Let’s set the scene for you: You enter the break room. One of your colleagues stands there, minding her own business and getting coffee. You notice that she’s wearing a khaki linen skirt that is a bit too short — when she bends over to put the milk back in the fridge you can see … Read More about Tuesday Poll: When to Tell a Colleague Her Outfit is Inappropriate
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 you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Black Linen Trousers
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. A good sweater … Read More about Monday’s TPS Report – TSE Italian cotton twinset (Saks)
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
Women’s suits: No one really knows how often to dry clean them. For men, the answer that is given time and time again is the same: Rarely. Once a season, maybe. The less the better. But then again, men’s suits fit differently than women’s, and the things men wear beneath a suit (the long-sleeved shirt, … Read More about Poll: How often do you dryclean suits?
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. This Tracy Reese … Read More about Wednesday’s TPS Report – Tracy Reese Skirt
We were sort of, well, busy in grade school when all the girls were learning how to do pretty up-dos — clubs and lessons galore. (As were most of our friends!) However, on the off chance you have 5 minutes free in the morning and would like to go for a more polished look, this … Read More about How To: Polished Hair for a Busy Woman
Jezebel has a piece today on Nancy Pelosi’s style, inspired by a recent article in The New Republic. They also link to a 2006 WaPo article about Nancy Pelosi’s style. All the pieces talk about her maternal style — the Tahitian pearls, the Armani suits, and how integral they are to her success. We’ve posted … Read More about Nancy Pelosi and the “Maternal” Style
It seems like in a matter of weeks we have gone from total ignorance of the luxury sample sale sites on the Internet to complete overdose. These sites can be great for the woman who loves a sale but is constantly stuck in the office, so we thought we’d give you a round-up. Here’s the … Read More about It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Another Luxury Sample Sale Site!
We don’t have HD TV yet, but apparently tomorrow night on CBS 2 there will be an hour-long special featuring “women who have found success in the areas of business, politics, finance and entertainment.” We’d be interested to watch it if we had it — if anyone sees it let us know how it goes. … Read More about New Yorkers: “Women at the Top” on CBS2
– 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
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. Today’s find is … Read More about Friday’s TPS Report – Rosette Tee from Gap