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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”!

Winter Commute Must Haves for Warmth with Style

Corporate Fashion Fashion Advice

For years, I commuted from house to car, and car to office. I could get through most of winter with a cute wool peacoat and my pumps and kept my parka and boots for shoveling snow. When I switched to a job in the city, it gave me a hard dose of winter reality and my wardrobe changed. Having a child and seeing snow, not just as an inconvenience but…

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Nordstrom is Killing It in the Plus Size Department

Fashion Advice Plus Size Fashion

I sometimes wonder about buyers for department stores; it’s like they think anyone over a size 12 wants to wear only dark and dreary colors and waterfall cardigans. However, Nordstrom seems to be stepping up their plus size game. Recently perusing their New Arrivals, I saw so many stylish, pretty, professional, and downright fun plus sized options I just had to share! High Waist Belted Pants – On trend but…

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Cyber Monday: I Own It, You’ll Love It

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Likely most of you have done your shopping this long weekend, but if not there are some amazing deals this Cyber Monday. I did a list of the best sales for Black Friday and many of those promotions are still taking place. So instead of a repeat, here are items I own and love that are part of a Cyber Monday promotion. Talbots: 50% Off First Item, 40% Off The…

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The Best Black Friday Deals for Fashion and Beauty

Fashion Advice

Good morning, Black Friday shoppers! Alison here with a list of the very best sales across the internet to get your holidays looking stylish for much less. As I hear of new sales I will update this post, and please share in the comments any amazing deals you score today. Happy Black Friday shopping! Colleen Rothschild As I mentioned in this blog post, Colleen Rothschild has 30% off the entire…

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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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Nordstrom Fall Sale Best Picks

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The Nordstrom Fall Sale is here, and it's a fantastic sale for winter must-haves – coats and boots. From wool walking coats to puffy parkas, the Nordstrom Fall Sale has an amazing variety of outerwear at amazing prices. Below I styled a few of the coats all with items from the sale to show you the great variety, but recommend you check out the sale yourself. Along with coats and…

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Weekend Reads

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I had a completely different beginning to this week's post and deleted it because it just seemed to boo boo kitty wah wah poor me. Yesterday I felt that way. I cried, and I took a nap, and I woke up and had some soup and drank tons of water and went back to bed. And this morning I feel stronger. I read what I wrote and it no longer…

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