My Wardrobe Today – Monday

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Dress – c/o Ann Taylor (similar)
Belt – Another Line (similar)
Shoes – Miss Sixty (similar)
Cuff – Owned since 1997

This morning I was thinking of getting all creative, pairing my new polka-dotted silk CAbi shirt with a vintage sequined jacket and dark jeans. I started getting dressed and just felt hot, too layered, and not me today. Today is a dress day. A day where I don't have to think much but still look sassy sort of day. And with that comes these booties. I know it's the third outfit in a row with them, but they are just so darn comfortable and take an outfit from being too dressy or too prim to feeling kind of rocker and I like that. So I may feel exhausted and boring but I look as though I put forth a bunch of effort!

I gravitated towards this dress as soon as Ann Taylor had it in their stores, but I held off because I felt I didn't need ANOTHER black dress. And then it went on sale. And then they had a discount on top of sale merchandise. And then Ann Taylor was lovely enough to send me a gift card a few weeks ago which will go even farther since I got this dress for only $45! it's hard to see, but the dress is a stretch satin with jersey insets. This is a perfect replacement for last fall's ponte dress which I wore to all sorts of events and eventually sold because it was too large for me.  I can see me wearing it to work, to a holiday party sans belt or with a skinny sparkly one, even to a wedding.



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  1. October 19, 2011 / 1:59 am

    This looks like the perfect little black dress and it looks fantastic on you!!

  2. Donna
    October 18, 2011 / 3:57 pm

    I’m with her… you’re killin’ it!

  3. October 18, 2011 / 12:30 am

    I do feel I am this weird size where I am not a 12, but not a 10 (now I have Britney Spears in my head… I’m not a girl…). Anyway, another 5 pounds and I think I’ll have to sell more of my closet to make $ for the next size down!

  4. October 18, 2011 / 12:26 am

    Another lovely look.

  5. October 18, 2011 / 12:18 am

    Allison, you look AMAZING. I know you said you just got yourself back to WW, but you really look like you have gone down another size.

  6. October 18, 2011 / 12:03 am

    You look AMAZING this dress is awesome!

  7. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    October 17, 2011 / 9:13 pm

    Great look, fuss-free and so chic. How many black dresses do I need? . . . Just one more   : >

  8. October 17, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    Great dress.  It will definitely get a lot of use.  It also shows of your waist!  You are looking great 🙂

  9. October 17, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    Looking good in cool black and leather, Allie!

  10. October 17, 2011 / 6:56 pm

    Thanks Andrea! When I have worked from home I did miss getting dressed. I often went through the whole process in the morning (though less satin and more ponte knits!) just so I could “feel” like I was at the office. I totally feel where you are coming from!

  11. Andrea
    October 17, 2011 / 6:44 pm


    I just started following your blog. It’s great!  I work from home and seeing your pics every day makes me actually miss getting dressed every morning and going to an office. 

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