2017 Update: Links have been updated below for this discussion on working while you’re sick; you may also want to check out our latest discussion on 6 Things to Have on Hand When You’re Sick at Work. When I saw the headline about this — a firmwide memo smacking down an employee who dared to come to … Read More about Open Thread: Working while you’re sick
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We haven’t featured a designer shoe for a while here, and this Choo is definitely splurge-worthy. We like that the cutouts give it interest and, let’s face it, a bit of sex appeal, while also raising the vamp and making … Read More about Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Jimmy Choo Point-Toe
2018 Update: This was such a great discussion we decided to update it in 2018 — here’s our latest discussion where we asked the readers, how much do you spend on work clothes? Along these cost-per-wear lines, you may want to check out our more recent post where we asked the readers: how long do you … Read More about How Much Do You Spend on Clothes for Work?
On Friday, we mentioned that one of our best uses for business cards (after we’ve taken the information from them) is to use them to keep delicate necklaces neat and tidy. Some readers asked for pictures, so we spent some time this morning cutting up old Corporette business cards (and then spending far too long … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Necklaces and Business Cards
2016 Update: Links updated below, and do heck out our more recent discussion on the most stylish business card cases for women! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be … Read More about Card Cases for Women
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We’re loving the asymmetrical ruched waist on this faux wrap dress, as well as the deep, rich color. We’d probably wear with a brooch, or possibly a long, opera-length necklace. It’s $128 at Nordstrom, available in sizes 2-14. Suzi … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report: Suzi Chin Boutique Ruched Faux Wrap Dress
2018 Update: Hunting for boots for suits? Check out our recent roundups of the best ankle boots for work and stylish high-heeled boots. Today’s reader question has to do with boots for suits: Spending a lot of time in cold, wet Washington the last few weeks has convinced me I have got to find boots that … Read More about Reader mail: Boots for suits?
What should you wear to your five-year grad school reunion? Here’s an emergency email from Reader L, who wonders: I am going to my 5-year law school reunion this weekend (dinner, dancing, etc). First, what should my fella wear–he has a tux, but I think that it’s too much, generally for functions he rocks a … Read More about Another emergency mail: The five year grad school reunion!
2018 Update: We still stand by the advice below on how to get great deals on workwear; you may also want to check out our latest discussion of how to get deals at discount clothing stores like Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx! Here’s my confession/boast: almost everything I own was bought on sale. My favorite Iisli … Read More about How to Get Great Deals on Workwear: 10 Online Shopping Tips
2017 Update: I still stand by this basic advice on how to wear jeans to the office on Jeans Friday — but you may want to check out our latest discussion on what tops to wear with jeans to the office. We’ve heard from a few readers about their offices allowing jeans to be worn … Read More about How to Wear Jeans to the Office on Jeans Friday
2017 Update: Check out our most recent round-up of the best knee-high boots for commuting to work, as well as our last discussion of whether boots are acceptable for work. We haven’t done a poll on this in a while, so here’s the question of the moment: are tall boots ever acceptable for a conservative … Read More about Poll: Are tall boots ever acceptable for a conservative office?
2019 Update: We’ve added a carousel of our 12/18 picks for winter coats for work — you can also check out our fuller discussion and roundup of the best winter coats to wear on your commute. Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for … Read More about The Hunt: Professional Winter Coats