Girly

I’m not the most quintessentially “girly” dresser.  And while I love dresses and skirts, I typically tend to gravitate towards denim.  However, when I spotted this cute skirt, tied with a bow, I knew it would be a great piece to add to my wardrobe.  Especially since it’s under $30!

Plus how great are these Valentino dupes?  Not only are they super comfy (and cute!), but they are under $70!

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Skirt: Shein c/o (love! such great quality; I’m wearing a medium for reference; also comes in black)

Necklace: BaubleBar (just ordered it in hot pink too!)

Clutch: Lany c/o (stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway!)

Sunnies: Karen Walker via Ditto (rent them for free for one month with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!)

Pumps: BCBG (SO comfy and come in tons of colors!)

Hope you all had a great weekend.  Happy Monday!

xoxo,

Abby

 

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Panama

I love a good hat.  And while I have been really into fedora’s the last couple of years, I think that this year, the Panama hat might just be my new favorite.  But since I am a firm believer that a gal can never have too many hats in her wardrobe, there will be plenty of room for both in mine this season. Not only are hats an ideal statement piece, but they are the perfect secret weapon for combating those less than stellar hair days…

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Denim Jacket: INC via Macy’s, similar, similar, similar | Tunic Tee: H&M (old), similar | Faux Leather Leggings:  JCrew (sold out), similar |  Hat: Target, similar, similar | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Stella & Dot (sold out), similar, similar | Pumps: Renvy via Gilt Group, loving these

I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend.  The weather here has been so amazing (it was 67 on Sunday!!) that I officially have spring fever.  And even though I hope to sneak in a few more days on the slopes, I say bring on the warm weather!

Happy Monday!

Pump It Up

I am definitely a high heel kind of girl.  Not a huge fan of flats, and while I do love boots, if I had my choice, let’s be honest, I’d wear a fab pair of pumps everyday.  And so it should come as no surprise that this season I am especially loving making a statement with my footwear.  Don’t you just love that shoes aren’t just shoes anymore, but rather outfit completing accessories?

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Camo Jacket: Buffalo via TJMaxx | Jeans: 7 for all mankind | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., Personal Collection of Charms | Statement Ring: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors Selma, similar | Pumps: BCBG (on sale!), also here

I had such a fun weekend in Chicago with friends (of course it went by way too fast).  But I couldn’t be happier to be home with my sweet family.  Well that, and the fact that we are only 2 days away from heading back to Nicaragua for a little vacay.  And let me tell you, I am so excited I can hardly stand it.  You can see my pics from last year’s vacation to the darling town of San Juan Del Sur here.

Happy Monday!!!

Casual Sparkle

Hello everyone!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I must admit, I am feeling a little sad that it’s all over.  Why is it that the things we look forward to the most always seem to go by the most quickly?  But on a positive note, I am really looking forward to 2014 and all of the promise and adventure that a new year holds for us all.  And with that, I thought I might share yet another holiday plaid look on the blog today, but this time layered with a little sparkle.  A look that is casual enough to wear during the daytime, or perfect for a cozy New Year’s eve spent at home…

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Plaid Buttondown: JCrew (old), similar, similar, similar, LOVING this one | Sequin Polka Dot Tee: JCrew (old), similar, similar, love this one | Skinnies: 7 for all Mankind (ON SALE!!) | Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs | Bracelets: Banana Republic, JCrew, Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors, similar, similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow Chelsea | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society (BEST shoes EVER)

Wishing you all a happy New Year’s Eve Eve.  See you back on the blog tomorrow-I’ll be sharing some of my favorite looks from 2013.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Party Pants

I have been on the hunt for a pair of sequin pants for quite a while now.  And believe me, it was much more difficult than I could have ever anticipated.  So I was absolutely thrilled when I found this fantastic black pair of sequin pants at Bebe for a steal of a price.  In my opinion, they are the perfect holiday party attire.  And while I am loving them back to plaid, I can’t wait to style them more ways this holiday season!

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Top: Express | Sequin Pants: Bebe, also love this version | Necklaces: Basil The Cat, Jeweliq |  Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot, Banana Republic (sold out), similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Michael Kors (old), similar | Pumps: BCBGeneration (SO comfortable) | Lips: Urban Decay Revolution in F-Bomb

I can’t believe Christmas Eve is one week from today.  In fact, I am so excited, I can hardly stand it.  the Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of the year.

Hope you are having a wonderful week and enjoying all of the excitement and anticipation of the season-I know I certainly am.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Halloween!

In honor of Halloween, today’s outfit post is brought to you by the colors orange and black.  And while it might seem like a taboo combo, or at the very least a little tough to wrangle, I promise you can wear black and orange together without looking like you are dressing up for Halloween-or in support of your favorite team.  The best bet?  Stay away from a true orange.  Instead, opt for shades of mandarin (like my outfit below), corals, or neon.  All look fantastic with black and can be worn together anytime of the year…

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Lace Top: JCrew (old), similar | Vest: Target (check your local store), similar | Jeans: American Eagle | Necklace: GroopDealz, similar | Cuff: H&M | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Vince Camuto

Wishing you all a safe and wonderful Halloween.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Geometric

I love a good geometric print, but it’s not very often that I’m drawn to one enough to actually purchase and wear one.  I suppose it’s one of those things that just lies outside of my fashion comfort zone.  And to be totally honest, even though I write a blog chronicling my daily outfits, believe it or not, it is still pretty easy to get stuck in a fashion rut.  So I am constantly reminding myself to step out of that comfort zone and try something new.  Even if it’s something as seemingly small as trying out a new pattern…

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Jacket: Forever21 (old), similar | Dress: BarIII | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelet: Fair Trade Cuff | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Decofox | Sunnglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: Vince Camuto (old), similar

I would love to hear how you all step out of your fashion zone!  Or if you don’t yet, what is it that feels out of reach?

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

Graphic

I am really into graphic tees right now. Like, really into them. I love the idea of throwing on a tee-shirt back to a ripped up pair of jeans and then adding fancy heels and accessories to dress up the look. I guess maybe it makes me a feel a little rock and roll. Plus, it’s a great way to be super comfy while looking put together at the same time.

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Tank: TJMaxx, similar, loving this one, and this one | Jeans: American Eagle | Feather Earrings: Forever21 (old), similar | Cuff:  Fair Trade (local boutique), loving this one | Sunnies: Target (old), similar | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar | Pumps: Sole Society

So I have to say, as much as I love graphic tee’s, I do find it a little difficult to find a good one.  It seems to me that more often than not, the sayings on them tend to be a little young, or too cliché for me to want to broadcast on my body.   So if you are on the hunt for one (and you should be!) the best luck I’ve had in finding cute, age appropriate graphic tee’s is at JCrew, JCrew Factory, American Eagle, and TJMaxx.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend.  Can you believe that it’s almost Labor Day?  I know that I sure can’t.