Let this post serve as a general PSA: As spring approaches, winter things should be heading into sale territory (and there are still some crazy sales to be found on last year’s summer things, as well). In general, I’m a big fan of silk long johns — they block the wind like nobody’s business, and … Read More about Coffee Break: Cuddl Duds Climatesmart Temperature-Sensitive Long John Pants
Suddenly, it has turned bitterly cold in New York, making me regret losing my favorite black cable-knit tights a few years ago. I’ve recently heard of these fleece-lined tights from Plush, though, and am intrigued — but finding them is a bit of a challenge. I can’t wait to try them, though! They’re generally $35 … Read More about Layering Hall of Fame: Plush Fleece Tights
Ooooh — I’ve wanted something Pucci for a while, and today may be the day: this gorgeous wrap (and a few others) are on sale today at Bluefly (take an extra 15% off cold weather sale). Love the blues and pinks, that little fringe, and the versatility of a wrap — gorgeous. Was $420, marked … Read More about Coffee Break: Blue Geometric Print Wool Silk Wrap
When I look through stores for something to post for the morning’s TPS, I see a ton of sweaters that strike me as inappropriate for the office, and it’s surprisingly hard to put my finger on why. So I thought I’d start a discussion today: what makes a sweater inappropriate (or appropriate) for the office? … Read More about What Makes a Sweater Appropriate for the Office?
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to do a complete wardrobe revamp — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on how to look great for work every day, as well as the minimalist’s guide to dressing for work. Reader R has a great question that … Read More about A Complete Wardrobe Revamp
2015 Update: Check out our new and improved guide to cardigans for work! Someone recently wrote to us, flummoxed over how to wear a cardigan. We looove cardigans, particularly in the summer, and so we thought we’d do a quick and dirty guide to cardigans… 1. Banded. These cardigans have some banding at the bottom … Read More about The Corporette Guide to Cardigans
Today’s reader mail presents us with a great question about wrap dresses for the office… I am continually more frustrated with trying to monitor my wrap dresses to ensure that the flap upon my lap/knees is “closed.” Do the readers have any suggestions? There is never enough “wrap” fabric to have it sewn shut along … Read More about The Challenge of Keeping it Under Wraps
2019 Update: Yes, we still love silk long johns for warmth — nothing beats them for a super thin but warm option. Still, you may want to check out our most recent discussion on warm women’s dress pants for the office, as well as what to wear beneath unlined suit pants. Pictured above, $9-$145: one … Read More about The Warmth of Silk: Why You Should Splurge on a Pair of Silk Long Johns to Wear Beneath Suit Pants
Today’s reader mail comes with a ton more of questions about interviewing… I’m a 3L and have an interview next week with a panel of district court judges for a judicial clerkship. I have a few questions with regards to my upcoming interview: 1.) I (and the interview) are in the Midwest, so it’s cold … Read More about Pantyhose or Tights: What to Wear with a Dark Suit for a Winter Interview
Today’s reader mail comes from reader E, who asks how one dresses up an ultrafine turtleneck… The thought of wearing turtlenecks hasn’t crossed my mind since I was in high school, but then I saw the ultrafine turtlenecks being sold at Gap. I was wondering how one would go about creating an outfit or dressing … Read More about Reader mail: What to do with an ultrafine turtleneck?
2018 Update: We still stand by these tips on dressing professionally if you’re busty, but if you’re a busty professional, you may want to check out some of our other content, including our most recent roundup of the best lingerie to buy at Nordstrom. What are your best tips for dressing professionally if you’re busty, ladies? … Read More about Ten Things About… Dressing Professionally if You’re Busty
(Welcome! If you’re new here, please consider signing up for our email list, or checking out our “start here” page!) Someone was telling us recently that they didn’t wear button-down shirts, didn’t even know how to wear ’em. So, here ya go… 1. If you’re going for the crisp cotton look, go for non-iron. Brooks … Read More about 10 Things to Know About: Wearing Button-Down Shirts