Angela Yee: Fearless

Angela Yee 1

Angela Yee has provided a woman’s voice to the male-dominated industry of hip-hop entertainment for more than a decade—and she’s never shy about saying what’s on her mind.  Angela sat down with Dress for Success and shared how her early career seemed to constantly be changing trajectory, but how she continued to build on each experience to … [Continue reading]

How to Lower Your Utility Bills in Extreme Weather

Bills, Bills, Bills!

  Financial Advice By: Carmen Wong Ulrich Q: All of these winter storms have really made my utility bills skyrocket, as I’ve had to really turn-up the heat to try to keep my house warm from the elements outside.  While I know it’s been cold out, my bills have been almost double what I would usually pay each month during the … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries: Kathy Wilson

Kathy Wilson

Dear 12-Year-Old Kathy, It is with great relief that I get to say to you that all of your dreams will come true.  Your work will be featured in magazines, television, and film.  Your clothing will be worn by celebrities at major red carpet events.  You will even be featured on a new type of television genre called a “reality show” where … [Continue reading]

Book Shelf: Dress for Success’ “Threads”


We usually reserve the Dress for Success Blog to tout the accomplishments, advice and stories of others, but we are so incredibly proud about our latest project that we just would shout it from the mountain tops if, you know, there were mountain tops in New York City!  We are amazed every day by the stories of our women and this book brings those … [Continue reading]

Put All of This Snow to Good Use!

Snow angel

  March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, at least according to traditional folklore. Given the exceptionally snowy winter we’ve faced this year (polar vortex overload anyone?!), we wouldn’t be surprised if the current wintry mix continued into the beginning of this month and turned right into April showers. But … [Continue reading]

Dear DFS: How Do I Find a Mentor?

Harriet Williams DFS Burlington

Dear DFS,  I have only been out of work for a few weeks now, but I don’t know how long this period of unemployment will last and I’m scared that I will lose my way if I stay out of work for too long.  Every now and then, I’ll hear the word … [Continue reading]

Spice Up That Winter Wardrobe!

Lady in Scarf

Spring is just around the corner, but it looks like Jack Frost isn’t going to let us off easy in the meantime.  If you’re like us, then you’re not just tired of the low temps, you’re also tired of dressing for them.  But have no fear … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries: Monique Griffin

Monique at a lia sophia Event

    Dear Younger Monique Griffin,   You are built for this journey. You have always sparkled. You are beautiful, inspiring, intelligent, articulate and a wise businesswoman. You have always had, and will continue to have, the love … [Continue reading]

Mind Your ‘Please’ and ‘Thank-You’s’

Thank You!

By Reesa Staten, Robert Half Children are taught early to say “please” and “thank you” when asking for something and receiving it: “May I please have a second helping of dessert?” and (upon receipt of said delectable), “Thank … [Continue reading]