Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: August 14, 2015



1) A consultant offers tips on negotiating your salary, and why silence may be your most powerful weapon.

2) Sole Society bags never disappoint.  I love this slouchy shopper tote; it’s a unique shape.  And this small crossbody brings a lot of style into your casual wardrobe.

3) The Washington Post illustrates the absurdity of women’s clothing sizes in one handy chart.

4) I tried butterLondon’s new Iconoclast Mascara.  Good volume, and the oddly-shaped brush really grabs every hair.  Worth a look.

5) This interactive guide hits the high points for every 2016 candidate.  And Vanity Fair profiles Ivanka Trump and how The Donald’s campaign impacts her.

6) I am a Loeffler Randall addict.  I mean, just look at these sexy red gladiator heels.  And these Lou embossed flats are definitely on my wish list.

7) Is more parental leave for fathers good for mothers in the workforce?

8) ASOS has the best affordable cocktail dresses.  This off-the-shoulder coral dress is just $76.  And this Jarlo dress with lace panels, drop-dead stunner.  Plus-size?  This lace-accented midi dress is hot.

9) A papyrus from Ancient Egypt contains a pre-nuptial agreement, it reveals interesting information about how men and women were treated as equals.

10) So glad flare jeans are back.  I picked up these 7 for All Mankind Ginger jeans, and I think they would look awesome with these high-heel ankle boots.

11) Think you aren’t qualified for the job?  More explains why you should apply anyway.

12) Velvet is the brand that perfectly fixes chic and comfort.  This drape-front tee is soft and sleek.  And I am so smitten with this teal jersey dress.

13) Want to buy a village in Spain?  There are a few for sale.

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  1. Sarah says:

    Did a lot of people really have 32.5 inch waists back in the day? I am about 5.2 and didn’t even weight 100 lbs until some point in law school and I don’t think I ever had a 23.5 in waist!

    August 14, 2015/Reply
    • Sarah says:

      And that being a size 8 then meant some people had even smaller!! That blows my mind. Are people not just overall more overweight but also just generally larger-framed now?

      August 14, 2015/Reply
    • Belle says:

      It’s the undergarments. They weren’t corsets, but they were close.

      August 14, 2015/Reply
      • Mpls says:

        Girdles, granddaughters of the corset. And maybe some left over malnutrition from the Depression and war years?

        August 14, 2015/Reply
  2. CandaceG says:

    While I appreciate the ridiculousness of vanity sizing, I also appreciate the inconsistency of sizing between brands. If every manufacturer made clothing to the exact same standards about 80% of us would never find anything that fit. At least now I know a specific brand that suits my body type.

    August 14, 2015/Reply
  3. sherry @ save. spend. splurge. says:

    1. I always use silence as a negotiation tactic. It’s nice to see them squirm and throw out the $$$$ first so that you can counter. If I have to give a number first and they refuse to help, I tack on a 50% surcharge to cover all my bases and set a benchmark of expectations.

    2. I bought these gorgeous LR sandal wedges from Club Monaco and LOVE THEM. Very nice brand.

    3. If men were forced to take off 6 months and women 6 months, it’d be better for everyone all around. It’s not just the leave, it is that fathers have to also understand and see how hard it is to take care of a child day in and day out. It isn’t easy, it is WORK and it is full-time, 24/7 with no breaks or help.

    They’d be more compassionate to their partners. My partner did that for 10 months while I went back to work and he is a stronger father because of it.

    August 15, 2015/Reply