This fashion post goes out to the strong, powerful amazing women who dress me. I’m not talking about helping me get dressed in the morning—though I do help Becca with that sometimes. I’m talking about the amazing female entrepreneurs and small-business owners who are creating products right here in America.
I met the ladies of MM La Fleur, a women-led women’s workwear brand, when I co-hosted a pop-up here in Washington. Based in New York, MM La Fleur is all about functional yet luxurious workwear that fits. They mailed me this sweater—a luxurious, wrapped oatmeal knit—asking if I could style it. The Morandi, as it’s known, is cozy and versatile. It’s also perfect for late spring, when you’ve grown tired of your coats but winter refuses to leave.
I paired my Morandi sweater with baubles from Mallory Shelter, a local jewelry designer who makes delicate, chic pieces with an edge. While I typically wear statement necklaces, I paired her two necklaces—the Quartz bullet —and have literally worn the pair of necklaces with three different outfits.
On the first occasion, I was at a party celebrating the two year anniversary of Tandem, a legal firm for start-ups, invited by my friend and another smart-and-savvy lady, Rebecca. The gals at the party couldn’t get over Mallory’s necklaces so I opted to shoot them in a fashion post.
Another local designer I adore is Carolyn, who makes leather clutches by hand right out of Northeast DC with her brand, Matine. We carry Mallory Shelter jewelry and Matine clutches—along with lots of other products from local or small businesses, in our Bitches shop.
Last but not least, let’s give a shout out to the woman who birthed and clothed me, Cindy Sue, who can’t take a trip to Nordstrom without sending me something. God bless her. On her latest trip, she asked me if I “needed” anything, I explained that I really “needed” faux leather leggings. Not one to argue with the Bitch she’s created, she threw them in the mail. I wore them three times over a four-day period—as they’re priced at $28 that’s a pretty spectacular cost-per-wear.