Which makeup is best for a biking commute, or another commute where you expect sweat and possibly wind? Reader K wonders about the best makeup for biking to work… Being lucky enough to live only four miles from my office, I’m wanting to start taking a bike to and from work every day for personal … Read More about Makeup For Biking to Work
Reader L passed this interesting little tip along: “As part of my New Year resolutions I’m trying to walk more during my lunch hour, but I noticed my bras started to get a bit smelly, I guess from the bit of sweat (ewww). I didn’t want to change into a sports bra just for a … Read More about Workwear Hall of Fame: Wick’em Bra Liners
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: Wool Coats
What shoes look professional and can be worn with socks? I keep getting questions about this, so let’s discuss. (Pictured.) First, reader J wondered: I was wondering if you have ever covered where to find great workplace-appropriate shoes that you can wear with socks (that aren’t tall boots). The weather where I live is often … Read More about How to Keep Your Feet Warm and Look Professional
I’m one of those annoyingly practical types who carries an umbrella everywhere during spring and fall, when surprise showers always seem imminent. I recently got a new mini umbrella and was amazed at how heavy it was, compared to my old, super lightweight umbrella (which I think was a sister to this one). So for … Read More about Coffee Break – Totes Purse Umbrella
What is the best bag to carry if you walk to work? Reader A wonders… I’ve had a bag dilemma for years and though this venue might provide a solution. I thought perhaps someone out there might have found the holy grail of bags to address the following issues, and I’m sure others are looking … Read More about The Best Bags for Walking to Work
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?
What is the proper hem length for heels — and how do you commute in shoes of different heights? Reader Y wonders about flared pants, but I think she brings up a great point about hems and women who commute in shoes other than their office heels. I’m a 25 year old working in Boston, … Read More about Flared Pants, Hems, and Commutes
These “pearl” bracelets and necklaces are filled with a non-toxic icy gel that can be frozen to keep you cool. I saw them touted in O:The Oprah Magazine as a great way to make it through menopausal hot flashes, but I think they’d be great for hot, sticky summer mornings in the subway. I prefer … Read More about Coffee Break: Hot Girls Pearls
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: Raincoats & Lightweight Jackets
2020 Update: We still stand by these self-defense tips for women, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussions on safety for professional women, including the best personal safety apps for women who live alone and the best safety tips for women travelers. Self defense is not the most fun subject, … Read More about Open Thread: What Are Your Best Self-Defense Tips?
Reader S wonders if her refreshing bike ride to and from the office is harming her professional image… I ride my bike to work and struggle to look professional and yet arrive at the office safely at the same time. I’ve started keeping my clothes at work, and so now, I frequently wear leggings and … Read More about The Style of Cycling: How to Stay Professional While Biking to Work