Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: June 12, 2017


1) In defense of (occasionally) crying at work. (Refinery29)

2) Need an all-purpose clutch? This gorgeous Dorothy Perkins clutch is just $25.

3) Is your favorite It Girl influencer using a ghostwriter? (Elle)

4) Pair this printed Malandrino dress with a black blazer for a relaxed office look.

5) Is the best career advice to just chill the f*ck out? (HuffPo)

6) Outnet Must-Have Shoes: Edelman slingbacks, Valentino flats, Schutz double-strap sandals.

7) Meet Katy Tur, an NBC reporter, and woman on the rise. (NYTimes)

8) This textured Mango blazer goes perfectly with their lavender layered blouse.

9) How to be productive when you work alone all the time. (JKGLEI)

10) Christophe Robin’s Detox Kit is perfect for hair with oily roots and dry ends.

11) What to clean before your family comes to visit. (The Everygirl)

12) I’m thinking about bringing anklets back.  Thoughts?


What I’m Buying. Hitha convinced me to pick up this $17 facial-cleansing brush.

What I Did This Weekend. Purged/cleaned my bathroom (see Instagram Stories).

What I’m Cooking. Delicious ‘beluga lentils‘ with yogurt and mint.

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  1. Susie Cambria says:

    Love anklets. Have been a fan since my mom told me hers was a wedding gift (1963) from my father. They would break (and get lost on occasion) and the replacement was always 14k gold.

    If I were to get one now, I’d either get 14k gold to match my wedding rings and matching earrings. But I’m a huge fan of platinum. It would be a tough decision!

    When I was younger, I’d wear some sailing knot or something I picked up at the beach. Since I never change my jewelry, that is no longer an option.

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  2. Hitha says:

    Let me know how you like the face brush! I loved the ‘when you work alone’ article – basically, my life right now.

    June 12, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I wanted to add to that article, when you find yourself asking your dogs for their opinions about a post…you might work alone.

      June 12, 2017/Reply
  3. Casey Jacketta says:

    Do you have any great lentil recipes? I’m vegetarian and have been trying to broaden my cooking skills and what I typically can make. I know lentils are great – they are just so flavorless. What do you recommend?

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  4. Ashlea says:

    I love a good ankle bracelet. My mom gave me one when I was 16 and I have worn one ever since. My only request is to not wear them under stockings or tights. That is cute on no one.

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    • Meg says:

      My husband loves lentils (we are vegetarian, too), but I call them “bowl full of mush” because they often turn out bland and mushy. Especially when cooked in the crock pot. But I love 100 cookbooks green lentil soup with curried brown butter. Quick and super tasty.

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      • Belle says:

        These actually stay pretty firm, I think it’s the small size. Not mushy at all, and they have a bit of a nutty flavor.

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  5. Addie says:

    I just can’t get on board with crying at work. Unfortunately I cry when I’m anxious, so I came perilously close to crying in my boss’s office several times in the early months of my job, but I kept them from actually spilling over. I refuse to cry in front of people unless they are family or very close friends, I’ve just always been that way. When I broke my ankle at 9 while with my Girl Scout troop leader and her two kids, I didn’t shed a tear

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    • Belle says:

      I’ve cried in the bathroom once or twice, but only once in front of people. My Dad was really sick and someone I didn’t know knew him came into the office for a meeting and asked me about it. The hard part is a lot of men think women cry as some form of blackmail, the truth is it’s usually because we’re so pissed off, we can’t contain it. Men throw/punch things, women cry, I ask you, which is better?

      June 12, 2017/Reply