Let me introduce myself – I am a wife AND a mom who works full time. I wear business attire (read SUIT) and I travel. A LOT. I miss bedtimes for business dinners and read stories via FaceTime; but I will cancel a morning meeting to fulfill breakfast requests for pancakes with mom. Like every mom, there is the guilt and the work life balance challenges but I can do all this AND still look pretty.
I wear suits (HUGO BOSS please), I wear heels (Ted Baker please), I travel (yes, almost weekly – I have a special love for my TUMI carry-on). I feel women should feel empowered and pretty doing all these things! In a nutshell I am a wannabe fashionista in a black suit world. You will not find playground appropriate attire here – my Uggs have heels and there are no rips in my jeans.
Why my 9 to 5 shoes?
When I travel (often weekly) and attend conferences I get to interact with people all day long. I love these days. I enjoy engaging with people. During these engagements I am often complimented on my outfit, shoes, coats, jewelry … (you get the idea). I love when others lift people up and I wanted to create a forum were woman could do that for each other EVERYDAY! I created my 9 to 5 shoes as a space to share style ideas and compliments among working women. This is my forum to share my style thoughts and ideas with other like-minded wannabe fashionistas dressing for corporate America – please join in the conversation AND the compliments!
Learn more about me
If you want a good introduction to my 9 to 5 shoes – start with my wardrobe staple – the previously mentioned black Hugo Boss suit. To better understand the power of this workhorse and its versatility read 5 days of Hugo; if you want to better understand my personal style try 5 days of perfection. Both posts were inspired by my need to pack efficiently for a week long work trip (I love the TUMI but it is only so big…) but could easily resonate with fashionistas trying to squeeze more out of their wardrobe.