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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Leopard and Plaid

I can’t stop with the leopard and plaid.  It is my favorite way to pattern mix. Especially in the Fall season.  And this top? I love that it’s such a fun twist on a classic plaid shirt.  It’s definitely a go-to in my wardrobe right now.

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Plaid Shirt, also love this | Skinnies | Necklace | Bracelets (here and here)| Sunnies | Bag | Pumps

Hope you guys are having a great week so far!  Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

First Day Of Fall

Happy first day of Fall, friends!  Can you believe that summer has officially come and gone?  I always hate it when summer goes, but I am definitely ready for all things pumpkin and cozy.  The only problem is, it’s been blazing hot here in the SLC, which has made it nearly impossible to layer up.  But I’ve still been able to get a start wearing my favorite Fall trends by adding things like lace-up pumps, and cocoon vests to my looks.  A perfect (and easy) way to get that Fall vibe while the weather is still hot.

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Vest: Shein c/o | Dress: Nordstrom  | Necklace: Baublebar | Sunnies: Karen Walker (try them for FREE for one month with code ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!) | Bag: Tory Burch (30% off with code FALL16) | Heels: Jeffrey Campbell, also love these, these, and these

xoxo,

Abby

P.S.  I have been having issues with my camera, which is why my images haven’t been quite as sharp lately.  Working on getting it fixed, so thanks for bearing with me!

 

 

Floral Detail

This summer, one of my very favorite trends is white dresses.  And I especially love the dress in today’s post, because not only is it great quality for less than $35, but the pretty floral detail makes it extra-special. Plus, it’s easy to dress up with a swipe of red lipstick and some fun lace up heels, or simple to dress down with a nude lipgloss and gladiator flats.

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Dress: ASOS (it’s a petite, so I ordered one size up for a little more length) | Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto (rent them for FREE for one month with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout) | Bag: Tory Burch | Heels: Ivanka Trump (SO comfy and on major sale!) | 

Lips: Butter London in Ladybird

Hope you guys are having a great week so far!  I’m on vacation in Montana visiting family, so be sure to follow me on Snap: alldolledupblog and Instagram: alldolledupblog to check out my adventures and to see how gorgeous the Flathead Valley is!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Happy Friday, sweet friends!  I don’t know about you guys, but I look forward to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale every summer.  But even as much as I love this sale, it can be a little overwhelming to shop, don’t you think?  Well you’re in luck! Because I’ve done all of the dirty work for you, and have rounded up the best of the shoes, bags, tops, outerwear, denim, and dresses.  And even better?  Most of my picks are under $100 (some are even under $25!).

BEST SHOES:Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shoe Picks

1. Vince Camuto Booties (under $100)

2. Isola Booties

3. Chuck Taylors (just wore these in pink on my Insta!)

4. Steve Madden OTK Boots (I have these in black and LOVE them!)

5. Vince Camuto Booties

6. Lucky Brand Booties

7. Halogen Leopard Flats (obsessed with these and they are less than $60!)

8. Dolce Vita OTK Boots

9. Steve Madden Mules

10. Rag and Bone Booties (LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE these!)

BEST DENIM:Nordstrom Anniversary Denim Picks

1. Rag and Bone

2. JBrand

3. 7 for all Mankind Slim Illusion (under $100!)

4. Vigoss (less than $45!)

5. Topshop

6. SP Black (under $40!!!!!)

7. Treasure & Bond 

8. BLANKNYC

BEST DRESSES:Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dress Picks

1.Lush Split Neck Shirt Dress (under $30!)

2. Roll Sleeve Romper

3. Mimi Chica Dress (looks so much like Free People but is less than $32!)

4. Everly Cold-Shoulder Dress

5. Wayf Lace-Up Shirt Dress (also comes in a super cute stripe and is less than $50!)

BEST BAGS:Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Handbag Picks

1.Rebecca Minkoff Vanity Saddle Bag (obsessed)

2. Alexander Wang Darcy Tote (a great time to pick up this bag for a fraction of the full retail price!)

3. Vince Camuto Leopard Bag (looks so much like a Chloe and is less than $150!)

4. Rebecca Minkoff Jumbo Love (I have this bag and it is my FAVORITE!)

5. Tory Burch Pebbled Tote

6. Leith Suede Clutch (under $50!)

7. Louise Et Cie Jael Bag

BEST OUTERWEAR:Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Outerwear Picks

1.Kenneth Cole Teddy Bear Coat (I have this and wear it all the time in the Fall/Winter-SO cozy!)

2. BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket (best buy of the sale! I own this jacket in 4 colors-and 100% recommend it.  It’s amazing and less than $70!)

3. Cargo Vest (everyone needs one of these! Great year-round!)

4. Topshop Camo Jacket

5. Cargo Jacket (another closet staple!)

6. Guess Jacket (also comes in a pretty ballet pink!)

BEST TOPS:Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks

1.Lush Lace-Back Top (obsessed! less than $25!)

2. BP Tunic (one of my faves of the sale and less than $20!)

3. Lush Tunic (comes in a TON of colors-total closet staple!)

4. Free People Open Back Top (LOVE!)

5. Stripe Ruffle Hem Shirt

6. Cold Shoulder Top 

7. Halogen Vest (my favorite thing in the sale-a MUST for fall!)

8. Cocoon Cardi (this is SO cozy and comes in a few colors)

So there you have it!  My initial top picks of the sale!  Be sure to follow me on SnapChat: alldolledupblog, because I will be taking you behind the scenes of my shopping trip to hit the #NSale and sharing what I’ve purchased.  I’ll also have my top active, jewelry, and beauty picks coming to the blog next week.

Happy weekend, and happy Nordstrom Anniversary sale!

xoxo,

Abby

Romper Time

I LOVE rompers!  So I am really glad that they are back in a big way this season.  And even though the temps have been a little chilly in the SLC, I have still been able to wear some of my favorites by pairing them with denim jackets and cozy cardigans (like in today’s post). With all the crazy weather we’ve been having here in the SLC this Spring, layering has definitely been a must!

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Romper: Everly c/o | Cardi: Express | Necklace: Tiffany | Hat: JCrew | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Tory Burch | Heels: Dune London

Hope you guys are having a great week.  I don’t know about you, but I am SO glad it’s almost the weekend!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Spring Dress

Two of my favorite things about the Spring season?  Dresses and pretty fresh flowers.  I’m also especially loving wedges this Spring.  Oh yeah, and anything pink.  So I guess you could say everything in today’s outfit is a favorite item for the Spring season!  What are your favorite items for the Spring this year?  I’d love to hear, so feel free to leave a comment below!

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Dress: Chic Wish c/o (under $60!)

Jacket: TJMaxx, similar

Necklace: Nordstrom

Cuff: Stella & Dot 

Sunnies: Prada

Bag: Tory Burch

Wedges: DSW (under $40!)

Hope you guys all had a nice weekend!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Staples

Yesterday I talked a little bit about the importance of having balance between classic and fashion pieces in your wardrobe.  But another important closet category that I didn’t mention, is staple pieces.  If you have been following this blog for any amount of time, then you know staples are something I talk about a fair amount, i.e. denim jackets, surplus vests, nude pumps, black handbags, dark wash skinny jeans, etc.  And so today, I wanted to highlight one of my personal favorite closet staples, and that is a casual long-sleeved black dress.

This closet staple is the perfect blank canvas, is easy (and comfy!) to throw on and go, and can be styled in a plethora of different ways.  So if you don’t own a casual long-sleeved black dress, then you are in luck, because I’ve listed my favorites below!

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Dress: Loft (on sale!); also love: this, this, this, this, and this

Gingham Shirt: JCrew (obsessed with the yellow!)

Necklaces: Cabi (sold out), French Kande (enter All Dolled Up in the notes to get a FREE pair of earrings with purchase!)

Sunnies: Prada c/o Ditto

Bag: Tory Burch

Booties: Sole Society (obsessed with these-SOOOOOO comfy!)

Hope you guys are having a great week! Thank you SO much stopping by!  And don’t forget to stop by: @shopalldolledupblog over on Instagram. I just listed a bunch of great new items for sale!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

In-Vested

I love a good vest.  And when I saw this cute number on one of my favorite bloggers, I knew it would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe.  But now that this piece is hanging in my closet, what I especially love about it is how cozy it is.  It’s more like a giant blanket scarf/wrap and is the perfect piece for layering up for a little added extra warmth.  I know it will also be a go-to for me during my frequent work travels during the colder months. And even better? It’s less than $16 and also comes in black and gray!

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Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and long weekend with your families.

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Cardi

One of my favorite Fall trends this year is the long vest and cardigan look.  And at the risk of aging myself (yikes!), when I was in college, this was one of my very favorite trends.  So it should come as no surprise that I am pretty darn excited to welcome these kinds of pieces back into my wardrobe.  But I’ve got to know, what are you all think about the longer length sweater trend this season?

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Cardigan: Lou and Grey by Loft (take an extra 60% off the sale price with code: FLASH) | Tee: Express | Skinnies: 7 for all mankind | Necklace: Love Always  | Sunnies: Karen Walker c/o Ditto | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: BCBG via DSW

Hope you all had a great weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby