100th Post!!

Today marks my 100th post on the All Dolled Up blog! It seems crazy to me that I’ve not only been able to come up with that many outfit ideas to share with all of you, but even more so that I decided to take on this project just a few short months ago. It has been such an incredible journey thus far and I am truly loving every minute. I have learned so much about myself but more importantly have been incredibly blessed by the outpouring of love and support I have received from friends, family, and my readers, who now also feel like my friends. And it all makes me incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to share my love of fashion with all of you. So thank you to each and every one of you who takes the time to sit down and read my blog.  You are appreciated far more than you know. 

Today’s post is about two of my very favorite things: feather earrings and sequins. Both are great transitional pieces into fall, but what I really love about them is unexpectedly pairing them together-something sweet and girly back to something more boho and far less refined.  An easy look that was made for a night on the town, or an end-of-summer outdoor concert.  20120828-092753.jpg







Instagram Filter:  Earlybird

Sequin Top:  Express (last summer, but they have many similar styles in store and online now!)

Skinny Jeans:  The Gap (in store now!!!)

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Gold Charm Bracelet:  Juicy Couture via Nordstrom Rack

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Feather Earrings:  The Icing (last summer), Macy’s (recent)

Gold Metallic Handbag:  Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier (my gold version was a limited edition, but they always offer this bag in lots of great colors and some sort of metallic usually comes out around the holidays)

Shoes:  Guess via TJMaxx (thanks Kendi for introducing me to these shoes!!)

Truth be told, sometimes I feel a little silly writing a fashion blog when there are so many important and pressing issues going on in our world-it makes me feel a little frivolous.  But at the same time, we all want to feel good about ourselves and confident in our skin, and a huge part of that can come from the way we dress and put ourselves together.  So if I can help even one person out there feel a little better about themselves or more confident when making shopping or fashion decisions, then I am doing my job.  I truly believe that women of any shape, size, or budget should all have the ability and the tools to look and feel their best.

Thank you again for all of the love and support!  I’ve got some exciting things in the works that I can’t wait to share with all of you!


Dress Up

Call me old-fashioned, but there are certain events in life which I believe are completely acceptable (and in my personal rules of fashion, necessary), to dress up for. And not only are they are acceptable (or necessary, in my case), but they also pose as a fantastic excuse to pull something super cute out of your closet that you don’t get to wear very often.

Such was the case over the weekend when I was able to help host and attend a baby shower for one of my dearest friends who is expecting a baby girl in late September. It was a fabulous celebration full of wonderful ladies, lots of laughter and love, and lots and lots of pink. And not only that, but it was also the perfect occasion to wear my favorite dress which hasn’t gotten nearly enough love from me this summer.







Dress:  RACHEL Rachel Roy via Macy’s (still in stock in stores!)

Sunglasses:  House of Harlow via Nordstrom Rack

Silver Bracelets:  Tiffany and Co.

Gold Charm Bracelet:  Juicy Couture via Nordstrom Rack

Gold Watch:  Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack

Cocktail Ring:  Macy’s

Clutch:  Hobo International Belinda via Nordstrom

Shoes:  Mia via DSW (last summer)

This dress is yet another example of why I love Rachel Roy so much.  Her line for Macy’s is chic, beautiful, fits incredibly well, and its affordable.  So if you haven’t tried any of her pieces on yet, I highly recommend heading to your local Macy’s and checking out the new fall line.  I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.  😉