• In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the essentials: Motorcycle jacket – not just for the cool kids anymore

    M is for motorcycle jacket nina garcia says: the biker jacket should be in your closet when you want to channel that “It” factor. I couldn’t agree more. how it work the biker jacket: this All Saints leather biker jacket i am in love with. i’ve worn it to work to add a bit of toughness to my otherwise feminine a-line dresses. did i mention i love it? i can’t help but feel cool when i work this. it gives me a bit of that Olivia Pope kinda swagger, you know, that dont-mess-wit-me-i’m-about-to-go-kick-some-ass kinda swagger. Except in my case, i’m going to grab a latte at Starbucks… Work it girl, work…

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    Notes: Summer Dress Code?

    early last month, i was alerted to a news article in the toronto star about summer dress code for the office that was enough to spark days of debate. Here are some of the highlights from the article: Yes to jeans as long as they are not torn or distressed. Yes to polo shirts, casual shirts and T-shirts. No to bare shoulders or midriffs (read: no tank tops, muscle shirts, camisoles, halter tops, spaghetti straps, and crop tops) No to  low-rise pants. No minidresses.  Yes to casual dresses and skirts with ‘appropriate’ hemlines. Yes to sleeveless dresses (exception to the ‘no’ bare shoulder rule above). No miniskirts/dresses and dresses with…

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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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    cube dwellin’: 5 tips for workin’ your way up!

    i recently read an article, “i started at the bottom…now i’m the boss”, in the July issue of Marie Claire. the article featured four women who worked their way up from entry-level positions to holding top positions in their companies. i wanted to share my 5 fav tips from the article: show – don’t tell – how great you are don’t whine – fix the problem work with people who are different (backgrounds and experiences) from you make sure the decision makers know your name and what you do [understand that] even the greatest job demands sacrifice good advice for any level in one’s career; whether you’re in an entry-level…

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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: 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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    cube dwelling: if you have to cry go outside…

    i recently read kelly cutrone’s, ”if you have to cry go outside”, for the 2nd time. it’s an insightful read for those entering the fashion biz as interns or new employees. i wanted to share 3 of her top 10 career don’ts (or how not to get a career in fashion) with you as these ones resonnated with me the most and i think can apply to any job, not just in fashion: 1. don’t recreate your family at work 2. don’t think your boss owes you anything but a paycheck; and 3. don’t cry in the office. ever. if you have to cry go outside. that is some solid career advice…

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    dknyprgirl: Is Asking About Growth Opportunity On An Interview A Deal Breaker?

    dknyprgirl: To make a long-ish story short, we are hiring a new PR Coordinator. While interviewing CandidateX (who has been out of college a year), I asked the typical “do you have any questions?” question. She replied, “Yes. Is there room for growth?”. Umm ok there are two schools of thought here. My… dknyprgirl: Is Asking About Growth Opportunity On An Interview A Deal Breaker?