My Sister and Her Style

I often speak of my sister, and occasionally she appears in some of my photos from events. Well yesterday she emailed me about her outfit and I thought… why not have her take pictures of herself and share? Backstory – My sister Debbie is three years younger, she works in advertising in Washington DC and lives in the city in a very cute apartment. Currently living the single life, she has a far more active social calendar than I and is my personal going-out guru for DC and the first person I go to for a style second opinion.

And her full-length mirror used to be mine – it's from the Express stores – remember when they had a French theme? When they switched to a more modern look we employees got to go home with all the old furnishings. The mirror is in the shape of Venus de Milo. I love it!

From Debbie:

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This dress arrived a couple weeks ago, but I’ve been waiting for the perfect day to wear it. Then I was running late this morning and knew that a dress would be a lot faster than separates so I threw it on.

Brown and cream giraffe print wrap dress from Kiyonna. Cream lace trimmed camisole underneath from Ann Taylor Loft, bought several years ago. Tan peep-toe pumps from Steve Madden, bought last spring. Gold link necklace (given to me by Alison – she has two others) doubled around my neck. Bronze leaf bracelet made by my great-aunt.

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Hair was washed and conditioned with Garnier Fructis Body & Volume, then added John Frieda thermal protection hair serum and some Pantene Texturize moussing foam wax. Blown dry with ionic ceramic dryer and then ran a ceramic straightener over it several times. A couple of hits of John Frieda 100% Shine glossing mist – sprayed from arm’s length – finished it off.

Make-up is philosophy the present for primer, Trish McEvoy Even Skin foundation in 2, Cover Girl Clean pressed powder, L’Oreal True Match blush in C1-2 – baby blossom, Urban Decay shadow primer potion, Benefit Babe Cake eyeliner in black, DiorShow mascara in black, Laura Mercier lip stain in mulberry with Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss overtop in Cherries in the Glow. Normally I don’t wear this red of lipstick to work, but the dress just seemed to ask for it.

14 Comments

  1. September 19, 2007 / 3:35 am

    Love the dress and it was great experiencing your sister as a guest blogger. You two are cute – it’s great to see the family resemblance.

    I have a blouse that I love from Kiyonna… 🙂

  2. September 18, 2007 / 2:44 pm

    Debbie! You are fabulous! I hate to say it, but I haven’t seen you in so long I still picture Allie’s little sister. But now you are FIERCE!

  3. Kissukka
    September 18, 2007 / 2:58 am

    I thought it was you Allie with a blonde wig on!

    Great idea having a guest blogger.

  4. Debbie
    September 17, 2007 / 8:45 pm

    Normally I’m the same way, but the dress has sleeves and when it came in, it was 95 degrees out. And I take the bus to work so never wear any more clothing than I absolutely have to when it’s all hot and humid 🙂

    Thanks to all for the compliments – this has been really fun!

  5. Anonymous
    September 17, 2007 / 1:49 pm

    I don’t know how you can wait a few weeks to wear something new! I’m a “rip the bag open, put it on and wear it to dinner tonight” kinda gal! Even if dinner is hamburger helper at home with the family. I guess you have much more patience than I do.

  6. September 15, 2007 / 4:11 am

    I think you look alike a little bit. She looks cute in that dress and I like the shape of that mirror she posed on. Do you know where she bought it from?

  7. Anonymous
    September 14, 2007 / 9:05 pm

    I see style and beauty run in your family…

  8. September 14, 2007 / 8:40 pm

    GREAT post! I love the dress and am surprised to see you using drugstore hair products.

  9. September 14, 2007 / 7:25 pm

    This is such a good idea!

    And that dress is AMAZING!!

  10. September 14, 2007 / 7:04 pm

    Your sister is just as cute as you are!

  11. Anonymous
    September 14, 2007 / 6:39 pm

    Aww, I love that dress! After seeing it on a real person I may have to head over to that website! And it’s fun to see the people in your life once in a wile – your sister is cute!

  12. September 14, 2007 / 6:17 pm

    Debbie is totally cute! Glad to “meet” her.

  13. September 14, 2007 / 6:04 pm

    Style runs in the family I see! Your sis is so cute!

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