Workday Reading

The Afternoon Post: March 31, 2017



1) How cutting unnecessary spending habits changes your finances. (The Everygirl)

2) Stop everything you are doing and buy this pink eyelet LOFT dress

3) Restaurants and bars are hubs for human trafficking. (NPR)

4) Drunk Elephant’s Sukari Babyfacial made my skin feel so smooth.

5) Four years after Lean In, women are not better off. (USA Today)

6) ASOS Musts: A sleeveless trench dress, an $18 jersey dress, a Broderie t-shirt dress.

7) FTC will hold retailers accountable when blogger’s don’t disclose. (Fashion Law)

8) This bougainvillea pink crossbody is so hot, but this Reni bag is under-$100.

9) 20 Ways to Treat People Better. (The Fox & She)

10) For a cool trench alternative, check out this Topshop grey duster.

11) Sexual harassment persists four-decades after landmark study. (Redbook)

12) I am completely obsessed with this Tumi Kirtland suitcase in splatter print.

13) How to survive long flights in economy class. (Hitha on the Go)


Way I Spent 10 Minutes. How Has the World Changed in Your Lifetime?

What I’m Watching. When gov’t works as intended by Samantha Bee (video).

What Made Me Laugh. Macrame wall hangings are back. Welcome to the 1970s.

What I’m Passing On. Dirty Lemon waters. The packaging, the business model, the brand is cool.  But the Detox is just lemon juice with charcoal in it, and the Skin/Hair is just master cleans sans molasses.  At $65 for 6 waters, it’s a hard pass.

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  1. Kate says:

    Link 1 and 2 seem to be in direct opposition of each other.

    March 31, 2017/Reply
  2. raah says:

    that trench coat is gorge but I wish retailers would stop with the exposed zippers!!! It makes dresses less formal/flexible and doesn’t really add much to the design IMO

    March 31, 2017/Reply
  3. Anna says:

    I thought you’d already ordered the Dirty Lemon water? Did you try it and it not work out or cancel?

    March 31, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Exactly. Tried two kinds, there was nothing special about it.

      April 3, 2017/Reply
  4. LS says:

    That trench coat is amazing. Everything I want. My search continues for one like it that is ethically made. Nicole Birger comes close but it’s missing that perfect grey color.

    April 3, 2017/Reply
  5. e says:

    I am always looking for “cut these unnecessary spending habit links” but HATE when they act like making coffee at home or bringing lunch to work is somehow free! Cheaper, yes, but there are costs associated with both. You don’t just pocket the extra savings!

    April 5, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Agreed. One of those nespresso pods is 1.10 a piece. And I always tend to overfill homemade lunches.

      April 5, 2017/Reply