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Workwear Quality Calibrator: How to Determine a Dress’s Long-term Value

August 05, 2015

Workwear Quality Calibrator: How to Determine a Dress’s Long-term Value

Don’t judge a dress by its price.

Work-Life Balance: One Couple’s Breadwinning Arrangement

August 04, 2015

Work-Life Balance: One Couple’s Breadwinning Arrangement

Business school. Babies. Jobs. Moves. How one couple stays financially afloat through it all.

The Power of Creativity: Why Every Professional Needs Playtime

August 03, 2015

The Power of Creativity: Why Every Professional Needs Playtime

How finding a creative outlet will make you better at your job.

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

July 30, 2015

Short-Shorts at JCPenney: Dressing for Work in a Sexist Society

A JCPenney employee was sent home for wearing short-shorts from the store’s “Career” section. What’s wrong with this picture?

How to Edit Your Closet in 3 Simple Steps

July 29, 2015

How to Edit Your Closet in 3 Simple Steps

Ever heard the writer’s mantra, “Kill your darlings?” That applies to clothing, too.

6 Ways to Judge Quality Workwear

July 28, 2015

6 Ways to Judge Quality Workwear

Looking sharp is just the beginning.

I Outsmarted the “Working Mother Industrial Complex”—and Then Opted Out

July 27, 2015

I Outsmarted the “Working Mother Industrial Complex”—and Then Opted Out

Why my “have-it-all” plan was flawed.

The Weekly Wind-Down: Famous Road Trips and Advice from Amelia Earhart

July 24, 2015

The Weekly Wind-Down: Famous Road Trips and Advice from Amelia Earhart

Because it’s too hot to do anything but click links.

How to Find Your Size: Straight Talk with a Size 12

July 23, 2015

How to Find Your Size: Straight Talk with a Size 12

A beloved MM team member on what works for her shape.

How to Remove Your Jardigan’s Shoulder Pad: A Guide

July 22, 2015

How to Remove Your Jardigan’s Shoulder Pad: A Guide

A step-by-step guide to your jardigan’s handy removable shoulder pads. (Don’t worry, it’s easy.)

Ampersand Woman: Diana Hardeman of MilkMade

July 22, 2015

Ampersand Woman: Diana Hardeman of MilkMade

An ice cream entrepreneur on hashtags, disasters, and the poem she loves.

July 20, 2015

1 Skirt, 3 Ways: How to Style a Mid-Length Skirt for Work, Weekend, and Travel

Because mid-length is more versatile than you’d think.

The Weekly Wind-Down: Ice Cream, Email Etiquette, and Uniform Dressing

July 17, 2015

The Weekly Wind-Down: Ice Cream, Email Etiquette, and Uniform Dressing

Because sometimes you just want to click links.

July 15, 2015

8 Pro Tips to Help You Ace Your Next Job Interview

When “Be yourself!” just doesn’t cut it.

July 14, 2015

1 Dress, 3 Ways: Wear This Piece to Work, Weddings, and Power Lunches

How to style the Eleanor for every outing on your agenda.

July 13, 2015

Dress Like Somebody’s Watching: A Freelancer Spends 5 Days in Proper Workwear

Just for kicks, we challenged one work-from-homer to spend a full week in office-wear.

July 10, 2015

The Weekly Wind-Down: She Sheds, Lobster Rolls, and ’80s Movies

We’re ready to do nothing for a while.

MM.LaFleur’s Miyako Nakamura on Getting Inspired (and Getting Dressed)

July 09, 2015

MM.LaFleur’s Miyako Nakamura on Getting Inspired (and Getting Dressed)

Inside the mind of our favorite fashion designer.

5 Everyday Earrings for the Office

July 07, 2015

5 Everyday Earrings for the Office

What elegant ears you have.

5 Nutrition Fads—and Their Alternatives for Normal, Busy People

July 06, 2015

5 Nutrition Fads—and Their Alternatives for Normal, Busy People

Want to get healthy without overhauling your entire life? We have some thoughts.

The Weekly Wind-Down: Fourth of July Edition

July 03, 2015

The Weekly Wind-Down: Fourth of July Edition

The long weekend starts now.

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