Monday Start-Up: A Coffee Cup of Wine

by Rachel Yeomans | June 17th, 2013
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When I was living in New York, I’d have semi-regular Skype dates with one of my best friends back in Chicago. We notoriously chatted way too late and drank way too much wine during our catch-ups. And my friend would always start our conversations with, “You’re drinking wine out of that?!” Yes, dear friend. Yes… Read more…

Monday Start-Up: Another Move

by Rachel Yeomans | January 21st, 2013

I’m getting good at this. Oh yes, it’s that time. It is time for another move! I am very grateful to have been promoted to VP of Marketing for Astek. Alas, the promotion requires me to leave my New York studio and venture back to Chicago. However dear New York friends, I will be coming… Read more…

TheWorkingWardrobe Takes Manhattan: Onward to Harlem

by Rachel Yeomans | January 30th, 2012

Almost a month in, and I’m definitely developing my sea legs – make that, “sidewalk legs”. I have moved out of my sublet in Murray Hill and now am residing on an air mattress in my dear friend’s studio in Harlem. One of the evenings I returned from a full day of work, walked up… Read more…

TheWorkingWardrobe Takes Manhattan: Neighborhood Exploration

by Rachel Yeomans | January 21st, 2012

Ah, Saturday. I’m cozying up behind my computer, glasses on, and a mug of steaming tea in front of me. Working? Of course! I’m prepping for the recording of this week’s SpeakingOfFashion podcast – plus I’m slightly workaholic in tendency. However, I am also dutifully ignoring those open suitcases in my bedroom. My lease doesn’t… Read more…

TheWorkingWardrobe Takes Manhattan: Surviving the NYC Sample Sale & Taking in the Sights

by Rachel Yeomans | January 16th, 2012

To wrap up my first full week in New York, I had to do it with some style! I received a press release regarding a sample sale. And not just any sample sale – the very first AllSaints Sample Sale to be held in the United States! Now mind you, I have been to many… Read more…

TheWorkingWardrobe Takes Manhattan: First In-Person Meetings

by Rachel Yeomans | January 11th, 2012

I am proud to say that I had my first two meetings these past two days! I know it seems silly, but working from home full time after having two days out of the office can be a bit trying. So on Monday I met with the CASHHIMI, the exotic handbag brand (you’ll be seeing… Read more…

TheWorkingWardrobe Takes Manhattan – Moving for Work

by Rachel Yeomans | January 5th, 2012

So two days ago I boarded a flight with a one-way ticket. I brought three suitcases, one carry-on roller bag, and one very large purse duffel. Now, of course I can’t take the day off when I move across the country. Don’t be silly. So I rolled these three suitcases and threw the duffel over… Read more…

SpeakingOfFashion: Fashion Focus Chicago, Pop-Up Shops, Workwear “Trend”?, & TheWorkingWardrobe Goes to Print!

by Rachel Yeomans | October 30th, 2011

This week’s SpeakingOfFashion podcast is up! Rachel from TheWorkingWardrobe and Ryan from TheBowTieMemoirs recap Fashion Focus Chicago and call out our love of the pop-up shop. We’re also noticing a “trend” on workwear fashion? Rachel is all over that. And finally, TheWorkingWardrobe is heading to New York…and to print! Fashion Focus Chicago, Pop-Up Shops, Workwear… Read more…

Monday Start-Up: TheWorkingWardrobe Takes Manhattan!

by Rachel Yeomans | October 24th, 2011
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For those of you who listened to our SpeakingOfFashion podcast yesterday, I have some big news for TheWorkingWardrobe. We’re heading to New York!!! We have some really exciting developments coming in January, including growing our business relationships in the New York area. That doesn’t mean we’re going to be ignoring Chicago. In fact, I’m putting… Read more…