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Archive for July, 2014

Strategies: Scheduling Success


An executive once told me that out of being a good employee, a good parent, a good spouse and being healthy/looking good, you get to choose two. I think there is truth to that – it is very hard to be at the top of your game in all of these areas at once. But I … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: Updated Chambray

Heading to San Francisco via CalTrain: Top by Theory; pants by J Crew; shoes (gifted) by Cynthia Vincent.

There are few items better than a chambray shirt. It’s a wardrobe workhorse that can be tucked into a pencil skirt for a casual day at the office and paired with an infinite number of options for the weekend. I love how the material looks and feels. I was thrilled when I came across this Theory … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: Mid-Heel Pump + Classic DVF


High heels are amazing. Wearing them makes me feel tall, sleek and confident. As long as I can walk in them. There is nothing worse not being able to walk in your heels – it completely negates the benefits! How many times have you seen (or been!) a woman heading to lunch or walking to a … Continue Reading →

Travel Guide Hong Kong: What to Pack and Where to Go

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As I mentioned here and here, I travel periodically to Asia for work. When I was first assigned to this region as part of my role, I was excited for the opportunity but had no idea what to expect.  To my delight, the hospitality, food, culture and beauty in each place I visited was amazing. … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: MM Lafleur

Out and about in Palo Alto, Calif. Dress by MM Lafleur.

Working in finance, Sarah became so frustrated at the clothing options for women in the industry that she decided to start her own clothing company – MM Lafleur. My friend, an NYU grad student who recently heard Sarah speak, told me about the brand and I was instantly intrigued. I promptly visited the store online and purchased this dress. Sarah joined … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: to Work in Italy


Marzia works for the global real-estate company CBRE from their office in Modena, Italy – the birthplace of many amazing Italian exports, like balsamic vinegar and Ferrari! She is head of corporate marketing and works with clients from a variety of industries. She is currently working on a project designing the new headquarters in Milan for a technology company, … Continue Reading →

Staying Sharp on the Road: Snacks

Mix and go from top left: Somersaults, organic almonds, gogi berries and roast chickpeas.

As I mentioned here, food is incredibly important to me. If I don’t eat something every few hours, I become (at best) wilted and at worst (and more realistically) very cranky. Over time, I’ve come to learn that I must always, always, always have a good snack or two with me. In the office as well … Continue Reading →