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I used to think the combo of shorts and heels together was kind of silly.  But I have to admit, I am a total convert and wearing heels and shorts together is a summer staple for me. When the weather heats up, I am all about fashion short cuts, and adding heels to any outfit (specifically shorts), is a perfect and easy way to glam up a super casual look…

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Tee: American Eagle (sold out), similarshort sleeve version

Shorts: JCrew (last summer) similar, obsessed with this seersucker version, and LOVE these (on sale!)

Necklace: JCrew

Sunnies: Ray-ban (62mm)

Bag: Steve Madden (old), obsessed with this one AND this one!

Heels: INC (SUPER comfy and come in lots of fun colors AND they’re on sale!)

If you don’t already, be sure to follow my Instagram account (alldolledupblog) for more outfit inspiration and insight into my fashion (and life!) adventures!!

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Neon Mono

I love a good monochromatic combination.  And while my instinct is usually to use neutrals for monochromatic looks, this necklace/sweater combo has convinced me that it works really well with with color (especially neon!) too!!

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Sweater: Forever21, similar, similar | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: JCrew (on sale!) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Boots: Aldo (old), similar

Hope you are all having a great week so far!  I am in Wyoming on a work trip braving the severe cold.  Kind of a shock to the system after 10 days in Nicaragua and spring-like temps in the SLC!  Brrrrrrrr….

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!

Pretty, Pretty Peplum

There is just something so pretty and feminine about peplum. And that is exactly why it is one of my favorite silhouettes of the season. Well that, and because it is also extremely flattering on just about any figure. Nicely tailored with just enough flare to hide any imperfections…

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Peplum Top: Alice Ritter for Gap (sold out online-check in store!), similar, similar | Skinnies: 7 For All Mankind | Necklace: T+J Designs | Cuff: Lucky Brand (old), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Limited Edition Hamilton, similar | Pumps: Marc Fisher (same pump, new colors)

Another thing I love about this outfit?  The combo of navy and yellow-always a winner in my book.

Happy hump day!

FPF: Montana Love Tee

I will always have a love affair with my home state of Montana. There is just something so special about it that I can’t explain. It was the most incredible place to grow up and someday I hope I can raise my children there, or that it will, at the very least, be an important part of their lives too. And because I was lucky enough to marry a man who loves Montana as much as I do, every summer, J and I make a trip back to my hometown to soak in the beauty, the serenity, and all of the amazing-ness that is Montana. And this year’s vacation, as usual, was the high light of my summer. So when I saw these cute Montana Shirt Co. Tee’s everywhere on Facebook and realized their shop was located in my hometown, I knew I needed to get one so I could express my love for my home state with pride anytime, anywhere…

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Montana Tee: Montana Shirt Co. | Jeans: Joe’s (same style, different wash) | Necklace: GroopDealz, similar | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Pumps: Marc Fischer

Be sure to stop by Montana Shirt Co. and check out their assortment of tee’s, tanks and hoodies.  They have a ton of cute stuff and the quality is fantastic.  But be sure to order at least a size up-the women’s tee’s run pretty small.

Hope you all had a fantastic week.  Happy Friday!!!!!

Where The Green Grass Grows

Not only did J and I purchase a house two years ago that needed a complete gut job and remodel on the inside, but it also needed a total overhaul of the outside as well. And after countless projects and a lot of hard work (we have done the majority of it ourselves), we are literally one project away from completion-both inside and out. And since one of my favorite things about warmer weather is fresh-cut grass (both the smell and the color), I can’t tell you how excited I am to spend countless evenings on the back deck enjoying ours this summer. And I am guessing this also might just be the explanation as to why I am so enamored with my grass-green tote right now…

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Jean Jacket: Else Denim (old), similar | Striped Dress: Forever21, (loving this one) | Belt: American Eagle (old) |  Necklace: GroopDealz (similar) |  Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Gap | Bag: Kate Spade, similar

I am on the road again this week for work-which marks two weeks in a row.  And while I love my job, I can’t even begin to describe how much I am looking forward to getting home tomorrow night, and spending a nice relaxing weekend lounging in our finished backyard.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  Thank you 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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