Wet Weekend… Jeans Take Center Stage

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This weekend was cold, rainy, gross. Friday night I went to dinner with my mom and her boyfriend and headed to bed pretty early.

Picture 097Picture 098Saturday I did a home overhaul – major cleaning. I gutted the closet and dresser and attic, bagging up clothes for donation, to sell (will let you know when the selling blog is updated), and to box up for next season. Lots of vacuuming, washing, dusting and organizing. That evening we went to my cousin's for a family cookout.

The weather was nice for the cookout – we sat outside and chatted, but came inside to actually eat. It was a casual affair – my cousin, his wife, his daughter, me, my sister, my mom and my Aunt. Mr. Allie had a photo shoot. I decided to dress comfy, especially since I wasn’t feeling all that hot.

– Old Navy: Teal cotton babydoll top
– Gap: the Essential jean in darkest wash
– Lands End: Gold flat sandals
– J. Crew: Gold necklace
– Ann Taylor: Gold hoops and bracelet

– Washed and conditioned the night before and let air dry
– Brushed out, large sections in curling iron and then finger combed.

– Cover Girl: LashBlast mascara in Black, Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer in Light/Medium
– Clinique: Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
– Cargo: Matte BeachBlush in Tenerife
– Pop Beauty: Shadow palette for brown eyes – the khaki on lid

Picture 103Picture 104Sunday was wet and horrible, but it was Mother’s Day and we had plans! Last minute my husband was available so we decided to get breakfast. Not as easy as we had hoped, so breakfast ended up being at a small bakery near my mom’s house. No worries, the big plans were for later that day – we took her to her first game at the new Washington National baseball stadium! My mom is a big baseball and Nats fan and was very excited. We had great seats and they were passing out white hats with a pink W (for the Susan G. Komen foundation) so we all looked alike. Unfortunately it rained, but we were prepared with ponchos so we stuck it out. As for attire, I stuck to my one pair of jeans!

– Old Navy: Black slub knit puff-sleeved tee
– Gap: The Essential jeans in darkest wash
– Converse: One Star “Chucks” low-tops in black
– Vintage: red stone necklace (to show Nats support)
– Silver hoops and cuff bracelet

– Washed and conditioned
– Dried with Croc wet-to-dry flat iron

– philosophy: The Present clear makeup
– Cover Girl: LashBlast mascara in Black, Smoothers Tinted Moisturizer in Light/Medium
– Cargo: Matte BeachBlush in Tenerife
– Clinique: Long Wearing lipstick in Beauty
– Pop Beauty: Shadow set for brown eyes – the khaki with a touch of gold on lids
– Maybelline: UltraLiner in black on top lash line

After the game I hung out on the couch wrapped in blankets watching movies with my husband, our friend and our dog. Last night I gave myself a mini facial in hopes it would make me feel and look a bit better.

Picture 136Picture 137Today is cold, rainy, miserable and I am not feeling all that hot. This is the, “you are lucky I even came to work” look, which explains jeans on Day #3….

– Top and jeans from Saturday
– Shoes, bracelet and earrings from Sunday
– Ross: Stained glass and silver necklace

– Second day, brushed.

– L’Oreal: True Match foundation in C3
– Nars: Blush in Orgasm
– Cover Girl: LashBlast mascara in Black
– Revlon: Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Glossy Rose
– Body Shop: Eye Color in Taupe

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  1. Honestly Anonymous, you WERE being rude and obnoxious. Every word you used was obnoxious and if you were a regular reader of Allie’s blog you would see she wears crisp ironed cottons regularly. And the shirt doesn’t look that bad, just a casual boho sort of look in my eyes!


  2. I like that teal shirt…didn’t even realize it was wrinkled. I thought it was just relaxed and krinkly (on purpose). Looking good for such a nasty weekend! 😉 Hope your week gets better!

  3. i thought you might! 😉 and again – wasnt trying to sound rude, but I dont recall you mentioning that in all of your advice on looking well put together!

  4. Quite true, it looks awful. 🙂 I try to be honest on this board, but I don’t always go into details that are taking place in my life. Let’s just say this weekend was the type of weekend that many women can relate to where one is lucky to be wearing a complete outfit at all and not one’s pajamas. 🙂 Do know when I usually wear this shirt is is after a run with the iron. 🙂

  5. allie –

    While I enjoy your advice, and check your blog everyday, I do take alot of it with a grain of salt(between this site and Oxygen)due to my own lifestyle and preferences. I am a busy 30 year old mom to a toddler and a teacher as well as being very fashion conscious.
    I have a very different lifestyle and different body type than you, and while I am very often wearing Gap, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft and JCrew, I lean towards the more relaxed(not sloppy, not too casual, just relaxed)side. I do draw the line (and make the time to be sure this happens) at obviously wrinkly clothes – I don’t think that looks anything other than wrinkly and shoddy. So I am really surprised, with all of your fashion advice, that you would wear a shirt as wrinkly as the teal cotton one you are wearing. It actually looks like you pulled it out of the dirty laundry pile. Im not trying to be completely rude and obnoxious, but, um, do you iron?

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