2019 Update: This is still a fun discussion on appropriate bags for summer associates — but you may want to chck out our more recent discussions on work bags. We got this request in from a reader, and thought we might resurrect an old feature — The Hunt — in which we look for a … Read More about The Hunt: Appropriate Bags for Summer Associates
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This has come up a few times with regard to the TPS reports, and one of our readers suggested we take a poll on it — which we enthusiastically agree with. Are all sheer fabrics bad for the office, such as chiffon, slightly sheer silk and jersey, and so forth? 2012 Update: You may want … Read More about Poll: Are all sheer blouses bad for the office?
We recently got this request in from a reader… Hi. I have a question about semi-formal attire I was hoping you and/or your readers could answer. I have been invited to attend a law firm event (cocktails and dinner) in early April and the invitation says attire is semi-formal. I was hoping for your thoughts … Read More about Reader Mail: Semi-Formal Attire
About a week and a half ago, we asked a pivotal question: at what point does a high heel become TOO high for work? As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are in: – 44% of readers said a medium heel height was most appropriate for work — 3.5″ being the … Read More about Poll Results: Towering Heels
Obviously, miniskirts are not office-wear. However, about a week ago, we asked when — and if — miniskirts become inappropriate even on the weekends if you’re a serious, professional woman. As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are in: 40% said the miniskirt question came down to a woman’s legs: if … Read More about Poll Results – Maybe Miniskirts Aren’t Weekend Wear, Either
Liking these posts? Follow Corporette on Twitter — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale.) – Great slideshow on Glamour about the Dos and Don’ts of Wearing Vintage. [Glamour] For our $.02: We think vintage dresses like the one at left (one of … Read More about Weekly Roundup
Should you “friend” your boss on Facebook? We just got this request in from a reader, and we thought we’d post it for the group to weigh in: new problem: an 8th year i.e. someone very much the boss of me (isn’t everyone?) just found me on facebook and wants to be added. i took … Read More about Emergency Mailbag: Should she “Friend” her boss on Facebook?
Liking these posts? Follow Corporette on Twitter — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale.) Jeri rounds up some seriously cute post-it notes. [Jeri’s Organizing & Decluttering News] (Our $.02: We wouldn’t recommend handing your boss a Post-It note with, say, a squirrel … Read More about Weekly Roundup
We live in scary times. Every day there are thousands of people laid off, from law firms and banks and every company imaginable. The Wall Street Journal tells us that young women are more vulnerable to layoffs. If you’re slightly lucky, your company is ‘fessing up to the fact that the layoffs are economy based, … Read More about Poll – You’ve Kept Your Job, But How to Handle Your Colleagues Who Didn’t?
Liking these posts? Follow Corporette on Twitter — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale.) – The Financial Times explores the myth of the sexy stiletto-heeled businesswoman, so common on television shows like Lipstick Jungle: it’s fictional! <gasp!> [FT via Jezebel] – Schools … Read More about Weekly Roundup
Somehow, we made it all the way through the election without discussing this: Is it still inappropriate to talk about politics in the office? Sure, places like Fundrace let you know who gave what — and to whom — so the political leanings of your coworkers are much more out-in-the open. Still, the office can … Read More about Poll — Are politics still taboo at the office?
Liking these posts? Follow Corporette on Twitter — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale.) Personalize your Blackberry with happy, fun decals and stickers. [Coveroo] (Warning: some are cute, some look like “tramp stamps,” and some make you wonder how there could possibly … Read More about Weekly Roundup