How Tight Should Your Work Dress Be?

This is a question that I read about all the time and I feel a lot of women ask when joining Corporate America.  Let’s face it, if you are like me, I’m sure you’d like to be fashionable when going to work.  But we should remember to remain fashionably conservative =)!

Unfortunately, there isn’t a clear cut answer to this question.  It depends on the context: the length of the dress, the cut of the dress, and the woman wearing the dress.  The same dress won’t fit the same way on every woman.  I’ll never forget this.  One day, I wore a cream, ruched, Ann Taylor dress to work with one of my colleagues.  And, the dress looked completely different on her than on me.  I am curvier than she is, and as a result, the dress looked ‘tighter’ on me.  To downplay the fact that the dress looked tighter and accentuated my hips and derrière, I just wore a blazer.

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Holiday Party Chic: The Power Suit


Forget the minis and sequence dresses this New Years, wear a chic pant suit instead!  The Wall Street Journal featured an interesting article displaying vibrant, colorful pant suits.

There’s an option for everyone:

  • Graphic and Groovy
  • Spirited and Sporty
  • Restrained and Regal
  • Sexy and Sophisticated

Check it out: WSJ – Power Party Suit

Happy Holidays! After Christmas Sales!

After shopping for all of your presents, now it’s time to do a little gift giving to yourself.  Check out a few of the after Christmas Sales going on….

– Lord & Taylor — tons of shoes and bags, including Cole Haan, for under $200…

– Saks Fifth Avenue – designer brands up to 70% off

– Bloomingdale’s – After Christmas clearance sale has started

– The Limited – up to 70% off (Red Hot Sale)

– Macy’s – After Christmas & Clearance Sale

– Endless – Year End Savings, up to 50% savings on select items across the site

– Net-a-Porter – New arrivals & up to 70% off

– Neiman Marcus – Save up to 60% off regular prices, take an extra 25-33% off already reduced prices, and take 50% off “holiday glories”

– The Outnet !– Up to 75% off

– Piperlime: 40% off at the Twice-Yearly Lime Tag sale

– Rent the Runway: Up to 90% off dresses (with delivery by NYE)

– ShopBop: Amazing sales, including Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, and more

– J.Crew: An extra 20% off the final sale with code MUSTSHOP

– 6pm.com – up to 70% off

 

What do you carry to work: Briefcase or Tote?

Do you carry a briefcase or tote to work?

I work in the Financial District of NYC and can honestly say that I can’t remember the last time I saw a woman carrying a briefcase. Although, I do know that a few of my friends who work as attorneys do carry a briefcase to work.  The briefcase is perfect for them because of all of the papers and files they must carry around between clients and the courthouse.

But, most women that I know, including my classmates and co-workers, carry one or two bags: either a large tote/hobo or a small purse and supplemental tote bag.  It all depends on your trade and what you need to carry around during the day.

But whatever your choice, please carry with style!  As I climb the corporate ladder, I’d like to purchase the Hermes Birkin bag.  It’s large enough to serve the purpose of both briefcase and tote.  I’ve listed a few other stylish ones below.

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Bag of the Year: The Chloe Paraty Handbag

As the year comes to a close, I felt it was only right to take a stroll down memory lane and look at all the bags that were out this year.  It is only right that the “Bag of the Year” award be given to Chloe for the creation of the Paraty Bag.

The Paraty bag is the most exciting handbag from Chloe since the infamous Paddington.  It comes in so many different colors and textures and was also photographed on a few of our favorite celebrities this year.  You are sure to turn a few heads with this handbag on your shoulders.

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Fab Winter Scents!

Even though winter is not my favorite season, it has something unique that warms my heart and awakens my feelings: Sweet Aromas!  In winter, it’s especially important to choose the right notes to match your winter style.  Here’s a list of a few that I have been using:

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