The Boardroom: Dress Smart, Smell Good, Feel Fab + More |

  • 26 Quotes On Getting Ahead From The World’s Hottest CEOs [Business Insider]
  • Emploi New York is a dress-making company, founded by former Wall Street lawyer turn fashion designer, Marina Ufaeva, offering an extensive collection of affordable modern career dresses. Most designs can easily transition from day-to-evening – ideal for the holiday season! A few of my faves are the Lexington, Maiden, and Dakota. Find more via my Forbes interview with its company founder here. Emploi New York is graciously providing CF readers with a 15% off discount, now through December 31, 2014. Use code: CFLovesemploi.
  • How To Fix Phone Posture – The Imaginary Orange Trick [Into The Gloss]
  • Heard of Scentbird? It’s a new cool perfume discovery startup company. Get a 30-day supply of the fragrance of your choice every month packaged in a sleek, travel-friendly case for just $14.95/month. Next month, opt for your go-to favorite or try a new brand. 350+ designer fragrances to choose from, including Tom Ford, Prada, Chloé, and Gucci. Gift options are now available too (3-6-12 month plans). Check out my Forbes interview with its CEO here. Scentbird is generously offering CF readers 50% off – just $7.50 – for first month subscription. Excludes gift plans. Use code: CF50.
  • How To Be Productive – And Have Fun – In The Festive Season [Forbes]
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Build Your Best Fall Work Wardrobe Yet |

Feel that? (It’s Fall)

Fall is here; winter is near. It is the ideal time to prep your seasonal style. Build your best work wardrobe yet – one that truly supports you – giving you that extra confidence boost to seize every professional opportunity.

Follow these three easy steps to reinvigorate your fall/winter work wardrobe today:

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11 Ways To Easily Transition Your Career Style From Summer To Fall |
Fall is coming!

Yet it is not quite in full swing. Morning and evening commutes are chilly, while lunchtime temperatures run warm to hot. The weather can even change dramatically from Monday to Wednesday to Friday. It is no wonder our work style can look like mishmash in September!

The challenge to feeling comfortable while looking stylish throughout the early fall season can be daunting, no matter if you work in a corporate, creative, or casual work environment.

That’s why I’ve put together a collection of early fall style strategies for you from some favored personal style bloggers to help make the seasonal transition a breeze. You’ll quickly see just how easy it is to mix seasons:

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The Fashion Formula: Dress Easy So You Can Work Hard |

If I told you, there was a way you could dress stylish everyday as a professional while saving massive minutes off your morning routine. Would you believe me?

Introducing The Fashion Formula, created by Jodie from Jodie Noted. She was inspired by the former What Not To Wear television show and created a style equation to help herself quickly put together stylish outfits. It doesn’t look like Jodie is blogging anymore, but thanks to her (and the internet); her formula lives on for the rest of us.

Style shouldn’t be complicated. Looking your best doesn’t need to be hard. And I figure, why mess with magic?!

That’s why I’ve included the formula (after minor tweaks) into my top five steps to creating instant outfits – taking the guesswork out of what to wear, allowing you to put your next professional look together lickety-split, and adding the joy back into getting dressed:

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