My Wardrobe Today – Wednesday

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Blue oxfordLands End Canvas “Heritage Oxford”
Black pencil skirtCalvin Klein
Black patent belt – Ann Taylor (no longer available)
Black tightsNordstrom
Black leather bootiesCole Haan “Air Talia”
Silver cuff

These pictures show why I just can't “do” bangs.  I play too much with my hair and they end up being parted, moved, start feathering to the side.  I think my husband finished all photographs in 30 seconds and my hair style changed this drastically. Think I will stick with sideswept bangs that can easily blend into my hair.

I have very exciting news to report (Twitter followers, you already know) – This skirt is two sizes smaller than what I wore six months ago.  This is a NEW pencil skirt.  I bought it over a month ago on clearance in a 12 Petite because I KNEW I would be that size before spring, and my original black pencil skirt has just become too large to wear (it's a 16).  When I bought this skirt, I couldn't get it over my booty.  Now, it zips nicely, and fits without looking hoochie-mama.  Hooray!  Also check out the new shoes – another weight loss milestone!  It is so exciting to be back into a 12 petite – and not a stretchy item like my Gap Perfect Trouser Jeans.  This is a fully-lined skirt – no give going on here. 

A very early morning today – up by 4:25am for work.  Didn't want to wake Emerson but I swear that girl can smell me and as soon as I tiptoed past her door to go downstairs and let the dogs out I hear, “Hey Mommy! What are you doing??? MOMMYYYY!”  So my husband drove me to the Metro and I can have another day with my car buried under snow.


  1. February 4, 2011 / 6:31 am

    Woot, congratulations! You’ve really inspired me to start losing weight. I bought a Wii for exactly that purpose!

  2. February 4, 2011 / 2:51 am

    You’re looking gorgeous!

    I laughed because I’m the exact same way with bangs so I’m giving up on them for now. 😉

  3. February 3, 2011 / 2:42 pm

    congrats on the weight loss! you really look great in this classic style…you’ve inspired me to consider getting a black pencil skirt. 🙂

  4. February 3, 2011 / 2:39 pm

    You look fabulous! Its very noticeable how much you’ve lost, yay you!

  5. February 3, 2011 / 1:21 pm

    allie-you look great! A big congrats on wearing this skirt which is two sizes too small. Awesome!

  6. February 3, 2011 / 11:48 am

    The nine months on, nine months off is a crock of… well you know! Emerson is two and I am just getting back to my pre-baby size. It’s hard when they are little because you’re so tired and so taxed. The body knows when it’s ready to change. 🙂

  7. February 3, 2011 / 11:45 am

    As soon as I saw the pic I though “she looks skinnier”. Well done. You look great at any size, but it is inspiring anyway. I still have 3 kgs to go to get to my pre-pregnancy size. I thought it was supposed to be “9 months to go on, 9 months to take off” – but it’s been a year now. And I am still so hungry even though I’ve now weaned Maisie (was blaming the increased appetite on breastfeeding). I keep on thinking I should get up earlier to exercise, but more sleep always wins…

  8. February 3, 2011 / 1:49 am

    You look awesome! Love this wider belt with the pencil skirt!

  9. February 2, 2011 / 9:49 pm

    I agree – you look absolutely fabulous!

  10. February 2, 2011 / 9:15 pm

    I love that blue oxford on you… so simple and oh so chic! Gorgeous!!

    Happy Wednesday Darling! xo

  11. February 2, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    You look amazing! I thought to myself how slim you look before I even scrolled down and read that this is two sizes smaller. WAY TO GO, MAMA!

  12. February 2, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    I was looking at pictures from just this summer and can’t believe how much she has grown from just then. Still floors me that I created this little person (who is getting less little every day!).

  13. February 2, 2011 / 8:09 pm

    Congrats on the weight loss! And, holy cow, this picture really shows how much Emerson has grown! It’s hard to believe I started reading your blog before you were even pregnant with her! She definitely doesn’t look like a baby anymore.

  14. February 2, 2011 / 5:50 pm

    This belt rocks because it’s wide and elastic so it doesn’t dig in. The belts I have that aren’t elasticized practically bruise my belly button by the end of the work day and they ride up or stretch out. 90% of my belts are elasticized and when I consider buying one I try it on first and sit down and see if it causes any internal injuries. 😉

  15. kathy
    February 2, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    I agree, you look great! And I noticed that you aren’t afraid to tuck your shirts in. I haven’t tucked in YEARS because I was afraid it would look bad. But you’ve given me new courage to try it. I haven’t done it yet because weather has been crappy here (outside Philly) and I’m sticking to jeans these days for work.

    The only thing I’m not sure about yet is belting a skirt with a shirt tucked in. I have a few belts that I got when they started coming back in style, but I wore one yesterday and it darned near killed me by the end of the day. They can just be so uncomfortable! And I’m constantly adjusting when I sit, stand, walk, etc. Is it just me, or does this sometimes happen to you too?

  16. February 2, 2011 / 5:20 pm

    Thanks you two! I really am not one who bases her self-esteem on numbers on the scale or the tag on a garment… but dag did this feel good today! 🙂

  17. February 2, 2011 / 5:02 pm

    Yay, Allie! Love those getting-the-body-back-from-baby steps! You look amazing.

  18. Anonymous
    February 2, 2011 / 4:40 pm

    hi allie, long time reader but i’ve never commented before. you didn’t need to tell us that the skirt is 2 sizes smaller, ignore the tag, you look phenomenal! congrats!!

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