Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Marie Claire: Women in Business Event

Orlando, The City Beautiful, just as we were growing to be the best of friends, the city threw some curve balls. These include torrential rainfalls on the only days I don’t have my umbrella, crowding of the malls with busloads of tourists on the only days I have time to shop, and closing every restaurant near me at 9:00pm on the days I need to grab food late.

But then, just as I was about to give up hope on the city, I got invited to The Women in Business Event hosted by Marie Claire and Ruth Chris Steakhouse. It’s almost as if the city wanted to cut me a break and take me out on a nice date. This time it pulled out all the stops.

Valet parking, complimentary champagne, food, and an event full of intriguing  and motivated entrepreneurs. The speaker for the event was Alexis Maybank creator of GILT who spoke about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur in the e-commerce field. As if that wasn’t enough, I got a little gift on my way out.  Items in the gift bag included a Marie Claire magazine, a “By Invitation Only” book, Butter nail polish, NYC lipstick, Lumene Finland rejuvenating night cream, and a Ruth Chris  gift card to name a few. I ended the evening with the high of a first date. Once again things are looking bright for me and the city. Well, I guess this rollercoaster ride of emotions keeps things interesting…

(At the event with Andi from Andi Mans Photography)

What I’m Rockin’:
Blouse- Collective Concepts via Nordstrom Rack
Shorts- DVF via Nordstrom Rack
Pumps – Rolando, Christian Louboutin
“Besos” Necklace – Sofia Vergara


  1. So cool! I love this and I love your top! I want it :) xo


    1. Thanks! I recently got it at Nordstrom Rack so it might still be there!

  2. That sounds like so much fun! You look lovely!

    1. Thank you! It was fun and the food was AMAZING. I definitely have to make my way back over there.

  3. I so wanted to attend this event, but I was out of town. Glad you had a great time!