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Libertine – Songbyrd – 02.19.2016

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ART

Cardigan by Libertine

This cardigan was purchased on The Real Real, one of my favorite consignment websites.  You can find the sweater version at Neiman Marcus that is outrageously expensive.  I was able to grab this cardigan, that is a current season item, at 80% off of the retail price by purchasing it on consignment. I am a big advocate of consignment purchases.

styled with shoes by Tabitha Simmons; ‘Maria’ jeans by J Brand; t-shirt by J. Crew

Real Real Steals:

POLITICS

TGIF!  I always love Friday, especially because it’s a dress casual day for most Washingtonians.  I am sure that this week Hill staff have observed casual Friday all week long with Congress in recess.

I always find casual Friday to be my favorite day of the week because I can wear jeans, but challenging because there is a fine line between office appropriate and weekend wear.  My main rule of thumb is to style jeans with tailored, classic pieces in order to achieve the perfect casual Friday look.

ETIQUETTE

Here are some Casual Friday tips:

  • Wear something structured on top.  A blazer over a tee or top, a cardigan over a tee/top (and keep the cardigan on for meetings), a crisp button up, a conservative silk top.

 

  • Jeans should not be too tight.  No holes in jeans even though its very on trend.  Jeans should be fresh and new.

 

 

  • Opt for a mid-heel shoe (the new flat) or a bootie.  Killer pumps are kind of trying to hard for the office.  Bring them in your work bag for happy hour or your “right swipe” meetup for the night.

 

Photo Information:

Photos taken by Anna Meyer at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan.  Makeup courtesy of Celadon.

A great story on Songbyrd was published just last week in the dcist.

Songbyrd Boilerplate:

Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe is DC’s home for music lovers. Nestled at the top of iconic Adams Morgan, Songbyrd offers an opportunity to explore music from national and local acts through our unique spaces, along with a meal and beverage. Enjoy their full espresso bar and casual eats while browsing latest vinyl releases and reissues in the Record Cafe. Or share a nighttime seasonal meal with a craft cocktail or beer, while getting down with the DC’s best DJs in the Music House. And open in October 2015 is their brand-new music venue, a space for regular shows for touring and local acts, as well as other music-related programming.