Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: June 22, 2016



1) How to become the person who never misses a deadline. (Levo)

2) This Danielle Nicole Emi satchel has clean lines and a sleek look, especially for the price.

3) Five tips for making weekday workouts happen when hitting the gym seems impossible. (The Everygirl)

4) Need summery tops for work?  I love this orange lace-inset top from Ann Taylor.  This green tropical-print top from Talbot’s would look great under a cardi.  And this sale-priced blush Max Mara blouse is a wardrobe staple.

5) Say goodbye to the annual pay raise. (Yeah, most of us did that during the recession.) (Bloomberg)

6) Hugo Boss has the best women’s suiting.  I love their take on a the three-piece suit for women, and this color block Dapena dress is to die for.

7) How American politics gradually went insane, and what we can do about it. (The Atlantic)

8) Shopbop is offering 25%-off all sale-priced items.  I hit the jewelry section hard; this Alexis Bittar hinge cuff and these delicate Rebecca Minkoff ear crawlers caught my eye.

9) Advice for those looking to end a work friendship with a clean break. (Fast Company)

10)  Looking for inexpensive metallic flats to commute in?  Try these Diba flats in silver or these H&M gold ballet flats, both with a rubber sole.

11) How the TV show UnReal depicts the current office culture–burnt out, frustrated, apathetic and helpless–and the drama of meaningless work. (New Republic)

12) If the sun, the beach, and the pollution has made your hair a summertime emergency situation, this Leonor Greyl Quinessence Mask is a life saver.  The price, however, makes it for critical care only.

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  1. Carrie says:

    Any suggestions for work tops made from natural fibers? I like the look of the ones you suggested, but synthetic fibers don’t breathe and I end up a sweaty mess in this heat. Everlane has been my go to, but so many of their cuts are unflattering.

    June 22, 2016/Reply
    • Betsy says:

      I’m in Texas and have the same issue. I’ve found good ones at Boden and Lands End. Occasionally, Banana. Good luck!

      June 22, 2016/Reply
    • Monica says:

      J Crew actually has some cute linen tanks this summer:

      I got it in both colors.

      June 22, 2016/Reply
    • Belle says:

      No, I see good things from Cuyana and Everlane. But besides that, I’m in the same boat as everyone else, hunting for cotton.

      June 22, 2016/Reply
    • Carrie says:

      Well, at least I’m not alone. Thanks for the suggestions. I recently bought this shirt from Madewell and am really loving it. It’s a heavier weight, but because it’s cotton, it breathes really well. Good for cool offices but not too warm for summer:

      June 23, 2016/Reply
    • Lindsey says:

      The Everlane Pima Cotton tees and tanks are much more flattering cut than the rest of their tees! I live in the tanktop and am stocking up on them. They don’t come up on the main site for some reason but if you google it it takes you to the right place within the Everlane site.

      June 24, 2016/Reply
  2. Valerie says:

    Did anyone else feel old after reading #1, because college feels like ages ago and trying to stay up late/pull an all-nighter just doesn’t happen as easily (or doesn’t happen at all) during grad/law school? 😉

    June 23, 2016/Reply