Downtown San Francisco — one of my favorite places in this little-big city. It’s the steady hum of the cable cars, the early morning chatter of eager entrepreneurs, the rhythmic clacking of heels on the crosswalk — it’s that Bay Area buzz.
As many of you know, by day, I’m part of that downtown world. My first year on the job my boss told me, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” It’s a great thought in theory but easier said than done. You woke up at 5am to hit the workout studio, now you’re on your third cup of coffee, preparing to log a few hours of overtime before your big dinner date. You’re very ambitious but also — very busy. Finding time to shop is challenging. Hunting down stylish, professional, figure flattering workwear? Forget it.
Well, lucky for us, MM.LaFleur is here to bring fashion and function right to your doorstep. MM.LaFleur was created by women, just like us, dealing with the challenge of limited time and limited workwear options. Through a quick survey, MM.LaFleur sends you a “Bento Box,” hand-picked by a stylist consisting of 4-6 pieces of clothing and accessories. They gather all of the necessary details like your profession and your biggest girl crush to ensure your Bento Box is “to taste”. Not a fan of color? Not a problem. Love skirts and dresses? Comin’ right up! Once you receive your Bento Box you have 4 days to determine what you want to keep, then simply drop the remaining items in the mail. It’s not a subscription service so, no pressure.
I had the opportunity to partner with MM.LaFleur and filled out the survey myself! I was so pleased with every single piece I received. Each one can be worn separately or in a combination of the items sent. Though I loved everything, one standout item was this indigo, fit and flare dress. It offers the perfect amount of coverage, has slimming seam lines, and looks incredibly chic belted or layered under a light jacket.
My favorite item in my Bento Box (and perhaps even my closet) is this knit cardigan. The warm wool, the cozy cut, the classic coloring — this wrap is everything you need to take you from the cubicle to cocktails. Dress it up with pumps and wide-leg trousers or keep it casual with flats and tailored ankle pants.
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Thank you MM.LaFleur for partnering on this post.