White Shirt Redux

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white shirt redux redhead fashion blogger Allison McNamara

WHITE SHIRT REDUX

One of the trends I really love for spring and summer is the creative reinvention of the white button down. Or as the fashion set is calling it, the white shirt redux. For quick clarification–redux means “brought back or revival.” Now I’m not saying that white shirts ever really went anywhere, but I predict we’ll be seeing white shirts worn in a variety of new ways and morphed into unique shapes and silhouettes. You guys know by now that button ups are a staple of mine, and I’m always up for a styling challenge… especially if it involves reinventing a classic! read more

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Vintage Gucci

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I thank my lucky stars all the time that my mom saved so many awesome vintage pieces for my sister and I. When it comes to fashion, shopping vintage is one of the things that gives me the greatest pleasure. And you know what’s even better than scoring a great vintage find? Getting an amazing vintage piece WITHOUT the hunt. So, thanks mom!

Gucci is dominating spring and summer — you can’t scroll through Instagram without seeing the signature Gucci print somewhere, which is why I begged my mom to turn over this vintage Gucci bowler from the ’80s. I’ve had my eye on this bag for awhile, and even got the inside reupholstered in college when my mom let me  borrow it! The bag and shoes here are the main focus (the shoes are vintage from my mom as well,) so everything else is simple and classic, perfect for a crisp spring day at the office! read more

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All Nude

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My love affair with camel continues! And this time around, I’m doing the winter work version. What do you wear to an interview or meeting?  Now, just like you guys, I look to websites, pinterest, and other bloggers for fashion inspiration. I had a few big meetings and, I’m going to be honest, dressing for important meetings has never been my strong suit, especially given the fact that I work in such a creative field. So… I decided to do some research, and came across this Refinery 29 article that inspired the look above. I love to get re-inspired by things I already own… and I get even more excited when I can re-style pieces that I thought were on their way out of my closet. Example: this nude dress. read more

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Powerful Pattern Play

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When it rains, it pours, and I like to apply that same theory to prints. Why wear just one when you can wear two? Or, if you’re a pro like my friend and blogger Vanessa Beletic, three? Today, I only went with two, but for a unique twist I tried the exact same pattern in reverse color ways. Fun right?

I started with the dress – a very ladylike choice for me, I was feeling a bit proper for some peculiar reason. I’m always a fan of a turtleneck, but I must confess, the cowl neck has been a nemesis of mine up until this moment. I always feel like a bubble head lost in a dismal abyss of fabric when I go for the cowl neck, but the sleeveless silhouette and fitted waist erased all my former woes. read more

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Wear Converse to Work

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Seriously!

I’ve always worked in a creative space, so I’ve never had a set uniform (except the time that I worked at Joe’s Crab Shack for two weeks in college and then proceeded to quit, but that hilarious story later…) So naturally, I’ve always been fortunate enough to dress casual at the office. However, I’m always afraid that there is going to be a last minute meeting called and I don’t want to be the girl in sweats and sneaks. We all know that girl. read more

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