Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: May 20, 2015



1) It scares me how little faith and trust voters have in the federal government.  The New Yorker covers how this confidence-gap is breaking the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

2) Let’s talk sandals.  Fringe is hot right now, and these Cavallari sandals are incredibly cute.  And these fringe-free Qupid sandals have the perfect mix of neutrals for under-$25.

3) A new study says that daughters of working mothers grow up to earn more money, and their grown sons help out more around the house.

4) These Aida Kurbur earrings give you two pairs of cute earrings (one teardrop stud, one drop) for $25.  Score.

5) Fast Company covers the Seven Habits of Likable People.

6) The Beauty Department has an easy tip for how to prevent cakey powder.  Looking for a great translucent powder?  This $10 HD Finishing Powder from NYX is a great product.

7) Actress Rebel Wilson allegedly lies about her age.  Isn’t it sad that a woman feels the need to hide her age in order to generate opportunities?

8) Black Halo makes the greatest dresses.  This short sleeve Jodee sheath is so fitted and sleek.  I am obsessed with this cowl-neck black dress.  And this pink two-piece pencil dress would be so fun for a summer party.

9) A Swedish town intends to pick up the whole town and move it down the road.  Fascinating.

10) Seersucker suits are popular on in the Mid-Atlantic.  Some Senators even instituted ‘Seersucker Thursdays’ at the Capitol.  And finally, there’s a seersucker suit that doesn’t make me feel like a candy striper.

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  1. Anna says:

    In all fairness, the Rebel Wilson story is from an Australian tabloid, and the source they cite stayed anonymous. And seriously, in the last few years since she’s gotten famous, this is the FIRST time someone has claimed she’s older? That’s a pretty big secret to keep. More importantly though, who cares?!?!? 29, 36, 58, she’s still funny as hell.

    May 20, 2015/Reply
    • Angie says:

      It’s a ridiculous double standard. If the tabloids found out that Leonardo DiCaprio or George Clooney were older than they originally said they were, no one would care.

      May 20, 2015/Reply
    • Angie says:

      Related to that: isn’t it telling that men’s magazines never have an “Age Issue,” the way high-fashion women’s magazines like VOGUE do? It seems we all care too much about how “gracefully aged” certain actresses like Helen Mirren or Meryl Streep are, but no one’s bugging Harrison Ford or Clint Eastwood to do a men’s “age” shoot.

      May 20, 2015/Reply
  2. Alison @ Peacoat Diaries says:

    I’m not sure that she is lying about her age, but if she is, I don’t think it is sad that she FEELS like she has to lie…I say good for her, she figured out how to game the system and find opportunities to let her talent shine. What is sad is that there are so many managers/casting agents/directors that would write someone off for daring to be older than a 22 year old ingenue.

    May 20, 2015/Reply
    • Belle says:

      That seems like two sides of the same coin to me. Why can’t she be talented and fun and her real age? Because casting agents won’t accept her if she isn’t young. It’s kind of like people who won’t be friends with you because you have an R or a D after your name. It’s sad to write someone off because they’ve crossed some invisible rubicon.

      May 21, 2015/Reply