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While it's not a chore, by any means, shopping for work clothes isn't always the most enjoyable retail therapy. But one under-the-radar D.C. brand is striving to change that. Meet MAONO, a lifestyle brand launched in 2011 with the mission of supplying worker bees with high-quality staples — think blazers, button-up blouses, skirts, pants, and small leather goods. Catering to men and women, MAONO combines commerce with philanthropy, donating five percent of proceeds to Casas Taiguara and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica. The brand is helmed by local real estate pro and former government employee Syga Thomas, who collaborates with designers and manufacturers to expand the collection piece-by-piece — which means you'll find new items on the site from week to week. We've done your homework for you and pulled together our favorites from the site's current offerings (including a to-die-for ivory blazer) — click through for the cheat sheet.
If, for some insane reason, you still have any doubt that being a celebrity is a cushy gig, we're here to squash that notion. Because, our Instagram feeds are routinely full of the most ridiculously covetable goods, gifted gratis, to the famous folks we follow. Hey, no one ever said life was fair.
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Despite all the months and years of planning that often go into weddings, some manage to look totally effortless, as if 200 people just showed up to a field and had a dance party. Completely unpretentious, unfussy, and a total blast. And, Christine Bartolillo and Robert McMillen's nuptials are the perfect example.