Chic Staffers are women who exemplify both leadership and style on The Hill. We at The Chic Incumbent were excited to catch up with one of our poli-chic favorites, Jillian Doody!
Chic Staffer: Jillian Doody
Hometown: Newark, Delaware
Has the best job ever as the… Director of Correspondence & Deputy Director of Public Engagement in the Office of the Vice President
How would you describe what you do in five words or less?
Exciting, fun, and an honor.
What is a typical day like for you?
There’s no typical day here. The correspondence side of the job is a little more predictable, but the public engagement side depends on what is going on in the VP’s schedule.
How would you best describe your style?
I had a friend help me with this one! She came up with “edgy classic.”
Handbag by Kate Spade
Your accessories are FABULOUS! Please dish on how we can get the look.
The bangles are from Alex and Ani. The bracelet is from Blue Nile– I got it in 2007 as a bridesmaid gift from one of my close girlfriends. I never take it off. The monogram silver necklace is from Anemoni Jewelers in Newark, DE, where I’m from. My mom got it for me – she has a gold one that I always loved, so she got me this one for Christmas a couple of years ago. I wear it almost every day!
The best style advice you’ve ever received…
From my mom: When you’re buying a new piece of clothing, ask yourself what you already own that you can pair it with, so you know you will get good use out of it.
The one piece in my wardrobe you could not live without…
Just one?? My black skinny jeans! I can dress them up or down.
Photographed by Stewart Carlson
Your office is beyond chic! What is the inspiration behind the message board?
I use that board to put up special notes from previous interns or co-workers, significant pictures like the ones of my family and the one of my sister-in-law Terri and our good friend Laura, and other things that remind me of special moments I’ve been a part of here at the White House.
Photographed by Stewart Carlson Makeup by Yvonne Randolph
Looking back on your career path and accomplishments, what advice would you give your 20 year-old self?
Keep an open mind, take advantage of opportunities, and be nice to everyone. You never know where you could end up!