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Deanna Pai

Posts by Deanna Pai

Deanna is a writer and editor in New York City. She enjoys reading, hiking, and not moving to the West Coast.

I Tried 5 Popular Stress-Reducing Strategies So You Don’t Have To

July 23, 2020

I Tried 5 Popular Stress-Reducing Strategies So You Don’t Have To

Because we’re all looking for a little relief these days.

4 Ways to Wear Sneakers to Work (and Still Look Professional)

March 13, 2020

4 Ways to Wear Sneakers to Work (and Still Look Professional)

2020 is the year of the in-office sneaker—as long as you style them right. Here, we present four ways to wear your comfiest kicks to work.

A Grinch’s Guide to Making it Through New Year’s

December 13, 2019

A Grinch’s Guide to Making it Through New Year’s

This one goes out to all the holiday haters out there. We see you.

How to Dress Like Shiv from ‘Succession’

November 08, 2019

How to Dress Like Shiv from ‘Succession’

Yes, there are turtlenecks involved.

How To Thrive At Work As An Empath

October 25, 2019

How To Thrive At Work As An Empath

Highly sensitive people can bring tangible benefits to the workplace, so long as they know how to manage their feelings.

How to Dress Up Without Compromising Your Personal Style

August 02, 2019

How to Dress Up Without Compromising Your Personal Style

How to dress up your basics to create polished outfits—while staying true to your personal style.

The 3 Most Comfortable Dresses To Sleep In (Because Naps Happen)

June 14, 2019

The 3 Most Comfortable Dresses To Sleep In (Because Naps Happen)

Sometimes you just need a break.

I’ve Finally Found A Jumpsuit I Love (Spoiler Alert: It’s Not Really A Jumpsuit)

May 31, 2019

I’ve Finally Found A Jumpsuit I Love (Spoiler Alert: It’s Not Really A Jumpsuit)

Let me count the ways I love thee.

Show Your True Colors: How The Shades You Wear Affect How You Feel

April 26, 2019

Show Your True Colors: How The Shades You Wear Affect How You Feel

Own your color story.

How to Survive the Last Weeks of Winter in Style

March 22, 2019

How to Survive the Last Weeks of Winter in Style

Navigating that “in-between” weather is tough. Here’s how to transition your wardrobe from winter to spring.

I Wore MM.LaFleur Knitwear from Head to Toe—and Felt Just as Powerful as You’d Think

March 08, 2019

I Wore MM.LaFleur Knitwear from Head to Toe—and Felt Just as Powerful as You’d Think

Why settle for comfortable or chic when you can have both?

How Pants Should Fit

January 18, 2019

How Pants Should Fit

A guide to making sure your next pair fits just right.

Reinventing My Closet with MM.LaFleur’s <em>Wear to Work</em>

January 11, 2019

Reinventing My Closet with MM.LaFleur’s Wear to Work

Need a push to get rid of those pieces you never wear? Read what happens when one woman decided to purge her closet, MM-style.

The Most Fun Styling Moments of 2018, According to the Pros

December 21, 2018

The Most Fun Styling Moments of 2018, According to the Pros

Our stylists share the wardrobe transformations they won’t forget.

The MM Guide to Tights at Work

December 14, 2018

The MM Guide to Tights at Work

Follow these simple rules to stay warm—and stylish.

How Do You Know If a Dress Fits?

November 30, 2018

How Do You Know If a Dress Fits?

An MM stylist shares her fit check secrets.

How to Build a Suit

October 19, 2018

How to Build a Suit

Our guide to creating a suit that fits well, looks sharp, and makes you feel equal parts stylish and powerful.

How Cancer Changed My Personal Style

October 12, 2018

How Cancer Changed My Personal Style

How one writer discovered that the best way to cultivate a personal style was to focus on what made her feel the best.

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