I was looking at a major department store’s “Wear to Work” dresses and found myself negging rejecting half of the dresses because they looked like wedding wear to me instead of workwear. And it occurs to me: this topic comes up a TON — what is cocktail attire, what is office attire, what is wedding … Read More about Where Do You Draw the Line Between Wedding Wear and Office Wear?
How many different makeup looks for different occasions do you have? I was going out somewhere recently, and I overshot the mark on makeup — I wanted to do more than my daily makeup look, but less than my evening/date night/party look, and landed up far too close to my “party look.” So I got … Read More about Office Makeup, Weekend Makeup, Party Makeup: How Much Do You Mix It Up?
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice for going-out clothes and young professionals, but you may also want to check out the great reader discussion on general going-out clothes after age 25. Once you get to grad school, can you stick with your “going out” style from college, or is it time to make some changes? … Read More about Going-Out Clothes and Young Professionals
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on desk to dinner makeup — you may also want to check out our recent post on what to avoid in “desk to dinner” dresses. Which makeup do you find indispensable for the desk-to-dinner refresh/transformation? I just realized the other day that we’ve never really talked about … Read More about Beauty Wednesday: Desk to Dinner Makeup
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Festive Blazers
While doing the “Previously” posts for this month, I was thinking that the “desk to dinner” transitions one would be a good one to revisit since we have such a bigger community now to discuss. At the time I wrote the first post, Project Runway had just done a challenge where contestants had to make … Read More about How do you dress for desk to dinner?
We’re normally not fans of pricey beauty products — the drugstore is more of our vibe. However, we were talked into buying this YSL highlighter as part of our wedding makeup, and we are absolutely addicted now, because it’s the perfect way to “look alive” after a long day of staring at the computer screen. … Read More about Tool of the Trade: Touche Eclat
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion on day to night transitions — you may also want to check out our recent post on what to avoid in “desk to dinner” dresses. About a week ago we asked you how you handled the much-talked-about day-to-night transition — do you change outfits entirely? … Read More about Poll Results: Day to Night Transitions
A few weeks ago on Project Runway the contestants had to design a look to take Brooke Shields’ character on Lipstick Jungle from “day to evening” in a single look. We wanted to scream at the television — we’ve never bought into the idea that women want to wear their office garb out for the … Read More about Poll: How do you handle the day to night transition?