The Top Posts of 2013

 Top Posts of 2013

(according to Google Analytics 12-31-13)

  1. Business Casual for Women – Without Being Overdressed
  2. Is Ombre Hair Professional?
  3. The Best Button-Down Shirts For Women
  4. How Often Can You Repeat Your Outfits at Work?
  5. The Best Camisoles for Layering
  6. How to Look Professional in Flats – All the Time
  7. How to Wear Cropped Pants to Work
  8. What’s YOUR Annual Clothes Budget?
  9. The Best Simple Sheath Dresses
  10. When Do Girly Clothes Become Unprofessional?

I also thought I’d round up a few of my personal favorites, after the jump…

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The Top Posts of 2012…

Top Posts of 2012

(according to Google Analytics)
1. Do You Have to Wear Pantyhose in the Summer?
2. Tattoo Sleeves — in the Workplace
3. Sheer Blouses: Some Don’ts Should Stay Don’ts
4. The Best Graduation Gifts for Friends
5. Professional Watches for Women
6. How to Do Black Tie on a Budget
7. The Best Bags for Walking to Work
8. How to Build a Professional Wardrobe for $150 (from guest poster Cassie Boorn of Ask a PR Girl)
9. How to Dress Professionally with a “Bubble Butt”
10. Flared Pants, Hems, and Commutes (with The Corporette Guide to Hems)

Some of my other favorite posts… [Read more...]

Wednesday’s TPS Report: Seared Chevrons Cardigan

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

Seared Chevrons CardiganThe outfit here is a bit, um, casual/creative — but that sweater is amazing. I love the “seared chevrons” on this cardigan — it’s a bold and graphic look but also, I think, a fun twist on what I generally think of as a traditional pattern. I would wear the cardigan open over sheath dresses, and buttoned up under blazers and with trousers. (The turquoise color is shown here; there’s also a more subdued “blue motif” pattern as well.) Gorgeous. It’s $118 at Anthropologie. Seared Chevrons Cardigan

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Previously, on Corporette: The Top Posts of 2011

Like all of you, we’re winding down for the year — so I thought now might be a fun time to look back at the posts that were the top ones of 2011. According to Google Analytics, they are:

10. Administrative Assistant’s Day: A Poll

9. “Comfortable Casual” for a Heat Wave

8. How to Resign Gracefully

7. Which Stores and Brands Work Best for Different Body Types?

6. Emergency Reader Email: Maternity Leave Email (and other messages)

5. Taking a New Job While Pregnant

4. Diamond Rings and the Working Girl

3. What to Wear Beneath a Suit Jacket

2. What Not to Wear as an Intern or Summer Associate

and the number 1 post of 2011 was…

1. What Not to Wear to the Office

Some of my favorites that missed the Top 10 include:

Readers, do you have any favorites from the past year that weren’t included on this list?

Our Top Ten Posts from 2010

In keeping with our year-end reminiscing, I thought I’d do another post on what our top ten articles were.  This year was a big year — I came out of the anonymous fashion blogging closet, traffic grew (welcome all new readers!) and in general the community exploded (in a fabulous way).  Some of my personal favorites (such as my “how to get your groove back” post) made the list; I’ll call out my other personal faves below.  But first, the list:

Our Top Ten Articles from 2010
(according to Google Analytics)

1. The Intern with the $9000 Handbag
2. The Quest for Comfortable Heels
3. Can You Give Unsolicited Fashion Advice to Interns?
4. Big News — And Introductions
5. Guest Post: Advice from the VP/Hiring Manager Level
6. Calling All Tuckers
7. An Attitude Revamp (Or, How To Get Your Groove Back)
8. How Not to Gain Weight Over the Summer Recruiting Season
9. Some Thoughts on Frump
10. Will Flats Fly in Court?

Some of my personal favorites that didn’t make the traffic based list included our financial discussion of what makes a woman “rich,” as well as my interview with Brandy Lusvardi, the costume designer for Better Off Ted (which, sadly, was canceled).  On the fashion side of things, I liked the reader question about how to add personality if you hate jewelry, as well as our discussion about mixing textures and patterns.

Readers, any favorites (or favorite discussions from the commenting threads) that you’d like to call out? I’d definitely like to give a shoutout to the discussion about the pros and cons of being a lawyer (and going to law school) in this thread (start here and here).

Check out our top ten of 2009 (and of all-time), here…

UPDATE: I checked in with Lisa from Privilege (our single Guest Post to break the top 10!) for an update, and here’s what she had to say:
“My corporate job disappeared, to be replaced, however, by some consulting on corporate website design, and a more serious focus on the blog, Privilege. Which, by the way, I feel has hit its stride, now that I understand more what on earth I’m doing, writing about style in its social context. Always helps to know what you’re doing, right? Happy 2011 to Corporette and all its readers.

10 Things About … Interviewing

We realize interview week is over at some schools; for others they’re still to come. Still, callbacks will be going on well into September and October, so we thought we’d share some advice on interviewing. Photo at left by SOCIALisBETTER, courtesy of Flickr.

Interview Prep…

1. Make sure your resume is up to date and without typos. We recommend putting the “date printed” on your resume — it can just be a field in your footer. This is especially helpful when you make changes to your resume, or if you interview with firms multiple years. [Read more...]