The recession is truly upon us — businesses are shuttering left and right, the outlook is bleak for bonuses, and the Dow keeps going down. Yet if you read this blog, and are employed, odds are you’ve got a hefty paycheck still coming your way twice a month. Is it gauche to be exuberant about … Read More about Poll: Holidays and a Bear Market
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2017 Update: We stand by this advice on wearing vintage clothing to the office, but you may also want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women. The other day, we got a request from a reader asking whether vintage fashions are ever appropriate to wear to the office or to court. … Read More about Reader Mail — Is vintage appropriate to wear to the office?
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.) – The NYT proclaims the return of the interview suit. (To which we ask: did it ever really go away?) [NYT] (We’ve attached one of our favorite interview … Read More about Weekly Round-up
Last week, we asked about the messy office — when is messy TOO messy, and whether the female propensity to have more personal stuff in your office (spare shoes, cardigans, jackets) made the answer different for women. As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results were pretty clear: 51% said it was … Read More about Poll Results: The Messy Office
We seem to be getting a ton of negative feedback on the reader mail question yesterday, wherein we recommended that our reader wear dark trouser jeans to Sunday brunch at the partner’s house. Although she wrote in to clarify her situation, we were still intrigued by the feedback. As we noted in our original post, … Read More about Poll — Are jeans ever appropriate if you’re in a semi-work situation?
One of our readers wrote in with this intriguing question: My boyfriend and I were recently invited to Sunday Brunch at a senior partner’s house, and I’m really unsure what to wear. I’m worried about being over/underdressed. We’re in the Northeast, so it will be chilly, and the crowd is not strictly work people. If … Read More about Reader Mail: What to Wear to Sunday Brunch?
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. Happy Monday! Today’s … Read More about Splurge Monday’s TPS Report: Narciso Rodriguez Shadow Tweed Dress
Last week we asked whether or not patterned tights were appropriate for professional women. As always, the poll is still open, but the initial results are interesting — the voters were pretty split in terms of what could or couldn’t work. – 36% of you said that men’s patterns (pinstriped, windowpane) in dark, neutral colors … Read More about Poll Results: Patterned Tights and You
This week’s poll is about an office space — if it’s your own, and you have a door that shuts and blocks it from view entirely, how clean do you keep it? (We’ll also assume, for the purpose of this poll, that you don’t have frequent clients or superiors coming to your office.) We have … Read More about Poll: When does a messy office cross the line?
2018 Update: We still stand by these tips on dressing professionally if you’re busty, but if you’re a busty professional, you may want to check out some of our other content, including our most recent roundup of the best lingerie to buy at Nordstrom. What are your best tips for dressing professionally if you’re busty, ladies? … Read More about Ten Things About… Dressing Professionally if You’re Busty