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What started with reader emails has become one of the most popular topics on Wardrobe Oxygen. “Ask Allie” is a feature on Wardrobe Oxygen where popular DC style blogger, Alison Gary, answers reader questions about fashion, styling, how to wear the latest trends, and more. Use the Contact page to submit your questions and you never know, it may be the subject of the next “Ask Allie”!

The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

So I bought a bunch of jeans from Universal Standard, Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic for a review… and I just returned them this week. My return window was ending and I had yet to photograph them. I’m sorry, I just never got the chance to set up the…

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Size-Inclusive Graphic Tees for a Great Cause: Universal Standard x Planned Parenthood
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Size-Inclusive Graphic Tees for a Great Cause: Universal Standard x Planned Parenthood

I don’t do a lot for Mother’s Day on this blog because I know not everyone has a child, and a lot of people have complicated relationships with the women who raised them. But this collaboration between Universal Standard x Planned Parenthood is not only really cool looking, but I…

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40+ Going Out Tops for Grown-Ass Women
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40+ Going Out Tops for Grown-Ass Women

When I started this blog in 2005, I made a capsule wardrobe of staples for every woman’s wardrobe and in it, I had a Going Out Top. That was a top that was shiny, sparkly, beaded, and not too risque. For example, I had a blush sequined top back in…

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The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

I was going to add this to tomorrow’s Weekend Reads but since it’s based on shopping I decided to share it here. A story about Ross Dress for Less and what it meant to the author, as well as the history of the retailer. (Jezebel) Growing up, we were bargain…

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My Spring and Summer Shoe Wardrobe
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My Spring and Summer Shoe Wardrobe

After writing about stylish wide width shoes for spring and summer, I thought it made sense to share what shoes I plan on wearing now that the world is opening up and the temps are rising. These are all shoes that are either in my closet or because they are…

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Dazey LA Review: Sustainable Yet Fun Fashion
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Dazey LA Review: Sustainable Yet Fun Fashion

My new hobby this past year has been finding super cool items sold at multi-brand retailers, researching the brands, and when possible, shopping from them directly. This is a way to ensure the smaller brands get the full revenue from the purchase, while also learning more about these brands. And…

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Stylish Wide Width Shoes for Spring and Summer
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Stylish Wide Width Shoes for Spring and Summer

The world is slowly and cautiously opening up… is your shoe wardrobe ready? Many of us have spent the better part of the past year barefoot, in slippers, and comfy slip-on shoes. As you prepare to return to the office or your favorite coffee shop or brunch spot, you may…

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Chic Yet Comfy: Universal Standard Spin for Style
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Chic Yet Comfy: Universal Standard Spin for Style

So, Universal Standard has this new promotion going on through April 30th called “Spin for Style” and they invited me to try it and share on Instagram. I thought it was a cool concept (and a great way to save on Universal Standard) so I thought to share with you…

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