Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: March 27, 2015



We have some great reader suggested readings today.  Thanks to everyone whose sent in recommendations. If you have one you’d like considered, e-mail or tweet the link to @caphillstyle.

1) A new study shows that when corporations succeed, male CEOs reap far greater rewards than female CEOs.  FiveThirtyEight explains why male executives get bonuses, while their female counterparts get the blame.

2) This Minus The Leather Shopper from Express has some really unique details with a versatile, basic shape.  And all for $69.

3) Prepare to have your mind blown: Sound can be used to extinguish fire.

4) Athleta has a surprisingly robust selection of relaxed summer dresses.  Their Topanga v-neck tee dress is one of my favorites.  I also like their racerback Cressida maxi-dress.

5) The Atlantic examines how shopping for “fast fashion” (H&M, Forever21, etc.) gives shoppers’ brains a jolt of pleasure.  Shopping for inexpensive styles might even be addictive.

6) This Sonic Airbrush Sponge from Sephora promises flawless foundation application via the power of 12,000 sonic vibrations.

7) Mental Floss has an infographic of every country’s most popular beer.

8) I’m a proud American, but British fashion is so amazing, I sometimes wish I’d been born on the other side of the pond.  This Emilia Wickstead gown is positively incredible.

*image found here.



  1. Rachel says:

    #7 is a cool infographic, but you have it listed as county, not country.

    March 27, 2015/Reply
  2. GoGoGo says:

    Fricking cool about the fire thing!

    Also, a giant speaker would require less cleanup than a regular fire extinguisher after a small kitchen fire…

    March 27, 2015/Reply
  3. Jenn S. says:

    No. 6 – Ulta carries a very similar device by ColorMe. Compared to reliable methods like the BeautyBlender, it seems a bit gimmicky imo.

    And as no. 8 goes, yes, 1000 times yes to their fashion being superior. Maybe my exposure is limited, but it seems to be more tasteful, and I long for that here.

    March 27, 2015/Reply
  4. Rachel from Sweden says:

    Ok, I am totally not into the whole Fast Fashion thing. I really just can’t wear cheap stuff. What I am intrigued by is the capsule wardrobe trend. Belle, any chance you can put together a capsule wardrobe for us!

    March 27, 2015/Reply
  5. MP says:

    I’m interested in a few of the Athleta dresses, including the two you have mentioned, but the online reviews are terrible. Can any readers or Belle comment on quality and fit? Thanks!

    March 27, 2015/Reply
    • Belle says:

      The tee dress held up pretty well. It is snug fitting on the bottom, so you have to be wary of that. But I like it for casual Saturdays.

      March 28, 2015/Reply