My six-year-old daughter is a terrible ice skater.
When she was four years old, she watched an episode of Max and Ruby in which Ruby tries to skate a perfect Figure Eight. She liked the episode so much that she asked to watch it again the next day, and the day after that. The day after that, she said that she wanted to learn how to ice skate, and we signed her up for skating lessons at our local ice arena.
It did not go well.
Growing up with a stay at home mom, I never truly experienced the concept of a working mother until working with my current boss and mother of a 2-year-old son, Mercedes Ritchey. Mercedes has not only excelled in her career, but she never misses a play date or doctors appointment, bakes brownies for day care class parties, and plans family get togethers, all while having time to listen to everyone's ups & downs. She has become the go-to on our team for, what I like to call, "adult problems" ...
Oh, how we love Fall (c'mon, we know we're not the only ones)! The layers and layers (literally, if you live in our fare City) of fashion possibilities are endless.
This week, we decided to work on sprucing up neutrals—since we so often hear, from customer-after-customer, that she "can't" wear beiges and such because those hues "wash [her] out." Foo-ey! We say, "ACCESSORIZE!" That's right, the key to your a knock-out neutral look is to accessorize with bold, bright colors.
We've put together a simple look to demonstrate. Here it is undressed:
Molly hails from Minnesota but has called Chicago her home for almost 10 years. After graduating as a psychology major from Northwestern University, she joined a renowned branding firm. Throughout Molly's pregnancy, she always remained incredibly relaxed and easy-going, taking each "bump" in the road in stride while still working full-time. Her happiness and excitement for starting the next phase in her life and growing her family seemed to overshadow any of the hardships associated with being pregnant.