2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to dress when you’re slim but too tall for petites — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of where to find petite-friendly clothing for work, or our work fashion tips for petite women. If you’re slim with a small frame, but … Read More about Slim But Too Tall for Petites: When Are Alterations Worth It?
What should you do if you’re feeling envious of a colleague who’s younger than you, seemingly unappreciative of the opportunity you’re giving her, and also — in your opinion — inappropriately flirty at networking events? Reader J wonders: I’m a 40 yr old business development manager at an engineering firm. I’ve formed a group of female colleagues that helps … Read More about Feeling Jealous of a Younger Colleague
2018 Update: Check out our discussion on the FIRE movement (financial independence retire early) for beginners! Ladies, how much are you saving for retirement? How large does retirement loom in your thoughts — and where does it fall in your priorities? Welcome to our next installment of our Money Milestone series, where we’ve discussed paying for grad school, wedding … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Retirement
Beyond your diploma, what are the best ways to decorate the walls of your office while keeping a professional-looking workspace? Reader V wonders… Hi! Any thoughts on the best wall decor to send a professional image? I currently have a lot of blank space — I want to jazz it up, and I also want to make sure it contributes … Read More about Decorating Your Office Walls
2018 Update: We still stand by these thoughts on upgrading weekend clothes — you may also want to check out our new series on weekend wear, including the most-loved denim. Welcome to what is probably our final “next step” feature, where we explore how to take the next step up in work clothes, office heels, stylish work … Read More about The Next Step: Upgrading Weekend Clothes
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: Fit and Flare Dresses
Hiring friends: yea or nay? Does your answer vary if you’re hiring a friend to be a colleague/equal versus hiring an assistant? We’ve talked about interviewing with friends, but not the reverse situation, hiring a friend. Reader M wonders… I work at a small law firm. I’m pretty junior, but I have a considerable amount … Read More about Should You Ever Hire a Friend?
2019 Update: We still stand by these easy office updos, but you may also want to check out our more recent post on 14 great YouTube tutorials for updos! Hair is one of the key pieces to looking polished. Perfecting a quick, sophisticated updo can be a simple way to have great work hair (and … Read More about 12 Easy Updos for the Office
2019 Update: We still stand by the links and advice below, but you can also check out our most recent discussion on how to focus on work (when your thoughts are elsewhere), as well as our latest discussions on how to limit screen time. Do you struggle with focus at work (or, hey, at home)? What tips … Read More about Five Ways to Improve Your Focus
Have you ever seen a random stranger wearing something — shoes, a coat, a blouse — that you really, really love but have no idea where to buy? Sure, you could try to ask her where she got it, but what if you don’t want to yell across the subway platform, or you don’t have time — or you just … Read More about Where Did You Get That? How to Track Down a Mystery Piece of Clothing Without Asking
So you’ve switched from a freezing office to an office that’s too hot — and going sleeveless at work may not be an option. How can you stay cool and comfortable at work? Reader C wonders… I’ve read a lot of your posts, and in my old office lived by your advice regarding staying warm … Read More about How to Cool Down in a Hot Office
2019 Update: Hunting for low heels for work? We just rounded up a ton of low nude pumps for work over at CorporetteMoms; you may also want to see our recent discussion of the best black heels for business attire on Corporette. Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in … Read More about The Hunt: Low Heels