What to wear to a political fundraiser? Here’s Susan’s solution!

What to wear to a political fundrasier?

DKNY dress

Michael Kors black purse
$385 – harveynichols.com

Diamond jewelry

Brooks Brothers scarve


Is this a common occurance for you? Your husband arrives with “fabulous” news… we’ve been invited to (you fill in the blank). And, your first panicked reply is, “What on Earth do I wear?”

This happens regularly at my house. I should be used to it, since I’ve been married for 20 years to a very gregarious man. But, somehow he manages to find events to surprise me again… and again.

After much thought, I’ve come up with the ensemble above. My look aims to stradle the fence between too serious (this isn’t a funeral afer all!) and too trendy (are red shoes too much?).

Which event do you struggle to dress for? Any foolproof go-to pieces? If so, I’d love to hear from you!

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Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, 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! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

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