Nine years ago, Lacey Faeh, was working in marketing for a non-profit when she noticed something while on a lunch break: Washingtonians were showing little attention to their work attire. The monotony in style prompted her to send an email to a friend, expressing her frustration.
“After many people asking me where my clothing was from, my friends requesting more lunch break emails, and constant requests for tips on styling, I knew it was time to put it down all in one place,” Faeh says. “With no real plans to make a single penny and no real influencers out there yet, I started to write about items I was coveting, documenting my personal style, sharing my travels and beauty tips.”
Faeh started A Lacey Perspective, a blog that grew so popular, she stepped away from her marketing job to make the platform her full-time gig. Today, a decade after she moved to DC (she’s originally from Texas), the 32-year-old NoMa resident shares her style hacks with Washingtonian.
What I’m wearing in this photo
Skirt (ChicWish); bodysuit (Free People); sneakers (Adidas); Vintage Gucci Bag. Hat Attack Beret. Celine Sunnies.
Describe your sense of style
“Feminine with a twist.”
Big meeting outfit
Jeans, blazer, structured bag, power pump. “I typically reach for my Louboutins and a bright lip,” she says.
Commuting style strategy
“I’m a big fan of the shoe switch. I wear Tieks, which are foldable flats, and then switch into my heels.”
Favorite item of clothing
“This suede pink suit I found on ASOS.”
Least favorite fashion trend
The “dad shoe” trend. “It’s not flattering on any one,” Faeh says. “I cannot wait for that trend to fade. I love the classic sneaker, athleisure look.”
“If you feel good in it, if you feel confident in it, Hun, walk out the door and smile.”