Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Work It, Berk: Lise Statelman

What's your name?
Lise Statelman, but my coworkers call me Leez, Leez Beez or Baus. Occasionally I get Liz, which they say to tease me (they know I get all sorts of wrong pronunciations of my name).

Where do you live? 
I currently live in a tiny studio in Lower Nob Hill. I moved to San Francisco from Boston but I'm originally from New York. I'm living the big city, tiny apartment dream and I love it!

What do you do in Berkeley? 
I work for a startup called Kloudless — it helps people access their cloud files from within email. It was founded by 4 Cal grads and went through the UC Berkeley accelerator, so we're Berkeley through-and-through.

How would you describe your style?  
Cute and easy-going. My style muse is Alexa Chung — I love her quirky vibe and try to emulate some of that in my own closet. I tend to go for contrast: think boyish plaid shirt and jeans with girly, pink lipstick and bunny flats. Or a flirty skirt and pastel top with black, edgy booties and a military-style jacket.

What's your typical work outfit look like?
It’s really casual in the office so I gravitate towards comfortable pieces. I opt for skinny jeans or a skirt with tights paired with a basic top, sweater or chambray shirt. Black Chelsea boots are my no-fail shoes, often worn with fun, printed socks. I also keep a scarf or vest in the office to keep me warm on those nippier days!

How do you upgrade a typical work outfit?
I’ll often dress up a little more towards the end of the week since we do team dinners on Thursdays and go out on Fridays. I may have a piece I look forward to wearing earlier in the week that I’ll save for a good day. On ‘Corporate Fridays’ I’ll throw on a blazer, pencil skirt or tuxedo slipper shoes and call it a day!

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