Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: August 21, 2017

Did you catch the new Weekly Edit?  Scroll half-way down the main page for this week’s picks!


1) Should I hide my office romance? (Marie Claire)

2) This fab longsleeve sheath and folded-neck dress are perfect for work.

3) Tips for preventing (or reducing) anxiety. (Because I’m Addicted)

4) Need pants? Try Topshop’s cigarette pants or BR’s pink trousers.

5) Small bathroom storage advice. (My Domaine)

6) Must-Have Dresses: pure Audrey Hepburn, a fall sheath, a side-tie knit.

7) How to become a morning workout person. (ManRepeller)

8) This grey ASTR floral blouse is really lovely.

9) How to control your phone addiction on vacation. (HBR)

10)  Wet n’ Wild’s skinny tip liner and slim mascara wand are game changers.

11) For the women too scared to wear a swimsuit in public. (Refinery29)

12) I present the perfect sweatshirt, from Aerie.


What Needs to Be Shared. Mentorship for women struggling with infertility.

What I’m Watching. The trailer for Time’s female Firsts.

What Hit Home. How many of these things have you said you’d do later?

What I’m Wearing. This CL ankle-bow flat (so cute for the office).

[quote here; featured image found in Sarah’s latest travel post about Morocco]



  1. Annie says:

    Hi – the Dillard’s links just go to the main page. Thanks.

    August 21, 2017/Reply
  2. Claire says:

    Number 6 doesn’t work. Just goes straight to ALL Dillards dresses. Please post those specific dresses. I’d love to see them. Thanks

    August 21, 2017/Reply
  3. Maryn says:

    Thank you for sharing the link to Fruitful! As a proud mommy to an IVF miracle, it means a great deal to me to see women like you advocating for the infertility community.

    August 21, 2017/Reply
  4. Marisa says:

    The Dillard’s links all take me to the home page as well!

    August 21, 2017/Reply
  5. jbindc says:

    Hi Belle! None of the Dillards links are working – they all take me to the main page of their website. Thanks for all your hard work on this blog! Much appreciated.

    August 21, 2017/Reply

    The last link “Sarah’s latest travel post about Morocco” is sending me to a pin of the tassel earrings you posted about earlier.

    August 21, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      Thank you. Fixed now.

      August 22, 2017/Reply
  7. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing the link to Fruitful. I’m a happy mom of 2 via adoption, but man, it was a tough road through infertility. I will share this with others and consider mentoring.

    August 22, 2017/Reply
  8. Stephanie says:

    About the phone use on vacation, I don’t even think it’s peoples’ work email that’s the issue. I was just in Maui and nearly everyone at our 5 star resort was sitting at the pool all day, scrolling mindlessly on their phones. Not a lot of tapping away at emails or getting up to take calls where it was quieter. And many of the women were moms who, statistically, probably don’t even have jobs. It was all really sad– they were ignoring their kids, their spouses, friends, the ocean, skipping the snorkeling and the view. On the first day I decided to leave my phone in the room unless I needed it to navigate while on an outing. It really helped. Oh and I literally left my work phone at home in LA. Work was still here when I got back.

    August 22, 2017/Reply