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1612, 2015

So, you’re shaped like an O

By | December 16th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on So, you’re shaped like an O

I'm a graduate of the “every body's beautiful” school. Some of us are shaped like slender hourglasses and some like delicious pears; some are lanky rectangles and others are wide-shouldered “inverted triangles.” Whatever your shape, your body is yours and yours alone. It's the only carcass you are ever going to own. And it's amazing. Some of us wear whatever-in-the-hell we want and others are very careful to dress to accentuate what we perceive as our positives. If you're one of those people who carefully choose clothes for confidence, and you're shaped like an “O” with rounded/sloping shoulders, a rounded [...]

812, 2015

Tuxedo pant from office to party

By | December 8th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on Tuxedo pant from office to party

It's that time of year, people: office holiday parties loom. If your gathering is one where you go from office to restaurant or hotel (lucky you, very fancy), and you need to enhance your everyday look, consider the tuxedo pant.You can wear the tuxedo pant during the day with a dress shirt and jacket for a elegant casual look or with a shell and a draped sweater for a business casual look. Before running off to the party, switch out the top for a cashmere sweater, a pair of heels, and a clutch. I don't recommend the pants featured in [...]

312, 2015

I like Limpet Shell

By | December 3rd, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on I like Limpet Shell

Pantone has announced its trend colors for Spring 2016. The ten colors, according to Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman, should, “…transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves.” That sounds amazing! Sign me up.This set highlights one of the cool colors: Limpet Shell. This aqua hue looks great with brown, tan (Pantone's Iced Coffee), orange, peach (Pantone's Peach Echo), pink (Pantone's Rose Quartz), other greens and blues. And a gazillion other colors. It's entirely appropriate for work. As is every other color in the world.Limpet Shell. Hmmm, shall I [...]

2511, 2015

You know you want to wear this

By | November 25th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on You know you want to wear this

A friend just commented on Facebook that she was proclaiming tomorrow's work dress as very casual. My comment to her was, “Pajama bottoms and a poncho?”Let's face it, the day before a major holiday is usually very quiet in an office. (Not so in retail and other industries, I know.) Wouldn't it be great if you could just wear a baggie sweatshirt and yoga pants? And the day AFTER the holiday too. And then for a couple weeks until your body processes all the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and glasses of wine.If you need to dig out those [...]

2411, 2015

The Spirit of the Look

By | November 24th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on The Spirit of the Look

Sometimes you see an outfit that you want to adopt..but. The “But” could be:– It's too expensive;– I don't know where to buy it; – I don't think it will work for my shape;– [Insert reason of choice here.]What about if instead of “What if” – “What if the coat won't work on me?” – flip to “So what” thinking. “So what if it doesn't work, I'll find a way to make it work for me.”In this set, Lupita Nyong'o wears a teal double-breasted pea-type coat mashed up with a leather Moto/biker element. Cool. (Sorry, I don't know the designer [...]

1511, 2015

“An opinion is strictly personal sentiment to which we grant the importance of a universal truth.”

By | November 15th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on “An opinion is strictly personal sentiment to which we grant the importance of a universal truth.”

“An opinion is strictly personal sentiment to which we grant the importance of a universal truth.” - Pierre Reverdy, French poet, amour of Coco Chanel Source:: Professionality Consulting

1311, 2015

Spend less on clothes in 2016

By | November 13th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on Spend less on clothes in 2016

Sometimes I am struck senseless with lust. As I leaf through Glamour or glance at an internet article and see a pair Christian Laboutin red-soled pumps, a Burberry cashmere wrap, a Chanel bag, I think, “Ooooh, if I had that, I would be so fabulous. Really, I'd feel strong. That would be a great part of my work/everyday wardrobe. I'd use it ALL THE TIME.” And then I wipe the drool from the corner of my mouth and roll my eyes as I pull myself out of that fugue, and mumble to myself, “In your dreams, girl.” I'd like to [...]

911, 2015

Monochromatic at Work

By | November 9th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on Monochromatic at Work

One of the trends this fall is monochromatic dressing. Dressing in one overall hue is nothing new: it's always a classy option.Benefits of monochromatic dressing:– It's easy on the eye, especially in a neutral that works for you. The viewers' eyes quickly travel up the column - landing on your face, exactly where you want people looking at work.– It can be slimming, if you care about such things. Fit is still important.– If you're petite, it can make you look taller (Here, Here!) Make sure your shoes are in the same color family (look at the off-white outfit on [...]

411, 2015

Comfortable at Work by professionality featuring pantone…

By | November 4th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on Comfortable at Work by professionality featuring pantone…

Comfortable at Work by professionality featuring pantone cups If you identify these attributes as an important part of your personal brand – laid back, comfortable, easy going, approachable, want-to-be-ready-to-take-a-nap-at-any-time ;>) – and you LOVE to wear boyfriend jeans and leggings, baggy shirts, and sweatshirts on the weekends, consider these style tips for work: - wide leg pants, looser fit trousers, and pants with a wider waist band - layered loose elements, like a top with a longer back paired with a vest or relaxed blazer - sweaters and shirts that aren't tight and don't cling - flat, low-healed, and wedge [...]

2210, 2015

notoriousrbg: Last #tbt before you can hold all the best…

By | October 22nd, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on notoriousrbg: Last #tbt before you can hold all the best…

notoriousrbg: Last #tbt before you can hold all the best throwbacks in your hands in the #NotoriousRBG book–in bookstores on Tuesday!!! 😍😍😍 (Photo of RBG as a Cornell senior, circa 1953) Talk about a professional! Ruth Bader Ginsburg #TBT! Source:: Professionality Consulting

1910, 2015

Are you laid back? Like to be comfortable? 100% low maintenance?…

By | October 19th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on Are you laid back? Like to be comfortable? 100% low maintenance?…

Are you laid back? Like to be comfortable? 100% low maintenance? If you had the choice, would you wear sweats to work? Wait a minute…HAVE you worn sweats to work?If a professional work look is important to you, leave the baggy sweats for lazy Saturdays and Sundays. You won't even daydream about draw-strings waists and boyfriend sweatshirts if you incorporate these casual work looks into your rotation.Fitted Cargo Pants. These Zadig & Voltaire “Casual Trousers” are really just fitted cargo pants. A super-baggy cargo pant can look sloppy at work; this more-fitted option looks sharp and tailored AND casual.Sweater-Shirt Combo. [...]

901, 2015

Creative Presentation Ideas: 6 Outside-the-Box Preparation Tips

By | January 9th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on Creative Presentation Ideas: 6 Outside-the-Box Preparation Tips

By bridget@ovationcomm.com (Bridget Beirne) by Bridget Beirne You've embraced the idea of presentation prep — excellent. You've stopped believing that you can "wing it" when it comes to presenting and hope that you can just somehow win them over. Good for you. But sometimes you've got to shake up that prep. Just reading the words, endlessly flipping through slides, or pacing the same floor in some kind of attempt to memorize your content ain't gonna do it. (Remember- "familiarize" is very different from "memorize"...) So, beyond our basic three step rehearsal process (which is key to great presentations) here are [...]

801, 2015

Q. Can you do a post on how to camouflage heavy arms? A. Yes I…

By | January 8th, 2015|Fashion Tips|Comments Off on Q. Can you do a post on how to camouflage heavy arms? A. Yes I…

Q. Can you do a post on how to camouflage heavy arms? A. Yes I can! If you feel like your co-workers are discussing your arms in the break room…you're wrong. They're still talking about who drank too much at the holiday party. Be that as it may, here are a few tips to camouflage your arms at work and beyond. Avoid tight short sleeves, and cap, puff, and flutter sleeves. (Flutter sleeves make me want to cry - anyone else feel this way?) You don't want the sleeve to hit right at or above the heaviest part of your [...]