It’s been chilly and gray where we live, so it’s been great to watch all the women in their trench coats. We loooove this one by Soia & Kyo. Gunmetal gray, really well fitted, and oh so glamorous. If only we held more meetings outside!
The LA Times has an interview with Hillary Clinton’s former “spiritual” advisor, Jean Houston; she says Hillary failed to embrace her archetype of “classical wise woman or priestess,” which would have quelled fears about the “rising feminine.” Um, yeah. It’s been a while since we were in a discussion about archetypes, but we do see … Read More about Business Archetypes: Which Type Are You?
Behold: the perfect white jacket from Juicy Couture to combat office air conditioning in the summer. The shape and fabric of this jacket should be enough to keep the look from veering into MD-territory, and the length is perfect to layer a long tank, perhaps in a light blue or pink. We also love the … Read More about Tuesday’s TPS Report: Juicy Couture
2016 Update: We stand by the advice below, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on dining etiquette for business lunches. No, we’re neither Debrett’s nor Emily Post, but we know a thing or two about conducting ourselves properly at a business lunch… we’ve also seen some truly bad manners. Thus, whether you’ve … Read More about 10 Things You Should Know about a Business Lunch
Great, great jacket from Armani. Classic, fitted, beautiful. The sort of piece you’ll have for years.
We’re not sure why WSJ has this story *now*, given that black tie season is over (isn’t it?) but today they have a great article on why businesswomen need to be very, very careful in choosing an evening gown. It’s not just a matter of image; sometimes, there can be real trouble. Lisa Goldstein, an … Read More about Black ties and faux pas
Here’s a fun and slightly different t-shirt to wear underneath a suit jacket or cardigan. We’d wear it with a white or black camisole underneath, at least the first time it’s worn — we’ve been burned by Anthropologie before. We think the square neckline would look perfect with a nice pair of pearls, or even … Read More about Friday’s TPS Report
We used to buy those tiny fabric knots to wear with the French-cuffed shirts we got at Thomas Pink, until a friend who’d made a move to a more relaxed lifestyle sold us her cufflink stash: beautiful, feminine cufflinks she’d collected over the years that turned out to be 200x easier to get through the … Read More about Thursday’s TPS Report
If well-made, conservative clothes is what you’re looking for, Brooks Brothers is always a safe place to go. Nothing there is earth-shattering, and it’s relentlessly preppy, but nothing there is going to offend anyone. There’s a number of great basics in the “Clearance” section (including a $300 4-ply Loro Piana cashmere sweater marked down to … Read More about Well, well – sale at Brooks Brothers
One of the things we’ll be doing on this site is looking at one piece of office-appropriate clothing each day, in a range of prices. Mondays will be sky’s-the-limit; Fridays will be “trying to get out of debt to quit.” Today’s find is a beautiful David Meister sheath dress in a happy blue. It’s knee-length, … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report