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The Workday Reading: April 29, 2015



1) This video tour of Antartica is absolutely stunning.

2) Iris & Ink kills it again.  This short-sleeve maxi dress in black or grey is a must have for summer.

3) More Magazine covers spring fashions for every age. (Bring on the florals.)

4) Redbook has ’12 Cool Manicures You Can Do Yourself.’  I paint my own nails to save money, and I could not live without Deborah Lippmann’s Gel Lab.  I also adore her new purple-mauve Love in the Dunes shade.

5) Bloomberg discusses the best and worst fonts for your resume.  Guess I need to switch out the Times New Roman that I’ve used for years.

6) These red-hot ASOS Heartbreak Hotel shoe is to.die.for.  I also love these black, fringed Harbour sandals.

7) If you’re wealthy and find yourself driving in Finland, do not get a speeding ticket.  They’re calculated based on income, so if you make big bucks, you pay big bucks.

*image found here.



  1. Sarah R. says:

    I picked up the pale grey Liz Claiborne trench you featured back in February, compliments every time I wear it. Perfect for the moody DC spring weather. https://www.caphillstyle.com/capitol/2015/02/24/belles-workday-reading-february-24-2015.html

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  2. Maureen says:

    Regarding the resume fonts. Based on research I did when I was redesigning my blog, sans serif fonts, like Helvetica, are appropriate for online writing and are easier to read on the screen. Serif fonts, like Times New Roman, are easier to read in print. Would love to hear what others have to say on this issue.

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    • Niki says:

      I agree with you. Serif fonts are easier to read in print and sans serif fonts are easier to read online. I couldn’t take that article seriously because of the emoji reference, even if it was a joke. It completely invalidated any serious advice offered (although I would recommend ignoring the article all together). As long as you use a professional looking font that is easy to read, I highly doubt you will be dinged for it. I have always used TNR in the legal world (and in the business world) and no one has cared.

      Perhaps in creative fields, it’s different, but for what we think of as professions, stick with the boring TNR-like fonts.

      The best part is, it isn’t even a slow news cycle . . .

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  3. Jennifer D says:

    Every once in a while when I want to waste some time (or procrastinate, which actually equals wasting time) I read http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com (don’t ask me how I found this). And every once in a while there’s a series of notes about refrigerator clean out, messy bathrooms, etc. One of these notes is inevitably written in Comic Sans, and the next note berates the writer of the first one for writing in Comic Sans. Because even if you are complaining about food left in the microwave, this is still a business, and Comic Sans is for kids!

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  4. Alexis C. says:

    I’m not always the grammar police, but I was Editor-in-Chief of my school’s law journal and on law review. #7 “If your wealthy…” should be “If you’re wealthy…”

    April 30, 2015/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Thanks. I’ll fix it. Late night getting ready for finals.

      April 30, 2015/Reply
  5. Alexis C. says:

    Completely understandable! Good luck!! Do it, do it, do it (in the tune of Ice Cube’s “You Can Do It”). 🙂

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