Are there any backpacks that are stylish and large enough to hold file folders, binders and more on your commute from work? Backpacks are super trendy right now, but all of the really stylish bags are far too small for file folders or work papers. I was just at an event where I saw a young lawyer … Read More about Backpacks for Work
Reader D wrote in, asking us to update our older post on the best commuting shoes — so let’s discuss, particularly since the weather is finally getting warmer! Here’s her question: Can you please update the ‘The Best Commuting Shoes‘ post? I left my Born Crown Collection nadine’s at a hotel by accident a few months ago and … Read More about The Best Commuting Shoes: Stylish, Comfortable, AND Practical?
Ever feel like you have fussy, weird feet that are hard to fit? Here’s how to find shoes for your weird feet.
Sore feet can ruin any vacation — or the early days on a new job — or heck, early days of a new season while you re-break in all of your summer shoes from last year. Whatever the reason, there are a TON of affordable products and easy exercises you can use to help soothe tired feet. … Read More about How to Make Your Sore Feet Feel Better
We all know we shouldn’t go to work when we’re sick. But whether you’re a presidential candidate or have a more typical career, most of us do it anyway. (Note: Here I’m referring to the average Corporette reader with full-time benefits; the millions of Americans without paid sick leave don’t have much choice about whether to stay home and rest.) … Read More about 6 Things to Have on Hand When You’re Sick at Work
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: Nude Flats for Work
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on summer foot care, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions of how to make your sore feet feel better, as well as our best advice on what to wear to work in the summer. While we may be happy to welcome … Read More about Summer Foot Care: 10 Products to Help with Blisters, Sweat, and More
With only a few weeks to go until summer officially begins, it’s a great time to discuss how to wear pantyhose in the summer — because even if your office is freezing, your commute won’t be. We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: This is very much a “know your office” situation. If you’re new, assume … Read More about How to Wear Pantyhose In the Summer
We recently got this question from a reader who’s running for judge (woot, you go!), and it raises an interesting issue of what is casual but professional footwear for women — for weekends and other outings outside the office. Can you be professional in sneakers? What are some other options besides work sneakers? In a bigger sense, … Read More about Stylish Work Sneakers For Women (And Advice On What Should Women Wear While Canvassing)
Business casual can be tricky — particularly when you’re transitioning from a conservative office. But what if the culture at your company isn’t just business casual, but ultra-feminine business casual — and you’re still most comfortable in a gray suit? When you’re in a new job and feeling pressure to dress a certain way to fit in … Read More about A Feminine Approach to Business Casual
Is there a single solution to making an office’s temperature more comfortable if big windows make it too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer? Reader A wonders… I just started as an associate attorney and it’s my first time with my very own office! It’s so great to have my own four walls. My issue … Read More about What to Do When Your Office Temperature is Never Right
If you’re petite and your office desk is too tall for you — enough that it’s causing you pain while you work — how much is your employer required to do to make your desk/chair setup more ergonomic? What if you work at a nonprofit? Reader A asks… I wonder if you could address what my work place is required to do … Read More about Petite Office Ergonomics (and: How Does Your Office Handle Ergonomics?)