Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. Today we’re liking this simple knee-length dress from Talbots. We’d wear an opera-length necklace with it (or perhaps a scarf wrapped once around our neck) and tall leather or suede boots. (And we’d skip the belt — it is not … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report: Ponte knit bateau neck dress
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on which co-workers get a holiday card, but you may also want to check out our more recent posts on whether working moms should send a family photo card to colleagues, as well as all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Reader J writes in with … Read More about Which Co-Workers Get a Holiday Card?
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. This strikes us as a great classic Mary Jane for all those of us who need a strap and a sturdy heel. We like that the detailing isn’t too shiny or too matte, and in general we like the comfort … Read More about Thursday’s TPS Report: Aerosoles Women’s Crescent Role Mary Jane Pump
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