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What I Wore: Resister Sister

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sister resister otherwild shirtSaturday was the March for our Lives. I would have loved to be there. I am agast at how our government is worried more about money than the lives of its residents and wished to be one of the hundreds of thousands who protested that day. But my daughter had her karate tournament, and her participation determined whether she could move up a belt at her next test. After the tournament I ran a few errands, and then she and I headed to her (belated) Girl Scout World Thinking Day. While I couldn't be in DC, I could be there in spirit and show it.

over 40 fashio blog otherwild resistersister otherwild resister sister shirtShirt: Otherwild (L) | Blazer: c/o cabi (14 and from last year; similar, plus size option) | Jeans: Banana Republic (32S) | Belt: Ann Taylor (XL) | Shoes: Rothy's | Bag: Hobo | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | bracelet: Metal Marvels

resister sister otherwildIn this blog post's comments, reader Tara shared this t-shirt from Otherwild and I fell in love. I ordered one for me, and one for my sister, a fellow resister. I also got this shirt for Emerson, which was recently seen on Instagram. I love that a portion of these shirts goes to charities I support like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. While I wear plenty of my political t-shirts to the gym, they can also be dressed up for the weekend.  Adding a stretchy ponte blazer and stretchy pointed-toe flats provides polish without sacrificing comfort. Jeans regularly stretch out on me throughout the day; wearing a belt helps them stay up and stay the right shape.  I swear by a Beltaway under tops, but when tucked in I like a bit of a statement.  I got this belt from Ann Taylor a few months ago, and I'm not ashamed to admit I have a handful of animal printed calfhair belts in various prints and widths with different metal hardware. One look through my archives can show all the varieties I have! Leopard is a neutral, right? The calfhair means it coordinates with leather, suede, and other material shoes and bags, and adds texture and interest.

over 40 fashion blog 2I was thrilled to encounter so many people throughout my day who commented on my shirt and how it started many important conversations. There's nothing more stylish than speaking up for what you believe in.

A portion of the profits made from Wardrobe Oxygen has been donated to Everytown for Gun Safety.

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43 Comments

  1. Resist what exactly? Lower taxes, growing economy, jobs, success? Another liberal blogger i am happy to #resist!

  2. Oh no, talking about what you believe in on your own blog — the horror! I wonder if Shana and Claudia (who I think are the same person) write angry comments on fashion blogs where the blogger Features a designer concealed carry purse..

  3. I love the shirt. I wish that more fashion and lifestyle bloggers would be as upfront about their political beliefs as you are. Knowing that someone doesn’t believe what I do will not necessarily lead me to stop following, but when I read some blogs, I find myself thinking, “Who is this person? Why isn’t she acknowledging ANY of the news of the day?” You come across as a real person not as a product designed in an advertising or SEO lab to garner the most page views.

  4. Hey Allie! I love this shirt and want to get one myself and for a friend for her birthday. I was wondering about the fit, though. Do you think it fits true to size or does it run small or large?

    1. This is a large and I think it fits true to size to other unisex shirts I’ve bought. It’s a nice soft jersey, not stiff which also helps with the fit!

  5. Good for you! Supporting sensible gun reforms is not “talking politics” as much as is simply continuing to express basic values consistent with how you live you life. I’ve been regularly reading your blog for many years and feel like you’ve really been free to show your true self since leaving your other job. I love how you’ve been showcasing your style within the context of an authentic life.

  6. Love, love, love that shirt & just may need to get my own! Thanks for sharing that & thanks for caring about our country & being willing to talk about it. I’ve been reading your blog for years now & have always appreciated you for this. A woman’s place is in the Resistance!!

  7. I am so sick of bloggers talking politics. If I wanted to read about politics I’d read a newspaper. I will be unsubscribing from your blog effective immediately. I am disappointed I have been a reader for a while.

    1. If you’ve been a reader for a while this post shouldn’t come by surprise. I am pretty vocal about my beliefs and this isn’t the first time or the last time I will share them. My best to you, I know there is another blog out there that will be a better fit for you.

    2. good riddance to people criticizing you for speaking up.

      Proud of you, Ali! You are a strong woman with opinions and beliefs. Your are entitled to showcase them here. I read here because you are not just a “fashion blogger.”

  8. I liked you for your fashion advice. If I wanted to see the same Resist propaganda that every other person is writing about, I’d go there. Do your advertising sponsors know you’re pushing a political agenda?

    1. Yes, they know. I make it very clear on this site and social media my political views. I am surprised any anyone who isn’t aware of my beliefs, I state them on a regular basis on all my channels. It is a part of me, just like being a parent, a wife, where I live, and affects my personal style.

      1. Great. I will reach out to them and let them know my friends and I will not be using their products since you choose to alienate half your audience. I also find it ironic that you choose to pedal $500 leather bags while complaining about having to pay for your own mammogram. Who exactly do you expect to pay for your healthcare while you’re paying for your daily personal trainer and spending weekends in luxury hotels?

        1. I wish you peace. I recommend not hate reading blogs and hate following on Instagram as a start. I did that in the past and realized how much it negatively affected all aspects of my life. <3

    2. Her sponsors presumably read her blog, which included a great post over a year ago on preparing for the Women’s March. Don’t concern troll Allie by suggesting that her sponsors will respond negatively to this post.

  9. Reader Tara here and HOORAY! I wore mine to the march in Seattle, too. It looks great on you and you were marching in spirit–and frankly it’s the literal and figurative marching we will be doing going forward that really matter! In my mind it’s my Sister Resister shirt–fun that it works both ways. Loved that you sassed it up so beautifully and that it sparked good conversations. 🙂

      1. My pleasure! I’ve bought several things upon your recommendation so happy to return the favor for once. And thank you for being you! Fashion can be fun, but it is also a way to reflect ourselves out to the world. I enjoy your blog for many reasons, not the least of which is that you are 150% authentic. Keep on keeping on, and have a great week!

  10. Love this shirt!!! Will buy one..maybe two!! I marched in the S.F Bay Area: kids, parents, grand parents, great grandparents…all ethnic groups represented. Very inspiring! Here here to the Parkland Kids!!
    Love your blog!

  11. Love your blog. Including this post. One point of information for you. Everytown has a poor track record of working with local organizers. For example, they didn’t work with local domestic violence folks when they came into MN and some of the legal reforms definitely don’t make domestic violence victims safer.

    1. I didn’t know that, thank you LJ for informing me. Each month I choose a different charity to donate to and will choose a different one for April. If you have suggestions I would love them, I’ve found some amazing organizations to support thanks to readers like you!

  12. just to share another company who sells shirts I think you’d dig, check out Wire and Honey.
    https://www.wireandhoney.com/

    They are based in Baltimore.
    All of their shirts send amazing messages — mostly kids stuff, but they carry some adult stuff too.
    And every month, they choose a different charity to donate to.
    WIN-WIN-WIN !!!

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