SHOPBOP Spring Sale

Happy Wednesday, my darling friends!  In case you hadn’t heard, Shopbop’s big spring event kicked off yesterday.  And let me tell you, this is a sale I always look forward to.  You can save up to 25% on brands that NEVER go on sale, like Karen Walker, AG Denim, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Ray-ban, and many more!  So to help make it a little easier for you guys, today I’ve rounded up my top picks from the sale (which are all also some of my favorite trends for the Spring season)!

Use code BIGEVENT16 at checkout to save.  Happy shopping!
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Have a fantastic day!

xoxo,

Abby

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Play The Field

The weather has been so warm here in Salt Lake the last few days, that it feels like it’s officially time to put away my heavy winter jackets and break out my lighter Spring jackets.  So of course the first one I had to pull out  was my favorite field jacket.

And if you don’t have a jacket similar to this yet, then I highly recommend putting one at the top of your list this Spring.  It is the perfect transitional piece and is great to throw on and go almost all year around.  So if you are in the market, I am sharing my favorites below-all under $100!

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Top: Free People (my fave!), these colors are on sale for 40% off

Skinnies: Current Elliott

Necklace: French Kande c/o (enter All Dolled Up in the comments at checkout for a FREE pair of earrings with purchase)

Sunnies: Karen Walker 

Bag: Tory Burch

Mules: Jessica Simpson

Hope your week is off to a great start!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Party Pants

Confession time: when I was in high school, my girlfriends and I loved The Spice Girls (like really loved them!)!  So when they came out with their movie, we not only dressed up to go and see it, but we also each had our own Spice Girl name.  And mine was, wait for it, Sparkle Spice!  If you are reading this post and you know me, then this probably comes as no surprise to you.  But for those of you who don’t know me personally, then it should be noted that I LOVE sparkles-glitter, sequins, you name it, if it blings I am in!  So while I feel like people normally bust out their sequins during the holidays or for special occasions, when styled the correct way, I think sequins can be worn any time.  And what better way to dress down a pair of sequin pants than with a favorite tee and a surplus jacket (remember how versatile I said they were in my Wardrobe Staples post??)…

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Jacket: American Rag, similar, similar, similar | Gray Tee: Victoria’s Secret (best tee’s EVER!) | Sequin Pants: Bebe (old), similar, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Cuff: Lucky Brand (sold out), LOVE this | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Phillip Lim | Pumps: BarIII

Hope your week is off to a great start!  Thank you SO much for stopping by!!!

 

 

Wardrobe Staples!

I love it when you guys make requests for specific outfit or blog posts.  So when my cute SIL came to me recently and asked me to do a post about wardrobe staples, I was more than happy to oblige!  ESPECIALLY because this is the perfect time of year to clean out the clutter, get rid of the things you don’t need or wear, and make sure you have a few key items in your closet (that you LOVE) that will give you a ton of outfit options.  Trust me, less can definitely be more when it comes to your wardrobe.  You just need to own the right pieces!

Wardrobe Staples

1. JACKETS: Light jackets are the quintessential layering piece for every gal’s wardrobe and can be worn year round-so you will be sure to get your money’s worth out of them.  And while I am a proponent of jackets in general, there are three styles that every gal should definitely have in her closet, with an honorable mention going out to a great faux leather jacket (you can shop my favorite one HERE):

*The Surplus: Great for dressing up or down, perfect weekend or date night wear, great with t-shirts or dressier tanks, also looks great with boots or heels, and always perfect with denim (SHOP MY FAVORITES: HERE, HERE and HERE)

*Denim Jacket: Surprisingly, I wear my denim jacket all year round.  This is truly an item that can be worn with anything.  BUT if you wear it with denim bottoms, please, please, please make sure there is enough contrast between the colors (ALSO LOVE THIS AND THIS)

*Black Blazer: There is a lot of talk about transitioning looks from day to night, and a black blazer is the key item to do just that!  And not only will it help you transition your look from day to night, but you can wear it to an interview, throw it on as a jacket for date night, wear it over a dress at a wedding, or pair it with sky high pumps and a silky tee for drinks with the girls-it really is a must have item for every wardrobe! (SHOP MY FAVORITES HERE, HERE, and HERE)

2.  BOOTS: If you are like me (or any other girl in the world for that matter), then you LOVE boots!  But even though I love boots, I notice that I tend to wear the same boots over and over: go-to cognac boots, black heeled boots for work (or a slightly dressier look), and tan booties to fill in for all of the occasions in between! You can always add to these, but if you are trying to be more minimal this year, then these are the only three pairs of boots you’ll need! And if yours are worn out (like mine were this year), then find yourself a good cobbler!

3.  LBD: If you don’t have a little black dress in your closet, you definitely need to invest in one.  If you have a wedding, a date, anything that pops up, an LBD is the perfect piece to have in your closet so do you don’t have to buy something new.  PLUS with fun accessories and shoes, it’s an item that you can style countless ways without breaking the bank! (PICTURED, ALSO LOVE THIS, THIS, and especially THIS)

4.  LIPS: For the longest time I thought I couldn’t wear a bold lip.  But I can, and SO CAN YOU!  Trust me when I tell you that you not only need a go-to nude lip color in your life, but you also need a go-to bold! Lipstick was one of the hottest accessories of 2014 and it will be again in 2015! (SHOP MY FAVORITES HERE: MAC Rebel, Stila Beso, Urban Decay F-Bomb, Nars Heat Wave, Nars Striptease)

5.  PUMPS: If you follow this blog, then you know I LOVE pumps!  And I have them in a plethora of colors, shapes, and sizes (I used to be a footwear buyer).  But when it comes down to it, all you really need are 3 pairs: a pair of classic nude (also love these and these), black (also love these), and a pair of leopard for when you are feeling a little feisty (also love these).  Trust me when I tell you, leopard is a neutral and you will be surprised at just how many things you can wear them with!

6.  BOTTOMS: I selected all skinny bottoms for this post, because that is what I primarily wear (and think you should too!), but if skinny jeans aren’t for you, the same premise from below applies to whatever style you prefer, whether it’s flare, bootcut, or something else:

*A pair of clean, dark wash denim: Minimal is definitely key here-no bling, no heavy stitching or whiskering, no flap pockets (on your skinny jeans specifically)-just a simple pair of dark, clean denim.  Some of the best brands out there are 7FAM (what I wear), JBrand, Rag & Bone, and Current Elliott.  And while these brands are a little pricey, they are definitely worth the investment.  I also think American Eagle Makes great denim and I love their new premium line (which is still under $50/pair)!

*Blank Ponte Pants: Granted I have to wear black to work, but I’m pretty sure I wear my JCrew GiGi pants more than anything else in my closet!  They are heavy enough that they aren’t a legging (and hold everything in place!) and the twill/ponte fabric make them work appropriate.  They also look great with pumps or boots. (also love these)

*Light Wash Destroyed Boyfriend Jean: Again, a great piece year round and the perfect way to change up your wardrobe and your look.  They are absolutely one of my favorite things to wear with pumps for a night out, or with sandals to the farmer’s market.

7.  VESTS: Oh how I love me some vests!  And I constantly find myself rotating between a UTILITY VEST and my favorite PUFFY VEST (which I change out with a denim vest during the warmer months).  They are almost like my safety blanket-if an outfit feels boring or incomplete to me, you can bet I am almost always going to throw on a vest.  And boom!  The outfit is fixed!  Amazing what a difference a little old vest can make for an outfit! And get ready, because you are going to be seeing a lot of them this season-so why not get ahead of the trend?

8.  TOPS: I seem to always have too many tops in my closet.  In fact, it’s an area that I am working on paring down in the new year.  And because I feel like I have too many tops (yet still have nothing to wear-ha!), I have been focusing on the kind of tops that I DO wear, and I’ve found there are three very specific styles on constant rotation in my wardrobe:

*Plaid button down or flannel: I don’t think this one needs much of an explanation, but if you don’t have a great plaid shirt in your closet, then you need to get one.  You can wear it with any of the above vests or jackets, and they always look great back to a red lip! (SHOP MY FAVORITES HERE, HERE, and HERE)

*Lightweight Layering Sweater:  There is a reason JCrew always carries the Charlie sweater every season in both the Factory store and the regular store in a rainbow of colors-it’s the perfect staple.  Wear it alone or layered under or over something-you are bound to get your money’s worth out of this one, and then some!

*Silky V-Neck Tee (my fave):  I discovered the silk v-neck tee from Express last year and I am obsessed.  They look amazing layered under a jacket, a sweater, or alone.  And when you’re looking to make smart decisions with your money and wardrobe, this is an ideal piece to have because it will help you create endless outfits for all sorts of different types of occasions! (Also love this reversible tank!)

Alright my sweet friends.  Thanks for bearing with me through this long post!  I hope it was helpful.  And if there is anything specific you would like to see on the blog this year, or if you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to let me know!!!!

Hope you are all having a fantastic week!

Downtown

I am all about army green surplus jackets and they always seem to reign supreme in my closet this time of year. But truth be told, this camel color jacket has been my absolute favorite this season! It’s such a refreshing alternative to the ever popular olive-green jacket, and the gold hardware makes it feel extra special.  It really is the perfect piece to throw on with jeans for all of those weekend errands and last-minute Christmas shopping!!

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Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s (sold out online, but check in store!), LOVE this version for winter, similar, similar | Sweater: Banana Republic | Silk Tunic: Express (40% off! this top is perfect for layering on wearing on it’s low-a must have!!) | Ponte Pants: JCrew (on sale for 50% 0ff!!!) | Necklaces: Gigglosophy, House of Harlow | Sunnies: Karen Walker (less expensive version) | Bag: Michael Kors | Booties: Steven by Steve Madden via DSW

Wishing you all a FABULOUS weekend!!

Plaid To The Bone

Every fall (it never fails), I become plaid obsessed.  Something about cool weather, football, chili, tailgating, scarves, and boots makes want to break out all of my favorite plaid shirts.  So my apologies in advance if you are seeing an abundance of plaid on the blog this season, but I just can’t help myself.  And if you don’t have any plaid in your closet, then be sure to pick up a few pieces this season.  Some of my favorite place to shop for plaid? JCrew, JCrew Factory, American Eagle, Madewell, and Ralph Lauren Denim and Supply.

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Jacket: Macy’s (old), similar, similar, love this | Plaid Shirt: Express (this shirt has a sequined yoke-so cute!), love thisthis, this, this and this (all are on sale!!!) | Skinnies: American Eagle | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: Aldo (old), love these (on sale!)

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

 

Texture

It’s no secret that I love print mixing.  But what you might not know is that I am also a fan of mixing different textures and fabrics.  And when I stumbled on this fun version of a classic surplus coat while recently shopping for a dress for my cousin’s wedding, I just couldn’t help myself. It’s the perfect Fall piece with just enough of a twist to make an old staple feel new again…

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Jacket: Bohme (local SLC boutique), similar, similar | Tank: Express (old), similar | Skinnies: 7 for All Mankind Slim Illusion (BEST EVER-and they’re on major sale!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (older style), similar, LOVE this one | Clutch: Clare Vivier, flat version (a little less expensive) | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Pumps: Enzo Angiolini via Nordstrom Rack, similar, similar

Lips: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in F-Bomb

Happy Friday y’all!  Thanks for stopping by!

Reverse It

So I have a little secret.  Remember yesterday’s post and the super cute nude cami I was wearing underneath my red blazer?  Well guess what?  The purple cami in today’s post is the exact. same. shirt-just reversed!  I can’t even tell you how thrilled I was when I stumbled on this amazing find at Express a few weeks ago.  Not only is the styling of this particular cami perfect for a multitude of outfits, but every cami is essentially two shirts in one.  Two for the price of one??  Pretty tough to beat that kind of a deal, don’t you think?  So run, don’t walk to your local Express (or use the link below) to pick up your own.  This is definitely a must-have item in every gal’s closet this spring!  I know the mint/ivory combo is next on my wishlist.  Which one is your favorite?

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Jacket: Gap (check in store, only camo available online), similar, LOVE this

Reversible Cami: Express (solids, stripes)

Jeans: 7 for all mankind (on sale!)

Necklace: Stella & Dot

Cuff: Lucky Brand, similar

Watch: Michael Kors

 Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Clutch: Clare Vivier, smaller size

Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale!)

Lips: Chanel Glossimer in Bon Bon

Hope you are all having a great start to your week!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

 

 

My BF

I love boyfriend jeans.  They are so comfy, and casual, but also look fantastic dressed up back to heels and a cute top.  In fact, I think it’s one of the spring trends that everyone should invest in.  But be forewarned, it might take some trying on to find the perfect pair that work for your body type.  In fact, it took me quite a while to find a pair that were both flattering and comfy-but they were definitely well worth the effort!

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Jacket: Macy’s, similar, similar, similar | Button Down: Gap | Jeans: Gap, other options here, here, and here | Clutch: Clare Vivier, similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack, similar | Pumps: Jessica Simpson (on sale for under $35!)

Besides boyfriend jeans, I also can’t seem to get enough these nude pumps.  They are a fantastic staple piece for any closet and go with just about anything.  So get ready, because you will probably be seeing them on the blog a lot.

Hope you are all having a good week!

Kiss Me, I’m Irish

Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!  In honor of the holiday, and my Irish heritage, I thought I would share a look incorporating the color green today.  And of course, no look would be complete without a pop of pink and a little sparkle…

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Jacket: Piperlime (sold out), similar, similar | Camo Tee: Blossom Boutique c/o (sold out), similar | Skinnies: Gap | Bracelets: Stella & Dot | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha via Nordstrom (on sale for 50% off!!), similar | Sunnies: Ray-ban 62mm | Pumps: Michael Kors, loving this version

Lips: Bare Escentuals Marvslous Moxi in Fly High (best pink/nude EVER)

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful St. Patrick’s Day today!  Thank you so much for stopping by!