Let me introduce myself – I am a wife AND a mom AND a full time working professional. Pre COVID I wore business attire (read SUIT) and I traveled. A LOT. I missed bedtimes for business dinners and read stories via FaceTime; but I also canceled morning meeting to fulfill waffle requests from little man. Now, I get to spend ALOT more time at home. I’m still dressing professionally (no suits yet) and I’m just starting to travel again. Like every mom, there is the guilt and the work life balance challenges but I can do all this AND still look pretty.
I have a solid collection of blazers (Veronica Beard please), and even bigger collection of heels (I rarely meet one I don’t love). When I traveled nearly weekly, I had a special love for my TUMI carry-on (one day we will be inseparable again). 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. I focus mostly on what to wear to work (with a special love for shoes) and I showcase corporate formal, business casual and my travel style.
Why My 9 to 5 Shoes?
When I travel (which used to be weekly) and attend conferences (not the virtual ones) 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 suit I wore every week until COVID – my 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.
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