Proud To Be An American

I had good intentions of getting this post up in time for Memorial Day, but ended up being too busy having fun with my family (who was in town for the weekend) to sit down and do any blogging.  So my apologies for the absence of outfit posts the past few days!  But since I’m really digging the patriotic feel of what I wore for our Memorial Day BBQ, I still wanted to share it with all of you!

I love the combination of red, white, and blue-or in this case, neon coral, white, and blue.  And of course what could be more American than adding a little pop of denim to an ensemble?  So even though Memorial Day weekend has (sadly) come and gone, I love this outfit for a multitude of different summer occasions-including the 4th of July, or really any summer BBQ for that matter….

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Dress: Macy’s (old), LOVE this one (and it’s on sale!) similar, similar | Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, just purchased this one | Necklaces: House of Harlow here and here | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Pumps: Marc Fishersimilar, similar

I hope that you all a wonderful, long, relaxing, and fun holiday weekend!

Now, here’s to a four day work week!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shootie

I love shoes-and I am talking love.  And while many might guess that my love affair with footwear started when I began my career as a Footwear Buyer and Developer for Sundance Catalog, I would actually be more inclined to say that it began when I was a little tiny girl and insisted that if I had to wear saddle shoes, then they had to be the pink and white ones and not the black and white version that my mom wanted to buy me for school.  And much like my saddle shoes of old, when I saw these Report Signature shoes in a magazine a few weeks ago, I knew I had to track them down.  And boy am I glad that I did.  Because not only are they chic and amazingly comfortable (not to mention versatile), but they are the perfect hybrid between a pump and bootie-which really couldn’t be any more perfect for the season…

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Sweater Dress: The Limited (old), similar, similar, loving this one |  Vest: H&M (old), similar |  Belt: Target (old), similar | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: TJMaxx, similar | Pumps: Report Signature

I am in Montana this week for work braving the cold.  And while I always love coming back to my home state, sometimes I forget how soft I’ve become between living in Tennessee and Utah over the last few years.  Winter is definitely no joke up here in the big sky state!! Brrrrrrrr….

Hope you have a wonderful week and staying warm!  Happy hump day!

Tour of Utah

The Tour of Utah was this weekend and J and I were lucky enough to score VIP tickets to the stage 4 circuit race in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday evening. And because we knew thousands of people would be heading downtown for the event, we decided to ride our cruisers to the Capital building-the location of the Start/Finish. And while I obviously wanted to look nice for the event, I also had to be practical when choosing an outfit that could not only stand up to the heat, but that would also be comfortable for a bike ride as well. And I have to say, one of my favorite dresses of the summer did just the trick…

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Denim Vest: Macy’s (old), similar, similar | Striped Dress: Francesca’s (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Keti Sorely Designs, Stella & Dot | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Purse: Steve Madden (old), similar | Flats: Target (old), similar, similar

Be sure to follow me on Instagram: alldolledupblog to see more photos from the event.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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

Sunshine On My Shoulder

It finally happened this weekend-the sun came out. We have had such a cold spring here in the SLC, it really feels like it has been forever since that’ s happened. Between all of the rain, and snow, and cold we have been having, I couldn’t have been happier that big, beautiful, ball of fire in the sky finally decided to shine down us. And even though it was a little chilly, it still seemed appropriate to wear a dress for the occasion…

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Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar, similar | Dress: Francesca’s (sold out), similar, similar |  Necklace: Tiffany and Co., my personal collection of charms | Bracelet: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Belt: American Eagle (old), similar | Clutch: Hobo International Lauren | Pumps: Aldo

There are two items that I am wearing in this outfit that are absolute staples in my wardrobe.  And on top of that, they are two things that I think every gal should own.  The first is a great jean jacket.  Perfection to throw on in the spring time over dresses or sleeveless tops when the weather is still a touch chilly, and also ideal for cool summer nights.  And then of course, my tried and true favorite cognac pumps.  Even though they are heels, the neutral color makes them feel a touch more casual, the color goes with everything, and the heel height on this particular pair lets me walk around all day in long in them.  So if you are looking to purchase a couple of staples this spring, these are both items that should definitely be considered!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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P.S.  It’s not too late too late to shop my Stella & Dot trunk show!  Just click here to check out so many amazing things-including my favorite Renegade bracelet featured in today’s post!