Wednesday: Gold Accents

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chunky gold chain necklace
VC Signature Mary Jane
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Sweater: Banana Republic (similar) | Shirt: CAbi (similar) | Skirt: CAbi (similar) | Tights: DKNY | Shoes: VC Signature | Necklace: eBay

Omigoodness it is COLD today! Saturday we were running around sans coats and today it's in the 20s. Crazy DC weather! I was actually in the mood to wear some color, but the weather made me seek out warm layers and that ended up being more black. I love this skirt because it's a sweater so it's warm, but it's a tad big and rides up. I didn't realize until after these pictures how much it had ridden up, swear that here in the office it's down near my knees. And don't worry folks, my heavy Lands' End parka, hat, scarf, and gloves were waiting for me in my warm car to my left.

I never had a chance to mention it, but Monday I had the opportunity to attend the Inauguration. My sister was able to get tickets for the Orange section (standing but on the Capitol grounds). While it was an exhausting day, it was awesome to be there for the swearing in, surrounded by fellow happy supporters. I have plenty of pictures on my Instagram, and while that very day I said I wouldn't deal with the craziness again, as my friend Insana wrote on Facebook, if a woman ended up president, I would be back!  Just next time I would bring foot warmers to slip in my boots.  I was toasty warm everywhere except my sad little toes.

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  1. January 28, 2013 / 9:51 am

    Happy Birthday! Love this all black outfit. So chic xx

  2. January 27, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    Loved your inauguration pics on instagram… so awesome that you got to go!

    Love gold accents with black… tres chic!

  3. January 26, 2013 / 4:39 pm

    I heart this look so much! I am definitely adding this one to my “Recreate This” file. I love that you didn’t go overboard on the gold and that you kept the rest of the outfit toned down with only a peek of polka dots. I love it.

  4. January 25, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    I cannot WAIT to get back to regular clothing and ditch the belly bands and jeans with elastic waists. Is is wrong that I dream of what I’m going to wear once my daughter is born?? I love this look , even though I personally have no worn black in a year – may have to bring that back. And you couldn’t have paid me to attend the inauguration :))

  5. Lorena Lorena
    January 25, 2013 / 11:48 am

    Very nice Allison – that polka dots shirt might go on my list.

  6. Jo H.
    January 25, 2013 / 12:20 am

    Count me as another who loves those shoes on you! You look so nice from head to toe.

  7. Pam
    January 24, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    can’t get enough of those SHOES! I love them every time you wear them.

  8. Kristien
    January 24, 2013 / 5:43 pm

    So lucky to have been present at the inauguration! I watched all day and loved every minute. My 4 year old granddaughter, who is enamored of the Obama girls, got dressed up in a party dress and tiara to “attend” the ball at home. She was so disappointed that she fell asleep before the ball started.

    You look terrific and I absolutely love the chunky gold necklace.

  9. January 23, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    You look fab as normal! 🙂
    That’s great that you went to the Inauguration! I was whining to my DH that we should took a 3 day vacay for the event. But you better believe if Hilary becomes prez, that I will be there in a heartbeat!

  10. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    January 23, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    Congrats on being at the Inauguration! I watched at our favorite pub with fellow supporters and we all kept saying “what would it be like to be there??” Love this black and gold look.

  11. January 23, 2013 / 4:32 pm

    Dang, this whole look is chic but those shoes are downright KILLER. The stuff I wear on “I just want warm layers” days is, shall we say, less sophisticated. 😉

    And it’s so fantastic that you attended the inauguration! I’d bet you’ll be recalling the fact that you were there at that moment for years and years. ♥

  12. fashionforgiants
    January 23, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    Great outfit. The bit of polka dot and gold is just wonderful.

  13. info
    January 23, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    What a lovely classic outfit. I like all the extra details. Just enough to make it interesting.


  14. Fashion Forward 40
    January 23, 2013 / 3:27 pm

    Love the peak of polka dots at the neck and sleeve

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