For us, make-up must walk a fine line — you want to look professional, you want to look pretty, you want to look well-rested — but you also want to get out of the house on time in the morning. We have a post coming up in a bit about interview makeup — but for … Read More about Poll: What’s In Your Everyday Makeup Bag?
Last week, we did some polling on whether dark nails were “too aggressive” for the office. As always, our poll is still open, but as it stands now, only 13% of you took a laissez-faire approach to nails (giving the OK to chipped nails and black nails), with a whopping 47% of you voting that … Read More about Poll Results: Blue Polish Is a No-No
Ah, interview week. The time when stress is running high at business schools and law schools, the time when everyone’s wearing suits in uncomfortable heat, loitering about awkwardly in hotel lobbies, and wishing they were still in flip flops and ripped jeans. Today’s important question is thus: Assuming you’re wearing a black suit, what color … Read More about Poll: What Color Hose Is Correct For An August or September Interview?
A week or so ago we asked, how do you invest? The answers were pretty evenly divided… the poll is still open, but at the moment this is how things are looking: 4% of you said you spent your money on Cosmos and Manolos 40% of you said your focus was getting out of debt … Read More about Poll Results: We’re a motley crew of investors
2017 Update: you may also want to check out our latest discussion about work-appropriate nails. As we roll into August, the shimmery pinks and muted nudes of early spring and summer tend to move their way to darker hues, like the NARS polish at left. So today’s poll is about nails — particularly, darkly … Read More about Poll: Are dark nails inappropriate for the office?
The crazy hours, the complicated work, the Excel spreadsheets, the hundreds of pages of reading — fortunately, there is an up side to many of these demanding professions, and that is a rather sizable paycheck. So today’s poll: What are you doing with your paycheck? Pictured: Money!, originally uploaded by Tracy O.
One of the hardest things about working a corporate job is not always being able to take advantage of your vacation time. Sure, you may have a lot of it (we’ve got 4 weeks) but who can find the time to reliably get away? N.B.: Answering this poll does not require you to actually be … Read More about Poll! How do you plan your vacations?
Is it acceptable for businesswomen to have long hair? We took a poll…
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on handling workouts near the office — but you may also want to check out some of our other office-to-gym issues, including our post on gym near the office etiquette. OK! We have no real idea what the answer might be here, so we’re particularly curious to … Read More about Polls: Handling Workouts Near the Office
Let’s face it, we’re all busy. Some stuff becomes a priority; other stuff falls by the wayside. So, in the great tradition of keeping up with the Joneses, we thought we’d take a poll: Incidentally, if you haven’t heard of it, the Lifebooker service can be great — if you have a spare night free … Read More about Poll: How high maintenance are you (salon-wise)?
Oh, come on, you knew it was coming: how can we have a blog about office-appropriate attire without addressing flip-flops? We’re going to have a multi-part quiz… Above: FitFlops WalkStar Sandals (from Amazon) Psst… below are some of our favorite flip flops for your commute if you’re on the hunt…
Let’s set the scene for you: You enter the break room. One of your colleagues stands there, minding her own business and getting coffee. You notice that she’s wearing a khaki linen skirt that is a bit too short — when she bends over to put the milk back in the fridge you can see … Read More about Tuesday Poll: When to Tell a Colleague Her Outfit is Inappropriate