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Isabel Marant – North End Shaw – 1.29.2016

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coat by Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant is a French designer and her brand was established in 1994.  Isabel Marant continues to be one of my all-time favorite designers for her simple, bohemian designs that can be dressed up or down.  This coat is from her Fall/Winter 2015 collection and is called the “Dillon 70s Coat.”  I found this coat on sale for 60% off, and many stores are still selling with this hefty discount.

styled with: purse by Mansur Gavriel; black jeans by J Brand; boots by Tory Burch; earrings by Lizzie Fortunato (also like these)

This coat and other statement coats I like:


We must be halfway through “outerwear” season, although I wish I could say we were further along.  I feel like all I do it throw on coats and bundle up lately, and when I see people it’s always with a coat on.

A few years ago I got wise and realized it really matters less in the winter what I wear, because people see me in my coat about 70% of the time.  The coat I am wearing is also the first impression I am making.  So I decided this year I would shake things up and add a fun statement coat to my wardrobe.

Once you have your basics covered, or even if you don’t, a statement coat is a great way to keep your spirits lifted throughout the long winter season.  A statement coat keeps your wardrobe interesting and exciting.  Right now is a great time to buy a coat too because winter clothing is on clearance at most stores and you will still get a lot of wear out of a coat this year.


A statement coat is great for most occasions.  The only time you may want to re-think a statement coat is for formal events, however it really depends on the individual piece.  I would not wear this coat to a formal event.

Photo Information:  Photos taken by Anna Meyer in North End Shaw.


J. Crew – H Street, NE – 11.25.2018

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Skirt by J. Crew; Purse by Mansur Gavriel; Shoes by Kate Spade; Top by Diane Von Furstenberg; Earrings by Elizabeth Cole.

*J. Crew is having a great sale right now with 30% off of almost everything in the store, including this skirt.


It’s Thanksgiving Eve and this year I have so many things to be thankful for; one of them is the publishing of Politiquette and the support of this young blog by so many people around DC.

Thanksgiving is a great time to begin to pull out your festive holiday wear.  Holidays allow for a little more sparkle, shine and boldness to all outfits.

I discovered this skirt from the J. Crew Collection line at a J.Crew event I attended in October.  One of the employees had obtained it prior to availability and I stalked their website until I could get my hands on this item too.  The photos don’t do it justice, it sparkles just the right amount and the jacquard texture of the fabric is so well made and gorgeous.  I think this skirt is perfect to wear for a Thanksgiving celebration.


Thanksgiving attire can range from jeans, a cozy sweater and nice boots to an outfit like the one I have featured today.  Regardless of the components of an outfit, this holiday is an opportunity to embrace fall colors and warm hues.  Immediately following Thanksgiving is when winter will invade collective mentality and black and dark colors will tend to be all you want to wear and all you will see others wearing for at least a few months…

A few other ideas about occasions to wear this skirt.  This skirt can be worn to work or out at night.  If you muted the shoes and substituted them with  gray suede heels or booties, it would be perfect for work.  You could also make it even dressier and wear a silver camisole and a light colored furry or bomber jacket.

Photo Information:  Photos taken by Anna Meyer on H Street, NE.  This space was painted by Polish artist Pener as part of the H Street Project and the Blind Whino G40 Summit that took place in September of 2015.