Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 162

The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money. // Thomas Jefferson

+ Women are allowed to be mean bosses, too.

+ Do not miss this easy, beautiful <$75 top with a pretty dotted sleeve.

+ The best natural deodorants according to Allure. (I like this one.)

+ Lou & Grey’s lounge set and knot-front dress are perfect for being chic at home.

+ 5 Tips for Creating Authentic Work Relationships.

+ Wear this silk turban when sleeping to improve your hair’s condition.

+ The discomfort you’re feeling is grief.

+ For later: This floral tie-sleeve dress and lilac herringbone blazer.

+ The hilarity of discovering your partner’s ‘work persona.’

+ This Elleme tote is very cool. This $60 Roberts bag is an affordable alternative.

+ Long Read: Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting. (Worth your time.)

I love French Silk pie.  It’s one of my favorite things.  This French Silk Slab Pie from Cooking for Keeps is definitely worth saving.  I would add a layer of fluffy meringue or a scented whip cream, but even without it, it looks delicious.  Hopefully, we can serve it at backyard barbecues this summer.

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  1. Paula says:

    Great read and worth the time, Ultimate Gaslighting.

    April 13, 2020/Reply
  2. Meghan says:

    That Gaslighting article… WHOA. Also, shines a light on some things I don’t love about my own habits, but so important. Thank you!

    April 13, 2020/Reply
  3. kara says:

    I cracked up at discovering your partner’s ‘work persona.’
    My husband at the beginning of quarantine couldn’t believe my work style. I extremely laid back in my personal life, but at work I have about 50 people most in their early 20’s that work under me. He has never heard me having serious business conversations. Now he calls me a badass.

    April 13, 2020/Reply
    • Belle says:

      That’s awesome.

      April 13, 2020/Reply
  4. JJJ5 says:

    The Gaslighting article is great food for thought…

    April 13, 2020/Reply
  5. Anna c says:

    That Gaslighting article… Whew. Lots to think about there.

    April 13, 2020/Reply
  6. Evelyn says:

    The article about gas lighting touched my soul. I have a lot of friends who make the comments about “when everything gets back to normal”. I have to tell them that no, we will not be going back to normal but that we will be moving forward to a different kind of normal. I always seem to get a stony silence from them.

    What was really disheartening for me was some of the contents in response to the article. I wonder if some of us are intent on history repeating itself. I know that I won’t let things keep repeating in my life.

    April 13, 2020/Reply