Your Favorite Colors for Your Working Wardrobe

the best colors to wear to workHere’s a fun question for today: which colors do you usually buy for clothes for work? Do you buy different colors for the weekend you? What colors do you think you don’t look good in/do look good in? What color combinations do you find yourself wearing a lot? Do you think there are best colors to wear to work? (For example, here’s a whole Business Insider article about color psychology, suggesting that gray is unacceptable because it’s “too passive,” which kind of makes me laugh when I think about all the fabulous gray suits and trousers we’ve featured over the years!)

I was thinking about the my own color preferences for workwear while shopping at the Carlisle outlet last week — the brand was new to me until I saw that a reader had mentioned the outlet in our NYC shopping post. While perusing the store, I sort of felt like I was in Texas or somewhere, well, not New York — there were lots of light colors, floral patterns, and numerous colorful dresses and pants that I kept thinking, ah, that would be so cute if only it were black or navy. (I was also thinking a lot about our older discussion on whether colorful suits are primarily for older women!)

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Workwear Hall of Fame: Bi-Stretch Sheath Dress

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

This dress from Tahari has been around for years and has gotten really great reviews at Nordstrom as well as at Amazon, but I don’t think we’ve ever featured it in a morning workwear report. Say what you will about the little details at the waist, but I think it’s a flattering look — and the sort of architectural design at the neckline reminds me of much higher-priced dresses like St. John‘s. It’s $128 at Nordstrom and comes in four colors (blue, green, navy, and black) in sizes 2–16 and petite sizes 8P–14P. Bi-Stretch Sheath Dress

Here’s a plus-size option.

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Guest Post: Is Microblading Worth It to Enhance Your Brows?

Is Microblading Worth It? Guest Post from Blue Collar Red LipstickAdina J. of Blue Collar Red Lipstick is one of my favorite work style bloggers and Instagrammers (and she’s a lawyer!) so I was excited to see that a) she’d written about her experience with microblading on her blog and then b) agreed to share it with us since I knew a lot of people were curious about whether microblading was worth it after our post on beauty treatments to save time.  Readers, have you tried microblading, or are you considering it? Have you used other things to enhance your brows, like growth serums or brow tinting (either salon or DIY methods)? HUGE thanks to Adina for sharing her microblading experience with us — and a warm welcome to Corporette! — Kat  

If you have more than a passing acquaintance with Instagram, then you have probably seen something about #microblading. And if you are anything like me — 30-something, with enough disposable income to satisfy my social media–driven curiosity about strange beauty trends — then you’ve probably considered trying it. If that’s the case, you probably have questions. I know I did. Having now gone through the experience, I can tell you that the answers I found online in my initial searches contained some glaring omissions. I’m going to try to address some of them.

Just in case you have not seen one of the bazillion Instagram videos floating around, let’s start with the basics. Microblading is the newest version of tattoo makeup. Unlike the regular tattoo process, which uses a needle (or needles), microblading uses tiny blades to create cuts in the skin, into which pigment is deposited. Each cut is intended to look like an individual eyebrow hair. The result is semi-permanent, lasting anywhere from one to three years. It is not an inexpensive procedure; at my spa, the cost was $375 for the original appointment plus the necessary follow-up, and this is on the lower end of the cost scale based on quotes I’ve seen online (for example, Piret Aava, the “Eyebrow Doctor,” charges $1,500 in NYC).

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What to Snap Up at the Zappos Clearance Sale

I noticed there was a Zappos sale going on last week (it ends Aug. 5th I believe), but MAN do they have a lot of great classic pumps on sale. Wide selection of sizes and styles from brands like Cole Haan, Salvatore FerragamoL.K. Bennett, Stuart Weitzman, Aquatalia, Clarks, Rockport and more. Someone talk me out of these, please.

Pictured at top: these classic pumps are down to $415 from $595. Lots of colors and sizes on sale!

A few quick picks for work below:

Row 1: strappy (now $42) / beige ($47) / black ($59) / beige ($119)

Row 2: suede bow ($237) / beige block heel ($244) / beige strappy ($332) / hot pink flats ($367)

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The Best-Selling Workwear in the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

As you know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is raging on — prices go back up on August 6! There are still a ton of great items left, so I thought I’d take a swing through the sale and see what some of the top-selling workwear is.  Readers, have you gotten any of these pieces to work to work? What are you keeping and what are you throwing back? (You can find all of our workwear picks from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here, including my picks for dresses (SO MANY still in stock; great options) and for shoes for work.

Updated 8/3! Anything that only has a few sizes left or that seemed to be restocked while I was doing the post has been marked with an asterisk — if you like it, you may want to move fast!

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Best-Selling Dresses for Work in the Big Nordstrom Sale (ALL UNDER $100!)

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dresses for Work

Pictured above, $78-84: pink* / burgundy* / teal / print* / burgundy

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dresses for the Office

Pictured above, $78-$98: black* / burgundy / royal* / navy / royal

(Only pictured in social media: colorblock dress* / zip dress*) 

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How to Look Great for Work Every Day

How to Look Great for Work Every DayReaders, what are your best tips for how to to look great for work every day? What do you think is the key to being consistently polished and put together? I was talking about this with someone recently and some of my top tips would be these six below — but I’d love to hear your thoughts!

1. Wear a good bra.

If you want to see an immediate improvement in your appearance, get a new bra that fits well — everything you wear looks better! This tip is especially a good tip for busty women, but it’s true for everyone.

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