A few weeks ago on Project Runway the contestants had to design a look to take Brooke Shields’ character on Lipstick Jungle from “day to evening” in a single look. We wanted to scream at the television — we’ve never bought into the idea that women want to wear their office garb out for the … Read More about Poll: How do you handle the day to night transition?
The Hunt: Basic Black Pumps
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 a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Basic Black Pumps
Poll: What’s In Your Everyday Makeup Bag?
For us, make-up must walk a fine line — you want to look professional, you want to look pretty, you want to look well-rested — but you also want to get out of the house on time in the morning. We have a post coming up in a bit about interview makeup — but for … Read More about Poll: What’s In Your Everyday Makeup Bag?
10 Things About … Interviewing
2020 Update: We still stand by this general interviewing advice — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of our best on-campus interview tips and resources.. We realize interview week is over at some schools; for others they’re still to come. Still, callbacks will be going on well into September and October, so … Read More about 10 Things About … Interviewing
What Color Pantyhose to Wear for Interviews
Have you ever wondered what color pantyhose to wear to interviews? Last week we asked two poll questions, so we thought we’d take give you guys a break from all the onerous button-pushing and give you updates on how the polls went. It turns out we were 100% wrong about wearing off-black pantyhose to interviews … Read More about What Color Pantyhose to Wear for Interviews
Poll Results: Blue Polish Is a No-No
Last week, we did some polling on whether dark nails were “too aggressive” for the office. As always, our poll is still open, but as it stands now, only 13% of you took a laissez-faire approach to nails (giving the OK to chipped nails and black nails), with a whopping 47% of you voting that … Read More about Poll Results: Blue Polish Is a No-No
Suit(s) of the Week: Basic Suits for Women
Since interviews are starting, we’ll stick with that theme and show you some great basic suits for women. J.Crew offers wool gabardine and Super 120s wool, which means it’s made with wool yarn that has been twisted more often than regular yarn and is therefore stronger, more durable, etc. Available in both pants and skirts. … Read More about Suit(s) of the Week: Basic Suits for Women
Poll: What Color Hose Is Correct For An August or September Interview?
Ah, interview week. The time when stress is running high at business schools and law schools, the time when everyone’s wearing suits in uncomfortable heat, loitering about awkwardly in hotel lobbies, and wishing they were still in flip flops and ripped jeans. Today’s important question is thus: Assuming you’re wearing a black suit, what color … Read More about Poll: What Color Hose Is Correct For An August or September Interview?
Reader Mailbag Part I: What To Wear on Interviews Generally
Update: We still stand by the advice below on what to wear on interviews generally, but you may also want to check out our frequently updated Guide to Interview Suits, our roundup of the best women’s suits, and our best on-campus interview tips and resources. Wow, it’s the start of the interview season already for … Read More about Reader Mailbag Part I: What To Wear on Interviews Generally
Reader Mailbag Part II: Suggestions for Suits If You’re Not Size 2-14
Now, by your question, we’re guessing you’re a hard size to find, either because you’re above or below the normal (2-14) range. Some suggestions for places to look: If you’re bigger: Check your local Macy’s, Filene’s, TJ Maxx, Lord & Taylor, or Dillard’s for their suit section — I’d be surprised if they don’t have … Read More about Reader Mailbag Part II: Suggestions for Suits If You’re Not Size 2-14
Poll: How do you invest?
The crazy hours, the complicated work, the Excel spreadsheets, the hundreds of pages of reading — fortunately, there is an up side to many of these demanding professions, and that is a rather sizable paycheck. So today’s poll: What are you doing with your paycheck? Pictured: Money!, originally uploaded by Tracy O.
Stylish Bags for Law School
I got an e-mail a while ago from reader A, on the hunt for stylish bags for law school. She notes that I consider myself too old (too fabulous?) for a backpack (I’m 28) so I’m looking for a bag for law school that is stylish, comfortable, and suitable for a laptop. I am just wondering if … Read More about Stylish Bags for Law School