Beauty & Fashion

The 10 Best Discount Stores

The 10 Best Discount Stores

Shopping has always been an outlet for me, but as I’ve gotten older (and more cognizant of my finances,) my go-to hobby seems to be at odds with being financially responsible.

But there is a middle ground, a…

When Does Self-Care Turn Into Splurging?

When Does Self-Care Turn Into Splurging?

In the past few years, “self-care” has popped up everywhere. Women are told that we don’t do enough of it, so we’re encouraged to buy another massage, get a manicure, or treat ourselves to something nice. The problem is that all that self-care spending can have a big impact on our bank accounts.
Why I Bought Myself a Diamond Ring — Kunnecke

Why I Bought Myself a Diamond Ring — Kunnecke

The woman paying for her green smoothie flashed a discreet sparkle. Vintage, maybe 1920s. The mom behind me sported a huge solitaire. Too much for my taste, but impressive. The hipster working the cash register had three sweet, tiny stones…

I Overcame Shopping Addiction Using eBay

I Overcame Shopping Addiction Using eBay

Shopping can be like an orgasm: Making a purchase releases dopamine, the same brain chemical that’s released during sex. No wonder why I'd leave a store on a high.

For most of my adult life, I…

The Truth About DIY Beauty Tricks

The Truth About DIY Beauty Tricks

In the world of beauty, it’s the tips, DIY tricks, and backstage secrets that have real currency. We asked dermatologists and aestheticians to weigh in on some of the more popular products that were never intended to be put…

How To Create a Capsule Wardrobe

How To Create a Capsule Wardrobe

What if I told you that owning less clothing would end your nothing-to-wear syndrome? That’s the theory behind a capsule wardrobe — a small collection of largely seasonless, versatile basics. Having an extremely flexible wardrobe…

25 Spring Dresses to Wear to Work

25 Spring Dresses to Wear to Work

Dresses are the go-to, one-ingredient recipe for a successful (i.e., not stressful) workday morning. But now that spring has sprung, finding an office-appropriate frock is a little trickier.

Taking into account hemlines and necklines — and…

How to Dress for Nontraditional and Creative Offices

How to Dress for Nontraditional and Creative Offices

In certain offices, looking too boring can be a detriment. For example, in one creative office where I worked, an applicant interviewed in a traditional pantsuit. Despite her skill set the general sentiment was that she just didn’t “get…

What Colors to Wear Spring 2015

What Colors to Wear Spring 2015

The colors you wear send subtle signals out into the world. And while the idea that we should change colors with the seasons sounds both impractical and tedious, playing chameleon can highlight and draw out different aspects of our personalities…

5 Times Things Women Pay More For

5 Times Things Women Pay More For

At this year's Oscars, Patricia Arquette demanded wage equality for women “once and for all” — and she has a point: Full-time working women earn only about 77 percent of what their male counterparts…

Affordable Makeup Brands to Buy

Affordable Makeup Brands to Buy

Some of the best-kept secrets in the beauty industry swirl around duplicates (or “dupes”) of a high-end product. There are plenty of drugstore cosmetics out there that perform just as well as pricier versions in fancier packaging, and…

How to Find Spring 2015 Trends in Your Closet

How to Find Spring 2015 Trends in Your Closet

After what’s felt like a long visit to Siberia for much of the country, stripping off the layers and slipping into some spring styles feels more therapeutic than indulgent.

But before you grab your wallet and run to the…

What Your Desk Says About You

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, predilection for pastel…

Successful Women Share Their Personal Style

Successful Women Share Their Personal Style

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…

How to Dress Like Claire Underwood

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…

33 Professional Women’s Shoes With No Heel

33 Professional Women’s Shoes With No Heel

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…

Unique, Fun, and Creative Office Supplies & Decor

Unique, Fun, and Creative Office Supplies & Decor

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

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…