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Beach 0031Beach 0042Black scoop necked cotton short-sleeved sweater with empire waist from Old Navy, black twill cuffed walking shorts from Gap Outlet, black leather thong heels from Mossimo, silver hoops from The Icing, silver cuff.

Hair is second day, I tried straightening it with the iron, but then didn't have time to fiddle much with it so I threw it up in a messy ponytail with a black covered elastic and a few clips. Didn't capture it in the picture, but the hair leaves a spiky waterfall of sorts at the top of my head.

Makeup is L'Oreal true Match concealer in W4-5, Body Shop bronzing powder in Light on whole face, Smashbox Soft Lights in Tint on cheekbones. Body Shop eye definer pencil in black on rims and outside of both lash lines, and Maybelline Ultra Liner in black on top lash line. Lashes curled, two coats of Max Factor's Lash Perfection in black. On lips is Body Shop Liquid Lip Color in Sparkling Pink.

Yesssss, I am wearing shorts to work. I hate hate hate shorts, but this season's variety of Bermuda and walkers are making me change my mind. It doesn't hurt that these were only $20. When i tried them on, I was wearing my red peep toe pumps from Enzo and I imagined them with a white wrap shirt, looking tres hip. However, I do not own a white wrap shirt, and with knits, the red shoes (and my black peep toes from yesterday) looked a bit wrong (okay, a lot wrong) with the outfit. These shoes were the worst offenders for work. Now I can so see me wearing these with my pink blouson tube top from Victoria's Secret and a pair of stacked black flops when I go back to the beach next month, but for work I needed to be a little more appropriate and conservative. So far one person complimented me on looking cute (whassup K!) and one person said “you look dressed for warm weather!” and the passive-aggressive coworker who always says something sweet yet snarky said “I never would have thought shorts for work!” to which I happily said “I know, I love current fashion!” and kept walking.

And there is a chick in another department who is wearing white cargo shorts today and wore denim cuffed shorts the other week, so I look far more appropriate. As long as the president doesn't make a comment like he did with my Pat Benetar look, I am dandy!


  1. Anonymous
    July 25, 2007 / 8:12 pm

    I love your hair pulled back!!! And I think shorts depending on the cut and material are totally o.k. for work.

    I love your comment about the passive-aggressive snarky co-worker. I used to have one who would comment on EVERY outfit I ever wore whether she liked it or not. Thank god that beeyotch is gone!


  2. Anonymous
    July 24, 2007 / 11:14 am

    Looks retro… like you should be in the cast of Grease. Don’t get me wrong, that’s a good thing. You look very cute!


  3. Christine
    July 24, 2007 / 2:12 am

    Hello, hot!

  4. July 23, 2007 / 8:00 pm

    You look great – very work-appropriate, while being on trend. Tell the snarky co-worker to suck it … she wishes she was as cute as you!

    Love the ponytail!

  5. ThickChick
    July 21, 2007 / 3:54 pm

    Hi Allie,
    Longtime lurker here, but I have to say, you really look gorgeous today! I love the hair pulled back – shows off your pretty face so nicely!

    PS – After prodding from the boyfriend, I too, am digging shorts (NEVER thought I would) this season too. Who knew!

  6. July 21, 2007 / 1:23 pm

    I love your equally snarky comment back to your passive-aggressive coworker. I rarely see you with your hair pulled back, it looks cute. And you’re looking very slim in every pic lately.

  7. Debbie
    July 20, 2007 / 8:54 pm

    I think you look cute in shorts. And when Bermudas are worn correctly, they are like a split pencil skirt and are very work appropriate.

    Okay, that makes it sound like I approve of culottes, but that’s another animal altogether.

  8. Andrea
    July 20, 2007 / 8:35 pm

    I love you with bangs! You look so pretty!

  9. July 20, 2007 / 8:10 pm

    She and I walked in this morning together. But really, nothing she wears shocks me any more 🙁 I like in the winter when she wears velour track pants with a nice dressy sweater…

  10. July 20, 2007 / 7:43 pm

    You look great today – totally appropriate for casual Friday in the summer. (Don’t forget your blog from last week about the trashy woman wearing authentic jean shorts! You are worlds beyond that, hotness.) 😉

    Did you see our fellow coworker (not mentioning any names but her office is near yours) who is wearing cutoff jeans w/ frayed edges? Yikes.

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