Workday Reading

The Morning Post: February 13, 2017



1) Feeling lucky? You’re thinking about success all wrong. (Career Contessa)

2) This red zip-top tote is a smashing deal for just $59.  A great basic with a bit of pop.

3) When is the best time to ask for a raise? (MyDomaine)

4) These dotted Eberjey pajamas are the cutest thing, ever.

5) How to thrive when all you feel is turmoil. (DailyWorth)

6) Nordstrom is hosting a Korean Beauty Pop-Up Shop.  I’m excited about this pumpkin sleeping pack.

7) Women in their 60s and 70s are ‘having too much fun’ to retire. (The New York Times)

8) New LOFT Arrivals: a wrap pencil skirt, a blush, crystal necklace, and this neutral print cardigan.

9) How Couples Do Money. (Bloomberg Businessweek)

10) This lace bib sleeveless top from Express is the right mix of playful and chic.


What I Read Recently.  I finished The Hopefuls over the holidays.  It’s one of the few fiction books that doesn’t make D.C. look like Scandal.  A good, lighter read.

The Article My Friends and I Debated on GChat. Should fashion magazines talk politics?  I think women’s mags have a role in educating the public when it comes to politics, but I’m a bit troubled by the lack of diversity.  This NYT article shows the wide variety of opinions from women on the right.

What Perplexes Me. Why is selling Celine handbags?

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  1. Chris says:

    Ah, Belle, you made me think that Overstock was selling Celine handbags for cheap, and I got SO EXCITED. What a letdown 😉

    February 13, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      1) Yes, I agree. I got excited too, and then saw the retail price. But 2) Why are they selling them? Are they real? Are they fake?

      February 13, 2017/Reply
  2. Larissa says:

    I’m reading The Hopefuls right now! Glad you liked it 🙂

    February 13, 2017/Reply
  3. Eleni says:

    Thanks for adding your book picks. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy and look forward to your other recommendations!

    February 13, 2017/Reply
  4. Jules says:

    The Bloomberg article was really interesting, thanks for sharing!
    In a way…. it made me feel better about our finances. (me+husband, no kids). I’m often really critical of myself since I’m the only non-doctor/lawyer/Ph.D/engineer/MBA out of my circle of friends. I always felt so “behind” in life, but actually, I might be just fine. I know comparison isn’t a good thing, but it actually helped me feel a bit more relaxed.
    I’m always curious about how other families live – money is such a taboo topic.

    February 13, 2017/Reply
  5. Linsey says:

    I’m sure they are real, but why is Banana selling Louis Vuitton? Just seems random to me.

    February 13, 2017/Reply
  6. Meredith says:

    Thank you for highlighting an article that features varying viewpoints, specifically, that of conservative women. FINALLY a blog that is speaking to all women, not just those they share political views with.

    February 14, 2017/Reply