Booties

Today, I want to talk about booties.  They are everywhere this season and I am absolutely in love with the trend.  BUT I’ll be honest, I find booties very difficult to wear.  I workout and bike and ski a lot, so I don’t have super skinny legs.  I’m also short (not quite 5’4″), so I find that most booties can tend to make me look thick in the legs and even shorter than I already am!  And that is definitely not look I’m going for!  Ha! I’ve tried on countless pairs and always love them on the rack and on other people, but seldom like them on myself.  However, I have finally found the trick to the perfect bootie for all you gals out there who are struggling with this trend like me.  And the secret, my friends? Booties that dip down in the front, or that are a little closer to a pump than a bootie (like the pair in today’s post-a shootie, if you will).  Seriously, I can’t tell you what a difference a little dip in the front will make for you and the length it will give you back in your legs.  So if you have been feeling anything like me when it comes to booties-don’t give up!  I’ve linked up some of my favorite, and (more importantly) flattering booties below!

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Sweater: Old Navy | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind, similar | Necklace: Stella & Dot (old), obsessed with this and this| Bracelets: Stella & Dot, Forever21 (old), similar | Hat: Jessica Simpson via Nordstrom Rack (LOVE the Candied Ginger color) | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Booties: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx (I can’t find these anywhere online-sorry!)

And last but not least, here are my recommendations for flattering booties: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, my favessplurge

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy Tuesday!

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The Road Less Traveled

Fall in Utah is my favorite.  Not only is it absolutely gorgeous, but it seems to last forever and the weather is unbelievably amazing.  I seriously can’t imagine a better place to be for the months of September and October.  And with the fall foliage at a frenzy right now, I am trying desperately to enjoy every second of it before the snow starts to fly-which means weekends spent at the farmer’s market, watching bike races, and checking out all of the beautiful fall colors.  And I have to say that cozy sweaters and comfy booties have been my go-to weekend uniform as of late-particularly if they are cognac and gray…

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Sweater: Superdry via TJMaxx (old), similar, similar | T-shirt: Victoria’s Secret PINK | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Tiffany and Co. |  Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs | Booties: Lucky Brand via TJMaxx, craving these

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

TGIF!!!!

Crop It Like It’s Hot

I loved the crop shirt trend the last go around and fondly remember wearing cute crops with overalls and Birks. Heck, I was even wearing crop tops with low-rise jeans performing at the bars in Nashville back in the day! I was also in my late teens/early twenties at the time-so bearing a little midriff seemed perfectly acceptable.  But now that the crop top trend is back, and finding me in my early 30’s, I’ve been a little unsure as to how to tackle this trend.  Because at my age, I’m certainly not going to be running around with my navel hanging out!  And while I’ve done some cute layering looks with crops, that doesn’t exactly work during the warmer summer months.  So for those of you finding yourselves in the same predicament as me, I have found that a super cute and age appropriate way to wear a crop top, is with a high-wasited skirt.  It still gives you the look and feel of the crop, but without baring all of the skin!  And trust me, your belly button will thank you!

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Crop Lace Top: Express (comes in a bunch of colors-I’m obsessed!) | Skirt: JCrew (on sale and comes in tons of colors-dying over the yellow version) | Cuff: Lucyk Brand | Charm Bracelets: Juicy Couture via TJMaxx, similar, Anne Klein | Ring: KiraKira | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Clare Vivier, flat version | Heels: Jessica Simpson (most comfortable heesl in my closet right now! LOVE them!)

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support of my blog.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to have you all on this journey with me.

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Stripes

I love stripes-any time of the year and for any occasion.  And I especially love this JCrew striped mini.  I love the vibrant colors mixed with a splash of gold.  It feels festive and fun, while still being super casual (if you want it to be).  I am even loving mixing metals and wearing both silver and gold with this particular piece.  And seriously, how gorgeous is the balcony off our master suite at the Sea House?  The home where we are spending our time in SJDS is beyond gorgeous in every way.  I’m in love…

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Tank: H&M(old), similar | Skirt: JCrew (old), similar, LOVE this one | Necklace: TJMaxx, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sandals: Steve Madden (old), similar, similar

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I am a little sad that our trip is winding down (we head back to the US on Friday), but we still have a few adventures planned that I am really looking forward to.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Mad For Plaid

I am obsessed with plaid.  It’s all I want to wear, all day everyday.  From button downs, to skirts, to pants, to jackets, plaid is at the forefront of my very favorite fall fashion trends.  And one way to wear it that I am especially loving?  Back to leather and lace.  Duh!

Also, don’t forget, today is the last day to enter to win the gorgeous locket I am wearing in this post.  Link below!

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Jacket: H&M (old), similar, similar, similar | Lace Tunic: H&M (old), similar, almost identical, similar | Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old), loving this one, this one, and this one | Belt: Target (old), similar, similar | Necklaces: Basil the Cat c/o, TJMaxx, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelet: Stella and Dot | Sunnies: Rayban | Bag: Michael Kors Selma

Today is the last day to enter the fabulous giveaway with Basil the Cat!  Click on the link below to enter for your chance to win the beautiful elephant necklace I am wearing in this post!  Winner will be announced tomorrow, so be sure and check back!

Locket Giveaway!

And don’t forget, Basil the Cat is offering All Dolled Up readers 20% off of their enter purchase for the month of November-perfect timing for all your Christmas shopping!  Just enter code AbbyDoll20 at checkout!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Giveaway!

I am so excited to be teaming up with one of my very favorite Etsy shops today, Basil The Cat!  I first discovered this great shop when I was on the hunt for a bubble necklace a couple of years ago.  And I discovered that Rachel not only made them by hand with a beautiful vintage feel (see this post-her’s is the turquoise version), but she also created all sorts of gorgeous one-of-a-kind vintage pieces.  Swoon worthy, really.  And let me tell you, I have a been a huge fan of hers ever since.  So when she contacted me recently to not only give away one of the gorgeous Elephant lockets that I am wearing below, but also offer a 20% discount to All Dolled Up readers for the ENTIRE month of November, how could I say no?  And so today my friends, is your lucky day! See below for entry details!

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Plaid Shirt: JCrew, really loving this one | Skinnies: American Eagle | Necklace: c/o Basil The Cat | Bracelets: Anne Klein, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Booties: Lucky Brand via TJMaxx, loving these, and these

To enter, click on the link below and follow the instructions!

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For additional entries, share a link to this post on your Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter feed and tag All Dolled Up!  Winner will be announced next Wednesday, November 20th.  And don’t forget, all All Dolled Up readers will receive 20% off of their purchase from Basil The Cat during the month of November.

Just enter the code: AbbyDoll20 at checkout!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Shootie

I love shoes-and I am talking love.  And while many might guess that my love affair with footwear started when I began my career as a Footwear Buyer and Developer for Sundance Catalog, I would actually be more inclined to say that it began when I was a little tiny girl and insisted that if I had to wear saddle shoes, then they had to be the pink and white ones and not the black and white version that my mom wanted to buy me for school.  And much like my saddle shoes of old, when I saw these Report Signature shoes in a magazine a few weeks ago, I knew I had to track them down.  And boy am I glad that I did.  Because not only are they chic and amazingly comfortable (not to mention versatile), but they are the perfect hybrid between a pump and bootie-which really couldn’t be any more perfect for the season…

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Sweater Dress: The Limited (old), similar, similar, loving this one |  Vest: H&M (old), similar |  Belt: Target (old), similar | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: TJMaxx, similar | Pumps: Report Signature

I am in Montana this week for work braving the cold.  And while I always love coming back to my home state, sometimes I forget how soft I’ve become between living in Tennessee and Utah over the last few years.  Winter is definitely no joke up here in the big sky state!! Brrrrrrrr….

Hope you have a wonderful week and staying warm!  Happy hump day!

Dream Coat

We had our first snow here in the SLC this weekend.  It was a beautiful day on Saturday at almost 70 degrees, but the wind was whipping through the valley all day which usually signals an impending storm front.  So without even having to check the weather, I knew come Sunday morning, the chance of waking up to snow was pretty good.  And while I must say I have mixed feelings about it, one thing I was most definitely excited about was getting out my winter coats.  And speaking of coats, if there is one trend that every gal should jump on this season, it’s adding a colorful jacket or coat to your winter wardrobe.

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Coat: JCrew (old), same coat new colors (size up), similar | Sweater: JCrew (on sale!) | Scarf: H&M (old), similar | Jeans: JCrew (on sale in store)| Tassel Necklace: TJMaxx | Watch: Michael Kors | Bag: Michael Kors Selma | Pumps: Aldo (old), loving these

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Thank you so much for stopping by today.  And if you are new to All Dolled Up, please be sure to follow along on Instagram, Bloglovin’, Facebook and Twitter (links to all are to your right).

Muah!

Oh Deer

Even though summer has come and gone, my love for graphic tees has yet to falter.  They are so easy to style and go with such a multitude of different looks.  And while jeans are the obvious choice, I love the unexpected of mixing a tee back to a sparkly skirt, a casual jacket, and booties.  It’s the perfect fall ensemble if you are looking to change things up a bit from the norm (while still keeping it somewhat casual)…

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Jacket: American Eagle (old), similar, similar | Graphic Tee: Guess (old), similar | Sequin Skirt: American Rag (old) similar, similar | Necklace: BCBGeneration | Sunnies: Gap | Watch: Michael Kors | Booties: Jessica Simpson via TJMaxx, similar

Also, can I just mention how much I love this AE jacket?  I am kind of obsessed with the whole mixed media trend this season, and this denim hoodie is no exception.  To me, this is the epitome of the perfect fall jacket.  But I’d love to know, what do you think about the mixed media trend?

Happy Tuesday!

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!