Sweater by J. Crew (current) // Jacket by Etoile Isabel Marant // Sunglasses by Celine // Shoes by Zara (current) // Jeans by Current/Elliott
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.
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Photo Information: Photos by Anna Meyer.
Politiquette Tip: A off-the-shoulder top can be worn for a fancy night out or a casual afternoon hanging out. Love the versatility of this popular style.
This same top and others by Petersyn:
Other favorite off-the-shoulder tops:
Photo Information: Photos taken by Anna Meyer. Location, Naylor Court, Washington, DC.
Dress by Clover Canyon | Shoes by Manolo Blahnik
The dress I am wearing in is designed by Clover Canyon, a venture that began in 2011 with Rozae Nichols as their creative director. From the instant I saw this line I was lusting after the fun, thematic prints. Every season this designer incorporates culture, art and a lot of color. The designs are primarily made of a stretchy neoprene fabric (think wetsuits), which allows for the prints to be extremely detailed and colorful. The fabric that is used also keeps a gals figure in place, no need for Spanx. Clover Canyon is very reasonably priced and a great way to add some fun to your work wardrobe. I have worn this dress many times for work with a blazer and it gets a lot of traction. I picked some other work appropriate pieces by Clover Canyon below that I like. You could of course wear this dress or something similar for parties, brunch and with flat sandals during the day.
Clover Canyon picks:
Photo Information: Photos taken by Anna Meyer.
The house in the background of my photos is located in Shaw and is hard to miss due to the interesting mural on the side of the house. What I have also learned is that it has great notoriety as top place to stay on Airbnb, named the “Blue Bugle B&B.” I may be moving down the street soon for a night.
Top by Self Portrait | Skirt by J Crew | Shoes by Kate Spade | Earrings by Gorjana | Sunglasses by Celine
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.
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Check out more spring/summer styles featured in my Fashionably Famous column for FamousDC here.
Photo Information: Photos by Anna Meyer. Photos taken at Dacha Beer Garden in Shaw. Mural of Elizabeth Taylor by by Byron Peck and Ivo Koytchev, more details from BadWolf DC here.