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What I Wore: Talbots Black Watch Blazer

Outfit Posts Winter

When people ask me to describe my personal style, I find it difficult.  Angie from YouLookFab once defined it as Modern Classic, and I feel this look is a good example of modern classic style.  Not only that, the black watch blazer is from Talbots, which has the tagline Modern Classic Style.  A perfect match, no? blazer | t-shirt | jeans | boots | bag | earrings Blazer: Black Watch…

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What I Wore Off the Blog

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

Welcome to the latest edition of cute things from my closet that didn't get the royal treatment from Photographer Husband!  As a reminder, you can see most of these looks on Instagram and Instagram Stories, but for those who don't use the ‘gram or want the deets on where to get these pieces, here you go! Blouse | Pants | Similar Shoes | Earrings | Bracelet (use WARDROBE15 to save 15)…

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What I Wore: Bonjour!

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

This is what I wore yesterday when I was the guest speaker at a class on blogging and marketing at Howard University.  When I got home, Karl snapped a few photos.  I wanted to look accessible but not too try-hard, polished but not stuffy.  My friend who is the professor of the class offered a campus tour beforehand so I wanted to wear comfortable shoes for walking. I think it…

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What I Wore: Back to School

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts Summer

The other morning on the drive to the gym the DJ was going over all the school districts in the area that are back to school this week.  Back to school? I swear just yesterday it was the Fourth of July! But it inspired me to pull together some of my favorite fall trends for a look to herald in fall and wear it in front of an historic building…

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What I Wore Off the Blog

Outfit Posts Summer

Welcome to the latest installment of outfits Alison wore in real life but didn't photograph for the blog. A lot of pieces you've seen before, some remixed in different ways, some pieces have yet to make it to the blog but are IRL favorites. I title this series of photos, “The Woman in the Straw Hat.” It's hot out, I don't desire any more sun damage to my skin, my…

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Shopping Hits and Misses: Universal Standard, Nordstrom, Talbots, Banana Republic, and More

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Welcome to the latest edition of things that arrived in Allie's mail and whether or not she liked them.  For reference, I am 5'3″ and vary between regular and petite sizing. I wear a size 12, occasionally 14 and usually a Large. Below I will share what I ordered or was gifted to me by a brand, note whether it was a gift, the size I got, my feelings on…

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The Universal Standard Yarra Shrug sweater: three ways to style the cashmere one-shouldered sweater as seen on Wardrobe oxygen

Real Life Capsule Wardrobe: The Accent Piece

Capsule Wardrobes Outfit Posts Spring

Capsule wardrobes are often associated with minimalism, but that doesn't mean the pieces within the capsule need to have minimal style.  In fact, when your capsule wardrobe has unique details and accent pieces, it not only is more fun to wear, but more stylish and versatile.  In the real life capsule wardrobe I featured yesterday, the primary accent piece was the one-shouldered cashmere sweater from Universal Standard. black sweater |…

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What I Wore: Talbots Summer 2018

Outfit Posts Spring

When the temps rise, I'm all about easy dressing.  Simple dresses and separates that are cool, comfortable, and versatile yet not boring. Talbots sent me their summer 2018 lookbook a few weeks ago and I loved how it was full of the kind of warm weather clothing I love. I asked them if I could pick a few pieces from the Talbots Summer 2018 collection, wear them, test them, and share…

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