Easter Best

When I was a little girl, my mom always dressed me to the nines for Easter Sunday-pretty dress, white gloves, and of course an Easter bonnet.  And while I don’t bust out gloves or a new bonnet for Easter Sunday anymore, it is still ingrained in me to get dressed up for the occasion.  And what better outfit for Easter Sunday than a candy colored sweater and pretty floral skirt?

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Sweater: JCrew (LOTS of fun colors for Spring!)

Skirt: MADE Fashion Week via Macy’s

Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew (sold out) similar

Bracelets: Kate Spade (back in stock AND on sale!), Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors (old), LOVE this one

Sunnies: Karen Walker 

Clutch: Coach (on sale!), similar

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

Lips: Pink Nouveau by MAC

I am heading out of town for work again today.  Never a dull moment it seems.  But I will be so happy to come home to family in town for the Easter weekend!

Happy (almost) weekend!

 

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Lady In Red

First of all…CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Touchstone Crystal giveaway: Sarah Langlois , and Abby Peterson!!  Please email me at: abby_doll@hotmail.com so we can work out the details.  SO excited for you girls!

And second, I have to say I am grateful to even be getting a blog up today.  I had big regional meetings last week at work-which meant a lot of late nights and early mornings-definitely no time for blog photos.  And then over the weekend (when I had planned to catch up), I ended up with a terribly sick hubby AND the SLC had a whirlwind of crazy, stormy weather, including SNOW!  Let’s just say, the odds were not in my favor.  But fortunately, we were able to sneak in one quick outfit right as the sun went down last night.  And I have to say, I am loving my pretty red lace dress paired back to a deconstructed denim jacket (with a hoodie no less).  You know me, I always love an unexpected mix of casual and dressy…

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Jacket: American Eagle (obsessed-and the ENTIRE site is buy one, get one 50% off!) | Dress: Kensie (on sale!), LOVE this, similar | Clutch: Clare Vivier, larger size here, similar | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets: JCrew Factory, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Kate Spade via Nordstrom Rack | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $35!!!!!)

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend-and that it was more eventful than mine!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

 

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!

 

 

 

Neutral

Even though I am a color person, sometimes there is nothing I crave more than a basic neutral outfit without any color what-so-ever.  It is such a chic, blank slate and something about that just feels so refreshing. But I have to tell you, that when it came time to photograph this outfit, my husband laughed at me!  Like, an actual, audible, are you really wearing that kind of a laugh!  Turns out he thinks my vest looks like a shag rug!  And I have to say, I think he’s right.  But on the other hand, I also have to say that I love this vest.  I tried to hunt down the original  jacket version that was popular on so many blogs earlier this season, but didn’t have any luck.  So I was thrilled to stumble upon it as a vest.  And not only is it a vest (and I’m pretty obsessed with vests) but it’s super cozy and soft, and it even has pockets.  So at the end of the day, I love it and am resolved to rock it-even if my husband thinks I look like I’m wearing a giant piece of carpet for a top!

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Vest: Bohme (check in store), same vest | Buttondown: Gap | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind (on sale!), also here | Bracelets: Banana Republic (old), similar, JCrew, Stella & Dot | Necklace: Stella & Dot Sutton | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker The Number One | Pumps: Michael Kors (old), similar

Hope you are all having a fantastic week!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Buffalo

I love plaid.  Like really love it.  But of all of the cute plaids I’ve seen this season, a classic buffalo check plaid just might be my favorite.  And so when I saw this scarf at Gap (for 40%!), I knew it was coming home with  me. And hats!  Oh my gosh.  I LOVE hats!  I mean really, how easy (and fun) is it to just throw on a super simple outfit and a few cute accessories to really an outfit take it up a notch!

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Black Tee: Downeast Basics | Jeans: Else by Joe’s Jeans (on sale for $35!) | Scarf: Gap (40% off!), similar, similar | Hat: Macy’s, similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Banana Republic (40% off!) | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Sole Society (best shoes EVER)

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

RED Top, RED Cup

I am all about the color red this season.  From shoes, to bold red lips, to fancy, festive tops-even my holiday decor is full of pops of red.  To me, red is the most wonderful color this time of year.  And so today, I bring to you a post complete with not only a red outfit, but also my favorite drink ware for entertaining this holiday season (make sure you scroll past the outfit pics for Red Cup Living details and an ah-mazing holiday deal you don’t want to miss!)…

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Red Blouse: The Limited (40% off!!) | Vest: Calvin Klein | Jeans: 7 for all mankind (20% off!) | Necklaces: Basil The Cat (perfect Christmas gift), Jeweliq (sold out), silver version, similar gold | Bracelets: Banana Republic (sold out online, check in store), JCrew, Stella & Dot | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Sole Society (cutest, most comfortable pumps ever)

Looking for a unique Christmas gift this year?  Then be sure to stop by Red Cup Living to check out their great assortment of Solo Cup inspired glasses.  Thanks to my college years and nostalgia for those good old red Solo Cups, I was thrilled when Red Cup Living contacted me to review their prodcut.  Red Cup Living is is a line inspired by a husband and wife team comprised of re-usable (totally durable), BPA free, dishwasher safe, Solo Cup inspired drink ware.  Can you say amazing?  And not only are they practical, but their red color makes them perfect for the holiday season.  My personal favorites from the line (which I will most definitely be using for entertaining this holiday season) are the wine glass, and the beer mug, but there are many, many more choices on the website.  Talk about a perfect Christmas gift starting at just $6!

Be sure to visit Red Cup Living this season, and use code REDCUP15 for 15% off your entire order!!!!  I mean really, how perfect are these festive red cups for your holiday table???

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Hope you are having a fantastic week.  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!!!

**this is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own**

I’ve Got The Blues

I love the color blue, but for some reason, it’s a color that I don’t wear very often.  In fact, I hardly have any blue in my closet.  So every once in a while, I find it necessary to remind myself that blue and gray just might be one of the prettiest (and one of my favorite) color combos ever.  And in addition to pretty blues and grays, I think a grandpa cardigan is a must have in every gal’s closet this fall.  Between you and me? I can’t stop wearing mine.  Between this cardigan and my tassel necklace, I think I have a serious problem…

**Scroll to the bottom of this post to see if you are the lucky winner of the gorgeous Vintage Locket Giveaway!!!**

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Cardigan: TJMaxx, similar, similar | Chevron Top: Downeast Outfitters (old), similar, LOVE this one for the holidays | Skinnies: 7 for All Mankind | Necklace: Jeweliq, similar | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Tommy Hilfiger | Bag: Kate Spade, similar, similar, love this blue bag | Pumps: Nine West (old), swooning over this pair

And the winner of the beautiful vintage locket from Basil The Cat is… Melaney Ann!!  Please send an email to:  abby_doll@hotmail.com so that we can work out the details!  CONGRATS to you lady!

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Hope you are all having a great week!  Happy hump day!

Cold Shoulder

I LOVE the one shoulder trend-in fact it’s always one of my favorites every time it comes around. And while it’s not quite as relevant this year as it has been the past two, I still feel like it’s a trend that’s applicable for the season. And lucky for me, because one of my favorite summertime looks is a one-shoulder tee-shirt back to a fun, flirty skirt…

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One Shoulder Top: Charlotte Russe (old) similar, similar | Skirt: JCrew, similar | Necklaces: Keti Sorely, JCrew | Braclets: Aldo, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Belt: Down East Outfitters (old) | Sunnies: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Sandals: Chinese Laundry Love Me (old) similar, similar, craving these

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I feel like mine went by in the blink of an eye-but of course weekends tend to do that, don’t they?

Thank you for stopping by!

xx

Neutral Obsession

As much as I am enamored with color, I am perhaps equally as enamored with neutrals. They are soft, feminine, and, most importantly, a refreshing break from the neons and brights that I normally find myself gravitating towards (more often than not)…

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Peplum Top: Forever21 | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Necklaces: JCrew (here and here) | Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Aldo (old), Oia

Jules, Kate Spade | Sunnies: Nordstrom (not online, but check in store) | Bag: Michael Kors | Pumps: Michael Kors Avery (on sale!!!)

Don’t you love when you have been eyeing something online and it turns out to be even better in person?  Such was the case with this cute peplum top.  I had seen it online, but as much as I love it, have a hard time with the whole peplum trend (I am very short-waisted, so they don’t normally do much for me).  But when my family was here for Memorial Day weekend, my mom treated my sister-in-law and me to a traditional shopping trip, and I was able to spot it on the rack at Forever21.  And I have to say, it’s one of those Forever21 pieces that is quite impressive.  While most of the stuff in that store is fairly cheap both in quality and in price, and what I would consider “disposable” fashion (not that it can’t still have a very desirable place in your wardrobe), they do have items (if you have the patience) that are actually quite nice and very well made.  And this top is one of them.  The fit and fabric are both lovely and in person it looks very expensive.  Don’t you just love finding bargains like?   Me and my bank account sure do. 😉

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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Back At It

Well hello there, my lovely readers! After a brief little blogging hiatus, I am back! And can I just say that last week was an absolutely crazy (and wonderful) one for me? Between a work trip to San Francisco for our Vendor Summit, a birthday celebration, and a nice long weekend spent in my favorite city by the bay (packed full of my favorite activities), I think my head is still spinning!! So since I’m slowly, but surely, getting back into the swing of things, I thought today was the perfect opportunity to keep it short and sweet and share with you one of my favorite color combinations ever-pink and navy.

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Dress:  BCBG (old), similar, similar, similar | Blazer: H&M (old), similar | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Francesca’s, JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Belt: Cotton On (old) similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Wedges: Worthington

Can you believe that I stumbled upon these darling wedges at JCP of all places?  I had actually seen them in a magazine and wanted to check them out in person since I was a little unsure about buying a pair of shoes from Penny’s.  And while I have to say that I wasn’t expecting much, I was pleasantly surprised by just how cute they are in person, the quality, and the amazing price (under $40!!).  They are definitely going to be a staple in my wardrobe this summer.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

xx