My Wardrobe Today – Monday

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Skirt – Ann Taylor (bought on eBay 5 years ago for $14.99, no clue how old, label style unfamiliar to me)
BootiesCole Haan
Scarf – c/o Nordstrom Rack
Silver cuff

I forgot to set my alarm last night. My body woke me up at 7:15 (glad it wasn't 8:15) and I had 45 minutes to get myself together and out the door. I had pulled this skirt out of my stash of potential winter things and a month ago it was just too tight, too short, and I thought I would re-eBay it. I pulled it on this morning since it was sitting on the cedar chest at the foot of the bed… and it fit! Only thing wrong is I guess the hem dry rotted and has fallen out while wearing (easy to fix). Very excited to have another leather skirt in my arsenal!

New bag – I had $40 in Nordstrom rewards, saw this bag for $129 and decided to try it.  I have wanted a bigger bag to carry my netbook and such, and wanted a soft black purse (currently have my Banana Republic one which is that textured hard leather like a football). Love the bag, so soft, holds so much, necessary front pocket (with magnet closure) and hey… gotta love such a quality bag for only $89!

Sorry for the delay in posting, work has gotten really hectic. Glad I stocked the office fridge with Lean Cuisines because that's the only way I get to eat anything. The only time I have left my desk is to hit the printer or the bathroom (and refill my water bottle!). Whew, what a crazy couple of weeks!

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  1. mauro
    June 28, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Leather skirts are perfect for you!

  2. December 6, 2011 / 12:48 am

    I am going to do a post about the red lipsticks I have recently tried, but I really love gloss balms for those who are hesitant with red. CoverGirl Natureluxe has one, but you can always DIY with a nice coating of a waxy lip balm like Burt’s Bees under a regular lipstick – will mute the color, make it more transparent. Try more of a wine color so it’s not quite so Snow White.

  3. Irish_ali
    December 6, 2011 / 12:48 am

    I LOVE this outfit, I think your lipstick is fantastic and pulls everything together. The pop of the scarf looks great. You have convinced me to try a red lip, will shop for something this weekend. Any tips for finding the right red, my hair is very black and I have pale skin so don’t want to end up looking too Snow White!

  4. December 6, 2011 / 12:48 am

    I love this leather skirt! Isn’t it fun to do some “shopping” for free in your old clothes?

    You look great! I love the pop of color on your lips and in your scarf.

  5. December 6, 2011 / 12:48 am

    Thanks Dara! Do check out ebay, I got one there last year & this one before & both were under $50 & great brands & conditon!

  6. Robin
    December 6, 2011 / 12:47 am

    Allie: what brand of tights do you prefer?

  7. December 6, 2011 / 12:47 am

    I didn’t get a chance to leave my office all day so I was fine. Also I usually get hot on top instead of bottom. Survived the commutes okay, if I was wearing longer sleeves I probably would have been a hot sweaty mess 🙂

  8. Ginger
    December 6, 2011 / 12:47 am

    I like those shoes with dark stockings but you must have been warm as the day went on. It’s been so humid.

  9. December 6, 2011 / 12:47 am

    Oh thank you so much Nadya! That’s too sweet! I don’t mind criticism, I’m not perfect and I have made a choice to put myself out on the Internet. But when folks attack me and my family and get personal it just gets to be too much. 🙁

  10. Emily
    December 6, 2011 / 12:47 am

    It seems strange to see you in all black!!
    I think if you wanted a bootie your Miss Sixty’s might have worked better with this outfit.  These look like they might be more suited to trousers.
    Apart from that, kudos for getting ready so quickly!

  11. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    December 6, 2011 / 12:47 am

    That bag is gorgeous, Allie. You do an amazing job of getting polished in 45 mins!

  12. December 6, 2011 / 12:47 am

    It’s pretty nice. It IS big, and very deep. However it has the big pocket in front, a zipper pocket inside, and two smaller pockets without a closure (good for phones and such).

  13. Grace Mitchell
    December 6, 2011 / 12:47 am

    You look fantastic, and I think you just sold me on that bag. I am having a heck of a time finding a bag for this winter.

  14. BoutiqueGirl
    December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    I love this look! The scarf is fabulous pop of colour! I must go to my parents and look for my old leather skirt – I am sure I would not have gotten rid of it.??

  15. December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Thank you so much, what an awesome comment to start my Tuesday! Seriously, thank you, you are why I keep blogging! 🙂

  16. Irish_ali
    December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Great tips Allie, thanks! Look forward to your post on red lipstick! Love reading your blog by the way, I normally save it for last when I read blogs in the evening after work. It’s easy to connect with you as you write about fashion for real life if that makes sense and makes me put some thought into how to rework pieces in my wardrobe.

  17. Emily
    December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    ha, great minds think alike! :o)

  18. December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Thank you! I do love this scarf, think I will be wearing it quite a lot over the next year (and more!)

  19. December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Thanks Misty! It was such a surprise to have this skirt fit, I always meant to get rid of it because I felt it was made for a more hourglass shape and that even if I did get down to that size it would look like a bell on me. Guess I am more hourglass than I thought!

  20. Une femme
    December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Wow, that scarf is just GORGEOUS with your coloring! And the skirt looks great. 

  21. Dara Outfitsandstuff
    December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    I love all of your leather skirts! I am on the look out for an affordable one myself. 🙂 The scarf and red lipstick are a great ‘pop’ to the outfit.

  22. Sonia
    December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Always love, love, LOVE you in black!  That scarf adds just enough color and I love the way you way you have it tied.  I’m going to have to copy your look for tomorrow except with pants.  Congrats on getting ready in a flash!

  23. Robin
    December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Thanks. Fall in Minnesota = tights. BTW you look great and keep up the great posts.

  24. December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    For really heavy duty opaque, Spanx. For regular opaque that holds up but is more everyday… Nordstrom Control Top (what I am wearing). They always have them on super sale for their anniversary sale, are usually around $8 if you buy more than one pair and survive me even dashing down the sidewalk in my stockinged feet to the mailbox!

  25. Donna
    December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Wowzers, Allie! You look FABULOUS! And you did this in 45 minutes? I swear, girl, you inspire me. 🙂

  26. December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    LOL was going to wear them but couldn’t find them!

    So true about the color, and to think a couple years ago my wardrobe was 99% black!

  27. Nadya Boone
    December 6, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Great save!  I saw on Twitter that mean people are being mean, so I wanted to post for the first time and tell you how much I enjoy your blog!

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