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6 Women on the Biggest Career Mistakes They’ve Made—and How They Survived

June 21, 2018

6 Women on the Biggest Career Mistakes They’ve Made—and How They Survived

These women suffered major setbacks—but also turned them into valuable lessons.

How to Wear MM.LaFleur with Denim: It Can Be Done!

June 21, 2018

How to Wear MM.LaFleur with Denim: It Can Be Done!

Level up your casual work wardrobe by pairing elevated pieces with denim.

46 Minutes with Time-Management Expert Laura Vanderkam

June 21, 2018

46 Minutes with Time-Management Expert Laura Vanderkam

Author and time-management expert Laura Vanderkam talks Facebook breaks, misplaced guilt, and why she tracks her hours every day.

5 Pieces, 8 Outfits: A Capsule Wardrobe for College Grads

June 08, 2018

5 Pieces, 8 Outfits: A Capsule Wardrobe for College Grads

A guide to dressing for “the real world.”

Graduate Your Closet: 6 Staples to Take Your Work Wardrobe to the Next Level

June 08, 2018

Graduate Your Closet: 6 Staples to Take Your Work Wardrobe to the Next Level

Elevate your wardrobe with these timeless staples.

RealWorldPlayBook Founder Genevieve Ryan on What to Expect From the Class of 2018

June 08, 2018

RealWorldPlayBook Founder Genevieve Ryan on What to Expect From the Class of 2018

The business owner talks to us about the unique challenges that face college graduates.

“Crowdsourceress” Alex Daly on Getting Funded, Burning Out, and Setting Boundaries

June 01, 2018

“Crowdsourceress” Alex Daly on Getting Funded, Burning Out, and Setting Boundaries

Crowdfunding wizard Alex Daly started her own company and then almost gave it up. Here’s how she overhauled her work habits instead.

Coping with Trauma at Work: A #MeToo Story

June 01, 2018

Coping with Trauma at Work: A #MeToo Story

An MM team member on how her work helped her reframe her outlook on a pending sexual assault case at her university.

11 Women on the Worst Career Advice They Ever Received

May 31, 2018

11 Women on the Worst Career Advice They Ever Received

Not all career advice is created equal. Here are 11 “helpful” tips that were best ignored.

Author Curtis Sittenfeld: “My Writing Identity Is Different From Who I Am in the Rest of My Life”

May 24, 2018

Author Curtis Sittenfeld: “My Writing Identity Is Different From Who I Am in the Rest of My Life”

Bestselling novelist Curtis Sittenfeld talks writing rituals, the role of good luck, and the inspirational powers of Miley Cyrus.

Overcoming Casual Creep: Upgrading My Work Wardrobe Without Losing Myself

May 24, 2018

Overcoming Casual Creep: Upgrading My Work Wardrobe Without Losing Myself

In which our content director learns how to up her workwear game—without sacrificing comfort.

A Certain Ease Stories

May 18, 2018

A Certain Ease Stories

In this season’s narrative, our fictional friends navigate the ups and downs of professional life—all while looking fabulous in their MM.

The Faux Jumpsuit: How to Mix, Match, and Dress Up Our Printed Separates

May 18, 2018

The Faux Jumpsuit: How to Mix, Match, and Dress Up Our Printed Separates

Mix and match our summer-ready separates for four jumpsuit-esque outfits.

The Case for Culottes: Why a Wide-Leg Pant Should Be Part of Every Woman’s Wardrobe

May 18, 2018

The Case for Culottes: Why a Wide-Leg Pant Should Be Part of Every Woman’s Wardrobe

Why culottes are “perennial pants.”

My Mom Taught Me How to Dress (It Just Took Me a While to Realize It)

May 13, 2018

My Mom Taught Me How to Dress (It Just Took Me a While to Realize It)

She will be shocked to hear this, but my mother is my style icon. (She probably just spat out her chardonnay.)

Creative Director Miyako Nakamura on Motherhood, Her Work, and How the Two Influence Each Other

May 10, 2018

Creative Director Miyako Nakamura on Motherhood, Her Work, and How the Two Influence Each Other

Our creative director shares her thoughts on Mother’s Day.

Things Our Mothers Never Said (But We Picked Up Anyway)

May 10, 2018

Things Our Mothers Never Said (But We Picked Up Anyway)

Team members share what they learned from watching their mothers.

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