At long last, I’m thrilled to announce the new and improved name of the blog: Memorandum! The name change has been a long time coming, as The Classy Cubicle no longer seemed to properly reflect me or my vision for the blog. When I started this site in 2013, The Classy Cubicle was the tongue-in-cheek title born out of working in finance in New York City. A year and a half later, my professional life has moved beyond that of the Wall Street cubicle, and so, I believe, has this blog.
To be clear, I have every intention of continuing the blog’s focus on women’s work wear. However, from college to today, my workplaces have ranged from Capitol Hill to Wall Street to Silicon Valley. And as a reflection of these varied professional experiences, I hope to continue speaking to working women in all types of professional environments―not just those who inhabit a corporate cubicle. Thus, I feel that Memorandum, though definitionally rooted in the corporate world, does not have the industry-specific connotation that “cubicle” does. I want teachers, lawyers, journalists, photographers, merchandisers and professional jugglers to feel that there’s something here for them, and not to be deterred by a specific name.
There is much more in the works for expanding and enhancing the blog later in 2015, but for now, I wanted to unveil the new appellation. Welcome to Memorandum!
COAT: Marc by Marc Jacobs (also available here and here; similar versions here, here, here, here and here, whew!) | SHIRT: Cameo (love the t-shirt version too!) | SKIRT: Cameo (also here and LOVE the coordinating pants and trench too!) | SHOES: Asos (similar here) | SUNGLASSES: Nina Ricci (similar here)
To celebrate the site’s new name and to thank the great number of you who have so loyally followed this blog over the past year and a half, I’m excited to host a new giveaway today!
Since readers often ask me what work bags I recommend, I thought I’d give away two of my very favorite tote bags as a little something to help house the memorandums (or memoranda) in your own life as you shuttle between work and play. Regardless of whether you work in a conservative cubicle or a creative artist’s studio, the Tory Burch York Buckle Tote is, in my humble opinion, the ideal and truly “quintessential” work tote. With classic clean lines, gold hardware and gorgeous scratch-resistant leather that comes in (literally) every color of the rainbow, the lightweight tote even includes a padded compartment for your laptop or tablet. Need I say more? Enter below!
Giveaway Rules of the Road:
The giveaway closes at 11:59PM PST on Friday, February 6, 2015. Two winners will be selected at random from qualifying entries below through Rafflecopter. Each winner will receive a Tory Burch York Buckle Tote in the color of their choice and will be notified via email within 48 hours. Using the Rafflecopter widget below, you can enter your name into the raffle up to eight times be doing any of the following:
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