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J. Crew – Shaw – 11.28.2016

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Politiquette Tip: Something as simple as changes the laces in the shoes you buy, can make them look much fancier.  I hated the thick laces in the silver brogues I purchased from Zara, it made took away from the chicness of the shoe.  I purchased simple, dress laces and the look of the shoe changed instantly.  This is a very easy and cost-effective solution.

Shop my other favorite J. Crew looks all 40% off today:

Photo Information: Photos by Anna Meyer.

Fashion

Mes Demoiselles – Vero Rivera for Pow! Wow! DC – 06.22.2016

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dress by Mes Demoiselles | shoes by Tory Burch | earrings by Rosantica | purse by Celine

After months of complaining that it was too cold, the sun is out and it is downright hot in DC.  On the weekends and at night it is all I can do to put on anything fancy or that clings to my body.  I discovered Mes Demoiselles clothing, hailing from France if you didn’t catch that already, and fell in love with their flowy, lightweight, delicate and beautiful clothing.  I knew their dresses would be perfect for summer in DC.   I will admit that wearing a flowy dress when you aren’t tall isn’t always the most figure flattering choice, but you certainly can cinch the waist on a flowy dress and/or wear high heels to make it that.  The reality is a flowy dress is romantic, stylish and foremost comfortable.

Flowy dresses for summer that I love:

Photo Information: Photos by Anna Meyer.  Art by Puerto Rican artist Vero Rivera for Pow! Wow! DC.  If you have not yet gone to visit the Pow! Wow! murals, you should, they are extraordinary and bring so much life and spirit to the NoMa neighborhood!

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Self Portrait – Dacha Beer Garden – 04.26.2016

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One of the reining styles of spring/summer is lace.  The styles are feminine, beautiful and practical.  That’s right, practical and these lace styles go way beyond the bedroom.  You can also look professional and sophisticated wearing lace.

The look I am wearing would be pushing the limits for the office, but with a camisole underneath you could certainly wear this look for a work related event.  I have also picked some of my favorite lace looks for the office below.

Shop my exact look:

 

Shop work approps lace:

Check out more spring/summer styles featured in my Fashionably Famous column for FamousDC here.

Photo Information:  Photos by Anna MeyerPhotos taken at Dacha Beer Garden in Shaw.  Mural of Elizabeth Taylor by by Byron Peck and Ivo Koytchev, more details from BadWolf DC here.

 

 

Fashion

Shrimps – Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street, NE – 11.20.2015

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ART

Faux Fur Scarf by Shrimps

Shrimps is a London-based brand that was launched in 2013 by designer Hannah Weiland.  “With a background in History of Art and a diploma in Surface Textile Design from the London College of Fashion, Weiland takes her inspiration from the witticisms of modern art and a playful engagement with pattern and texture.”

POLITICS

Yesterday I had only a few minutes to spend on Twitter, but multiple times in my feed there were tweets about faux fur items for winter.  It seemed very apropos that I was planning to feature this scarf today on the  blog.

I discovered Shrimps on one of my favorite retail sites, net-a-porter, when the line was first launched.  I loved the playful colors and textures of the faux fur line.  While I have been eyeing the Shrimps coats for sometime, I started to think that a scarf could be even more fun and probably a little more practical for everyday.  There are so many amazing and fun faux fur scarves and stoles in the stores right now, I have picked a few of my favorites and featured them below.

One of the best attributes of  these items is the quality.  Faux fur is not an easy thing to master and I have come across some very unappealing options over the years no matter what the price point or who the designer.  Due to the popular request by consumers for more quality faux fur products, designers have worked really hard to make great progress so that these items are made to look and feel of quality.

*I am committed to not featuring fur on this website.  An interesting read about the current place of fur in fashion from the New York Times can be read here.

ETIQUETTE

I’m a big fan of fun accessories and this scarf is definitely one of my favorite items in my closet at the moment.  As you can see, adding this scarf to a very basic outfit allowed my look to go from classic, to fashion forward and fun.

With the holidays right around the corner, this is a great piece that can add a little edge to your holiday party looks.   I wore this scarf for a business meeting the same morning of this photo shoot.  I would wear this scarf with a suit, a solid or printed dress or with outerwear.  The holiday season allows for this piece to be integrated more seamlessly at the office.  This scarf is very appropriate for many occasions and as I mentioned before, because it is an accent piece, it works much better.

Photography:  Photos taken by Anna Meyer at Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street, NE.  I immediately knew I had to take photos at Ben’s when I thought of the setting for the shoot because the scarf matches the restaurant perfectly.  The employees and customers at Ben’s were all very gracious and accommodating while we took these photos.  I didn’t have an opportunity to eat that day, but will absolutely be back there soon for a chili dog and chili fries!  Thank you Ben’s Chili Bowl for your hospitality!