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Elizabeth Kiefer

Posts by Elizabeth Kiefer

Elizabeth Kiefer is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn

Architect Jean Brownhill Is Democratizing the Home-Renovation Process

March 06, 2020

Architect Jean Brownhill Is Democratizing the Home-Renovation Process

Architect Jean Brownhill shares why she founded Sweeten, an online platform that takes the headaches out of home renovations.

The Art of Sucking at Something

January 23, 2020

The Art of Sucking at Something

It’s good to be bad at something you love.

Do I Have to Wear a Suit to a Job Interview?

January 17, 2020

Do I Have to Wear a Suit to a Job Interview?

Job interview outfits should make you feel elegant, powerful, and chic—and you should be able to wear them anywhere.

How to Clean Out Your Closet When You’re Ready to Level Up

January 10, 2020

How to Clean Out Your Closet When You’re Ready to Level Up

New year, new job? First, let’s start with your closet. Here’s how to do a proper cleanout when you’re ready to take your career to the next level (plus, how our partnership with thredUP can help).

How to Dress for the Dreaded Winter Commute

November 27, 2019

How to Dress for the Dreaded Winter Commute

The struggle to pull off the perfect wardrobe strategy for a winter commute is real, but these expert tips will turn you into a pro. 

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Mentor?

September 20, 2019

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Mentor?

I thought that because she was a woman, and my boss, she was also my mentor. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way.

6 Times You Should Wear a Blazer Outside the Office

September 06, 2019

6 Times You Should Wear a Blazer Outside the Office

This work wardrobe staple can work beyond, well, work.

How To Dress To “Get Dirty” At Work

August 09, 2019

How To Dress To “Get Dirty” At Work

Whether you’re scaling ladders, leading workshops, hanging artwork, or running between appointments, you want pieces that you don’t have to worry about—that look good on you and can keep up with your pace.

How to Look Like You Care—Even When You Don’t

July 12, 2019

How to Look Like You Care—Even When You Don’t

We’ve put together some pieces that will help you look polished—when you feel anything but.

How To Dress for the First Day of a New Job

July 05, 2019

How To Dress for the First Day of a New Job

Don’t sweat it. You’ve got this.

Why We Become Emotionally Attached To Certain Clothes

May 17, 2019

Why We Become Emotionally Attached To Certain Clothes

A writer examines her emotional connection to the clothes she just can’t get rid of.

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