In events, it’s important to dress for the occasion, while still having room to move (and sweat) and feel comfortable. When interns show up to my events in heels, I send their prissy selves home to change. I know, and most event planners would agree, comfort is everything.
With losing weight, though, I’ve managed to “grow down” from some of my favorite event staples. In the fall and winter, it’s wide leg black pants and a sleeveless high necked black top. In the summer, a simple black dress. The ladder has been lacking in my closet. I have sexy, I have short, I have warm black dresses. But nothing simple, conservative and easy to move in. Enter Michael Kors.
I bought the dress above (which, I must say, doesn’t look as good on the stick figure in the photo) and I’m in love. It’s the “throw in your suitcase and it doesn’t wrinkle” fabric everyone loves. And it has silver and black leather buckles on the shoulders – just enough detail to be special, not enough to be showy.
Right now, Bloomingdales has it for $60- but I got it for $31 on a sale rack at Downtown Macy’s. Definitely a plus!
Marcy Twete is the Founder and CEO of Career Girl Network and the author of the book “You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works.” At Career Girl Network, Marcy provides women with information, resources, and networking to empower them in their careers and to advance the work of women in business as a whole. Prior to launching Career Girl Network, Marcy worked in numerous nonprofit organizations and as a consultant in the field of nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and community relations. Marcy is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a native of rural North Dakota. She is the Vice Chair of the Chicago Board of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network in Chicago and a member of the Advisory Board for Girls on the Run Twin Cities, and is dedicated to advancing the work of organizations that move the needle for women and girls worldwide.