How to Work the Red Dress Into Your Working Wardrobe

by Rachel Yeomans | November 11th, 2009

One of my favorite quotes is from the movie Moonstruck, when Cher’s character, Loretta Castorini, declares, “In time you’ll drop dead and I’ll come to your funeral in a red dress!” Needless to say, the red dress has been given the reputation of the wearer being sexy, scandalous and all-in-all bad news. I have gone… Read more…

Designers Who Work It: Orlando Espinoza Transcends Both Time and Trend for the Working Woman

by Rachel Yeomans | November 6th, 2009

“Corporate was the first thing I noticed when moving to the city,” Orlando Espinoza told me during a visit to his Chicago-based showroom. Since moving to Chicago from LA, that was nine years ago. Since then Orlando Espinoza has earned the reputation of dressing the working woman in strong and confident ensembles that turn to… Read more…

The Journal Reports on Fashionable Workwear for Women

by Rachel Yeomans | October 20th, 2009

Gone are the days when only a two-piece suit would pass as suitable office attire. Today women’s workwear takes on many different guises. From this season’s power-dressing, to something a little more on the casual side, anything goes for the office in 2009. For those who want to make a bold statement, autumn/winter collections have… Read more…

Modern Vintage Chicago Worked Vintage into the Modern Working Woman

by Rachel Yeomans | October 19th, 2009

As much as I love the fashions, I admit that I’ve been getting a little tired of the Mad Men fashion references. However I found myself constantly referencing the hit television show during the Modern Vintage Chicago event this past weekend. Randolph Street Market, the creator of Modern Vintage Chicago, opened up the loading docks… Read more…

Warm Up at Work: Work Ensembles that Don’t Demand a Space Heater

by Rachel Yeomans | October 12th, 2009

The temperature is dropping and I’m starting to dig out my sweater dresses and turtlenecks from storage. It’s difficult getting ready for work in this weather when usually warmth comes before professionalism. However it is still a great feeling walking out of your home and feeling put together and fashionable, despite the weather. Here are… Read more…

Fantastic Working Look from “The Sartorialist”

by Rachel Yeomans | October 8th, 2009

Celine Gets the Best Dressed Nod for the Working Wardrobe this Paris Fashion Week

by Rachel Yeomans | October 8th, 2009

Is Safari sexy? Can leather work in the workplace? Apparently, YES! I was excited to see what Phoebe Philo would send down the runway since joining Celine this fall, and I enthusiastically raise my travel mug to her! Every look she sent down the Paris Fashion Week runway took me aback at how she took… Read more…

Warm Up at the Office Without Breaking the Dress Code

by Rachel Yeomans | October 8th, 2009

The forecast today is high of 52 degrees with rain. And tomorrow doesn’t look much different. I’m grumpy, I’m tired, and I’m quite chilly! Naturally I surveyed my cardigans and sweaters this morning to make sure that I am prepared not just for the word days ahead, but also the cold months. Luckily the Outnet… Read more…

Chicago CAbi Fashion Show Dresses the Workforce

by Rachel Yeomans | September 26th, 2009

After the working day this past Friday, a group of women gathered in the heart of Chicago’s career epicenter to discuss their jobs. However we didn’t discuss ledgers or meetings or proposals – we discussed fashion, specifically work fashion. Over wine and cheese at office furniture giant’s, Kimball Office, showroom, an independent consultant showcased the… Read more…

Net-a-Porter Provides the Rule Book to Work the Office in Style

by Rachel Yeomans | September 10th, 2009

Fashion e-retailer Net-a-Porter assists shoppers in kicking off the fall season in not just thinking about ‘going back to school’, but going back to office with a whole new look. Take a twist on the white-shirt combination. Warm up with the sweater dress. Redefine the work suit. Wrap it up with a coat that will… Read more…