Leopard Tunic+A Little Update

It’s hard to believe it’s been exactly 3 months since my car accident.  In some ways, it feels like 3 months of my life have been completely lost to the fog of this concussion, as I’ve battled severe sleep deprivation, fatigue, a newfound fear of driving, mild dizziness, vision issues, and a roller coaster of emotions on top of some already difficult life circumstances.  I haven’t been able to partake in a lot of the things that I love, like skiing, biking, Orange Theory, hiking, going out with friends, or even shopping.  And despite really disliking hospitals, I have found myself having to go to countless appointments with my neurologist, my neuropsychologist, and my balance and mobility therapist. Fortunately, I’ve been starting to see some pretty significant improvements over the last couple of weeks, and am beginning to feel more like myself.  But looking at the last 3 months as whole, if I’m being honest, it’s been really, really hard.  And some days I kind of just want to wallow in my own self pity. Ha!

I think I realized a few weeks ago that one thing I was really struggling with was the fact that someone else’s bad decision has had such a negative and lasting impact on my life.  And I was feeling kind of angry about it.  But then one morning I was sitting in my neuropsychologist’s office, and he asked me if I am the type of person who believes that bad things just happen, or if I believe that bad things (or good) happen for a reason.  And for me there was no hesitation.  As a Believer, I am definitely a person who believes the latter.  While we can’t always see the bigger picture, his question put things into perspective and reminded me that Jesus is authoring the story of our lives.  And in some way, shape or form, this accident is a part of my story.  One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Romans 5:3-4: “suffering produces perseverance, perseverance character, and character, hope”.  I’ve seen friends recently walk this out so well and have admired them so much.  And as I sat in that office that morning, I was overcome, because I realized that I too can persevere.  So then and there, I made the decision to stop feeling sorry for myself and to commit to walking  through the aftermath of my head injury in this way, with perseverance, character, and hope. Because while I can’t control the decisions and actions of others, I can control my own.

So here’s to a positive mindset, a grateful heart, continued improvement, and (what you probably really came here for), more outfit posts!!  And a huge thank you to you all for all of your support.  You guys really are the best.

Tunic | Denim, also love these | Necklace (old), similar | Sunglasses | Bag | Booties (on sale!)

Hope y’all are having a wonderful week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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Flower Run

I love having a Trader Joe’s right by my house.  Not only do I love grocery shopping there, but I love stocking up on fresh flowers for my house every week at ridiculously affordable prices.  And you know what else I love?  These jeans-which are also ridiculously affordable at less than $75!  I also own in them in black and they are so comfy, and hold their shape really well.  They are seriously my favorite denim right now.  So trust me when I tell you that you need them in your life!

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Top | Denim (only $70!)| Necklace | Bag (less than $40!)| Sunnies (my fave and less than $60!) | Hat | Booties

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

xoxo,

Abby

 

Fall Uniform

This look is a pretty consistent go-to for me during the fall season.  In fact, I’d even go as far as to call it my fall uniform.  And not only is it an easy combo to throw on (while still making you look put together), but it also gives you layering options, keeping you prepared for varying temperatures this time of year!

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Tee | Flannel | Skinnies | Necklace | Sunnies | Hat | Bag | Booties

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!

xoxo,

Abby

Geometric

Apparently I wasn’t the only one craving this jacket, because it sold out and was re-stocked twice before I was finally able to order it!  So if you are looking for something fun to add to your closet, this is a fantastic option.  Not only will it go with a ton of different things, but it’s just $30 and really nice quality! Can’t beat that!

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Jacket: Shein c/o

Cami: Express

Skinnies: AG Farrah (on sale!)

Necklace: Baublebar

Sunnies: Karen Walker 

Bag: Tory Burch

Heels: Banana Republic

Happy Wednesday, friends!  Halfway there!!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Perfect Pumps

I often times have to spend long hours on my feet for my job, so I am always on the hunt for stylish and comfortable shoes.  But one thing I’ve struggled with is that fashionable and practical shoes are a very rare combination.  So when I found about a new brand that boasts BOTH, I was thrilled to give them a try.  And I have to tell you guys, not only are these shoes gorgeous and beautifully architectural, but they live up to their promise and are incredibly comfortable as well.  So if you are in the market for a pair of shoes that will stop people in the street and keep you feet happy all day long, than be sure to check out the full collection at Zvelle (sold exclusively online).  They offer free shipping and returns to the US and Canada too!

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Top: JCrew | Joggers: Rachel Roy (sold out), love these and these | Earrings: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch (sold out), wishing for this 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Booties

I know I’ve been saying this a lot lately, but I cannot get enough of long-sleeve dresses and booties this season.  It is such an easy and comfy combo, but always leaves me feeling polished and put together.  Plus, it’s still been fairly warm here in the SLC, so it’s been a good way to break in some of my favorite Fall pieces while still dressing appropriately for the weather!DSC_2366DSC_2341DSC_2355 DSC_2360 DSC_2347 DSC_2340 DSC_2348 DSC_2387

Dress: Nordstrom (LOVE! and it’s only $54) |  Sunnies: Karen Walker (you can try them for FREE for one month-details below!) | Bag: Tory Burch | Booties: Carlos Santana(sold out), extremely similar

I am sure by now you guys have heard me talk about Ditto.  But if you haven’t, it’s a really cool new concept where you can rent designer sunglasses for just $24/month.  It is a FANTASTIC way to test out designer sunglasses to see if they are really worth the price tag, or a great way to rotate through a bunch of sunnies you have been wanting to try.  If you are interested in taking the program for a test run, you can try your first month FREE on me!  Just enter code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout!

Happy Friday, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

#NSale

If you didn’t know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (aka the BEST sale of the year!) opened up to the public yesterday.  And there is so much goodness, I wanted to do a rare Saturday post and share some of my favorite accessory picks from the event with all of you!!  Happy Saturday and happy shopping, friends!

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale (and some other amazing sales!)

In my opinion, Memorial Day Weekend is one of the BEST shopping weekends of the year.  Not only are pretty much all of my favorite stores having HUGE sales, but I absolutely love shopping for summer clothes.  Talk about a win/win situation! So today, I wanted to share my top accessory picks with you from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale!  As you probably know, this is one of the best sales ever and the perfect chance to score designer brands for up to 40%!  In fact, quite a few of my top picks below are under $100!!!  And be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post, I’m sharing links to all of my other favorite sales happening this weekend! Happy shopping AND saving!  Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale
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And now, for some more amazing sales happening RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
 Wishing you all a safe and wonderful Memorial Day weekend, sweet friends!!  Enjoy!!!!

$500 Lululemon Giveaway!!

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Shoulder Detail

I am loving any top I can get my hands on with details on the shoulders this season.  From embroidery (see this post), to cut outs, to sequins-I am all in.  And I am especially a fan of this sweater since it is such a lovely shade of my favorite color-yellow!  Plus, I am loving it back to a more casual boyfriend jean and a super playful mule pump.  Can you tell I’m ready for spring?

Also, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to see the winner of the Moose and Nigel giveaway!

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Sweater: BarIII (also comes in cream AND it’s on sale for under $30!) | Gray Tank: JCrew (old), similar | Boyfriend Jean: 7 for all mankind | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier, clutch version | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (super comfy)

And the lucky winner of the Moose and Nigel giveaway is…

DANIELLE PELTON!!!!

Shoot me an email at: abby_doll@hotmail.com for details, or else Meghan and I will get a hold of you.  CONGRATS!!

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