Privilege Here And There, Over The Holidays


Mice were clearly playing over the holidays, as two of my favorite blogs featured Privilege[d] posts.

1. At  Corporette, the best resource I know of for traditional corporate-wear, my guest post on Advice On What To Wear From The VP/Hiring Manager-Level, was one of the Top 10 Posts of 2010. How glorious to see that the years I spent decoding corporate style, to say nothing of that bow tie one infamous day in 1984, are proving useful to the next generation. Thank you Kat, for welcoming my post proposal.

2. At  Trust Your Style,* Mary Jo Matsumoto asked me to write up a Happy Intention for 2011. Hint: it involves you all. Thank you Mary Jo. And by the way I like this sequined clutch in her line.

Mary Jo Matsumoto Rico Clutch

I feel extraordinarily fortunate. On the other hand, I feel that way every time I check my comments and realize that you all are still reading. Onward.

*No compensation has been received, nor has any agreed-upon exchange occurred. Sometimes we just get lucky.

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24 Comments

  • 01/04/11
    7:11 am

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    The Preppy Princess said...

    Holy Cow, being featured at one of those sites is great, to be showcased at both is fabulous! Of course, it is more than well deserved, you *are* a go-to source, very much so.

    Big happy hugs at you Miss Privilege, and a serious tipping of the chapeau.
    tp

  • 01/04/11
    7:18 am

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    Stephanie said...

    What a well deserved honor. I’ll be checking them out later today.

  • 01/04/11
    7:28 am

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    Karena said...

    You deserve it Lisa!! Congratulations on the recognition!

    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

  • 01/04/11
    7:35 am

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    Marian said...

    I love your Happy Intention for 2011. I used to write lots more cards & letters than I do now so I’m going to “borrow” this and get busy with some written and mailed correspondence. I loved your New Years Eve outfit and I’ve made a pact with myself that the next time I dress I’m going to “think outside the box” a little bit and just see what happens. Happy New Year.

  • 01/04/11
    7:40 am

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    Mouse said...

    MICE PLAYING!

  • 01/04/11
    8:19 am

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    metscan said...

    Congratulations to you for both achievements. Well deserved!

  • 01/04/11
    8:39 am

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    Terri said...

    I’ve printed out the Corporette article. I’m really curious to see how it compares with the unwritten code in academia. Congrats on the recognition.

  • 01/04/11
    9:51 am

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    Anna Mavromatis said...

    Congratulations!!!
    Excellent article(s), excellent tips, superb advice/approach on how to dress on the corporate environment…
    Happy, successful and filled with your unique blog presence 2011!
    xox

  • 01/04/11
    10:06 am

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    Hill House Ramblings said...

    Good on you Lisa! Congrats on being featured. I will have to go an look now.:) Happy New Year to your and your family!

    H.H.

  • 01/04/11
    10:17 am

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    Lisa said...

    TPP – Thank you! I was quite excited.

    Stephanie – Yes, these sites are good resources.

    Karena – I thank you!

    Marian – I am honored to have inspired you. I have a series of notes to send myself, to those who surprised me with end of year cards. I find it’s even hard for me to hold a pen well these days. And I used to write every day of my life. Do you run into this issue at all?

    Mouse – [!!!]

  • 01/04/11
    10:20 am

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    Lisa said...

    Mette – Thank you very much.

    Terri – As I understand it from my sister, the academic code varies noticeably. In particular, one has to shun shine at all costs. Is this your experience too?

    Anna – Thank you very much. I should imagine that for artists, the code for any commercial dressing would be completely different.

    Hill House – Happy New Year! To you and yours as well.

  • 01/04/11
    10:44 am

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    Charlotte said...

    Shun shine? I’ll have to read the corporate-dress article (congratulations on that, Lisa!) but a bit of well-placed shine seems like it would be a welcome relief in a room full of drab.

  • 01/04/11
    11:50 am

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    verhext said...

    Ah, as I head back out into the corporate job world (at the Director level, but I’ve always been “quirky”) the post about clothes is great! However, I’ve tried on more unflattering pantsuits than I care to recount! I wish I could find a professional solution for those of us who are short and curvy.

  • 01/04/11
    12:35 pm

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    Patsy said...

    I can’t wait for my card! ;-)

    Hope 2011 is your best year yet, Lisa.

  • 01/04/11
    1:42 pm

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    Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

    Congratulations!! What an honor to be on both. I’m definately going to check out both posts!

  • 01/04/11
    4:40 pm

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    hostessofthehumblebungalow said...

    Congratulations LPC.
    One of the top ten posts is nothing to sneeze at!
    Bravo….
    in the world of blogging I think you are going to require a red carpet ensemble.

  • 01/04/11
    4:41 pm

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    Lauren @Adventures of a Southern Newlywed said...

    Congratulations for being featured on both blogs! It’s certainly very well deserved!

    I loved reading your post at Corporette. Kat’s blog is a favorite of mine, and seeing you, another favorite, post there was very neat!

    Enjoy your week!

  • 01/04/11
    5:00 pm

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    DocP said...

    Loved re-reading the Corporette post. Also your ‘intentions’ for 2011. I have the stationery, cards and pen – just need to buy stamps and then I SHOULD be better about note writing. Sigh. . . . one can hope.

  • 01/04/11
    6:52 pm

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    Lisa said...

    Charlotte – I think she meant shine metaphorically, largely, but I would love to host someone here who would write about the academic dress code.

    verhext – I saw a medium-height curvy woman in San Francisco the other day. She had on a longer, straight blazer, with her trousers, and slightly broadened shoulders. The blazer swung a bit. She looked fantastic. I actually think that had I been curvier I’d have worn dresses with jackets much more often.

    Patsy – You bet. And I thank you very much for the well-wishes.

    Southern Living – I was very honored indeed!

  • 01/04/11
    6:54 pm

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    Lisa said...

    hostess – I thank you. And I confess that the taste of red carpet at Lavish! was way more fun than I like to admit:).

    Lauren – Oh, I’m glad you read Corporette regularly. Kat is great, and very nice to deal with.

    DocP – Aw. Thanks. Tell you what. You send me your address, I will send you mine, we can practice. Now if I could just find those notecards Crane used to have, the ones with gold bees at the top…

  • 01/04/11
    8:01 pm

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    Sydney Shop Girl said...

    Well done, LPC!!

    SSG xxx

    Sydney Shop Girl blog

  • 01/04/11
    11:41 pm

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    Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

    Thank you for the kind mention Lisa, and I’m glad you like the sequin clutch–it’s one of my favorites. Your happy intention was such a fun read, like everything you write, charming and funny. Hope your first week into the new year is a good one!

    xo Mary Jo

  • 01/05/11
    5:53 am

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    English Vers said...

    Warm congratulations and a happy new year to you. Look forward to your future post of 2011.

  • 01/07/11
    8:00 pm

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    Preppy 101 said...

    Your blog is truly outstanding. One of the best really. Your writing is superb and your knowledge is always spot on. I always learn something from you. My world has always been so ingrained in the world of “teenagers and school”, so I am excited and thrilled to visit yours.

    My daughter is moving to NYC and for some reason I was thinking you live in Manhattan??? But I see California on your profile. So hoping we could meet sometime when I’m visiting her. Have a great weekend. I’m preparing to be snowed in. You know it only takes an inch or two here in the South ;-) xoxo

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