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What Your Desk Says About You

Desk presentation says everything about a person. Organization style, personal preferences, and professional circumstances abound in every mug of coffee you abandon (or immediately rush to the sink to wash). So what exactly do your pen alignment,...

You’re Spending Too Much on Food

How much is too much to spend on food? “Typically, after mortgage or rent, which are fixed costs, most of my clients’ highest monthly expense is food,” says Shannon McLay, author of Train Your Way to Financial Fitness and founder of Next-Gen...

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...

5 Money Traps to Avoid

The last thing I expected as I headed up the freeway from San Diego to Los Angeles was a money trap. Traffic? Yes. Frustration and delays? Naturally. But a money trap? Never. Halfway there I had a choice: jump on a wide-open toll road or sit in a...

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...

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