Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 212

Too often we… enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. // Pres. John F. Kennedy

+ COVID pushed women out of the workforce, here’s how to bring them back.

+ These sparkly huggie hoop earrings are phenomenal.

+ The Russian police raided her home. She played them Beethoven.

+ Need WFH Sweatshirts?  J.Crew Factory and LL Bean have you covered.

+ How to ask for an extended leave from work.

+ These $15 sunglasses (also in tortoise) are perfect for a sunny day.  Whenever that arrives again.

+ Inside the fiercely private world of 90s goddess Lisa Frank.

+ Revolve has the best selection of indie beauty brands.  This facial oil is the cure for dry skin.

+ On learning to love yourself first.

+ This button-up and sweatshirt combo from Aday is perfection.

+ Juggling career and family?  It’s time to ditch the guilt.

+ Need a travel wedding band?  This fashion one is affordable, this one is demi-fine.

+ Three words: Cauliflower Lunch Tacos. Trust me.

+ I love this plus-size spring dress so much. This floral one is also great.

Long Read. The vintage sellers of Instagram are not alright.

I’m reaching a point in my life where I need to think about how much longer I can blog.  I’m not giving it up in the near future, but as I move into jobs that require more of my time, I lose the time I would have spent blogging.  Juggling it all is a challenge, and I need to think about what’s next.

Building the Thirtyish community is where I see this all going.  So if you want to subscribe to our free newsletter, #BreakThings, you can do that via email or on Instagram.  It’s a shorter, more fun version of The Edition.

If you also want to receive the paid, Sunday newsletter, it’s $6 per month.  This week, I posted about pandemic weight gain, body positivity, and the catch-22 that is being told I need to love my body but also be on a constant journey to improve it.  I refer to this conundrum as The Goop Effect, you’re perfect just as you are, but don’t forget to drink the green juice, do the yoga, and slather on the serum for that extra bit of #selfcare.

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  1. LT says:

    No real ‘comment’ but wanted to say I’ll be following you as long as you continue, in whatever form you decide to engage. Thank you <3.

    February 17, 2021/Reply
  2. Karen says:

    ^^^What LT said.
    You’ve been a reliable bright spot in my days since the late aughts. Thanks for keeping up with this monumental output and for your honesty and good guidance. It’s content worth paying for.

    February 17, 2021/Reply
  3. Michelle says:

    Thanks for sharing the Lisa Frank bustle article. Surprised to see that she released a makeup collection with Morphe this past November when I backed the 2017 kickstarter for her collaboration with Glamour Dolls Makeup which never resulted in a product. Supposedly because of business issues between Glamour Dolls Makeup and Lisa Frank.

    The bustle article showed Lisa in a bit better light than previous ones have, where she seemed like part of the problem too. I’d love to get to know her whole story before I can support her brand again.

    February 18, 2021/Reply
  4. Rachel says:

    Also will follow you in whatever form you continue to create content!

    P.S. the J.Crew and Aday links are not working.

    February 21, 2021/Reply