The Workday Reading: May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

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1) Questions to ask before agreeing to be a bridesmaid. (The Bustle)

2) This blush pink (super comfy) Kors heel is on my wish list for summer.

3) Why emojis could prove intent in a court of law. (Quartz)

4) Jazz up last year’s work dress with this $39 Halogen belt or their $29 bow belt.

5) Ways to make working from home healthier. (Because I’m Addicted)

6) Old Navy Must Haves: This flirty dress, this striped tee dress, this eyelet trim top.

7) Women just aren’t into the “marriageable male” anymore. (WaPost)

8) Dillard’s is the place for summer work dresses. I love this grey striped dress.

9) Four simple bits of advice for succeeding at your career. (Fortune)

10) This Anthro ruffled poplin blouse and striped shirtdress are just right for summer.

11) When you love your friend, but hate her social media presence. (The Cut)

12) Need a crossbody? Try this sleek one from Vince Camuto.

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What I’m Exchanging. Expensive makeup removing wipes for these washable microfiber cloths.

What I’m Watching. The political documentary, “Get Me Roger Stone.”

When You Need a Monday Pick Me Up. Watch my Mom’s dog rolling in the snow (yes, there’s snow in MT).

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  1. L says:

    #11 – “it was like removing the pin from a grenade of secondhand embarrassment” – YES. The headline for me would be: “I had to unfollow so I could stop myself from hating you.”

  2. Jules says:

    OMG the pure happiness of that puppy …. 🙂 !!!

  3. Chelsea says:

    I started taking my makeup off with a cheap Target washcloth and Clinique Cleansing Balm (or cold cream) nightly instead of using wipes. It’s cheaper and my face is much cleaner!

  4. Jenn S. says:

    Re: #1 – Such sound advice that so many ladies need. It is so easy to get swept up in the delight for your friend that you make a commitment that really doesn’t work for you. Remember: You do NOT have to shriek, “OMGYES!” if someone asks you to be in their bridal party. Asking questions about expectations and for time to decide does not make you unreasonable. As someone who has been on both sides of this, it sucks.

    As a bride, do what you can to research high-level costs so you can help your friends reach a decision easier, though that doesn’t always mean people will think it through before they say yes. When I asked my friends to be bridesmaids, I was armed with a dress price range, hotel pricing and what I was able to cover for them, etc. Pre-wedding stuff was not destination/did not require a hotel. Even with all that, I still had one person realize halfway between when I asked and the wedding that she just couldn’t afford it…after she bought a non-refundable dress.

    As a bridesmaid, I had to back out of a wedding. When I accepted, I accepted with caveats – “I’m thrilled for you and delighted you’d have me,” I told my friend, “but my budget for this is fixed at $X.” She excitedly shared that she had, “done research and it would definitely be less than that.” Costs simply to attend the wedding alone as a bridesmaid quickly surged to more than double my budget (before a wedding gift, showers, bachelorette, etc). I was trying to find a way to make it work anyway, stressing myself out…then the MOH started harassing me about not being able to do the bachelorette. I opened my eyes, bowed out as gracefully as possible. Beware, though – having to back out can be a friendship-ending move. In my scenario, thankfully, it wasn’t.

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