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Black and charcoal striped v-neck sweater from Banana Republic, black scoop tee from gap, dark denim “the Flirt” bootcut jeans froM old Navy, black city boots from Impo.

Hair was washed the night before with baby shampoo and let air dry. In the morning the frizzy parts were curled around a curling iron and then a bit of Jonathan Silky Dirt applied.

Makeup is L'Oreal true match concealer in W4-5, philosophy The Supernatural in Beige, Nars blush in Orgasm, Revlon Super Lustrous lip gloss in Glossy Rose and DiorShow mascara on curled lashes.

Not feeling too good today. Come to find out the rash on my hands was not from my face wash as that it came back with a vengence, now spread to my wrists, forearms, top of hands, back of neck and temples. Hands are swollen, stiff and feel raw (holding the steering wheel or a bottle of water hurts like a burn). No worries, will be going to the doc ASAP. 🙁


  1. November 4, 2007 / 1:06 pm

    Hi all!

    This sweater was purchased last fall from the sale rack, so not sure exactly the season. At least a year.

    And I’ll write more later, but went to the health clinic Thursday night because the rash had gotten so bad. Nothing exciting – hives and most likely from stress. Week of Claritin same time each day and if still bad, got a prescription for prednezone. But on day 3 of Claritin and 80% back to normal. Doc says I should get on allergy shots too (took them as a kid but never had contact allergies before).

  2. November 4, 2007 / 5:57 am

    Sorry to hear about your rash giving you grief. 🙁 You look really cute, though.

    And yes, I was wondering whether your sweater was currently available in stores. Actually, I wonder that about a lot of your sweaters and other cute tops. Would you mind, if you can remember, posting how long ago you bought each item? I’m curious about how often you shop for new clothes, and how many of your clothes are from “ages” ago. 🙂

  3. November 3, 2007 / 11:15 pm

    hope you are feeling better. I want that sweater now! Is it this season? i might have to stop by BR tomorrow

  4. November 3, 2007 / 7:46 pm

    Hi Allie,

    I came across your blog from the lovely stylish Stay At Home mom blog. I absolutely love it! I wish my husband would support my blogging more. =)

    I hope you are feeling better. I have pretty sensitive skin and finally had to cut out using any kind of new-fangled cremes from Kiehl’s, La Mer, etc, and I just use good ol’ Cetaphil.

  5. November 3, 2007 / 5:09 pm

    hi allie,

    i hope your visit to the doctor went well and you are feeling better.

    p.s…just sent you a goodie via email!

  6. Nicole
    November 2, 2007 / 3:33 pm

    I have exzema on my face in the corners of my eyes, nose and mouth…vaseline is great at moisturizing (since exzema is terribly dry skin)

    yes, vaseline can be a little slimy and ackward if you have it on your face, but i use a little a night once a week, and it takes care of the problem.

    good luck at the doctor allie!

  7. Anonymous
    November 2, 2007 / 2:03 pm

    Hi Allie!

    I used to suffer terribly from excema, and cutting out tomatoes did it for me, or at least helped. I had it primarily on my face and it was quite lovely. (gah)

    My son also has it, all over his body, and someone gave me a little bottle of emu oil and I tried it on him and it actually did clear it up. Unfortunately, both he and I are flaring again so I’m going to try to find some more.

    I must say, excema on the face distracts one from wrinkles.


  8. Anonymous
    November 1, 2007 / 10:34 pm

    I love the site! I’m a long time reader…and I hate to say this because I LOVE the stuff, but that Jonathan Silky Dirt gives me a rash on my face that looks just like your hand rash. It happens at the end of the day (~8 hours of wear) and only where my hair touches my face. Looks like hives, but not raised. Just a thought.

  9. November 1, 2007 / 10:30 pm

    No more rashes! My kids all suffered from eczema on their hands. In fact, I broke out exactly as you described on my hands and it turns out I had developed an allergic reaction to acidic foods. I had eaten tomatoes and whoa! I had terrible itchy hands for a week! Cortisone to the rescue and no more tomatoes or orange juice for a while. I hope you get some relief soon.


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