Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 97

There is a woman at the beginning of all great things. — Alphonse de Lamartine

Cutting It (Out). A lawyer was told to serve employees cake at company parties. When she complained, she was fired.  Now, she’s fighting back.

In the Bag. Loving this $84 bright tote bag for summer.

Growth Strategy. Are we finally learning to embrace aging?

Black-and-White. This printed a-line skirt from Nic+Zoe is so great. Plus-size? Try this Modcloth version.

Waiting Game. “I had a great job interview. Why haven’t I heard back?

Wedded Bliss. I may have to ask Kyle to buy me this Mrs. ring.

Made Over. Obama Chief of Staff, Alyssa Mastromonaco, talks about career and beauty products with Into the Gloss.

Sale Priced. This Rebecca Minkoff flash sale is amazing.  So many crossbody bags for summer travel.

Ladder Climber. At what age do you reach your peak salary?

Spritzed On. This pomelo perfume is the perfect summer scent, so light and citrusy.

Nothing, Nada. How to resist the “attention economy” and love doing nothing.

Have you been personally victimized  by Tequila?  Kyle has, so he won’t let me serve these delicious-looking Cara Cara Margaritas at our summer functions.  It’s really too bad.  Perhaps one of your ladies can find someone who will serve them with glee.

Why am I thinking about Margaritas?  Because it’s only Tuesday, and I need it to be Saturday.  Solidarity with the anyone else who is having a long week.

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  1. Liz says:

    I feel you on the margarita issue! Except for me it’s my love of a summer G&T with muddled cucumber and my SO’s aversion to even catching a whiff of gin after a decade + ago poor choice with said spirit in college, ha!

    May 14, 2019/Reply
    • Belle says:

      We’re also a gin free house due to my allergies. But that’s basically Kyle’s reaction; he smells it and the he’s basically dry heaving.

      May 15, 2019/Reply
  2. Julie says:

    What is your preferred brand of tequila? I enjoy margaritas, but have never tried making them at home.

    May 14, 2019/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I buy the Casamigos Blanco or Anejo, at least I used to, until I lived in a home where Tequila is banned.

      May 15, 2019/Reply
  3. Lindsay says:

    People don’t think cake is a big deal but it is a HUGE deal. I actively avoid cake. I was telling one of our admins about this, and the next time we had cake she ordered a cupcake cake! I thought it was brilliant. Looked like a cake, but everyone could just grab their own.

    May 15, 2019/Reply
    • Anna says:

      I forgot to which article you were referring, and I thought you just hated cake. I’m a baker, so I was appalled! But I get what you mean. I was usually the cake cutter and brought in all the birthday cakes, because it’s what I love doing (the baking, the cutting because everyone else mangled the cake), but my offices were small and at least half female. It would definitely set a bad precedent in a large office.

      May 15, 2019/Reply
  4. e says:

    That cake article made my blood boil.

    May 15, 2019/Reply
  5. EAC says:

    Love that you always include a plus size option. While the Modcloth option you provided is nice, I love the Nic+Zoe skirt. Checked Nic+Zoe site directly and they have it in plus. And it’s a lot cheaper than what Lord and Taylor is charging.

    May 15, 2019/Reply
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      May 15, 2019/Reply