It Dress

Maxi dresses are always a favorite silhouette of mine during the summer months.  But the dress in today’s post just might be my favorite maxi ever.  I absolutely adore the unique cut, the fact that it’s striped, and you’ll never believe it, but it’s fantastic quality and less than $25.  Trust me sweet friends, if you are going to add a new maxi to your wardrobe this summer, this is the one!

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Dress: Shein c/o (less than $25!) | Necklace: Baublebar | Cuff: Kendra Scott | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Hat: Nordstrom | Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto (rent them monthly for just $24, and get one month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at check out!) | Wedges: DSW, love these

Happy Tuesday, loves!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Vacation Style

Hola!! This morning I am writing this post to you guys from San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.  If you checked out any of last week’s posts, or follow me on Instagram (alldolledupblog), then you know Justin and I are on vacation.  And what a glorious vacation it has been!  This is our 2nd time in SJDS and we are absolutely in love.  Beautiful town, wonderful people, and an incredibly laid back lifestyle which has made it pretty easy for us to just kick back and relax.  The biggest question of the day tends to be whether to go to the beach (surfing for J), or hang by the pool at our house.

We didn’t bring our DSLR with us, so J snapped these photos with his phone out on our patio while we were enjoying our favorite time of the day here…the sunset.  Even Jack (our guard dog), loves to sit and watch the sunset with us and insisted in being in some of the photos with me. 🙂  Maxi skirts, minimal jewelry, and bright tanks have pretty much been my go-to uniform since we’ve been here (outside of bathing suits).  And I am loving the super high slit of this maxi.  Pretty sure it’s my favorite thing that I packed-not to mention that it cost less than $20!!!  Tough to beat that!

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Tank: JCrew, similar | Maxi: Forever21, similar, similar | Necklace: JCrew (on sale!) | Cuff: Lucky | Sunnies: Ray-Ban, less expensive version | Sandals: Target (old), similar 

Be sure to follow along on Instagram (alldolledupblog) to see more of our vacation pics and keep up with our Nicaraguan adventure.

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

Macy’s Friends and Family

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This weekend marks one of my very favorite times of the year-Macy’s Friends and Family sale!  Twice a year Macy’s provides you the opportunity to really ramp up the savings by offering an extra 25% off on all sale and regular priced merchandise in stores and online. Including an extra 25% off of brands normally excluded from Macy’s coupons and promotions.  That means you get extra savings on brands like Kate Spade, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Coach, Michael Kors, premium denim, The North Face, BarIII, Vince Camuto and the list goes on!
So be sure to stop in a Macy’s near you this weekend to take advantage of amazing savings!  Sale ends Monday.
Happy, happy weekend dolls!
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Casual Cool

Contrary to what you might think, I don’t get really dressed up very often. Obviously I love to write posts and share all of my fun outfit ideas with you guys, but truth be told, if you were to bump into me out running errands around the SLC, chances are you would find me wearing something similar to the below. In the summertime, my general uniform is a great pair of cutoffs (I’m especially partial to white) back to a tee, or a great button down (for a slightly more put together look). So when Justin and I had a mini-golf date with our littles followed by a trip to the new City Creek Center and beers on the patio at the Beer Hive, I knew for once exactly what I was going to wear (without really even putting any thought into it). And sometimes, simple as they are, those are often times my favorite outfits.

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Gingham button down: JCrew
White Cut Off Shorts: American Eagle
Neon Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Bloomingdales
Watch: Michael Kors via Macy’s
Bracelets: Tiffany and Co., Forever21, H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden via DSW

I am so in love withy the color of this JCrew shirt-and the fabric and gingham are a perfect summer combo. In fact I’m not at all surprised that this is actually called “The Perfect Shirt”.  So if you are looking for a great fitting, lightweight summer button down, I would highly recommend this one. Plus they have a huge variety of different colors and prints-something for everyone I’m sure!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!

xx

The Cold Shoulder

One thing I know for sure, I definitely did not get the cold shoulder from my friends and family on my birthday-in fact so many people in my life reached out and made such incredibly sweet gestures, that it is safe to say it was one of my best birthdays yet.  I did however, choose to wear my new bright pink cold shoulder top to my birthday dinner at my favorite wine and tapas bar with our very dearest friends.   It was a wonderful evening and I am so grateful to all who came out to celebrate, for the beautiful weather, the lovely gifts, and time spent with so many sweet friends that I don’t get to see nearly enough.  I was a very blessed birthday girl this year!

Pink Cold Shoulder Top:  RACHEL Rachel Roy via Macy’s

Skinny Jeans:  Gap Jeggings

Shoes:  DV by Dolce Vita Jude via Macy’s

Necklace:  JCrew via eBay (again, a word of caution if you go this route-there are a lot of terrible fakes on eBay right now)

Clutch:  Steve Madden via Macy’s (sold out)

Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Bracelets:  Tiffany, H&M, Forever21, Macy’s, Thailand (yes, the country!)

Sunnies:  Guess via TJMaxx

I love the cold shoulder trend.  I think it is a great way to dress up a simple top-in fact, the other cold shoulder tops in my closet are primarily jersey and most of them seem to have stripes.  I tend to gravitate towards them because they are comfy enough to make you feel like you are slipping on your favorite t-shirt, but add a few accessories and some cute shoes, and you have an outfit fit for just about any occasion-including a birthday dinner in your honor! 🙂  They also tend to be flattering on my most figures and are a great way to transition from long sleeves to tank tops.  I know I never feel quite ready to show my pasty white arms in the month of May, so a cute cold shoulder top is the perfect middle ground.

Happy Hump day!!

xx