Category Archives: Style

What is Appropriate Summer Attire for the Workplace?

Woman in an office

Now, of course, this all depends on where you live (i.e., how bad your summer climate will be), where you work (at a bank or at an advertising agency), and what dress code policies are enforced for your organization (open-toed sandals, sleeveless, hosiery, etc.) Not to mention whether your place of business keeps the air […]

To Hose or Not to Hose: Do You Wear Stockings to the Office?

Woman wearing stockings

It seems like quite the controversial topic within workplace fashion experts! I believe it is very subjective though. It depends on a number of factors such as your personal preference, your particular workplace environment and dress code, and the weather in your area. I work with one woman who almost always wears black opaque hosiery […]

How Do You Upgrade Your Wardrobe on a Budget?

Woman taking out clothes from her wardrobe

Upgrading your professional wardrobe sounds like a daunting and expensive undertaking, but good news — it does not have to be!  Here are five quick tips on how to upgrade and renew your work clothes while you mind your checkbook balance. The most important money-saving tip is to do not browse but only go with […]

How Many Bags is “Too Many” to Carry?

Stylish woman walking on the street

I work with someone who thinks that more than two is excessive, but I really believe it depends on your needs.  I prefer a large purse with a wristlet inside plus my lunch bag.  But that is what fits my personal preference and needs. Some people like to work out over their lunch break so […]

How Do I Dress in the Morning when the Temperature Varies?

Stylish woman wearing a scarf

The short version of how to dress for multiple temperatures is — dress in layers!  When the morning is cool but the afternoon and evening will be warm, the key to staying comfortable all day long is to dress in layers. To me, this is the perfect time of year.  The mornings and evenings are […]

What is Your Go-To Look for Clothing?

Stylish woman outdoors

We’ve discussed having a go-to makeup look for those mornings when you are too busy or running late, but what about the rest of the look?  Yes, we have to be clothed when we leave the house! Admittedly, I have structured my work wardrobe around getting dressed easily.  All of my slacks are black or […]

How Can I Wear My Beautiful Scarves?

Woman wearing a scarf

It took me a long time before I felt comfortable wearing the scarves that had accumulated in my closet.  I thought so many of them were pretty in the store, but when it came to putting them on, I was at a loss for a long time.  I’ve finally been able to integrate these beautiful […]

How Do I Pick the Right Purse for Me?

Woman holding a stylish purse

There are many different schools of thought related to choosing the right handbag. Of course, most women own several for a variety of occasions! You certainly would not carry your laptop bag to a black-tie function and a sequined clutch would look rather strange if you work in a bank. Choosing the bag for your […]

How Do I Downsize My Purse Contents?

Woman opening her purse

Many articles and blogs have been written on minimalism.  This most certainly includes the contents of one’s purse.  But what can you realistically remove and still have what you need to get through your day? It doesn’t make one bit of sense to remove that large notepad if you are a writer and use it […]

What Does Your Purse Say About You?

Stylish woman holding a purse

Does the tiny cross-body say I’m sleek and independent and on the move?  Does the luggage-size slouchy satchel say I cannot leave my house without carrying half of my belongings with me?  Does the leather tote with logos covering every visible inch say that I am bound and determined to own the expensive version of […]