Tag: professional wear

Maybe We Should Wear Pink on Wednesdays

Reasons why maybe we should wear pink on Wednesdays...

“On Wednesdays, we wear pink” has quickly become a classic movie quote which came from Tina Fey’s hit comedy, Mean Girls, a farce all about the weird social roles teenage girls play while in high school. It’s over the top, yet somehow relatable. The mean girls of the class have designated days for certain outfits …

6 “Power Tools” to Quicken Your Morning and Make You Look Sharp

"power tools" to get you outta the house ready to march through the urban jungle while still looking "meeting with the boss" worthy.

Today I’m choo chooing around on public transport. I’m heading all around town, into work, downtown and back, so the train is the best option. With the awesome convenience of the train still accompanies the requirement of appearing professional for work. In order to be comfortable, safe and hygienic (I don’t like my skin on …

Your Professional Survival Kit

How to build your own take-to-work survival kit. Make it out of your longest work days with good posture, freshness and focus

Ever felt like you’re running a marathon, without any water stops, without a sports bra, without socks, without a solid breakfast in your tank on a regular workday? I have. More than once. On a day like this, I typically encounter challenges that an athlete might relate to, or the long hours that Henry Hill, …

The Diamond and the Marc Jacobs Watch

Why you should always wear a watch to professional events.

It’s subtle, but not subtle enough that you don’t notice that slightly “more eager to please” tone in the cashier’s voice, that colleagues who have never spoken to me before greet me on a first name basis suddenly, how quickly store clerks ask me if I need any help finding anything. “Isn’t strange how people …

30 is the New 13

Today is my 30th birthday. Unforeseeably, I never imagined that I would feel more 13 today than I did when I was 13.  The thing about it all is that I feel happy like a kid, free like a kid, as magical as a kid, without all the pre-puberty problems of acne, awkwardness, lack of …

Paradise and Your Profession

Beautiful orange flowers on bicycle

“Whoever said orange is the new pink was seriously disturbed.”  ~Elle Woods, Legally Blonde To wear color to work, or not to wear color to work?  That is the question.  I’ll admit, I’m a woman of the tropics at heart.  I zoom in at anything that’s brightly colored.  It’s not that I want to stand …

I’m Blonde. I Don’t Understand.

Sometimes colleagues pigeon hole us into a role too small for us. Ideas on how to empower yourself professionally.

“I thought you were a student!” I hear this from colleagues too often. My appearance has betrayed my authority for as long as I can remember. I both blame Goldie Hawn as well as adore her and esteem her as an actress and an activist.  Regardless of her many successes, it appears she still must prove her …

Who Doesn’t Smile at Pink Curlers?

Throughout high school and college, my number one hair goal was to have slick straight hair like Gwyneth Paltrow (do you remember that magical pink dress and the sleek bun she wore when she won the Oscar for Shakespeare in Love?). I have hair that’s considered “naturally straight,” so a hair dryer and/or a flat …

Frazzle Dazzle

Remnants of neon nail polish on my fingers or the long sort of “hippie” hair I sported as an undergrad/beach bunny/waitress isn’t cute anymore, at least not in a professional setting. Because of this style upgrade, I unescapably require more time management, more money and more energy. Evidently, appearing professional goes hand in hand with …

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