Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: June 14, 2017


1) Why it’s so hard for women in 2017 to know what to wear to work. (Quartz)

2) This Quincy Star Clutch is a genuine showstopper.

3) Women hold two-thirds of the nation’s student loan debt. (Elle)

4) Extra 60% off sale at AT.  Don’t miss this  tie-front dress, flare sleeve top, and suede sandals.

5) Career advice for ‘weird’ women whose job path isn’t linear. (Bustle)

6) Both this ivory Taylor pencil skirt and this Tahari flounce hem skirt are under-$75.

7) Actually Helpful Life Tips from a Life Coach. (Man Repeller)

8) Fight the office AC chill with this graphic poncho cardigan or this grey kimono cardigan.

9) Have a job offer? Don’t do anything until you read this article. (Harvard Business Review)

10) This $12 universal-taupe eyebrow pencil is all you need for perfect brows.

11) Madrid takes a stand against ‘manspreading.’ (Fortune)

12) Amazon has me wanting a pair of pink shoes, specifically this Loeffler Randall pair.

13) The benefits of talking to yourself. (NYTimes)


What Made Me Laugh. Kindergartners talk about the Wonder Woman movie.

What Caught My Eye. This IGK spray on conditioning hair mask.

What I’m Watching. K and I spent the week watching Orange is the New Black.

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  1. e says:

    Thanks for the tip on that Ann Taylor sale! LOTS of stock – just picked up 5 items.

    June 14, 2017/Reply
  2. Nellie says:

    How do you like Orange is the New Black? Is this the most recent season?

    June 14, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I like it, I find it tough to watch at times. Mostly, the writers are too good at tapping into your emotions.

      June 14, 2017/Reply
  3. Lindsey says:

    I work for a philanthropic foundation that provides scholarships to women with demonstrated financial need across 9 southern states. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) report that’s referenced in the Elle article linked above has been big news for our office! I doubt anyone that works in higher education was surprised by these findings, but it’s nice as someone personally and professionally interested in women’s education to see data that reflects yet another challenge we face. The full article is about 60 pages but it’s a great read, highly suggest it. (

    June 14, 2017/Reply
  4. Valerie says:

    About #7- I’m always skeptical about online tips from a life coach, because they’re usually a bunch of aphorisms and platitudes that I could also find in a collection of fortune cookies. But Man Repeller is a no-bullshit kind of blogger (a feature she and Belle have in common), so if she/her team posts something labeled *actually helpful* I read it. And I’m actually going to sit down and do the thought exercise suggested in the last tip, thinking not just about a vague, abstract “future” but about specific areas in my life and how dreams/goals translate into realistic actions.

    June 14, 2017/Reply