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5 Successful Women on Their Style Philosophy

Clothes do not make the woman. But they can make her even better. The daily grind of dressing and grooming rituals never ends, nor do the visual, sizing-you-up encounters with clients and coworkers. We all inevitably make our share of fashion...

How to Dress Like Claire Underwood

Since House of Cards debuted, the number-one request I get from clients is “Make me look like Claire Underwood.” Her character is a bit frightening, but aesthetically, she’s impeccably chic and pulled together. And while we don’t all have the...

Work Shoes for Women Who Hate Heels

Yes, yes, we’ve read the data: Taller people make more. But does that mean the generally shorter sex should be forever stuck in high heels (a.k.a. foot corsets)? Nope. Buck the perception of power in a pair of — dare we say it — comfortable...

20 Ways to Dress Up Your Desk

Think about your work space. Is it cluttered? Minimalist? Full of personal objects, or mostly utilitarian? More importantly, does it inspire or depress you? Your work environment can have a huge effect on your psyche, both in terms of happiness...

Don’t Dress for the Job You Want

I don’t own a suit. Never have, likely never will. I feel like a forced caricature of a “business lady” when I step into pantsuits and skirt suits alike. Granted, I don’t have a typical 9-to-5 job, but even when I present to large corporate...

7 Natural Beauty Products That Actually Work

Natural products are no longer the exclusive domain of hippies and local food co-ops. Far from fringe, they’re the fastest-growing segment of the cosmetics industry, racking up $30 billion in global sales. But “natural” labels don’t always...

Don't Apologize for How You Spend Your Money

You may judge me. (Though at least a few of you will nod silently in agreement.) Here’s why: I prioritize spending money on my appearance. After my bills are paid and I’ve tucked away some cash in savings, the number-one area I invest in is my...

How to Manage Gray Hair on a Budget

We’ll all go gray eventually, but how you handle it is up to you. I have friends who rocked a full head of white highlights in their 30s and others who never wavered from their “natural” color seven decades in. Regardless of where you fall on the...

10 Beauty Products You Don’t Need

Do you ever snoop around other people’s bathrooms? Surveys say that anywhere between 40 and 70 percent of us do, and there are scientific reasons why. While I’d never admit to the practice, if I did happen upon a pricey tube of eye cream or lip...

5 Excuses for Not Looking Your Best — Debunked

This year I’m going to grow to 5’10” and have perfect, poreless skin — and I’m going to achieve it all for the price of a latte. No I’m not — and neither are you. These beauty fixations are time wasters, but we all have them: Lies we tell...

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