Workday Reading

A Mini-Edition: Vol. One

This week has been rough.  We’re at the tail end of an IVF cycle, and the hormones make it feel like someone is wringing my brain out like a towel — I can’t focus, I can’t write.  But I wanted to put up some content, so I thought a mini-version of The Edition might be just the ticket.

Don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time. // Notorious RBG (aka. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg)

+ The impact of ‘everyday sexism’ on your promotion.

+ Still the best <$20 concealer I’ve ever used. Ever.

+ Did the pandemic kill the big wedding?

+ Bodysuits are great with suits — try this Open Edit or Free People option.

+ The salmon rice bowl that everyone is eating.

+ One Step Outfit: balloon sleeve top + high-rise jean + kitten heel boot.

+ True crime is rotting our brains.

+ Very intrigued by this ‘hangover prevention patch.’

+ ‘I let go of drinking absurd amounts of water.’

+ 40% off at GAP (GAPVIP) — loving these jersey pants and cardigan.

+ How to be a person who has their life together.

+ This oversized scarf is a total steal at $15.

Long Read. This is how gender researchers divide chores at home to create equity.

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  1. Kat says:

    Good luck with your cycle. You’re in the homestretch you got this!!! I have been there and trust me all the pain and suffering (and waiting omg the waiting) is worth it! I have 2 gorgeous daughters now 6 and 4yo, both via ivf and they are the loves of my life!

    October 15, 2021/Reply
  2. Jules says:

    Thank you for posting even when you aren’t feeling well. Best of luck.
    I have never seen the salmon bowl on the socials, but one of my family’s favorite condiments is sriracha mayo. It’s pre-blended so I don’t have to use mayo and sriracha. I don’t live on the continental US, so I don’t know if they sell it there but my goodness it is good on EVERYTHING.

    October 15, 2021/Reply
  3. Sara says:

    Sending you good thoughts for this cycle, Abra!

    October 15, 2021/Reply
  4. TheLOOP says:

    Sending you loads of hugs and good vibes!

    October 15, 2021/Reply
  5. Kay says:

    Hoping Sephora has that concealer. I am done with Ulta. They can’t get my online order right and their customer service is a joke.

    October 16, 2021/Reply
    • Belle says:

      You can find revolution products on their website, and on Revolve sometimes.

      October 17, 2021/Reply