Career Files: What a Director of Operations & Small Business Owner Wears to Work

Name:
Leeann J. Sands

Career Title/Company:
Director of Operations for Money Merchant Company & Small Biz Owner at For Savvy Soles, LLC

A bit about what you do:
For my regular "9-5" I run the operations for a company that provides working capital for small businesses around the country. Most of my workday is spent behind a computer running numbers and creating new ways to market our company and brand. However, I'm always ready for an in-office guest, a quick site visit, sales team pep talk or interviewing a potential candidate.

As the owner of For Savvy Soles, I love dressing up to go out to various boutiques to check out inventory and new styles for the season.


Dress, Old Navy / Shoes, Nordstrom / Bag, French Connection Dress, Old Navy / Shoes, Nordstrom / Bag, French Connection


How would you describe your signature work style?
Easy! I live for a dress; having just one thing to think about putting on makes my very busy mornings seamless. I dress 3 ladies every day, myself and my 6-year-old twins, so having something quick and stylish to put on makes for one happy Mom! My closet features about 80 dresses, many of which can transition from work to play!

What are you wearing in this photo?
I'm wearing a denim shirtdress from Old Navy that I've had for 2 years and never really worn until recently. I added the braided belt, a staple in my closet for over a decade, peep toe suede and leather shoe booties from Nordstrom’s Halogen collection and an oversized purse by French Connection, which easily fits my Macbook and my lunch!

How does what you wear help you to stay productive during the workday?
I'm into comfort, from head to toe. I never want to worry about adjusting my outfit or having a "malfunction" at work. I feel 100% at my best in a dress. I'm a girly girl, and when I feel great, I perform well!