My Wardrobe Today – Tuesday

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Blouse – c/o Ann Taylor
Necklace – J. Crew (similar)
Shoes – Nine West (similar)
Bag – Brahmin (similar)

Almost every morning, my husband makes us coffee so we can get through the day. We recently got reusable cold cups, so on muggy days like today we sip homemade iced coffee in place of hot. Each Sunday we head to our local farmers market and bring these cups for iced coffee and sip it while we shop and catch up with neighbors and friends. It's funny, a decade ago I never drank coffee -found it gross.  Now I drink it almost every morning and love the flavor in other things (coffee ice cream and hello! dark chocolate-covered coffee beans!).  I figured a picture of the “real me” in the morning would be appropriate (though no picture this morning of me wrangling Emerson into her carseat prior to the photo shoot!).

My closet it in progress!  Yesterday the contractors came, fixed the hole in the actual bedroom (no more daylight peeking through our ceiling!) and spackled all the cracks and chips from the tree damage.  I came home and my bedroom looked like a meth lab – they had taken down all the curtains and had plastic dropcloths surrounding the entire room, taped to the top of the walls, and then more dropcloths over the bed and nightstands.  The closet is full of buckets, drywall, ladders and tools; today they are supposed to fill the old skylight space with insulation and cover with drywall.  I think I will be able to use my closet again by the weekend!  I can't wait, I am so sick of digging through my clothes in cardboard boxes and a teeny tiny rolling rack.  My bags and shoes are stacked in a corner of the office and I can never find what I am looking for.  Do know, once the closet it repaired and filled I will be having a post about the contents and why I organized it in the manner I did!

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  1. Marina Graham
    October 18, 2011 / 11:30 am

    Ooh, great potential in these links -thank you for taking the time to reply! Now, where did I hide the credit card…

  2. October 14, 2011 / 10:50 am

    Oh no, did you ask the manager of your local Ann Taylor? I know they do charge sends and will search for it across the US for one and ship it to your nearby store. LOoking on Nordstrom, this sleeve silhouette is popular and there are a ton of silk and silky fabric tees. Similar ideas: and and and On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:40 AM, Disqus <

  3. Marina Graham
    October 14, 2011 / 10:40 am

    I’ve only recently started following your blog and I keep coming back and back to this post- I LOVE what you’ve done with colour here and am trying to work more colour into my own post-baby wardrobe. I would kill (well, maim. Well, wrestle) for that blouse, but it seems to be gone forever from these United States. And ebay! Aaah, alas. I love the shape, it’s one of my best colours, I have three skirts it would ROCK with… do you know anyone doing anything similar this season?

  4. Meggy
    October 13, 2011 / 4:04 am

    LOVE the blues!  This outfit is so pretty. 🙂  I’m preggo now, but looking forward to returning to my morning caffine/coffee routine soon!

    Meggy from Chasing Davies

  5. Sonia
    October 12, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    The accessories do it for me: the necklace and especially that bag!

  6. BoutiqueGirl
    October 12, 2011 / 11:52 am

    LOVE the blouse, LOVE the necklace…… wish I shared your love of coffee. I am learning to like it but it has to be a vanilla or gingerbread latte for me!!

  7. October 12, 2011 / 10:34 am

    Thanks! And I always appreciate criticism – I put myself out there each day, I’m human & don’t always make the best decisions. I love getting honest feedback.

  8. Emily
    October 12, 2011 / 10:19 am

    I love this look!  I know I have been slightly critical of late but this one rocks for me.  The colours especially really work for you.  🙂

  9. October 12, 2011 / 12:38 am

    I really like the mix of blues (and black) you’ve got going on here! I’ve had blue/green combos on my mind lately–thanks for another push in that direction :)!

  10. October 12, 2011 / 12:09 am

    Really like this look!  Your top, skirt and necklace work perfectly together.  I also need to follow your example and get a reusable coffee cup.  It’s a way more convenient and eco-friendly way to enjoy your morning iced coffee.

  11. October 11, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    What a cheery color combo!

  12. Cynthia W
    October 11, 2011 / 11:10 pm

    Oh my gosh – you look so cute and sassy!

  13. October 11, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    Great outfit, but I’m more excited about your closet progress!!!

  14. October 11, 2011 / 10:56 pm

    Love the blue on blue color blocking!

  15. Maspeterson
    October 11, 2011 / 10:19 pm

    I’m with everyone else – those colors are great together!  AND your hair looks super cute!

  16. Claire
    October 11, 2011 / 10:01 pm

    Gorgeous! I NEED that necklace.

  17. lorena
    October 11, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    I love how these two colors look together – and you look dashing !

  18. October 11, 2011 / 8:44 pm

    These colors are marvelous together!

  19. October 11, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    Oh my GOSH, I LOOOOVE this look Allie! Nothing like color on color to create real synergy.

    So glad the closet is coming along … what a hassle.

  20. October 11, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    Thanks Patti! I want to whine (and do on occasion to my husband) but there’s not much that can be done. My husband just called and said they are fixing the living room now and our house looks like “ET’s house.” Lots and lots of plastic sheeting… but hey, it means closer and closer to MY CLOSET!!! 🙂

  21. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    October 11, 2011 / 8:02 pm

    You have been such a good sport about being closet-less, Allie. I’d be a big baby whiner  : > You look fantastic in these colors and that necklace is so perfect.

  22. October 11, 2011 / 7:36 pm

    LOVE this! The different tones of blue just POP off of each other. That blouse is so pretty! I need to do a tonal look … and SOON!

  23. October 11, 2011 / 6:47 pm

    LOVE this shirt! Wore it the other weekend untucked with narrow dark jeans and black booties and a pendant necklace. Quite versatile!

  24. October 11, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    I bought this shirt after I saw you wear it the first time. I love it! It’s so fun to see what you will pair with it next. You are such an inspiration!

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