Purple, grey and green.

What a weekend of festivities! (Had yesterday been any other day of the year, the buzz of helicopters over head that woke me early in the morning would have sent me into a bunker below ground. Luckily before I got to the canned goods, I remembered nearly a million people were expected to descend on my front yard.) The renewal of a presidency, and reminder of the greatness of our nation. Regardless of your demographic and political convictions it’s hard during inauguration weekend to not just simply be proud of the red, white and blue. Democracy, people, it’s a fabulous thing!

Also fabulous—the clothing. The ladies really showed up this year; sworn in style. In a town not usually known for its fashion plate, I was proud to be a Washingtonian yesterday. So perhaps I was also proud of the purple, grey and green…

The Obama bitsies—Malia and Sasha—looked stunning and age appropriate in their purple coats and coordinating tights. Malia donned the fresh plumb Lady Day Coat from our favorite, J.Crew; it also comes in tall sizes, which if you were ever 14 and unfairly taller than most clothing is cut, you know is a God send. Little Sasha, who is now able to shop with the big girls, rocked a longer Kate Spade jacket in a shade of lilac. What little beauties!

Who didn’t love Lady O’s Thom Browne coat in shades of grey checks? Even a country divided can agree on this. The addition of the glam J.Crew belt and a pop of color in the gloves, energized the look. They were like cutting bangs all over again.  I also loved her choice to wear boots for the ceremony; delicate and slimming, yet warm. Cold weather done right.
And then there was Dr. Biden’s fuh-ab-u-lous Lela Rose coat—the chic silver and mod cut, pulled together by an over sized bow at the neck was to die for. Dare I say, it might have been my personal favorite of the day.

Those earrings. Well the whole damn ensemble, but mostly those earrings. You know when Beyonce is involved it’s going to be good. But 80 carats of emerald good? Now that is something to get excited about.

Congrats to all of the designers whose creation appeared on the world's stage--from church, to the swearing in, to the evening events, the gals were all flawless! 

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