My Wardrobe Today – Monday

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Blouse – c/o CAbi
Skirt – Gap (similar)
Shoes MICHAEL Michael Kors
Necklace – Ross (similar)
BagHobo International (similar)

This bag is one of the things I purchased at this weekend's Hobo International sample sale in Maryland. I went just wanting a wallet, and I did find one (the “Diane” in black), but I also have been wanting a leather clutch (see this post). I found this beauty at the sale and loved the idea – the other side is smooth leather, just a seam down the center. You can wear the zippers out for a more rocker look, or have the smooth side out for a classic option. I was finished shopping at that point, and then my sister was given a 50% coupon by a Hobo International employee… so I went back for more! I'll have a post about my haul tonight or tomorrow (left my camera at home).

This weekend was nice – my sister, mom, Emerson and I started Saturday early with the Hobo sale; after we all went to brunch at our favorite diner. Headed home, put E down for a nap and started cleaning the bedroom. I don't know about you, but for us the bedroom is the last room in the house to get TLC since no one sees it but us. Emerson was exhausted from the day, did some quiet playing in her bed and then napped hard for a few hours so I got a whole five hours to finally put all the clothes back in the office and get the room back in order post-hurricane. SUCH a good feeling!

Sunday Emerson and I went to my friend's house for a playdate with her two kiddos. We had a great time and it is always awesome to get a chance to hang with her (we've been friends since high school!). Came home, got some freelance writing finished, did laundry and cleaned bathrooms and then my sister and a friend came over for dinner – husband made an insanely delicious meatsauce for pasta and garlic bread too! We opened a bottle of wine a friend gave as a gift and watched the majority of the AMAs. All in all a lovely weekend!


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  1. Moncler Jackets
    December 5, 2011 / 7:24 am
  2. November 23, 2011 / 5:07 pm

    Love the classic pearls and the modern polka dot print!

  3. Emily
    November 23, 2011 / 2:24 pm

    Maybe side-swept bangs would be a nice compromise?  (I don’t know how your hair is with them)  I’m sure your forehead is fine though! :o)

  4. Emily
    November 23, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    Yess – agree definitely re. the length of the skirt and the shoe/boot combination.  I think it needs a pump rather than a t-strap shoe just for that little bit of extra lengthening …

  5. Cynthia W
    November 22, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    I like the idea of an updo or moving the bangs off of your face, too, Allie. I like this outfit and really like the blouse with this skirt – although I’m still having problems with the length of the skirt. I think that I would like it more if it were either a few inches shorter or if it were longer and straighter, if that makes sense. That being said, I think that these shoes lengthen your legs and counter-balance the length of the skirt some – this is my favorite way that you’ve worn this skirt so far, although I can also see it working with some knee-high black boots.

  6. November 22, 2011 / 10:02 am

    The bangs are a weird shape/length at the moment – really need them cleaned up by my stylist but haven’t had the chance. I keep wavering between bangs and none, when I don’t have them I think it’s too much forehead (and not the smoothest or youngest of foreheads), and then with bangs I think it’s too much hair. 🙂

  7. Emily
    November 22, 2011 / 8:57 am

    I really like how you’ve mixed all the different textures while keeping it a very classic monochrome outfit.

    This is going to sound random, but I think I might have liked it more with your bangs off your face?  I think because the skirt is quite long you look quite ‘covered up’ so I would have liked your face less ‘covered’?  I can’t really articulate it very well but that was my gut instinct when I saw the photos!

    I think an updo would work really well with this outfit too to allow the clean silhouette to shine.

  8. alice
    November 22, 2011 / 6:28 am

    you look fabulous!  i never realized a leather skirt can look so ladylike, i’m totally rethinking leather skirts now.

  9. November 21, 2011 / 10:06 pm

    Your hair looks great! Did you get it colored recently?

  10. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    November 21, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    Your new Hobo bag is so yummy, Allie! And of course I love that leather skirt in all its chic-ness.

  11. Mary Summers
    November 21, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    So cute! I love the skirt with the patterned top! Feminine chic at its’ finest. xx,Mary

  12. Mary
    November 21, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    So cute! I love the skirt with the patterned top! Feminine chic at its’ finest. 


  13. November 21, 2011 / 5:58 pm

    A perfect example of how a leather skirt can be consummately classic in style.  And I always love pearls with polka dots!

  14. November 21, 2011 / 5:16 pm

    I was so excited when she got the coupon – she said the guy felt sorry for her because she was at the time wrangling Emerson 🙂 I wanted to chat again with you but lost you in the shuffle. I didn’t see or meet anyone else while there, but I guess it’s hard with a 3 year old in tow who wanted every pink bag at her eye level! LOL

  15. November 21, 2011 / 5:14 pm

    I am 110% jealous that you got a 50% off coupon!! Also, I was in line with the reader that met you last year, she was so cute. So funny. Glad I went to the sale, I’ll be back next year! 

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