Monday, June 27, 2011

Five Summer Don'ts

1. Don't wear flip flops to the office.  The manager may think you are not taking your job serious and are not focus. Let's face it flip flops, say I am ready for vacation beach here I come...Now if you are the manager you must lead by example and how can you have your employees take you serious if you look like you are on vacation.  A big no no..
2. Leave the straps at home. The strapless dresses, tank, and shoes.  That's right avoid showing too much skin in the work place. If you have a dress that you really like cover your arms with a Cami or sweater.  Now on to shoes..
3. Shoes- Sandals that show too much skin can be inappropriate in the workplace. Yes ladies we all love a nice pair of shoes but if your foot is out 80% it should not be worn in the office.
4. Short skirts- Ladies watch those hem lines. Too short of a skirt can make you look much like a street walker and not a professional. If you want that promotion get it with merit and not by drawing attention to those thighs, leave that to Beyonce:)
5. Shades- Yes I am not talking about the shades you put up to your windows. I am talking about sunglasses on your face. The minute you step into your office you represent your company. They want to see you if you have sunglasses on your face your boss may think you have something to hide, and that is the last thing you want him/her to think. Perception is everything leave the shades in your car or in your purse!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Five Must Haves for Women

1. A black dress - Dresses can  take the place of a suit if worn correctly. It's also great for going from day to evening.
2. A nude shoe - The nude shoe has become the new black shoe. You can pair almost anything to a nude shoe.
3. Undergarments -  A  good fitting bra, spanks, body shaper, can make your clothes lay correctly and smoothly. (the wrong undergarment can make you look unpolished)
4. Black Dress Pants-  Every woman should have several pairs of black pants, but specifically one good pair not made out of polyester.  This pair of pants could take the place of suit pants and can be matched with anything.
5. Cardigan - The cardigan can be used in place of a suit. The first lady Michelle Obama wears her signature cardigans on many high powered meeting across the nation. So if she can wear a cardigan and look polished and professional so can you.