Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 187

There is a reason the sky gets dark at night.  We were not meant to see everything all the time.  We were meant to rest and trust even in the darkness. // Morgan Harper Nichols

+ Take ownership of your future self.

+ This Susanna Monaco wrap top is perfection.

+ Reviews of Amazon’s viral beauty products. (This is my fave.)

+ Love these lock & key bracelets and necklace set from J.Crew.

+ Why people with anxiety sometimes seem rude.

+ A tiny, smart-phone controlled label maker.

+  Could it be that affluence “killed” New York City?

+ Iris & Ink’s fall styles are so chic.  This printed dress is fabulous.

+ ‘My co-workers have work-life balance because of me.’

+ This chunky sweater with a wide weave is perfect for fall.

+ Why you’re so annoyed with everything right now.

+ It was so cold on yesterday’s walk I wore this cowlneck top with a puffer vest.

Long Read: Meet the 2nd generation influencers sponsored by their alma mater who were just diagnosed with COVID.  What a time to be alive.

Bonus Long Read: Black homeowner ‘whitewashes’ house to raise appraisal.  Brookings estimates appraisal discrimination costs black homeowners $156 billion.

This new Pillow Talk mascara from Charlotte Tilbury is supposed to be a game-changer.  Thanks to a redesigned brush-head, the lashes are separated and lifted.  I’m making a lunch-hour trip to Nordstrom tomorrow to pick mine up, and I will report back.

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  1. e says:

    I am abstaining from all think pieces about how my home is “over” or “dead” for the time being. There will come a time where weighing in about how economic disparities made the pandemic so much harder for New Yorkers to endure will feel possible or even appropriate, but for now, we are reeling from the loss of life, jobs, and literally loss of access to people we love. Declaring it “killed” ignores the daily work those of us still here are doing to support the community and culture that has made this one of the greatest cities in the world. Most of us couldn’t afford to flee fo greener pastures. To talk about the City having been killed is to reduce it to mere dollar signs. That’s never what it has meant to me.

    September 1, 2020/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I don’t think NYC is dead. places have ups and downs. i think there is a conversation to be had though about how too much money pouring into a place — whether it be a small montana ski town or a big thriving city — can set the whole thing up to fail.

      September 1, 2020/Reply
      • E says:

        Yes, the article seems to be criticizing those think pieces and talks about power dynamics and income/wealth inequality and how that is interacting with the virus and a future recovery period.

        But I totally get staying away from articles that are potentially both useless and stressful to read. It’s a good policy right now.

        September 2, 2020/Reply
  2. A says:

    E, don’t worry, I think most of us see those articles for the hyperbole they are. New York is not over or dead and I can’t envision it ever being that way during my lifetime.

    Also, glad to see the post about the single/childless person carrying the rest of the office so they can have work/life balance with their kids. It’s nice to see some diversity of viewpoints among the barrage of articles saying women (and only women(!)) need work life balance to care for their children (facepalm).

    September 1, 2020/Reply
  3. Lauren says:

    Excited for your review of the mascara! I have worn makeup less than a handful of times since March/work from home. I’m starting to think it might give me a mental boost to start wearing again, even if it is just for myself! I need to find small/simple ways of brightening up my days.

    September 1, 2020/Reply
  4. Jamie says:

    Ahh yes, another “New York is dead” article. To this, I think Jerry Seinfeld has the perfect response.

    September 4, 2020/Reply
    • Ral says:

      I can totally hear his voice in this. 😂 NY is not dead (at least not to me).

      September 6, 2020/Reply