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!

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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!

 

Crop It Like It’s Hot

I loved the crop shirt trend the last go around and fondly remember wearing cute crops with overalls and Birks. Heck, I was even wearing crop tops with low-rise jeans performing at the bars in Nashville back in the day! I was also in my late teens/early twenties at the time-so bearing a little midriff seemed perfectly acceptable.  But now that the crop top trend is back, and finding me in my early 30’s, I’ve been a little unsure as to how to tackle this trend.  Because at my age, I’m certainly not going to be running around with my navel hanging out!  And while I’ve done some cute layering looks with crops, that doesn’t exactly work during the warmer summer months.  So for those of you finding yourselves in the same predicament as me, I have found that a super cute and age appropriate way to wear a crop top, is with a high-wasited skirt.  It still gives you the look and feel of the crop, but without baring all of the skin!  And trust me, your belly button will thank you!

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Crop Lace Top: Express (comes in a bunch of colors-I’m obsessed!) | Skirt: JCrew (on sale and comes in tons of colors-dying over the yellow version) | Cuff: Lucyk Brand | Charm Bracelets: Juicy Couture via TJMaxx, similar, Anne Klein | Ring: KiraKira | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier, flat version | Heels: Jessica Simpson (most comfortable heesl in my closet right now! LOVE them!)

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support of my blog.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to have you all on this journey with me.

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect The Dots

The combination of gray and yellow is one of my all-time favorites.  And when you add polka dots, a pop of leopard, and distressed denim into the mix, in my book, it’s a pretty perfect ensemble(not to mention ideal for the weekend!)…

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Sweater: JCrew (on sale!), similar

Tank: JCrew 

Denim: 7 for all mankind, almost identical 

Necklace: Stella & Dot, wishing for this version

Ring: KiraKira

Watch: Michael Kors

Bracelet: JCrew (sold out), similar, similar

Clutch: Clare Vivier

Sunnies: Ray-ban

Pumps: Marc Fisher (sold out), LOVE these and these

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend to the fullest!

 

 

Rad Plaid

I am a pretty tried and true JCrew and Gap girl when it comes to my beloved button downs.  And I rarely (if ever) venture outside of this cozy comfort zone.  However, since I didn’t have any luck with either store on my hunt for a light gray plaid shirt this spring, I was forced to venture out.  And I have to say, I am glad that I did because I am absolutely LOVING the fit and style of this Ralph Lauren Denim and Supply top. It is slightly longer in the back, the fabric is light and airy, and the fit is fantastic. In fact, it’s been such a popular shirt at Macy’s, it’s been selected as a customer favorite. And you know what that means?  More prints and patterns to come!  I know I’ll be on the lookout to add some additional versions of this fantastic shirt to my closet!

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Button Down: RL Denim and Supply via Macy’s

Skinnies: 7 for all mankind, non-distressed version (on sale!)

Necklace: JCrew

Watch: Michael Kors

Ring: Touchstone Crystal

Clutch: Michael Kors (old) similar, obsessed with this one

Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $40!!)

Lips: YSL #1

I hope that you are all having a fantastic start to your week.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Touchstone Crystal Giveaway

Happy Thursday, dolls!  Just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to enter the amazing Touchstone Crystal Giveaway for your chance to win one of two $25 giftcards to their site (click HERE to enter)!  I am absolutely LOVING my gorgeous Petra statement ring and can’t wait to add more of their stunning pieces to my collection!  Winner will be announced to tomorrow so be sure to check back!

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Outfit Details here and here

Thanks for stopping by-and good luck!!!

 

 

Same Same

Leopard on leopard.  What do y’all think?  Yay or nay?  I think yay.  I am obviously a huge fan of print mixing, but typically gravitate towards pairing different patterns together (florals and stripes, stripes and leopard, polka dots and stripes, etc.).  And while I believe it’s perfectly acceptable to mix two of the same print together, it definitely works best if you follow a couple of rules.  The first is that the patterns are in the same or a complimentary color palette.  And the second is that the size of the two different prints are contrasting.  Pretty easy, don’t you think?

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Jacket: Lookbook Store, similar, similar | Lace Top: Forever21 (old), LOVE this, and this, similar | Denim: 7 for all Mankind | Sunnies: Rayban 62mm Aviator | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: TJMaxx, Gift | Clutch: Clare Vivier, similar | Pumps: Renvy via Gilt Group

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Hump Day!

 

 

 

Je T’aime

So, I almost didn’t have any blog photos to share with you guys this week.  For once, I was actually ahead of the game and shot some pics over the weekend, but when I went to import them into Lightroom, I received a dreaded error that my SD card was corrupted.  I tried everything to retrieve the photos, but no luck.  So thank goodness for my tech savvy hubby who was able to save the day for me!  And so, in today’s outfit, it should be noted that the message on my new favorite graphic tee is not just dedicated to my love for the combination of neon yellow, and blue, but also, specifically to him.  Je t’aime (I love you)…

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Jacket: Blank NYC via Nordstrom Savvy (sold out), similarsimilar, similar | Tee:  JCrew | Jeans: American Eagle (last season), similar, LOVE these (and they’re on sale!) | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Juicy Couture (old), similar | Statement Ring: Touchstone Crystal | Clutch: Michael Kors Berkley (last season), this season | Pumps: Target (old), craving these

Love the gorgeous statement ring I’m wearing in this post?  Then be sure to CLICK HERE to enter the fabulous giveaway I’m hosting with Touchstone Crystal and you could have one too!

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Boom Goes The Dynamite

I love this sweatshirt.  In fact, it was the only piece I ended up buying (well, keeping) from the 3.1 Phillip Lim and Target collaboration this past Fall.  I love how playful and fun it is and I especially love that current fashion has made it perfectly acceptable to wear a good old sweatshirt back to boyfriend jeans, red lipstick, and high heels.

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Sweatshirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target (sold out), similar, similar | Jeans: Rich and Skinny (old), loving these and these | Statement Ring: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Target (old), similar, similar | Pumps: Nine West, obsessed with these

Lips: Urban Decay Revolution in 69

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!  If you follow me on Instagram (alldolledupblog if you don’t), then you know ours was spent enjoying the incredible Utah back country.   We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place and so blessed to be able to enjoy it to the fullest.  Now if only the weekends would last a little longer…

Happy Monday!