Workday Reading

The Morning Post: March 10, 2017



1) What I Should’ve Said, When I Got Shamed Into a Lower Salary. (Marie Claire)

2) If you’re not shoe shopping at Ann Taylor, start…with these, these, and these.

3) How to write the perfect thank-you note in 60-seconds. (The Coveteur)

4) Organize your purse and expenses with this Mark & Graham ‘loose ends’ organizer.

5) Femininity vs. Feminism: One is a style-choice, the other a belief-system. (LinkedIn)

6) Boden’s spring prints give us this simple blue-white floral and this bold aqua-coral mosaic.

7) Well, we all know that one humble-bragger who (annoyingly) seems to get ahead. (Science of Us)

8) This unscented lingerie wash is the best gentle detergent known to man.

9) Easy style hacks for your spring wardrobe. (The Everygirl)

10) Nordstrom has curated the best selection of rings.  I bought this Nadri Coil Ring, and I love it.


Things That Trigger Nostalgia. The ‘Peeps Diorama Contest’ is ending; see the previous winners.

For the Type-A Ladies. These Redi-Tag Dividers instantly organize any notebook.

What I’m Drinking This Weekend. Winter Frose made with Lambrusco.

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  1. Grace Atwood says:

    belle – thanks so much for linking to my frosé post! truly appreciate your support so much. i hope you love it!!! xx

    March 10, 2017/Reply
  2. Ijeoma says:

    This ‘loose ends’ organizer suggestion is the reason you’re the MVP of blogging! SO good! *whips out credit card*

    March 10, 2017/Reply
  3. Sara says:

    I second the Ann Taylor shoe recommendation! I just got two new pairs of Ann Taylor shoes – One of them is the Bow pump you posted in pink, and the other is these amazing d’orsay’s.'orsay-pumps/421103?skuId=22212870&defaultColor=2042&colorExplode=true&catid=cata000020 in the green. So many compliments already!

    I basically only buy shoes from Ann Taylor now – you can consistently get them 40% off even when they’re new arrivals, they’re comfortable out of the box, look spendy, and they last forever. They’ve been my go to since I was an intern, and I still buy them now that I have more wiggle room in my budget.

    March 10, 2017/Reply
  4. Anon says:

    I recently was given a promotion. I knew my merit increase was coming and was going to be higher than most given my performance review. I explained this and was still low balled on the offer. I want the position so I accepted. Once my merit increase went through, I crafted an email explaining my previous salary, my salary after merit, the salary they were offering, and why it’s not reflective of a promotion.

    I have made the ask. The in person meeting is happening Monday morning. Send good vibes.


    March 10, 2017/Reply
    • Anne says:

      Good luck – update us next week!

      March 10, 2017/Reply
    • Lexi says:

      Good luck!

      March 10, 2017/Reply
  5. Sara says:

    Those Redi-Tab dividers are da bomb!

    March 10, 2017/Reply
  6. Caitlin says:

    Thank you so much for the first link on salary negotiation – I will be transitioning from a temporary position to a permanent hire very soon, and unfortunately since these people know me already, they know I’m young and too much of a people pleaser. I passed my boss some salary data for people in similar positions, so hopefully(!) they realize that I’m using that as a baseline. Time will tell…

    March 17, 2017/Reply