For busy working women, the suit is often the easiest outfit to throw on in the morning. In general, this feature is not about interview suits, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional. This week, we’re loving … Read More about Suit of the Week: Armani Collezioni Dot Suit
Archives for June 2010
Travel back in the Corporette time capsule… Here’s what was on our minds oh so many moons ago. One year ago… Our guest poster, CityGirl, offered some tips on summer makeup. Two years ago… 360 Review: Ellen Parsons (of Damages) Etiquette Flash: What Your Drink Says About You Poll Results – How Often Do You … Read More about Previously, on Corporette…
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Brooks Brothers’ semi-annual sale is on, which makes it a great time to stock up on basics like this simple Non-Iron Medium Stripe Tailored Fit Dress Shirt. They come in petites and regulars, as well as in styles like classic, … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report: Non-Iron Medium Stripe Tailored Fit Dress Shirt
We’ve noticed this shoe before, and now the comfort ratings have us totally mesmerized — we like this Jeffrey Campbell pump, particularly in the brown, but also in the black and the khaki. We like the decoration — the buckles and O-rings are fun and reminiscent of saddles — and the brown tone keeps things … Read More about Coffee Break: ‘Depoe Bay’ Pump
Is baby blue totally off limits? I have a pale blue, Ann Taylor Loft cotton/nylon suit, c. 2005 that I’ve never worn. Gut feel says pale, baby blue is out, out, out. I’m new to summer, having just left San Fran after 4 years, so not sure how to dress for warm weather. Any advice?
Colored suits can be a very regional question. Our guess is that in D.C. or other points South, a head-to-toe pale blue suit (or red suit or purple suit) would be just fine. In other places (particularly other urban places), we’d advise you to break the suit up. For example, a blue blazer can be great with a sheath dress in black, navy, beige, or even white — it’s a nice summery touch. Similarly, a pale blue skirt or pair of pants can be great for early summer. (Be sure to dry clean both pieces together!) (Pictured: MASSIMO ALBA Blazers – Item 41158308, available at Yoox.com for $325 (was $540) in sizes S and M.)
Readers, we haven’t had a post on this in a while — what are your thoughts re: colored suits? In your comments, please be specific about where you’re located.
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. The floral trend is finally getting to us: we’re loving this dress, exclusively at Neiman Marcus. Love the mix of the muted, asexual gray with the feminine ruffles and flowers — it’s a great combination and one that works well … Read More about Tuesday’s TPS Report: Ruffled Silk Wrap Dress
2017 Update: We stand by this advice on classy, feminine digital watches for women — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on professional watches for women. You may also want to check out our last discussion on wearing smart watches at the office. Someone wrote to us recently wondering seeking … Read More about The Classy, Feminine Digital Watch
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We’re loving this gorgeous jacket from Akris Punto with “inside out” seams. It strikes us as cool and interesting but still polished; we also like the fitted, nipped-in look. It’s $1,190 at Saks (sizes 4-14 still left). Inside-Out Jacket Seen … Read More about Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Inside-Out Jacket
Something on your mind? Chat about it here. We’re digging this fun dress for a summer day — we like the unusual color and pattern, as well as the fact that the reviewer suggested it was great for a larger chest. (Summer dresses can be a challenge for larger chests, what can we say?) It’s … Read More about Weekend Open Thread
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Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Chloe Dao was one of our favorite contestants on Project Runway in seasons past — her clothes always struck us as beautiful yet wearable. She’s designing a line for QVC and is keeping with that aesthetic, including this lovely silk … Read More about Bargain Friday’s TPS Report: Washable Silk Scoop Neck Cut-Out Top