I’m the fashionista in the school car pool lane…

The fashionista in the carpool lane

Mango knit cardigan
$16 – mango.com

Pierre Balmain cuffed pants
$215 – farfetch.com

Oroton ballerina flat
$255 – oroton.com

I just finished reading “How Does She Do It?” which was a (literally) laugh-out -loud funny book for working moms. (Yes, I know I am a little behind the times, but my stack of “to-read” books reaches from floor to ceiling.)

It got me thinking about those of us who lead dual lives – working woman/mother. And, just how we can remain our former (pre-child), put-together selves throughout the many and varied challenges we face every single day.

For example, I am a part-time working mom, pseudo stay-at-home mom AND part-time work-at-home mom (I am quite sure that adds up to more than one person!). My typical workday often involves all of the following, usually with no break in between: school drop off, client meeting, dog to the vet, stop at the grocery store, drop off paperwork at another client’s offices, attend child’s outdoor sporting event, family dinner, collapse.

With back-to-school just around the corner (and all of the extra events you’ll have to somehow shoehorn into your day), I wanted to offer a favorite, tried and true outfit that you can reach for and always look fabulous. Whether you are attending your son’s school play, hoofing it on the field to watch your daughter’s soccer match, or hammering out a deal with a new client, this ensemble will make you look confident and competent.

And, don’t worry – the weekend is almost here!

While you’re here, please don’t forget to enter our CURRENT GIVEAWAYS:

  • Kenzie Mac Beth interchangeable freshwater pearl strand, sterling Kenzie clasp, and three Murano beads. $350 retail! Ends 7-30
  • Jasper and gold Vermeil earrings by SKM Artworks. Retail $65! Ends 8-15
  • Space saving Shoes Under shoe storage system to store and protect shoes. Ends 8-15

Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said What?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game!Success Won’t Wait! and Have the Best Christmas EVER! 

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