“When women succeed in the workplace, the world becomes a better place” – Founder & CEO Sarah LaFleur
As most of you already know, I’ve been working remotely since making the move to Boston just over six years ago – six years, how did that happen? What you might not know is that in addition to my work as a blogger/influencer (or whatever you want to call it) I also work in the social media management and content creation space. In other words, everything I do for myself? I pretty much do for a select number of clients here in Boston.
My favorite part of what I do? The styling and the photography! One of the more stressful parts of what I do? Meetings – and there are a lot of them! Don’t get me wrong, I love my clients and I’ve been working with some so long that they feel like family at this point but I’m a girl who’s usually wearing her sweats (casual Friday anyone?) and let’s be honest those initial meetings can be nerve racking!
Long story short, whenever I have something work related on the books and need that extra boost of confidence I reach for one of my M.M.LaFleur pieces! Between the comfort level, the style (fun fact: creative director, Miyako Nakamuro, previously led the design team at Zac Posen) and that fit you can’t not feel like a boss wearing one of their perfectly draped dresses or beautiful blazers.
Proving they are in fact inside my head (or you know, just super thoughtful designers) the M.M. LaFleur team just took things to a whole new level of amazingness with their recently launched Travel Savvy collection! Alright, before you start rolling your eyes and questioning my insane level of enthusiasm let me tell you this; there’s nothing I hate more than wrinkly clothing! Well, maybe there’s one or two things I can think of but I cry a little inside every time I see a crumpled hem or twisted collar!
Now thanks to the Travel Savvy lineup I no longer feel like I’m married to my steamer! Even better yet? I no longer have to commute in a total different outfit for fear that I’ll arrive at my meeting looking less than polished which means I can also ditch the mini steamer I so rarely leave home without and the second bag I need to haul everything around in! Of course, wrinkle resistance isn’t the only benefit of this new collection! In fact much of it is also machine washable and/or treated with Polygiene®, an anti-odor finish! Curious? I’m talking about my favorite pieces and why I love ‘em below – as well as sharing a few pics!
Packable Suiting – The Yan Jacket
The Details: Designed with frequent flyers in mind, this super sleek jacket is machine washable, wrinkle resistant and crafted from a breathable fabric originally developed for Japanese “commuter suits” the Yan holds it’s shape even when folded into it’s (included) drawstring bag.
My Take: I put this beauty to the ultimate test when I stuffed it into my Steamline carry on ahead of an almost two hour drive to Jamestown and was so pleasantly surprised to find it had arrived completely unscathed! I’ve never come across a jacket like it! I also love how much you can change up the look and feel of The Yan simply by cinching or removing the belt that comes with it – the additional length gives this classic a modern update too!
The Doris Dress – Aurora Print (pictured)
The Details: Crafted from a machine washable, wrinkle resistant Japanese fabric that drapes beautifully The Doris Dress is what you might call a triple threat! Cherry on top? It’s treated with Polygiene (an anti-odor finish) that prevents it from holding smells meaning you can wear it multiple times before tossing it in the machine!
My Take: I call this my Kate Middleton dress! Doesn’t it just look like something she’d wear? I love M.M. La Fleur’s sophisticated take on polka dots, the drape is flattering (as always) and it has pockets! Pockets! Naturally the day to night factor is a huge pro for me as well and I just love that I can toss this in the machine at home! I curse myself every time I think about all the dry clean or hand wash only pieces I’ve bought in the past!
The Osborn Trench – Deep Navy (pictured)
The Details: Form meets function thanks to the Italian wool blend this trench boasts! With natural insulation properties (for extra warmth) and a water resistant finish (for dancing in the rain – or dodging it!) it’s especially perfect for those in-betweeny days. Even better yet, it’s perfect for travel since it’s also wrinkle resistant!
My Take: The minute I saw this trench I knew I had to have it! First of all, I’ve finally gotten to a point where I can no longer deal with style over substance when it comes to my clothes (I think I owe Boston for that one – the city that not only taught me it’s okay to wear a 10lb puffy jacket come January but also 100% necessary) so I love that The Osborn keeps me feeling comfortable and looking chic no matter the rain situation! Honestly, I’m not sure if I love it more from the front or the back – you have to see those elegant, feminine pleats!
Check out the entire Travel Savvy collection here or simply scroll on down to see (and shop) my top picks!
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