Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: June 8, 2017


1) Dana Bash: It’s not sexist to talk about your biological clock. (Cosmopolitan)

2) This Cesca Satchel does double-duty: Without strap, work. With strap, weekend.

3) Warm or Cool: How to figure out your skin’s undertone. (Politics of Pretty)

4) Need mid-price suits? This tie-belt Tahari is chic, also this white poplin pantsuit.

5) Why am I getting interviews, but no offers? (The Cut)

6) This printed BR dress is perfect for day-to-night. I also love their floral pencil skirt.

7) Moving in Together? Read this article first. (The New York Times)

8) This navy Factory tiered eyelet dress is so pretty and versatile.

9) How to learn new skills in your downtime at work. (Career Contessa)

10) Casual LOFT Musts: an embroidered mini-skirt, a lace sleeve blouse, an ikat maxi dress.

11) Don’t stress out about your interactions with other people. (Jezebel)

12) These Schutz tie-ankle sandals are perfect to wear to summer weddings.

13) Megyn Kelly and the (sexist) Politics of Dress. (The New York Times)


What I Wish Existed a Few Years Ago. Bravely, off-the-record support for employees who have manager issues, co-worker conflicts, or need help reviewing their own performance.

What I Keep Putting in My Cart. This Marc Jacobs sneaker with silver dot print.

What I’m Jealous Of. This gorgeous house on the Italian Riviera.

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  1. e says:

    Great find on Braverly! FYI the sneaker link goes to the Tahari suit.

    June 8, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Fixed it, thanks.

      June 8, 2017/Reply
  2. Pompom says:

    Totally fascinated by Bravely! Thanks for putting it on my radar!

    June 8, 2017/Reply
    • K says:

      Seconded. I’ll be chatting with them real soon.

      June 8, 2017/Reply
      • T says:

        I just set up a convo with a pro, thanks for mentioning it!

        June 9, 2017/Reply
  3. S says:

    Great finds. Link for Marc Jacobs shoe is wrong…

    June 8, 2017/Reply
  4. Katie C. says:

    Really appreciate the NYT article on Megyn Kelly. One line (a Kelly paraphrase) particularly resonates: “She resolutely refused to apologize or distance herself from either wardrobe decision, instead using them as fodder for the argument that it was about time women be allowed to embrace their femininity, and dress like women — however they choose to define that term in a professional setting.” I think that’s what so many professional style bloggers (including you!) are trying to do — show that you don’t have to wear a woman’s version of the men’s business uniform (dark suit, starched shirt) to be “serious” and be taken seriously. Thanks for posting, Belle!

    June 8, 2017/Reply
    • Anna says:

      I have mixed feelings about this. While I don’t think women should have to dress like men or be judged by their clothes, I do think a lot of female newscasters push the envelope a bit far. For example, I don’t really think it’s appropriate to wear a sleeveless dress or more casual attire to host the evening news. Men are expected to have a certain polish and conservatism on air, and I think women should too. That doesn’t necessarily mean a boxy suit, but something equivalent to the male “uniform.”

      June 8, 2017/Reply
  5. Jo says:

    I never have really figured out my skin undertone, so wanted to throw this out there for any other East Asian-descent folks. I’m biracial, so I’m still struggling with this one.

    June 8, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Thanks for sharing this.

      June 8, 2017/Reply
    • SC MD2 says:

      Thanks so much for sharing this. It was a long in-depth read, but after reading it this makes so much more sense to me than comparing your vein colors (mine are both blue and green… so what works for Caucasian women definitely doesn’t work for me).

      June 9, 2017/Reply