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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Red Pop

Listen up ladies, red isn’t just for the holiday season anymore!  Paired with the right color combinations (think neutrals!!), red is a color we should be wearing all. year. long.  And while I typically tend to shy away from reds during the warmer months (as I’m sure we all tend to do), paired back to nudes and light wash denim, red really is the perfect pop of color for Spring!

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Red Blazer: Forever21 (old), similarsimilar, similarsimilar

Cami: Express (best cami ever AND it’s reversible!!), similar

Boyfriend Jeans: Gap, similar, LOVING these

Necklace: Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Ring: House of Harlow, smaller size (both come in fun colors!)

Sunnies: Karen Walker

Bag: Michael Kors Selma (Spring 2013 collection), Spring 2014 version (on sale!), LOVING this studded bag

Pumps: Ivanka Trump, also here, craving these and these

Lips: YSL #1

Also, can we just talk for a second about how gorgeous the blooms are on the tree behind me in these photos?  It feels like our entire yard just blossomed overnight.  Oh how I love the Spring season!

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

 

 

 

Sequin Peplum

I knew the second I saw this top in person that I had to have it.  I had seen it on the Banana Republic website, but didn’t realize just how gorgeous it was until I saw it in the store. This top is absolutely the prettiest mix of a sequined floral print, with just a touch of neon piping.  And I have to say, it is one of those extra special pieces that only seem to come around every once in a while. And even though sometimes they take  a little seeking out, every girl should have a couple of these extra special pieces in her wardrobe!

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Sequin Peplum: Banana Republic (on sale!! check in store for additional sizes, also this top runs really small, I would size up 1-2 sizes), LOVE this one (on sale), similar, similar 

Button down: ArdenB (old), similar (and also the best shirt ever!) 

Skinnies: 7 for all mankind 

Watch: Michael Kors via TJMaxx 

Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper 

Bag: Michael Kors Slema (old), this year’s version, LOVING this one 

Pumps: Marc Fisher (on sale!), similar

Lips: YSL #1

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend!  I know I for one cannot believe it’s Monday again already.  Or April for that matter!  These last few months have really flown by.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

Mustard + Leopard

I LOVE the combination of leopard and mustard yellow.  It is hands down one of my very favorites ever. And while I would normally pair this combo back to black, I am loving the added element that a dark wash denim brings to this look…

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Jean Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (old), similar, similar | Skirt: BarIII (old), similar, similar, LOVING this lace version | Necklace: Jeweliq | Cuff: H&M (old), similar | Bracelet: Stella & Dot Renegade | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Pumps: Ivanka Trump (on sale!!)

Yesterday I was absolutely thrilled to be featured as a favorite look for the weekly Trend Spin Link Up with The Fashion Canvas and Walking in Memphis In High Heels (two of my very favorite blogs!).  Be sure to stop by here and here to see my featured look and check out their cute blogs!

Happy hump day!

Beanie Baby

I love a good hat.  In fact, on most winter weekends, you can almost always find me wearing one (most likely covering up helmet hair from a day on the slopes).  Not only are they an easy (and practical) accessory to throw on with just about any outfit, but they are perfect for this time of year when the temps start dropping (or when you just don’t feel like doing your hair)…

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Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old), similar, loving this one | Skinnies: Hudson | Beanie: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Keti Sorely Designs | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: TJMaxx | Boots: Aldo (old), similar, similar

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  My hubby had a double header bike race this weekend, so ours revolved around biking.  But lucky for me, Cyclocross is a really fun event to watch, and my husband is having a great year-so it’s always exciting.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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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There’s No Place Like Home

I adore the Wizard of Oz and would even go as far as to say that it’s my very favorite move of all time. And when I was a little girl, I dreamed of having my own pair of ruby slippers. So when I saw these gorgeous, sparkly, pumps at Macy’s a few months ago, I was immediately taken back to my childhood dream and knew I had to have them. And even though they are silver and not red, they still make me feel like if I click my heels together, I just might wake up in Kansas…

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Camel Coat:  Forever21, similar, similar, similar | Plaid Button Down:  JCrew Factory, similar | Infinity Scarf:  Macy’s | Skinnies:  Seven for All Mankind The Skinny | Earrings:  Givenchy | Watch:  Michael Kors | Sunnies:  Vogue Eyewear, similar | Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Devote, similar, similar | Sparkly Shoes:  Nine West (on sale!), similar, similar

I love my sparkly shoes back to this outfit.  I always  think it’s fun to pair the unexpected together.  And a pair of super sparkly shoes back to a casual plaid button down and cozy knit scarf is just that.

Hope you are all having a great week!!

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