Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: April 28, 2017



1) Flexible work hours are making us all work longer. (Quartz)

2) I need these Sole Society block heels for day and these Esme sandals for night.

3) The Rise of the Mean Moms: Welcome to The Land of Shame. (Marie Claire)

4) Nordstrom Rack is having a Tumi Luggage flash sale.

5) The Amazon Echo’s new camera judges your outfits; What could go wrong? (Quartz)

6) This affordable gold cuff and labrodorite drops from World Market are not to be missed.

7) When gender in the workplace matters (and doesn’t). (Payscale)

8) Must Haves from H&M Home: this gilt frame, black jute basket, and stoneware vase.

9) The case against wedding registries. Don’t we all just want cash? (Billfold)

10) 20%-off sale at Boden. I may need this boho-chic lace dress.

11) Meet the 40-year-old interns and learn how to career relaunch. (M-Dash)

12) Need Mother’s Day gifts? Amazon has you covered.  This chic $66 hobo bag is on point.


What Nerds Do During the NFL Draft.  Take a sample Wonderlic.

What I Finally Found. Decent makeup bags, from Sophia + Joy.

What I’m Listening To. The Revivalists.

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  1. Midwest Gal says:

    Belle and readers, I’m prepping for a trip to Croatia and Slovenia in May. I need a shoe for walking around towns but will pack shoes for hiking and dining out. What are your thoughts on Soludos canvas shoes? Are they comfy?

    April 28, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I would look at 2 shoes: Those Coach loafers I put up two weeks ago (?) were surprisingly dreamy on London’s cobblestones. I would also look at Rothy’s. I just bought a pair, and they’re kind of amazing.

      April 28, 2017/Reply
      • LS says:

        It’s intersting that you love your Rothys. I tried one pair and thought they were so flimsy. Like flip-flops but nicer looking.

        April 28, 2017/Reply
        • Belle says:

          They are not substantial, this is true. At first, I was like, what are these, socks?!!? But then I wore them for a few hours and was like, okay, they’re basically fancy Keds. I do still wish the mesh was interfaced with something to give them some more structure.

          May 1, 2017/Reply
  2. Kathleen Lisson says:

    I wonder if one of the issues with giving a check at a wedding is that people just don’t have that cash on hand it’s easier to purchase something on credit didn’t have to take that deduction on their checkbook. For my husband and I it was both our second marriage and we were both in corporate or government careers so we just asked our guests to give a donation to charity.

    April 29, 2017/Reply
    • Jenn S. says:

      That’s a unique idea I hadn’t considered. I bet a lot of people want to be generous on such occasions, but just can’t do it with cash right then and there. Beyond generosity, it might be saving face for some.

      As a giver of wedding gifts, I prefer to give registry gifts as a general thing. I’m not anti-cash or anti-gift card, but I like to check the registry and see if there’s something on there that 1) I find interesting/exciting/fun or 2) Own myself and can recommend. It’s more personal.

      As a recipient of wedding gifts, I got so much more joy out of the items our loved ones chose for us than out of the ones I purchased after the fact with gift cards to the retailers we registered with. We didn’t get much cash, but then again we had a very small affair (like 45 guests small).

      April 30, 2017/Reply