Archive for November, 2011

Dress Codes Decoded: Professional (women)

Monday, November 21st, 2011

The Professional dress code is the most common dress code in business wear.  At this level, suits are optional and the rules are less strict.  Women can have more fun with different fabrics, textures, patterns, and tops.  This level of dress has a comfortable yet polished look,  and gives the impression of a down-to-business attitude.  […]

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Dress Codes Decoded: Formal Corporate/Corporate (men)

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Now that the Ladies are settled, it’s time for a bit of guidance for the Men. The Formal Corporate/Corporate dress codes are the most formal and conservative levels of business wear. As for women, suits are mandatory and should be kept cool and dark (black, grey, or navy) for Formal Corporate or warm and neutral […]

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I ‘Moustache’ You a Question: The Movember Mid-Point

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Facial hair has seen a resurgence over the past few seasons, with menswear designers selecting specific styles to punctuate their aesthetic. Admittedly, most runway styles are easier to wear ‘full beard’, but that’s the point of the current facial hair for a cause, is it? Now that we’re mid-way through Movember and you’re past the ‘shadowy […]

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Be a Savvy Shopper This Season!

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

According to a Deloitte Consulting survey, 50% of Canadians will be on a strict budget this holiday season. When CTV News Channel asked for my comments as a Shopping Expert (they giggled when I suggested ‘Shopping Ninja’), I could only give a quick run-down of my Savvy Shopper Shopping Tips for the holiday season, but really, […]

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Ask Tamara: How do I build a winter coat wardrobe?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

It might hover around 15C this week, but with the surprise snow storms surrounding us, winter truly is just around the corner and the cold weather is on the way.  I’m often asked whether it’s ok to wear the same winter coat for every occasion. The first thing that pops into my head is: “Would […]

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Dress Codes Decoded: Formal Corporate/Corporate (women)

Friday, November 4th, 2011

We know it’s hard to decipher all the different dress codes out there, especially when new ones like ‘Shabby Chic Wedding’ and ‘Urban Business’ are being invented all the time. So, we’re starting a new series called “Dress Codes Decoded” to help you dress for every occasion.  We hope that this series will help you along […]

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