Especially in politics, you know you’ve made it when everyone knows your name. Provided, of course, that it’s for the right reasons.
1) The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful list came out yesterday. The fashion choices left a lot to be desired. Some dresses were too short, others were too tight (one bordered on indecent). At least one woman wore glasses she doesn’t need in an effort to look more intellectual. And, as usual, there were pearls.
Pearls for days. Real pearls, faux pearls. Pearls of every size, compilation and color. Even pearls with dresses that didn’t need them. As long as I live, I will never understand the Capitol Hill obsession with pearls.
2) This blush and black, leaf-print skirt from NY & Co. is a dream. It’s also under-$50.
3) Love pale nail polishes? Hate the streaks you get with your at-home mani? Ivory and Olive has a secret ingredient to prevent streaky paint jobs. My favorite office-appropriate, pale pink? Deborah Lippmann’s ‘Shape of My Heart’.
4) If long hours at work are making your skin look sallow, this Sephora Pomegranate mask does wonders for tired skin. It’s kind of amazing.
5) The New Yorker examines the wage gap and wonders, “Are Men Overpaid for Overwork?”
6) Work in a casual office? Piperlime has some stunning toppers. This slouchy blazer from Cameo is perfect. This BB Dakota piece is the perfect mix of coat and cardigan. And this $99 quilted moto-jacket is not to be missed.
7) If your name is difficult to pronounce, a new software program, Mivoko, allows you to attach an audio file to your e-mails and LinkedIn page to clue in colleagues as to the pronunciation of your name.
8) I recently purchased the Rebecca Minkoff ‘Knocked Up’ diaper bag to tote my laptop and school books. It’s easily one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.
9) Some good tips on “How to Ace Your Internship.” The advice about knowing (and following) the office’s social media policy is very good advice.
10) Gilt has the best collection of sheath dresses right now. This dark green Rosa sheath has a trendy faux leather sleeve. This Ava & Aiden sheath has a gorgeous asymmetric neckline. And this eyelet, short-sleeve sheath comes in white, navy and black.
11) If you spend a fortune on dry cleaning, you might want to look into Swash, a laundry appliance that lets you refresh and press your clothing in just 10-minutes. It’s not cheap, but if you need to wear a suit every day, it might be worth it.
12) Pottery Barn has a fabulous travel jewelry case for sale. They also make a smaller and less expensive jewelry roll. With God as my witness, I will never sit in my hotel room, untangling necklaces again!
13) Woman Livetweets IBM Execs Discussing Why They Don’t Hire Women–their stupidity would be amusing if it wasn’t so infuriating. It’s really too bad that women have to “keep getting pregnant again, and again, and again” in order to populate the human race.