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

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Weekend Vibes

If you have followed this blog for any length of time, then you know that I love vests.  And this super soft, tribal printed one from Nordstrom Rack is no exception.  Vests are such a great item to throw on with a t-shirt and jeans, over a cute dress, with shorts and a tank-no matter the season, a vest is an easy piece to take a simple outfit up a notch.

And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won the Sonix Case from Outfit Yours!!!

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T-Shirt: Victoria’s Secret PINK (best t-shirts ever AND you can score 2 for $32!) | Vest: Nordstrom Rack, also love this | Skinnies: Paige | Necklace: Tiffany | Hat: Urban Outfitters | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Tory Burch (my favorite bag ever!) | Sandals: Sam Edelman

And a HUGE congrats to the lucky winner of the Sonix phone case giveaway:

Dez!!!!

Be on the lookout for a follow up email with details!

Thanks so much for swinging by, friends!  Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!

Casual Friday

I hardly ever wear flats.  Part of it is because I am short, so I feel pretty short (and stumpy!) when I’m not in heels.  But the other reason is because I have super narrow feet (and big!) feet, and I just can’t ever seem to find any that fit me properly!  But when I spotted these leopard sneakers on the clearance rack at Macy’s a few weeks ago during a work trip (my feet were aching from being in heels and on my feet all day!), I thought it might not hurt to give them a try.  And, while I can’t say I’m fully convinced that I pull them off,  I am so glad that I am least trying.  They have actually been the perfect commuter shoe when I’m working in the city, and I have even found myself gravitating towards them to run errands, or to ride my cruiser to dinner.  And as much as I love my pumps and heels, I guess it isn’t really feasible to wear them everywhere….

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 Jacket: American Eagle, LOVE this version | T-shirt: H&M (old), LOVE this | Skinnies: American Eagle | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Tory Burch | Chucks: Steve Madden

Happy, happy Friday y’all!  J and I are heading to Jackson Hole with friends to celebrate his birthday and I absolutely cannot wait to hit the road this afternoon!!  Wishing you all a fun filled weekend as well!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Back To Basics

Sometimes it’s hard to beat a basic tee back to boyfriend jeans. In fact, it’s one of my favorite go-to looks.  It’s also a super easy outfit to take from day to night- just add a fab pair of heels and some statement jewelry, and you’re off!  Easy as one, two, three!

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Tee: Express (obsessed!) | Boyfriend Jeans: American Eagle | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), similar | Cuff: Lucky Brand, LOVE this one | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: Dolce Vita

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday!

Muah!

Change Up

There is almost nothing I love more than attending the first official BBQ of spring. But truth be told, I don’t find them to be the easiest of occasions to dress for. Probably because as much as I love high heels and jewelry, they unfortunately aren’t the best accessory choices for a back yard get together. But through a little trial and error, I think I have come up with a foolproof outfit combo that not only lets me be comfy and appropriate for such occasions, but even a little stylish too…

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Boyfriend Cardigan: Old Navy (old), similar  |  Tee: Victoria’s Secret Pink Essential V-Neck (best t-shirts ever) |  Cobalt Skinnies: American Eagle (old), similar | Fedora: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Tiffany and Co., My Personal Collection of Charms | Watch: Michael Kors | Sandals: Madden Girl (old), similar, similar

You have probably noticed things are looking a little different on the blog today-and hopefully in a good way!  I have been wanting to test a little larger photo size and a more simplified layout for a while now.  And what can I say? I guess the new season finally inspired me to change things up a bit.  Guess it’s my blogging version of spring cleaning.  Anyway, would LOVE to hear your feedback!

Thank you so much for reading!

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April Showers

And with the 1st of April, came the rain. Thank goodness we have the beautiful blooms of May waiting for us on the other side. But in the interim, a fun umbrella just might be a good thing to add to your wardrobe. Better to be soggy and stylish than just plain soggy.

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Leopard Print Surplus Coat: H&M, similar | Grey Tee:  Victoria’s Secret Pink Essential Tee | Cropped Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklaces: Francesca’s, JCrew | Umbrella: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar | Pumps: Nine West, similar, similar

When it’s rainy out, the very last thing I want to do is throw on a fancy outfit.  So in addition to a fun umbrella, cute accessories are another simple way to brighten things up a bit.  An easy way to chase those rainy day blues?  Don’t mind if I do.

Thanks for reading!

xx

P.S. Please be sure and stop by fellow Utah blogger’s site, Nikki Fashion On the Fly, to check out a recent guest interview I did featured on her blog today!! 

Fringe Benefits

One of my favorite positions that I’ve ever held was when I managed the buying and product development for the Footwear and Accessories department at Sundance Catalog. It was my first big job in the fashion industry and I have been hooked ever since. And not only did it reassure me that I was meant to have a career in the retail world, but it also instilled in me a deep love for handbags (which I’m sure my hubby is especially grateful for). 😉

That said, I designed the below bag with my agent partner in Italy a couple of years ago. And of course since the Italians are much more fashion forward than we are, we were a little too far ahead of the fringe curve. So while it was always one of my favorite designs, it wasn’t featured in the catalog until after I’d departed.  But with fringe popping up all over the place this season, I was happy I held onto my original sample. So while I’m still on the fence about fringed boots (and sweaters, for that matter), I can definitely rock a fringed bag.

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Faux Leather Jacket:  BarIII for Macy’s, similar, similar, similar

Grey V-Neck:  Victoria’s Secret Pink (best t’s ever)

Jeans:  Gap

Pink Necklace:  TJMaxx (old), similar

Sterling Monogram Necklace:  Birthday Gift

Watch:  Michael Kors

Sunnies:  Target

Fringed Bag:  my design for Sundance, similar, similar

Pointed Toe Pumps:  Nine West

Another thing I should note in this post  is the importance of owning a great biker jacket.  They are a perfect fall staple and a simple way to dress up a t-shirt, a great piece to throw on when running out the door, and an easy way to sass up an otherwise sweet outfit.  Leather or vegan, depending on your personal preference and price range, there is sure to be a style just right for everyone this fall.  And with the progression of man-made materials, the faux options available this season are better than ever with many that could pretty much pass for the real thing.  Fantastic style without breaking the bank?  Count me in!

Happy Hump Day!

xx