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?
One of the article ideas that people often offer us is to do an article about which hair accessories are appropriate for the office. Yet we’ve always hesitated … well, primarily because we don’t know if anything is appropriate for the office beyond low-ponytail type hairbands. Headbands always seem too prissy / 1980s / wear-in-your-early-20s … Read More about Poll! What kind of hair accessories are appropriate for the office?
What is the best way to personalize your office? We love reader mail, and we’re using our lack of ideas for polls to catch up answering some… (Update: check out some of our more recent posts on office decor!) I’m a new associate in BigLaw. My very experienced assistant tells me I need to put … Read More about Reader Mail – Personalizing an Office
On the off chance anyone’s company is still having their black-tie affair this year, we thought we’d give some advice on what to wear, and what not to wear. (Although the best advice we can give you is: ask a colleague who’s already been to the dance at least once.) 1. First of all, ways … Read More about What Not to Wear To… a Black-Tie Affair
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?
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?
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 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