Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: October 19, 2015



1) A blogger discusses what it’s like to be an “average-sized” girl in a “non-average sized” online world.

2) Looking for an affordable, office-appropriate leopard heel?  These Gianni Bini pumps have you covered.

3) Everything you needed to know about caring for your eyebrows.  Need to regrow them?  Castor oil.

4) Amazon released an affordable line of professional women’s clothing called Lark & Ro.  This simple wrap dress caught my eye.  I also like this leather-trim blazer.  It’s nice to see retailers trying their hand at office-attire.

5) How doctors take women’s pain less seriously. (The article you need to read.)

6) The Outnet has some slammin’ jewelry.  I love this versatile beaded necklace and this rose gold infinity bracelet.  And this open look onyx ring has a wonderfully unexpected style.

7) Fast Company covers how to enhance productivity by personalizing your tools.

8) Need to brighten your complexion to escape the pre-winter blahs?  This egg-cream sheet mask from Sephora has you covered.  Also, brightening face primer.

9) Amy Schumer writes about confidence and self-worth, and how she found both in the bed of a disappointing one night stand.

10) I love these distressed DL 1961 jeans, but they’re too pricey for weekend wear.  Luckily, these STS jeans are just as cute and 1/4 the price.

11) The Cut discusses the use of the pronoun “we” when talking about a pregnancy, as in “We are pregnant!”

Eye Candy. This off-the-shoulder sweater with a fringe detail is the epitome of casual chic.

*image found here.



  1. Wildkitten says:

    I was really excited about Lark and Ro but all their dresses are unprofessionally short. Probably good for petite ladies but they’d be mini-skirts on 5’9″ me.

    October 19, 2015/Reply
    • LS says:

      The one Belle linked is knee-length on the very tall model…

      October 19, 2015/Reply
  2. Anonymous says:

    That article about women’s pain was terrifying. This is a much less severe case, but I started experiencing a severe burning when I was on my period. When it first started, I called my gynecologist, told the nurse what was going on and asked to come in for an exam. Instead she assumed it was a yeast infection and prescribed diflucan even though I had no other symptoms of a a yeast infection. When that didn’t work, they prescribed a second course. That didn’t work either so then they told me to try natural pads and hydrocortisone cream. Finally, after calling 4 times (over the course of almost a year because I was asymptomatic most of the time), they finally scheduled me for an exam. The exam was unremarkable so my doctor said Myvskin must just get inflamed easily and prescribed a powerful steroid cream with its own unpleasant side effects. It wasn’t until I started seeing a functional medicine doctor and went off birth control that I discovered the cause was hormonal, something I’d long suspected. Eventually my body regulated my hormones itself and the problem went away. But ok probably going to change practices due to the way they handled this

    October 19, 2015/Reply
    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry, typing on my phone!

      *my skin
      *im probably going to

      October 19, 2015/Reply
    • Anna says:

      Agree, that article was terrifying, but other than the one stat about wait times, it really isn’t clear that the woman’s treatment was gender-biased. I think there are all sorts of bad things happening in that hospital as well as systemic issues within ERs and the health care industry. The writer even mentions that the ER times at that hospital there are way higher than average. I’m not saying that gender isn’t at play here, but I don’t think the case is convincing. That said, the calling me “honey” while I’m writhing in pain would probably make me violent.

      October 19, 2015/Reply
      • Anonymous says:

        No I totally agree that it probably had nothing to do with her gender. It was just terrifying in general. I’ve only been to the ER twice, both actual emergencies, and thankfully I’ve always been treated promptly and well

        October 19, 2015/Reply
  3. AmandaaSwan says:

    That Lark & Ro blazer looks eerily similar to a leather trimmed blazer from White House Black Market, but selling for a fraction of the cost. Can’t wait to read more reviews of the line!

    October 19, 2015/Reply
  4. Valerie says:

    Re #1: I love her blog, and honestly we need more style bloggers who can speak to the “in between” sizes. I hadn’t even noticed the lack of representation until I sent my sister a whole bunch of style/fashion blog bookmarks. She’s a petite size 8, and wrote back: “These women are gorgeous and creative, but most of them are either a 0/2 or a 14/16. I have no idea if the styles they choose will work on me.”

    October 19, 2015/Reply
    • Caroline says:

      I’m a petite size 2, but I’m curvy. Most of the petite bloggers are Asian so what they wear doesn’t work on me either.

      October 20, 2015/Reply
  5. MP says:

    Belle or anyone else reading- have you tried the Benefit “That Gal” primer? The packaging is cute but I’m curious if there are any other recommended brightening primers out there. I’ve heard moxing MAC’s Strobe in with your foundation or moisturizer works well but have never purchased it.

    October 19, 2015/Reply
  6. franziska says:

    Thank you so much for including me in your link round up, Belle! That means a ton 🙂

    October 19, 2015/Reply
  7. Sarah says:

    This link round up was wonderful! thank you for sharing every bit of it. I know you spend so much time searching and finding content that we will all enjoy. I end up consistently sending several of the links to friends and family.

    October 20, 2015/Reply