Black and White and Orange

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ann taylor graphic sonnet dress
stella dot necklace coral
gold citizen womens watch
ros hommerson maryland wide calf boot
size 12 fashion blog
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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  1. Stella
    May 17, 2013 / 7:20 pm

    love the hair and the dress!!

  2. May 13, 2013 / 11:37 pm

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

    May 9, 2013 / 9:06 am

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

  4. May 8, 2013 / 11:53 pm

    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.

  5. TC
    May 8, 2013 / 10:12 pm

    Love the dress!

  6. May 8, 2013 / 9:53 pm

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

  7. Rita O'Really
    May 8, 2013 / 7:16 pm

    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.

  8. ACW
    May 8, 2013 / 6:25 pm

    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!!

  9. lacytite
    May 8, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    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 😉

  10. Julie
    May 8, 2013 / 1:38 pm

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

  11. Tonya
    May 8, 2013 / 1:30 pm

    I love it. You look great!

  12. rebecca
    May 8, 2013 / 1:27 pm

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

  13. crtfly
    May 8, 2013 / 1:07 pm

    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?


    • May 8, 2013 / 2:23 pm

      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 🙂

      • crtfly
        May 8, 2013 / 5:39 pm


        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!


  14. May 8, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    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.

    • May 8, 2013 / 2:24 pm

      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. 🙂

  15. May 8, 2013 / 12:04 pm

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

  16. Lexa
    May 8, 2013 / 11:15 am

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

    You look fantastic.

  17. Tutti
    May 8, 2013 / 11:13 am

    This is fabulous! Your hair is wonderful!

  18. Jen Alcon
    May 8, 2013 / 10:48 am

    Gorgeous! Your hair looks amazing!

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