not only is it the perfect piece to keep me nice and warm on even the coldest of winter days, it’s the perfect pop of color to help satiate my spring fever…

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Jacket: Guess (old), similar, similar | Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink (BEST tee’s ever!) | Skinnies: Joe’s Jeans, similar | Scarf: Gap (on sale!!) | Sunnies: Nordstrom, similar | Watch: Michael Kors, loving this one | Pumps: Nine West, LOVE these

I hope your week is off to a fantastic start.  Than you so much for stopping by!

Neutral

Even though I am a color person, sometimes there is nothing I crave more than a basic neutral outfit without any color what-so-ever.  It is such a chic, blank slate and something about that just feels so refreshing. But I have to tell you, that when it came time to photograph this outfit, my husband laughed at me!  Like, an actual, audible, are you really wearing that kind of a laugh!  Turns out he thinks my vest looks like a shag rug!  And I have to say, I think he’s right.  But on the other hand, I also have to say that I love this vest.  I tried to hunt down the original  jacket version that was popular on so many blogs earlier this season, but didn’t have any luck.  So I was thrilled to stumble upon it as a vest.  And not only is it a vest (and I’m pretty obsessed with vests) but it’s super cozy and soft, and it even has pockets.  So at the end of the day, I love it and am resolved to rock it-even if my husband thinks I look like I’m wearing a giant piece of carpet for a top!

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Vest: Bohme (check in store), same vest | Buttondown: Gap | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (on sale!), also here | Bracelets: Banana Republic (old), similar, JCrew, Stella & Dot | Necklace: Stella & Dot Sutton | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker The Number One | Pumps: Michael Kors (old), similar

Hope you are all having a fantastic week!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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!

Buffalo

I love plaid.  Like really love it.  But of all of the cute plaids I’ve seen this season, a classic buffalo check plaid just might be my favorite.  And so when I saw this scarf at Gap (for 40%!), I knew it was coming home with  me. And hats!  Oh my gosh.  I LOVE hats!  I mean really, how easy (and fun) is it to just throw on a super simple outfit and a few cute accessories to really an outfit take it up a notch!

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Black Tee: Downeast Basics | Jeans: Else by Joe’s Jeans (on sale for $35!) | Scarf: Gap (40% off!), similar, similar | Hat: Macy’s, similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Banana Republic (40% off!) | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Sole Society (best shoes EVER)

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

Casual Friday

I am all about dressing casual and feeling comfortable.  So this Friday, I wanted to share a casual go-to look that is on frequent repeat in my closet right now, comprised of a few of my favorite things: a button down, leather jacket, favorite jeans, and a fun pair of pumps.  Kind of tough to beat, don’t you think?

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Jacket: Guess (old), similar, similar | Plaid Shirt: JCrew (old), loving this one | Jeans: JCrew(old), obsessed with these | Bracelets: JCrew, Oia Jules, | Watch: Michael Kors | Necklaces: Basil the Cat c/o, TJMaxx, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Bag: Rebeca Minkoff (old), similar | Pumps: Ivanka Trump

If you saw Monday’s post, then you know I am teaming up with one of my very favorite Etsy shops, Basil the Cat, to give away one of the gorgeous elephant lockets that I am wearing in this post.  Just click on the link below and follow the instructions for your chance to win.  Winner will be announced Wednesday, November 20th, so be sure and check back!  Basil the Cat is also offering 20% off any purchase to All Dolled up readers for the entire month of November.  Just enter AbbyDoll20 at checkout!

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Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Halloween!

In honor of Halloween, today’s outfit post is brought to you by the colors orange and black.  And while it might seem like a taboo combo, or at the very least a little tough to wrangle, I promise you can wear black and orange together without looking like you are dressing up for Halloween-or in support of your favorite team.  The best bet?  Stay away from a true orange.  Instead, opt for shades of mandarin (like my outfit below), corals, or neon.  All look fantastic with black and can be worn together anytime of the year…

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Lace Top: JCrew (old), similar | Vest: Target (check your local store), similar | Jeans: American Eagle | Necklace: GroopDealz, similar | Cuff: H&M | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Vince Camuto

Wishing you all a safe and wonderful Halloween.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Beanie Baby

I love a good hat.  In fact, on most winter weekends, you can almost always find me wearing one (most likely covering up helmet hair from a day on the slopes).  Not only are they an easy (and practical) accessory to throw on with just about any outfit, but they are perfect for this time of year when the temps start dropping (or when you just don’t feel like doing your hair)…

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Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old), similar, loving this one | Skinnies: Hudson | Beanie: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Keti Sorely Designs | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: TJMaxx | Boots: Aldo (old), similar, similar

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  My hubby had a double header bike race this weekend, so ours revolved around biking.  But lucky for me, Cyclocross is a really fun event to watch, and my husband is having a great year-so it’s always exciting.

Thank you so much for stopping by!