My Wardrobe Today – Wednesday

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Sweater – Banana Republic (similar)
Skirt MICHAEL Michael Kors
Pumps – Nine West (similar)
Necklace – Ann Taylor (similar)
TrenchDKNY
Bag – Sabina (similar)
Travel mug – IKEA

New skirt!  It's on sale at Nordstrom – this is a 12 Petite.  Like it – it's a bit more scuba-like than ponte, but it has a lining which keeps it from being bodycon.  Side zipper and zipper pockets.

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So I got a new trench – my old raspberry rain coat from LOFT is gorgeous, but too big on me. I saw this baby in the Nordstrom sale and decided to take a chance (this is a Large Petite). It's a very classic style, while it's water-resistant it isn't that weird shiny fabric, has a nice lining in it which gives it weight and warmth, and there isn't a lot of strange/shiny details and embellishments on it. Also it's single breasted – a must for a petite and curvy woman!

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19 Comments

  1. Andie
    November 3, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    Wow.  You look gorgeous.  I love your blog. I get so many ideas.  I am a curvy petite too and love to see what works for my body. 

  2. Sonia
    November 3, 2011 / 1:07 pm

    Allie, love this look from head to toe and the trench falls at the perfect length to show off a bit of that hot python print skirt!

  3. November 3, 2011 / 10:07 am

    Oooh sweater would be nice! Haven’t seen that, though saw this same skirt and fabric in other prints!

  4. November 3, 2011 / 10:07 am

    In the winter my skin gets really irritated by metals – I have had to take my rings off at night and take some days off to let the skin heal. I always thought it was just gold, but the set is platinum and still maks the skin raw if worn too long, water gets under it, etc. 🙁

  5. Bluepoui
    November 3, 2011 / 1:39 am

    Hey there Miss Allie.  Liking the python skirt.  Good one for the season.  Where is your wedding ring?

  6. November 3, 2011 / 1:10 am

    That skirt is gorgeous! Did I hear an echo? I think I repeated another commenter! Looking good as usual Miss Alison! I’m wondering if that skirt pattern also comes in sweater form? Silly question but I love the pattern of your skirt.

  7. November 2, 2011 / 11:47 pm

    You look so polished and sophisticated!

  8. lorena
    November 2, 2011 / 11:00 pm

    THAT IS one gorgeous skirt !
    OMG it’s amazing how it got cold like in a week, I am packing to visit mom in VA in a few weeks and it seems like i will be packing NOT fall BUT WINTER clothes 🙁
    After reading your comment on the Rolling Stones concert, mine was not that bad.

  9. November 2, 2011 / 10:52 pm

    Love your skirt Allie!  It’s a classic that will definitely look stylish for years to come.

  10. November 2, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    Thanks! I did see the other prints and wanted (there was leopard too!) but they didn’t have in my size. 🙁 When I bought I was planning to wear with color but the tops I considered are all at the cleaners! LOL

  11. November 2, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    I bought that skirt too at Macy’s a few weeks ago, wore it with green. I love it. There’s a camo colored one too that I wanted but wasn’t on sale. You look great though 🙂 

  12. Elena
    November 2, 2011 / 7:53 pm

    Absolutely fabulous outfit! Love the coat too, you look very nice, greetings from Mexico city.
    Elena

  13. November 2, 2011 / 7:46 pm

    Thanks Patti! Double breasted is flattering on so few regardless of figure, I hope the trend quickly fades away!

  14. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    November 2, 2011 / 7:40 pm

    Oooh, love that skirt – even the length is perfection! Great trench too. I’ve never been a fan of double breasted either, and I’m not petite or curvy : >

  15. November 2, 2011 / 7:22 pm

    Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns so it’s not too painful to order from them online. Check their half-yearly sale, some good deals on good pieces!

  16. November 2, 2011 / 7:13 pm

    I love this skirt. I don’t have a Nordstrom’s close by, but seeing this skirt, i’m tempted to just take a shot and order it off line. The trench is awesome too. I like that it’s water proof. That’s a bonus, for this style.

  17. November 2, 2011 / 7:12 pm

    Skirt is lovely, and the new trench is just perfect.  SO hear you on the single-breasted thing–when did coat makers decide to bring back the double-breasted look anyway?  And WHY?

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