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Ask a Stylist: What to Pack for a 5-Day Business Trip to New York

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

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

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 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

The Many Faces of Career Crisis

Tales from women who made it through.

Staff Gift Picks: What MM Employees Are Getting Their Loved Ones

Staff Gift Picks: What MM Employees Are Getting Their Loved Ones

Seeking last-minute inspiration? Take a peek inside MM’s gifting brain trust.

Power Breakfast With Sallie Krawcheck

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

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

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

Gift Matrix: Presents for All the Ladies on Your List

Kick back. We’ve got this.

Let’s Stop Talking About “Luck”

Let’s Stop Talking About “Luck”

Do you attribute your career breaks to “luck”? Try again.

I Started a New Job 3 Months Pregnant

I Started a New Job 3 Months Pregnant

One MM employee on interviewing during her first trimester.

The Wild, Wonderful World of MM’s Engineering Team

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

Get What You Want: 5 Expert Negotiating Tips

From Columbia professor Malia Mason.

Lawyers on Their Interview Outfits: 13 Tips for Nailing It

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

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.

Work/Life, Womansplained: weeSpring CEO Allyson Downey on Career and Motherhood

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beyond “Having It All”: Advice to Working Moms from Working Moms

Whatever you’re doing, you’re doing great.

How to Dress for an Interview: 3 Versatile Looks for Creative-Corporate Jobs

How to Dress for an Interview: 3 Versatile Looks for Creative-Corporate Jobs

You’ve got this.

Starting Your Work Wardrobe from Scratch: A First Job Checklist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 Tips for Returning to Work Post-Baby

Wear flats. Speak up. Eat chocolate.

My Favorite Faux Pas: The Work Crush

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

5 Terrible Habits I Picked Up as an Intern

Sometimes being on your best behavior backfires.

Business Time: Fourth of July Edition

Business Time: Fourth of July Edition

Reflections on being an American business owner.

CEO Sarah LaFleur on Finding Your Career Calling

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

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!

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

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

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

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?

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.

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?

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

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?

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”

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?

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

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 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!

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

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

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.

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 Gems from Karl Lagerfeld, Fashion’s Most Notorious Pontificator

15 ridiculous quotes from Karl Lagerfeld.

Career Advice from Melinda Gates & Arianna Huffington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.