Clear dress codes are in order for a couple of our brilliant tech guys when we attend networking events. They underestimate the importance of looking professional, well-dressed, & fashionable when meeting with potential clients. While we may not like it, our clients judge creativity abilities based on our appearance...clothing, hair style, make-up, etc. Above all, we need to look professional and successful enough to purchase good quality brands. It's a fine of line of showcasing our success, but not showing off unnecessary expensive purchases which may cause clients to feel that we have taken advantage of them with ridiculous fees. Our personal presentation should demonstrate a delicate balance of our company's success and personal financial responsibility.
Go ahead and invest/splurge on key items that you will use often or just plan make you happy...a great tote or breathtaking watch. You can supplement those purchases with a few recommendations our planning team personally love.
This boutique offers affordable and on-trend clothing for women under 35 years of age. The Red Dress constantly updates their selections daily with a huge focus on dresses. The site also offers shoes, jewelry, and handbags specifically tailored your chosen garment. Orders under $50 ship for free with free returns (make sure you read their entire return policy to ensure you get a full refund). The Red Dress Boutique makes is easy to purchase an affordable full look specific to your fashion style, from the more classic looks to boho styles to lace galore!
2. Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes Eye Palette
This 12 shade collection allows every skin tone to showcase a classic look one day while sporting a more dramatic look with the darker tones the following evening. Smokey eye here you come! All of this is available for a fraction of the cost to comparable eye shadow palettes with most stores offering the collection for under $10. At this price, purchase a few extra for when the bridal party needs a quick touchup at the reception. If you prefer brown tones, Maybelline has a similar offering with more gold tones.
3. Sole Society
At a recent networking event, the topic of comfortable and stylish shoes took over our conversation. If you don't believe me, then you have never had to work an event running around on your feet for over four hours! For this reason, you need to invest in good quality shoes. The last things you want are sore feet and a bad back from uncomfortable shoes. Sole Society, with its ultra-comfort fit, was the brand repeatedly recommended by the majority of the participants in our shoes conversation, with a handful sporting the brand that night. My personal favorite is the Mallory (comes in both taupe and black) with it's midsize heal and unique straps. If you are really watching your pennies, you only need to purchase a pair in black and a pair in brown/taupe as staple pieces to go with all your outfits.
With all three recommendations you will be able to pull off a complete outfit, comfortable shoes, and gorgeous eye make-up at your next event while still being able to shift some money into your savings account. For those of you who have used these brands before, do you agree with the recommendations? Any other brands you personally use that don't break the bank?
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