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October 2015


Isabel Marant, Sorel – Union Market – 10.19.2015

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by Etoile Isabel Marant and Sorel

Isabel Marant is known for her minimalism and laid back pieces.  This coat certainly incorporates both of those qualities.  This is the second winter that this coat has been produced by the Etoile Isabel Marant line.  The good news for consumers is that very similar print coats have been replicated this season by Madewell and Forever 21 for a lower cost.

Sorel is a Canadian brand founded in 1962.  In recent years Sorel boots seem to be sold everywhere including many high end retailers like Net-A-Porter.  True to the origins of this durable snow boot you can always purchase this brand at an outdoor store like REI.

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J. Crew – Gaudy Graffiti and Jewels in NW – 10.16.2015



by J. Crew

I know I have featured quite a bit of J. Crew recently, but this past week I had the special opportunity of meeting Jenna Lyons, Creative Director and President, of J.Crew and other members of their executive team.  The experience was so special that I felt compelled to feature J. Crew again today.  This is a company that cares about their customers and wants to make sure that they meet our expectations.

This gaudy and fabulous necklace is designed by J. Crew.  It’s actually NOT something I would normally gravitate towards, but yet it makes me very happy to wear.  The colors and the quality are dynamic.  J. Crew is known for their fabulous jewels and thanks to Jenna Lyons, statement necklaces have a major place in everyday women’s fashion.

I actually wore this necklace to meet the amazing leaders from J. Crew and then throughout the day to my other meetings.  I received many compliments and had so much fun wearing this piece even though it was a little out of my comfort zone.

Here are some other great statement necklaces:

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H&M – A Decorated Fire Alarm in NW – 10.14.2015

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by H&M

H&M produces trendy clothing and basics for a very reasonable price point, allowing people to have access to stylish things on most any budget.  I really appreciate this aspect of H&M.

H&M is also showing great corporate responsibility leadership regarding sustainability issuesThey have introduced a sustainable line of clothing called the conscious collection and are making an effort to prevent waste through their ongoing clothing recycling program.  I am very concerned about the mass production of clothing because I worry about landfills and the environment, but as a concerned consumer I am very impressed by the initiatives being taken by this company.

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Politiquette Style – Kim Kingsley, COO, Politico – 10.13.2015

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As a new addition to Politiquette I will be featuring women in DC who succeed at embracing the Art, Politics and Etiquette of fashion; Politiquette Style.

Kim Kingsley, Chief Operating Officer of Politico, coincidentally wore the exact look that I highlighted in my blog post last Friday at the most recent Women Rule event.  The timing of her fashion choice coincided perfectly with this new Politiquette feature.

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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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