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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”!

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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The Friday Shop
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The Friday Shop

The world is still a mess, but looking at my site’s traffic, clicks, sales, and the traffic on social media, I know many of you are heading back to work and activities and shopping to dress for those situations.  And from your comments, DMs on Instagram, and discussions in the…

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The Best Clothing Retailers for Women Over 40
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The Best Clothing Retailers for Women Over 40

If you’ve found that your reliable go-to clothing retailers seem to be too matronly or too juvenile, you’re not alone. And you’re likely over 40.  There’s something about turning 40 where you change so much and your wardrobe doesn’t seem to keep up.  You have different priorities, your body changes…

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Universal Standard Sample Sale!
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Universal Standard Sample Sale!

I know I am not the only one who has fallen in love with clothing brand Universal Standard.  Offering elevated wardrobe staples and unique silhouettes in sizes 00-40, Universal Standard is striving to democratize fashion. As an influencer, I was happy to see how they have handled all that is…

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The Best Suiting for Curvy Women
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The Best Suiting for Curvy Women

A reader recently emailed me asking for work suiting advice.  She is looking for a power suit but has a curvy shape.  She wanted to know if I had any suggestions on where to find a great suit: I am an architect and work in a design field of mostly…

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