Weekend Roundup

ask a working woman survey– Ask a Working Woman Survey: Indeed! You’ll learn all sorts of stuff. Such as, nobody likes pantyhose. But seriously, go take the survey! [Feminist Law Professors]

– WaPo thinks Vogue’s shoots of lady politicians is a window into how these women would like to be perceived. [WaPo]

– Uh oh: Barack has now been caught calling women “sweetie” twice. [Chicago Trib, bastard.logic]

– Wired tells us how to hack our brains to get smarter, including which drugs to take. [Wired] Oh, and Real Age advises us to drink lots of tea. [Real Age]

– Information overload? Part of the game is knowing when to give up. [NYT: Shifting Careers]

Poll results!

is pantyhose requiredWe’ve taken the poll down for the moment because it was screwing up the sidebar, but the results are in:

– 50% of you think pantyhose never need to be worn, regardless who you’re meeting with that day,

– 43% of you think that bare legs are fine unless you have a big meeting (i.e., in court or with the CEO)

– 7% of you think that pantyhose/stockings should always be worn in the summer.


Monday’s TPS Report – Vivienne Tam

Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. We begin the week in splurge mode, with our most expensive suggestions, and wind our way to Friday, where a less expensive item of clothing might be just what you need to make it to the weekend.

Vivienne Tam white silk dressGood morning campers! This white silk dress by Vivienne Tam is just what we need for a dreary Monday; it’s available at Revolve Clothing. The bold colors and patterns on this flattering dress tell people you’re not afraid to take chances — yet you know exactly what’s appropriate for the office. We’d wear it with a cropped black jacket, maybe with a purple brooch.

Weekly Round-Up

– The ChicagoTrib looks at the prevalence of sleep problems in today’s society. If you’re having trouble sleeping, we recommend working out in the morning, not drinking caffeine after 3 PM, and avoiding thoughts about work/career issues before bedtime.

– Oldie but still relevant: WSJ’s The Juggle has lots of good links to old articles about how neglecting your appearance may negatively affect your career.

Oprah Magazine and Jezebel explore one of the primary dangers of the office bathroom: the Tinkler.

– WowOwow has lots of excerpts from Cokie Roberts’ new book on the First Ladies.

– NYT has an article about how, for a mere $156,000, you can buy a share to an apartment in Paris for one month a year. We don’t think this is such a bad idea, but then again, we also can’t imagine being able to get away from the office for a full month, so we’re thinking of this more as a 1/22nd share in a Paris apartment.

– The secret to succeeding in the law for women lawyers is, apparently, a deep love of practicing law. [Ms. J.D., New York magazine: Women Leaders in the Law. ]

– Drool, drool, drool: The World’s Most Dazzling Royal Jewels. We’ve bought right-hand rings and diamond earrings before, but these are stunning. [Forbes]

– Totally unrelated to business or fashion, but if you are as big of a Buffy fan as we are then enjoy: interview with Joss Whedon about his new project, starring Eliza Dushku. [LA Times]

Bargain Friday: TPS Report

For Friday, a shirt dress from Liz Claiborne. Yes, yes, the brand is slightly stodgy, but Tim Gunn’s in charge now, and for $89 this dress is a nice steal. Fit is key, however: the hem should be tailored to sit just above the knee, and the body of the dress should be fitted. Bare arms aren’t appropriate for the office, of course, so we’d pair this with a structured cardigan (like something from Iisli) or a cropped navy jacket. We also like the way the dress invokes the classic men’s seersucker look without sacrificing an ounce of femininity.

Poll of the day! Pantyhose in the summer…

PantyhoseAre bare legs acceptable for the office?  Photo by telethon, courtesy of Flickr.

bare legs acceptable

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