Let’s set the scene for you: You enter the break room. One of your colleagues stands there, minding her own business and getting coffee. You notice that she’s wearing a khaki linen skirt that is a bit too short — when she bends over to put the milk back in the fridge you can see … Read More about Tuesday Poll: When to Tell a Colleague Her Outfit is Inappropriate
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There’s an interesting story in today’s WSJ regarding pantyhose, and how it causes a generational divide between workers. That’s definitely true! We here at Corporette think they should be worn on the most formal of occasions — court appearance, meeting with the CEO, etc — but for daily work they aren’t necessary. We were surprised, … Read More about Generation Pantyhose
If you missed it, you’re in luck: it’s now online. They interview the a range of women, including the ones we always hear about (Oprah, Madonna), the ones we may not hear about but certainly know about (Essie, of Essie nail polish), and the “firsts” — the first woman to sit on the New York … Read More about “Women at the Top” Special Now Online
We apologize for the lack of posts — in addition to our day jobs taking up far too much of our time, we’ve been working on a big story (should be up by Friday): a review of all the new invitation-only online sales sites. We’ve also been working on various technical glitches on the site … Read More about Excuse us for the lack of posts
– Yet another article on lady lawyers and clothes… [ABA Journal] – Are you in “lean” mode, perhaps trying to save for a downpayment on a house or to pay off school debt? Let this article be your inspiration; it brings back fond memories of our lean days just starting out. [NYT] – Collect male … Read More about Weekend Round-Up
– The Girls in the Beauty Department round up the best pink nail polishes. [Glamour] We totally want the one The Daily Obsession recommended, though (pictured). (Available at Nordstrom.) – Eeek! How did we miss this? “Clothing” arguments for a new legal dress code. We luuuurve the rule that “if you wear it to play, … Read More about Weekly Round-Up: If you wear it to play, don’t wear it to work
WowOwow has an interesting new segment where they’ll show a “scene” from their daily life. Today, it’s desks. We’re sort of an odd duck: we’ve been in love with desks for a while now. (We were also in love with libraries as a child, so this may not be that odd.) In our opinion, the … Read More about We love old, musty desks, even in the Internet age
Are bare legs acceptable for the office? Photo by telethon, courtesy of Flickr.
So, in the time before we actually got this website up and running, we were reading TONS of articles we thought our eventual readers might want to read about. Here are some of those articles… – Glamour looks at Hillary’s make-up on the campaign trail. – Bunnyshop blogs about cute business-card holders. – J.D. Bliss … Read More about Blog round-up from before…
The LA Times has an interview with Hillary Clinton’s former “spiritual” advisor, Jean Houston; she says Hillary failed to embrace her archetype of “classical wise woman or priestess,” which would have quelled fears about the “rising feminine.” Um, yeah. It’s been a while since we were in a discussion about archetypes, but we do see … Read More about Business Archetypes: Which Type Are You?
2016 Update: We stand by the advice below, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on dining etiquette for business lunches. No, we’re neither Debrett’s nor Emily Post, but we know a thing or two about conducting ourselves properly at a business lunch… we’ve also seen some truly bad manners. Thus, whether you’ve … Read More about 10 Things You Should Know about a Business Lunch
We’re not sure why WSJ has this story *now*, given that black tie season is over (isn’t it?) but today they have a great article on why businesswomen need to be very, very careful in choosing an evening gown. It’s not just a matter of image; sometimes, there can be real trouble. Lisa Goldstein, an … Read More about Black ties and faux pas