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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”!

My Must-Have Shoes for This Weird Year
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My Must-Have Shoes for This Weird Year

I regularly share shoes on Wardrobe Oxygen – my favorite heels for the holidays, booties for back to school, summer sandals, cute wide width footwear… but 2020 is a year different from any other and with it my shoe wardrobe is drastically different.  Priorities have changed, where comfort reigns supreme,…

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When You Change But Your Closet Hasn’t
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When You Change But Your Closet Hasn’t

For most of America, normal life ended after the first week of March. We were told to shelter in place, office jobs became work from home jobs, teachers were in front of laptops instead of classrooms, and our social lives, which includes our shopping lives, were put on hold. We…

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The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

Retail News SteinMart is the latest to file for Chapter 11 and plans to close most if not all of their stores. (Global Newswire) Amazon reportedly in talks with Simon (the company that owns a lot of malls in the US) on vacated department store spaces. (Retail Dive) Will the…

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How to Store the Clothes You’re Not Wearing
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How to Store the Clothes You’re Not Wearing

Recently in the WO2 Community, a discussion was started on how to carefully store the clothes you are not wearing. With the pandemic not ending anytime soon, many of us are realizing that a good percentage of our wardrobe won’t be worn in the next few months. Not wanting to…

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What I Bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (and what I considered buying)
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What I Bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (and what I considered …

Yesterday the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened up to cardholders who do not spend a lot on their Nordstrom cards every year.  While I have had a Nordstrom credit card since 1998, there is no balance on it and I rarely use it anymore, except for sales like this.  Last week,…

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The Best Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
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The Best Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest shopping sales of the year, and you can likely tell by all the hubbub about it on blogs, Instagram accounts, and women’s websites. Years ago, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale was something I looked forward to because I could score some phenomenal…

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The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

Retail News Lacking financial support, Black-owned businesses are suffering. (Vogue Business) Everlane’s promise of “radical transparency” unravels (a must-read if you love and shop this brand). (New York Times) New York & Co. parent sells e-commerce business, IP for $20M. (Retail Dive) The uncertain future of post-pandemic Starbucks. (The Marker for…

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Where to Donate and Sell Clothes During COVID
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Where to Donate and Sell Clothes During COVID

When looking for where to donate clothing this summer, I struggled to find up-to-date information on charities and other organizations accepting donations this summer of COVID.  Most articles are from March or April, but since then organizations have improved their donation collection processes, have opened and then had to close,…

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