Workday Reading

The Thanksgiving Commute: November 22, 2017

Quote of the Week.

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward

The Top Story.

Representative Says Office of Compliance Enabled Harassment on The Hill. (CBS News)

Rep. Jackie Speier is not messing around when it comes to ending sexual harassment and assault on Capitol Hill.  Last month, she shared her #metoo story, stating that she had been sexually assaulted by her Chief of Staff when she was a staffer in the 1970s.  Now, she’s on a crusade to make the Office of Compliance take sexual misconduct seriously.

Go, Jackie, Go!

Weekly Reads and Finds.

1) These packing cubes make holiday travel a lot easier.

2) How to respond when a family member body shames you. (Refinery29)

3) This red belted BR skirt is perfect for work or holiday. Just add an ivory blouse.

4) Can’t let go? How to emotionally detach from work. (The Cut)

5) Slightly Splurgy Holiday Dresses: A festive gold J.Mclaughlin, a burgundy lace C&C dress, and this red flouncy shift. Plus-size? An Eloqii lace overlay dress.

6) The High Price of People Pleasing. (Create & Cultivate)

7) These simple BP. boots are the ideal.  For something extra, try these suede studded booties.

8) Hydrating vs. Moisturizing: What’s the Difference? (Dermstore)

9) AT has cute sweaters. Love the bows and the cute cable sleeve. (All 50% off.)

10) 5 Ways You’re Being Condescending at Work. (Motto)

11) Has anyone tried this WinkyLux clear lip stain? Looks interesting.

12) Why I gave up my nightly cocktail. (Bon Appetit)

The Weekly Ws.

What I’m Loving. The Easiest Bun Tutorial.

 What I’m Baking. These dark chocolate candy cane cookies.

What I’m Reading. Molly’s Game. The true story of the underground poker room frequented by Hollywood’s elite. Soon to be an Aaron Sorkin movie.

Photo of the Week.

This photo of the Scottish Highlands is an absolute stunner. Who wants to go to Scotland?



  1. Anna says:

    Woah, I hadn’t read about Jackie Speier. Woman was shot AND assaulted as a staffer and she still came back to Congress??? Tough lady.

    November 22, 2017/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I know. Your boss gets murdered, you get shot, and you’re assaulted. Geez.

      November 22, 2017/Reply
  2. Nellie says:

    Great collection of articles! I really liked 2, 4 and 6

    November 23, 2017/Reply