Sunday, March 31, 2013

Weekend Wardrobe Watch: The perfect work heel at $60..... no really.

We all search for it.  The perfect work heel.  Not too pointy, not too round in the toe.  Not too high, but not too low.  Comfortable enough to wear all day.  Comes in multiple colors.  Doesn't break the bank. 

I found it!  The caress heel by Nine West is amazing.  I bought the steel blue color in the store and loved them so much I bought 2 more colors!  And at $60, you can buy several pairs! 

My favorite are still the blue, as shown here.  I really push the envelope in court when it comes to footwear, and I wear the blue ones all the time to court with my navy suit.  Sharp and classy, with a modern twist. 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

To iPad, or not to iPad......

As someone who sees the utility of a 4G powered device that is larger than my cell phone for work purposes, I have considered all sorts of tablets (other than my kindle fire.)  I will likely be needing a new laptop/computer/tablet type device by the end of the year, mostly because my tried and true Sony is dying but also a little because I need the tax write off. 

The threshold question for a lot of us in this situation is whether we are going to go for another laptop, or whether we are going to transition to using a tablet as our primary device.  After careful consideration, I have come up with the pros and cons of both.  Note I did NOT say I actually made a decision, hence my call for your assistance, readers!  Let's get started:

The laptop.  Familiar, trustworthy, reliable, and thanks to the popularity of tablets, CHEAP.  For my purposes, I have found that a laptop for around $400 gets me everything I need and more, while the iPad for a similar price doesn't have nearly the same capacity.  I am also a keyboard junkie, which makes me consider the built in keyboard a major plus.  Now I understand that I can attach a keyboard to an iPad, but for the price of the high capacity iPad and the keyboard, I am looking at double the price of a laptop. 

The tablet.  I have shopped around and the iPad has all of the sweet apps I want plus I can read my kindle books on it, the 4G is great, and the technology is unmatched by any other tablet.  I can work form anywhere!  (I haven't actually decided whether this is a pro yet.)  It's like having a phone, iPod, and computer all in one!  My major problems with it are the price point, the auxiliary costs, and the lack of keyboard.  I know myself, and it is likely that I would use the keyboard with it 80% of the time. 

So, here is the question I present to you, readers:  given your professional needs, do you find a high end laptop or a tablet device to be the most universal?