Dressing for Success
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Makeup: Beautifies and….Successifies?

We all know makeup can beautify, but did you know if can also…..successify? Wait. Is that a word? Well, if it’s not, let me explain. The New York Times, citing the work of a clinical psychology professor from Harvar...

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The Career Girl Wish List

With just 12 days until Christmas, I figured it would be a good idea to write the “Career Girl Holiday Wish List” – for everyone who’s shopping for that special career girl in your life, here are some of...

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Black Tie Optional

Having worked in events for as many years as I did, my closet is full of “the little black dress.” I have wrap dresses, sheaths, sleeveless, long sleeve, 3/4 length sleeve, and more. But somehow, none of them can st...


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Transitioning to Fall: Tights are In

A loyal reader and old friend asked me to write about the ins and outs of moving to fall fashion, and specifically, wearing tights. A how to, if you will. Now, many people have their own self-imposed rules about tights. Some sa...

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The LBD

Last week, I wrote “Have Dress: Will Travel” and sang the praises of the perfect business dresses that both impress in the office and travel well. What was missing in this post was an LBD. Of course, every woman nee...

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Have Dress: Will Travel

Working a job that required a phenomenal amount of travel, I had to think strategically about what clothes I might take with me on a plane. I’ve gotten the “tips for business travel” from many female colleague...


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Expensive/Designer = Office Appropriate?

I recently read this article from Yahoo! about fashion mishaps in the workplace – taking “casual Friday” too far and women who wear wholly inappropriate office attire. I can’t help but think (or notice) ...

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Can long hair be professional?

I have grappled with the issue of long hair and professionalism for years…literally years. So today, when Little Pink Book sent an email called “Long Hair in the Boardroom?” I simply had to weigh in. I tend to...

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Warmest Chicagoan Ever!

This small town North Dakota girl knows cold. Trust me. But North Dakotans have one thing Chicagoans don’t…the general knowledge to stay inside or in a car in the winter time. You’ll rarely find a North Dakota...


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Career Girl’s Most Important Accessory

Today, I’d like to pontificate upon one of my greatest pet peeves in life. Beat up shoes. We all know how important an accessory our shoes are. Whether comfort or sexy, practical or “hooker-esque”, our shoes s...