I want to hide my legs but I’m so tired of wearing pants. Do you have any suggestions?
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Pants can definitely be boring after awhile.
I have two suggestions.
1) Wear Solid Tights
2) Long Skirts
Hope that helps! Sorry I told you I would post yesterday but I passed out after I got home.
I’ve been working for about 6 months now and I know the ropes of my job really well. So well that I do it so fast – I already know the fashion cycle pretty well to know what comes next. Sometimes I do work faster then my boss can find me work to do. This leaves me in an unflattering position where I am waiting to do something. My boss knows i’m just sitting there so I don’t get in trouble but when other people pass by my desk – it looks like I’m just fooling around doing nothing when I’m actually doing work ahead of schedule.
Most jobs in the next level look for at least 2 years experience. Should I stay put and try to learn more? Try to take that time to make connections? I’m in a dilemma. Please help!
fashionable but quite clueless about career expectations
I love the things that she wears to work. BTW. One of the glasses she wears is the same ones i have – its a ombre frame by 3.1 Philip Lim. Also she wears a lot of lavender and heavy jewelry. She looks gorgeous everyday – I don’t know how she manages it.
Which outfit stood out to you the most?
For me – The shirt she wore that had a studded collar. I’m not sure if it was studded or not but it had some bling bling on it. I thought it looked corporate yet at the same time you could tell she was in the creative industry.
For all of you who are just entering the world of offices, clients, meetings and paychecks. Here is my list of must-haves for a working women’s wardrobe.
1) Basic Black Blazer – Every working girl out there needs to have a black blazer in their wardrobe. You can literally make 100 outfits with this black blazer. Make sure you invest in one that is going to last you for a long time not something from H&M or Forever 21. It might cost a little more but it will definitely be worth it :) I will do a post on how to know if a blazer is fitting you the way it should be!
2) Dress Pants – Preferably the fabric of the pants should be the same as your blazer. Especially if its your first suit – I would invest in a full pant suit or a skirt suit. Whatever that fits your work and personality more. Make sure you look at the fabrication of the pants you are buying. Also check whether its made of cotton or wool. These fabrics are much more comfortable and lasts longer than something that is made of polyester. For your first pair of dress pants try a classic fit not wide or slim leg.
3) Black Pencil Skirt - You can buy a black pencil skirt at any store and I think its the one item that you can buy at a cheaper price. I bought mine at Costa Blanca on sale for 10 bucks and it has lasted me a long time. To find out what is an appropriate length to wear to work check out my other post here.
4) Black comfortable heels – You can buy lots of different heels later on but as a staple make sure you buy black heels that are comfortable. You need to be able to slip them on and know that you won’t trip on them when you walk. Uncomfortable heels will still be uncomfortable even if you sit all day.
5) White Dress shirt - Make sure your white shirt fits you perfectly. What makes an outfit look amazing on a person (no matter what body figure you have) is how it is fitting you. Make sure you have at least three different colours including the white. It doesn’t necessary need to be different colours but it can be different patterns that may have white in them. The dress shirt is the the one place you can have some fun in the prints and colours out of all the staples I’ve listed.
Do you have know of other staples? Do you have more questions?
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I know what you’re thinking. That book sounds like such a scam why would you even think about reading it? I actually started reading this book by accident. I downloaded a big file of ebooks online and this book happened to be one of them. I was bored one day and I decided to read a little bit and I got hooked!
Basically the author is giving his philosophy about managing your money for profit and he uses examples of the two Dads that he had in his life. The Poor Dad was his actual dad who was a professor but was in a lot of debt and struggled with money all his life. His “poor dad” followed the traditional way of making money which was to get a good education and work for a good company/organization. While his Rich Dad (who was actually his best friend’s dad) didn’t finish high school and he started his own company and never struggled with his money. His “Rich Dad” was able to donate to many foundations and charities while having a comfortable life.
I wont go into the details of the book but here are some points I remember from the book :
- The house you live in or the car you have is not an asset
- If you pay yourself first before you pay your bills – you will force yourself to be creative to come up with the money to pay your bills
- Hire people smarter than you to work for you
- Institutional education doesn’t teach people how to manage their money but prepare them to be part of the society where they work under other people
- If you want to make money – take classes in sales and marketing (two skills that are beneficial to anyone in any industry)
- If you want more money first give money to people in need – you will receive more when you give more
I don’t agree with everything he says. The whole book is quite controversial. One thing I agree with him is that our public education system doesn’t really prepare you to manage your money unless you were taking business classes to go into the industry. No wonder so many people go into credit card debit when they start to make money of their own (not their parent’s money).
What do you think some of the points that I listed? Do you agree/disagree with anyone them?
Well… I would personally say it should be right above the knee like this :
Above the Knee Skirt
But if you are daring you can go higher but you take a risk of the skirt rising up when you sit down showing off a lot of skin – that can be a big no-no. Use your discretion by observing other people in your office. So I would say the shortest I would personally go is like this:
Shortest Skirt I would go
I can go a little crazy since I work in the fashion industry and we get a lot of freedom in how we dress. I’ve seen people wear shorter skirts but I find this length comfortable. I also don’t run the risk of exposing my underwear to the entire boardroom.
If you follow trends. You know that short skirts are totally out of season! Long skirt is the way to go in the office. Check this one out from Zara.
Midi skirt with a slight flare is so MAD MEN 1960′s
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