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 for women, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional. Oooo: love … Read More about Suit of the Week: Trina Turk
Archives for September 2011
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on lash extensions and the professional woman — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions of false eyelashes for the office, including my magnetic lashes review. The hunt for the perfect, clump-free mascara can be trying — are lash extensions the … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Lash Extensions and the Professional Woman
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Our guest poster this week: Lisa Carnochan from Privilege — a huge welcome, Lisa! – Kat At any professional level, you’re quite likely going to need a pair of go-to trousers. In the 1990s and the first decade of this … Read More about Heavy Lifting Wednesday’s TPS Report: Tally Slim Leg Tailored Trousers
This one goes out to all the ladies who dislike wearing heels — loving the look to this simple ballet flat from Naturalizer. The low vamp, the classic buckle, the rubber soles — it looks classic and comfortable. It’s pictured here in “oxford brown,” but it’s also available in black, a reddish “cab sav,” a … Read More about Coffee Break – Media Ballet Flat
If you have special eating needs, how do you navigate the business lunch, as well as other noshing and networking events? What are the best tips and practices for enjoying a gluten-free business lunch? Today’s guest poster, Valerie from City|Life|Eats, tackles this very issue. Valerie is an old friend to Corporette, having posted here before … Read More about The Business Lunch, Gluten-Free
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Our guest poster this week: Lisa Carnochan from Privilege — a huge welcome, Lisa! – Kat By the time you reach vice-president, or partner, you have some wardrobe leeway. If, that is, you’ve loosened the stricture of corporate dress code … Read More about Sort of Splurge Tuesday’s TPS Report: Audra Dress
I absolutely fell in love with this belt when I saw it styled on ShopBop’s home page — it just looks gorgeous with that black blazer. Whether or not the non-models among us can wear it like that is a different question, but in general it looks like a great basic belt (even if just … Read More about Coffee Break – Perfect Leather Belt
I thought it might be interesting to have an open thread about some of the most stylish professional women we know personally. I would suggest we avoid names and, instead, focus on painting a picture of the women who inspire us. I also suggest that we limit this to women we know personally, not famous … Read More about Open Thread: Tell Us About the Most Stylish Professional Woman You Know
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Our guest poster this week: Lisa Carnochan from Privilege — a huge welcome, Lisa! – Kat
I will be here all week with my TPS picks. Thank you to Kat for the lovely invitation. As background, I’m 54, semi-retired, and tend to look at professional attire from the end of that long career hallway. Imagine rows upon rows of office doors and greige carpet. Cold bagels, smart people. Oh, wait. That was then.
Today, for Splurge Monday, let’s look at a piece you might wear at the pinnacle of your profession. I imagine this vintage Chanel dress, pleats swinging, on the board room threshold. Or, if things take a difficult turn, testifying at a Senate hearing. Brown pumps. Diamond studs. A trench coat for the passage from driver’s car to building lobby. Not much else required.
You will want, by then, to have established a certain style signature. You will want others, when they see you, to nod their heads a little. “Oh yes, she often wears vintage, or dresses, or large collars.” The specific details are yours to choose. The dress is $1,260 at C.Madeleine’s. 1960s Chanel Pleated Camel Vintage Dress
Something on your mind? Chat about it here. Excited about the Target for Missoni collection launching 9/13? If you can’t wait (and want a regular Missoni piece), I like this blue scarf on sale. Love the classic vibe (and the fact that not everyone you know will have the exact same scarf). This one was … Read More about Weekend Open Thread
Liking these posts? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale through our CorporetteDeals Twitter feed.) – ExtraPetite has a great three post series on buying Chanel bags. – Bad week for women at … Read More about Weekly News Update
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. This week, we welcome guest poster Becki Singer of Shopping’s My Cardio. Here’s another store I almost can’t believe I’m suggesting. But this spring, I wrote a feature on my site about red pants, and the fact that they’re sweeping … Read More about Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: The Christie Flare Pant