Dressing for Success
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Halloween Costumes for Smart and Professional Women

A few years ago, I drove to work early on a Saturday morning. The evening before had been Halloween, and my drive to work (in Minneapolis, at the time) went right down frat row at the University of Minnesota. There, I saw a wom...

What to Wear to the First Day of Work

What to Wear on the First Day of Work

There is no single outfit that’s appropriate for every Career Girl’s situation. You want to be mindful of your new company’s culture and dress code when picking what to wear on your first day of work. At the interview, yo...

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Stacy London “Books” Up

We’ve profiled her company, Style for Hire, on Career Girl before. And it’s safe to say that all of us here at Career Girl are a great big fan-girls of Stacy London. Her honesty, her tips and tricks, her personality...


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15 Career Girl Wardrobe Essentials

I love perusing fashion magazines and style blogs for outfit inspiration, and through my “research” I’ve learned that the key to building a great wardrobe is to have essential go-to-pieces. Although you may not be a...

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1 Item 3 Ways: The Tweed Blazer

It’s not what you wear, but how you wear it. I’ve learned in business that it’s not what you do but how you do things that can make an impact in your career. The same holds true with fashion & style; it’s no...

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How I Went from “No Makeup” to “Glamour Girl” Without Waking Up Any Earlier

If you’d met me in college, or even a year or two into my career, you would have encountered a young woman who spent most of her time with her hair in a ponytail and wearing little to no makeup. But as anyone who’s ...


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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....