Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: April 26, 2017



1) Don’t call me a millenial, I’m an old millenial. (The Cut)

2) Under-$50 steals: On-trend pink pumps, this striped tee, and this bold satchel.

3) Can FortuneFastTrack help you grow your career through coaching? (Fortune)

4) This Caslon open cardigan is perfect for your chilly office, and just $59.

5) How to negotiate your first salary (or your salary at a new job). (Refinery29)

6) 40%-off at BR: I’d buy this cap-sleeve sheath, this scallop jacket, this bow-neck shell.

7) The ‘media bubble’ is worse than you think, and dangerous. (Politico)

8) What I bought: This Tory Burch gold wallet for $94, regularly $235.

9) Women’s access to family leave is not improving, but men’s is. (JR)

10) Spanx Spotlight on Lace bodysuit (also in plus) is medium control, and looks pretty.

11) Shopping secrets from a former Nordstrom employee. (Popsugar)

12) Are you a Prime member? Shop Paris Sunday, cute, work-appropriate dresses under-$50.


What I’m Cooking.  This Asian Cucumber Salad is the perfect side dish.

What I’m Reading. My Lady Jane, an interesting rewrite of the story of Jane Grey.

What I’m Researching. Whether online shopping makes suckers of us all by altering prices.

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  1. Allison says:

    I believe #11 is missing a link. Also, have you purchased anything from Paris Sunday yet? Wondering what the quality is like.

    April 26, 2017/Reply
    • Emily says:

      I hadn’t heard of them until this post, but just bought an off the shoulder dress, and reviews citing the high quality is what convinced me. For $50, I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

      April 26, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      It’s in the mail. I bought the green mock neck dress. I, like Emily, am hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

      April 26, 2017/Reply
  2. Addie says:

    One day recently, I was telling my boss (who is a very young baby boomer), that I still hadn’t heard back from someone we were trying to get a proposal from. She asked if I’d called them or just emailed (I hadn’t called) and she jokingly said, “you millenials never want to actually talk to someone on the phone!” I tossed back that I didn’t think I was technically a millennial, but then I googled it and found out I most definitely am (I turn 30 next month). I experienced so many things that the early 20’s research assistants at my company never did though. The distinction between older and younger millennial makes so much sense!

    April 26, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Absolutely. I think a lot of it has to do with the way we use the Internet. I had it when I was a teen, but there was no social media (except AIM), so it’s a totally different experience. My bf, who is just three years younger, never puts his phone down. I forget where mine is sometimes.

      April 26, 2017/Reply
      • Valerie says:

        It’s so funny the difference three years makes for our generation. I’m 32, my BF is 29, and he doesn’t remember the days when Netflix was just DVDs and you had to wait for another disc to arrive in the mail to watch more episodes of your favorite show. I don’t really use Twitter on my phone, while he’s hooked on it for breaking news. And I’m pretty sure that if we had to switch back to flip phones or those old Nokias, he would go nuts before I did.

        April 27, 2017/Reply
  3. KLC says:

    I absolutely loved the article of “young vs old millennial a”. I just had this discussion with friends the other night. We are all 28/29 and firmly don’t identify with millennials, but here we are with this narcissistic and entitled” label that we neither earned nor deserve. Someone in the group laughed and said we are the dividing line between old and young millennials because we were the last generation of people who needed a college email to get a Facebook account. While I laugh off the distinction line, the bigger thought of social media not having infiltrated our lives until we were in college is so true. Belle, your point of only having AIM until college is true for us “old millennials” who are 28/29. I just had to share the story because of the coincidental timing.

    April 26, 2017/Reply
  4. Lauren says:

    I’m a very old Millennial at 34, and I’ve always loved that “Oregon Trail Generation” alternative!

    April 27, 2017/Reply
    • Valerie says:

      So true! For a while I assumed that “Millennial” referred to people who don’t remember the sound of a dial-up modem, or when text messages cost more money than calls on a cell phone.

      April 27, 2017/Reply