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Capitol Chic

“Murder, She Wrote” Series 1 – Episode 11
“Capitol Offense”
(Post 2 of 4)

In this episode, Jessica looks even more stunning than usual, in her role as congresswoman.

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The first ensemble she sports at the Capitol is composed of a bright red shirt, like this pretty one by Mango, or this simple one by La Redoute, or – if you want to treat yourself, this short sleeved blouse by Ralph Lauren or this long sleeved one by Hugo Boss.

The bright colour of the blouse is perfectly complemented by her usual string of pearls, like this silver one by John Lewis, this vintage necklace at a bargain price by Etsy seller The Fine Vintage, this freshwater one available at House of Fraser, or, of course, the real deal by Tiffany’s.

Her two piece suit with pleated skirt could well be black, but to me looks more navvy blue, so my choices are still this 1990s wool suit by Etsy seller Lynda Tracy Allen, this 1980s navy suit by Etsy seller Leila’s Love, and this 1980s crepe jacket suit by Etsy seller Big Yellow Taxi Vintage. This vintage 50s suit by Etsy seller Alley Cats Vintage is also totally adorable.

Jessica seems to be wearing brown court shoes, like these simple ones by Kiomi, or maybe these by Bata, or these by Bagatt, matching her trench coat and briefcase, which is similar to this gorgeous vintage Samsonite by Etsy seller The Retro Beehive.

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The second day, Jessica looks even more gorgeous in a powder grey ensemble with a splash of brown. (I particularly love the screenshot above!)
It is proving a real challenge to find something similar, but I am working on it!

P.S. Londoners… you know about THIS, right?

PPS. I know it has been a long time… but I haven’t given up on this blog as yet. X

Home is where the Bard is.

“Murder, She Wrote” Series 1 – Episode 11
“Capitol Offense”
(Post 1 of 4)

Fashion Tip learned :
If you need to look extra elegant, monochromatic outfits are the way to go, especially if you are choosing the darker shades of your favourite colour.

Life Lesson learned :
If someone patronises you, just politely put them back in their place, all whilst beaming with the friendliest smile you have!

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On a side note:  Thank you very much everyone for your patience and all your kind messages! I know I have not written on this blog for ages, but relocating to a new country half way across the world and starting a new job really took up a lot of my time and strength. Thank you again for being so kind to me!! X

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When the congressman representing Maine suddenly dies of a heart attack, someone needs to fill his vacant seat in Washington for a short period of time, until a long-term successor is found. Obviously the choice is Jessica, who takes this role very seriously and flies to Washington to serve her country.

I really loved this episode because it kept me guessing the identity of the murderer until the very end. Also, Jessica’s wardrobe is gorgeous: she obviously needs to dress to impress, for her role as congresswoman, and she is absolutely flawless in every scene!

At the beginning of this episode, however, Jessica is still in Cabot Cove, at home, and even if not as glamorous as later on, she still looks lovely wearing a simple brown cable-knit cardigan (the same she wore in Episode 4), over a white shirt, beige trousers and flat brown shoes.

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Regarding the cardigan, my choice is this beautiful hand knit Merino wool sweater by Etsy artisan Pilland, or this vintage cardigan on sale at Beyond Retro.

A simple white shirt (like this one by Uniqlo), a pair of beige trousers (like these by La Redoute), and some simple brown loafers (like these classic ones by Office, or these pretty ones available at Urban Outfitters) complete her look.

Every time Jessica’s house is shown, no matter how briefly, I have fun in looking at the décor and trying to find some similar pieces.
The first thing that attracted my attention is the portrait that seems to be of William Shakespeare hanging from her wall.
If you want your very own Bard looking at you enigmatically, you can buy a print from the National Portrait Gallery website, or from Art.com.

On her walls she also has pictures of birds, and I personally like this vintage hand-coloured lithography by Etsy seller Blue Barn Collectibles.

In front of her fireplace, Jessica has a lovely peacock screen, similar to this beautiful art nouveau piece sold by Etsy seller Tatter and Fray.

I am not sure about the kind of phone that Jessica is using, but it looks very similar to this vintage Western Electric Trimiline Rotary Phone, sold by Etsy seller Poor Little Robin.

And when it comes to vintage teacups, Etsy is an Aladdin’s cave of wonders: I love this Delft blue teacup made in Holland and sold by Etsy seller Camp Honeybelle, this Blue Onion design teacup made in England and sold by Etsy seller This Vintage Heart, and this other Dutch Delft teacup by Etsy seller Le Vintage Galleria.