Dec 13, 2013
'Tis the season to be networking. Though everyone thinks December is a time when people tend to slack off, it is actually a great time to network with all the extra parties and vacation days. At the end of the year, companies sometimes find room in the budget they didn’t think would be there. People also tend to leave at the end of the year after they have finally received their bonuses so there may be quite a few openings. So look at your next holiday party or gathering as an opportunity to make your next set of contacts (or just...
Dec 04, 2013
There are so many choices for women when it comes to what to wear. And we all have different styles but there are a few items, especially for one’s professional wardrobe, that we should all agree on. We came up with a suggested list of six must-haves for the professional wardrobe. 1. Little Black Dress Of course, not too little as this is the workplace. But an LBD can be worn so many different ways. You could make it totally professional with a blazer and a pair of Sanida Carroll heels (Pentro or Catria). Or you may bring out a little edge...
Nov 27, 2013
Tis’ the season for holiday work parties. The Holiday Office Party is it’s own animal. You are supposed to have fun and be merry, but at the same time you need to act professional. After all, you are at a party with your boss, colleagues and HR department. Here is a reminder so you don’t rock the boat too much at the office holiday party. 1. Know when to attend and leave the party Unlike your annoying neighbor’s party, you actually need to attend this one on time. Fashionably late is not fine; arrive in the first 30 minutes if...
Nov 17, 2013
High heels can be tough. Some pairs are literally designed to slow you down (unless you find a fabulously well-made pair of dress shoes for professional women, like Sanida Carroll’s) but, at the end of the day sometimes you have to rock a high heel. Power flats are making a real impact these days but the high heel has tremendous staying power. And though it has been bedazzled, turned upside down, covered in meat (courtesy of Lady Gaga), studded and Sex & the City-ized, nothing can beat a great heel. There are many ways that heels can help your career. They...
Nov 11, 2013
“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” - Coco Chanel. This could not be more true. Your attire, especially in your professional life, can literally be a career game changer. Lea Goldman, Special Features Editor for Marie Claire, has written and spoken about the importance of ‘Executive Presence.’ The three components that make up executive presence are communication, gravitas, and appearance. That last one is a big one. According to Goldman, executives say appearance counts for 60 percent of your executive presence. The clothes you wear can literally impact your performance at work. People make snap...
Oct 31, 2013
Welcome to Sanida Carroll, a handmade in Italy luxury lifestyle brand for sophisticated women, founded in New York in 2013. After years of traveling the world’s airports during my management consulting career, I realized the need for comfortable, high-quality, elegant-looking shoes for professional women. Comfortable heels like that were hard to find – most designer heels were too pricy, and neither comfortable nor work appropriate. And those heels that did highlight comfort often came in clunky designs and were made of low-quality material. So, I was inspired to make comfortable and high-quality shoes that project style and confidence for professional women available!...