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Picture 149Picture 151Orange cotton v-neck sweater from J. Crew, denim trousers from Gap, leopard peep-toe heels from BCBGirls, silver necklace from Ann Taylor Loft, silver cuff bracelet.

Hair is second day, blown out staight with round brush, then a few pieces hit with the curling iron for texture, then a bit of Jonathan Dirt for pieceyness.

Makeup is L'Oreal true Match foundation in C3, Nars blush in Orgasm, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory in inner corners and long brow bone, olive on lid and along lash lines. Lashes curled and a coat of Cover Girl Lash Exact in black with Diot Show Unlimited in black over it. On lips is e.l.f. Super Glossy lip Shine in Watermelon.


  1. mk
    April 27, 2007 / 4:09 pm

    I have no need for hosiery either, EVER! But I would recommend using a self tanner on the legs, even the slightest color improves things greatly!

  2. April 25, 2007 / 6:39 pm

    Honestly my dear Ava Jardin, since it’s an office casual event I say go sans hose. I haven’t worn a pair of hose in years and have never felt inappropriate. I do have pairs on hand for religious events and possible job interviews, but those are the only times I feel they are a necessity. You aren’t showing a ton of skin with a modest skirt… I have coworkers form their 20s to 60s strutting around our conservative office with bare legs and no one blinks an eye. 🙂

  3. Anonymous
    April 25, 2007 / 6:11 pm

    Hi Alison,
    Great stuff as usual. So many questions; I’ll write letter.

    What would you suggest is current protocol regarding hosiery? I understand that stockings + open-toed dress sandals (even with a higher heel) are a no go. Even peep-toe pumps are borderline. I’ve got an event calling for knee-length skirt, office casual and I’m clueless as to hosiery etiquette!

    Many thanks for any suggestions/ideas.

    Ava Jardin (from FC)

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