Dressing for Success
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Back-to-School Teacher Style: Fashionable & Functional

My friend recently left her corporate job at a major bank to pursue her dream of teaching.  One of her concerns was how to dress for the classroom. She wanted to maintain her personal style while leaving a positive impression ...

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Learn from Your Shopping Mistakes

Admit it, you all have something hanging in your closet right now that either A) doesn’t fit, B) still has the tags on it, or C) you try on and try on and never actually make it out of the house wearing. I’m certain...

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Bring New York Fashion Week to Your Closet

I’ve always loved the excitement of New York Fashion Week. From the celebrities sitting front row to the beautiful designer collections of Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Alexander Wang, and Chanel. In honor of New York Fashion Week...


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Introducing: 1 Item 3 Ways – The Peplum Trend

The “I Have Nothing to Wear” Dillemma: Every career girl has that moment when she’s getting ready for work and walks to her closet only to realize that she has nothing to wear.We repeat this process day after day....

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The Perfect Bag for Interviews

Our friends over at Corporette recently went on “The Hunt: The Perfect Interview Bag.” They gave great examples of easy, simple, black bags that are perfect for interviewing in any setting. And while we love their s...

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Shopping for Fit

Shopping is hard. You pull on those jeans, you suck in your belly and you pray they button. But then you look in the mirror and have to decide – is the waist too tight? Does the butt look saggy? Same goes for jackets. It ...


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Special Fashion Interruption: Sheer Blouse No-No’s

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Career Girl programming for a special announcement. There are women around the city of Chicago (and I can assume other cities as well) who are making an incredibly inappropriate fashion mis...

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Long-Lasting Makeup Choices

If you ever watched Beverly Hills 90210 (the original, not the remake), you’ll remember the moment during the David and Donna radio show where Donna catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror and says something to the eff...

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Dressing for Success in an Increasingly Casual Environment

  Workplaces today are going one of two directions. Either they’re completely regulating dress by implementing a stringent dress code to keep you in business attire. Or, they’re moving in the direction of what ...


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Can Wearing Color Hurt Your Career?

Even before she left The Today Show, Ann Curry told The Ladies Home Journal she believed her bosses at NBC were not fond of her wardrobe choices. It’s clear to see in the photo above that Ann is a fan of loud fabrics and ...