About a week ago, we asked you guys whether cropped pants (and Bermuda shorts) are acceptable for the office, whether as part of a suit or otherwise. While the poll is still going on, we thought we’d summarize the results for you thus far: 65% of you agreed with us that cropped pants and Bermuda … Read More about Poll Results: Cropped Pants and the Office
Business Etiquette Advice
Business etiquette advice for the professional woman.
Should women unbutton their suits’ blazer buttons to sit? Given all the discussion whirling about interviews, we though we’d take another poll, because we’re really not sure of this answer, either. Should women button their jackets when standing, and unbutton them when sitting? We’re aware it’s proper form for men to do this, but have … Read More about Yet ANOTHER poll: Should women unbutton their suits to sit?
2017 Update: you may also want to check out our latest discussion about work-appropriate nails. As we roll into August, the shimmery pinks and muted nudes of early spring and summer tend to move their way to darker hues, like the NARS polish at left. So today’s poll is about nails — particularly, darkly … Read More about Poll: Are dark nails inappropriate for the office?
This week, we have a question from Alexa, who is apparently thinking of fleeing the corporate life for something more creative. Question right up your Corporette alley – after years of working in BigLaw, next week I have an informational interview with a PR agency. So what do I wear??? And where do I go … Read More about Reader Mailbag: Lawyer-Turning-to-Publicist Needs Interview Advice
2020 Update: We still stand by a lot of this advice on how to say goodbye at the end of your internship — but you may also want to check out our more recent tips on ending internships positively. *The Pat Benatar song is actually “About the Art of Letting Go,” not saying good bye, … Read More about 10 Things: About the Art Of Saying Goodbye*
In the 360 Review, Corporette examines a “professional woman”s” attire and critiques it from all perspectives: underling, boss, friend. This week’s 360 review is in honor of the women of Mad Men, which just began it’s second season last night. (AMC is showing repeats all week if you missed it!) In addition to showing us … Read More about 360 Review: Rachel Menken of Mad Men
– The first female nominated four-star general gives leadership tips. [Washington Independent] – Nice article profiling Bonnie Fuller, one of the power women of today. Good quote: “Ms. Fuller is known for her hellacious hours, indifferent people skills and an approach to deadline matters that is more akin to ritual sacrifice than publishing protocol.” (And … Read More about Weekend Round-up
So about a week and a half ago we ran a poll about flip-flops — specifically, whether they were ever acceptable to wear to the office. Poll is ongoing, but thus far, these are the answers… Are flip-flops acceptable to wear IN the office? According to 68% of you, NO. Are flip-flops acceptable to wear … Read More about Flip-Flops: Not the Best Office Accessory (Poll Results)
2020 Update: We still stand by some of this advice on what to wear to work on the weekend, but let’s face it: it’s an old post! Here are more recent discussions on comfortable workwear for late nights at the office, as well as an updated take specifically on what’s too casual for a weekend … Read More about What to Wear To . . . Work on the Weekend
So about a week and a half ago we asked: At what point do you tell a colleague if her attire is inappropriate? In our theoretical situation she was wearing a see-through miniskirt… – 51% of you would tell her only if you were good friends with her or were in some way responsible for … Read More about Poll Results: We Are Not Fashion Police
The question repeats itself often throughout the summer months: What’ll you have? What can I get you? The subject, of course, is alcohol. Whether you’re there for the summer or for the long haul, you still want to make a good impression at parties. If you’ve ever wondered what to drink at an office cocktail … Read More about What To Drink At An Office Cocktail Party
Oh, come on, you knew it was coming: how can we have a blog about office-appropriate attire without addressing flip-flops? We’re going to have a multi-part quiz… Above: FitFlops WalkStar Sandals (from Amazon) Psst… below are some of our favorite flip flops for your commute if you’re on the hunt…