Dressing for Success

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 ...

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...

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...


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 ...

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 ...

Working Wardrobe Role Models

Every woman in the world has, at one time or another, rolled our eyes at a woman in our office dressed inappropriately. Whether she’s wearing an outdated Mickey Mouse sweatshirt, or a “far too trendy” jumpsuit...


Are Women with a Flair for Fashion More Powerful?

Take a look at the photo above. What would you say about these women knowing nothing about them. If you’re anything like most of us, you’re probably thinking words like stylish, professional, beautiful. Other words ...

How to Look Good on a Webcam

A while back, we shared with you an article all about “Skyping for Success” – using Skype for networking and the job search. And as Skype and other video chat forms become more popular in the business world, w...

The Michelle/Kate/Oprah Effect

A few years back, CNBC created “The Oprah Effect”, a documentary that outlined the incredible effect Oprah’s recommendation can have on a brand, a product, and a company. Oprah put companies like Spanx and Car...


Dressing for Success in Summer Heat

Summertime is finally here. And while we’ve spent the last two seasons complaining and waiting for summer to come, high temperatures are accompanied by their own set of problems. Inevitably, every year, women ’round...