For a night at a summit with Hillary Clinton, Christine Lagarde, and some of the world’s other most powerful women, I wanted to look professional and chic.  My goal aesthetic was “House of Cards without the the evil.” 😉

This peplum skirt suit is actually not a suit at all – it is a blazer and a skirt from Gwynnie Bee – ingenious clothing rental service that also strives to empower women, and the reason I was able to attend the Women in the World Summit.   I love that they have such a broad range of clothing, allowing for sartorial self expression for everything from casual days to black tie weddings to a conference full of inspiring women from around the globe.  They have been a key part of my style journey, and developing a stronger sense of self confidence, so I was honored to attend WITW as a member correspondent.

Peplum blazer: Eloquii (old, via Gwynnie Bee’s Try Then Buy program)

Zipper accent pencil skirt: Mynt 1792 (via Gwynnie Bee)

Cobalt pumps: Cole Haan

Moto-esque handbag: Cole Haan

[Apologies for the blurry picture – it was snapped by a kind fellow attendee after the summit]