Author Archives: Meredith Lepore

What Should Lawyers Wear To The Holiday Office Party?

What Should Lawyers Wear To The Holiday Office Party?

On this site we have talked about the difficulties female lawyers face when it comes to dressing for work. Kat Griffin, founder of Corporette.com, a site that advises professional women on how to dress told The Grindstone:

“Lawyers in particular have to adhere to conservative rules for clothes, primarily because they are very rarely speaking for themselves.  If a judge or jury hates you, you want it to be because they heard and considered your client’s argument… not becase your clothing conveyed a lack of respect, or offended them in some other manner.”

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Former America’s Next Top Model Contestant Turned MTV Host Turned Wall Street Trader Has Opened A Restaurant

Former America's Next Top Model Contestant Turned MTV Host Turned Wall Street Trader Has Opened A Restaurant

What can’t Kim Stolz do? First she was one of the finalists on America’s Next Top Model (Cycle 5), then she had a long-running gig as an MTV anchor (back when the entire network wasn’t devoted to teen pregnancy) and then in August we reported that she had returned to her business roots with a gig in equity derivative sales at Citigroup. And now she has launched The Dalloway, in SoHo, Manhattan, with Amanda Leigh Dunn of The Real L Word in a bid to create ‘a venue with a strong female team that is open to everyone’. More »

10 Career Lessons From Tory Burch

10 Career Lessons From Tory Burch

Tory Burch has been in the news a lot lately. Some if it has been about the rapid success of her company and its rumored IPO. But a lot of it has been because of her very personal and public legal battle with her ex-husband, Chris Burch, and his business venture, C.Wonder. But we have been fans of Tory since the beginning not only because of her stunning designs but because of her entrepreneurial spirit, her strong desire to help other women and the fact that she has built an internationally recognized $2 billion brand in eight short years. How does she do it?! Well, here are some lessons from Tory you can start with. More »

Christine Cameron Tells Us How She Turned Her Awesome Blog Into A Career

Christine Cameron Tells Us How She Turned Her Awesome Blog Into A Career

Well, when I need fashion inspiration I often turn to one of my favorite fashion blogs, MyStylePill.coml, created by Christine Cameron. Her trendy and eclectic style always points me in the right direction. And clearly I am not the only one who feels this way as Christine has 7,287 Twitter followers and 2,638 people like her Facebook page.   But how does one turn a passion for fashion into a profitable blog that has major brands like Coach and Steve Madden working with her? We talked with Christine about how she made My Style Pill her career. More »

Why My Dog Was The Best Thing Ever For My Stress

Why My Dog Was The Best Thing Ever For My Stress

I have written on this site before that I do not deal with stress well. And by well, I mean my body takes the stress manifested in my mind and physically uses it to attack me. I get rashes, horrible acid reflux, sometimes my hair falls out, my eyes do weird things and of course, there was that time I got shingles. And if I am not physically getting sick I am often ripping hang nails off my fingers to a disturbing point. I’ve been told to go to yoga, see a shrink, run more (my mother), go to Pilates, eat healthier (my mother), drink more water, stop eating candy (again, my mother) and many other things. I’ve probably only tried half. But the thing that helped me the most, believe it or not, was meeting a 3 pound Yorkshire Terrier puppy who would come to be known as Otis. More »

Morning Grind: What Would Girls Look Like in 2000 And What To Name Your Resume And Cover Letter

Morning Grind: What Would Girls Look Like in 2000 And What To Name Your Resume And Cover Letter

Kim Kardashian wants to keep her $2 million engagement ring (The Frisky)

The 10 best and worst places to be born in 2013 (The Stir)

The 10-best paying college majors for women (Forbes Woman

What would Girls look like in 2000? A lot like Gilmore Girls (HuffPo Women)

What to name your resume and cover letter (SavvySugar)

My husband and I are financial opposites and it works (LearnVest)

Babes making pumpkin pie (Vixely)

 

 

Logic Alert: Women Are Cutting Their Toes Off So Their Heels Are More Comfortable

Logic Alert: Women Are Cutting Their Toes Off So Their Heels Are More Comfortable

We have written about the pros and cons of wearing high heels at work on this site many times. According to a new report, it seems that one group is very firmly set against flats. So much so that they are willing to cut off part of their foot to wear their heels more comfortably. There is a growing trend for women to have what’s being called “stiletto surgery” or having their feet surgically altered to be able to wear fashionable shoes more comfortably. More »