Burgundy

When it comes to shopping, I am not very good at purchasing items in advance for an upcoming season.  Instead, I am more of a buy now, wear now kind of girl.  So this time of year gets to be a little tricky for me.  While August is one of my favorite times to shop because of all of the amazing deals, summer is also running short on time, so I want to be careful and not purchase things that I am going to have to put away in a few weeks.  So instead, I look for transitional items to add to my wardrobe that I can wear now and wear later.  And this dress is a great example.  I had been eyeing it in a bright pink color for quite sometime, but when it recently went on sale, I ultimately decided to buy it in burgundy because not only can I wear it now, but it will look great layered with leopard, and booties, and jackets and sweaters!

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Dress: Nordstrom | Necklace: JCrew (old), this is at the top of my wishlist| Rings: Kendra Scott, Stella & Dot | Cuff: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Nordstrom Rack (cheapies) | Bag: Alexander Wang | Pumps: Gilt (obsessed! AND they are on major sale for under $25!)

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

P.S.  I finally bit the bullet and joined Snapchat.  So be sure to follow me over there if you are interested.  You can find me at: alldolledupblog

 

 

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Lucky

It didn’t occur to me when I originally wore this outfit, but when I was posting these photos, I realized this would have been a perfect ensemble for St. Patrick’s day!  Ha!  But none-the-less, this dress from Express is one of my favorite things ever (I also own it in black which you can see here).  It is so comfy and cute and the perfect blank canvas to style in a multitude of ways!  Plus it’s on major sale right now (under$30!!!).  So, you might want to take a look and stock up, or at least snag one-I promise it’s a piece you’ll wear time and time again!

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Dress: Express (under $30!) | Vest: Tommy Girl (old), love this | Necklace: Stella & Dot (sold out), loving this | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch (ON SALE!!! Use code: SPRING at checkout for up to 30% off your purchase!) | Booties: Anne Klein, obsessed with these

Happy Friday!!!!

 

 

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!!!!!!!!!

Winter Pastels

I am loving the pastel trend this winter.  To me, there is just something so soft and beautiful about wearing colors like lilac during the crisp, white, winter months.  And not only are pastels an unexpected (and fun!) choice right now, but they are a nice transition from the bold holiday colors of red and green (not that you can’t still wear those colors now too!!)…

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 Lilac Top: JCrew (sold out online-check in store), similar, JCrew Factory version| Faux Fur Vest: Macy’s (sold out), LOVE this one, similar | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Raven + Lily | Rings: Suz Somersall | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Coach (sold out), similar, obsessed with this one | Pumps: INC (SO sparkly and comfy-I’m obsessed!)

Can you believe the holiday season has come and gone and it’s January again already?  To be honest, I’m kind of nursing the post holiday blues.  And the fact that it’s Monday certainly doesn’t help matters, does it?

But regardless, cheers to the new year and all of the new adventures it holds!  And don’t forget to CLICK HERE to enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Bohme Boutique!  Winner will be announced on Friday!

Texture

It’s no secret that I love print mixing.  But what you might not know is that I am also a fan of mixing different textures and fabrics.  And when I stumbled on this fun version of a classic surplus coat while recently shopping for a dress for my cousin’s wedding, I just couldn’t help myself. It’s the perfect Fall piece with just enough of a twist to make an old staple feel new again…

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Jacket: Bohme (local SLC boutique), similar, similar | Tank: Express (old), similar | Skinnies: 7 for All Mankind Slim Illusion (BEST EVER-and they’re on major sale!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (older style), similar, LOVE this one | Clutch: Clare Vivier, flat version (a little less expensive) | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Pumps: Enzo Angiolini via Nordstrom Rack, similar, similar

Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb

Happy Friday y’all!  Thanks for stopping by!

Layers

One of my favorite things about dressing for Fall is layering.  I love putting multiple pieces together to achieve different looks and maximize the pieces in my wardrobe.  And because I am such a fan of the layered look, I am definitely finding myself gravitating towards this season’s mixed media pieces that give you the layered look without having to actually layer.  Not only do they help simplify getting dressed in the morning, but they are a great option to get the layered look without all the bulk!

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Sweater: Maison Jules via Macy’s, also loving this, this and this | Tank: Gap | Skinnies: American Eagle (LOVING their new X denim!!!) | Necklace: JCrew (old), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier (also love this) | Pumps: Aldo (old), LOVE these and these

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Thank you SO much for stopping by!

 

 

Salt Lake Magazine Feature

I was beyond thrilled when the sweet Fashion Editor from Salt Lake Magazine contacted me and asked if I would sit down with her for an interview about my blog and career in the fashion industry for their September/October issue.  And as you can imagine, of course I said yes!  What an honor to be able to talk about All Dolled Up and work with some of the amazing (and talented!) people behind the glossy publication!

And so today, I wanted to share with you the looks I styled for the photo shoot.  I had so much fun coming up with Fall inspired outfits for this project (even though it was a sweltering 100 degrees the day we shot!), and it was the perfect excuse to finally buy the tulle skirt from Space 46 Boutique that I had been eyeing for months.  And let me tell you, every girl should own a tulle skirt!

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 Photos Credit: SL Mag

Outfit #1:  Blouse: Express | Jacket: BlankNYC via Nordstrom (ADORE this jacket!) | Necklace: Raven & Lily | Ring: KiraKira | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Clare Vivier, flat version

Outfit #2: Sweater: Express (old), similar, LOVE this | Tulle Skirt: Space 46 Boutique (so in love with EVERY tulle skirt on this site!) | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Dillards (old), identical | Clutch: Michael Kors(old), similar | Heels: Ivanka Trump (last season), LOVING these

You can check out the feature and read the article about All Dolled Up here.  And if you are in the SLC area, be sure to pick up a copy!  The issue is on newsstands now through the end of October!

Happy Friday everyone!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Back To Black

Sometimes there is nothing better than a LBD.  Especially this time of year when paired back to a black leather jacket and a pop of leopard.  There is just something so chic, yet so effortless about it. Talk about an easy way to look like you dressed up without even trying!  And in my book, fashion shortcuts and pieces you can style all year long are the best.

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Dress: BarIII (on sale for under $25-such a fantastic staple piece!) | Jacket: BlankNYC (best faux leather jacket ever and it’s under $100!) | Necklace: Merle Norman Draper, similar, similar | Cuff: Fair Trade, LOVE this one (also fair trade) | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Pumps: Joan and David, similar, similar

I should also note that I am wearing two of items from the Ultimate Fall Shopping Guide that I posted last night (clutch and jacket).  They are both things that I’ve had a for quite a while, but classic pieces that will be important items in my wardrobe for seasons to come!

Happy hump day!

 

 

White Out

I love white bags and have been wanting to add one to my collection for quite some time.  And while I only had three specific features I knew the bag had to have (saffiano leather, gold hardware, and a structured shape), I had a really hard time finding just the right one.  Well thank goodness for Rebecca Minkoff and her huge spring sample sale coinciding with my birthday this year!  I was able to snatch up the Avery tote which is not only gorgeous (and one of my favorite RM bags EVER), but it also met all of my white bag requirements.  AND the icing on top of the cake?  I was able to get it for less than half of the regular retail price!  My favorite kind of purchase!

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Top: Express (LOVE it!) | Jeans: 7 for all mankind, similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot (older style), similar, similar | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Love Bracelet: Forever21, similar, similar | Ring: KiraKira | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff: Large version (like mine), smaller version, LOVE this white bag, and this one too |  Heels: Sole Society (sold out), new version (and they under $70!)

Starting today, I am going to be on the road for the next two weeks (one week for work, and the other for a wedding and mini vacay), so be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up with all of our crazy adventures, and to get your daily outfit fix.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

MashUp

Sometimes one of my favorite things about fashion is paring things together that don’t necessarily go together.  And the mashup of this skirt and top is a prime example. But I have to say, I am loving the unexpected contrast of neon back to classic black and white.  And can we talk about this necklace from Ily Couture for minute?  Talk about swoon-worthy!  It just might be my favorite accessory of the summer!

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Tank: Victoria’s Secret Pink (LOVE these and you can get 2 on for only $32!) | Skirt: Kensie (on sale!) | Necklace: Ily Couture (obsessed!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban (on sale!) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: Nine West

It’s been a completely crazy week  at work for me, so I am feeling proud of myself for managing to get a post up today! 🙂  Hope your week has been a little more mellow than mine!

Thank goodness the weekend is in sight!