Katie Karlson

Katie Karlson
Meet Jennifer Crone

Meet Jennifer Crone

Jennifer is a freelance event planner and writer who focuses on weddings and corporate events, so all of San Diego is her office. She meets brides-to-be everywhere from churches to the zoo, and when she’s working…

Meet Cristi Young

Meet Cristi Young

Cristi Young owns No.2 Creative, a New York-based branding firm that provides editorial content and concepts to companies looking to grow or refine their brands. Her team of freelancers works remotely, but Cristi often meets with clients &mdash…

Career Chic Council: Meet Maria Sikking

Career Chic Council: Meet Maria Sikking

Maria wears a stack of different hats at once. (Metaphorically, that is. Layered hats: not a good look.) She’s an independent pharmacist who runs three businesses in one location—a retail pharmacy, a long-term care pharmacy…

Career Chic Council: Meet Anne Caprera

Career Chic Council: Meet Anne Caprera

Talk about a power player. Anne Caprera is the political director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. She works on Democratic campaigns for Senate across the U.S., advising candidates on everything from budget and staff to TV advertising.&nbsp…

Career Chic Council: Meet Ashley Chase

Career Chic Council: Meet Ashley Chase

Ashley works as a library administrator in an academic law library, heading up reference and emergency technologies. “The legal field is generally very conservative,” Ashley says. Meanwhile, “librarians run the gamut from buttoned-up to covered in…

Career Chic Council: Meet Grace Lanuza

Career Chic Council: Meet Grace Lanuza

By day, Grace is a talent acquisition manager for Mosaic, an experiential marketing agency. By night she’s a “bling slinger”—an independent stylist for Stella & Dot, and the social media director for One Asian…

Career Chic Council: Meet Rebecca Andruszka

Career Chic Council: Meet Rebecca Andruszka

Rebecca spends her 9-to-5 as a senior fundraising professional for a national advocacy nonprofit. In her free time, she advances more causes by serving as a volunteer and board member for local grassroots organizations. All that good doing…

Career Chic Council: Jennifer Markas

Career Chic Council: Jennifer Markas

Jennifer is the founder of Damsels in Design, a cross-disciplinary membership organization for New York-based women in design. As the face of the company, Jennifer’s style is crucial—networking is, quite literally, her job. So…

Career Chic Council: Meet Marissa

Career Chic Council: Meet Marissa

How does your sense of style shine through when your job requires a buttoned-up dress code? Marissa works in politics and communications, a field that requires an ultra-professional appearance (and long hours).

Here, she shares her tips for…

Career Chic Council: Meet Kamal Preet

Career Chic Council: Meet Kamal Preet

Kamal has her dream job: She’s a Trademark Attorney Advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, responsible for examining applications for the trademark registration. (We’ll spare you the “trademark style” segue.) Kamal…

Career Chic Council: Meet Alexandra Nuth

Career Chic Council: Meet Alexandra Nuth

As a management consultant for Accenture, Alexandra has a well-honed wardrobe full of classics with an unexpected twist. She knows what she loves and uses her clothes to help craft a professional yet approachable style that mirrors her attitude…

Career Chic Council: Meet Katie Lee

Career Chic Council: Meet Katie Lee

Katie Lee’s vibrant, stylish wardrobe isn’t dictated by her workplace. Her office—she’s a Web content strategist for Jewelry Television—is comfortable and laid-back.  (Lucky.) But Katie, who’s…

Career Chic Counil: Meet Hanah

Career Chic Counil: Meet Hanah

Hanah Snavely has style—of both the sartorial and linguistic varieties. No surprise given her resume: She is a senior editor at Old School, a media outlet that creates back-to-the-basics content with a modern twist. And…

Career Chic Council: Meet Katie G.

Career Chic Council: Meet Katie G.

As a senior designer for the health and wellness social media platform Sharecare, Katie Levitt Greene has an eye for aesthetics. She stocks her closet with versatile, flattering basics that pop when paired with embellished boots, standout jewelry, patterned scarves…

Career Chic Council: Meet Carla

Career Chic Council: Meet Carla

Carla’s work style is sleek and pulled-together—as a manager with the federal government, her office’s dress code calls for professional attire (“casual” doesn’t fly). Weekend looks are relaxed and…

Career Chic Council: Meet Brittany

Career Chic Council: Meet Brittany

Brittany Worrell Boyce knows trends—not only in fashion, but also in real estate. As the marketing and communications coordinator for ForRent.com, a leading apartment search resource, Brittany writes articles, press releases, educational white papers, and sales materials…

Career Chic Council: Meet Therese

Career Chic Council: Meet Therese

“I love my job” is the first thing Therese McDonough said to us. And for a fashion fanatic, it’s a good one: Therese is a costume supervisor for television and a personal stylist with plenty of…

Career Chic Council: Meet Melissa

Career Chic Council: Meet Melissa

Melissa Nunez is an emergency medicine recruiter with CEP America, a position that calls for a put-together style. Business casual offers freedom to experiment, but the open-endedness can pose a Goldilocks conundrum: What qualifies as not too stuffy…

What Should You Do With Your Tax Refund?

What Should You Do With Your Tax Refund?

Expecting a check from Uncle Sam? You aren’t alone. Last year, the IRS sent out more than 110 million checks. The average refund: $2,803. You might not be expecting that much this season. But whatever amount you get…