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Alison_Diana
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11/25/2014 | 11:47:16 AM
Re: You (rightfully) jest, but ...
There is a benefit to being in IT or the arts. I recall attending business parties with an artist colleague. She got away with sporting black jeans, motorcycle boots, spiked hair, and various funky shirts, while I wore typical business attire -- blouse and skirt or suit and pumps... boring but safe. 
Alison_Diana
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11/25/2014 | 11:43:50 AM
Re: Bonus tip
And nix the Axe!
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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11/24/2014 | 3:29:48 PM
holiday party dangers
A former colleague told me she has been invited to a "roaring 20's" theme holiday party. That just sounds fraught with danger with regard to outfits. Flappers, gangsters, oh my. Are theme holiday parties a new thing?
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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11/21/2014 | 3:11:19 PM
Bonus tip
Shane can dress for success with the best of them. Bonus tip, guys: Do not put so much "product" in your hair that you are likely to catch fire when standing by the fireplace. Nuff said.
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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11/21/2014 | 11:25:06 AM
Re: You (rightfully) jest, but ...
You go, girl! In my book, it is far better to be remembered for something interesting you said than for the interesting way you looked :)
Lorna Garey
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11/21/2014 | 10:46:58 AM
Re: You (rightfully) jest, but ...
True, Susan. There were several extremely small dresses paired with extremely high shoes. Plus I got points for talking to a customer who tagged along -- his company makes a very interesting app and peripheral for 3D printing, and I knew what these items were. So bonus.
Susan Fogarty
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Susan Fogarty,
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11/21/2014 | 10:33:45 AM
Re: You (rightfully) jest, but ...
True, but at a work social event for you or your spouse, I think you're better off to be underdressed than overdressed when it come to sparklies. I was grateful Shane didn't include a visual for the way-too-little little black dress or cocktail dress, that now is worn with impossibly big platform shoes. You don't want to be the one everyone is looking at because you have tiniest dress in the room. Pants make you blend right into the woodwork.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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11/21/2014 | 10:30:49 AM
Re: "Not to stereotype, but IT folks are not known for their fashion radar."
Giorgio Armani's got nothing on me, Dave.
David F. Carr
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11/21/2014 | 10:29:40 AM
Re: "Not to stereotype, but IT folks are not known for their fashion radar."
Also: "Wear a red dress mixed with some green flourishes" - should I try that?
David F. Carr
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11/21/2014 | 10:26:22 AM
"Not to stereotype, but IT folks are not known for their fashion radar."
Shane, I never knew you had such fashion police ambitions.
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