Friday, July 25 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:04:27 GMT
The Lake Serene Homeowners Association filed suit against Bush construction company of Laurel, blaming the company and its agents for damaging the dam that separates two of the five neighboring lakes. AccordingMore >>
The Lake Serene Homeowners Association filed suit against Bush construction company of Laurel, blaming the company and its agents for damaging the dam that separates two of the five neighboring lakes.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:52:45 GMT
An interim agency will take over operations of the Forrest County PACE Head Start Program due to the failure of properly reporting sexual abuse allegations. The Administration for Children and FamiliesMore >>
An interim agency will take over operations of the Forrest County PACE Head Start Program due to the failure of properly reporting sexual abuse allegations.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:50:46 GMT
Marion County Sheriff's Department and the Marion County Narcotics Task Force made five drug arrests during a search warrant in Columbia Thursday. Agents seized several pounds of high grade marijuanaMore >>
Marion County Sheriff's Department and the Marion County Narcotics Task Force made five drug arrests during a search warrant in Columbia Thursday.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:04:58 GMT
The victim of a vicious gang rape is warning other women in the metro area. The victim and her attorney talked about the attack exclusively with WLBT. The 35-year-old woman, whose identity we are protecting,More >>
The victim, whose identity we are protecting, said, "He put the gun to my head and told me to take my clothes off. And that's when I couldn't do nothing. I was just standing there crying. And the other dude came from behind the truck. He put one in my side. And they bent me over in my front seat and they started raping me over and over again." More >>
What does “business casual” attire mean? Does it mean it’s okay to rock your faded jeans and flip-flops to work? The short answer is no -- informal work gear isn’t the same thing as weekend wear.
“I think one of the challenges with a casual work environment is that there’s no real dress code, especially for women. It can be confusing,” says style consultant Natalie Jobity, author of Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It. Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style.“People end up wearing what they wear everywhere else. But you can’t interpret office casual as just being casual. You are at work, so you should be dressing with the intent of business.”
As the owner of Elan Image Management in Columbia, MD, Jobity regularly works with employees in the Washington, D.C., area to find workplace wardrobe solutions. “Consider what your whole image is saying,” she says. “Many employees wear things because they think they can get away with it, but there is still the issue of professionalism: Do you look professional?” To clear up the “office casual” confusion, Jobity offers this list of do’s and don’ts:
Don’t go beachy. Flip-flops, strapless maxi dresses and shorts are absolutely out, no matter how informal your workplace is. “You’re not dressing for the beach or hanging out at a club with your friends,” says Jobity. “Some trends may be cool for a casual setting but not for a business setting, even if it’s a casual environment.”
Do think slacks. Nicely pressed chinos or khakis with a blouse or sweater and flats are comfortable but still set a professional tone.
Don’t confuse leggings for pants. Although they can work in an office environment, wearing them with a too-short top is a fashion faux pas. “It’s showing too much of the leg and the thighs and the butt. It’s too much for work,” says Jobity. “The best way to think of leggings is as opaque tights - then you won’t go wrong.”
Do pair leggings with a below-the-knee sweater dress or a tunic long enough to cover your rear. Add boots for a trendy, yet totally office-appropriate look.
Don’t be revealing. Bare midriffs, shoulders and cleavage say “weekend,” not “work,” and visible bra straps look sloppy in the workplace.
Do stick with work clothes that fit well without being too tight and that don’t show too much skin.
Don’t be distressed. Even if jeans are okay in your office, frayed or acid-washed pairs are for after-hours only.
Do wear dark-wash denim with no rips, paired with a twinset or a top and cardigan.
Don’t pile on the bling. Leave the glittery tops and rhinestones at home, along with bangle sets or other noisy accessories.
Do show off your office chic with neutral colors or a bright top under a black or navy jacket and slacks. Keep jewelry simple -- a cuff bracelet or chunky necklace will make an outfit stand out.
*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.
2362 U.S. Hwy 11
Moselle, MS 39459
1-800-844-WDAM (9326) Email Us