1) For women working in politics, Dotty Lynch was a trailblazer. She was wise, she was interesting, she was gracious and she loved to see other women succeed. She will be missed, but her influence on the next generation of political operatives will be her professional legacy.
2) This ivory sheath from Ellen Tracy is to die for. The waist details are fabulous. And did I mention that it costs under-$100. For something darker, this color block dress from Halogen is a great choice (also in petites).
3) I’m trying to learn more about managing money and building my retirement. I’m really intrigued by this idea of motif investing.
4) I always check the Sole Society new arrivals for fashionable, affordable pieces. This dark green Marlow satchel is stunning. This grey-and-black haircalf pump is a sophisticated animal print. I also like these Sidney ankle boots for casual Friday.
5) I’m terrible with names. How I have survived in politics without this important skill is anyone’s guess. As for why I can’t remember, this article from The Atlantic has some interesting thoughts on why names are so easy to forget.
6) The Limited has some great pencil skirts. This dot pencil skirt is nice. I also like this patterned jacquard skirt. For fall, this faux-leather pencil skirt with a high waist is an amazing steal at $69.
7) Lifehacker explores the complex relationship between happiness and motivation.
8) Looking for some under-$25 work blouses? Look no further than Forever21. This sheer accordion-pleat blouse comes in three neutral colors. I love the small print on this speckled blouse. This sleeveless, tie-neck top comes in five colors (I love the orange!) and costs just $12.
10) This long, station necklace from Nordstrom is $28 and comes in rose, yellow and white tone metal. I want them all.