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Picture 0091Picture 010Ruckus says hello. Ruckus can NOT handle me closing the office door on him when I take my picture (I swear it's like 10 seconds, hence strange angles and occasional blurry shots) so he usually comes in and makes himself at home on an old blanket I threw ont he floor as a makeshift second bed. Today he jsut wanted in on the action.
Not really a problem though, since he is so utterly cutie patootie (yes, slightly biased but others say the same about my baby).

Ivory and black print synthetic wrap dress from Ann Taylor, black openwork peeptoe heels from Steve Madden (not current), silver cuff and heels.

Hair was washed and conditioned, a chickpea-size of Jonathan Silky Dirt (more than recently, same amount from when I first got this cut and color) added while damp. Hair twirled and laid inside dryer's diffuser while I read the most recent Rolling Stone. When dry, I took large sectons randomly and twirled around the curling iron, used the iron to straighten my bangs and twired a bit around fingers for a rumpled look.

Makeup is L'Oreal True Match concealer in W4-5 (which is starting to get too dark for my fall skintone), philosophy's The Supernatural in Beige, Nars blush in Orgasm, Revlon ColorStay shadow quad in Neutral Khakis – ivory in inner corners, khaki on lid, chocolate in crease and along lash lines. Lashes curled, a few coats of DiorShow mascara in Black and on lips is Nars lipstick in Dolce Vita.

Oh, and can I just rave rave rave about yesterday's dress? I am really resisting the urge to buy it in the cranberry shade as well (currently on the site and in stores). I do have a $40 savings coupon for BR, but want to hold on for a bit for something utterly drool-worthy. But yesterday i got to work around 8am, worked until 5, went to dinner and a movie with girlfriends (Jane Austen Book Club – very cute in a go to the movies with your fave girlfriends sort of way), commute home and at 11pm this dress still looked super cute and was super comfy. So were the now-discontinued BCBGril heels (believe me, I have looked. A few leopard pairs at an ungodly high price at Zappos but otherwise NADA anywhere). Feet didn't hurt all day!


  1. melissa
    October 29, 2007 / 7:45 pm

    I have this dress too! I love it–my favorite throw on looks are Ann Taylor wrap dresses. I now have 4 because I love them so much! I’m thinking of wearing red shoes with this dress? I really wish you could come shopping with me!

  2. October 18, 2007 / 3:04 pm

    Ruckus! What a great name, and yes, he’s a cutie patootie!

  3. October 18, 2007 / 2:26 pm

    I ordered a Large and I usually wear a 14 petite in dresses. I am always a large at BR though.

  4. nicolef
    October 18, 2007 / 2:13 pm

    I just discovered your blog, I really like it and your style! I was wondering does the BR dress run large or small? It is really cute. I may order the cranberry shade.

  5. October 18, 2007 / 12:42 pm

    my BR dress is the one-button shift.

    And it seems this dress from AT is now sold out 🙁

  6. Nicole
    October 18, 2007 / 12:28 pm

    Perchance can you share the name of that dress from Banana Republic? I was looking on the site but can’t figure out which one it was.

    LOVE today’s dress, too!

  7. October 18, 2007 / 11:13 am

    I.. LOVE that dress on you 🙂

    You make me want to run to an Ann Taylor and spend ungodly amounts of money.

  8. October 17, 2007 / 11:31 pm

    aww your dog is so cute you should definitely feature him in more shots! I’m a sappy dog lover!

  9. October 17, 2007 / 10:24 pm

    Allie, get the dress in the cranberry shade as well, otherwise you’ll regret it later!

  10. Anonymous
    October 17, 2007 / 8:39 pm

    you are too cute and so is your dog!

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