Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: October 5, 2015


I’m hoping to be back to normal tomorrow.  I’ve been sick for a week.  What I wouldn’t give for a clone, or to feel better, either or.


1) Why are business cards still a thing?

2) Target is the best place for affordable handbags.  I cannot believe this chic hobo with unique details is just $49.

3) Refinery29 has tips on how to get your financial life in order, quickly.

4) Looking for basic sweaters?  Ann Taylor offers this simple v-neck and this sleek open cardigan.  Both come in a variety of colors.

5) The Washington Post tells a story of true love that transcended the partisan divide.

6) Sam Edelman flats are a sophisticated basic for $100.  Nordstrom has them in eight colors and leopard.

7) Why young Americans are giving up on getting rich.

8) Affordable and Parisian-chic, the Lamaire/Uniqlo collaboration is a must see.  I love this long lambswool cardigan and this long sleeve boatneck blouse.

9) Levo League offers some tips on making an interim position a full-time gig.

10) This Deborah Lippmann nail polish set has every color you cneed for fall and spring. Love it.

11) Marie Claire examines what TV’s baddest female bosses can teach us about being successful.

Eye Candy. This Tod’s teal satchel is to.die.for.  For a more affordable alternative, try this $99 Palermo leather satchel.

*image found here.



  1. TheLoop says:

    I knew Jake Brewer a bit through work though had never met his wife. His sudden demise is a shock to friends and family and a big loss to the social sector.

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  2. Jen says:

    I make notations for follow-ups and cues for remembering contacts on the back of business cards collected during conferences so that I can follow up easily back in the office. (They are then discarded) This is impossible on the Glossy/double-sided business cards, those are the worst.

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  3. S. Fischer says:

    The link that is supposed to go to the nailpolish links to the Sam Edelman flat. Can you fix it, please? Thanks!

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  4. katherine says:

    LOVE the quote of the day. I’m a pleaser and nearly kill myself several times a month to ensure everything happens as planned, so its a good reminder 🙂

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  5. Rebecca says:

    Deborah Lippmann nail polish set link is for the flats mentioned above. Could you provide the link? Thanks!!

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  6. Michelle says:

    I knew I should have bought those Sam Edelman flats during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…. (although they appear to only be $80 right now!). Love them.

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  7. sherry @ save. spend. splurge. says:

    That post on Americans giving up on getting rich… the one thing I noticed is that they’re all following their passions – dance, writing, art, music, modeling … but those jobs typically pay next to nothing, so perhaps the video polled those who are not in the majority who are struggling in minimum wage jobs at The Gap and can’t obtain any other better job

    Or maybe it is indicative of my generation that we follow our dreams, bills be damned.

    Either way, it was kind of sad. I just hope they all say the same things in 10, 20, 30 years when it is time to retire and they have nothing saved and mounting medical bills.

    October 6, 2015/Reply