I had a personal triumph on Friday and just had to share. Yes, that’s right… I successfully navigated, in fact NEEDED, to transition from day to night! Now, I know what you are thinking: is that really a thing? I hear you! I didn’t think so either. Margaret Lyons and I have clearly been on the same page thus far. But Friday night I had a concert performance, and of course I had work during the day. Behold! A day-to-night opportunity was born.
For my orchestra concerts I need to wear all black, but at the office I prefer not to look like I am going to a funeral. Also I prefer not to wear evening wear to the office (for obvious reasons). My outfit for the evening consisted of a silky black top with a dramatic tie-waist, slim cigarette pants, a trim black blazer, and black heels. To day-ify it, I swapped the blazer for a medium wash denim jacket, and wore leopard loafers instead of the heels. My same pair of filigree earrings went from slightly bohemian to elegant with just a jacket change.
Yes, Virginia Margaret, there is a Santa Claus need for day-to-night outfits. I am living proof — AND I lived to tell the tale.
The Women’s March 2019 is coming up on Saturday, and I’ll be marching again in support of women’s rights and gender equality for all. With these issues on my mind, today I am wearing my Madewell x Girls Inc. sweater. Proceeds from sales go to support Girls Inc. and its mission of empowering young women through advocacy and education. Cozy, chic, and a force for good.
Despite all of my concerns for the world today, the tragic violence of yet another mass shooting, and the dismal reality of each day’s news, I am buoyed by hope. Midterm elections are this November 6th, and I encourage each and every one of you to seize your power and your voice. We all lose when we are silenced. Your vote matters, and your voice matters.
Joanna Goddard shared four things to do to get ready to vote, including helpful resources to educate yourself if you are feeling a bit lost about where your polling place is, what the issues are, or even how to get to the polls.
I believe in us, and I believe in our country. Remember, a journey of 1,00 miles begins with a single step.
Today Universal Standard launched their most inclusive collection yet: Foundation. I know I have mentioned US a couple of times before, but in case you are new to the brand, they have been doing amazing things to improve inclusion in women’s fashion in the last couple years. With Foundation, they are even closer to their goal of breaking down existing barriers and giving all women fashion freedom. US is now offering 7 new wardrobe basics from size 00 to size 40, with each being custom designed for fit and comfort. I find their attitude and aspirations so inspiring! Not only are they offering clothes for as the widest range of sizes, ages, and body types that I know of, but they are thinking hard about good fit, good construction, and great style in the process. Bravo, US! You are a much-needed voice in the fashion world.
With everything that is going on in the world right now, it is more important than ever to honor, recognize, and support the power of girls. The New York Times put together a powerful piece in #ThisIs18, a kaleidoscopic accounting of what 18 looks like around the world. What makes it especially powerful is that the photos and words are all from girls themselves. I was humbled and awed by the conviction of these young women, and encouraged by their savvy, grace, and intelligence. Take a look, and let’s celebrate girls and women not just on International Girls’ Day, but every day. The future is female.