My Power Pose

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Archive for September, 2014

Fall Trends: Take it to Work

Runway [right] translated to office-ready real life [left]: J Crew cropped sweater, J Crew silk shirt, J Crew trousers, Kate Spade clutch.

If you are like me, you’ve spent the last few weeks admiring images from the fashion shows in places like New York, Milan and Paris. While it’s fun to see glimpses of the collections and live vicariously through the amazing posts from bloggers in attendance, how do the hottest fall trends translate into realistic options … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: Black and White

"The coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Mark Twain: sweater J Crew; skirt Michael Kors.

I once read that black and white registers better than colors in business environments. Something about the contrast and neutral colors helping you to be noticed but not stand out….I’m not sure about the actual science behind that, however I embraced the concept fully. Until quite recently, almost 100% of my work wardrobe was black and white. … Continue Reading →

Kara and Kayla: a Dynamic Duo

Kara, right; Kayla, left.

We all have our unique challenges day to day. But more often than not, I find that the common challenges outnumber the unique ones. We’re all trying to get through our days feeling good and representing ourselves in the best way possible. I recently caught up with Kara and Kayla, two of my esteemed colleagues … Continue Reading →

Power Lunch: Tips for Success

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My job is mostly external-facing which means I dine with clients  regularly. Sharing a meal can be a great way to connect with people…but it can be tricky, too! Keep the below tips in mind and you’ll have an enjoyable and productive time.Tips for business lunch success:1. Keep your outfit simple: there will be enough distractions at … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: the Pant Suit

Jacket: Banana Republic; Top: J Crew; Pants: J Crew.

To be honest, I’m not an advocate of the pant suit. It’s generally unflattering and, in the casual atmosphere of Silicon Valley where I live and work, it can look downright out of place. Suits also represent a large investment of your wardrobe resources. A good one can make you feel great, but they look … Continue Reading →