colleen rothschild retinol oil review

An Ode to Retinol Oil

Beauty

It’s so easy to get caught up in the hype. Someone mentions a new serum or skin treatment in a Facebook group or a blog post and next thing I know I have a box at my doorstep with another jar or bottle for my medicine cabinet. For weeks I’ll apply the product expecting miracles. And maybe it will do good, but often it’s nothing that is life-changing. When the…

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What I Wore: Orange Crush

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

When Karl and I got married, our wedding color was orange (with hot pink accents).  We had a signature cocktail at the wedding reception, an Orange Crush.  Considering I'm wearing an orange cocktail dress in today's blog post I felt Orange Crush was a fitting title.  Orange is my favorite color, and I think it's such a fun color to wear.  However, orange is usually left to casual and athletic…

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Weekend Reads

Lifestyle

Yesterday we got a new mattress; we upgraded to a king-sized bed. I never wanted a bed that big, I heard the superstition that big beds cause divorces. However, as we get older we have different sleep patterns and find a bit of space prevents one another from waking up. we've found when we sleep at a hotel with a king bed we both sleep through the night. And the…

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Alison's Favorite Things for 2018: a gift guide of the best in fashion, beauty, and around the home

Gift Guide: Alison’s Favorite Things of 2018

Lifestyle

Inspired by Oprah’s Favorite Things, below is a list of things I absolutely love and have made my wardrobe, skin, or life in general better. While this is a blog that focuses on style, I think that extends past the wardrobe, dressing table, and medicine cabinet. This list of my favorite things, like Oprah’s list, is a hodgepodge of items but they all make my life better: more comfortable, more…

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An ice blue skirt suit from White House Black Market styled with black boots and turtleneck as seen on Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen

What I Wore: Ice Blue Skirt Suit

Outfit Posts Winter

The weather outside is frightful, but this cozy skirt suit is so delightful. Sometimes you have to decide between warmth and professionalism in winter, but I learned a few tricks being a DC corporate commuter. Fleece tights, tall boots, slips, Lands' End Thermaskin layers, and suiting like this ice blue skirt suit from White House Black Market. jacket | skirt | turtleneck | tights | boots | bag | earrings…

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how to build a casual capsule wardrobe for fall and winter

A Casual Capsule Wardrobe for Fall to Winter

Capsule Wardrobes Fashion Advice

A reader reached out asking a question about a casual capsule wardrobe.  What would I have in a capsule wardrobe if I wasn't a fashion blogger? I am an urban planner working in the architecture/engineering/development space. I make enough money so that I can buy clothes that are well made, but I also cannot break the bank and don't have the space for a ton of stuff that's rarely worn.…

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What I Wore: Navy on Navy (From the Real-Life Capsule Wardrobe)

Capsule Wardrobes Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

The first look from my real-life holiday capsule wardrobe is one of the more casual options.  This could be worn to Thanksgiving, to a work party right after being at the office, a dinner party at a neighbor's house.  To make it more festive I swapped out the traditional brooch for one shaped like a snowflake. sweater | pants | bag | brooch | earrings | shoes Sweater: Audrey Cashmere…

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