Pink Shoes, White House: My Style Evolution as an Obama Stenographer

I struggled to make my colorful style fit the job’s low profile

Photo: Kevin Lamarque
My colleague Shilpa (right) became my housemate, best friend, and fashion consultant. More than once, we accidentally wore the exact same thing on the road. This day in Palm Springs would have been awkward if it hadn’t been so entirely amazing/blinding. Photo courtesy of the author.
Since we rarely had time to take personal photos on the road, I would discreetly take pictures of my pink flats so I could remember where I’d traveled. Here I am at the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, where Pope Francis had previously served as archbishop. Photo courtesy of the author
From the book From the Corner of the Oval: A Memoir by Beck Dorey-Stein Copyright © 2018 by Rebecca Dorey-Stein. To be published by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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