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Executive Presence – Should We Ditch Our Ladylike Qualities In Order To Be Successful?

Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington and Sonia Sotomayor – When you think of these women, what comes to mind? They are very different people, in diverse professions with unique objectives. What they all have...

Are Limits in Your Way?

Last week, I attended the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago’s (PWCC) monthly speaker series where I heard the vivacious Carolynn Brooks,Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of OfficeMax speak. Fresh off the an...

4 Keys to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

You got the job! Now, master the following 4 keys to success to continue your climb on the corporate ladder. Throughout my eight year tenure in corporate America as the Director of Career Services at a career college, I experie...


CGN’s Insider Report: Sephora Haul Fall 2013

Sometimes, a picture says a thousand words! Last weekend I indulged in one of my favorite pleasures – Sephora’s VIB  (Very Important Beauty) Insider 20% off promotion. The adventure ended so successfully, it prompt...

10 Office Ready Items to Wear Right Now

I usually plan my work outfits the night before, but some days I just don’t have the time. So I love to keep items that I know will make instantly chic outfit easily accessible in my closet for the morning. There are 10 i...

5 Ways Not To Look Tired

At work, whenever someone says to me, “you look tired,” it instantly puts me in a bad mood. Those three words send me into a downward spiral of self conciousness. At a previous job, I had one coworker who never fa...


3 Ways to Wear The Season’s Best Neutrals

Left to Right:  1) Jacket – Muubaa, Dress – Phase Eight, Boots – Stuart Weitzman, Purse – Givench, Scarf – Alice & Olivia  2) Sweater – Calypso St. Barth, Leggings – Isabel Marant...

Style Your Hair With Needle and Thread!

Last week, I had the privilege of being a part of a Redken salon show. Two Redken artists, Lauren Hagen and Roger Molina, were flown in from Philadelphia and San Diego respectively, to be the creative genius and educators for t...

CGN’s Insider Report: Our Annual Beauty Spending

Yesterday, I hit Sephora with my fabulous VIB Rouge 20% off card for an EPIC haul (more to come on that next week) which shocked even me. It brings new meaning to the phrase: make good choices. I made some magnificent choices,...


Tights: Look Cool and Stay Warm

Images via: extrapetite, girlwithcurves, atlantic-pacific One of my favorite fall/winter staples is a quality pair of black tights. Since I refuse to give up wearing skirts and dresses when the temps drop, I wear tights with al...