With only a few weeks to go until summer officially begins, it’s a great time to discuss how to wear pantyhose in the summer — because even if your office is freezing, your commute won’t be. We’ve said it before, we’ll say it again: This is very much a “know your office” situation. If you’re new, assume … Read More about How to Wear Pantyhose In the Summer
“How a Little Lipstick Could Add Thousands To Your Paycheck” — that’s the title of a recent Fortune article reporting on a new study. Anyone else feeling a little stabby? We thought we’d take a closer look at the research and discuss it here. Some questions to consider at the outset: Do you agree that “good grooming” affects your … Read More about Wear Makeup, Increase Your Salary?
This is an occasional feature where we take a deeper look at weekend wear for professional women. After my first pregnancy left me with a zillion sun spots (I think something about it made me more sensitive), I’ve gotten hugely into hats (as well as sunscreen) for weekend days. I know commenters were just talking … Read More about Weekend Wednesday: Summer Hats
Ooooh: Nordstrom’s designer clearance has started — and they’ve added a ton of other markdowns to the sale section as well. The shoe section, in particular, is not to be believed — tons of lucky sizes on basic black Manolos and more for 40% off, as well as some wider availability for fun colors like the shoes … Read More about Deal Alert: Nordstrom Designer Clearance (And TONS of Other Markdowns)
Is anyone else excited that summer is almost here? On the off chance anyone has some down time this summer, let’s discuss: which are the best books to read for fun? Which are the thrillers you couldn’t put down — the rom-coms that warmed your heart — the memoirs that made you laugh, cry, think? Which … Read More about Summer Reading Fun
Ladies, let’s talk about job hopping: Do you view it as the only way to get ahead? Do you worry about being viewed negatively if you’ve had too many jobs in too short a time? What do you think is the minimum time to stay in one job? In the recent past, job hopping … Read More about Job Hopping: Yea or Nay?
2018 Update: We still stand by these busty women style tips, 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. One of our top posts of all time is one a friend suggested I write, … Read More about 10 Workwear Style Tips for Busty Women
2018 Update: We still think this is a great roundup of stylish pencil skirts, but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of pencil skirts for work. 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 … Read More about The Hunt: Stylish Pencil Skirts
Do ponytails count as professional hairstyles? Which are the best ponytails for the office? Do you think 50s/cheerleader ponytails are no-gos for the office, or is any neat, easy hairstyle inherently professional? Have you guys been watching AMC’s Better Call Saul? It’s the prequel story to Breaking Bad, chronicling the path that small-time con-man/lawyer Jimmy McGill took to … Read More about Professional Hairstyles: Do Ponytails Count?
I just saw a great study on this, so I thought we’d discuss — do you leave room in your budget to take advantage of sale prices? Do you do it in a disciplined way (“I have $300 to spend for fun purchases, no more!”) or is it just part of your budgetary cushion? Which … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Leave Room in Your Budget to Take Advantage of Sale Prices
2019 Update: We still think this is a nice roundup of plus size suits and more, and links have been updated below — but you can also check out our updated post on where to find stylish plus-size suits for work (as well as where to find the best women’s suits of 2019). Looking for … Read More about Suiting Brands for Women: Plus Size Suits, Petite Suits, Tall Suits and More
Ladies, how often do you buy purses and bags? Do you prefer to make one big purchase and buy a quality, name bag — or do you prefer to make more frequent, smaller purchases? Does having a trendy bag matter to you, or do you want a classic style? I’ve been thinking about this recently because I’ve been helping a friend … Read More about Designer Bags, Purse Budgets, and Investments