Which are the great, professional, useful totes? If you always carry around a ton of stuff, should you downsize to look more professional? Reader A is about to make her first “really expensive purse purchase” and needs advice… First: congrats on making your first really expensive purse purchase — it looks like there are a … Read More about The Bag Lady Reconsiders… How to Choose Wisely When Purchasing a Work Bag
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
2019 Update: We still think this is a fascinating discussion on the question of whether you need to buy a fancy car to impress clients — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions of whether lawyers need a nice car and (on our blog for working moms) how to choose … Read More about Do You Have to Buy a Fancy Car to Impress Clients?
If you’ve been ogling designer shoes but aren’t sure where to start (or whether to make the leap!), this post is for you. I’ve been reading Tiffany’s blog at I am Style-ish for a few years now, and I’ve always admired the professional but chic way she incorporates designer shoes into her outfits. She has … Read More about A Newbie’s Guide to Designer Shoes
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?
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?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice that if you’re an intern with a $9000 handbag, it may be a bit too much — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of dressing better than your boss by carrying a “higher” label of a designer bag… We got an … Read More about The Intern with the $9,000 Handbag
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