This is the second post in our monthly series “Running Mates,” showcasing chic comrades of N&P for their sartorial smarts and their enterprising insight. This month, we caught up with sisters Elizabeth and Paige Hill, Californians brightening up the District with their sunny dispositions and colorful closets. 

Pictured above is our friend Elizabeth Hill (left). Elizabeth is the Director of Corporate and Social Responsibility at Rubicon Global, a sustainable waste stream solutions company. Elizabeth’s passion for reducing waste also influences her wardrobe: she invests in long-lasting, classic apparel rather than trendy items that can end up getting tossed out at the end of the season. Elizabeth loves vintage jackets, jewel-toned sweaters, demure party dresses, and anything in black. She swears by her Cole Haan pumps because they are feminine yet comfortable–allowing her to dance all night.

ON ELIZABETH • JACKET: Yves Saint Laurent (vintage, borrowed from mom) // SWEATER: J.Crew // SKIRT: Vince // HEELS: Cole Haan // EARRINGS: Vintage {similar} // SUNGLASSES: Thierry Lasry {similar} // SCARF: Hermès // BUCKLE RING: Vintage {similar}

Elizabeth’s younger sister, Paige (right), arrived in Washington three years ago by way of Elizabeth’s sofa. Shortly after arriving, Paige took a job as a journalist and met a handsome D.C. native who will become her husband this February. Paige currently covers national health care issues for a daily publication—which means very early mornings (Ray-Bans and Laura Mercier concealer), long days (ballet flats), and caffeine (Dolcezza lattes). But that doesn’t stop Paige from bringing vintage flair to the office—after all, it was Rosalind Russell in the 1940′s film “His Girl Friday” who first inspired her to the career. Paige loves anything with a story behind it–be it a necklace from travels in Central America or Art Deco handbags handed down through the family–and living near Georgetown’s antique stores only fuels her passion for unique finds.

ON PAIGE • JACKET: Zara {similar} // TURTLENECK: Splendid // SKIRT: BCBG {different color} // BOOTS: Cole Haan {similar} // CLUTCH: YSL {similar} // TIGHTS: Wolford // SUNGLASSES: Ray-Ban // JADE NECKLACE W/MAYAN CALENDAR: Central America find