Meet Mary Orton.
Successful investment banker turned professional fashion blogger and, now, style app developer.
In the middle of her move back to New York City from San Francisco to grow her entrepreneurial business, Corporate Fashionista caught up with Orton to find out why she and her husband, Rich Scudellari, founded Trove, how the mobile app works and what they hope to accomplish, plus her approach to career style.
I’m always on the lookout for new ways to empower myself, especially when it comes to my career.
When I feel like my best self and super confident at work, life just seems to run more smoothly (and joyfully)…business solutions and ideas come faster, relationships are fun and easy; plus I need fewer cups of coffee, because it’s a dose of adrenaline like no other where anything and everything seems possible.
So when I had the opportunity to interview business maven, Nicole Williams, I jumped at it!
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Recently, I was sent Stiletto Hardware, a new collection of shoe pads, to sample. I must confess; I was skeptical. I mean there are other shoe insoles in the marketplace, how much better could these really be?
I decided to give them a working woman’s true test. First, I inserted the Ball-of-Foot Cushion into a pair of my highest heeled sandals (4.25” non-platform is my absolute max) and wore them on a super busy day – a day I would have normally chosen to wear a substantially lower pair. After back-to-back meetings followed by a lengthy networking event, where I was required to stand for several hours, I ended the day actually feeling grateful. To my surprise, they worked! The results lived up to the company’s tagline, “No more walking home barefoot”. The best way I can describe Stiletto Hardware shoe insoles is it feels like you are walking barefoot on a Tempur-Pedic mattress…they’re amazing! Plus, an extra bonus, the pads were not visible while wearing my sandals. Next, I tried the Heel Cushion with a pair of flats and then the Ball-of-Foot (Ultra Slender) Cushion with a pair of closed-toe pumps that already fit a little snug. I had equal success with these versions too.
I could no longer contain my excitement! I had to find out more about who was behind, Stiletto Hardware, and its fantastic products.
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