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3 Simple Ways to Travel in Style

  I have spent the majority of my career living out of a suitcase. At one point I was traveling full time for work and going to grad school part time. I survived. With some trial and error, business travel became second na...

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Conveying Executive Presence With Looks and Dress

It’s a business “buzz phrase” that’s been around for a few years now: executive presence. What is it? It’s that certain something, that je ne sais quoi that makes someone appear to be a strong, cap...

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Face Value: Take Care of Your Skin

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. – Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel Coco Chanel’s edict speaks the truth, and any of us who skimped on sleep, indulged in too muc...


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3 Tips for Finding a Chic Work Coat

As the temperature starts to drop, a stylish, warm, and comfy coat is a necessity. If you’re anything like me and like to change up your style and have options, you’ll need two to three coats for the cooler seasons. That’...

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Storytelling in Business — Show, Don’t Tell

I brand myself not only as a writer, but as a storyteller. The challenge has been to make storytelling work in my career. When I think of a business environment, stories do not come to mind. I struggled with this even in a broa...

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Interview Outfits for People Who HATE Dressing Up

Sometimes, what we play with in our childhood can easily determine some of the same inclinations as adults. When I was a child, I didn’t like playing “house” or “kitchen” like many little girls did...


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How to Find a Good Deal This Season

Now that election season is over, we’re headed straight for the holiday season. And that means it’s time to not only buy gifts for others, but to build our holiday party wardrobes. In the spirit of this great shoppi...

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The Beauty of Interviews

This morning as I prepare for a job interview, thoughts rattle through my head: What questions shall I ask? Have I done a thorough job of researching the company? What if I don’t get the job? What if I do? What color lipstick...

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Say Yes to the Dress: Wear-to-Work Styles

It may be hard to believe, but when I was growing up, I was a serious tomboy. I remember crying when my mother would dress my sister and me for school in matching dresses. I rejected all things girly and wanted to wear only pan...


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5 Tips for After Five Dressing

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”  I came across this saying on Pinterest this week and I really took it to heart.  Not only have I inadvertently been living by this motto ever since I can remember, but it a...