This post is sponsored by M.M.LaFleur and ShopStyle.

There’s been quite a buzz building about M.M.LaFleur, a brand launched in 2013 with the goal “to take the work out of dressing for work.” The storyline is likely a familiar one to working women everywhere: the founders (three women) were sick of a closet full of boring pantsuits, and wanted something more…inspired.

And, since they’re women, they also included little details like ‘machine-washable’ and ‘wrinkle-resistant’ to the pieces and BOOM.

On behalf of women everywhere, I’d like to offer up a slow-clap.

M.M.LaFleur: A Work-To-Weekend Capsule Wardrobe For Women

So when M.M.LaFleur recently reached out, asking if we’d like to work together, I was thrilled. I quickly pulled together an outfit that is basically an upgrade of my go-to look from my Lockheed Martin days: all black, with a cozy topper and killer heels.

BOOM. A capsule wardrobe for work & travel that's machine washable & wrinkle resistant. We're in. M.M.LaFleur is rocking the EF vibes w/ working woman practicalities. WIN.

sweater | top | pants

Breaking news: I’m obsessed with this CARDIGAN. M.M.LaFleur describes this Morandi Sweater as being a perfect “desk cardigan” — the one you just leave at work and throw on over everything when you’re cold.

I get it. It really would look amazing over everything.

BOOM. A capsule wardrobe for work & travel that's machine washable & wrinkle resistant. We're in. M.M.LaFleur is rocking the EF vibes w/ working woman practicalities. WIN.
BOOM. A capsule wardrobe for work & travel that's machine washable & wrinkle resistant. We're in. M.M.LaFleur is rocking the EF vibes w/ working woman practicalities. WIN.

I love that the look is more wrap-coat than cardigan, yet the feels are alllll cardi. Read: completely cozy and comfy to wear. This piece would be amazing on a plane, too, in place of a jacket (especially on an overnight flight). It comes in a ton of colors – I’m wearing the ‘almond’ (size XS/S).

BOOM. A capsule wardrobe for work & travel that's machine washable & wrinkle resistant. We're in. M.M.LaFleur is rocking the EF vibes w/ working woman practicalities. WIN.

The pants are another easy win. I’m wearing M.M.LaFleur’s Foster Pant, and, like the cardigan, they’re machine-washable and wrinkle-resistant.

They’re cropped, obviously, but they have inner buttons sewed alone the seam, so you can wear them two different lengths:

BOOM. A capsule wardrobe for work & travel that's machine washable & wrinkle resistant. We're in. M.M.LaFleur is rocking the EF vibes w/ working woman practicalities. WIN.
BOOM. A capsule wardrobe for work & travel that's machine washable & wrinkle resistant. We're in. M.M.LaFleur is rocking the EF vibes w/ working woman practicalities. WIN.

Lastly, because I’m such a sucker for the long-short proportion play, I paired the cropped trousers with The Ronda, a shell that can be worn out (thanks to the high-low hemline) or tucked. (And it has internal snaps to keep bra straps in place…but I didn’t need them.)

BOOM. A capsule wardrobe for work & travel that's machine washable & wrinkle resistant. We're in. M.M.LaFleur is rocking the EF vibes w/ working woman practicalities. WIN.
BOOM. A capsule wardrobe for work & travel that's machine washable & wrinkle resistant. We're in. M.M.LaFleur is rocking the EF vibes w/ working woman practicalities. WIN.
BOOM. A capsule wardrobe for work & travel that's machine washable & wrinkle resistant. We're in. M.M.LaFleur is rocking the EF vibes w/ working woman practicalities. WIN.

Outfit Details

cardigan: Morandi Sweater (size XS/S) in almond – one of my favorite things right now. Comes in a bunch of additional colors (stone melange is also gorgeous), and plus sizes are available.

top: Ronda Top (size xs) in black – This top is perfectly cut — there’s absolutely no risk to bending over. Perfect for work or school functions. Not available in plus sizes, but the Peggy top would be similar.

pants: Foster Pants (size 2) in black – I literally just found these balled up on my floor…shook ’em out, back in business. My kind of pants. These come in a ton of colors, and are also available in plus sizes.

Shop My Top Picks For An M.M.LaFleur Capsule Wardrobe

One of the areas where M.M.LaFleur really shines is the styling assistance. I especially appreciate the well-edited selection for nursing moms, as well as bump-friendly styles.

But my favorite way to peruse the M.M.LaFleur website is via their capsule collection page. So just for fun, if I were to put together my own personal capsule collection…it would be these pieces:

My Top M.M.LaFleur Plus-Size Picks

M.M.LaFleur has a really decent selection of plus sizes, too. Not everything I picked (above) has a plus-size equivalent, however, so I pulled together my own plus-size capsule wardrobe.

xo,

S

A huge thank you to M.M.LaFleur and Shopstyle for sponsoring this post! I love the mission of M.M.LaFleur, and was thrilled to be asked to share it with our little corner of the world. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are my own. And readers, thank you for your continuing support. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated!

9 COMMENTS

  1. I buy a lot of MM La Fluer. The biggest problem is the quality. It has gotten steadily worse over the past year. To the point where I will buy a dress, and it has a hole in it the next wear. The other issue is when you go to a conference at least three other women have on the same outfit!

  2. Shana..I will join you in that slow clap! Wow…you look so polished, professional and gorgeous. The styles are classic and chic which is exactly what I want for work–throw in comfy and i’m in! The stuff is a lil pricey so I’m hoping the quality warrants the price.

  3. I placed one order with them two years ago. It was a great experience. All three pieces are still going strong. I especially love machine washing everything! I wear my old Ambroeus Jardigan in Black, Walters Top in Steel all the time. I also have the McDonough Top—Textured Ponte in Lava which is also great. I am going to try some of Shana’s capsule.

  4. I’ve purchased about ten pieces from MM.LaFleur over the past couple of years. I appreciate the style and the fact that so many pieces are washable. Some pieces– the Woolf jardigan, the Rowling top, the Etsuko dress– have become workhorses in my wardrobe. At the same time, I’ve experienced quality issues that another commenter alluded to, such as the lining in the Etsuko dress stretching out to the point where I had to hem the lining separately, and zippers in other dresses tearing through the material. I also have the Taylor and Sally dresses, which are nice but the finish isn’t quite what I’d expect for the price (machine washable tho!). The Deneuve top hung strangely at the bottom due to the gathering. The pants have never been a good fit for me. I did try that Morandi sweater. It looks awesome on Shana but I felt overwhelmed by the amount of material. This post makes me want to try it again though. YMMV.

  5. I got an MM LaFleur Bento Box years ago and found the sizing really inconsistent to be honest. I’m petite as well and was surprised that about half of the pieces were too small and half too big! Recently switched to a company called Argent for suits and what I like about them is that they know their relative sizes; ie, I once ordered a 0 and got an email saying, this fits small, if you liked the 0 in X style, you’ll prefer the 2 in Y style. So helpful not doing a million returns! Not sponsored, just a petite shopper who really struggles with sizing online.

  6. You look amazing – but I bought that cardigan you are wearing, and sadly, it just did NOT work for me. The hem down the front folds under with nothing to hold it in place, so it just lays really….funky…and I end up having to mess with it all day. It ends up not looking polished – which is sad! I wanted to love it so much. As another commenter mentioned, the jardigan is a total workhorse. Stretchy yet professional, easy to dress up or down.

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