My Wardrobe Today – Friday

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hobo international belt

Cardigan – Ann Taylor (no longer online but may be on your store's sale rack)
Tank – Caslon (no longer online – similar)
Skirt – Ann Taylor (no longer online but may be on your store's sale rack)
Pumps – Nine West (no longer available – similar)
Belt – Hobo International (no longer available – similar)
Silver hoops and cuff bracelet

Another recent Ann Taylor score, this skirt ended up only costing $30. I know I already have a black pencil skirt, but this one is shorter, pleated, and has pockets! It's so nice to be able to slip my SmarTrip card into my pocket for quick exit and entry on the Metro, and I love it when I am my husband's assistant on bigger photo shoots – I fill them up with batteries and memory cards and business cards.

Tomorrow we were planning on attending the Silopanna Music Festival in Annapolis (Matt & Kim, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Trombone Shorty, Fitz & the Tantrums) but it was cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. If it's not too awful tomorrow, my mom is going to take Emerson for the day so we can do some stuff at home – move furniture, try to finish putting away all the stuff we have been inheriting from family (have I mentioned that I have about 50 yellow Kodak boxes of slide wheels under my bed? Or three crates full of photos of pictures I need to weed through? Or a closet full of Civil War letters and notes for my father-in-law's book? It has been almost three years and we have hardly made a dent and now we're slowly getting stuff from my husband's grandparents). I would LOVE to have my office be an office and not a storage shed, but I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be pretty crazy weather-wise and I would prefer to be together as a family than worry about organization. So we shall see…

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  1. December 6, 2011 / 12:39 am

    Thanks! I can’t believe how long I lived in black though I have always been a color person. It’s fun bringing it back to my wardrobe!

  2. The Lapsed Victorian
    December 6, 2011 / 12:39 am

    I am a huge fan of that yellow cardigan!  Its long, sleek line makes you look even more svelte.  And like your other commenters, I am all about the yellow with the pop of pink.  You sure do know how to use color, lady!  🙂 

  3. xtinafavthings
    December 6, 2011 / 12:39 am

    Love this ensemble!  

  4. DH
    December 6, 2011 / 12:39 am

    Very sharp!  Not too much, not too little, just right!  One of your best looks.  

  5. December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    LOVE the yellow cardigan! It looks fantastic on you!

  6. Hookandstylit (maggie)
    December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    Allie, this outfit is AMAZING! i love it!

  7. December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    Thanks Misty! This skirt is from their tropical weight wool collection and it NEVER creased all day! Love!

  8. December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    I need a skirt wih pleating and pockets! You look very crisp and put together. (You normally do, but I really like this look.) The pop of pink in the belt is a nice touch.

  9. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    Love your color combo, and your new skirt too. As a veteran of many hurricanes (Florida) – I wish you the best. They are generally not too bad, if you have plenty of food and activities (in case the power goes out!)

  10. December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    I hope they have another one next year -t his was their first year and I was psyched to have such a fest near to where I live!

  11. December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    Thanks Grace, and I KNOW! Me with yellow? Who wouldathunkit? I ended up finding a ribbed tank at the J. Crew outlet the same exact yellow and have worn them together with denim cutoffs on weekends. A bit too much for work, but fun when dressed down!

  12. Oh to Be a Muse
    December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    Allie, i love the yellow cardigan with the pink belt.

  13. December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    Sorry to hear the music fest got canceled, it probably would have been a great show!

  14. December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    You look great! I can’t believe how versatile that bright yellow cardigan has been for you!

  15. Elena
    December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    i usually don’t comment, but what a fab outfit the yellow and pink accents are great together!

  16. Jqlounge
    December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    love this outfit! that is a jq outfit..

  17. December 6, 2011 / 12:38 am

    Yay yellow and pink!  Such a happy dose of color for a Friday.  Good luck this weekend–I’m hoping it’s all a big dose of nothing.

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