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Interview with Shannon Siwinksi
  1. What is your current job position and what is the dress code?

I trade bonds for a Wall Street firm. Dress code is business casual unless meeting with a client, when a suit would be more appropriate. For me, dresses are the easiest way to balance being comfortable and looking professional. 

  1. How did you come across our brand and what caught your attention?

I came across Nora Gardner while looking for something appropriate to wear to a business award dinner. I was searching for business appropriate clothes with flare!  The Evelyn caught my eye right away. I scheduled an in-person consultation and was hooked! Nora was fantastic at helping me find the right cut and fit for my body type. 

  1. What are the main things you look for in your work clothing? 

When looking for work clothing, I want something appropriately conservative without being stuffy. Nora perfectly captures professional wear with added style - especially helpful for a male dominated industry like mine.  I like mix and match - makes it easy to get up and go before 6am when you can put on a blazer with pants or a dress and look great!  Nora understands that one size doesn’t fit all and has different styles to fit different body types!

  1. What is your favorite thing to wear on a big day?

I’m a big fan of RED! A great red dress makes me feel empowered and I don’t fade into the woodwork

  1. How do you deal with stress and maintain a healthy work-life balance?

In NYC it’s hard to avoid stress but keeping perspective and remembering to breathe is key (big fan of box breathing 4-4-4-4).  I have an amazing  group of women that I meet for dinner monthly - a great way to stay connected and support each other.  We all come from different industries which makes the conversation all the more interesting

  1. What advice would you give to your young self?

Always remember to push outside of your comfort zone and know that you don’t have to be an expert first before trying something.  Try everything!