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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...

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...

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...


Resume Tip Numero Uno: PDF It!

Some tips you just think you’ll never have to give. But this one is a MUST, and recently I’ve seen a number of job seekers who are not doing this. So for the benefit of one and all, here’s the most important r...

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) ...

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...


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...

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...

Event Black

In events, it’s important to dress for the occasion, while still having room to move (and sweat) and feel comfortable. When interns show up to my events in heels, I send their prissy selves home to change. I know, and mos...


Commuter Shoes

There are all types of women: suit women, sweater women, big purse women, lunch box carrying women. But here’s what I notice: SHOES! Especially tennis shoes. I mean, really, I understand that you’re riding the bus o...