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With the snow melting and the Spring season upon us, I was thrilled to partner with Betsy Fisher boutique last week for our Skirting the Issue style workshop. We decided to do a skirt workshop because from my experience with clients, it is more often than not, the saddest part of woman’s wardrobe. We’re talking ill-fitting, dated and completely forgotten. I have to admit, I have been guilty of forgetting the skirt area of my own wardrobe. But this spring…this spring is the season of The Skirt.

I walked attendees through skirt closet essentials, our picks for the season. We talked pencils, midis, a-lines, bold prints and more. I  also addressed what shoes work best with what skirt (even a demo of a low-contrast, nude heel bootie on our very own stylist Jenn Barger wearing her very own midi), if nude hosiery is acceptable (yes), why pointy-toe works better than round, and much more.

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I was joined by custom pencil skirt designer Betsy Garcete of Zophia, who chatted to the group about finding our natural waistline and where that pencil skirt should sit, depending on your body type. A special thank you for my very own Zophia skirt for the event. Fit like a glove!

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Following the presentation, we broke and attendees were treated to specialty drinks and food from Elizabeth’s on L, custom measurements by Betsy Garcete of Zophia, and top-notch personal styling from the DC Style Factory  and the Betsy Fisher teams. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of women. They filled the evening with a fun, positive energy.

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We also were joined by some very special friends: Stephanie David, president and CEO of PopNod and Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen

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…and the ladies from The Shoe Hive in Old Town.

All attendees walked away with a skirts tip card, giveaways from Betsy Fisher and Zophia, and a special macaron treat from Olivia Macaron in Georgetown.

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Thank you to all our beautiful attendees who got to eat, shop the latest spring styles,  and learn a thing or two about this season’s skirts.

We hope you’ll join us for our next workshop in May! Follow us on Facebook or sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know. Hope everyone’s spring season is off to a fabulous start!