Celebrity endorsements are mounting up by the minute for independent Congressional candidate for California’s 33rd district, Marianne Williamson. Williamson’s band of celebrity supporters include Eva Longoria, Felicity Huffman, Katy Perry, Nicole Richie, Rachel Roy, and most recently, Kim Kardashian to name a few. Alanis Morissette even wrote a song for her entitled “Today” (#loveAlanis ….can’t wait to hear it!).

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Williamson is notoriously known for her role as a spiritual advisor, author, and founder of AIDS charity, Project Angel Food. In a recent article released in Businessweek, the “New Age” candidate insists that ‘The main theme of this campaign is how the spiritual movement should never have been separated from the political narrative…’ You can learn more about Marianne and her campaign platform here.


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Maria Saab

Spotted: @MariaMSaab  (Attorney, Middle East Fellow and Fashionista Extraordinaire!)

We the CHIC went into Spring overload when we spotted Maria’s Ted Baker dress, Devernois Sport blazer and Forever 21 sunglasses!

We the CHIC had to ask a few questions…

Where in the world did you get your necklace!? #musthave

“My necklace is my name in Arabic! My aunt gave it to me as a Christmas gift this year, she brought it from our village in Northern Lebanon where she had it custom made. Beyond its looks, the necklace is important to me because I am Lebanese, I was born there, and my work is concentrated so much on what’s happening in the Arab world. It’s just a small reminder of who I am and where I came from!”

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Accessories:  Nike FuelBand in rose gold, Jennifer Zeuner Bracelet, Custom gold bracelet (on right side w/ ring), Swarovski Ring, Shoes: Zara Lace-Up Ankle Boot  Necklaces: Forever21 and custom ID necklace in Arabic

How would you describe your style?

“Generally, my look is a combo of the utterly simple and seasonal trends. As a recent law grad and new young professional, my look is slowly transitionining and I am trying to find clothing that accomplish a variety of things. I want clothing I can work into my work day as well as on the weekends. This dress for example is so multifunctional and can be dressed up or down! This neon jacket helps the dress stand out, but on the weekends- I rock it with some distressed denim and a white tee. Looking professional while stylish in Washington and in the legal profession, can sometimes be a challenge. Thanks to blogs like The Chic Incumbent that showcase women of the District, I can get inspiration from working ladies who are making moves and setting trends here in the nation’s capital.”
Awww, thanks!  We do our best : )
#WeTheCHIC will be stalking the streets of DC to see who’s next…
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The weather in DC today was utterly depressing. I literally did not want to leave my (warm) bed nor give up watching back to back Super Soul Sunday episodes on the OWN network. With tons of work to get done, I just couldn’t help but wish I could finish it with a bit more sun…instead, like many of you, I had to bear the (hopefully) last remnants of winter with a little DC snow. During my hibernation, I discovered this short J. Crew film that instantly uplifted my spirits. Like a mirage, the descriptive journey of how J. Crew land its vibrant colors for each collection, was the boost I needed to begin thinking of…Spring wardrobe! Check out J. Crew’s “Color Crazy” short film below:

After the film, I was moved to visit Jcrew.com, yet again…to see if there were any new items I might be missing. I’m kind of obsessed with this J. Crew Collection Embellished Merino Shell for $548.00 (Can you believe it has 1,900 stones sewn into the embroidery—embellishment is everything!) and pair it with a Three-Quarter Sleeve Stretch Perfect Shirt, $64.00 and the Foundry Short in “pesto” for $59.50 with the Shimmer Cap Toe Espadrilles for $60.00. Solidify the look with Brass Leaves Earrings for $30.00 in Antique Gold.

JCrew Spring 2014

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Condoleeza Bossy

Sheryl Sandberg, Condoleeza Rice, Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, Diane von Furstenberg, and Jane Lynch team up to ban the term “bossy.” Check out the video for their campaign below.

My favorite line: “I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” - Beyoncé

We the CHIC are behind it! #BanBossy

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Jackie Rolleri Chic Staffer NOAA Office 2

Chic Staffer: Jackie Rolleri

Hometown: Trumbull, Connecticut

Has the best job ever as the… Natural Resource Management Specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

What is NOAA?

“It’s a scientific agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere.  NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts seas and skies, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve understanding and stewardship of the environment. Within NOAA, I work for the National Ocean Service.”

How did you end up here?

“After graduating from Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island, I accepted a position as a Presidential Management Fellow with NOAA’s Coastal Services Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.”

Jackie Rolleri Chic Staffer NOAA Office

What do you like most about your job?

“While I’ve always been passionate about the oceans and coasts, what I like most about my job is the people I work with.”

Wow, this hallway is pretty awesome! What is the significance of Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler?

“Although NOAA was formed in 1970, the agencies that came together at that time are among the oldest in the Federal Government.  The agencies included the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey formed in 1807, the Weather Bureau formed in 1870, and the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries formed in 1871.  Ferdinand Rudolph Hassler was the first superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.  In some ways, my job with NOAA is continuing a family tradition: my great grandfather, Roland D. Horne, was a captain for the Coast and Geodetic Survey, serving as commanding officer on the survey ship Explorer; my grandfather and two great uncles also worked for the Survey.”

NOAA Hallway

You have a fresh “All American” style…and perfect skin! What is your beauty regimen?

“I think of myself as a fairly low-maintenance woman so when it comes to a beauty regimen, I like to keep things simple.  In the morning, I apply Neutrogena’s Oil Free Moisturizer with SPF 15.  I also use a Neutrogena foundation, a little blush, eye liner, and mascara.  At night, I apply Aveeno’s Positively Ageless Reconditioning Night Cream.  As an early 30th birthday present to myself, I just bought Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair, which I’m eager to try.”

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair

Any go-to DC shopping spots?

“Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, the LOFT, and J.Crew.  I wear a size 10.5 shoe, which can be a challenge.  A couple of go-to shoe brands with my size are Nine West and Anne Klein.”

When you’re not in the office, one can find you…

“Outdoors.  Some of my favorite activities include biking, hiking, camping, sailing and anything else water-related.  I also like to travel, cook, read, and spend time with family and friends.”

What advice would you give to young women looking to make it in Washington?

“In a city that is full of well-educated and ambitious young professionals, I think it is important to network.  By “networking,” I don’t just mean attending happy hours and social events (although they can be a great way to meet people!).  Don’t be afraid to ask someone in your field of interest to meet for coffee so you can learn about their career path or ask for some advice; they will likely be flattered and happy to talk with you.  If you’re job hunting in this economy, I think it is also essential to cast a wide net!”

Loving Jackie’s classic look? Snag some of her favorites here:

Chic Staffer Jackie Rolleri NOAA Look

Banana Republic “Anna” Cardigan in navy, $59.50, Available at BananaRepublic.com

Tiffany 1837™ Circle Pendant, $150.00 Available at Tiffany.com

Colby College Class Ring by Balfour in white gold, $335.00 Available at Balfour.com

“I like it because it’s classic and simple, unlike many class rings.”

Big Train Spice Chai Latte 12 oz bag, $6.53 Available at BigTrain.com

“When I moved to D.C. from Warren, Rhode Island, I missed being able to walk up the street from my apartment to the Coffee Depot where I would order my beloved Spice Chai Latte.  Fortunately, I discovered that they use a particular brand of chai tea mix (Big Train) that several places in D.C. carry, including two of my favorites: Ebenezers Coffeehouse on Capitol Hill and Brooklyn Bagel in Arlington.”

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Chiara Ferragni Audrey Hebpurn

We the CHIC love the whimsical “Blink Eyes” loafer from the Spring 2014 Chiara Ferragni collection. This is a statement piece that will be sure to turn heads, leaving all eyes on you.

Chiara Ferragni “Blink Eyes” Glitter Loafers, $211.00 Available at LuisAviaRoma.com


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GiltCityDC Shopping

So I know what you’re thinking…O-M-G…yes, the Gilt City DC Warehouse Sale will be in the District this weekend! Designer clothing accessories along with chic items for your home will be up for grabs at killer prices (Up to 90% off retail). You can get your shopping done while sipping on complimentary water from Perrier, Illy espresso or snack on a KIND bar while bopping to the tunes of the in-house DJ.  As you can tell, this is definitely a sale you don’t want to miss. You can purchase your tickets here. Hope to see you there! #WeTheCHIC

When: Saturday, March 8th 11 AM- 5 PM

Where: Long View Gallery , 1234 9th Street NW

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Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream

I almost literally lost it when I when the notification came in that I was selected to be a Harper’s Bazaar Style Ambassador…I mean like, #died. I am thrilled, humbled, yet excited to venture along this journey and provide you, the poli-chic, with exciting new product reviews and chic promo deals. First up, Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream moisturizer.

This moisturizer reduces the appearance of dark spots, exfoliates, brightens and smooths the skin, and most importantly, regenerates the skin’s appearance. Olay guarantees younger-looking skin in 2 weeks and even tone in 8 (just in time for Summer!).

I’ve always had a bit of a battle with my skin…I’m a worrier with a gold Starbucks card…and I’m sure that the working full-time/grad school full-time combo doesn’t help, but we’ll see if this product does!

You can take the challenge with me by purchasing Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream moisturizer, $23.99  Available at Target.com or you can also make a purchase at your local drugstore.

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We the CHIC had to do a double take as we clicked through the new Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth Spring look book. Alert, this is not a J.Crew catalogue…this is something new….a modern look, perfect for the office, a weekend getaway or a shopping extravaganza with friends in Georgetown. The dramatic skirts had us lusting for more! Is Spring here yet? because We the CHIC can’t wait until this full line to hit stores!

424 Fifth, is distinctively named after the address of Lord & Taylor’s flagship store in New York City located at 424 Fifth Avenue. The 424 Fifth gal is described as “fabulously chic in a non-fussy, effortless way. Confident. Witty. Sophisticated, yet down to earth. American, yet worldly. Always of the moment…” Now you can snag that downtown city flare  nationwide, both  in-store ( 5225 Western Avenue, Washington, DC  ) or online at LordandTaylor.com. Check out our favorite poli-chic looks below:

424 Fifth Avenue Red Skirt

Stretch Cotton Button-Front Shirt, $80.00 Available at LordandTaylor.com

Poly Satin Birdcage Skirt, $164.00 Available at LordandTaylor.com


Cotton Modal Printed Crewneck Pullover, $74.00 Available at LordandTaylor.com

Poly Faille Full Calf-Length Skirt, Available at LordandTaylor.com

424 Fifth Avenue Black Skirt

Cashmere Long Sleeve Crewneck

Bonded Mesh Birdcage Skirt, Both Available at Lord & Taylor

424 Fifth Avenue Look 3

Cotton Chambray Shirt with Laser Cut Skirt, Both Available at Lord & Taylor

3/4 Sleeve Cotton Blend Terry Yarn Pullover and Double Weave Cotton Striped Tie Waist Pant

Both Available at Lord & Taylor

424 Fifth Avenue Look 4

Career Denim Two Button Jacket, $164.00, Available at LordandTaylor.com

Career Denim Slim Trouser, $114.00, Available at LordandTaylor.com

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