We stirred up quite a bit of controversy last week when one of our readers asked us what to wear to Sunday brunch at her partner’s house. We suggested trouser jeans and a blazer, raising eyebrows and bringing forth vehement disagreement from some of our readers, who insisted that trouser jeans were not appropriate for … Read More about Poll Results: Jeans Are Often Appropriate… But Perhaps Not To Brunch
Business Etiquette Advice
Business etiquette advice for the professional woman.
The recession is truly upon us — businesses are shuttering left and right, the outlook is bleak for bonuses, and the Dow keeps going down. Yet if you read this blog, and are employed, odds are you’ve got a hefty paycheck still coming your way twice a month. Is it gauche to be exuberant about … Read More about Poll: Holidays and a Bear Market
The other day, we got a request from a reader asking whether or not vintage is appropriate to wear to the office or court. At the guts of her request, she asked for our best tips on how to wear vintage to the office. Here’s her question: Does the fact that a suit is vintage … Read More about How to Wear Vintage to the Office
When is a messy office TOO messy? Is it a badge of honor instead of an embarrassment?
One of our readers wrote in with this intriguing question: My boyfriend and I were recently invited to Sunday Brunch at a senior partner’s house, and I’m really unsure what to wear. I’m worried about being over/underdressed. We’re in the Northeast, so it will be chilly, and the crowd is not strictly work people. If … Read More about Reader Mail: What to Wear to Sunday Brunch?
Poll results: we asked you whether a visible tattoo was ever acceptable to women lawyers and other professional women.
2020 Update: We still think this is a really interesting discussion on visible tattoos for professional women — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion on tattoos in the workplace. The other day we got an e-mail from a reader, wondering if visible tattoos are ever appropriate for professional women: I … Read More about Poll: Are visible tattoos ever appropriate for professional women?
Ever since we read a Washington Post article suggesting Condaleezza Rice looked like a dominatrix when she wore knee-high boots to a meeting, we’ve been a bit apprehensive about wearing knee-high boots in a professional capacity. So, of course, we polled you guys. The poll is still open, but the answers thus far are in: … Read More about Poll Results – We’re Still Not Convinced Boots Are Appropriate, But These Are Cute
About a week ago we asked you: when is your skirt too short for work? The poll is still ongoing, but we thought we’d fill you in on the results so far. Tons of people voted (thank you, Above the Law, for the link!), and the majority of you (31%) said that C was fine, … Read More about Poll Results: We wear…. not so short skirts
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. Yesterday was the first day of autumn — hooray! Already around New York City we’re starting to notice women wearing dresses and knee-high boots, mostly … Read More about Poll: Are knee-high boots appropriate for work?
2020 Update: We still stand by this advice on how short is too short for a skirt at the office — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on when is a dress too short for work (including what’s a modern length, and if the perfect skirt length is different … Read More about Poll: How short is too short for a skirt?
2020 update: We still think this is an important list of 5 things to look for in a nail salon near your office — but you may also want to also check out our post about the best work-appropriate nail polish colors. It’s something every working woman needs from time to time: a manicure. Your … Read More about 5 Things to Look for in a Nail Salon… Near Your Office