Professional Attire and Your Budget

Office Dynamics

She first states, "I would like to address the cost of professional attire and the cost associated with keeping up physical appearance. Casual Power is the most informative book I have ever read on professional image/dress and casual attire. Sheila had perfect timing. I was just focusing on Professional Business Image within the Blog this week and last when she wrote us asking several good questions and ones I know enter the minds of many admins.

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Professional Attire and Your Budget

Office Dynamics

She first states, "I would like to address the cost of professional attire and the cost associated with keeping up physical appearance. Casual Power is the most informative book I have ever read on professional image/dress and casual attire. Sheila had perfect timing. I was just focusing on Professional Business Image within the Blog this week and last when she wrote us asking several good questions and ones I know enter the minds of many admins.

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Interview Attire Dilemmas (Again)

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

However, knowing that most people would rather work for someone they like that they have things in common with that is a pretty good employee versus someone stellar and they like less, I should probably tone down the corporate attire and let my resume (hopefully) speak for itself. A long time ago I blogged about what to wear since I was interviewing for non-corporate roles or companies. As of late, I’ve been headhunted a lot and am running across the same dilemma.

Interview Attire For Hollywood & Other Non-Traditional Jobs

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

My dad brought up an interesting point about attire. I had to find something that was fashionable, yet appropriate office attire. The only pieces that weren't part of my daily attire were the Tiffany ring and the diamond cocktail ring. admin attire career advice clothing dress code executive assistant hollywood insider tip interview outfit tipsFor my entire career I've been dressing up the same way for a job interview in Hollywood.

Answering Reader Mail: 7 Tips on Attire, Scheduling & Etiquette

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Now that I think about it, when I was interviewed by the other assistant, they were wearing athletic attire and I was wearing a suit! “Hello – I feel like I found my life vest now that I found your blog. I had 11 years as an Administrative Secretary to an IT Director at my local municipality. It was good at my job because the tech stuff came easy and I became the “go to” girl in the village. I left employment there when a union was successful in organizing the clerical staff.

What to Wear in The Office

Small Business CEO

Management business attireWhen you work in an office, what you wear is important. The way you look has a significant impact on how you are perceived. So, it is something you need to pay attention to. You want to look professional without ending up dressing in an old-fashioned or frumpy way.

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Preparing for a Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Dress attire Dress for success Interviewing Interviewing advice Jeff LeFevre Job AdviceA first impression is a big part of the interview process and probably more than most people think. Everyone gets a first impression when meeting someone and I guarantee you that the interviewer has one and will try to back that up throughout the interview. You can make a good impression at your interview by [.].

Leather Jackets: 6 Styles That Will Never Fail You

Dumb Little Man

If you are au courant with the trend, you must have seen bloggers and influencers donning this attire. Pair your go-to hoodie with a blingy leather jacket to bring the most out of this attire. Leather jackets are popularly known as the winter’s most worn outerwear.

2021 176

Just Wear a Potato Sack -- With a Really Cute Belt

On The Job

That brings me to the next fashion fuss: "Sex And the City" attire as featured in the new movie is possibly prompting women to wear provocative clothes to work as a way of getting ahead. Tags: controversy Sex and the City dunkin donuts scarf Rachael Ray work attire workplace clothes appropriate at work For many people, it's always been tough deciding what to wear to work.

2008 100

Dishing About Casual Work Wear

On The Job

Diane Danielson over at the Women's Dish Network, has, in her words, been "mouthing off" about the sad state of attire in the workplace today. Tags: casual dress work attire Seems she told CareerBuilder that she didn't care for it (OK, it totally "pissed her off") when a job applicant showed up wearing a frayed denim skirt. Danielson's reaction: she sent the girl packing, with nary a question asked.

2007 100

5 Unique Ways To Celebrate Your Parents’ Anniversary

Dumb Little Man

Redesign their Old Wedding Attire. Consider redesigning your parents’ old wedding attire. Not to mention, on the remarkable restoration of their wedding attire. Anniversaries are considered as one of the most special occasions in the life of a couple. And if you are planning to celebrate the day when your mom and dad tied the knot, then you must be quite excited. They definitely deserve some fancy celebration on achieving such a big milestone in their life.

2018 168

15 Steps to Mindfullness And A Better Work Day

Dumb Little Man

The word “mindfulness” can conjure up all kinds of images, usually involving people in business attire sitting cross-legged on boardroom tables. Mindfulness and Focus are hot topics right now among the Leadership and Management communities. I get questions now and again from clients and colleagues who recognize the value but don’t know where to begin. I understand.

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Clothing Styles: The Secrets Of What You Wear

Dumb Little Man

In one study, people who wore smart and corporate attire were able to focus more and longer than those who didn’t. Wearing a coat and tie at work or an elegant corporate attire can make you more rigorous, cautious and good at paying attention. Wearing business or formal attires can help you figure out things more quickly. Wearing formal business attire appeals to many. Your clothes and accessories say a lot about your lifestyle.

Does Clothing at Work and Employee Productivity?

Small Business CEO

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan of classic mens business suits or more casual and easygoing attire. Attire impacts productivity. Attire can often influence peoples’ alertness levels. The clothing you wear at work may have an impact on your daily productivity levels. If you want to do well on the job, you have to plan your outfits out in a meticulous and careful manner. Failing to do so can often lead to results that are less than desirable.

5 Basics of Matching Your Luxury Watch To Your Outfit

Dumb Little Man

So it is imperative that we are extra careful about matching our watch to the attire. Should you wear a digital or analog watch with a casual or formal attire? So when you are pairing with your attire, you should wear the same colored belt as the color of the metal base of your watch. Imagine a man wearing a tuxedo, polished shoes, carrying off his enviable personality, but wearing a rubber band watch! Doesn’t it look bad? Well, it is awful!!

2019 182

Administrative/Clerical: Cheap Ways to Look Good for Your Annual Review

Office Dynamics

Not all administrative assistants are required to dress in business attire at work. The article compares the cost of business attire from upscale department stores such as Nordstrom to the cost of business attire at mass-market retailers, such as Kohl''s—and there''s a vast price difference. Crew, and Nordstrom, it doesn''t mean that Kohl''s is the only store with good deals on business attire.

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Administrative/Clerical: Cheap Ways to Look Good for Your Annual Review

Office Dynamics

Not all administrative assistants are required to dress in business attire at work. The article compares the cost of business attire from upscale department stores such as Nordstrom to the cost of business attire at mass-market retailers, such as Kohl’s—and there’s a vast price difference. Crew, and Nordstrom, it doesn’t mean that Kohl’s is the only store with good deals on business attire.

2013 136

Do Uniforms Have a Place in Modern Business?

Small Business CEO

According to data collected last year, only 10% of people wear a suit to work , with 70% opting for casual attire over formal workwear. The modern workplace is adaptive. It changes with the ebb and flow of trending ideas and new-age thinking. With those changes can come unexpected movement, such as the demise of the uniform. But should businesses really be considering doing away with this age-old concept?

2019 65

Tips for Mastering an Online Video Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

In the modern workplace, this doesn’t always mean a suit and tie for men and professional attire for women. You’ve got an online job interview coming up! Great work so far, let’s make sure you ace this stage, too. Here’s a handy list of online job interview tips to give yourself the best chance of success. It’s not 2004, get a decent email address. You may be quite attached to your “gamewizard96” address from back in the day, but don’t be dusting it off for a job interview.

2019 146

Ensure your clothes work for you!

Practically Perfect PA

There should be no step change in your work attire during the week. “No-one will champion you or your career if you don’t.”. Karren Brady. To really start championing your career you have to ensure your clothes work with you, rather than against you. Clothing covers 90% of your body so make what you wear count! Here are The Wardrobe Angel’s Top Five Tips to get your wardrobe going in the right direction: Personalise the Dress Code.

Connecting With Your Child: 5 Things You Can Do To Stay Close Despite Your Work

Dumb Little Man

And in spite of how boring work attire can be, something as simple as the color of a shirt to what tie you pick or even the pattern of your socks will create a level of excitement and accomplishment that is sure to charge up your young helpers. Having spent the last two decades working in the advertising industry based in New York but with clients all over the country, being on the road is just something that always came with the job.

2019 206

Alternatives to Black Friday

Simple Productivity Blog

We will be attending to watch the dancing and to see the beautiful attire on the dancers. Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I hate shopping. With a passion. So my solution to Black Friday is to stay inside and pretend like I’m snowed in. This worked fine until my daughter started to be old enough to want to do things when she wasn’t in school. So here are my top five things to do instead of shopping on Black Friday. Visit the ocean.

2011 164

5 Quick Tips About Welding Helmets

Small Business CEO

Professional welders deal in such hazardous environment that they can’t afford to overlook their safety protocol and that includes their attire and gears. One can never be too safe, especially when your work demands handling dangerous equipment. The welders not only have to protect themselves from the heat and sparks but also the UV radiation and infrared light that can affect your eyes and even cause permanent blindness.

2018 52

The Culinary Tastemaker – 10 Tips For Effective Hospitality Management

Small Business CEO

While it’s obvious that your personal presentation matters, it’s even more important that your business is well attired and stocked with supplies. Whether you’re new to the business of hospitality management, or looking to improve and develop your rapport with staff and customers, there may be factors you’re overlooking or unsure of approaching.

2018 51

10 Ways Your Life Improves When You Become a Freelancer

Dumb Little Man

You Save Money on Work Attire. Your work attire could be sweatpants and a t-shirt if you prefer. Have you ever considered how your life might change if you became a freelancer? It’s nice having job security. You know you have a guaranteed paycheck every two weeks, a set schedule, good benefits, and two weeks of vacation each year. But deep down inside, there is a nagging question that never really goes away: Could I have a better life if I hung my shingle as a freelancer?

2017 155

The Element of Surprise: Three Useful Gifts for Dads

Dumb Little Man

Omega watches enable your dad to make a smooth fashion statement with any attire. Dads are the backbone of families. They work extremely hard to give them a good future. But, because they are so busy working hard in order to provide and inspire, getting gifts for themselves can be the last thing on their minds. Instead, they focus more on guiding their children’s lives for a better future, expecting only love and respect in return.

2019 138

Calques: Linguistic Immigrants in English

Daily Writing Tips

Calques first attire themselves in English. English vocabulary includes thousands of words that originated in languages other than Old English. Some of these linguistic immigrants never quite acculturate.

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Exude Confidence: Image is Perception

Office Dynamics

Your choices of dress-down attire reflect directly your respect for your workplace, your career goals, and your level of overall professionalism. Females are easily disempowered by excessively casual attire in the workplace. · It’s a fact! · In 30 seconds, people form all types of impressions about you based almost entirely on what they see – your clothes, hairstyle, carriage, smile, and the rest of your nonverbal communication. Quick impressions can be lasting ones.

French Words with New Meanings in English

Daily Writing Tips

accoutrement : accompanying items or accessories (a ludicrous costume or tasteless attire). corsage : flowers worn on a woman’s dress or around her wrist (a woman’s chest, and attire covering this area). Thanks to the Norman Conquest, and to the long dominance of France in European culture and politics, almost half the words and phrases in the English lexicon (including that of its American variety) are derived from French.

2017 60

Barbie Then and Now

Loosely Speaking

Our approach was “Dual Survivor Barbie,” and our dolls (attired in those 52-year-old outfits) built a tent, went canoeing, went swimming, put up a teepee, built a fire, roasted a duck, and made friends with a sheep and a rhinoceros. Does Barbie have ANY place in the life of a modern, grown up woman? I know that when I got MY Barbie in 1960, I didn’t see her as an unrealistic role model for myself in the future.

2012 109

Levi’s New Waste

Eco-Office Gals

Maybe this will inspire other fashion companies to follow suit (perhaps maybe even bridal attire shops like David’s Bridal or WeddingtonWay’s junior bridesmaids dresses ). If you love wearing jeans, there’s a pretty good chance that you have a pair of Levi’s hanging somewhere in your closet (if you don’t have a pair of them on right now). After 160 years, it’s a company that has mastered the way jeans fit for men, women and even children.

2013 148

Exude Confidence: Image is Perception

Office Dynamics

Your choices of dress-down attire reflect directly your respect for your workplace, your career goals, and your level of overall professionalism. Females are easily disempowered by excessively casual attire in the workplace. · It’s a fact! · In 30 seconds, people form all types of impressions about you based almost entirely on what they see – your clothes, hairstyle, carriage, smile, and the rest of your nonverbal communication. Quick impressions can be lasting ones.

A Green Life is a Good Life

Eco-Office Gals

From sneakers to work attire to fun sandals, eco-friendly styles have your feet covered. Do you strive for a green lifestyle? It can sometimes be a struggle to keep with the latest green trends as you live your busy life. However, you might be surprised to learn how changing small facets of your everyday life can add up to big changes for preserving the planet. Making Your House a Green House. Thinking about ways to save the planet can sure keep you up at night.

2012 159

Eco Friendly Fashion for the Green Business Woman

Eco-Office Gals

So, if you have a couple of friends who would like some tips on how to be more fabulous and “green” with their attire, how about sending them a link to this article instead? You’re the one that always gets complemented on your outfit. You’re also the one who everyone asks, “Where did you get that blouse?” ” or “How much did you pay for that suit?”

2012 141

Why Your LinkedIn Photo Sucks

45 Things

A recent analysis of 2,000 LinkedIn photos from a variety of industries by JDP, a risk mitigation company, finds that those in real estate, human resources, marketing and sales get the highest marks when it comes to framing, lighting, resolution, attire, facial expression and photo origins (selfie, cropped from a group, professionally shot, etc.) Business casual attire.

3 Tips You Can Use Right Now To Connect With Your Confidence

Dumb Little Man

Stand like a Soldier (Dressing in army attire is optional). Confidence is a trait we are all born with. However, although innate, there are still factors that can make us feel shy and not so sure of ourselves. Because of this, one still needs to connect with confidence. As children, we’re natural performers. We tend to relish any opportunity to dance, sing and play. We’re not concerned yet with the opinions of others and we can still express ourselves enthusiastically!

2017 153

Synonyms for “Clothes”

Daily Writing Tips

The origin of attire is the French word atirier , meaning “equip” or “prepare”; it, too, began as a verb. Habiliments , from the Old French term abiller , meaning “equip” or “prepare,” originally referred to weaponry but came to pertain to characteristic attire, such as an outfit worn to identify a person’s occupation or tacitly prescribed clothing that is appropriate for a specific occasion, such as a formal-dress event.

Self-Improvement: Spruce Up Your Appearance

Office Dynamics

If you upgrade your casual attire, you will be viewed as a “leader” among your peers. When we wear attire that is more in line with today’s trends (but not overly trendy), we give the impression that we are up on what is going on in the world. Welcome to the last Monday of September! When was the last time you changed your hair style? Color? What about your eyewear—is it modern and attractive for your face shape?

2013 110

Dressing Greener for the Office Part II

Eco-Office Gals

The high street is moving in the right direction which means eco-friendly office attire is becoming more readily available and affordable. Living a greener life is becoming progressively more important and something that thankfully, more people are gradually becoming aware of. Eco-Office Gals previous post on dressing greener for the office is something that needs to be read and a great first point of call when adopting a greener wardrobe.

2012 142

8 Genius Fashion Hacks for Men

Dumb Little Man

A good boot can handle different weather conditions, and it pairs very well with most business attire. Dressing sharp and looking smart doesn’t always mean having to burn a hole in your pocket with brand names. It’s actually useless without the proper know-how on how to style and carry yourself. Check out these very simple and doable fashion hacks for men that will have you looking extra dapper in and out of the workplace. Love the Blazer.

2018 159

Guest Posting 101: 5 Things Every Guest Poster Should Know

Tips From T. Marie

If you expect to submit a blog on appropriate office attire to a blog like mine that is all about non-traditional offices not only will your post be rejected, it will be obvious you haven’t even read the blog you want to be published on. A quick shout out to my awesome Biz Buddy Vicki Voisin for inspiring this post. She’s always stopping me during one of our weekly chats to say “That’s a blog post!” and many of my best posts have been because of it.

2016 102

5 Types of Insurance You May Need But Haven’t Heard Of

Dumb Little Man

When you take into consideration each component – flowers, venues, menus, invitations, attire, alcohol, decorations, planning – it becomes easy to see why. Forget ‘5 tips for cheaper auto insurance.’ A quick google search will yield hundreds of thousands of article results and you’ve probably heard all of them already. We all know about the basic insurance options.

2017 163

Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

Because we checked the weather before they left the UK, they had the appropriate business attire and didn’t feel uncomfortable. With Assist Travel coming up in September in London I wanted to share one of our most popular blogs with you – The Ultimate Travel Itinerary. I will be presenting on this very topic at the conference. I hope to see you there… remember it is free to attend for all Practically Perfect PA readers! .

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