2020 Update: We still stand by these thoughts on upgrading weekend clothes — you may also want to check out our new series on weekend wear, including the best jeans for work and play. Welcome to what is probably our final “next step” feature, where we explore how to take the next step up in … Read More about The Next Step: Upgrading Weekend Clothes
We look at how to upgrade your jewelry for work, including how to shop the different tiers of jewelry shops, from cheap/mass market to indie to estate and beyond!
What are the best ways to upgrade personal services such as massages, food delivery, personal training, and more? More importantly, where is the middle ground between DIYing it and, for example, hiring a personal chef? How can you outsource and save time in some areas of your life so that you can focus on spending your time (and money) on the … Read More about The Next Step: Services
We’ve talked about upgrading your work clothes, buying better bags and grown-up furniture — but we haven’t yet talked about different tiers for shoes. (Of course, we’ve talked in the past about comfortable heels, classic flats, which brands of shoes we love, which brands just don’t work for us, and even about how to find … Read More about The Next Step: Shoes
What are the different “levels” for handbags — and how do you upgrade your handbag collection? I’m curious to hear what readers say. We’ve already talked about how to upgrade your professional wardrobe, as well as where to buy grown-up furniture… up next in our Next Step series: handbags. I’m pretty solidly in Bucket 3 … Read More about The Next Step: Bags
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on professional clothing brands across all budget points — but do check out our more recent discussions of Workwear Stores Off the Beaten Path. A lot of people know where to go for inexpensive professional clothes — and then they know the brands that celebrities wear. But … Read More about The Next Step: Professional Clothing Brands Across All Budget Points
2021 Update: We still think this was a really fun discussion on when to buy grown-up furniture — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion of the best places to buy furniture (with TONS of reader comments and reviews). There was a fun discussion a while ago in the comments section … Read More about The Next Step: Furniture