Target black dress (old) similar here and here, Charming Charlie statement necklace (sold out), J.Crew leopard pumps (old) similar here and here, Tory Burch bag (old) similar here, and Daniel Wellington watch
Photos by Lori Barnes
Okay so first of all, this necklace is unfindable online and I totally hate that. But I am hoping it is still available in stores (fingers crossed). But anyways, moving on... this look and how to feel professional and how to actually look stylish doing it.
This week I was invited to a super awesome networking group and knew I would be meeting people that didn't know me at all, but I wanted them to truly understand who I was without being introduced. Goal in life for us all, right? I mean, it's kind of what we are all dreaming of doing, and I love doing it well. And this look definitely felt appropriate and me - which is exactly what I needed to be a total boss about my business with new community partners.
So, how did I decided to wear a groundbreaking black dress? It is an easy choice right, just wear black. But for me getting dressed for this event was definitely something I wanted to have fun with. I looked at all of the skirts and and tops and tried to create a great summer look that would tell my new partners who I was, without being too over the top. But NOTHING was working, nothing. And earlier in the night the hubs recommended to wear a black dress, as he always likes when I wear them (well, thanks Mr. Fore, that's super sweet). Soooo, I listened to him! And then jazzed it up with a cool statement necklace and sassy shoes!
And I killed my little 20 second elevator pitch and felt great doing it. And that is what getting dressed and creating a positive mindset is all about. Now, I have new contacts in KC, that truly know who I am what I do.
STYLE TIP: When you are stepping into a brand new situation make sure you put on your favorite dress or suit. Then add a great pair of pumps and jewels. Keep one of those as a the punch (mine is my shoes) and keep the other three points of interest in the look subtle. And yes, I am saying that statement necklace is subtle because it is a neutral. I promise it is.
Now go enjoy your weekend and dress for fun!