Monday Start-Up: Take a Step Back

by Rachel Yeomans | January 30th, 2012

“Data” has become the default word used to describe the constantly generated, centrally stored evidence of our existence. I wasn’t surprised to learn that the word “data” comes from the Latin for “to give,” and refers to something that is given or relinquished. It also feels significant that data rests at the very bottom of… Read more…

Monday Start-Up: Don’t Forget the Lipstick!

by Rachel Yeomans | October 17th, 2011

Last week, the New York Times published an article entitled, “Up the Career Ladder, Lipstick in Hand“. The article focused on a study that was conducted on how others trusted women more who wore makeup. Granted, a lot of this was common sense, but it’s always interesting putting it into scientific effect. The one statement,… Read more…

The Collared Sheep Works Function into Your Friday by Stepping Up Work Fashion

by Rachel Yeomans | March 5th, 2010

Most of the readers of TheWorkingWardrobe usually reside in offices and cubicles as we do primarily talk about fashion as it pertains to an office environment. Our friends at The Collared Sheep write specifically to those of you in the cubicle from the cubicle. This week they decided to share with us their thoughts on… Read more…

The Working Reading List

by Rachel Yeomans | February 19th, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has officially concluded, meaning that my feet hurt, my head is buzzing and I’m a wee bit burnt out. I can’t wait to kick my feet up and catch up on my reading! With that being said, here is what my upcoming reading list consists of as I regrettably have not had… Read more…

The Working Reading List

by Rachel Yeomans | January 29th, 2010

We in the working world read so much information nearly every day. Work tips, how to build your business, how to survive in the economy, how to maintain your position, what are the latest trends in the workforce, expert advice, uplifting anecdotes, and constructive feedback. That’s a lot of information! Here is what we at… Read more…

Hosiery Works its Way into the Working Wardrobe as a Fashion Statement Versus Dress Code Requirement

by Rachel Yeomans | November 11th, 2009

I worked at a retail department store for a few years between college graduation and first career. One of the dress code requirements was hosiery. I remember in the summertime, it was almost painful how uncomfortable hosiery felt to wear to work. However, after a month or so of being used to the feeling, I… Read more…

From Our Office to Yours: The Ethics of the Office Dress Code

by Rachel Yeomans | October 5th, 2009

Read what Victoria E. Freile of Democrat & Chronicle conveys from an interview on how the office dress code reflects the office itself. * * * We ask executives to address issues facing young professionals. Today’s expert is Donna Schultz, president of Mirror Show Management in Webster. What’s your philosophy on a dress code? First… Read more…

Dear Students, Want to Dress Like a Professional? Learn from a Fellow Student

by Rachel Yeomans | September 23rd, 2009

Are you a student trying to take that step from pajama pants in the cafeteria to a suit at a job fair? Read from a fellow student Jennifer Puhr on what she says on the subject. * * * So I’m taking this project/presentation-oriented class this semester. You know the type. You do one or… Read more…

Fashion magazines finally take the plunge into e-commerce

by Rachel Yeomans | September 3rd, 2009

Interesting article on the state of magazine advertisements by Meghan Keane from econsultancy.com. *** Getting an ad in the pages of a top fashion magazine might have once been a priority for major advertisers, but as dwindling September issues arrive, that revenue stream is looking less and less viable. And the once web adverse fashion… Read more…