2018 Update: This was such a great discussion we decided to update it in 2018 — here’s our latest discussion where we asked the readers, how much do you spend on work clothes? Along these cost-per-wear lines, you may want to check out our more recent post where we asked the readers: how long do you … Read More about How Much Do You Spend on Clothes for Work?
On Friday, we mentioned that one of our best uses for business cards (after we’ve taken the information from them) is to use them to keep delicate necklaces neat and tidy. Some readers asked for pictures, so we spent some time this morning cutting up old Corporette business cards (and then spending far too long … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Necklaces and Business Cards
Today’s reader mail comes from a 1L, who’s just been told she needs braces… I have recently been advised by a number of orthodontists and oral surgeons that I need full braces (including rubber bands — eek!) on both my top and bottom teeth for at least two years, followed by retainers, etc. My question … Read More about Reader mail: Will braces hurt my interviewing chances?
Hi all — we’ve noticed a few comments that the site has looked funny (some people mentioned it looked “gray.”) We haven’t noticed a problem, but we’ve deactivated some newly-added plugins (they were supposed to help the images on the site load faster), in case those were causing problems. If it’s recurring, can anyone be … Read More about Tech troubles?
Today’s reader mail deals with the inevitable problem: buying the same clothes as your coworkers. I have just started my career and I am building up my wardrobe essentials one button down at a time so i am kinda slow because i had to start from scratch (my college wardrobe wasn’t ahem ‘ladylike’). I have … Read More about Reader mail: My coworker has my same suit!
Here’s something we’re curious about, readers — how are you dealing with the threat of swine flu? We know it sounds super-pleasant. At the office, are you being encouraged to get a flu shot, and being discouraged from bringing in baked goods? While out networking, are you shaking hands with people, or (like Kathie Lee … Read More about Open Thread: How are you dealing with the threat of swine flu?
2018 Update: We still stand by the advice below on how to get great deals on workwear; you may also want to check out our latest discussion of how to get deals at discount clothing stores like Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx! Here’s my confession/boast: almost everything I own was bought on sale. My favorite Iisli … Read More about How to Get Great Deals on Workwear: 10 Online Shopping Tips
Liking these posts? Follow Corporette on Twitter — this is the edited version of what we’re reading! (We also Tweet if we hear about a good sale.) – You’re welcome, hubs: Jezebel notes that the husbands of educated women live longer. (Pictured: Graduation Cap Cupcake, originally uploaded to Flickr by clevercupcakes.) – The NYT talks … Read More about Weekly Roundup
Even though summer’s over, UV glare is forever, so we thought we’d address this question we got a while ago… Was wondering if any of you have ideas about where to get a pair of decent sunglasses (polarized, but nothing fancy) for $20-$50 or so. I just don’t like to pay more because I always … Read More about Reader mail: Which sunglasses are best?
Maybe this is a boring subject, but we’re obviously a bit on the techy-side, so we’re curious: what technology do you carry with you on a daily basis? How does it affect which purse you carry? Do you have any fun tech stories (e.g., trying to figure out how to carry your Blackberry while at … Read More about Open Thread: Let’s Talk Tech
2020 Update: We still stand by this analysis of when you can take leftovers from a business lunch — links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our ultimate guide to business lunch etiquette. Is a doggy bag is ever appropriate in a business context? Today’s reader wonders what the etiquette rule … Read More about Reader mail: Can I take the leftovers from my business lunch?
A reader wondered if classic, tasteful vintage couture was appropriate to wear to work at her conservative law firm.