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What to Wear: a Belted Blazer

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Suits are a reality for many of us when it comes to work, like it or not. Thankfully there are often great appropriately fashion-forward options from places like Zara, H&M and Express. I scooped up this belted blazer because I loved the shift from a usual one-button style. The belted waist gives the shape a needed … Continue Reading →

Sweater Weather Uniform

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When it’s cold outside, I have a hard time getting out of the house for work. And I live in California! I can only imagine how you in other parts of the country and world feel…When I was in Vancouver, BC over the holidays I got a little taste of what winter really is with … Continue Reading →

Winter Getaway: Carmel Valley

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I’ve written before about the importance of downtime (here) and I’ll probably come back to it each year about this time. Winter for me is  a time for reflection and regrouping. This is the second year I’ve taken a weekend away – this time to Carmel Valley, Calif. at Bernardus Lodge. Between walks with the dogs … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: a Statement Piece

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When I was in Italy over the summer I had the chance to see an exhibit at the Villa Borghese of Azzedine Alaïa clothing (on Instagram here). It was breathtaking. One thing that struck me was the use of leather, fur, feathers, etc. paired with more normal fabrics like silk and wool. While still a far cry … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: from Office to Holiday Party

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It’s the balancing act everyone’s talking about this time of year: how do you fit in all your obligations for work and still look festive for after hour festivities without running yourself ragged? My solution is this great top from Equipment. Paired with my favorite high-waist pants by Reiss (also seen here), the only change I’d … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: a Great Travel Outfit

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Dressing for travel can be tricky. The desire to be comfortable is strong for me – no matter if I’m traveling for work or personal – but looking sharp is still important. This outfit has literally taken me around the world; on flights in Asia for work and to New York for fun. The ease … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: the Big Presentation

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A few weeks ago I had an event in Silicon Valley where I’d be addressing the group and introducing our VIP host. Work events can be some of the most difficult to dress for in my opinion – you need to look work-ish but not too stuffy. I chose this number by Kate Spade because … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: Weekend Wardrobe

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For a long time all my effort with my wardrobe went towards my workwear. But recently I’ve been giving it some more thought and finding pieces that are comfortable but still put-together for the weekend. I like having a slightly lighter touch for off-duty outfits – my workweek attire tends to be quite structured, it’s nice to … Continue Reading →

Workwear in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing

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I love the idea of a uniform – a streamlined yet interesting mix of items that you both look and feel good in and can throw on in a moment…that is truly the work wardrobe dream to me. Often my go-to look for work is a dress with some sort of jacket, but on my recent … Continue Reading →

What to wear: the Dress for Any Occasion

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This dress wins the prize for the most versatile and least expensive piece in my work wardrobe. I’m traveling for work in Singapore and today I have a conference, an afternoon meeting, a cocktail reception and a dinner. For the conference and meeting I’ll throw this jacket over the dress, then remove for cocktails and … Continue Reading →