If your shoes get scuffed and wear out quickly, did you just buy the wrong ones, or could you have done something to make them last longer? Are there certain brands that are especially durable (but also stylish)? Reader M wonders: Could you do a post about caring for shoes and how to fix scuff marks? Or … Read More about How to Make Shoes Last Longer
Archives for February 2015
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. There is a long-sleeved version of this dress, too, but for some reason I’m liking the 3/4-sleeve one better. It’s machine washable, available in 18 colors, and the seller will work with you to customize the fit. It’s $99 at … Read More about Thursday’s TPS Report: A-Line Jersey Wrap Dress
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. OK: I … Read More about Suit of the Week: Akris
After years of choosing either mauve lipsticks or MLBB tints,* I’m now looking for An Everyday Red Lipstick. I’m still on the hunt for one that I like — it’s a project to find one that has the trifecta of a) color, b) comfort, and c) longwear. By which I mean a) I want the … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: The Everyday Red Lipstick
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Neiman Marcus has some great sales going now — but lucky sizes abound. I like this silk blouse from Vince, which looks kind of perfect for tucking in, layering beneath, or even wearing untucked with cigarette pants. It’s a great … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report: Piped-Trim Printed Silk Blouse
Nordstrom Rack is having some pretty great sales right now (clearance is up top 90% off!) — and for today’s Coffee Break I’m liking this colorful satchel from Oryany. I like the textured leather, the fun interior lining, the numerous wall pockets (and two media pockets). At 10″Hx14″Wx6″D it’s big enough for most letter-sized papers, … Read More about Coffee Break: Kristina Satchel
Does a faxed letter from a colleague require another fax in reply, or is it acceptable to respond with an email message? What if the differences in communication are due to an age difference between you? Reader M wonders: I’ve got a question about professional correspondence. I work in a boutique transactional law firm that rarely handles any … Read More about Faxes from Older Colleagues: Should You Reply by Email?
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. I like this light blue suiting sheath dress from Boss Hugo Boss — the wide straps, high, wide v-neck, inset waist, and full lining all look great. There is a matching blazer that has been styled, I think, to demonstrate … Read More about Tuesday’s TPS Report: ‘Delura’ Fil a Fil Suiting Sheath Dress
I love the textured “python” version of these well-reviewed pumps from Rockport. The shoes are part of their Total Motion line that uses adidas sports technology to provide shock absorbing heel cushioning. I like that they all four colors come in wide versions, and the 3″ heel is perfect. They’re $139.95 at Zappos (but note … Read More about Coffee Break: 75mm Pointy Toe Pump
Should you friend your boss on Facebook or other social media sites? What about colleagues? What do you do when your superior sends you a request? We haven’t talked about Facebook and bosses for a long time, so I thought we’d revisit. While there are still a ton of amusing stories of people getting fired … Read More about Should You Friend Your Boss On Facebook?
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. I love the black and white details and the streamlined shape to this gorgeous wool crepe blazer. (I also love the silk shell with the keyhole, pictured beneath it.) It’s $2,195 at Nordstrom. Happy Monday! Narciso Rodriguez Contrast Lapel Wool Crepe … Read More about Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Contrast Lapel Wool Crepe Blazer