Workday Reading

Commute: No. 17

“Recently my Dad said to me: ‘People fire themselves.’ Meaning, we essentially ‘let ourselves go’ by not producing the work being asked of us.” — Myleik Teele

Still bouncing back from being sick.  We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programming soon.

I 💕 You. It doesn’t matter that you’re single on Valentine’s Day, but if you’re feeling a little lonely, here are four ways to deal with it.

Put a Ring on It. This Baublebar ring is unique, sophisticated, minimalist and $34. It would find a home in any woman’s jewelry box.

Short Term. Ask a Boss: How do I explain leaving a job after only three months?

Fiery Blaze. This dot-print work jacket is fun and office-appropriate.  For a modern-basic, try this AQUA notched collar blazer.  Plus-size?  Try this Lane Bryant ponte blazer.

Quelle Horreur. A lawsuit says that you probably purchased used, repackaged cosmetics from Ulta.  Here is the article that triggered the suit.  Gross.

Knock It Off. This SEA dainty floral ruffle shoulder top is $275.  This Cooper St modern floral ruffle shoulder top is $50.  Sold.

Direct Report. CNN asked employees how they handle witnessing sexual harassment in the workplace.  They discovered that less than 1/4 of them report it.  A look at how we handle being a bystander to harassment, and how we can do better.

New Hotness.  ASOS new arrivals section is always an Easter egg hunt.  Don’t miss this knot-front cocktail dress, this triple compartment work tote, and this elegant fluted-sleeve blouse.

Make It Rain. Whether it’s a $6 face mask or a $2,000 bag, why do we shame women for spending money?

Have a Treat. It’s Clinique Gift Time. Grab my favorite toner and lipstick to get gifted.

Beyond #metoo. Career Contessa discusses the other career struggles that women deal with in the workplace from salary negotiations to child care.

Pending Nuptials. Need a dress to wear to a summer wedding?  I can’t believe this incredible Elliatt dress is under-$175. Prefer something more traditional?  Try this bright scoop-neck sheath.

The Seventh Article. Which link just barely missed the cut for today’s Commute? Hint, hint, it has to do with NYFW.  You can find it and a mini-rant about it on The Work Edit Facebook page.

What I Watched. The movie Wind River about the violence indigenous women living on the reservations face every day.  Some women in Washington state are trying to change that.

What I Bought. Kyle and I both loved cherry ICEE as a kid, so imagine my nostalgic joy when I discovered they sell it in the freezer section.

What I’m Listening To. The Boss Files podcast with Poppy Harlow.

Must figure out how to put stars in my hair.  For now, I found this dainty headband, this star comb, and this $2 star clip.  Seriously though, did she glue them, sew them?  Is it glitter?  I have so many questions.

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  1. Eileen says:

    Re: the hair stars, there are iron-ons called “Charmsies” and swirly pins like these

    February 14, 2018/Reply
  2. Crystal says:

    Thanks to the glories of Google Image Search, the stars appear to be “hair gems.”

    Apparently, they’re stickers — some of which you go over with a flat-iron to set. Could be unqiue for a special event.

    February 14, 2018/Reply
  3. Cait says:

    The star hair comb reminds me that I always buy hair combs and have no idea how to wear them. Any styles for mid-length hair that will put them to good use?

    February 14, 2018/Reply
    • RKt says:

      I LOVE that yellow dress from Asos – sadly, I need to wear a standard bra… I don’t suppose it would look right tacked higher up. 🙁

      February 14, 2018/Reply
  4. SC says:

    The Ulta article horrifies me. I hope it’s not happening at Sephora too. (Although honestly I live so far from either store I just throw out whatever I order that I don’t end up liking.) 🙁

    February 14, 2018/Reply
  5. MM says:

    The link to the women in Washington trying to address violence against indigenous women takes you to the ICEE page on Amazon. Also, CBC Canada has some amazing podcasts that address the violence that these women face. I highly recommend Missing and Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams.

    February 14, 2018/Reply
    • Belle says:

      It’s fixed now. There’s been a woman named HeavyRunner missing on the Blackfeet rez in Montanan for 8 months. No one is doing anything, except her sister.

      February 14, 2018/Reply
  6. Kelly says:

    That article about women spending money is super interesting. I work with money all day so on the one hand I’m super used to looking at a wide range of account balances and talking with people about their money, but still super uncomfortable even thinking about my own money/accounts sometimes. In the end, I really try to respect everyone’s choices (including my own) and recognize that talking about money and the tradeoffs inherent in spending it is a good thing. Even if it’s awkward.

    February 14, 2018/Reply
  7. Rachael says:

    Wind River was deeply troubling and tragic because it’s true. Can you please put up the link for the Washington state article? When I click on the one above, it takes me to Amazon.

    February 14, 2018/Reply