Coats for Professional Women

A few weeks ago when actress Brooke Shields was making the talk show rounds to promote her new book, I saw these two pictures: On the set of “Good Morning America,” November 17, 2014: Photo Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk Leaving the building afterward: Photo Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk Now I like Brooke, I really do, but I’m…

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Dress Like a Leader

Dress like a leader

Want to do things your own way? Want others to “jump on board” with your ideas? Want to leave a legacy with your name on it? Than dress like it. It’s a requirement. That’s what global talent agent Sylvia Ann Hewlett discovered after interviewing nearly 4,000 college-educated professionals for her book Executive Presence: The Missing…

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The Staggering Cost of Dressing Down

The other morning, I saw a woman at a coffee shop…dressed in pajamas. Later, I saw people at the grocery store…dressed in workout clothes. That night, I saw a woman go into a nice restaurant for dinner…dressed in yoga pants. Yes, I get that relaxed clothes are comfortable. Yes, I get that “most people” dress…

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5 Trends that Need to Stop

It’s always fascinating to me which fashion trends catch on with the general public. While the fashion and entertainment industries introduce hundreds of cutting edge looks each year, only a handful are adopted by the masses. Sometimes, they’re good. More often, they’re bad. And, unfortunately, are often adopted by people who bare little resemblance to…

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How to Hide in Plain Sight

Ryan Seacrest: Then and Now

In Hollywood movies, people who go into hiding change their name and appearance to avoid detection. They wear sunglasses. They ditch their cars. They do everything they can to look completely different. In reality, if you want to hide, all you have to do is get sloppy. Let yourself go. Look like a rumpled bed.…

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