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Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen

May 3, 2012

Alison, of Wardrobe Oxygen, styled our Sabrina Envelope Satchel. We quizzed her on a few fun facts and here’s what she had to share:

Describe how you styled our bag with your look:
The bag has such a graphic look to it, I felt it would look best paired with solids in modern and clean silhouettes. The two times (so far!) I have shown it on the blog I paired it with bold colorblocking ensembles so the bag could be well showcased but not get lost against a print.
Describe your personal Style:
once a reader said I was Classic Elegant. I think it’s a good description, but I like to switch up classic pieces by choosing modern bold colors and accessories.
Best fashion advice your mom ever gave you?
Wear color
Name your style icon:
My mom
Best advice for someone just getting into fashion:
Take baby steps, and focus more on fit than trend.
How long have you been blogging? What got you into blogging?
I started blogging in 2005. I had a new job and they didn’t yet have the work for me, so for a week I had to “look busy.” I had seen a news show about blogs and had been reading Stephanie Klein’s Greek Tragedy and decided blogging would keep me busy. From all my years as a personal shopper and apparel merchandiser, I found that pretty much all women looked good in certain garments, and having a core wardrobe of certain pieces would have any woman ready for any occasion life would throw in her direction. Wardrobe Oxygen started with me jotting down those ideas and it grew from there.
Who’s closet would you hijack?

That’s a toughie. Maybe Rachel Bilson? I like how she keeps her wardrobe staples classic but uses accessories and trendy pieces to keep it modern and fresh.
If you were a shoe, what kind would you be?
A leather pump with a pointy toe and a very slim 3″ heel. It would be something classic like black leather but with an unexpected edge like a leopard lining or metal heel.
If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Emerald green
If you had to choose one accessory to take with you on a deserted island, what would it be?
a cashmere pashmina
Favorite dessert:
carrot cake
Favorite cocktail:
vodka and soda, two limes

Thanks, Alison!

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