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Picture 0371Picture 0391Tan, brown and red print faux wrap dress from Maggy London via eBay (same style as my black and turquoise and green one, but a 12 instead of a 14P). Brown suede rouched boots from Silhouettes, long gold necklace from Express, gold bangle from Ralph Lauren.

Hair was washed and conditioned the night prior, a bit of Jonathan Silky Dirt added while damp and then air dried. This morning, a few frizzy pieces were hit with the curling iron and the ends were brushed.

Makeup is Revlon ColorStay under eye concealer in Light Medium, philosophy The Supernatural in Beige, Cargo Matte BeachBlush in Tenerife, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – khaki on lid, chocolate in crease and along lash lines. Lashes curled, Cover Girl Lash Blast in black with Imju Fiberwig over it. On lips is Afterglow Cosmetics lip gloss in Bella.

It is WARM today! When I left the house it was near 80 degrees. I still took my long brown suede coat because… well because it looked really fabulous with the outfit. Also feared it may get colder tonight.

My hives came back yesterday with a vengeance; both days they have been all over my face and neck more than any other part of the body. I feel like a leper. I thought the new regimen was helping the hives, but I guess they just took a vacation and returned. Back to the doctor…

A woman with curly hair wearing a plaid blazer holds a green fur coat over her shoulder on a city street.

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  1. Hi Ava:The boots are pretty comfortable; I did put in insoles and the heel is pretty short so they are wearable on long days.Regarding foundation, I have used Bare Escentuals, L’Oreal and Afterglow Cosmetics. Bare Escentuals gives the best coverage but makes me itch and looks sort of false on me. L’Oreal looked a bit muddy on me. Afterglow to me has been the most gentle to my skin, but a finish like a tinted moisturizer – not as opaque. Will be doing a review on Afterglow this week on Wardrobe Oxygen.

  2. Luckily at the time of the picture, they were mainly along my hairline and jaw. I am LOVING this new concealer from Revlon because it really does seem to hide redness as well as under eye circles. Then the philosophy stuff is genius – I keep reapplying to the red spots and it just sits there and doesn’t cake and lasts almost all day (right now I am looking a tad worse for wear and have hives on my cheeks and eyelids).

  3. I use Sheer Miracles mineral makeup and I like it. I just bought Bare Escentuals a few days ago.

    I have to say again that I love the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer!

  4. Hi Allie,
    Can you post tips/suggestions to bid/buy from ebay ,your favorite sellers on your blog.. Appreciate help..


  5. Hey Allie,
    I LOVE that dress! And the boots – they are what I’ve been looking for. Are they comfortable?

    About make-up foundation: Currently, I use a Chanel bronzer (applied lightly during winter) and would like to try the “mineral” type of makeup – i.e bare esscentials, etc. Would you be able to recommend a good brand?

    Thanks for any suggestions. Hives or not, you still look wonderful.


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