2015 Lady Project Summit Office Suits Workshop {Part 1}

April was a month chock-full of meetings, networking, presenting, writing, and of course styling! I was one of the lucky workshop leaders at the 2015 Lady Project Summit, which is a one-day conference of professional workshops and networking opportunities right in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. 

Great fun facts about the LP Summit:

1. It has been featured in Lucky Magazine, EntrepreneurBUST MagazineRI Monthly, Providence Business NewsProvidence JournalThe Rhode Show and more

2. Past speakers have included Meredith Walker (co-founder of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls), Debbie Stoller (Editor-in-Chief of BUST Magazine), Tammy Tibbetts (president of She's the First) and Olympian Michelle Kwan. 

This year's Lady Project Summit brought in over 250 women from all over the country including Lady Project chapters in ProvidenceBostonNew HavenNashuaNew York CityWashington DC and Seattle. As a first-time presenter, I was honored to be there and share my love for styling with this inspiring group of women professionals, entrepreneurs, and go-getters. 

My "Office Suit 2.0" workshop was designed to do away with the boredom of traditional suits, and to embrace the modern styles of blazers while incorporating bold colors and fun prints in accord with various body shapes. Of course, a mini-fashion show was de rigueur! (For details on the outfits, please scroll to bottom of post.)

Jack + Cookie, one of my workshop sponsors, provided beautifully hand made handbags. Check out their amazing inventory here!

Jewelry sponsors were: Domain Designs and Luniac Glamour

Outfit deets, from left to right:

1. Emma (Athletic shape) is wearing a tangerine suit: ZARA long vest & matching pants.

2. Marlene (Apple shape) is wearing an Ann Taylor navy blazer, chambray shirttweed pencil skirt (similar). 

3. Leni (Hourglass shape) is wearing a ZARA red crepe jacket, Ann Taylor polka dot blouse, ZARA checked trousers

4. Keri (Rectangle shape) is wearing a ZARA belted peplum blazer, an Ann Taylor tee in mint & floral eyelet pencil skirt

5. Rocio (Diamond shape) is wearing a Nine West black and white with pink trim jacket, and a Fashion to Figure green flutter sleeve dress (similar).

Makeup artist for the day was Angelica Andujar.

Stay tuned…In my next post, I share and answer burning questions that were posed throughout the workshop in regards to style, shape, and comfort.