10 Tips to Good Grooming for the Working Lady


No matter what your profession or occupation may be – a busy mother at home caring for little ones, or high-ranking metropolitan lawyer – each of you experience insufficient time in the morning.  Especially when it comes to taking care of oneself in the little acts like making sure your shoes are well shined or a thread needs cutting on your skirt.
So I encourage you whatever your profession is, to take a few moments in the morning to become an attractive and neat lady, by following these steps below.

1. A well-tended, pretty hairdo that is neat and sensible for the job.

2. Clear eyes, nicely shaped brows.

3. Clean teeth, ‘sweet mouth’.

4. Don’t forget the deodorant!  No odor offense please!

5. Keep a good manicure, well-shaped, clean nails.

6. Outfit to be spic and span, free of lint,  neatly pressed, practical and coordinated.

8. Look behind!  Take a double check of the back of your outfit before heading out the door.  Making sure seam is straight and slip is not drooping.

9. Polish and clean shoes, making sure no scuff marks be seen!

10.  In your lunch break, take a moment or two to freshen up: run a brush through your hair, a few sprits of perfume, and make sure skirt is sitting straight neat.

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    August 4, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Wonderful advice! It’s good to see you blogging again.


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      August 4, 2009 at 11:31 am

      Thanks, Juliana! Hopefully the next post won’t be so long in coming! 🙂

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    Miss Serenity
    August 14, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    What a great blog you have going here! Thank you for all your advice! I’ll be back. 🙂


    PS Thank you for your nice comment. I appreciate it!

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      August 15, 2009 at 9:34 am

      Thanks, Miss Serenity!

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    August 31, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Hello Clare 🙂

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    I am always interested in feminine etiquette and have enjoyed perusing Grace & Poise 🙂

    Looking forward to more articles!


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      September 9, 2009 at 10:57 am

      Thank you for visiting Allison! Wonderful to hear that you’ve enjoy the articles – please do come back!

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    September 15, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Please keep the information coming! It is so needed in this day and age and there are so few places to find it.

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      October 10, 2009 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks, Jen! I don’t get much time these days to write, but I’ll do some when I get a spare moment or two! Thanks for the reminder!

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    Nastya Andreyovna
    November 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Clare –

    I stopped by your blog for the first time yesterday, and I was amazed! It made me so happy to see that – SOMEONE – is still trying to preserve ladylike-ism and etiquette. What happened to the days when mothers taught their daughters to be ladies and have good manners? Thanks so much for not allowing it to become a lost art! My only wish – write more! 🙂

    May God bless you richly!



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      December 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

      Dear Nastya, Thank you for your delightful comment – it made my day! I do hope to be able to write more in the New Year, 2009 has been a challenging one for me!
      I look forward to seeing you back here again!

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    December 31, 2009 at 7:08 am

    I just loved this post..Great tips for Good Grooming for the Working lady…

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    August 10, 2010 at 2:27 am

    This is perfect! I love it. Too many women that I work with skip so many of these steps, and it makes me want to slip into laziness sometimes too. I think sometimes there is a lack of motivation where we work to look good, but reading this reminded me that I AM a lady, and I want to look like one!

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    Azubogu Benjamin
    January 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks for the tips. it has improved my personality.

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      March 7, 2011 at 5:28 am

      Wonderful news!

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    August 30, 2011 at 6:12 am

    hi thanx for the info given…

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      August 31, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      My pleasure! Please come and visit again!

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    September 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! I’m so glad I found your blog. But you definitely need to post more!!

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    February 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for this post and your blog. I am re-discovering my feminine self and energy after repressing for a long time, due to my upbringing and location. I live in a place which has a very macho energy, and that effects the women very strongly. I believe if women step up and reclaim their femininity, then men will also step up and be their best, masculine selves. Keep up the blogs please.

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    Courage Patamia
    April 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    jn 2;10

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    April 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    thankz! for di info

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    April 14, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Good of you, am happy to hear these.

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      August 11, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      I like your blog. Its nice to see a young woman writing such things and helping other reach a higher level of self esteem and confidence through your tips. I completed a training manual for men on how to become a gentleman of higher standards. I’m not working on a manual for women on how to become the lady she knows she is. View my blog on the American Gentleman.

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    January 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Hello I have a very bad dressing scense can someone help me please my email address is monicasankhiyan@yahoo.com. thank u.

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