What to wear to a wedding when you work all of the time!

In my last post, I shared how to choose a dress for a wedding and be able to wear it again even if you live a fairly casual lifestyle. Today’s post is all about how to turn a dress for a wedding into an office worthy show stopper! As always, you’ll definitely want to determine your body shape and choose a dress silhouette that’s flattering for you. When you receive that wedding invitation to a good friend or loved one’s wedding, you’ll want to, choose a somewhat basic, dressy dress that can be dressed up for the nuptials and party [..] read more

How to choose the right earrings

Almost every woman I know has pierced ears. And there are some great new earring trends out there, and we could talk about jewelry for days, so I thought I’d start with some basics. The number one thing to keep in mind when deciding what jewelry to wear is that you only want one major focal point. In other words, you want one piece of jewelry to be your dominant “show-stopper” and the rest of your jewels are supporting players. So if… You’re wearing a statement necklace or combination of necklaces, your earrings should be a little quieter. It doesn’t [..] read more

Yes, You Can Wear White in Winter

At a time of year when so many turn to wearing black, why not try the polar opposite…white! Though it is absolutely fine to wear bright white year round, there’s something so rich and “wintery” about the off white shades during the snowy months. I find winter white to look more professional than pure white when it’s cold. But considering personal coloring, preferences and all the questions I get about white (yes, you can wear it after Labor Day,) here are a few ideas and guidelines for looking fresh in white both professionally and casually. Winter white from head to toe [..] read more

Professional Dress from the Inside Out

Wearing the right foundation garments can be crucial for a professional image. In other words, how you dress on the “inside” affects how you are dressed on the outside. For the most professional look, it’s important to have proper support, eliminate any bumps or lumps and erase visible panty lines. The following tips will help you look great and feel great on the “inside” and the outside! Bras With all the media attention bras, (or the fact that most women don’t wear the right size bras,) have been getting over the past several years, it actually surprises me how many [..] read more

How to wear sapphires for professional dress

For the next installment of our birthstone series, the September birthstone, sapphire! Accessorizing, especially wearing jewelry is crucial for a professional image. Luckily, whether you prefer fine jewelry or costume jewelry, there are many beautiful choices to enhance your look and help you feel pulled together. If you prefer fine jewelry, wearing your birthstone can be a lot of fun in addition to being powerful. Sapphire is an easy gemstone to wear for professional dress, because navy is a common neutral color for suiting, and in general lots of people like blue. Truly, a blue sapphire (more on that coming [..] read more