Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 151

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. // Horace Walpole

+ You’re likely to get COVID-19; how to prepare. (Atlantic; Scientific American)

+ The perfect blouse for wearing under business suits (and it’s <$25).

+ How to embrace ‘ambition’ and take charge of your career. (Business Insider)

+ Adornia’s affordable jewelry includes this paper-clip necklace and dotted band ring.

+ When did reading become so competitive? (Refinery29)

+ So many good black-and-white prints at Ann Taylor. Love this blouse.

+ What not to write in your resignation letter. (Career Contessa)

+ This gorgeous dotted, pleated skirt from BR runs sizes 0-20.

+ How chef Alison Roman became a beloved food writer. (USAToday)

+ Hide dark circles with Bobbi Brown’s Corrector and Tarte’s Under-Eye Concealer.

+ What’s really holding women back? (HBR)

+ J.Crew’s new scoop neck tees (long and short sleeved) are perfect.

+ 10 Clever Organizing Tricks for Small Spaces. (Apartment Therapy)

Can we talk about spring shoes for a minute?  I haven’t upgraded my work shoes in a while, and I could use a couple of pairs for warmer weather.

This pair of 12-Hour Mesh Pumps from Banana Republic are absolutely stunning.  I love the mesh details; they also come in black.  I’m also smitten with these toe-cap slingbacks with a walkable two-inch heel.

Also, if you’re in the market for nude-to-you pumps for spring, BR has you covered.  Their Madison pump, Bare sandal, and Madison slingback come in a wide variety of colors to suit a range of skin-tones.

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  1. Kaitlin Sullivan says:

    My friend shared the HBR article over the weekend – one of the best things I’ve read on women in the workplace in a long time.

    March 3, 2020/Reply
    • LA says:

      I shared with a few friends, some who are moms and some who aren’t, and it resonated with all of us. One thing I didn’t see addressed in great detail was what the effect might be if more dads/men were offered AND took those “accommodation” options that are currently utilized by women, like paternity leave and part-time or flexible schedules. I think that could contribute both to evening the playing field and to pushing back against the culture of overwork. We have a long way to go though.

      March 3, 2020/Reply
      • Mritz says:

        I’ve always thought the easiest way to have men use the leave is to make it mandatory. Mandatory parental leave policies where each parent is required to take a certain amount. It seems absurd, I know. And most men I know would love to utilize leave that is allowed now, but I don’t think American culture is ready for mass utilization. And I don’t think merely incentivizing paternity leave will work, though it would surely help. I think men will worry, and probably with good reason based on what happens to women, that they’ll be daddy-tracked.

        March 4, 2020/Reply
  2. Kate says:

    The HBR piece is so good. It’s very much not the usual narrative about having it all, and I really really appreciated how the authors didn’t just trust people’s accepted narratives about what was happening at their company — narratives that were clearly disproved by the data! I’ve been thinking about it a lot.

    March 3, 2020/Reply
  3. Allison says:

    Great edition today. Love that HBR article, and I immediately bought that nordstrom rack blouse.

    March 4, 2020/Reply