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Stay Professional, Look Incredible: Jenny Liu

I first reached out to Jenny, creator of the blog stuff-i-love, about six months ago. After admiring her beautiful photos and enjoying her engaging – useful!  – posts, I thought she might be able to recommend tips for me starting out. I was struggling, particularly with the photography aspect of things, and didn’t know who to … Continue Reading →

The Importance of Downtime

Early in my career, I thought taking downtime was a sign of weakness. I thought it was cool to be online all the time. Work was my top priority and I prided myself on not taking vacations. It wasn’t until I reached a nearly un-recoverable level of burnout that I realized the importance of balance. … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: Classy Casual

I am a firm believer against casual workwear and casual Friday. I know it puts me in the minority, but I believe Friday is as much a work day as any other day. I’ve had too many experiences where I’ve been caught in important situations and I don’t look serious when my outfit says I’m already on my … Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Guide: What I’m Giving Family and Friends – and Colleagues!

There are many great gift guides out there that have provided much inspiration for me. When Jenny from Stuff-I-Love asked if I’d join her in sharing what I’m giving to family, friends (and colleagues) this Christmas, I was delighted. Gift-giving is one of my favorite things. And it’s actually a key part of my job…but … Continue Reading →

At-Home Facial

My favorite Sundays are about going no makeup, visiting farmer’s markets, enjoying a family dinner and getting ready for the workweek, both physically and mentally. Ideally, this preparation includes an at-home facial. I rarely splurge on a full spa facial treatment – though I’ll say if you come within even 100 miles of Spa Montage in … 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

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

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: Microclimates

There are many microclimates around the Bay Area. It might be 90 degrees and sunny in Silicon Valley and 60 degrees and foggy in San Francisco just 30 minutes away. How to dress moving between the local weather is a topic of much discussion. Folks waiting for their buses to the big tech hubs shiver … Continue Reading →

The Style of Power

Getting dressed in the morning is something we all do. And, like it or not, the choices we make send a message. As women in the workplace, there is an especially tricky dynamic. We often want to look and feel good, while also showing that we are serious about what we are there to do. Talking … Continue Reading →