Started in 2008, Capitol Hill Style (CHS) is a fashion blog for women who don’t want to sacrifice their sense of style for professional success. CHS features styling tips, beauty product reviews, and professional guidance for fashionable ladies with serious jobs. Because as the very wise Johanna Cox once said, “a serious job is no excuse” to dress poorly.
CHS is dedicated to the belief that women should dress for the job that they want, not the job that they have.
About the Editor
Belle was born and raised out West, in the land of Wranglers and cowboy boots. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 2004 to pursue a career on Capitol Hill. She misses home terribly, but her passion for her work and an addiction to Zagat-rated restaurants keep her from slipping into a deep depression.
Capitol Hill Style is Belle’s escape from policy discussions about the serious issues confronting the nation and the world. CHS provides her with an opportunity to share her love of fashion and expound on her belief that the right clothes open all doors. It also gives her license to window shop on the Internet and call it “work.”
Belle didn’t have a strong female mentor to guide her during the early years of her career, so she was forced to wing it. Realizing that CHS could be used as a platform to speak to women about more serious topics, Belle expanded the blog’s focus in 2010, hoping to shepherd a younger generation of women as they make their way in the professional world.
Belle also likes long walks on the beach and sensitive men.
Okay, that last part is a lie. Belle’s never walked on a beach.
Oh yeah, Belle’s snarky. Consider yourself warned.
The Capitol Hill Style Mission Statement
People say that Washington, D.C. is like Hollywood, but for ugly people. But these detractors have never tried to maintain their appearance while living in a city built on a swamp, where the workdays start at dawn, the salaries are minuscule and the cobblestones eat stilettos for breakfast.
Anyone can be beautiful in Southern California. In the nation’s capital, looking your best is practically a full-time job.
Capitol Hill Style seeks to inspire the women who work on Capitol Hill (or in any professional environment) to strive for excellence in their career and their closet. No matter the pay gr
ade or the weather, we must not surrender our sense of style. Fight for your right to be successful and fabulous.
I’ll see you ladies in the trenches.
The Legal Stuff
The opinions expressed on Capitol Hill Style by Belle, a guest blogger and those providing comments are theirs alone. They do not reflect the opinions of Belle’s current employer, Belle’s previous employers, Belle’s family members or anyone else in Belle’s life. These are Belle’s personal thoughts, opinions and jokes and no one has editorial control over the content on this site but her.