What I Wore: Updating Closet Favorites for Fall

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

Wardrobe Oxygen. over 40 fashion blogger featuring Rebecca Minkoff Vanity bag and NARS Bette lipstickshirt | pants | boots | bag | choker | lipstick | sunglasses

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Wardrobe Oxygen. over 40 fashion blogger featuring Rebecca Minkoff Vanity bag and NARS Bette lipstick Wardrobe Oxygen. over 40 fashion blogger featuring Rebecca Minkoff Vanity bag and NARS Bette lipstick Wardrobe Oxygen. over 40 fashion blogger featuring Rebecca Minkoff Vanity bag and NARS Bette lipstickShirt: Old Ann Taylor (similar; plus size option) | Pants: Old Ann Taylor (similar; plus size option) | Booties: VANELi c/o Marmi Shoes (similar) | Choker: ASOS (sold out; similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Lipstick: NARS ‘Bette' | Sunglasses: LeSpecs

I love having easy black basics in my wardrobe to throw on when I'm short on time or creativity. Both these pants and this shirt are years old and get so much wear. The top I'll wear tucked in or loose like this, the sleeves down in colder weather and rolled for spring and early fall. The pants you know I adore and wear with everything from sequins and stilettos to casual sweaters and sneakers.

wardrobe-oxygen-alison-garyBut basic black pieces can look pretty drab if they're not accessorized. The addition of a current style of bag, necklace, and sunglasses help.  Does does makeup, which is also an accessory.  Adding a deep wine lip adds glam and a current trend to old faithfuls from the closet. A dark wine lip is very on trend this season. This is ‘Bette' from NARS' Audacious lipstick line and it has been a favorite all fall. Not too goth, not too red, not too shiny, not too matte. It feels good on the lips, lasts, and wears well through the day.  To make it last longer and not feather or bleed, I use a clear lip liner like Dior's.  It really makes a difference, especially with a high pigment lipstick like this one.

Wardrobe Oxygen. over 40 fashion blogger featuring Rebecca Minkoff Vanity bag and NARS Bette lipstickFor the rest of the face I kept it simple since the lip is such a bold statement.  For the eyes, on the lids all I have it MAC's Paint Pot in Camel Coat.  I curled my lashed with the Kevyn Aucoin lash curler, two coats of DiorShow, and I did a fine line of brownish-black liquid liner right on the lash line to give the effect of thicker lashes without it being too strong of a look for daytime.  To make this look holiday glam, switch the liner to one that is black, make a slightly thicker line, and replace the wine colored lip with a festive bright red (my favorite is Lancome's ‘L'Absolu Rouge Définition' in Le Carmin).  Add a bit of highlighter to your cheekbones (I'm a fan of MAC's Strobe Cream) will make your skin look dewy and catch the light beautifully at an evening affair.

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Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. When you asked me to write about fall beauty trends it made me realize how much makeup I have that I have bought from Nordstrom.  And right now's a great time to shop beauty at Nordstrom because they currently have over 80 different gifts with purchases taking place!

13 Comments

  • Carelia December 7, 2016

    Love the styling, including your lip color and nail polish. You know, I’m a huge fan of total black looks.
    xo
    Carelia
    mysmallwardrobe.com

  • Duo Gigs December 7, 2016

    This is what we really want! Simple yet chic outfit! Thank you for sharing this!

    http://www.duogigs.com

  • Tracy Fulce December 5, 2016

    Random question – what do you make of the adage that if you wore it the first time around you can’t wear it the second time? Chokers are BACK and I wore them to death in the 90s… too old to do it again?

    • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen December 5, 2016

      I’m wearing chokers! I won’t be wearing any stretchy rubber gummy ones, and likely won’t be going full ’90s with a cameo or something hanging from it, but I say if you like it do it again. Rules are meant to be broken!

  • Wildfire Charm December 4, 2016

    Loving the lip colour update and it looks great with your all black outfit. x

    http://www.wildfirecharm.com

  • Lilliasrose November 30, 2016

    I love posts on how to re use what is already in my closet.

  • Tracey CK November 28, 2016

    Hi Alison – ok, wacky question – for a nude lipliner, do you use it on the outer edges of your lips, or outside your lips entirely?? I have slight lip wrinkles that prohibit me from wearing dark red lipsticks, so I’m hoping something like this would help. Thank you!

    • Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen November 28, 2016

      Not a wacky question at all! I use it on the outer edges of my lips, staying on the actual lip itself. It helps fill in the the little wrinkles and acts as a barrier. You can also put over the whole lip to make lipstick last longer 🙂

      • Emily November 28, 2016

        Do they still sell the Dior one? I saw a tester at Duty Free when I last went abroad but the guy said it had recently been discontinued!

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