Workday Reading

Belle’s Weekly Reading: July 11, 2013


Source: Modern Hepburn

1) Joss Whedon is a genius (and a feminist hero).  Fast Company has a great interview with him where he discusses how to be prolific, e.g. how to get s**t done.  Great read.

2) Love the look of the Valentino Rockstud shoes?  Don’t want to spend a small fortune on shoes?  Sole Society has a similar shoe that you need to see.

3) Role Reboot has an insightful and moving post called, “When Your Mother Says She’s Fat.”  It’s a must read for every woman, esp. mothers with daughters.

4) When I first spotted this double-printed minaudière, I loved it.  Then, I wasn’t sure.  Then, I thought it was tacky.  And then, I loved it again.  What do you think?

5) If you’re a frequent flyer (or an aspiring one), you need to check out this article.  The writer actually gives advice on researching the pitch of the seat in order to be comfortable of the flight.  That’s hardcore.

6) My favorite thing about fall is wearing tall boots.  I love boot season.  These Mulberry boots with horsebit buckle are just incredible (and incredibly priced).  I’m also thinking about buying another pair (or three more pairs) of Ciao Bella boots because I think the company went out of business, and their boots are the most comfortable boots in the history of the world.

7) Corporette has a great post about how to take a compliment at work.  It’s important that you can take criticism, but it’s also important that you deal with praise well.

8) This statement necklace elicited a, “Nice,” while I was scrolling the new arrivals on Piperlime.  And the price is under-$50.  Score.

9) My favorite Marchesa look is the embellished jewel or lace yoke on the pleated swing dress.  I have been on the lookout for an affordable alternative for years, and I’ve finally found a less expensive designer who creates the airy, feminine look of Marchesa.  Meet Lydia Bright.

I had to buy the black dress to try it on.  If it doesn’t look or fit right, I’ll send it back.  But if I hadn’t at least given it a try, I’d always wonder.

10) I’m not the biggest fan of Karl Lagerfeld, but the collaboration with tokidoki that produced this canvas tote is fun.  The illustration looks like Dr. Evil as the head designer for Chanel.



  1. LO says:

    I reeeeeeeeeeeaallly hope Ciao Bella didn’t go out of business. I plan on wearing their boots for the rest of my life.

    July 12, 2013/Reply
  2. Bek says:

    Just bought the black shoes from Sole Society. I’ve been wanting another pair for a while, and decided to just get both today. I got 20% off my order using RMN20 (total has to be over $69). Thanks for sharing them!

    July 12, 2013/Reply
  3. LB says:

    Can you let us know what you think of the Lydia Bright dress after you receive it? I was thinking of ordering it for an upcoming event and it would be great to hear your opinion!

    July 12, 2013/Reply
    • a says:

      It looks like the nightgowns that Bewitched’s Elizabeth Montgomery used to wear.

      July 15, 2013/Reply
  4. Andrea says:

    Belle, I love the Ciao Bella boots. What color would you choose??

    July 14, 2013/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Depends on what you wear most. I like cognac because it goes with brown and black and grey. But buy what you think you’ll wear most.

      July 14, 2013/Reply
  5. Zia says:

    Public Service Announcement: Belle’s favorite boots are an extra 50% off today on Bluefly. I just bought a pair for $75 including shipping. Whadda deal.

    July 14, 2013/Reply