“Women have to be active listeners and interrupters – but when you interrupt, you have to know what you are talking about.” — Madeleine Albright
The Blame Game. Mark Wahlberg is not the villain in the Michelle Williams pay gap story. The entire entertainment industry is. They’ve been paying women less since talkies were invented. So while it may be convenient to blame the guy from Boogie Nights, the truth is that a bunch of black dresses and emotional speeches did not miraculously fix a sexist industry. Just ask Ellen Pompeo how hard it was to get paid what she deserved, even when her show spent a decade on top.
Seeing Clearly. I usually don’t do kitschy, but the glasses print on this sweater is adorable.
Office Harmony. Could you be a better co-worker? We all have our flaws, but here are five ways to treat your office mates better.
Plus Shipping + Handling. How Instagram ads are just infomercials for millennials with short attention spans.
A Subtle Pop. This rosy, mauve satchel from Target is the perfect bag to help you ease into spring. How good would that look with your classic khaki trench?
Just Gutted. Your gut health is very important, and the bacteria in your gut is as unique to you as a fingerprint. Several companies are letting you test your “microbiome” from your own home, but are they worth it?
Bowing Out. Have you ever outgrown a friend group? Or decided that one of your friends just isn’t a good fit anymore? Here’s some advice for walking away gracefully.
Clip It. I am obsessed with this circle hair clip from Etsy. It’s so unique, but still a functional classic.
Pull Up a Barstool. My boyfriend and his buddies are obsessed with Barstool Sports, a men’s website about the things men talk about at the bar (women, sports, etc.). Their female CEO talks about how she got the job, how she deals with controversy surrounding the unapologetic site, and what it takes to succeed in a male dominated business.
Final Clearance. The Net-a-Porter sale is coming to an end, but there are still some steals left. This Isabel Marant necklace and Kors suede flats are both under-$60. This white Tibi dress and coral Rebecca Vallance frock scream special event.
Throwback. To that time male rocket scientists decided to design a makeup kit for female astronauts.
It was a long (short) week. I’m not sleeping. I’m stressed out about moving to D.C.. And all I want is to be on a beach in Hawaii with Sarah Gerrity drinking a daiquiri and posting envy-inducing Instagrams from the sanctuary of a surfside cabana. But no, I have to go outside and clean dog mess out of a yard before getting on a long Friday afternoon conference call that could just be an e-mail, but then the coordinator of the call wouldn’t feel powerful.
Oh sure, I could pretend that I have amazing weekend plans and the perfect outfit for them, but why? Why does every blogger’s life have to look perfectly happy and aspirational? Truthfully, if I go to bed tonight and don’t wake up until Sunday, it will be an amazing weekend. This, ladies, is called real life. Stay strong in the struggle.