It might surprise some of you that none of our Bitches Who Brunch staff are full-time bloggers. We all strive to balance our full-time careers with an active, social, and fashionable lifestyle—with a hearty side of brunch.
Needless to say, our demanding schedules rarely leave us much time to spend on selecting workwear, despite the fact that most of us go into an office during the week. We’ve recently relied on MM.LaFleur, a chic workwear brand, who had us at “live with purpose, dress with ease.” Here are some of the styles we’ve been sporting from conference rooms to happy hours in DC.
This is the second part in our series with MM La Fleur, where our DC editors style the professional yet stylish pieces for spring. You can see how our Chicago editors #werk it here.
While Cori Sue has the luxury of working from home or a coffee shop most days, I have to embrace the elements and schlep into an office. Working at a large law firm comes with a conservative and professional dress code, except for when we all go crazy and wear jeans (sometimes sneakers!) on Fridays.
Injecting my personality into an outfit, whether it be for work or play, has always been my approach to fashion. I like chic, classic pieces that are edgy or have unique details, which is why I was drawn to MM.LaFleur’s Emma dress in Rye. The unique wrapped neckline, combined with the tan color played to my recent obsession for neutral outfits, although black is still my happy color.
I was immediately smitten with the brand from the moment I opened my MM.LaFleur box. Not only did the dress come packaged in a large, reusable ziplock bag, but the fabric felt like butter thanks to the silky-soft “lightweight tropical wool” from Italy, where all beautiful things are created.
I’m looking forward to wearing this dress through all seasons, starting with spring. Nothing says spring like punching up the tan palate with mint accessories, like this Rebecca Minkoff bag and Kendra scott earrings. I can’t wait to pair this dress in the fall with a scarf, like the one pictured here and brown knee-high boots.
You get to a point in your fashion lifespan where we you want invest in quality pieces versus trendy, cheap items and I’m excited to have found a great brand.
I left the government to join a women-led start-up, Havenly, a year and a half ago and could not be happier. It’s another company run by a duo of lady bosses. In my role as Director of Brand Marketing I get to marry my creative chops with my business savvy—and make beautiful homes available to everyone with our affordable online interior design services.
You know what’s almost as awesome? I work my butt off—but I do it in leggings from my boyfriend’s coffee shop. Recently, I donated all my old boring pencil skirts and—if I had it my way, I would never wear real pants to work again. (That said, I saved my stylish frocks from MM La Fleur, which fit well and are cute enough to wear to dinner date with said boyfriend if we ever stopped working.)
I still attend—and throw—lots of events for both Bitches Who Brunch and Havenly. My go-to looks is comfortable yet chic—with classic, well-fitting closet staples and great accessories.
I love a great white silk blouse—particularly an oversized one that I can dress up or down. The Emma 2.0 is thick, comfy and wrinkle-free, which is a must for my long days on the go! My only complaint is that it doesn’t come in more colors!
I paired it with a skinny pair of rag & bone denim and blush accessories. I’ve talked about how I love surprising color pairings and am obsessed with blush for spring. Green and baby pink are the perfect combo to kick my look up a notch without looking overdone.