Velvet is looking to be big for fall, but here’s a question for you guys: how do you feel about velvet shoes for the office? On the one hand, so many of us have “office shoes” — shoes that live at the office because we commute in something else, so the practicality of wearing them … Read More about Coffee Break: Green Velvet Shoes
Archives for August 2017
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear to a business cocktail party, and links have been updated below. If it’s summertime, you may want to check out our advice on summer work events — if it’s wintertime, you may want to check out some of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Reader … Read More about What to Wear to a Business Cocktail Party
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We featured a Tibi blouse like this a while ago, so I took note when I saw a much more affordable version at Banana Republic — and it’s among Olivia Palermo’s picks, which are usually pretty good. Not only is … Read More about Thursday’s Workwear Report: Bishop Sleeve Top
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. Brightish purple … Read More about Suit of the Week: Banana Republic
Here’s a question: is a “smart home,” connected and automated via various apps and devices, cool — or does it strike you as creepy? For those of you who have automated/connected your home, what products do you love the best? (I know there will be many who have a “no way no day” attitude here, … Read More about A Smart Home: Creepy or Cool?
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Wow: I’m really impressed with all the cute affordable dresses that Brooks Brothers Red Fleece has, as well as some awesome suiting dresses with matching blazers (gaah! love!) and a crazy affordable $68 ponte sheath dress with ruched details. This … Read More about Wedneday’s Workwear Report: Wool-Blend Sheath Dress
Dec. 2020 Update: There are a TON of colors and sizes on sale for as low as $63 in the 2020 Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale.
Reader S wonders about what color shoes to wear with different colors of pants… Could you do a story on what color shoes to wear with different color pants? I never know if I should find shoes that match the color of the pant, the color of the shirt, black or something else. Interesting. I’ve … Read More about What Color Shoes to Wear with Different Colors of Pants
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Happy Tuesday, ladies! I’ve been curious if Theory is phasing out its classic sheath dress — it’s getting harder and harder to find, and seems to be available in less and less colors (although Amazon still has lucky sizes). This … Read More about Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Risbana New Stretch Wool Dress
As I mentioned in our post on the best beauty treatments to save time, I just got my first keratin treatment for my hair earlier this summer, so I’ve been on the “take good care of your hair treatment” train, using only sulfate-free shampoos and other things that are often recommended for people who color … Read More about Coffee Break: Natural Silk Pillowcase
My own refund-tracking system needs a little work, so today I’m asking a question for advice as much as discussion: how do you make sure you’re getting your money back on returned online purchases? Have you found any good apps or systems for tracking refunds? If you’re like me, odds are you do a lot … Read More about How to Make Sure You Get Your Money Back on Returned Online Purchases
Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. At some point, clothing brand Rebecca Taylor must have decided tweed was its strength — because they have SO. MANY tweed jackets available right now — and I want them allll. I love the feminine look to this collarless one, … Read More about Splurge Monday’s Workwear Report: Mixed Tweed Jacket