A Polished Professional

The Contents of a Great Email

In today's day and age, email keeps us far more connected than ever before. Rather than picking up the phone or walking across the office building, we continuously send emails to our colleagues, friends, and family regarding matters from business to social plans and everything in between. So, how do you know if your email… Continue reading The Contents of a Great Email

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Welcome to Positively Proper!

Hey y'all! Welcome to Positively Proper! I am Alexandra andĀ I am beyond excited to be sharing thisĀ adventure in the world of Protocol and Etiquette with you. I first had this idea in 2014 and over the last five years, I have worked on it "here and there" while I focused on other parts of my… Continue reading Welcome to Positively Proper!

Everyday Etiquette

How to Have a Friendly Debate

I recently had a difference of opinion on a "manners moment" with someone close to me. We both believed different actions should have been taken and that got us to talking about seeing other people's points of view. As a result, we had a casual, light-hearted banter to present our own viewpoint. After our discussion,… Continue reading How to Have a Friendly Debate

A Polished Professional, Everyday Etiquette

Email Etiquette: Handling a Busy Inbox

In both our professional and personal lives, we often receive a high volume of emails on a daily basis. On those days when your inbox is so full you are almost scared to open it, how should you handle the massive amount of inquiries that need a response? Here are my tips for managing a… Continue reading Email Etiquette: Handling a Busy Inbox

Holiday Celebrations!

Sharing the Love!

In honor of Valentine's Day on Saturday, I am sharing the love this week and highlighting some of my favorite etiquette experts and notable figures for their Valentine's Day articles. Here are my top 5 picks - There is a little something for everyone no matter how you are celebrating this year! All My Single… Continue reading Sharing the Love!

A Polished Professional, Everyday Etiquette

Sitting Like a Lady

The other night, I was watching an entertainment news show and noticed a small, yet very prominent difference about the three women on camera. Two were sitting with their leg over the other knee while the third sat with her legs crossed at her ankles. Seeing this difference, it hit me.. Sitting like a lady… Continue reading Sitting Like a Lady

Everyday Etiquette

New Year, Confident You

Welcome to 2015! The typical January/New Year post is about resolutions and a new you, so I am taking a bit of a different twist on this idea. In 2015, let's focus on improving the amazing qualities you already have and putting your best foot forward in all situations! The following are a few of… Continue reading New Year, Confident You

Holiday Celebrations!

Happy New Year!

I cannot believe it is already time to say goodbye to 2014 and ring in 2015. This year has flown by, but it has been a great one. I am incredibly blessed! To everyone who has been on my blogging journey with me, thank you! I am truly looking forward to continuing my writing in… Continue reading Happy New Year!

A Gracious Guest, Attending Events, Holiday Celebrations!

Going to the Theater!

I recently had the pleasure of attending the USO-Metro and Gary Sinise Foundation 2014 Holiday Concert for the Troops. The night was wonderful and the performances were truly amazing! With the Holiday Season upon us, I realized many people will be attending holiday concerts, plays, and musicals. The theater is traditionally known as a place… Continue reading Going to the Theater!

A Gracious Guest, A Terrific Hostess, Holiday Celebrations!

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this week's post is about being thankful. I want to take the time to thank all my readers and followers for going on this blogging journey with me! To everyone who has commented, asked questions, and sent suggestions, thank you for participating in the fun and helping me to make… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!