How to Resign Gracefully

how-to-resign-gracefullyReader J has a question about how to resign your job with grace…

Any chance you can do a post on how to gracefully resign? I have been interviewing for other jobs (attorney), and anticipate that one of those interviews with eventually turn into an offer. I have not disclosed to anyone at my current employer that I am looking elsewhere; it’s a small office, and I expect that news of my departure will be poorly received. Any thoughts on how to best navigate the tricky waters of transitioning from one job to another would be most appreciated!

Good luck to you in your search, J! I think we’ve all had daydreams/fantasies of screaming “I QUIT!” and rushing out the door, cardboard box in your hands, wind in your hair, as inspiring music plays. Amazingly, this isn’t the recommended route to leaving your job. For starters, when you go to clean out your office you will be absolutely gob-smacked by how much stuff you’ve managed to accumulate — so that whole “single-cardboard box” image will not work.  (Pictured: quitter, originally uploaded to Flickr by hellojenuine.)

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Sponsored Post: The Soft Trench and Flashion Sales — from Gap

Soft Trench from GapGap is introducing a new exciting kind of sale on March 5:  the Flashion sale.  This is great news for you if you’ve been addicted to the “flash sample sale” craze that has been sweeping the Internet for a few years now — except with this campaign, there will be one must-have item of the season on sale, for one day only, in stores, at a special price.

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Lidia Ruffled Polo Top

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

Tory Burch Lidia Polo TopI saw this basic polo shirt at a Tory Burch preview a few weeks ago, and loved it immediately — it’s preppy and feminine but classic, and the tall collar would look great under a blazer. I think it would be a great top, whether with skirts or trousers. It’s available in poppy (pictured), navy and white for $95 at Saks. Lidia Ruffled Polo Top


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Suit of the Week: Tahari by ASL

Tahari by ASL Suit, Two Button Jacket & SkirtFor 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, which should be as classic and basic as you get — instead, this feature is about the slightly different suit that is fashionable, yet professional.

This suit caught my eye last week, and even though I have a few concerns about it, I was still drawn to it enough to post it today.  First, the good: I like the dark charcoal color, the slight peplum flounce effect to the jacket, the fitted look in general, and the ladylike skirt length. The bad: I’m not sure about that pattern — could be great, but it could also be a bit too loud. Still, it’s a good price if you’re interested in a grayish skirt suit — now marked to $179, down from $280 (sizes 2-18 still available). The suit (Tahari by ASL Suit, Two Button Jacket & Skirt) is on sale for $179 at Macy’s.

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What’s in Kat’s Purse?

kats purse I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers have done “What’s in your bag” kind of features, so I thought I’d start with my own bag.  So, at left, a snapshot of the contents of my purse…  I switch bags often, so I try to keep things to a minimum, I guess.  Depending on which bag I’m carrying at the moment, I may also have a small notebook, a small book, a hat, a second sunglasses case, or other reader material like a folded-up wad of about 50 printed pages or so.  I also like to have brightly colored things inside my purse, so I can find them and differentiate them easily if it’s a big, dark bag.  Anyway, here’s a closer look at the contents, starting clockwise from the upper left-hand corner…

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Wednesday’s TPS Report: L’ AUTRE CHOSE Blazer

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

L’ AUTRE CHOSE BlazerI’ve had a thing for green blazers lately, and this wool one is no exception. I like the slightly different fabric on the lapels, as well as the pockets, and I think the single button (while high) could be flattering. I’d wear it with gray or navy trousers, and perhaps throw in a pop of yellow somewhere , even if it were just a shiny gold necklace. It’s now $130 at Yoox (was $290), limited sizes only. L’ AUTRE CHOSE Blazer


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