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    cube dwelling: too casual for this cube

    it’s like you got one patent leather pump on the corporate ladder and a really hot electric blue platform planted firmly on the old grey carpet. what does this business ‘casual’ mean anyway? can i wear my 6 inch heels, they’re louboutin’s you know. can i wear boyfriend jeans but with a blazer and pumps, hot right?! i totally can do silk harem pants right?, they’re totally in right now! sometimes being in a business casual environ can cause confusion when it comes to appropriate office style. one thing i’ve learned, likely from watching what not to wear, is that you should dress for the environment you’re working in. so business…

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    what to wear, where: to the job interview

    you’ve recently graduated, you’ve sent out hundreds of resumes and finally you’ve landed some interviews but then you realize, you haven’t a clue what to wear. whether it’s an entry level position to get your career started or that next job that will get you one step closer to your dream job, knowing what to wear to the job interiew is critical. as they say, you never get a second chance to make that first impression.  who, what, wear has some great tips on what to wear to job interview for both corporate and creative fields that will help you keep your look stylish and fun, but work appropriate. hope you find this tips helpful. and…

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    cube dwelling: revisiting my wardrobe resolutions

    so back in december i made a number of style resolutions. i thought now that we are 4 months into the year maybe i should revisit these resolutions. you know, to see if i’ve managed to keep them or if i fell off the resolution wagon (and, in truth, to remind myself what that heck i resolved to do this year). i had resolved to: go for color apply the 1-in-1-out rule (one new piece = get rid of one old one) consider quality over quantity look in the full-length mirror before leaving for work in the a.m. kick the boredom habit – let boredom lead me not into temptation…

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    quote: communications arsenal

    The truth is that your communications arsenal is dimished when you’re e-mailing, instead of speaking: you lose your powers of empathy, tone, charm, and nuance. You also risk failing to communicate entirely. if you have to cry go outside – kelly cutrone

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    cube dwelling: not when you write in all caps…

    dr. hunt: “hey, don’t you ever answer your texts!” det. morris: “not when you write in all capitals. It’s like yelling. It’s rude.” dr. hunt: “its emphatic.” while watching ‘body of proof’ last week i heard this exchange and reminded me of how many times i’ve encountered the improper use of capital letters and exclamation marks in work emails. you know that email you get from your supervisor or senior staff that has a sentence or two that ends in a bunch of exclamation marks, or is in all capital letters. the ultimate offenders are the people who use all caps, double/triple exclamation marks, and yellow highlights to get some…

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    Musings: update – workstyle blahs

    so what’s new on my work wardrobe rediscovery? i’ve got the winter wardrobe blahs. looking good everyday has been next to impossible lately; i can’t seem to muster up the energy or enthusiasm. maybe its the weather, maybe it’s the wardrobe (or both). i’m struggling with how to add some oomph to my style. why is this so haaaard?! deep breath. ok, i need a plan. what i want is to feel excited about my wardrobe and avoid the feeling of frumpiness that’s been at me for the past little while. hmmm, how am i going to achieve this? not sure yet. i will give it some thought and let…

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    quote: on entering the workplace

    Once you enter a work-place, you’re surrounded by grown-ups, not friends. Your boss is not your boyfriend, and she’s not your therapist. She is the person who is paying you to do a job. if you have to cry go outside – kelly cutrone

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    cube dwelling: It’s in the (lunch) bag!

    you’ve seen us early mornings, on the train or walking to work. the “double-baggers”, “triple-baggers” and yes, even the rarely spotted “four-baggers”. walking with a lopsided swagger, we haul our baggage: overstuffed handbag slung over the shoulder and a lunchbag in hand. yes, we march onward to the beat of our overburdened drum. while fashionistas across the globe are busy coveting the latest ‘it’ bag, we yearn for a stylish yet functional carryall that really does carry “all” – especially our lunches. you see, brown baggin’ it is part of the cube-dwelling workstyle. that’s how we roll. we need an extra-large tote to haul our wares (tupperware that is), small…