When you peer into your closet, are you able to instantly envision approximately 57 gajillion casual ensembles and slightly fewer workweek ideas? Do you panic a little, thinking “I’m at the office all week long! How are all those cute-but-work-inappropriate outfits gonna help me?”
Take a few deep breaths and accept that it’s just fine to brim with casual creativity. Here’s why:
Three out of seven: I realize that some gainfully employed women are expected to look sharp all week, but many of us are lucky enough to indulge in Casual Fridays. That means that fun, casual dressing occupies three out of seven days each week.
Originally posted 2010-07-21 05:22:00.
Reader AK e-mailed me this tough question:
I get a lot of compliments on my outfits at work, and I love my style. So what’s my problem? I get asked almost daily, “where did you get that [scarf, necklace, boots, sweater, bracelet, watch, purse]?” The questions are coming from my female colleagues, who are also friends. I have a really hard time answering this question depending on who’s asking. There are some people who ask simply as a conversation starter, and I don’t think they really intend to go out and copy me. There are others who immediately hop online to try to find the item, some going so far as to buy it. This bothers me because I spend a lot of time finding the perfect pair of black heeled wide-calf tall boots –I don’t want to see them on three other people in my office. Sometimes I lie and say “Marshalls!” knowing they won’t brave that store (which I love).
Originally posted 2014-01-16 06:15:14.