Twirly Girl

When I was a little girl, I LOVED skirts that I could twirl in.  I mean really, what little girl doesn’t? And even as an adult, I am still drawn pretty feminine skirts and dresses that make me feel like twirling around like a little kid.  And this gorgeous polka tulle skirt from Dainty Jewells does just that.  I mean really, tulle AND polka dots?  You had me with just the tulle!

If you aren’t familiar with Dainty Jewells, be sure to check them out.  They have so many beautiful and unique pieces on their site that you won’t find in a typical department store.  And if you are anything like me, it’s always important to invest in those special pieces for your wardrobe that make you a stand out.  And Dainty Jewells provides exactly that type of clothing at an affordable price.  They also have affordable bridesmaid dresses as well.  You can shop my skirt and some of my other favorite items below!

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We had a massive snowstorm here in Utah yesterday, so it seems so weird posting these photos now that we have about 2 feet of snow on the ground at my house!  Fingers crossed this means we’ll have a white Christmas!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

Happy Friday, sweet friends!  Sorry to have been a little absent on the blog this week.  I was traveling for some big work meetings and a snow storm at the beginning of the week made it tough to get any new photos!

But with that said, the falling snow reminded me that not only are the Holidays just around the corner, BUT  I need to start planning my Holiday outfits.  So today, I wanted to take a little trip down memory lane and share some of my favorite looks from the Holiday season last year!  And even better?  A lot of these items have been restocked, so happy shopping and Holiday outfit planning!

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Buffalo Check Boyfriend Shirt | Faux Fur Vest, love this (under $50) | Leggings (my FAVES!) | Bag | Sunnies | Leopard Pumps

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Jacket (BEST ever and under $100) | Tulle Skirt | Leopard Clutch | Sunnies | Leopard Pumps

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Plaid Shirt (old), OBSESSED with this one | Gold Skirt | Red Pumps (old), similar, LOVE this lace-up version

Holiday 2

Leopard Coat (old) LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this one | Silky V-Neck | Skinnies | Sunnies | Boots (old), similar, similar

Holiday 6

Jacket (same as the black one above) | Plaid Shirt | Dress (old), almost identical | Sunnies | Leopard Booties (these are the ones from my Insta this week you were all asking about!), similar, similar

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Gold Dress (old), similar, similar | Jacket (old), obsessed with this furry blush one | Sunnies | Glitter Clutch | Leopard Pumps

Cheers to the weekend!!!!

xoxo,

Abby

Red and White

Well hello there, sweet friends!  Apologies for being a little MIA on the blog this last week.  If you follow me on Insta (and if you don’t you can find me here: alldolledupblog), then you know I am on vacation with my hubby in gorgeous San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua.  It is our 3rd time visiting this beautiful country and we are having a blast!  I had some blogs scheduled to share with you this week, but our internet has been a little spotty, so today is the first day I am able to share one of my planned posts with you!

I picked up this fantastic tulle skirt from Windsor Store for the holidays, but have found countless ways to wear it sine then.  And I know I will be able to get a ton of use out of it in the coming months as well.  In my opinion, a girl can never have too many tulle skits-especially when you can snag this one for under $35!!!!!  So if you have been looking to add a tulle skirt to your closet, this is really a great option AND it comes in lots of super cute colors!

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Jacket: Nordstrom (my fave), similar | Sweater: JCrew | Skirt: Windsor Store (I am LOVING the blush pink color AND it’s unde $35!!) | Necklaces: JCrew(sold out), LOVE this one, Stella & Dot | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: BCBG

Hope you are all having a great week!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

You guys!  I have been dying to share these photos with you since the day we got them back from LC Photography.  J and I send out a Christmas card every year, and this year I wanted to do a Christmas inspired shoot up in our beloved mountains of Utah. We had never done anything holiday themed before so it was a pretty fun project to work on.  Plus, it’s always a bonus to be photographed by the incredibly talented duo that makes up LC Photography AND get some photos with my handsome hubby (who is always such a good sport and incredibly supportive of all of my creative endeavors)!

And so, from our family to yours, Merry, Merry, Christmas….

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My Outfit:  Glitter Top: Express | Tulle Skirt: Space46Boutique | Christmas Crown: Miss Stevie Marie | Pumps: BCBG via DSW (under $50 and really comfy!)

J’s Outfit: Buttondown: JCrew | Tie: BarIII | Suit Pants: BarIII | Watch: Michael Kors | Shoes: Allen Edmonds

And because it’s Christmas, LC Photography and I wanted to extend a 20% off discount on their photography services if you book a shoot with them before the end of January!  Just mention this blog post and they will hook you up!  And trust me, if you are in Utah, you NEED to work with these girls-they are amazing!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!!

Green for the Holidays (and a REALLY amazing giveaway!!)

Happy Monday, lovelies!  Today I wanted to share with you another outfit idea for the holiday season.  I love red and always tend to gravitate towards it this time of year, but I am here to tell you that green is a fantastic alternative if you are looking to change up your holiday ensembles a bit.  I never thought I would wear this skirt outside of the summer months, but paired back to black and leopard, it feels totally appropriate and perfectly festive for the holiday season!  In fact, I’m thinking of wearing this exact outfit to an even I have this week!!  But I want to know, would you all dare to wear neon green (tulle!) during the winter months???

And be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a giveaway you don’t want to miss!!!

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Jacket: Blank NYC (best jacket EVER. Also comes in pink, nude, and gray AND it’s under $100!) | Tank: JCrew | Skirt: The Girl That Loves (best tulle skirts-incredibly comfy!), also loving this color and this color, also love this version (under $40!) | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Leopard Pumps: Nordstrom (sold out), similar, similar

And now for the giveaway…

If you have followed my blog for a while, then you might remember that I used to wear eyelash extensions.  But after having worn them for several months, I developed a severe allergic reaction to the glue.  And the end result (besides being totally traumatized by the whole ordeal)? Pretty much all of my eyelashes fell out.  And it. was. awful.  Fortunately for me, it was right around this time that I discovered Younique 3D Fiberlash Mascara.  And let me tell you-this stuff is awesome!  I am so hooked on it.  Far less expensive and time consuming than eyelash extensions, you can control the intensity, and you can wear it with or without your current mascara.  People ask me all of the time if I wear eyelash extensions-I am telling you, this stuff is a miracle in two convenient little tubes!

And today (because it’s your lucky day!), I am teaming up with my friend Kim Rosen to give away a set of Younique 3D Fiberlash mascara to one lucky reader (click on the rafflecopter link below)!!!  Winner will be announced Tuesday, December 23rd.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and happy Monday!!!!!!

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!!!

Salt Lake Magazine Feature

I was beyond thrilled when the sweet Fashion Editor from Salt Lake Magazine contacted me and asked if I would sit down with her for an interview about my blog and career in the fashion industry for their September/October issue.  And as you can imagine, of course I said yes!  What an honor to be able to talk about All Dolled Up and work with some of the amazing (and talented!) people behind the glossy publication!

And so today, I wanted to share with you the looks I styled for the photo shoot.  I had so much fun coming up with Fall inspired outfits for this project (even though it was a sweltering 100 degrees the day we shot!), and it was the perfect excuse to finally buy the tulle skirt from Space 46 Boutique that I had been eyeing for months.  And let me tell you, every girl should own a tulle skirt!

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 Photos Credit: SL Mag

Outfit #1:  Blouse: Express | Jacket: BlankNYC via Nordstrom (ADORE this jacket!) | Necklace: Raven & Lily | Ring: KiraKira | Watch: Michael Kors | Clutch: Clare Vivier, flat version

Outfit #2: Sweater: Express (old), similar, LOVE this | Tulle Skirt: Space 46 Boutique (so in love with EVERY tulle skirt on this site!) | Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Dillards (old), identical | Clutch: Michael Kors(old), similar | Heels: Ivanka Trump (last season), LOVING these

You can check out the feature and read the article about All Dolled Up here.  And if you are in the SLC area, be sure to pick up a copy!  The issue is on newsstands now through the end of October!

Happy Friday everyone!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Coral Crush

Sometimes I find that daytime events can be a bit tricky to dress for.  So when I had the chance to celebrate with my sister-in-law at her baby shower while we were on vacation a couple of weeks ago, I was feeling a bit stumped as to what to wear.  I knew I wanted to wear my new chiffon skirt from the Merle Norman store in Draper (see this post), but it felt a little dressy for a daytime event.  So after tearing through everything in my suitcase, I settled on a bright coral t-shirt tank (tied in a knot to tone things down a notch), and of course went with my all-time favorite tried-and-true neon coral pumps, and gold accessories.  And to be honest?  I LOVE the way this outfit turned out and think it would be the perfect choice for a plethora of occasions-day or night.

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Skirt: Merle Norman (in Draper, Utah), similarsimilar, similarsimilar | T-Shirt Tank: Victoria’s Secret Pink (the BEST tanks ever!) | Tassel Necklace: Stella & Dot | Bracelet: Stella & Dot (old), similar | Sunnies: Karen walker, similar (under $10!) | Clutch: Clare Vivier, loving her new Fall Collection | Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), similar, similar

Hope you guys had a great weekend!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Lemon Lime

YOU GUYS!  I am back!  My apologies for the radio silence on the blog last week!  I was traveling for work and on vacation and between our crazy adventures and some unexpected technical issues with my memory card (I lost all of the outfit posts I had planned!), I just couldn’t get any content up.  But boy did I miss you all and couldn’t be happier to be back and sharing today’s post!

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don’t, you can follow me here), then you know I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with the incredibly talented LC Photography a couple of weeks ago.  I had such an amazing time working with them and was so happy to finally have the perfect opportunity to shoot my beloved neon tulle skirt from The Girl That Loves.  Tulle is all the rage right now and The Girl That Loves has an assortment of incredible colors and styles that are also extremely comfortable.  So if you are looking to indulge your girly, flirty side, then be sure to check them out!  And if you are in Utah, the be sure to check out LC Photography-they are the best!IMG_4231 IMG_3782 IMG_3791 IMG_3867 IMG_4164

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 Photos by LC Photography

Chambray Top: Kohl’s (old) LOVING this, this, this, and this | Tulle Skirt: The Girl That Loves | Necklace: Etsy, LOVE this one | Cuff: Lucky Brand, similar | Ring: Touchstone Crystal |  Sunnies: Karen Walker, under $10 version | Heels: Nine West (super comfy!)

I hope you all had a WONDERFUL 4th of July weekend!  We spent our holiday in the cute little town of Red Lodge, Montana and had such a fantastic time.  My only wish is that it could have lasted just a little bit longer. But isn’t that how it usually goes???

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by, and happy Monday!

Tulle Cool For School

Ahhh tulle, how I love you so.  So fun, so whimsical, and the perfect fabrication to make any girl feel like a princess.  And let me tell you ladies, tulle isn’t just for ballerinas anymore.  So if you are looking for something different (and super fun!) to add to your wardrobe this spring, then a tulle skirt is the ticket.  You can wear them back to anything from a t-shirt, to a blouse, to a button down, to a jean-jacket.  Rest assured, you will be pleasantly surprised at the plethora of things you will able to style your tulle skirt with.  But perhaps more importantly, how fabulous it will make you feel…

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Jacket: Else by Joe’s Jeans (not longer available), similar, similar

Tank: INC (no longer available), similar

Skirt: BCBGMaxazria (older style), OBSESSED with this (for my birthday!)

Monogram Necklace: Keti Sorely Designs

Long Necklace: JCrew (no longer available), very similar

Watch: Michael Kors (no longer available) LOVE this one

Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One

Heels: DV by Dolce Vita (obsessed)

I hope that you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. From a great visit with family, to an Easter egg hunt with our littles, to an inspiring church service, capped off  by a delicious meal with amazing friends-we really couldn’t have asked for a more blessed or better celebration.

Thanks for stopping by!