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Not all outfits are created equal.  There are always some that I love more than others, and this is definitely one of those.  Perhaps it’s because this dress reminds me of something that I wore when I auditioned for collegiate music programs back in the day, or perhaps it’s because it incorporates so many of my favorite things (surplus vest, yellow pumps, Panama hat, dress with pockets, etc.) into one look.  Whatever the reason, this is just one of those outfits that really feels like “me”, and one I can’t wait to wear again!
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Vest: Shein 

Hat: Macy’s , spring/summer version

Necklace: BaubleBar

Cuff: Stella & Dot

Sunnies:  Prada c/o Ditto (rent them for just $24/month and get your first month FREE with code: ALLDOLLEDUPBLOG at checkout!)

Bag: Tory Burch

Pumps: Banana Republic (on MAJOR sale!), also love these

HAPPY, HAPPY FRIDAY friends!  I am FINALLY starting to feel better, so hoping to be able to enjoy the weekend and not spend it in bed like I did last weekend.  Hope y’all have something fun planned!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

Flower Power

I love a bold floral print.  Especially when mixed with a good stripe.  It has been one of my favorite ways to print mix for years, and I don’t see myself tiring of this combo anytime soon.  So if you are still feeling on the fence, or unsure about how to print mix, pairing a bright floral back to a stripe is a really easy place to start.
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Hope you all had a great weekend!  I was sick in bed, so my weekend was pretty uneventful, to say the least.  I can’t remember the last time I was down for the count like that.  No fun at all.  Hoping I’ll feel back to normal this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

P.S. And please excuse my crazy hair in these photos! It was super windy when we were shooting!

 

 

 

Mustard

One of my favorite color combinations to wear and blog about is gray and pink.  But another favorite combo that perhaps deserves a little more recognition, is gray and mustard.  Plus, I just can’t help wanting to wear this sparkly sweatshirt and these fun pumps all the time.  So why not wear them together?

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V-Neck: Express (these are my FAVORITE!) 

Skinnies: AG 

Beanie: Old, similar (under $6!) 

Sunnies: Karen Walker (try them for one month free with code: ALLDOLLEDUP at checkout) 

Clutch: Clare V. 

Pumps: Banana Republic (obsessed with the blush version!)

Happy Hump Day friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Stripes

Sometimes there is nothing better than a great stripe.  It’s a tried and true print that never goes out of style and looks great in tops, jackets, pants, shoes, even bags!  So if you don’t have any stripes in your closet, or if you have been too busy wearing florals this spring and neglecting your stripes (like me!), then it’s definitely time to revisit!  And just in time for the weekend!

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Jacket: H&M (old), shop my favorite (under $100!) here | Stripe Tee: JCrew (great layering piece-I have it in several colors AND it’s on sale!) | Skinnies: Paige (best skinnies ever-they completely hold their shape and don’t stretch out!) | Sunnies: Ray-Ban | Clutch: Clare Vivier, similar, this one is on my wishlist | Pumps: Marc Fisher (old) LOVE these 

Hope you all had a great week!  Here’s to a fabulous weekend!

Stepping Out

I tend to gravitate towards the same kinds of items: button-downs, t-shirts and cardis, black leather jackets and ripped jeans-if you follow along with my blog, then you’ve probably noticed! lol  But one of the best parts of having a blog is that it forces me to take a look at my closet and make smart decisions when adding to my wardrobe.  So when I saw this shirt at Zara when I was in Seattle for business meetings last week, I knew it would be a great investment.  Not only is a silhouette that I don’t own anything similar to, but it is also a print that is completely different from anything else I own (and perfect for Spring, of course!)!  So my advice to you guys today?  Even though it is easy to buy the same kinds of things that we like to gravitate towards, it is important to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and add unique pieces to your closet that you will keep for years to come!

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Blouse: Zara (also love this pretty v-neck version), similar, similar (under $11!!!!)| Skinnies: Paige | Watch: Michael Kors | Ring: Stella & Dot | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Clare Vivier (sold out), LOVE this one | Pumps: Marc Fisher (old), obsessing over these (and they are super comfy-I own the leopard version!)

Thank you guys so much for stopping by!  I appreciate each and every single one of your more than I can even begin to express!

 

Working Girl

Happy Friday, sweet friends!  I hope you have all had a great week.  I was on the road for work, so despite my best intentions to get some blog posts up and running, my nights were spent getting caught up and prepped for meetings.  But today, I’m back!  And I am excited to share with you a typical outfit that I would wear to work.  Because I am on the road so much for my job (you can read about what I do here), on planes, in cars, and in and out of Executive meetings, I am always looking for work appropriate (and fashionable) outfits that are also super comfy and practical.  The Express Portofino shirt has become a staple in my closet (it comes in TONS of cute colors and prints), and I love pairing it back to simple black skinnies, basic jewelry, and a fun pump or heel for a little pop of color. I have found this to be a great basic formula for an easy wear-to-work outfit that works for just about any occaision.  Not to mention that this combo also looks fantastic with a blazer for a little more dressed up look!

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Blouse:  Express Portofino (on sale!) more colors here | Skinnies: Gap (on sale!) | Necklace: Jeweliq | Watch: Michael Kors, similar | Sunnies: House of Harlow | Bag: Coach | Pumps: Call It Spring, LOVE these

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

 

 

Connect The Dots

The combination of gray and yellow is one of my all-time favorites.  And when you add polka dots, a pop of leopard, and distressed denim into the mix, in my book, it’s a pretty perfect ensemble(not to mention ideal for the weekend!)…

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Sweater: JCrew (on sale!), similar

Tank: JCrew 

Denim: 7 for all mankind, almost identical 

Necklace: Stella & Dot, wishing for this version

Ring: KiraKira

Watch: Michael Kors

Bracelet: JCrew (sold out), similar, similar

Clutch: Clare Vivier

Sunnies: Ray-ban

Pumps: Marc Fisher (sold out), LOVE these and these

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend to the fullest!

 

 

Back To Basics

Sometimes when I am shooting outfits for the blog, I feel like I need to layer on extravagant jewelry and accessories, and create outfits with lots of details and interest.  I mean obviously, those types of things photograph better, and I, of course love the challenge of coming up with unique combinations of patterns and accessories to share with you guys (not to mention that it keeps you all interested)!  But on a daily basis, my style is really pretty simple.  And so today, I thought I’d take you back to the basics and share with you an outfit you would most likely catch me in during the work week: a go-to pair of black skinnies, a comfy button down, minimal jewelry, and a great pair of pumps.  Ok, ok, so maybe the pumps aren’t so basic.  But what can I say?  Shoes are my weakness!

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Button Down: Gap (on major sale!) also love this one, and this one

Skinnies: American Eagle

Necklaces: Monogram (gift) LOVE this one, Tiffany and Co.

Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Ray-Ban 62mm

Bag: Coach Bleecker Riley Carryall

Heels: Report Signature via DSW (under$50 and SUPER comfy!)

Lips: Sweet Experience by Mac (limited edition!)

And to see more of my casual, everyday fashion, be sure to follow along on Instagram.  If you caught Friday’s post, then you know I post a lot of outfits on Instagram that don’t necessarily always make it to the blog.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!

P.S. Can you believe the snow on the mountains behind me?  We had been having such gorgeous weather and then over the weekend, it turned on a dime.  Gotta love spring in the Rockies!

 

L’eggs Sweepstakes!

Do you guys remember L’eggs when they were sold in the iconic egg packaging?  I know I sure do. And because I always thought of them as an ’80’s staple, I was surprised (and excited!) when they contacted me and asked me to be a part of their 40th birthday celebration and re-launch of their limited edition egg packaging.  Now to be totally honest, I have always been on the fence when it comes to pantyhose and tights, and always have been.  But with the popularity of tights and pantyhose over the last year, I figured why not give them a try.  And I have to say-I am SO happy that I did.  Not only are L’eggs totally affordable (and easy to find-check your local drug store!), but they are super comfy with just the right amount of control around the tummy and thighs.  And with all of these in-between temperatures as we transition into warmer weather, they are the perfect accessory if you are anxious to start wearing all of your spring/summer dresses and skirts (like I am!).

In today’s post, I am wearing the sun-tan shade which gave my winter white legs just the right hint of color and smoothed out all of the unevenness caused by those long winter months of nothing but pants.  In fact, when we shot these photos, my hubby didn’t even realize that I was wearing pantyhose.  BUT he did tell me that my legs looked great!  So be sure to check out L’eggs at your local drug store and go here for your chance to win $1,000 cash and a fabulous trip to Las Vegas! GOOD LUCK!!!!!

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LBD: BCBG (sold out), similar (under $50), just ordered this (also under $50)

Vest: H&M (last season), similar

Tassel Necklace: Jeweliq

Monogram Necklace: LOVING this one

Ring: Stella & Dot (sold out), similar

Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Watch: Michael Kors

Sunnies: Karen Walker

Bag: Steve Madden (old), LOVE this

Pumps: Aldo (last season), similar, similar

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Ours was full of rain and cold temperatures which made for lots of naps and catching up around the house.

Here’s to warmer temperatures this week!

 

Jean Jacket

Whether you call it a denim jacket or a jean jacket, if you don’t own one, then you should! Denim jackets are a key item for Spring, and a great investment piece that will last you for seasons to come. And while they are a great layering piece while we wait for the temps to warm up, they are also really cute. In fact, my favorite way of styling them as of late is back to flirty dresses and skirts-allowing me to get into my summer wardrobe a little earlier than usual.  And if you are really feeling the denim jacket this season (like I am), then I would be sure to venture out and purchase one in both a dark wash (see yesterday’s post), and also in a light wash…

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Denim Jacket: INC (no longer available), similar, similar, similar

Dress: LC by Lauren Conrad (last season), similarsimilar

Watch: Michael Kors

Necklace: Stella & Dot 

Sunnies: Karen Walker Number One

Clutch: Michael Kors (last season), new version

Pumps: Marc Fisher (sold out), LOVE these

Lips: St. Germaine by MAC

Also, I should note that this was the outfit I ended up wearing on Easter.  It was such a beautiful day and this was the perfect outfit for church, running errands, and hosting friends for Easter dinner.

Hope you are all having a fantastic week!