In New York — at least among the legal and banking set — Cartier is kind of the first and last word, at least in my experience.My 30th birthday gift to myself was a Cartier Tank Francaise watch, though, so perhaps my perception is a bit biased!– Summer associate resources: what to wear for your internship and what NOT to wear to work, business lunch etiquette, general business etiquette, what to wear to summer associate events (e.g., pool party, golf), how to end your internship on a strong note – Workwear dos and don’ts in general, as well as more specific discussions on maxi dresses, sheer blouses, thigh-highs (and whether/when you can correct an intern dressed inappropriately for work) – Dressing for summer: summer work clothes, classic sheath dresses, summer dress pants, lightweight blazers, dressing for freezing A/C and for a heat wave.Also: makeup tips for summer, summer hair secrets, and the question of pantyhose in summer – Wedding season: what to wear to a colleague’s wedding, wedding finances, who to invite to your wedding, office wedding showers.Do I really have to buy a 00-00 watch to fit in? Learn from my mistakes, ladies — a digital sports watch almost never looks good with a suit.
Not only do men’s magazines all still advise men to go out and spend money on a watch, but I’ve often been at a lunch with high-achieving women, looked around, and noticed that 8 of the 10 women there were wearing Cartier watches.The word on the street is you can wear gold jewelry with a stainless steel watch — but if that will make you feel awkward (like I always do!) then consider getting a watch with both gold and silver elements.(Whenever you buy a watch from a secondary retailer, though, be very careful, and know what little things to look for.For example, on a real Cartier watch, the one of the bars on the V in the “VII” is actually the word “Cartier.”) I know one good friend who confided in me that her parents bought her graduation watch — a Michele — at Costco.