Ah, interview week. The time when stress is running high at business schools and law schools, the time when everyone’s wearing suits in uncomfortable heat, loitering about awkwardly in hotel lobbies, and wishing they were still in flip flops and ripped jeans. Today’s important question is thus: Assuming you’re wearing a black suit, what color … Read More about Poll: What Color Hose Is Correct For An August or September Interview?
2017 Update: We still think a lot of these laptop sleeves are awfully cute, but you may also want to check out our 2017 roundup of the best laptop bags for work. Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first … Read More about The Hunt: Laptop Sleeves
I got an e-mail a while ago from reader A, on the hunt for stylish bags for law school. She notes that “I consider myself too old (too fabulous?) for a backpack (I’m 28) so I’m looking for a bag for law school that is stylish, comfortable, and suitable for a laptop. I am just wondering if … Read More about Bags for Law School
Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend. Happy Monday! Not … Read More about Monday’s TPS: LV Epi Leather Alma bag in Grenade
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
– Fashionista declares it so it must be so: Black nailpolish is dead. (If it were ever appropriate in an office anyway, which is debatable.) [Fashionista] – Oh, good, we like to laugh: “Report: Women Increasingly Choosing Dead-End Careers Over Dead-End Relationships.” [The Onion] – 5 mini-laptops worth lugging around. [Smart Money] – In case … Read More about Weekly 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
We’re prepping for our next “Hunt” article: this time, we’re tackling briefcases/attaches/totes for businesswomen. Sure, the USB drive is all you need most days, but what do you carry when you’re going to a big meeting or to court and need to carry some serious documents (and look serious doing it)? Suggestions welcome — please … Read More about Call for Comments! What’s your go-to “briefcase”?
We’ve taken the poll down for the moment because it was screwing up the sidebar, but the results are in: – 50% of you think pantyhose never need to be worn, regardless who you’re meeting with that day, – 43% of you think that bare legs are fine unless you have a big meeting (i.e., … Read More about Poll results!
Are bare legs acceptable for the office? Photo by telethon, courtesy of Flickr.
We used to buy those tiny fabric knots to wear with the French-cuffed shirts we got at Thomas Pink, until a friend who’d made a move to a more relaxed lifestyle sold us her cufflink stash: beautiful, feminine cufflinks she’d collected over the years that turned out to be 200x easier to get through the … Read More about Thursday’s TPS Report