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Ask a Stylist: What to Pack for a 5-Day Business Trip to New York
Heading to New York? Our stylist team coordinates a packable five-day wardrobe.
How My Baking Hobby Makes Me Better at My Job
On becoming a better digital product manager, one tri-color Italian rainbow cookies at a time.
5 Women on Being a Boss
Making decisions when the buck stops with you.
I Moonlighted as an Actor—Until I Fell in Love With My Day Job
I followed my passion—and then found a new one where I least expected it.
The Many Faces of Career Crisis
Tales from women who made it through.
Staff Gift Picks: What MM Employees Are Getting Their Loved Ones
Seeking last-minute inspiration? Take a peek inside MM’s gifting brain trust.
Woman of the Week
Power Breakfast With Sallie Krawcheck
MM CEO Sarah Lafleur sits down with the Wall Street legend.
One Size Fits Most: Gifts For Everyone, Under $200
Don’t know her size? Don’t worry. We’re here to help.
Built For Speed: Tracksmith Is the Company for Serious Runners
A conversation with Matt Taylor, the founder of running apparel company Tracksmith.
Gift Matrix: Presents for All the Ladies on Your List
Kick back. We’ve got this.
Let’s Stop Talking About “Luck”
Do you attribute your career breaks to “luck”? Try again.
I Started a New Job 3 Months Pregnant
One MM employee on interviewing during her first trimester.
Humans of MM
The Wild, Wonderful World of MM’s Engineering Team
Meet the brilliant engineers that keep MM humming.
Get What You Want: 5 Expert Negotiating Tips
From Columbia professor Malia Mason.
Lawyers on Their Interview Outfits: 13 Tips for Nailing It
Calling all lawyers: 13 detailed tips on what to wear to your job interview.
What To Wear to the Internship: 4 Interns, 4 Wardrobes
Congratulations—you got an internship! Now, what to wear? MM.LaFleur’s own editorial intern tracked four friends through their summer jobs in finance, law, and philanthropy.
Woman of the Week
Work/Life, Womansplained: weeSpring CEO Allyson Downey on Career and Motherhood
Entrepreneur and author Allyson Downey discusses the maternity leave trap, judge-y moms, and how to split up “thinking work” between parents.
How Do You OOO?
Pack your bags, lather on the sunscreen, and fire up your auto-replies: It’s OOO season.
Out of Office: MM.LaFleur’s NYC Showroom Is a Shopping Haven for Busy Professionals
Our new showroom is open! Prepare to have the most productive, personalized, and stress-free shopping experience of your life.
Banning ‘Bro Talk’: Sam Polk on Why Men Need to Step Up Their Treatment of Women in the Workplace
Sam Polk, a former hedge fund trader, speaks to us about about “bro talk” and holding men accountable for their treatment of women in the workplace.
One Pizza at a Time: Nancy Easton Brought Healthy Food to Schools Way Before It Was Cool
As a teacher, marathoner, mother of three, and founder of Wellness in the Schools—a rapidly-expanding nonprofit that brings nutritional food and fitness programs to public schools nationwide—Nancy Easton tackles impossibility with a firm hug (and a salad bar).
The Career Matchmaker: Meet Kathryn Minshew, CEO of The Muse
After struggling with her own career path, Kathryn Minshew co-founded The Muse, which provides job counseling and matches users to open positions at great companies.
5 Plane-to-meeting Dresses to Wear on Your Next Business Trip
Outfits that take you straight from the airport to the office—because no one wants to change in an airport bathroom.
Polished, Sharp, and Pregnant: 5 Tips for Maternity Workwear
Kelly Heuer, Ph.D. was baffled by her options for maternity workwear—but not for long. Here, her five guidelines for looking polished, sharp, and in charge for all nine months.
Ambitious, Driven, Career-focused, and Part-time: Meet the Women of Werk
Meet the co-founders of Werk, a new company that matches ambitious women with high-level flex- and part-time jobs.
How To Quit Your Job Gracefully
Almost everyone quits a job at some point. Here’s how to do it without burning bridges (unless, of course, you want to).
The Art of the To-do List: How 8 Women Get It Done
Behind every productive human is a killer to-do list—but no two are the same. Which type of to-doer are you?
All-nighters, Popsicles, and Gandalf: #inmyMM with Lawyer CJ Faulkner
Corporate lawyer CJ Faulkner on her popsicle addiction, the joy of all things matchy-matchy, and how she survives the occasional all-nighter.
Working on “Why”: #inmyMM with Bain Consultant Jessica Basham
Jessica Basham, a management consultant at Bain & Company, on dressing up for the office, nightly journal entries, and her romantic walk to work.
Author Sloane Crosley on Balancing Two Careers—Then Finally Quitting Her Day Job
Bestselling author Sloane Crosley on conflicts of interest, working from home, and why it took her so long to quit her day job.
Top 10 Wardrobe Staples for Women in Tech
They say workplaces are getting more casual—but the women we know in Silicon Valley are nothing but chic.
From Corporate Finance to Scrappy Startup: #inmyMM with Rebecca Spencer
Rebecca Spencer, a director at the New York-based media startup Tasting Table, talks long commutes, email rules, and career inspiration from Jennifer Aniston.
Job Hunting After Two Years of Travel: Four Tips for Re-entry
Two years ago, I quit my law firm job to travel the world. Now I’m ready to re-enter the workforce—which is easier said than done.
The End of the Office Dress Code? What the ‘New York Times’ Doesn’t Understand About Women’s Workwear
It’s time to deepen the cultural conversation about workwear so that we can, once and for all, shift the focus from women’s bodies to their brains, both in the office and beyond.
Ballet Dancer Turned CEO: Rachel Moore’s Second Act
Rachel Moore was a professional dancer in the American Ballet Theatre until, plagued by injury, she hung up her shoes at age 24. Little did she know, it was just the start of greater things.
How to Rescue Your Office From Clutter (or Just Make It Look Great)
Is your office a mess? Boring? Or just plain ugly? Here’s our exhaustive guide for creating a sleek, professional space that’s worthy of the work you do there.
Mothers of MM: Superwomen in Our Midst
This Mother’s Day, we salute the moms in our midst at MM.LaFleur—and the small, impressive humans they’ve produced.
Mom Knows Best: Annabel and Donna Wick on Genes, Jeans, and the Psychology of Motherhood
What’s it like being raised by a celebrated child psychologist? Apparently pretty great. MM.LaFleur customer associate Annabel Wick would know.
How Waitressing Taught Me to Be a Stellar Employee
In classic New York tradition, I spent my early twenties working in restaurants to pay the bills while I chased my dreams of being a performer. What I didn’t expect was how much those waitressing gigs helped my career.
5 Dresses to Get You Through Your Summer Associate Job
Summer associates, we hear you: You need a few great outfits that will carry you through what is essentially a ten-week job interview.
How Women Really Say No at Work
We’ve all heard the lectures about setting boundaries in the workplace. But when push comes to shove, how do women really say no at work?
How To Work Remotely, Effectively: A Guide
Free yourself from the office—without falling prey to the siren song of watching TV on your couch—with these four tips for working remotely.
The Billion-dollar Idea: 5 Tips for Originality
What makes the special sauce in a billion dollar idea? Wharton professor Adam Grant investigates the sources of originality.
4 Ways to Own Your Mornings
Mark Twain once gave this piece of advice: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”
Ask a Stylist: What Should I Pack for a Six-day Business Trip?
You’re a carry-on kind of woman, but you’ll be on the road for six days. Pack these six pieces, and you’re good to go.
6 Lessons I Learned from Changing Careers at 30
Ready to dive into your second career? Great! Go for it! (But read this advice first.)
How I Learned to Dress for Work (and Still Feel Like Myself)
A young professional builds her ideal work wardrobe from the ground up. (Tip: Ditch the unflattering button-ups.)
25 Things You Should (Attempt to) Have by the Time You Turn 30
Because you need a real bed, a nice coat, and a go-to karaoke song.
A Brilliant Tip for How to Manage Priorities at Work
Is your to-do list out of control? Might be time to start a career journal.
Conquer Impostor Syndrome with 7 Tips from Successful Women
Do you ever feel like a total fraud at work? You’re not alone. (And spoiler: You’re also not a fraud.)
Leaving Law Behind: Female Lawyers on Their Second Acts
What if you passed the LSAT, went to law school, scored a great job… then realized you didn’t want to be a lawyer? Well, you’re not alone.
5 Things No One Tells You When You Apply to Business School
The truth about life as an MBA.
What Business School Taught Me About How to Ace a Presentation
For starters: Choose a fidget-free outfit.
1 Week, 4 Looks: Management Consultant Mary Adeogun
A Bain hotshot schools us on how to look elegant and professional while traveling for work.
4 Reasons Why Improv Training Will Make You Better at Your Job
You’re giving a PowerPoint to a room full of saber-tooth tigers… go!
Why We Love Working at MM.LaFleur
We’ve got a good thing going on.
Ignore Your To-do List: Why Play Makes You More Productive
Break out the adult coloring books!
Beyond “Having It All”: Advice to Working Moms from Working Moms
Whatever you’re doing, you’re doing great.
Starting Your Work Wardrobe from Scratch: A First Job Checklist
Congrats on the new gig! Now what are you going to wear?
9 Reasons Why Quitting My Job to Move to Paris Was a Good Career Move
Ever dreamed of trading your cubicle for a Parisian pied-à-terre?
5 Apps That Will Simplify Your Workday
Get organize, stay informed, and crush your commute.
5 “Desk Sweaters” to Help You Combat Over-aggressive Office AC
Because summer is the coldest season.
15 Style Faux Pas to Avoid at Work
When it comes to looking sharp and setting yourself up for success in the office, we swear by the following rules.
Work-Life Balance: One Couple’s Breadwinning Arrangement
Business school. Babies. Jobs. Moves. How one couple stays financially afloat through it all.
I Outsmarted the “Working Mother Industrial Complex”—and Then Opted Out
Why my “have-it-all” plan was flawed.
The Introvert’s Guide to Working in an Office: 10 Golden Rules
You love your co-workers; you just can’t get anything done when they’re around.
8 Pro Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Job Interview
When “Be yourself!” just doesn’t cut it.
6 Lessons I Learned at a Silicon Valley Tech Startup
One woman trades industries and coasts for a new life in tech.
8 Do’s and Don’ts for How to Find (and Keep) a Professional Mentor
A career-planning expert lays down some ground rules.
My Favorite Faux Pas: A Mortifying Lesson in PowerPoint Etiquette
One woman learns the hard way why you should keep your computer desktop looking boss-friendly.
My Silicon Valley Adventure: 3 Days, 12 VC Meetings, and 1 Breast Pump
With pumping equipment in hand, our intrepid CMO jets to the west coast to raise our next round.
5 Things to Know Before Quitting Your Job to Freelance
Think you’re ready to take the leap? Read this advice before you decide to become your own boss.
How to Budget for Work Clothes at 3 Stages of Your Career
Just graduated? Have a new degree? Got a raise? Here’s how to manage your wardrobe budget along the way.
My Favorite Faux Pas: The Case of the Heavily Medicated Line Cook
An aspiring chef battles a mosquito—and loses.
6 Tips for Returning to Work Post-Baby
Wear flats. Speak up. Eat chocolate.
My Favorite Faux Pas: The Work Crush
In which an office flirtation goes (temporarily) off the rails.
13 Ways to Stay Focused When You Work in an Open Office
How to cope when everyone around you just wants to “pick your brain.”
Lesley Jane Seymour of MORE Magazine Talks Career, Coats, and Cleopatra
A candid chat with the editor-in-chief who is making it okay for women to want more.
My Favorite Faux Pas: Think Twice Before You Check Your Bag
A lesson in what not to do when traveling for business.
My Career at 20, 30, and 40: An Advertising Creative’s Evolving Perspective
Taking time to reflect after three decades on the job.
The Best Work Bags for Every Stage of Your Career
The best totes can make lugging your laptop (and a change of shoes) look elegant.
Why Professional Women Are Dressing Like the President
It’s all about the uniform, ladies.
I Got My Dream Job… and Then Realized I Hated It
Sometimes getting what you want is the most disappointing thing of all.
4 Ways to Communicate in the Modern-day Office
Because your coworker might not be in the mood to “touch base” right this second.
3 Tips to Help You Stay the Course in the Face of Rejection
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Seriously, keep trying.
5 Terrible Habits I Picked Up as an Intern
Sometimes being on your best behavior backfires.
Business Time: Fourth of July Edition
Reflections on being an American business owner.
CEO Sarah LaFleur on Finding Your Career Calling
Our CEO on the never-ending project of finding your career calling.
Be vs. Do: A Career-Planning Trick that Could Make All the Difference
A career tip I’ll never forget.
No Idea What You’re Doing at Work? Join the Club!
Do you ever show up for work and feel like you have no idea what you’re doing? Like you’re just…
Business Time: Sarah Lets Us in on a Sparkly Family Secret
MM.LaFleur introduces a new line of elegant everyday jewelry.
Business Time: The Cheeky Columnist Everyone Should Be Reading
Our CEO’s ode to her favorite columnist, Lucy Kellaway.
Business Time: The Sexy Side of Girl Power
MM.LaFleur’s CEO shares a favorite poem.
Wait, Is “Following Your Passion” Actually a Really Bad Career Strategy?
“Follow your passion” has become an American mantra. But is it nonsense?
Can’t Find Your Dream Job? That’s Because You’re Looking for It.
Mike Rowe on how NOT to job hunt.
Business Time: Do You Envy Your Significant Other’s Career?
Sarah discusses Kathryn Chetkovich’s memoir, Envy.
Advice on How to Rock the Interview from Glamour’s Editor-in-Chief
Interview advice from Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.
Business Time: What Happens When You Suddenly Realize You’re Aging?
In which our CEO realizes she’s aging — and is cool with it.
Business Time: Lessons Learned from “The Good Wife”
Having watched five seasons of “The Good Wife,” our CEO comes away with a valuable business lesson.
Wait… What IS a Mentor, Anyway?
For all the talk about “mentoring,” do we really know what it means? Tory Hoen considers.
Business Time: New Haircut, New Outlook for Our CEO
What happens when MM.LaFleur’s CEO decides to lop off her locks?
9 Famous Mentor-Mentee Duos You Should Meet
9 celebrated figures and the equally famous mentors who helped them along.
Business Time: Use These Kotowaza in Your Next Big Meeting!
Word to the wise: “Leave the mochi to the mochi store.” It’s Wednesday, which means only one thing—it’s Business Time! Below,…
Business Time: Our CEO on the Best Advice She’s Ever Gotten from a Mentor
Every Wednesday, Sarah LaFleur, CEO of MM.LaFleur, shares what’s on her mind.
What Ira Glass Wishes Someone Had Told Him
“This American Life” host Ira Glass’s advice to beginners.
Tired of Leaning In? Maybe It’s Time To Recline.
Sheryl Sandberg wants us to Lean In. Rosa Brooks wants us to Recline. What’s a working woman to do?
15 Gems from Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion’s Most Notorious Pontificator
15 ridiculous quotes from Karl Lagerfeld.
Career Advice from Melinda Gates & Arianna Huffington
Insights gleaned from Glamour’s 2013 “Women of the Year” Awards at Carnegie Hall.
How To Quit Your Job in Style
What’s better than landing a job you love? Quitting a job you loathe.
5 Pieces of Advice for Young Women in the Workplace
When the New York Times put out the call, over 500 women weighed in with advice for young women beginning their careers.
What To Wear To the Interview: Law
A young lawyer weighs on what to wear (and what NOT to wear) to an interview at a law firm.
What To Wear To the Interview: Finance
A seasoned pro shares her advice for what to wear to an interview in finance.
What To Wear To the Interview: Media
Magazine editor Lauren DeCarlo offers tips on how to dress for an interview in the publishing industry.
Power Moves: The Handwritten Thank-You Note
The handwritten thank-you note is far from dead. On the contrary, it’s more powerful than ever.