Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: October 2, 2015



1) Yesterday was National Black Dog Day.  Black dogs are hard for shelters to adopt out because they’re thought of as scary and are tough to photograph.  But who could look at this little face and not want to take a black puppy home?

2) Looking for a black “plane bag” for under-$100?  I like this Locklyn nylon bag and this faux-leather Bmanta2 satchel.

3) People love the L.L. Bean duckboots for inclement weather.  Bloomberg explores how the boots’ popularity is making it tough to keep them in stock.

4) I love scarf season.  This VC silk cheetah print scarf is chic and affordable.  And this teal feather-print scarf is really cool.

5) Many European countries are suffering from a decline in birth rates.  Danish moms are being urged to send their kids on “baby-making vacations.”

6) Looking for a LBD that does double-duty for work and play?  Look no further than Reiss.  Plus-size? Try this Eloquii fit-and-flare.

7) This video sheds light on the fight over teaching cursive writing in schools.  Do you print?  Or are you a cursive writer?

8) Urban Outfitters sells beauty products you won’t usually find other places.  I love this hibiscus face mask and this brightening eye serum, to help with dark circles.

9) Carly Fiorina both repels and enthralls liberal feminists.

10) Unique sweaters are on call at ASOS.  This textured, slouchy sweater for $33 is great.  This roll-neck sweater with a wide knit is sublime.  Plus-size?  This olive off-the-shoulder sweater is fun.

11) Deadpan teaches you how to be a gracious and fun wedding date.

Eye Candy. Few people make dresses that draw the audible gasp like Jenny Packham.

*image found here.



  1. Sharon says:

    I absolutely adore cursive writing and will be teaching my future kiddos how to write in cursive. It’s faster and these days, more impressive than printed writing.

    October 2, 2015/Reply
  2. Allison says:

    The ASPCA did some research that indicates that “Black Dog Syndrome” is a myth. I thought it was interesting because I had always believed it. Yay for adopting shelter pups! I love Avery’s instagram pics, so cute.

    October 2, 2015/Reply
    • AG says:

      Hmm, that link doesn’t appear to work, but I’ve always heard about black cats not being adopted, never about dogs. Cats have the whole superstition thing, but I don’t see what people would have against black dogs.

      October 2, 2015/Reply
  3. Bunny says:

    While I wouldn’t go as far as to call her “my candidate”, as a young woman finding her place in the working world, I really appreciate Carly Fiorina’s definition of feminism . I’d also love to see a post comparing/contrasting the campaign fashions of Hilary and Carly and how it impacts their public perceptions.

    October 2, 2015/Reply
  4. SN says:

    That’s pretty funny about the ll bean duck boots! I moved to Maine in 1992 from Southern California and was appalled by their sheer ugliness and the general awfulness of Maine style. You couldn’t pay me to wear them. I survived 4 Maine winters perfectly well without them. Hopefully that leaves a pair extra for the idiots who think these dreadful objects are stylish.

    October 2, 2015/Reply
  5. scmd2 says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for mentioning the Ciao Bella tall boots a while back. I bought a pair at a Black Friday sale couple of years ago, and my boots are still going strong after a lot of walking through the last two harsh DC winters.

    October 3, 2015/Reply