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Picture 0141Picture 0171When I left the house, it was 57 degrees!!! The sun is shining, it may hit 65 degrees today and I only brought a wrap cardigan and a pashmina for warmth and think I'll be just dandy! Love these bursts of spring in the middle of the winter!

Maroon merino shift from Banana Republic, plum tights from Target, brown suede slouch boots from Silhouettes, silver cuff.

Hair is second day, brushed out and the bangs and front smoothed with a dryer and round brush.

Makeup is L'Oreal True Match concealer in W1-3, philosophy The Supernatural in Beige, Cargo Matte BeachBlush in Tenerife, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory over lid. Lahses curled, two coats of Cover Girl Lash Blast in black and Maybelline UltraLiner in black on top lash line. On lips is Revlon ColorStay lipcolor in Rich Raisin.

Yesterday when we went to Banana Republic, I immediately dashed to the sale section searching their dresses. I have had TONS of luck with Banana's dress line this season. I found this very dress in my size on the rack, discounted about 40% and grabbed it. I thought it could be a good “just in case” purchase. I got into the fitting room and was ready to try it on and stopped. Yes, buying in bulk can be great for that perfect camisole, work trousers or fitted tee. However to have two of the same dress in the same exact color?

I put it on the rack outside the fitting room and another woman immediately scooped it up while waiting in line. “I saw you grab that off the rack and was so upset,” she said to me. “I love this dress!”

I told the woman how I already own it in that color AND black and get weekly wear out of it. Told her how I have layered it with a thermal top and how I think it would look great with a tissue-weight turtleneck and how it works with heels or boots easily. It was so fun to share with this stranger; I hope she gets as much wear and fun out of the dress as I do!


  1. Amethyst
    January 9, 2008 / 8:37 pm

    I tried to find this dress in either the burgundy or black and it’s all sold out in my size. Boo-hoo!!!!

  2. January 8, 2008 / 10:06 am

    Love the boots! I never think to put brown with burgandy but it’s a great combination.

  3. Anonymous
    January 8, 2008 / 3:18 am

    Your makeup looks great, and that lip color is very flattering. I like the burgundy color on you too.

  4. January 8, 2008 / 12:08 am

    Hi Allie,
    I’m a wee bit off topic but I just wanted to say hello.Found you through Maz at Style Treaty.I’m an Irish transplant to DC and I work no distance from where you had your tumble the other day.
    Love what you do here.

    Oh and “Hi My Name Is Devin”

  5. January 7, 2008 / 9:48 pm

    That was very nice of you to give her all that insight on how to work it. Very sweet!

  6. nikki
    January 7, 2008 / 6:58 pm

    I am going to check the BR store to see if they have this dress in my size. When I went online to order it last year they were sold out of of my size. Maybe I will get lucky.

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