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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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What I Wore: The Perfect Summer Dress

Outfit Posts Summer

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect summer dress. That dress that doesn't require special undergarments, will cover my bra, will hide sweat stains, isn't too tight but isn't a muumuu, not too long but I can pick something up off the ground without flashing the world, can dress up and down with ease, isn't made of a sweaty sticky fabric, can be put in the wash, and has…

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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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How to tell the difference between t-shirts, how to find a refined t-shirt that can dress up and down, what is the fabric content and the best place to find them in regular and plus sizes.

Real Life Capsule Wardrobe: The Refined T-Shirt

Capsule Wardrobes Outfit Posts Spring

Not all t-shirts are created equal. There's the stiff square ones you get free for being part of a fun run, the lightweight v-necks you pick up at Target and wear with everything from sweatpants to ankle pants and a cardigan on Casual Friday, there's ones of silk and linen and those $200 ones that look an awful lot like the one you have from Target… and then there's the…

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Real Life Capsule Wardrobe: The Ivory Blazer

Capsule Wardrobes Outfit Posts Spring

White, ivory, cream… it doesn't matter which color you choose.  Having a light colored blazer in your closet is a game changer and a regular addition to the capsule wardrobes I create on Wardrobe Oxygen.  Unlike grey which reads corporate, navy which can be hard to match, and black which can often be too severe and hard to match, ivory is a winner.  It works as an accent, not needing…

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Image is of a capsule wardrobe featuring seven pieces of clothing, three pairs of shoes, five accessories, and the ability to mix and match them into 18 or more different outfits.

Real Life Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule Wardrobes Fashion Advice

I regularly write about capsule wardrobes and create capsule wardrobes for different situations, but I rarely walk the talk. I feature outfit posts, but rarely any cohesion from look to look. This post features a real life capsule wardrobe created from items currently residing in my closet.  Seven pieces of clothing, three pairs of shoes, five accessories to create 17 different looks for work, play, and beyond. Some of these…

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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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What I Wore: Trouvé Twist Front Dress featured by popular DC petite fashion blogger, Wardrobe Oxygen

What I Wore: Trouvé Twist Front Dress

Outfit Posts Spring

When the temps rise, I love easy dresses I can throw on with sneakers or sandals. When I visited the DC Trunk Club Clubhouse, I requested this in my trunk of picks my stylist gathered.  This twist front dress from Trouvé was exactly what I was looking for and I know it will be one of my summer essentials. Even better, it's under $70! Dress: Trouvé (L) | Shoes: Cole Haan…

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