WSF Celeb Style: Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo’s style is to die for.  The reality star/socialite/fashionista has a knack for putting together neck-breaking ensembles.  I love the way she wears conservative, but very stylish outfits, that I think we could get away with wearing at the office. We could definitely learn a thing or two from her to help upgrade our Wall Street wardrobe!  Olivia is definitely a Style Icon for our generation!

Check out 10 of her best Wall Street inspired looks.

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New Year’s Resolutions: Are you still keeping on track?

Yesterday, my co-workers and I were talking and couldn’t believe that it was already March.  Boy, how time flies!  We also discussed our New Year’s resolutions and how we aren’t even keeping up with our goals.  Changes in our lives don’t have to only take place on New Year’s day.  So, we decided to write down our resolutions and email them to ourselves and start fresh.  Every Friday, we are going to come together, either in person, on Skype, or online, like Net Meeting, to track our progress and continue to motivate each other.

Everyday is another chance to make positive changes in your life.  It’s never too late to start over, regroup, or pick up where you left off.  I encourage all of you to remain motivated and follow through with your goals.

And, I know that all of us are extremely busy, managing work and life.  But, we owe it to ourselves to continue to self-improve.

Here are a few suggestions that might help you:

  • Get Organized.  Write down your goals. Set up reminders and research helpful tools.
  • Start Small.  We are all busy and Wall Street can definitely be demanding of our time.  So, be realistic about your goals and start small.  You don’t want to overwhelm yourself.
  • Schedule ‘Me’ Time.  Put time on your calendar for yourself.  Our days are filled with meetings and after work outings.  Schedule time on your calendar to dedicate to your goals. Stick to it.
  • Support Groups.  Gather with your with friends.  It’s so much easier to get things done and follow through with a support system.  The buddy system is a great way to stay motivated.
  • Track your progress.  It’s good to look at your progress over time to see the improvement.  This can be measured by inches lost, increased energy, amount of money in your savings account, and even how you feel.

Good luck and don’t hesitate to drop a line.  If you need a buddy to keep you motivated, I’ll be more than happy to help you out!

WSF Celeb Style: Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is at again!  She wore this wonderful L’Wren Scott dress while hosting the Live with Kelly show in NYC.  I absolutely love this dress.  It’s conservatively sexy!  You are sure to turn a few heads in this dress at the office.  Red is such a powerful color.  Keep the black in the closet for a change.

Essie’s Nail Polish ‘Occupies Wall Street’

I absolutely love Essie’s nail polish.  There are a variety of colors and the polish lasts for days, especially with a good top coat.  Just in time for Spring, Essie brings us the Navigate Her collection.

From the Press Release:

“With this collection, Essie is paying tribute to the beautiful, ambitious woman of action. Not content to play it safe and hedge her bets during the wintry economic climate.  In both fashion and finance, she’s ready, willing and able to strike out and try something fresh and new.

Never one to rest on her formidable charms alone, this self-made woman knows what she wants and exactly how to get it. She’s in the driver’s seat navigating her way through life with daring, wit and fashion aplomb.

“Fortune favors the bold,” says essie brand founder and global creative director Essie Weingarten. “I am so inspired by women who dream big, go with their instincts and always manage to put their best self forward.”

This supremely feminine collection creates the perfect spring wardrobe for every woman on a mission. With skin-flattering brights and power pastels to suit every occasion, she’s always at the top of her game with essie color. For those in the vanguard, blazing a trail of glory to new heights, there’s olé caliente. For a more gentle touch and soft-sell approach, a crewed interest is sure to post serious profits. Whatever your strategy, choose one of these six ingenious colors that means business.

From left to right the colors are: Navigate Her, A Crewed Interest, To Buy or Not to Buy, Tour de Finance, Olé Caliente, Orange It’s Obvious!

I want to wear every single one of them just because of the meaning behind each and every drop of color.  I can identify with this Essie Collection!  Ladies, you shouldn’t be afraid to wear hot pink on the trading floor!

I’ll post pics as soon as I get my hands on these hues.

What do you guys think?

Wall Street Journal: Women in the Economy

The Wall Street Journal and McKinsey are hosting a conference in Palm Beach, Florida this Spring.  Editors and a select group of Women and Men – CEO’s, VPs, Policymakers, experts, and others – will come together to discuss the powerful impact women have had in our economy.  This year’s focus will be aimed at identifying specific ways that companies and individuals can drive change to ‘maximize the potential of women.’

A few of the women on the Task Force include:

  • Venus Williams – World Champion Tennis Player, Founding Abassador WTA-UNESCO Gender Equality program
  • Debra Lee – Chairman & CEO of BET Networks
  • Geena Davis – Actress and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
  • Marissa Mayer – VP at Google
  • Sandra Day O’Connor – Retired Supreme Court Justice

For more information, you can visit www.womeninecon.wsj.com.

 

Fashion Trend: Cap Toe Pumps

Cap toe pumps were a big hit last fall on the runway and with celebrities.  And the trend hasn’t died down!  I’m all about adding variety to your wardrobe.  The cap on the shoe adds a little character to what would be a basic pump.  And, like I always say, who says you can’t be fashionable on Wall Street!  I’ve listed a few that I thought you guys might like.

Kors by Michael Kors – Gorden Cap Toe Pump – $250.00

Mango  – Cap Toe Pump – $49.99 (On Sale!!! – Pictured)

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