I was looking at a major department store’s “Wear to Work” dresses and found myself negging rejecting half of the dresses because they looked like wedding wear to me instead of workwear. And it occurs to me: this topic comes up a TON — what is cocktail attire, what is office attire, what is wedding … Read More about Where Do You Draw the Line Between Wedding Wear and Office Wear?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear to a business cocktail party, and links have been updated below. If it’s summertime, you may want to check out our advice on summer work events — if it’s wintertime, you may want to check out some of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Reader … Read More about What to Wear to a Business Cocktail Party
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to do black tie on a budget, but you may also want to check out all of our other posts on holiday business etiquette. How do you dress for a work-related black tie — on a budget? Whether you have a formal holiday office party coming … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Black Tie on a Budget
Nov. 2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear to a holiday office party, and we’ve updated choices for each category! You may also want to check out all of our other posts on holiday business etiquette. Here’s a fun question: what to wear to an holiday office party? We have six ideas below, … Read More about What to Wear to a Holiday Office Party
When is the right time to wear pearls? We’ve talked about how to buy pearls, but Reader C sent in a super short email wondering when to wear them… One of my favorite jewelry pieces is my strand of Mikimoto pearls that I got for my 30th birthday. They were an investment piece, and they … Read More about When Should You Wear Pearls?
2019 Update: We still think the festive blazers featured here are great for work and holiday office parties — check out our updated picks for festive blazers below! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one … Read More about The Hunt: Festive Blazers
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to do black tie on the cheap, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. How do you do black tie on a shoestring budget? Reader J wonders… I am a law student who will be working at a … Read More about How to Do Black Tie on the Cheap
Are Louboutins appropriate for the office with those sexy red soles? Reader J wonders… What do think about wearing Louboutins in the office? Is the red sole too sexy?? I have a pair of Simple 85s, which are not high at all. They’re conservative, black kid leather, round toe, surprisingly comfy, but they have this … Read More about Are Louboutins Appropriate For the Office?
We’re normally not fans of pricey beauty products — the drugstore is more of our vibe. However, we were talked into buying this YSL highlighter as part of our wedding makeup, and we are absolutely addicted now, because it’s the perfect way to “look alive” after a long day of staring at the computer screen. … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Touche Eclat
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on holiday parties, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Reader L writes in today with a question on holiday parties… We’ve been invited to a Holiday Party, being hosted by the VP at my husband’s company. This is the … Read More about Reader mail: On holiday parties
Today’s reader e-mail comes with smoke signals… I was just invited to a black-tie dinner at the Waldorf for a benefit my firm supports. Although I have lots of dresses, I’m not sure what is appropriate for a black tie business function. Is a knee length dress ever appropriate at a black tie function? This is one of those … Read More about Emergency reader e-mail: Black tie SOS
Today’s reader mail has to do with someone who is in need of advice for what to wear to a gala event… Dear Corporette – You have never steered me wrong, and I definitely need advice on this one: I have been invited by a former boss & mentor (partner of a French law firm) … Read More about Reader mail: What to wear to a professional gala event in DC?