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Black Dress – Mossimo for Target TRS 3/4 Sleeve Boatneck Dress (no longer online but you may be able to find on eBay or in the store – I had to get a 16 to fit my bust and arms)
Black Tights – Nordstrom
Black Booties – Miss Sixty
Red Handpainted Scarf – Scarves by Maria
I was actually EARLY today! Guess you can tell by the dark sky behind me. I got up regular hour, did some crunches, some sun salutations, checked email… and then went back upstairs to get ready. Before 7am I was fully ready for the day, AND my husband was up too! One of his students gave him the book Born to Run and he has been devouring it – he dreamed about the book and woke up at 6am to keep reading. And it was perfect – as I applied my lipgloss Emerson started making waking sounds, and instead of crying she was singing Jingle Bells!
I should have taken a picture without my hands in the pockets of this dress because it has a really fab silhouette you can't see. The dress is fully lined, the fabric looks expensive, this dress is a total deal! I wore it on New Years Eve with my champagne pearls, and could totally see it with more classic of shoes for a business event.
I sort of poufed my hair this morning – a bit of backcombing, and I pulled some side pieces to the back and held them in place with those clamp-like hair clips (love so much more than Bobby pins). Instead of washing my hair, I did dry shampoo. Wish I had a better picture, and one before I put on my coat and scarf and wiggled E into her car seat – I have to say it's quite cute and a great way to style “dirty” hair!
P.S. Stay tuned – later today I will be having a review of the scarf I am wearing AND a giveaway so one of you can have your very own!
Boutique Girl says
Love this look! The pop of colour just makes it!
Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen says
Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen says
Aw, thanks so much Ashly! Glad to have you here!
I must tell you that finding your blog is such a fantastic way to start my New Year. I love your looks and as a fashion person I commend you on how well you put looks together. Excited to follow you!
Leah B. says
I LOVE the basic look of a classic black dress, sheer black tights, and a pop of color from that awesome little scarf.
Love the way you styled that scarf! Very mod!
Thank you! Maybe it had to do with my Starbucks run 😉
You look so happy like your morning really did start off so wonderfully 🙂
Thank you! And to think I almost returned it!
Thanks! I swear, you can find great clothes in any store and any pricepoint!
style odyssey says
aren’t scarves great? your little black dress is perfection!
That’s a great classic dress. You look great in it.
In Kinsey's Closet says
I’m loving the scarf tied around the neck. Very cute!
Thanks! And isn’t it amazing? Once I found brunette dry shampoo I was a total convert!
This looks lovely! I love the poofed up hair with the shift dress and the scarf! Tres chic! I recently discovered dry shampoo and it’s changed my life. For reals!
You look great! I love the all black look with a pop of color to make a statement.
I get up at 5:30am every day, unless I need to get to work before 7am. However I still run late from just plain putzing around. The thing is, wasting the morning only makes the rest of the day stressful. I need to be more committed to using my mornings wisely!
I know, I wear these booties to DEATH! The thing is, I have very few winter shoes right now – these, black ankle booties only suitable for pants, and my black Mary Janes. My tall black boots need to go to the cobbler, as do my gray Mary Janes, and my Duo boots are starting to look very old and saggy and are only appropriate for casual situations.
So tempted to buy new shoes, but need to stay on budget! 🙂
And thank you for your comment Kathy! You are why I continue to blog! <3
Lynn @ The Style Diaries says
I love the scarf, it’s gorgeous and really goes well with the dress!
I need to start getting up earlier too, would make my morning so much easier.
Love the poufy hair! I often want to do that but I just don’t seem to have the time. And the dress looks very nice. You sure love your booties, don’ you! I liked your outfit yesterday too; am loving the black/white AT sweater.
Just want to say again, for like the millionth time, that you really inspire me. Every day when I get dressed, I think about your principles and whether you would approve of what I’m wearing. Most days I think you would. Keep up the great work.
Sarah Ragan says
You look gorgeous, and I do love that scarf!