Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: May 16, 2016



1) Five ways to endure when work f***ing sucks. (Marie Claire)

2) Target does it again with this fabulous Mossimo Solid Satchel and this Under One Sky Saffiano Satchel.

3) Sheryl Sandberg speaks at UC Berkeley’s graduation about ‘What She Learned In Death.’ (WSJ)

4) Is your hair dry, damaged and dull?  Drybar’s Bay Breeze single shots can bring it back to life.

5) We dye our hair, bleach our teeth, and buy every serum on the market.  But for many of us, Botox is a bridge too far. (Lenny Letter)

6) This Mango embroidered cotton dress in soft coral is everything.  I also dig this bright off-the-shoulder dress.  For sizes 10-18, don’t miss this Guipure cotton dress.

7) Why I Quit Online Dating. (The Cut)

8) You know I love a long jacket, and this Monaco collarless topper is amazing.  This under-$100 Kasper printed-twill topper is also lovely.

9) France might pass a law banning after-hours work e-mails. (The Washington Post)

10) Want to wear flat sandals to a summer wedding?  Try these Dune Blush Sandals with Gems or these ALDO Minaki Sandals.

11) Purse organizers for large handbags.  I like to use pouch sets like this one from Off 5th. (Extra Petite)

12) You need this $38 Globe Strands necklace in your summer wardrobe.  It brings a 1-2-punch to any simple sheath dress.

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  1. D says:

    Omg, that online dating thing is the most depressing thing I’ve read in ages!! I’m about to break up with my boyfriend and dreadddding getting back into dating. Must.have.hope.

    May 16, 2016/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I get people’s frustration with it. And luck is always a factor. I met someone, I know lots of women who met someone online. I think the key is to not put to much pressure on it, and to be choosy.

      May 16, 2016/Reply
    • Mrs. Jones says:

      I met my husband on eHarmony. Good luck!

      May 16, 2016/Reply
      • Lucky in CO says:

        I met the love of my life on eHarmony as well. We both gave our phones to our friends and told them to do whatever on the app. We talked on the phone once to set up a meeting, I didn’t even look up his profile again before meeting him, just told him what I’d be wearing. Prior to that I’d had some horrible and frustrating and just bad experiences. Luck has a lot to do with it, and being open.

        May 16, 2016/Reply
    • Anna says:

      I did the online dating thing for a little while and never had the nightmare experiences some people describe. I eventually just hit a busy patch at work and ended up meeting my guy the old fashioned way, but I agree, don’t put too much pressure on it. I saw it as just another way to meet people, especially at an age where I wasn’t going out and meeting new people anymore (a lot of my friends were coupled and nights out were usually going out to dinner or otherwise sticking with the people I came with). My only frustration was spending too much time talking online only to meet in person and have no chemistry. All the guys I met were normal, nice, upstanding guys, I just wasn’t really attracted to them. If I were to do it all over again, I’d limit the online convo and get the meeting in person part out of the way sooner.

      May 16, 2016/Reply
  2. Monica says:

    Love Amanda Peet’s article. I sometimes find myself looking at my mid-30s face and post-baby body and wondering at what point I would cross that line from improvement to augmentation. I’ve always pretty firmly held to making the most of what I have, not seeking to change myself completely. But as we age I think it becomes not about being someone else, but reclaiming what we once had. I don’t really regret any of the miles I’ve put on my body, but sometimes we all get a bit wistful for the body or face we had when we didn’t even know how much we should appreciate it.

    As a mother of a young girl though, I plan on embracing what I have, and making the most of it for as long as I can. As they say, at least I have my health. Some people don’t.

    May 16, 2016/Reply
  3. Niki says:

    I finally am 99% happy with my body and how I look. I’ve been coloring my hair for 21 years, plucking my eyebrows just as long, wearing makeup, working out, etc. Botox on perma-scowl between my eyebrows was what took me to 100%. I feel no shame in it. I will never do anything else – no surgery, no Botox near my eyes or my mouth, no fillers. I love my eye creases and my other age related advances. But I am so much happier without the permanent frown lines.

    May 16, 2016/Reply