Category Archives: Business Dress

Wearing White After Labor Day–Yes or No

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White after Labor Day Labor Day was early this year, falling on September 2nd. On that day, no one in Savannah, Georgia, where I live, was talking about the usual holiday celebrations like barbeques and picnics. The topic of the day was Hurricane Dorian. The question of the day was “Are

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Barbeque Etiquette – It’s Time to Revisit the Rules

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It’s  time to brush up on your barbeque etiquette. Memorial Day is upon us, marking the official start of the summer barbeque season. This is the time of the year when the grill is hauled out, cleaned off, the required cooking utensils inventoried, lawn furniture hosed down, and barbeque sauces and rubs added to the

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Ten Dressing Faux Pas That Can Tarnish Your Professional Image

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It’s the morning rush hour. I’m not talking about the traffic you might encounter after you head out the door. I am referring to the chaos that occurs before you even cross the threshold. Whatever your morning routine, somehow there are things that manage to go awry. You plan as much as you can the

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Summer Office Attire: What to Wear When the Temperature Rises

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Business man pulling tie in front of ventilator at office. It’s summertime, and while the living is supposed to be easy, deciding on your summer office attire, what to wear to work, is not. Our more casual world makes it difficult to know, on any given day, how to dress for

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Flip-Flops: Are They Appropriate in the Office???

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It’s summer time, and they’re back!  Flip-flops. Maybe they never went away. They simply went into hibernation for the winter.  I suspect you know what I am talking about--those shoes that have nothing to hold them to your foot except a little piece of material across or between your toes. Flip-flops, slides or whatever you

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A Man’s Suit Coat: To Button or Not to Button

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Elegant businessman buttoning his suit coat. To button or not to button is the age-old question when it comes to a man’s suit coat. Some men seem to know when to button, when to unbutton and which button to button under which circumstances. Others don’t seem to get it all. Perhaps

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Are Flip-Flops Appropriate in the Office?

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It’s summer time, and they’re back! Flip-flops. You know—the shoe that we now refer to as the slide. Maybe it never went away. It simply went into hibernation for the winter. If you aren’t sure to what I am referring, it’s the semi-shoe with nothing to hold it to your foot or your foot to

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Summertime: Tattoos, Piercings and Excessive Flesh

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Rising temperatures bring out the unexpected in the office and around the house. Living in the South, I am seeing creatures that I have not seen in months. The most common is the blue-tailed lizard. As one of my cats found out, they are intriguing, but definitely not edible. She survived her encounter by the

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Do Conference Casual And Professionalism Mix?

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As fall approaches, conferences and conventions loom large on our calendars. While some organizations use the summer months to take advantage of lower rates, most corporations recognize that their employees use this time to vacation with family and friends. Once the gong sounds on the Tuesday after Labor Day to mark the end of summer,

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