Simple

Believe it or not, sometimes I have no idea what to wear. Honestly,  I think we all have those days where we just stand in our closets completely blank, not really knowing where to start.  So when I find myself having one of those moments, I’ve found that sometimes the best solution is to go back to basics and go with what I “know”.  For me, that is a simple top (usually a tank), a favorite pair of jeans, and a pair of pumps.  It’s an outfit I always feel good in and it’s typically appropriate for any occasion.  Plus, it’s a great blank canvas to change-up with a fun necklace, statement pumps, or other great accessories!

And be sure so scroll to the bottom of the post-I’ve got a round-up of the BEST Labor Day sales below (including where you can score my favorite go-to tops, like the one in this post, for 40% off!!!)! Happy holiday weekend, friends!

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Tank: Express (40% off ALL Tops, Dresses, and Jeans this weekend! Also love these, these, and these for go-to items in my closet!) | Skinnies: Joe’s Jeans | Necklaces: Stella & Dot (here and similar) | Cuff: House of Harlow c/o Rocksbox (get one month of free jewelry with code: AllDolledUp!) | Ring: Kendra Scott | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (on sale for under $100!!!) | Sunnies: Prada c/o Ditto (try them for one month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!) Pumps: Aldo (old), just bought these and LOVE them!

And now for the best part…the SALES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Express: 40% off tops, denim, and dresses

JCrew: 30% off your purchase with code: GETSHOPPING

JCrew Factory: 50% off EVERYTHING

Nordstrom: 40% off clearance sale (lots of pieces from the Half-yearly have been restocked, some even at lower prices!)

Old Navy: up to 60% off everything, PLUS take an extra 15% off online with code: DAYOFF

Gap: up to 40% off EVERYTHING

Banana Republic: 40% off your purchase with code: BRFALL

Macy’s: extra 20% off your purchase with code: SUPER

ASOS: take an extra 10% off your purchase with code: TREATYOSELF

Bloomingdales: the brown bag sale, plus an extra 20% off sale and clearance with code: BIG20

Bauble Bar: 50-60% off select styles

Sole Society: 40-60% off select styles

Hope you guys have a fantastic holiday weekend!!!

 

 

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Black and White

I have to wear all black when I do store visits for work, so I typically tend to shy away from wearing a lot of black in my personal life.  But when I saw this cute dress at Express-I just couldn’t resist.  I was initially drawn to it because of the cute one shoulder silhouette, but the black and white tribal print feels so fresh for the season.  Plus, the fun ruffle details makes it totally different from anything else I have in my wardrobe.  And I have to say, I am really looking forward to dressing this one up AND down for a more casual looks this summer!

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Dress: Express (on sale for $21!!), also comes in black and red (perfect for the 4th!) and a version with straps | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Bracelet: House of Harlow via Rocksbox (use code abbyxoxo for your first month FREE!) | Ring: Kendra Scott | Clutch: Clare Vivier, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Wedges: Jessica Simpson (on sale!)

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

 

Tailor Made

As I’ve gotten older, I have learned the importance of a good tailor.  And that just because something doesn’t fit you off the rack, doesn’t mean that it can’t still work for you.  And the dress in today’s post is the perfect example.  My mom and I stumbled on this gem at Anthropologie when my parents were in town a couple of weekends ago.  It was originally $228 and we found it on the sale rack marked down to $48 (um, WOW!).  It was the gorgeous fabric that initially drew me to it, but the original length was tea length and it just swallowed me up and was really unflattering.  But neither of us could get over the fabric (you should see it in person!) so we hatched a plan to have it shortened and I took it to my tailor (who also couldn’t get over the fabric), and he shortened it for me for a mere $20.  And I have to say, I think it is one of my very favorite dresses in my closet right now.  I guess it goes to show that it can be worth it to think outside of the box a little bit.  So if you don’t have a tailor, I would definitely suggest finding a good one in your neighborhood-you just never know when they might come in handy!

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Jacket: Lookbook | Dress: Anthropologie (I couldn’t find the tea length version online, the dress linked is the full length version) | Ring: Rocksbox, Suz Somersall | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier (back in stock!) | Heels: INC

And don’t forget to enter the Sonix iPhone case giveaway.  You can also use code: DOLLEDUP at check out for 15% off of your purchase!  Click here for all the details!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

Statement Pumps

It’s no secret that I love shoes.  And there is almost nothing in the whole wide world of fashion that I love more than a great pair of statement pumps!  So when I spotted these gorgeous Vince Camuto stunners when I was in San Francisco for meetings last week, I knew they would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe!  Not only will they look fantastic with jeans, but I am especially loving the way they amp up a simple long sleeved black dress.  A perfect (and super easy!) look for date night if you ask me!

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 Dress: Express (UNDER $30 and super comfy!!) | Bracelet: House of Harlow c/o Rocksbox | Sunnies: Prada | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Vince Camuto (SUPER comfy!!!) 

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

 

Shifty

I love a good shift dress.  It’s a great way to look polished without really putting in much thought or effort.  Because let’s face it, sometimes getting dressed can be really HARD (no matter how many clothes you have in your closet!).  So I always try to have a couple of these on hand in basic colors-a wardrobe hack, if you will.  They are super flattering on just about any body type, and pair well with boots or pumps, blazers or denim jackets, and also happen to look great paired with faux fur vests!  So if you don’t have a basic shift dress in your wardrobe, you should.  Just another one of those items that will give you a ton of outfit options without breaking the bank!

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Ponte Shift Dress: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVE this and this | Fur Vest: Forever21 (old), similar, similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot, JCrew (sold out), just got this one | Bracelets: Rocksbox, Stella & Dot, JCrew | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Boots: Aldo (old), love these

 Happy Thursday, friends!!!!

 

Rehearsal Dinner

If you follow me on Insta (and if you don’t, you should!), then you know I was in Austin, Texas last week celebrating the wedding of one of my best college friends.  It was an absolutely fabulous weekend and I could not be happier for my sweet friend and her new hubby.  And despite my best intentions to take blog photos of what I wore to all of the festivities, I was having too much fun to pause and break out the DSLR.

So even though I’m back home in the SLC, I wanted to recreate for y’all what I wore to the rehearsal dinner.  I haven’t been to many weddings in the winter, and it made me realize that they can be a little tricky to dress for.  Even though Austin is fairly mild, I wasn’t sure it would be warm enough for a sleeveless dress-and I was right.  So instead, I opted to pair one of my favorite skirts from this past summer, with one of my favorite tops from the holiday season.  And I have to say that I really love the way it turned out.  Not only is navy one of my favorite colors for a formal event, but mixing it back to gold and leopard is one of my very favorite combinations of all time-a total no-brainer for such a special event!

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Top: Express (on sale for under $20!!) | Skirt: JCrew (loving the citrus color AND it’s on sale for under $40!) | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew (this isn’t quite the same, but it’s really close, and on sale!!) | Rings: Stella & Dot, Rocksbox | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), new version | Booties: INC (best booties EVER and they are on sale!!!)

I hope you guys are having a great week.  I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t be happier that the end is in sight.  I’m definitely ready for the weekend already!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

December Rain

We have had an unusually warm and dry winter here in the SLC thus far.  So when the rain and sleet started coming down this past weekend, I was actually a little thrilled because I am hoping for a white Christmas (duh!), but also a little bummed because rain and blog photos usually don’t mix.  But we managed to take cover and get these shots done.  And guess what?  I’m rocking green again (in a little different shade than Monday’s post) for the holiday season!  This outfit is an easy one to put together and perfect for a holiday party-especially when paired back a red lip!

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Jacket: Nordstrom (BEST ever AND it’s under $100!) | V-Neck Silk Tee: Express (and my very FAVORITE layering tee-great alone, or under jackets or sweaters-trust me, you need this one!) | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Clutch: Michael Kors | Necklace: Stella & Dot, also LOVE this one | Bracelets: House of Harlow via Rocks Box, Stella & Dot, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Sparkle Heels: INC via Macy’s (SO comfy and super sparkly!!)

Thank you all SO much for stopping by!  And don’t forget to enter win a set of Younique 3D mascara here.  You can also check out Monday’s post where I’m dishing on my experience with fake eyelashes and why I am adore Younique mascara!!!

Happy hump day!