Your perfect interview outfit may go out the window if you happen to be interviewing in the middle of a blizzard. Here are our best tips for how to interview in a snowstorm!
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to look professional but stay warm in a freezing office, but you may also want to check out our most recent thoughts on what to wear to work in the winter. How should you dress this winter when you work at a freezing office, and your … Read More about Brrr: Staying Warm in a Freezing Office
What do you wear to an event that calls for a “resort casual dress code” for business clothing? (Or: what do you wear to beachy conferences?) Key factors: You already look young for your age, you’re at least 20 years younger than any of your colleagues, and you’ll be meeting some of them for the first time. … Read More about The Resort Casual Dress Code (And What to Wear to Beachy Conferences)
As the weather is getting cooler and the air is getting dryer, I thought now might be a great time to talk about hair masks. I really got into them while pregnant with my second son — my skin was super dry, and my hair seemed to be too — so these are all ones … Read More about Hair Masks for Busy Women
I have an unhealthy addiction to tinted lip balms, and given that I really tend to jettison my heavier lipsticks during the summer months, I thought now would be a perfect time to round up a few of the various tinted balms I’ve tried, with pictures, swatches, and more. I’ve always found tinted lip balms … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Tinted Lip Balms
What should you wear — and not wear — to look professional (and stay cool) when it’s hot outside? Which summer work clothes are the best? We’ve recently gotten two reader questions on the question of how to look professional when it’s hot. First up, Reader M wonders: Hi. I’m 30 years old. I am … Read More about Summer Work Clothes: How to Look Professional When It’s Hot
What do you wear to keep your feet dry during summer showers? Do summer rainboots exist? Reader P wonders. A shoe question for you – what are the best shoes to wear when commuting in hot summer rain? I usually wear my tall Hunter rainboots fall through spring, but they’re way too hot for muggy … Read More about Rainboots — for Summer?
It’s May 1, and here in NYC the sun is shining, things are in bloom, and it seems as if Bare Leg/Flip Flop Commuting Weather has finally arrived. (Of course, we all know that you’re not supposed to walk for miles in flip flops, but everyone here does anyway.) I was thinking it might be … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Products for Summer
Are short-sleeved suits appropriate for young women in professional jobs — or are they horribly frumpy and tacky? Reader C wonders. What are your thoughts on short-sleeved suits? Appropriate or tacky? To provide some context, I am an attorney in my late 20s in Kansas City, and I work for a non-profit which is generally … Read More about Short-Sleeved Suits: Yea or Nay?
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
Today’s reader mail is from a reader who wonders what to wear to a business casual networking event — in the winter. Obviously, a lot of companies and networking groups have parties for students over the holidays — I can remember attending more than a few in my younger years. The perennial question, as Reader … Read More about What to Wear to a Business Casual Networking Event
How do you stay cool in an overheated office? Reader L — who notes that she is nowhere near “hot flash” territory — wants some advice on working with some overactive radiators: You’ve written about staying warm in a cold office. What about staying cool in a hot office? The weather outside is frightful, but … Read More about Staying Cool in a Hot Office