Belle’s Weekly Roundup: April 12, 2013
Apr 12, 2013
The transition from twenty-something to thirty-something is fraught with peril. It’s inspiring when a 21-year-old heads off to the big city to make her mark, but at what point does pursuing your dream at the expense of financial stability become unrealistic and naive? This article from Elle, written by Genevieve Smith, discusses how many young women struggle to turn passions into careers, and what to do when the job you love doesn’t pay the mortgage.
Want to see what’s in Belle’s makeup bag? Head over to Politics of Pretty to learn about my AM and PM regimen.
My life has been moving at a frenetic pace for months, and my sleeping schedule has taken a real hit. I found this app called Sleep Cycle, which I’m going to try this weekend. Hopefully, that and a good shot of self-discipline will get me back on something resembling a track.
I can’t decide whether the stepped hem on this Topshop dress is “cool and edgy” or “bad high school home-ec project.” Thoughts?
Fashion magazines have a long and proud history of giving professional women truly unrealistic fashion advice, see: suits with shorts, the idea that any cocktail dress can be worn to work if you also wear a cardigan or blazer with it, and the bogus notion that 7″ heels were made for every event in your life. So imagine my shock when the ladies at Who, What, Wear put together a job interview outfit styled for a “creative” work environment that was a) really chic and b) actually acceptable for a job interview. I almost fainted.
I need this Oscar de la Renta dress, somewhere to wear it and a buyer for the kidney I would need to sell on the black market in order to afford it.
What does 2,000 calories look like? Prepare to have your mind blown.
I’m ankle-deep in Girl Scout cookies at the moment (and loving it!), so I was fairly surprised to discover that two states force the purveyors of fine coconut caramel products (Team Samoa, for life) to pay sales tax on their cookies. Get on board, Idaho and Hawaii, these baked goods are served with a side of female entrepreneurship.
Lastly, not posting pictures of me in my actual outfits on CHS has prevented me from garnering some higher-level of credibility (as far most of you ladies know, I wear leggings as pants and commute home in Crocs…shudder), so I decided to uploading some photos to Instagram. I don’t do it every day, but if you want to see some of the clothes, bags and shoes that I wear in my “real” life, follow me on Instagram.