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Michael by Michael Kors – The Hirshhorn Museum – 01.07.2016

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Leather pants by Michael by Michael Kors

Michael Kors is an established global fashion empire.  With multiple lines, some more reasonably priced than others, most people have encountered Michael Kors in some capacity.  His carry-all tote bags and oversize wrist watches became “it pieces” to the point of saturating the market.  I even recall Anne Romney during the last presidential campaign being totally into her Michael Kors watch and talking about it during interviews.  This is a woman who can afford any watch she desires!  While those are probably the most recognizable items from the Michael by Michael Kors brand, there are many items in his lower priced collection, including these leather pants, that are worth checking out.

Leather pants styled with faux fur scarf by Banana Republic; sweater by Acne; shoes by Kate Spade; rings by Maison Margiela


For many years I thought about purchasing a pair of leather pants.  I finally found this pair on sale recently and decided I would give them a try.  I am very happy I purchased these pants because they are a great wardrobe staple.  Any wardrobe can benefit by adding a pair of leather or faux leather pants and here are some reasons why:

-When I received these pants, I couldn’t stop thinking of ways to wear them.  I knew that by having this one pair of pants in my closet I had multiple new outfit options.

-Also, it is freezing outside right now and I am uninspired to dress up.  I can put these pants on with anything, including an oversize cozy sweater like the look I am featuring today, and be warm, comfortable and stylish.

-Lastly they increase your cool-factor.  I was recently styling someone and the point was to come across fresh, hip and cool.  One of the easiest ways to do this, is by wearing leather pants.

Similar leather pants:


Gone are the days when leather pants were only for rebels and rock stars.  Mainstream women are all now wearing leather pants.  From corporate executives to ladies of the Junior League, leather pants are everywhere and I am a big advocate that leather pants can be worn most anywhere.  Washingtonians, listen up, you can even wear leather pants for work.  My best advice is that you make certain the pants aren’t too tight or form fitting.  For example, I have curves so I would wear a longer shirt that covers my backside and a blazer for the office.  There can definitely be limitations, but there are always ways make leather pants appropriate.

Photo Information: photos taken by Anna Meyer at the Hirshhorn Museum.


Trina Turk, Tory Burch – Betsy on Capitol Hill – 10.28.2015

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Dress by Trina Turk

Trina Turk was founded in 1995, the design label is celebrating its twentieth birthday this year.   Trina Turk is from southern California and many of her pieces reflect that sunshine vibe.  In recent years though, her collections have included some great, solid pieces that can easily be worn to work.  This leather dress is a style I picked up a couple of years ago, but she definitely has some great items in her fall collection that I would wear for work.

Trina Turk dresses:

Similar dresses to the one featured today:

Shoes by Tory Burch

Tory Burch, as I mentioned in my post on Monday of this week, is probably one of the most popular designers with women who work in Washington, DC.  Her clothing and accessories can be appropriate for the office, festive events, holidays away and casual weekends in the city.  Tory Burch is definitely a lifestyle brand.

Another special thing to know about Tory Burch is that she gives back in a big way to women through the Tory Burch FoundationThe mission of the Tory Burch Foundation is to empower and assist women entrepreneurs.

Tory Burch shoes (on sale now) and similar shoes:

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Issa London, Burberry Prorsum, Rebecca Taylor – Dock 5 Union Market – 10.09.2015



Dress by Issa London, Shoes by Burberry Prorsum, Jacket by Rebecca Taylor

Thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge, Issa London became a much more recognized brand when she selected to wear one of the brand’s classic blue dresses for her engagement announcement in 2010.  The company was founded in 2006.  Issa dresses in general are very flattering to women’s figures.  I think it is a combination of their designs and the beautiful fabrics they use.  I purchased this dress from the Outnet.

Burberry Prorsum, is still Burberry, but its the brands most fashion forward line.  I am sure you can tell – no tartan happening here!  These boots are from their fall runway 2014 collection and were purchased for about 80% off at Nordstrom.

Rebecca Taylor is “is a sophisticated, artistically driven lifestyle brand designed for and inspired by creative, dynamic women.”  That is a lot to take in, but I always find great jackets and dresses for work at Rebecca Taylor.  This jacket was purchased in 2012, but she always has amazing leather jackets including a blue one I am eyeing and can be seen below.

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