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An ice blue skirt suit from White House Black Market styled with black boots and turtleneck as seen on Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen

What I Wore: Ice Blue Skirt Suit

Outfit Posts Winter

The weather outside is frightful, but this cozy skirt suit is so delightful. Sometimes you have to decide between warmth and professionalism in winter, but I learned a few tricks being a DC corporate commuter. Fleece tights, tall boots, slips, Lands' End Thermaskin layers, and suiting like this ice blue skirt suit from White House Black Market. jacket | skirt | turtleneck | tights | boots | bag | earrings…

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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: Leopard Print Blouse

Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

Last month when I went to Florida with Chico's to celebrate the company's 35th anniversary, I had the opportunity to visit their very first store on Sanibel Island. While at the store, Chico's provided me with a gift card to go shopping. The store is so cool; it's two stories and still has some of the details and decor from the original 800SF shop. I immediately picked up this leopard…

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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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how to style an ivory blazer three ways

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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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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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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Best Clothing Retailers for Women Over 40 featured by popular Washington DC fashion blogger, Wardrobe Oxygen

Ask Allie: the Best Clothing Retailers for Grown Up Women

Fashion Advice Fashion By Decade

This past weekend I stumbled into LOFT with a friend. She loves LOFT, I thought okay. Hrm yeah I am not a fan, not sure why, but after walking around the store nothing appealed to me. I am going to be 50 this year and my friend told me that it is time to step up to women's labels. Please tell me that I have other options. I love JCP,…

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