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Friday Fun: Fall Is That You?

Fall Is That You?

It is beginning to feel like fall here in DC! Have a fabulous weekend!



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Wednesday Wish List: Kicking and Screaming

If I don’t own these two items ASAP I may cry. No really. Just cry.

Ok. I won’t really cry… but I want them, nay need them, bad. My closet is screaming out for these two items. I have been on the hunt for the perfect sleeveless trench. I even dedicated a Friday Fun to this item and I think I finally found the one I want! I should just rename this one Wednesday Need List. Continue reading


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Friday Fun: Mixing Prints

While scrolling through my Google Reader the other day, I saw a post by Habitually Chic. A typical post by a fashion blogger lucky enough to be part of the NYFW mix, titled The Front Row, gave me a glimpse into the Nanette Lepore show. She states how watching the front row is her favorite part of attending the shows (I’m sure mine would be too). In this post was a picture of what the front row looked like from her point of view. A picture with many fashionistas to chose from, but what stood out to me was Joanna Hillman, Senior Fashion Market Editor of Harper’s Bazaar, and her perfect mixing of prints.

Determined to tackle this fashion feat, I have been slowly attempting this technique with my own wardrobe. The key is making sure that the mis-matching prints have one color in common. Above Joanna has black stripes and the black in her leopard coat. With the fabulous red lip and the casual camel bag this outfit is something I will be recreating to rock myself very,very soon. Below is my ‘Friday Fun’ with the above picture as my inspiration.

NYFW InspirationWant to see a couple other outfits I styled & see some of the specifics of the look above? Go to my Polyvore page here.


Happy Friday!


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Where Can I Get Those “Politician-Women Shoes”?

If you have read my last post on the Kate Spade “Halle” Patent Leather Wedges, I am sure you now want them as bad as I do.

Unfortunately, as soon as the New York Times article was posted, the Halles sold out everywhere, with women in politics left wedge-less, and searching for look a-likes so they too can have those “shoes of a circle of younger women aspiring for power, or already in it.”

After some digging I did found Kate’s updated version, “Marli Too”, for $298 on Zappos “in stock and ready to ship” in three colors; Black, Light Carmel, and Navy (see pic below). I personally am a fan of the “Light Camel Patent” option. The tan color opens up for more versatility with your fall wardrobe. These are not the exact “Halle” Wedges, but they have the same shape and look of the “Halle”. The reviews/comments on all sites that sell the “Marli Too” rave about the durability and comfort. I have even found one comment that states, “I am now buying my second pair! My last patent Kate Spades lasted two years!” Sounds like a true investment to me. Weather you work for the right or the left, non-profit or in the public sector, Kate’s wedges will bring femininity to your look, without sacrificing comfort or style.

I have also found suede “Halle” look a-likes, named “Buffy” in “Carmel / Chocolate Leopard Print Haircalf” and “New Purple Suede” (see pics below), for $225 on Zappos, as well. Both perfect for the new love of animal print and deep purples in the Fall.

Loving the fact that you can find a comfortable heel that is also fashionable, but can’t fork out the $298 on your Hill salary? I have also dug up some options that are easier for the non-profit running, Hill intern fashionista to afford. First, if you are looking to pay the $225 instead of the $298, I would suggest taking a look at Michael Kors “Cassie”, same look with a little more heel for $225. If you are looking for a real bargin, without loosing the comfort, I think Cole Hann’s “Air Lainey Wedge 55” is a great substitute. You can get them in “Dark Aubergine Croc Print”, to stick with the deep purple and animal print trend! These are about an inch shorter then Kate Spade’s wedges and extra padding, but for those of you giving the tours to your constituents, or running around trying to raise money for your cause, this may be a positive! Especially, because it is only $178.

Lastly, for the cheapest “Politician-Women Shoes” look a-likes I could find, without forgoing comfort and quality of course, I found Target’s Merona Myka Suede Wedges for a remarkable price of $29.99! Same round toe, wrapped wedge, look, but for a tenth of the price! Plus, it comes in tons of fabulous colors! These are approximately two inches high, the perfect height for a woman on the go, but still sophisticated enough to chose these over your go-to Tory Burch Flats.

I still am cooking up one more post on DC’s “shoe of choice”, but until then…
Wear your new wedges, and climb the political ladder, while looking fabulous and professional!

*UPDATE: The Kate Spade “Marli Too” Wedges went on ON SALE (black only) for $220 (from $298) on Zappos, as soon I completed this post.*

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