Black and White and Orange

Black and White and Orange

Outfit Posts Spring
Dress: Ann Taylor (worn without belt) | Tights: Nordstrom | Boots: Ros Hommerson “Maryland” | Necklace:Cameron” c/o Kristin Biggs, Stella and Dot | Bracelets: Nordstrom, Sequin, had forever | Watch: Citizen c/o WatchCo | Lipstick: Revlon Moon Drops in “Orange Flip”

One day it's 80 degrees in DC, the next it's 40. I thought I'd be packing away the tights and tall boots, but with this weather I figure I can eek out a few more wearings! I bought this dress during one of Ann Taylor's 30% off sale deals several weeks ago, ended up being under $35 (note it's cheaper in store than online). It's cute but short with the self belt, but I like it for say a date night with my DKNY super opaque tights, or even with leggings. For work, I took off the belt for a looser silhouette and longer hemline.

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  • Jen Alcon

    Gorgeous! Your hair looks amazing!

  • Tutti

    This is fabulous! Your hair is wonderful!

  • Lexa

    LOVE! (But of course you could have guessed that.)

    You look fantastic.

  • Cute cute! I love the ‘do to today and that dress is great – a bit mod without being costumey!

  • I love the orange lips, it’s a great lipstick on you. Also your hair looks great. Mine is stick straight but I love your loose waves.

  • crtfly

    I especially like your hair today too.

    This is totally off topic for the day but I have to ask. What do you think about black bridesmaids dresses? Sophisticated or too Adams Family?


  • rebecca

    ,,,love the dress and the splash of orange on your lips,,,

  • Tonya

    I love it. You look great!

  • Julie

    Fabulous! Love the whole look. The cool coif, the pop of lip colour, the graphic print. Loose waves really suit you.

  • As someone who was a Matron of Honor in a wedding where I was to wear black, I LOVE it! Makes it so easy if you’re allowed to wear different dresses and more likely to re-wear the dress. Also with flowers and decor it can look quite elegant and not too dreary or dark. The wedding where I wore black, the flowers were white and light green, the ceremony was outside and it was quite a feminine and summery affair 🙂

  • I’ve been trying different things with the hair, this is Day 2 with big sections around a curling iron and then sprayed with surf spray (Paul Mitchell) to make it piecey and messy. 🙂

  • lacytite

    Love this look!! Dress is very flattering on you and love seeing black hose and boots in May 🙂 I always wonder how long I can get away with that 😉

  • crtfly


    I remember the black dress for Matron of Honor and I thought that was wonderful. I can also see guests wearing black dresses. But I hadn’t heard about bridesmaids wearing black. Thanks for your thoughts.

    One thing I do like about black bridesmaid dresses is that the choice of color accents, flowers, etc. is fairly wide open!


  • ACW

    I love your blog! We have similar body types and it is SO inspiring to see you wear such adorable things. you give me courage. thanks so much!!

  • Rita O’Really

    Very nice look. I like the black and white with the pop of color on the lips. I think you look great! I have to ask, is the Ann Taylor dress a petite version or the regular? I’m a little bit shorter than you (5’1″) and think it might be a perfect (and rare) length for me.

  • MJ

    Love this whole look. The lips, the hair, the dress it all just works. You look ready for date night in this outfit!

  • TC

    Love the dress!

  • Yep, this is petite and would probably be a perfect length on you!

  • YOUR HAIR! I’m in love, Allie. You look stunning in these pictures. That outfit? Perfect. I love when you wear all neutrals like this with a POP of color in your lipstick. And your sassy little smirk? Love it.


    Hey diva, I hope you are well. I love the cut of that dress and the print.

  • This is gorgeous! I really like the silhouette of the dress unbelted and the high boots and bright lip are perfect with this! 🙂

  • Stella

    love the hair and the dress!!

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