How to Organize Your Personal Email

how to organize your personal emailReaders, what are your tips on how to organize your personal email(s)? Do you use tools like Unroll.Me to keep clutter low, a ton of Gmail filters, or some other trick or hack? Do you practice a zero inbox policy with personal emails — and how do you keep from getting overwhelmed? (Psst: I know a lot of you use Outlook for work — have any great Outlook tips or hacks to share? We’re working on a separate post and will compile them all. Do you like to use a program like Outlook to handle personal email as well, or do you just visit the websites or use the apps?)

I’m totally overwhelmed myself, so I’m not sure I’m the best to share my tips and tricks — still, this is how I set up my various Gmail accounts (all four of them…)

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Wednesday’s Workwear Report: Stretch Wool Sheath Dress

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This stretch wool dress from Brooks Brothers’ Red Fleece collection looks like a great basic. I always like a notched or split neckline, and although both the navy and black are shown with the belt, note that it’s removable, in case it’s not your thing or you want to upgrade to a different one. The dress also has a concealed back zip and is fully lined, and I like the darts and the sleeves. It comes in sizes 0–14 and is $158. Stretch Wool Sheath Dress

Here’s an option in plus sizes.

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Cocktail Break: Islay Whiskey Set

Yes…. I’m running a bit late today. So instead of a Coffee Break let’s have a cocktail break (or, hey, a discussion about cocktails in the office, at least) — does anyone subscribe to the “office bar cart” that was so popular in, say, Mad Men-era offices? I’ve known women who keep a bottle of whiskey in their desk to have the occasional nip while working late at the office — but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone with a full fledged decanter or set of crystal glasses, at least not on display. Still: if you are looking for one, either for work or at home, Crate & Barrel always has some of the more affordable decanters and sets — this $199 one (including a decanter, two tumblers, a “serving jug and walnut wood accessories” is lovely. Islay Whiskey Set

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Comfortable Workwear for Late Nights

Comfortable Workwear for Late Nights at the OfficeReader A wrote in with a great question that we haven’t talked about in a few years: What is the most comfortable workwear for late nights at the office? Here’s her question:

I’m starting my first biglaw job at a business formal law firm in NYC and would love to see a post about “comfortable” workwear, especially for late nights and weekends. For example, I bought the Betabrand dress yoga pants and am a big fan. I’m curious to hear about particular fabrics or brands known for being less constricting/more “cozy”. I would love to hear thoughts as to HOW casual is appropriate for late nights (e.g. can I change into leggings and a cardigan at 1am?)

Great question. We talked about working late and professional clothes before, what comfy clothes to keep at the office, and what to wear for a weekend in the office — but it’s been a while. Readers just had a great threadjack about super comfortable work clothes, as well, so let’s discuss.

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How to Recover From a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Workweek

how to recover from a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad workweekGot it. Apologies to my assistants and anyone else I offended.

So: I’m having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad workweek. I was so late with Tuesday’s Coffee Break it was a Cocktail Break. My assistant accidentally posted a very rough draft of our forthcoming Outfit Challenge yesterday while I was busy, and the post stayed up there so long before I noticed it that some of you will see it hit your newsletters today. I just realized another assistant posted the incorrect image on Budget Thursday over at CorporetteMoms, so Monday’s maternity dress was featured today. Really, the problem is that I took three days off a few weeks ago to go out of town to help a family member with an outpatient surgery, combined with the problem that I’ve lost some work time on the weekends because my youngest has stopped napping — and it just seems like I can’t get caught up. I have four windows with browsers open with a thousand tabs, I’ve got to catch up on all the social media I missed from the past 3 weeks of content that I DID get up, AND I’m trying to get next week’s content done because I’ve got another trip next week (and the week after that, at the end of the month, I’m going out of town for an alumni networking thing). Ah yes, and a lot of my brain power is going to a kid problem that largely exists in my head (yay overthinking), and of COURSE I have to check the news hourly to see if anyone’s been impeached yet. I know: whine whine, bitch bitch… #bloggerproblems are a special subset of #firstworldproblems, I get it. Still: I thought it might make an interesting topic here: how do you recover from a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad workweek? Do you make a list? Pomodoro it up? Winnow your priorities? Take a nap? Close your tabs? (The answer is always to close the tabs, isn’t it?) I’d love to hear your stories and advice.

Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Essential Silk Blouse

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Equipment’s silk shirts are always highly rated, they’re reader favorites, and they’ve been around forever. Personally, I like the essential silk blouse (pictured), which doesn’t have pockets, much better than the “signature” blouse, which does have pockets and comes in a zillion different colors and shapes and sizes. (Note that Equipment also has a lovely popover right now called the Liana.) I don’t think we’ve ever featured this in a Workwear Report, so I thought we would today because it’s a great basic for work and layers nicely under cardigans and blazers and sweaters. Readers: What is your favorite silk blouse and your favorite no-button popover? This one is $228 at Nordstrom and comes in sizes XS–L in white and “Eden green.” Essential Silk Blouse

Here’s a plus-sized option for a similar price as well as a more affordable cotton/silk option in petite, regular, and plus sizes.

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