Burgundy

When it comes to shopping, I am not very good at purchasing items in advance for an upcoming season.  Instead, I am more of a buy now, wear now kind of girl.  So this time of year gets to be a little tricky for me.  While August is one of my favorite times to shop because of all of the amazing deals, summer is also running short on time, so I want to be careful and not purchase things that I am going to have to put away in a few weeks.  So instead, I look for transitional items to add to my wardrobe that I can wear now and wear later.  And this dress is a great example.  I had been eyeing it in a bright pink color for quite sometime, but when it recently went on sale, I ultimately decided to buy it in burgundy because not only can I wear it now, but it will look great layered with leopard, and booties, and jackets and sweaters!

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Dress: Nordstrom | Necklace: JCrew (old), this is at the top of my wishlist| Rings: Kendra Scott, Stella & Dot | Cuff: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Nordstrom Rack (cheapies) | Bag: Alexander Wang | Pumps: Gilt (obsessed! AND they are on major sale for under $25!)

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

P.S.  I finally bit the bullet and joined Snapchat.  So be sure to follow me over there if you are interested.  You can find me at: alldolledupblog

 

 

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!

Juxtaposition

I didn’t think about it when I put this outfit together, but when I was editing these photos, I noticed the juxtaposition that I created-floral shoes and a beanie paired together in the same look! Ha! But for some reason, I think it works.  Maybe it’s the part of me that’s longing for warmer weather, or maybe it’s the color combo of mint and pale pink that I can’t seem to stop wearing lately.  But either way, I want to know, would you pair your spring items with your winter items this time of year?

And don’t forget, today is the LAST day to enter the giveaway with Moose and Nigel.  The necklace I am wearing in this post is yet another one of Megan’s beautiful creations!  Details below…

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Jacket: Forever21 (sold out), similar, similar, LOVE this and this | Silky Tee: Express (my FAVE!) | Skinnies: Paige | Beanie: Free People (on sale!!) | Necklace: Moose and Nigel c/o | Ring: Kendra Scott | Sunnies: Ray-ban | Bag: Tory Burch | Pumps: BCBG

As promised, don’t miss out on your chance to win a GORGEOUS necklace (like the one I’m wearing!) from Moose and Nigel!  CLICK HERE to enter.  Giveaway ends tonight at 10pm MST and winner will be announced tomorrow.

And don’t forget, enter code: ALLDOLLEDUP10 at checkout for 10% off your order!  Not only is Megan’s jewelry amazing, but it’s super affordable too!  Be sure to check out her shop!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

 

Cupcake

I think it might be safe to say that I’ve never met a stripe I haven’t liked.  And this cute little striped cupcake skirt from H&M has been an obvious favorite in my closet.  Like leopard, stripes can be used as a neutral-particularly when they are black and white.  So looking for pieces like this to add to your closet will give you a lot of different options for creating outfits with items you already own!

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Jacket: Blank NYC | Tank: American Rag | Skirt: H&M (old), similar, similar, LOVE this | Cuff: Lucky Brand | Ring: Kendra Scott | Necklace: Jeweliq (sold out), similar version | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Booties: INC

Have you guys entered the amazing giveaway with Moose and Nigel yet?  If not, be sure to CLICK HERE for your chance to win a handmade druzy necklace from this gorgeous shop!!  You can also save 10% off your order when you enter code: ALLDOLLEDUP10 at checkout!

Happy Friday, friends!!!!

 

 

 

Army Green

I’ve got a thing for army green-no matter the season.  But every year when Fall arrives, it seems to be on with a vengeance in my wardrobe.  Especially if I can wear it with a little leopard. And while I would normally gravitate towards styling this outfit with denim, I wanted to give one of my favorite summer skirts one final hurrah for the season.  And even though the airy gauze and tulle material of this skirt with it’s delicate floral embroidery lends itself incredibly well to warmer weather, I am pleasantly surprised how a little army green and a pop of leopard make it feel perfectly acceptable for the fall season.  And you should see it with a leather jacket!!  Maybe I won’t be putting this one away just yet…

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Jacket: Charlotte Russe (old), LOVE this, similar, similar | T-Shirt: Victoria’s Secret Pink (best tee’s ever) | Skirt: Merle Norman Draper Boutique c/o, similar, similar | Necklaces: Brass Monkey (local boutique), Love Always Couture | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One | Clutch: Michael Kors(last season), this season’s version | Pumps: Nordstrom, LOVE these

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Happy Fall!!!

Black and White

I love the black and white trend this season.  And because black is such a staple (and something I know all of you already own in your own personal wardrobes), this should be an easy trend for anyone to get in on this season without necessarily having to pick up anything new.  And while black and white is a relatively safe trend to try, bordering on the more serious and sophisticated side of style, remember that it’s okay to have a little fun with it and think outside of the box too-like mixing graphic prints and stripes together.

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Tank:Forever21 (old), LOVE this one, similarsimilar | Maxi Skirt: Forever21 (old), similar, similar | Cuffs: Macy’s, Forever21 (old), similar | Necklaces: Macy’s, JCrew | Ring: KiraKira | Sunnies: RayBan | Sandals: Target (old), similarsimilar

On a side note, can you believe all of the gorgeous sunflowers?  They are out in full bloom right now in Utah and I am loving every second of it!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Fall Wardrobe Must Haves: The Ultimate Guide

You guys!  Today I am so excited to share with you the ultimate shopping guide for your Fall wardrobe!  With the seasons transitioning around us, I’ve put together my favorite (and some of the easiest!) trends for the upcoming Fall season, complete with lots of inspirational items (most of which are under $100!!) to help make your transition from Summer to Fall nice and easy.  So enjoy this list of must haves, let me know if you have any questions, and happy shopping!!
Fall Must Haves: Leopard Bag1. | 2. (this one is at the top of my wishlist!)  | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.  | 8.  
Fall Must Haves: Graphic Tee
1. (on sale!) | 2. (on sale!) | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.  | 8.  
Fall Must Haves: Destroyed Black Skinnies
1. (under $40!)  | 2.  | 3.  (under $50) | 4. (my favorite!)  | 5.  | 6.  
Fall Must Have: Floppy Hat
1.  | 2.  | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.
Fall Must Haves: Faux Leather Jacket
1. (I own this jacket and it is my FAVORITE!)  | 2.  | 3.  | 4.  
Fall Must Haves: Statement Pumps
1.  | 2.  | 3. (my faves!)  | 4. (really comfy)  | 5.  | 6.  | 7.  | 8. (love the red version)  | 9.  
Fall Must Haves: Bold Lipstick
1.  | 2.  | 3.  | 4.  | 5.  | 6.  
Fall Must Haves: Cognac Booties
1. (under $100!)  | 2.  | 3.  | 4. (under $55!)  | 5.  | 6. (under$100!)  | 7.  | 8.  (under$100!) 
 

Golden Hour

This past weekend, J and I had a little staycation up in Park City.  And even though it was officially the last weekend of summer, the Fall season has already crept into the mountains.  The leaves are starting to change colors and it was definitely jacket weather.  But since I’m not ready to give up dresses quite yet, I am extending their seasonality by pairing them back to denim and leather jackets.  And I’ve got to say, summer to fall transitional fashions are some favorite looks to put together!

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Dress: Rachel Roy (on sale for under $30-runs small so size up!), similar, similar | Denim Jacket: JCrew (on sale for under $60!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot | Cuff: Macy’s | Watch: Michael Kors, similar | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Steve Madden (old), similar, LOVE this one | Wedges: Material Girl via Macy’s (sold out), similar

Hope you guys are having a great week so far.  Thank you SO much for stopping by!

Flower Power

I don’t normally find myself gravitating towards floral prints.  But when I saw this top at JCrew (it’s on clearance right now, by the way), I think I fell in love a little. It’s such an easy, breezy piece for summer and a perfect match back to shorts.  But I’m also envisioning styling it back to denim and taking it into the early fall season layered with a leather or jean jacket.  And while I’m certainly not ready for the warmer months to end, it’s definitely time to start strategizing how to take your summer wardrobe into fall!

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Top: JCrew (on sale!) | Shorts: JCrew (on sale for under $30!) | Necklace: Stella & Dot (last season), similar, similar | Cuffs: Nordstrom, Forever21 (old), similar, LOVE this one | Ring: KiraKira | Sunnies: Karen Walker, similar (under$10!) | Bag: Michael Kors Selma (last season), LOVE this and this (both on sale!) | Heels: Jessica Simpson (soooo comfy and they’re on sale!)

Can you believe we are already starting to talk about how to transition our summer wardrobes into Fall?  I sure wish I could slow down time a bit-or even better yet, extend summer for a couple of months!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

People Style Watch Magazine Feature

If you follow me on Instagram, or if you’ve picked up the most recent issue of People Style Watch Magazine, then you know that I was featured in their August edition of the “You Got It Right” section! (insert excited squeal here!) And I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled, flattered, and honored I am that they would select one of my outfits to share in their magazine.  It is seriously a dream come true.  And to be honest, I’m having a hard time even wrapping my head around it!

So today, I thought I would share a bit of the back story with you.  People had actually reached out to me in April letting me know they wanted to use my photo. And so in turn, I filled out some model release forms, did an interview, and after several emails back and forth, was told I would most likely be in the August issue of the magazine (barring any last-minute editing changes), but that they would confirm with me when they went to press. After that, I never heard back from them.  I even sent a follow-up email that received no response, and so I figured I must have been left on the cutting room floor. But when I arrived at the SLC airport following a work trip on the day the issue hit stands, my phone lit up like a Christmas tree, buzzing with Facebook and text messages from friends near and far telling me the news.  As you can imagine-it was a pretty thrilling moment.  So I rushed to the nearest newsstand, found a copy, opened it up, and THERE. I. WAS!  Little old me in a magazine!  Insane I tell you, and a pretty sweet moment that I won’t soon forget!

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I’ve also had quite a few questions on product details.  The outfit I’m wearing in the magazine is actually from a post I did back in March, but I have listed all of the details and links below.  You can also feel free to click here if you want to see the original post.

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 Plaid Button Down: JCrew (old), similar, similar | Vest: Tommy Hilfiger via Macy’s (sold out), similar (on sale!), LOVE this for fall | Skinnies: Gap | Necklace: Stella & Dot Bianca (sold out), similar, similar | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies (under$10!) | Clutch: Hobo International Lauren | Pumps: Michael Kors, almost identical, similar, LOVE these

Happy Thursday, friends!

xx,

A