I’ve mentioned my love for my Bluetooth keyboard a few times, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a whole post on it, so I thought we’d discuss. If you tend to do a lot of writing in your life (even just emails!), I highly recommend it. There are a ton of options out there; the … Read More about Gift Idea: Bluetooth Keyboard
My mother was just extolling the virtues of something I got her at Uncommon Goods (these beer sommelier glasses, if you’re interested), so I was perusing the site again recently, and found this fun spice kit. If you’re traveling for business (or working crazy hours), you’re often at the mercy of the hotel kitchen (or Seamless), and eating … Read More about Coffee Break: Mobile Foodie Survival Kit
Here’s a fun question that is hopefully hypothetical: what are you most afraid of forgetting for business travel? What would you go out and buy immediately if you realized you had forgotten it? For me the answer is always my makeup bag. (Or, when I was nursing, some vital pump part.) It’s hard to forget … Read More about Forget Me Not: Business Travel
When you’re preparing for work travel to a different part of the country, how do you decide just what to pack? Reader B has a question about business trips: I find myself traveling to various cities for work and when I get there finding that I’ve not packed well for the weather or not brought … Read More about City Guides for Business Travel: Weather, Makeup, and More
Whether you travel every week for work or it’s rare that you find yourself at an airport for a business trip, travel can be a series of small hassles — but a little planning can be a huge help. It’s been a while since we’ve talked about business travel — although we’ve shared plenty of posts about all kinds of … Read More about Business Travel Tips and Tricks
A reader wondered how to handle it when her team had to hurry to catch a train, and she couldn’t keep up because of her heels.
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)
You want to look professional during a long flight with colleagues, but you’re understandably not too eager to wear a suit for several hours of waking, sleeping, and eating. So, with your trusty flight outfit of a fleece + yoga pants staying in the closet at home, what can you choose that will be comfortable but still … Read More about Polished but Comfortable: How to Look Professional During a Long Flight for Work
Something that I’ve wanted to do for a while is talk about what’s worth the “splurge” (on a big or small level) versus what’s NOT worth the splurge. For example: I always joke that life is too short for cheap liquor and cheap toilet paper. On the flip side, I rarely notice the difference with a … Read More about What Purchases are Worth the Splurge — And What Aren’t?
2019 Update: We still stand by this fun discussion with tips on rewarding yourself for a job well done — but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion on ways to celebrate professional wins. What are some good ways for rewarding yourself for a job well done? Reader L wonders how … Read More about Rewarding Yourself for a Job Well Done
What are your best tips on how to pack for a one-day business trip? Today I’m excited to welcome back guest poster and blogger extraordinaire Road Warriorette, who’s been nice enough to give us helpful tips on traveling with coworkers and professional but small suitcases. We actually just met IRL not too long ago for … Read More about How to Pack for a One-Day Business Trip
What do you wear when you want to show authority without wearing a suit? We’ve talked about what to wear when a suit doesn’t feel right, but Reader R is looking for authoritative clothes that aren’t intimidating and travel well… I recently started a new job as in-house counsel. As part of my responsibilities, I … Read More about I Can’t Wear a Suit — But Want to Show Authority