Reading, writing and right dressing

by Amanda Bedgood

The Women's Leadership Council may have been all about the kids and the books, but we had to notice the springtime chic dress code was followed to the letter.

There are few events that inspire this book worm, reading lovin' momma like the Women's Leadership Council. And when you pair that with a sea of lovely ladies dressed totally "springtime chic" (per the invite from United Way), you get a luncheon that's got beauty and brains. (A lot like those gals over at United Way of Acadiana.)

The ladies at the Tuesday luncheon represented a great cross section of trends from Angela Cole (the chair that's clearly doing something right with 300-plus peeps rolling out for the affair) in a color block dress of purple and red with super sassy heels covered in spikes to Charon Harris in the season's must have black and white (bonus: it's also a tribal print, which is another biggie).

The first gal I spotted on the style radar was Shannon Lynd (I have a true affection for red heads) with her vibrant hair and even more vibrant dress paired with perfect wedges

The table of Sharon Moss was festive from Jackie Lyles' pretty pink to Sharon herself in a vibrant dress and perfectly contrasted fresh green statement necklace.

There are few mother-daughter duos that nail the classic look like Debbie Foreman and Emily Babineaux - the luncheon was no exception to their effortless style that borders on southern with a sense of refinement. Debbie did linen right with white pants and her signature statement lips while Emily was lovely in a white dress with green statement necklace that had us green with envy. And if you weren't already jealous this gal is pretty pregnant (had to get out the magnifying glass to spot the baby bump in her middle whittling dress).

United Way's Stephanie Mire was on duty today and definitely on point in a pale blue dress that fit the lovely blue invites and signage at the event. Always a classic, Stephanie paired her Jackie-O vibe dress with demure neutral heels (just the way to elongate the legs, ladies - and that never goes out of style).