A big welcome to commenter Kanye East (lawyer by day, jewelry fan by night!) with her pearl guide!
What items are “worth the splurge” if you have a healthy amount of discretionary income? Reader S wonders… Here’s my idea for a post – what are the central items that are “worth the splurge” for those of us with a healthy amount of (but not unlimited) discretionary income? I’m thinking there are certain purchases … Read More about The Best Splurges
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?
How can brooches help your work wardrobe? Reader A wonders how to wear a brooch: I have a fashion challenge that has stumped me for years. I received two beautiful, expensive broaches that look like they could be integrated into my work wardrobe, but I do not know how to wear them. How does a … Read More about How to Wear a Brooch
When you first start working, how do you build a tasteful jewelry collection for work — one that’s interesting but still polished? Reader A wonders… I come from a decidedly non-professional background, and most jewelry I’ve bought has either gone out of style in a month or been so cheap I feel it doesn’t fit … Read More about How to Build a Jewelry Collection for Work That’s Tasteful and Polished
Which are the best watches for professional women? Is it still worth investing in a quality watch, even though everyone uses their cell phone or computer to check time? Reader L wrote in to ask about watches: I searched your site and found the post on digital watches, but I would love your (and your … Read More about Professional Watches for Women
How can you “edge up” a conservative look (and still look professional)? Reader T wonders… I’m in a creative field (aspiring commercial director) and recently came out of a personal branding seminar where I was given the suggestion to “edge up” my look, which I think is actually a good idea. I dress pretty polished … Read More about How to Edge Up a Conservative Look
How do you know when to splurge on a piece of jewelry? A big step in the right direction involves understanding the jewelry terminology (it’s also helpful if you suspect you’re allergic to some jewelry!) Today’s guest post explores just that. Author “Kanye East” is an attorney at law, New York City ex-pat, sarcastic Corporette … Read More about A Discriminating Woman’s Guide To Buying Jewelry, Part One
Reader A thinks her look is too “tomboy” for the office… I am writing to you in hopes for some advice on how to change from a “tom boy look” to a mid-level executive in a financial institution. I know that your blog is mostly geared toward New York lawyers, but while I am neither … Read More about The Tomboy in the Suit
Should young women remove their engagement rings for interviews, particularly OCI? Are very large diamond rings inappropriate for the office? This should be a fun conversation. Reader S wonders what size diamond ring is appropriate for a professional woman… What size wedding ring/engagement ring is appropriate for a professional office? Personally, I think giant rings … Read More about Should You Remove Your Engagement Ring for an Interview?
As with my round-up of my favorite items from our TPS reports, I thought I’d round up my favorite accessory recommendations from 2010. Readers, which are your favorites? Any from the commenting threads? (Each picture is from one month, and links back to the original post.)
Ice.com has been on my mind lately,* so I “wandered” over to the site today to check it out — and fell in love with these gorgeous black agate, ruby, and diamond sterling silver earrings. They’re beautiful without being blingy, and — bestill my beating heart! — have a comfortable leverback instead of a post. … Read More about Coffee Break: Black Agate, Ruby & Diamond Sterling Silver Earrings