Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: May 12, 2017


1) Sally Yates and Condi Rice: Do right women, in a do wrong world. (WaPost)

2) I bought this relaxing bath bomb on a lark, and ended up loving it.

3) Summer updos for short hair, medium hair, and long hair. (Pinterest)

4)Try short blazers–like this Halogen and this Mural–over sleeveless dresses.

5) Why your mindset won’t save your career. (Fast Company)

6) This simple, but cool dress and cute sailor tee prove Madewell does the best stripes.

7) Settling the confusion about 401ks, IRAs, and Roth IRAs once and for all. (Popsugar)

8) Anne Klein’s faux-wrap and H&M’s tie-sleeve wrap are perfect for casual Friday.

9) Are you being manipulated at the office? (Career Contessa)

10) What I’ll be wearing all summer: This racerback midi tank dress in 10 colors.

11) The ultimate guide for dealing with ingrown hairs. (Refinery29)

12) NYDJ jeans are my everything, right now. I need this white pair and this bootcut pair.  They also carry plus and petite lines.


Why I Did a Double-Take. Someone walked a cat through the Russell Senate Office Building.

What I’m Listening To. On Audible, “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.”

What I Wish I Was Having for Sunday Brunch. Raspberry and Ricotta Stuffed French Toast.

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  1. R says:

    I bought that Madewell dress in store the other day. I love it, but definitely recommend sizing down. Even in a smaller size, it’s still very loose fitting/looks like it does on the model. It looks cute and effortless with flat sandals or dressed up a little with a long necklace and wedge sandals.

    May 12, 2017/Reply
  2. Ann says:

    Oh that quote. So perfect.

    May 12, 2017/Reply
  3. Wildkitten says:

    We had mice in my Senate office, and I think my cat could’ve fixed that problem in about 30 minutes if my office manager had let me bring him in on a leash.

    May 12, 2017/Reply
  4. KL says:

    Disappointed that you would endorse calling Condi Rice, the first member of the Bush 43 administration to approve the CIA’s use of torture, a “do-right” woman. See : At best, Sec’y Rice’s tenure shows that strong, smart, powerful women in government can use their power to violate human rights just as effectively as men.

    May 12, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I didn’t endorse anything. I thought it was an interesting, thought-provoking article.

      May 12, 2017/Reply
  5. Jill says:

    We’ve had mice in my Senate office, too. Wanted to bring in my cat but people are allergic. 😉 my favorite black pants are NYDJ. Black knit, regular leg, look like dress pants, feel like sweat pants. And Nordstrom hemmed them perfectly.

    May 12, 2017/Reply
    • Jenn S. says:

      As a cat lady, I’m biased – but if I had allergies, I’d way rather deal with sniffles and itchy eyes for a day (or, you know, pop a Zyrtec) than cope with the icky risks rodents can bring!

      May 12, 2017/Reply
  6. Jenn S. says:

    Belle, have you used any of Lush’s bath bombs? If so, how does the Ulta one stack up? I think the price-point is similar, and Ulta products are far more accessible than Lush ones even though I adore them.

    May 12, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I haven’t used the Lush ones, the dyes they use aren’t great for my skin. I really enjoyed this one though.

      May 12, 2017/Reply
  7. L. L. says:

    Condi Rice is an interesting choice for a do-right woman, given that she spearheaded the Iraq War and torture at Guantanamo. Not sure WaPo’s right on that.

    May 12, 2017/Reply
  8. Sarah I says:

    This is so random, but I wanted to let you know that every weekend, I miss your cocktail suggestions on Friday afternoons! Come Saturday night I’m usually craving something fun and I wish I could come here and find creative ideas. I remember you posting some Virginia-whiskey cocktail a few years back and my girlfriends and I had a BLAST making them!

    May 14, 2017/Reply
    • SLS says:

      I’ll second that! With summer around the corner it would be great to get Friday cocktail suggestions again!

      May 15, 2017/Reply