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
Today was supposed to be part two of our suits roundup but, well, it’s taking too long and I don’t want to slap something up half-finished. So here’s an interesting question that came up yesterday in the comments — can you wear denim for going out clothes after 25? Is there an age limit, or is … Read More about Going Out Clothes After 25
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what not to wear to work, but you may want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Business Casual for Women and our Corporette Work Outfit Challenge. Here’s a fun question as we slide into summer with lots of summer interns and summer associates: what NOT to wear … Read More about What Not to Wear to Work
2018 Update: A lot of these options for comfortable ballet flats are still available — you may want to check our more recent discussion on cute flats for the office for more updated brand and style options. Links have also been updated below! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have … Read More about The Most Comfortable Ballet Flats, For Work and Beyond!
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on making time for therapy, but you may want to check out some of our more recent discussions on mental health and stress. Reader C has a great question about work/life balance — and keeping a standing therapy appointment without being perceived as lazy. I can’t wait … Read More about Making Time for Therapy
This is the first in a new occasional Wednesday feature where we explore weekend-wear more in depth. I wouldn’t wear any of these to work, but if you’re on the hunt for a packing-friendly, easycare dress for any upcoming summer travel (or, hey, just brunch or other weekend activities), I thought we’d round up a … Read More about Weekend Wednesday: Stylish Travel Dresses
The documentary “Meet the Patels” talks a LOT about the importance of having a “marriage mindset” — and it’s something I definitely relate to because I didn’t have one until my late 20s. So let’s talk: do you believe in having a marriage mindset? How do you get yourself into one?
2019 Update: Administrative Professionals’ Day is April 24, 2019. You can check out our most recent thread on what we’re getting for our assistants on Administrative Professionals’ Day here. Do you socialize with your assistant or secretary? Do you consider him or her to be among your work friends? Or do you keep your relationship with … Read More about Should Your Work Friends Include Your Assistant?
2017 Update: We still stand by this discussion of crying at work — you may also want to check out our recent discussion of how to get a poker face at work. OK, ladies and gents, let’s discuss: How do you keep from crying at work, whether due to personal reasons or as a reaction to … Read More about Crying at Work: How to Deal
For today’s money feature, let’s discuss living within your means — how to make a budget and stick to a budget. What does “budget” mean to you? What tips and tricks have you used to set a budget, pay down debt, save money and protect against lifestyle inflation — and what alarm bells have you used to tell … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: How to Make a Budget
Do you check the fabric care label on a piece of clothing you’re thinking of buying? When you find out that it reads “dry clean only,” do you put it back on the rack, or resign yourself to expensive and inconvenient trips to the dry cleaner? We haven’t talked about how strictly we should follow … Read More about “Dry Clean Only” Clothes and How to Wash Them
2018 Update: We still stand by this roundup of must-read business books for women, but you may also want to check out our more recent roundup of six books to help achieve your New Year resolutions for your career and beyond!. Which are the best books for women to read before they begin their careers? Which business … Read More about Must-Read Business Books for Women