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Right now the sun is shining in the Nation's Capital but this morning was pretty gray and rainy.  Searching and I cannot find a ray of sun…

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This is the outfit I wore to my friend Shelly's rehearsal dinner – the $24/originally $118 Max Studio dress, with my Ann Taylor stretchy belt with the patent buckle and my Sofft black patent T-straps.  With it I am wearing these red ball earrings that my mom bought me when she went on an African safari a couple years ago.  The dress washed great – I adore matte jersey.  Threw it in the washer on the gentle cycle with a bit of Crunchy Clean diaper detergent (doesn't suds up like regular detergent so great for delicates and low-spin cycles), hung it to dry and it was ready to wear the next morning!

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I did the makeup in the same manner than I did on Friday night, and since it's not hot out, it has held up quite nicely all day.  I did a quick touchup of lipstick before lunch but otherwise have looked fresh and polished.

Speaking of lunch, we had a business lunch today at Founding Farmers and it was awesome!  I had heard amazing things about this restaurant and was not disappointed!  If you are in DC you should check it out!


  1. FashionAddict
    September 12, 2009 / 1:24 am

    This is so pretty and flattering! You look fab!

  2. September 11, 2009 / 5:49 pm

    That dress looks AMAZING on you!

  3. September 11, 2009 / 2:29 am

    OOO Pretty dress!! I need to find some Fall Dresses (or just wear my summer dresses with black tights. lol)

  4. September 10, 2009 / 4:50 pm

    That is such a great color on you!

  5. September 10, 2009 / 4:39 am

    Wow, Allie, that dress is AMAZING. Great price! I also think you look stunning in the black dress you wore for the wedding.

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