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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 Backstory…
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The Backstory…

Maybe it’s the time of year or my recent new product reviews, but I am getting a ton of emails about my personal makeup and skincare routine and my makeup collection. So here you go, a peek into my makeup box (if you click on the image you get a…

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For the DVR: Signe Chanel
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For the DVR: Signe Chanel

This weekend while flipping the channels I happened upon the second half of a documentary on the Sundance Channel entitled Signe Chanel. A description from the Sundance Channel website: Filmmaker Loïc Prigent’s fascinating, witty and infectiously joyous look within a leading fashion house focuses on the evolution of Chanel’s Fall/Winter…

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I Know it Made ME Want to Go Shoe Shopping!
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I Know it Made ME Want to Go Shoe Shopping!

Walking around Washington DC this weekend I saw this truck. It was at a red light and I was only one of over two dozen women who had stopped dead in her tracks to gawk/drool over the display. Click on the photo for a larger version. This truck was an…

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We’ll Have to Agree to Disagree
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We’ll Have to Agree to Disagree

I love me some Tim Gunn. He’s handsome, suave, intelligent and a man in the industry who still believes that style is more important than current trends. I have been a Project Runway fanatic for every season, but after reading several reviews wasn’t too eager to see his new show…

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Open Letter to GAP (warning: LONG)
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Open Letter to GAP (warning: LONG)

Dear Gap: Do know I love you, and I have loved you for a very long time. When I turned 16 I headed to my nearby Super Gap (think it was a precursor to Old Navy) and turned in a job application. You never called (maybe because I was 16…

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Are Bootcut Jeans “Momtastic?”
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Are Bootcut Jeans “Momtastic?”

Reader Laurie emailed me recently after reading “Talking Fashion” on Washington Post’s website about fall’s trends. Suzanne D’Amato and Janet Bennett lead this chat and are very intelligent and stylish women, but mentioned in this certain chat that bootcut jeans are “Momtastic” and to be stylish one should choose a…

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Dressing for Your Interview
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Dressing for Your Interview

Job interview… those two words can create all sorts of fear and loathing in people. Having to sell yourself, but not too hard. Make a good impression, try not to have sweaty palms, fidgety hands, spinach in your teeth. And then of course, what on earth are you to wear???…

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From Allie’s Mailbag…
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From Allie’s Mailbag…

A few emails I have received recently and some Google searches that have brought people to this page. I always think if one woman has this question, very well many more of you do too! What Should be in a Woman’s Wardrobe?Well this obviously varies dependent on your lifestyle and…

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