There's nothing more inspiring to me than a woman who is strong in her beliefs, fearless in her pursuits and gracious to those who who wrong her. I am a firm believer that women can be both tough and feminine, bold and delicate. I am lucky enough to be surrounded by women who inspire me every day with their creative minds and kind hearts and credit half the chances I take to their showing me the way.
That was my inspiration behind this outfit -- I wanted something that made me feel feminine and beautiful but commanded attention and gave me an outlet to assert my confidence.
While this bell-sleeved Zara top and a-line Forever 21 skirt are very girly, I feel like the thick choker and strappy heels add a bit of a strong touch to the look. Not to mention the Kate Spade tote, which is lined in a wild hot pink color. This bag, which can fit a 13 inch laptop, tablet and everything else you could possibly need to drag to the office, has a value of over $400 but was on sale for $120 from a Kate Spade outlet store. What a beautiful reminder to check the sales rack when you go shopping!
A well-made black dress with a simple cut or a full skirt that captures movement as you walk can go a long way when paired with single-strap or pointed-toe heels. (Thank you, Lauren Conrad Beauty for instilling the importance of a classy wardrobe in 16-year-old Maddy's mind.)It's impossible not to feel unstoppable when you're wearing an outfit as timeless as this.
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