Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 132

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. — Richard M. Nixon

Tilted. Stop telling women to lean in, and start telling men to lean out.

Sheathed. This Donna Morgan berry-colored sheath is a fantastic work look.

Reflected. What is social media doing to our outward and inward selves?

Decided. Trying to choose between this chic belted camel coat and this ivory Olivia Pope throwback.

Switched. Need a career change? How to go from start to finish in six months.

Adorned. These pearl drop earrings are showstoppers.

Enlightened. The best advice that people ever received from a therapist.

Revived. Do you miss Limited?  It’s available at Belk.  Don’t miss this faux leather skirt in pine green.

Played. Women’s time is seen as less valuable than men’s, and how we change it.

Suited. This bordeaux skirt suit is an amazing color for fall (and <$100).

Does it ever feel like you’re having the same six meals on repeat?

To switch it up, I’ve found that it’s easier to change a side dish than it is a main dish.  So this Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear, and Onion dish just made its way into my recipe box (aka: Pinterest).  It looks warm and rustic, everything a fall meal should be.

So if you have a side dish recipe to share, leave it in the comments.  I can’t wait to thumb through them.

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  1. Chelsea says:

    Those sweet potatoes look amazing. This is a summer side but Peach, Mozzarella & Basil Salad is a hit at my house and different from what I normally put together.

    October 15, 2019/Reply
  2. Sarah says:

    This Parmesan spaghetti squash mash is SO good. Mimics the role of polenta or grits.

    I also loved the defined dish; it’s become my go-to for almost everything.

    October 15, 2019/Reply
  3. K says:

    Excellent side dish for mushroom lovers:

    October 15, 2019/Reply
  4. Allison says:

    Great N.Y. times article, thanks for sharing. Really insightful and articulated feelings I’ve had but never fully formed.

    October 15, 2019/Reply
  5. Catherine says:

    Bought the green skirt because (1) green is the only color I add to my otherwise neutral wardrobe and (2) I can now recreate one of my favorite Meghan Markle looks. Would love other suggestions for how to incorporate the skirt into different outfits!

    October 16, 2019/Reply
  6. Leigh says:

    My husband and I love this side dish with easy ingredients and great flavor that you can really pair with any protein:

    October 17, 2019/Reply
  7. Emily says:

    I’m seriously resonating with three of these articles today. I love your blog and read it every day but damn, this was an excellent article roundup post.

    October 17, 2019/Reply
  8. caitlin says:

    Sure wish that quote had come from anyone but Nixon… it’s an excellent quote, but given what happened, lordy…

    Thank you SO MUCH for the article on switching careers. I picked up “Pivot” a month or two ago and it’s been slow going, since a lot of the advice and examples seem to focus on people with high profiles or 10+ years of experience under their belt making executive pivots, rather than a young-ish professional trying to break out of the administrative track before she’s pigeonholed & making 40k for the rest of her life.

    October 28, 2019/Reply