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Friday through Wednesday

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Sorry for being MIA – work has been super busy.  I have taken a couple of pictures so I can give you a recap of the past… gosh almost a week!

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 Casual Friday, I wore my white gauzy peasant top from Old Navy, my Seven jeans (which are now fitting a bit loose), my Allison Dayton Jewelry necklace, brown croco T-strap heels from Sofft.  Yep, it's a popular choice for Casual Friday!

Saturday evening we went to the local theater to see our good friend perform in a play.  It was a steamy night, the theater has not-so-reliable air conditioning, and then an after party at the friend's house so a sundress was the way to go.

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 I wore my blue print maxi dress that I got at Ross for Bonnaroo, my two turquoise bead necklaces from H&M (restrung to make them longer and add the occasional random bead), silver cuff, black flip flops.  Tres casual, but the local arts center is a very casual place.  Our friend was fantastic, the show was awesome, and we had a great time celebrating with him and other friends afterward.

Monday, I wore my Jones New York top with my white low-slung flare trousers from Gap.  And well, those pants are being donated or upcycled into something else.  I had three pairs last year – 2 in 16 (1 petite and 1 regular) and one pair 14 regular.  This year the petite ones were WAY too short so I have been wearing mainly the 16 regulars, and sometimes the 14 regulars if with a long top that will hide the muffin top.  Well the 16s are too big.  By time I got to work the pants looked all baggy and dumpy.  By time I got home, I was able to slide off the pants without unbuttoning. 

I have only lost a few pounds with Weight Watchers, but it obviously is making an impact, especially with my pants.  My favorite jeans don't look as cute, these pants are unwearable, and my denim trousers are starting to look better/not so short and tight.  Pretty exciting!  As for upcycling, I was looking at the pants and thinking… there's enough fabric in these pants to make 4-8 napkins.  It's cotton twill, I was thinking of getting some ribbon and sewing them on them and then hemming the sides for some fun little casual napkins.  If the fabric was wider, I would make dishtowels, but we are always in need of casual cloth napkins as that we don't use paper towels or napkins!

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Anyway, yesterday I wore my blue print wrap dress from Ann Taylor, with my red heels from Sofft.  Hair is second day, straightened with dryer and round brush and then smoothed with BioSilk.  Pretty standard lipstick, added some color with Burt's Bees lip shimmer in Fig.

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Instead of my standard silver cuff, I am wearing a blue enamel and gold bracelet my dad brought home from France in the '80s.  Very typical tourist piece (each plaque has a famous Parisian landmark) but I adore it, and I think it fits the look of the dress and shoes.

Today was a very early day, so I dressed in the dark, feeling in the closet for things that would match.  Black jersey top from Max Studio, black trousers from NY&Co, black peeptoe wedges from Anne Klein, and my turquoise chunky necklace from Target.  Hair was wash and condition, add some Frederick Fekkai's Luscious Curls and let it air dry.  Tomorrow is another early day, so probably another No Photo/Dress in the Dark sort of outfit.  Will be back to normal on Friday!

And wanted to let you know that next Tuesday I will be taking off work to attend the Lilith Fair!  Is anyone else going?  Would be cool to meet up.  I will be writing a review of the festival here on the blog!

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  1. With that maxi dress I don’t wear a bra. The dress has built in soft cups and adjustable non-stretchy straps so it really gives me decent support. I have two foam cups that came out of a different bra that I will often wear with such a type of dress and put them to the sides of the breasts to support and prevent armpit cleavage.

    This is not something that is possible with knits or stretchy fabrics, and the extra cups really make a difference. However I have only found a couple dresses over the years that can stand up like this sans bra. This is why I own so very few tops and dresses like this! 🙂

  2. Allie – I love the maxi dress. Always hesitate wearing that sort of thing myself because I’m unsure of what sort of bra to wear. What do you recommend for D/E cups that need support?

  3. Hi Allie!! You look beautiful!! Just wanted
    to ask about the beautiful silver cuff that
    you mention from time to time…..where did
    you get it? Thanjks! love your blog!!

  4. It’s not too late, and hey may be able to get a free ticket:

    Lilith is currently seeking Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs) for the rest of the tour dates, now opening applications for New York, Hartford and Washington, D.C. The SMA will be given media passes, photo passes, press conference access and backstage photo access, all to help he or she represent the global Lilith community across the official Lilith Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube Channel.

    To enter, applicants should simply email [email protected] with his/her name, city of Lilith he/she is attending, and a short explanation why he/she would best represent the Lilith community as the Social Media ambassador for his/her city. In the email subject line, applicants must write “CITY NAME – Lilith Ambassador”.

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