My Wardrobe Today – Wednesday

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alison gary
ann taylor skirt orange zipper
novica purse

Chambray shirtMerona
Orange skirt with exposed side zipper – Ann Taylor (not yet available online)
Necklace – picked up on trip to Italy years ago
Teal pumps – Jessica Simpson (no longer available – similar)
Clutch purseNovica (no longer available but check their site out, some fabulous handmade beauties!)
Silver cuff and hoops

Tonight I am going to a DC Fashion and Beauty Blogger event at Carbon DC so figured it was a good time to whip out my new skirt! I was dashing to the Metro after work but saw this beauty in the Ann Taylor window. They only had about six on the display, so I ran to the Petites section to see if they had more there. Carlos the manager was filling the department, had a rolling rack and on there was ONE of these skirts, and it was a 12 Petite! FATE! I grabbed it, ran to the register and headed home. So glad to try it on and see it fits! This skirt will surely be a fave through fall and winter, the texture of the material would look great with sweaters, tights and tall boots (if I can find a pair this year!).

Suede heels and a little clutch is perfect for a blogger meetup, but not for commuting from the ‘burbs to the heart of DC. That's why this is what I actually wore on my Metro trip:

commuter attire

Flip flopsLands End Canvas
Hobo purse – Banana Republic (no longer available – similar)

Not as lovely, but far easier to run up escalators to catch a train and space for my book (and of course my clutch and heels!).

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49 Comments

  1. July 29, 2011 / 11:40 am

    That skirt is awesome – you were right to grab it straight away!  Love the chambray shirt with it too.  I’ve not seen many of those shirts over here this summer, but I did have one years back.

  2. July 29, 2011 / 10:17 am

    Darn! Well hopefully it comes back in stock… it would also be pretty awesome in other colors too!

  3. Guest
    July 29, 2011 / 5:40 am

    Unfortunately that skirt isn’t “not available yet” on the AT website – it already sold out! I bookmarked it and went back after a few days to buy it and it was all gone! So jealous that you got one.

  4. Cynthia W
    July 28, 2011 / 8:53 pm

    Thanks! I’ll have to try and find a chambray shirt – I think that I finally got rid of my old school heavy denim shirts from the 90s. And I’ll try it with black & white, too. I was hoping to find something in that color green, but no luck so far. 

  5. July 28, 2011 / 8:19 pm

    Cute, cute outfit. And I want your clutch. Now. 

  6. July 28, 2011 / 7:47 pm

    Only have three pairs!  These and two Reefs.  Trying to adhere to the advice I give! 🙂

  7. July 28, 2011 / 7:46 pm

    Thanks Michelle!  The salesperson was totally talking up the skirt with a brown turtleneck and tall boots for fall, but I knew I could find something in my wardrobe that would make it work for July! 🙂

  8. July 28, 2011 / 7:44 pm

    Thanks Kasmira!  Gotta say the clutch and shoes got some serious compliments from my peers! 🙂

  9. July 28, 2011 / 7:43 pm

    I don’t even think there’s orange in the clutch, but with a bag like this it can go with any bright color or neutral!

  10. Helen
    July 28, 2011 / 6:00 pm

    Thanks, you’ve given me enough ideas that I think I just may buy it! I think I just have to break out of my self-conceived mould and get a little more daring with mixing colour.

  11. Rheh1986
    July 28, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    You look fantastic!  I was looking through In Style in the supermarket line…and they had a page where they showed this orange skirt styled two ways!

    Betsy

  12. Robin
    July 28, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    Well, well, will you look at that figure!!  Looking great!

  13. July 28, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    This is the beauty of a personal style post–having seen this photo, I was able to find you at the meet-up! Nice to meet you and perhaps I’ll see you at the next one 🙂

  14. ie
    July 28, 2011 / 3:45 pm

    You look fab! Love the outfit with the pumps and clutch. Would never have thought about combining orange and teal and a crazy coloured (in a good sense 🙂 clutch myself. But it looks so good on you. Love your creativity!

  15. July 28, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    Cute skirt! First thing I thought was a chambray or denim shirt! And even though there isn’t any black in it, you can still wear black. You can also wear white, and then make it look less white by pulling in color with a necklace or scarf or colorful shoes. 🙂

  16. Cynthia W
    July 28, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    I love the bright colors on you! 

    I also have a question – I just bought this skirt (on clearance!) http://www.target.com/Merona-Collection-Cecila-Woven-Skirt/dp/B004OA246A/ref=br_1_18?ie=UTF8&id=Merona%20Collection%20Cecila%20Woven%20Skirt&node=13161001&searchSize=30&searchView=grid3&searchPage=1&sr=1-18&qid=1311867238&rh=&searchBinNameList=style_name%2Clifestyle-bin%2Ctarget_com_size-bin%2Ctarget_com_primary_color-bin%2Cprice%2Ctarget_com_brand-bin&searchRank=salesrank&frombrowse=1

    But what do I wear with it? After getting it home, I discovered that I don’t have a single top to go with it – there isn’t any black in the skirt, so my standby of wearing a black shirt isn’t going to work. I’m open to any suggestions – thanks!

  17. July 28, 2011 / 3:10 pm

    I would wear it with black and not be too worried. But orange goes with a surprisingly great amount of colors – brown, olive, deep teal, deep purple, denim, navy, ivory, khaki. I also think colorblocking will work through the fall with colors like cobalt and bright crayon red, and then made fall with opaque black or brown tights. Even in fall it would be cute with a crisp white shirt and tall brown or black boots!

  18. Kasmira
    July 28, 2011 / 2:58 pm

    One of my fave outfits you’ve ever worn!  I totally dig the orange and turquoise together, especially with the casual vibe of the chambray shirt.  You look gorgeous and I bet you were a hit at the blogger event!

  19. Helen
    July 28, 2011 / 2:44 pm

    Love the orange skirt! I’ve actually been eyeing a similar one on the JCrew website. I love orange but I’ve been hesitating wondering how practical an orange skirt would be. I could see it in the summer as you wear it, with bare legs and a blue (or white) shirt but worried about how to pair it in the winter. I wear A LOT of black and don’t want to look like a walking Halloween billboard, i.e. black tights, boots/flats, black shirt, get it? Any suggestions?

  20. KG
    July 28, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    Skirt is killer on you.

  21. July 28, 2011 / 10:36 am

    Love that skirt, I just bought it too!  Can’t wait to wear it!

  22. July 28, 2011 / 2:08 am

    Your skirt and clutch are FAB!

  23. Callandra
    July 28, 2011 / 1:37 am

    Lovely additon with that clutch Allie!!

  24. July 28, 2011 / 12:39 am

    I LOVE these colors together, the skirt and those suede heels. You look amazing!!!

  25. July 28, 2011 / 12:35 am

    Adorable skirt!!  Love the outfit you pulled together with it too!

  26. Michelle Panzarella
    July 28, 2011 / 12:14 am

    You look so nice! I would of never put that shirt and skit together but they look fabulous especially in the picture with the Heels.

  27. July 27, 2011 / 10:39 pm

    That skirt is fantastic for all year-round, great find Allie! I love your little colorful bag too. And your flip-flops  : >

  28. July 27, 2011 / 6:45 pm

    Love that exposed zipper! And the color! That is a great score.

  29. July 27, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    Sorry I’m going to miss it tonight but you look adorable 🙂 Love the bag too.

  30. July 27, 2011 / 5:26 pm

    This is a fantastic outfit. I love the color combo. You look great.

  31. July 27, 2011 / 5:22 pm

     LOVE.THIS. The color combo is delicious!! And the clutch is super cute!

  32. July 27, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    I love the orange with the teal shoes. It’s such an unusual, fun, summery combination. And the bag pulls the entire look together!

  33. fashionbyalicia
    July 27, 2011 / 4:59 pm

    Love that clutch!!  So adorable. 

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