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Compromises You Should Never Make

We all make compromises. You go to Chinese when you wish you were having pizza just because your friend wants to. You agree to take the smaller office to allow your friend at work the larger one. You say, “Sure, I’l...

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Build a Brand to Withstand Controversy

Branding is tricky, we all know this. Sure, McDonald’s wants to pump you full of commercials telling you they’re committed to healthy living. But you know the truth. We all do. Of course Talbot’s wants you to ...

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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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Public Speaking for Career Girls

BONUS MATERIAL, CAREER GIRLS! We shared this article with Connect: Professional Women’s Group Powered by Citi over on LinkedIn and over 30 women commented with their best public speaking tips for women. Read the article b...

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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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Write “The Anti-Bio” and Pump Up Your Failures

A while back, we brought you an article about “Erasing Resume Blunders,” something everyone wants to do at one time or another in their career. We all have experiences (or whole jobs), we wish never existed and coul...