Heather Femia was excited as she headed to her first DJ gig—and she looked fabulous. The stay-at-home mom of three spent most of her days in the kind of casual clothes you’d wear to the supermarket, but as the former corporate fashion director of Nordstrom, she still had what it took to rock a great look: on this night, the baggy jeans then being shown on the runways, a spaghetti strap tank, and, thrown over her shoulders, a leopard-print shrug with “a beautiful lavender silk lining.”
As great as Heather looked on the outside, inside she was torn. Her youngest, four-year-old Joey, hadn’t felt well all day and she worried about leaving him at home. But she’d promised a friend she’d DJ her fortieth birthday bash. “She was counting on me. I was the music for her party.” With her hus...
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