My Power Pose

A Work Lifestyle Fashion Blog

Polkadot Top: Great for 9-5 & Every Other Time 

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Alice and Olivia top, Banana Republic pants, Givenchy pumps, Furla bag, Celine Audrey sunglasses.

I got this top (now on sale!) when I was between meetings in New York. I was having one of those times when I just felt super lackluster and desperately needed some retail therapy. I ducked into the Alice & Olivia shop across from Bryant Park and immediately fell for this blouse.

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It has just the right amount of flounce to feel fun and feminine outside of the office paired with white jeans or a black miniskirt, but the clean black and white palette makes it great for the office. Paired with a suit jacket, it did just the trick for the rest of my meetings that day.

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Finding pieces that work in and out of the office is key to building a useful wardrobe for me.

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Looking Professional When it’s Hot Outside – But Cold Inside

Missoni sweater vest, Gap button-down top, --- pants, Dolce & Gabbana pumps, Rebecca Mincoff purse, Celine sunnies

There’s a reason white was invented: August. I love black – it is my go-to color 11 months out of the year. But then there comes that final stretch of summer where the heat blazes up at you from the concrete and down on you from above. That’s when it’s time for white. In order … Continue Reading →

How to Have More Time to Enjoy Your Summer (and Look Great) w/ Sakara

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By the time I get home from work, the sun is still high in the sky and the evening breeze has kicked in just enough to make it the perfect temperature for relaxing on the porch. I love cooking. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll regularly see stories there filled with homemade meals. GoodEggs … Continue Reading →

The Importance of Summer Vacation

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For years earlier in my career, I didn’t believe in taking time off. I wore my lack of vacation like a badge of honor, recognized only by myself. Time and time again, people I worked with asked where I was going that summer. I’d proudly proclaim that I was staying close to the office, which … Continue Reading →

NYC on the Regular: Packing & Health Tips

Out and about in NYC wearing a Balenciaga top, J Crew pants and F.... heels with a Furla bag and Ray Ban sunnies

In my current role, I travel to New York once or twice a month. I’ve been there in December when the city is all dressed up for the holidays and during the random March blizzard…and now during the hot, green, summer months. Each season has its challenges but here are a few of my strategies … Continue Reading →

Getting Ready For Summer + the Best Black Top

Photos by Jenny Liu.

I booked my trip to Italy in June today. There’s something totally thrilling about just booking a vacation: imagining the sun, sand and water of Tropea (more here and here) and the amazing friends and food in Modena (here) that just puts me into another gear. And I don’t just mean excited gear this time. The … Continue Reading →

Spring Wardrobe Transition

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It’s a beautiful day in Palo Alto today, much as it was when my amazing friend Jenny  and her boyfriend visited and took these photos. I’ve been wearing these boots all winter – seen here and here – with sweaters and jackets…all bundled up! When paired with a light blouse like the one here, I can … Continue Reading →

Best Cookbooks for Weeknight Dinners – post on Stuff-I-Love

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My dear friend and fellow blogger, Jenny, and I talk nearly constantly throughout the day. We chit-chat about everything from serious life issues and decisions to the mundane tasks of everyday life…including what to wear and what to make for dinner. When she asked me to do a guest post on my favorite cookbooks, I … Continue Reading →

2017: Starting out Clean + 3 Tips for Quitting Caffeine

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Happy 2017! I hope the New Year has welcomed you and that all’s going well… I’m not a big believer in New Year resolutions. Or in cleanses for that matter. Both have always just felt so cliche to me – like, why wait until the New Year to do things better? Though I am a … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: The Last Workday of 2016

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The 2016 work year comes to an end for me today. When the alarm went off at 5:15 this morning CG said “you did it! Last 5 am wake-up in 2016!” We are both really happy to have a few weeks off from my super early mornings (I plan to sleep in until like *at least* … Continue Reading →