Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 317

Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. // G.D. Anderson

+ Who is the Girlboss now?

+ These affordable boyfriend jeans verge on perfection.

+ The pandemic housing boom is causing buyers’ remorse.

+ This striped linen shirt and this vegan leather jacket are amazing.

+ The predictable impact of salary transparency.

+ I can’t decide if I want the Camellia heels in platinum or blush.

+ How should we talk about how much we pay for clothes?

+ Gap Maternity has a list of starter styles.  I grabbed these white jeans.

+ Tips for progressing on your long-term career goals.

+ Baublebar’s take on the tennis bracelet is pretty and fresh.

+ Simple facts that will genuinely blow your minds.

+ I’m trying Good American’s Always Fit, multi-size jeans. Will report back.

+ We’re making progress at closing the wage-gap for women <30.

+ On a reader recommendation I bought this baby book.

+ Skillet Strawberry Bourbon Cobbler.  Yes, please.

+ Put these tanning drops in your lotion for subtle bit of color.

+ How nannies help powerful women ‘do it all.’ 

+ Anthropologie’s new arrivals scream Palm Springs in the 60s.  Don’t miss this geo-print dress or this linen maxi dress.

One Fun Read. This article on what Supreme Court justices eat was the best thing I read last week.

Be where you are, not in your phone.  Sounds simple in theory.

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  1. Aam says:

    Would love to hear your thoughts on bringing up bebe. I thought it had really good advice about food, but I think it gave me slightly unrealistic expectations about a child not really changing life.

    March 29, 2022/Reply
    • Susan says:

      Loved loved loved that book. Still had terribly picky eater babies. Now have terribly picky kids. LOL.

      March 29, 2022/Reply
    • JD says:

      Also loved it, especially the sleep chapter. It helped me understand what societal support for pregnant women, babies, and families might look like, and the extent to which our country does not see it as a public good to provide services to promote the health of those populations.

      March 29, 2022/Reply
      • Rebecca says:

        Another fan of Bringing Up Bebe. It came out when my kid was a preschooler, and it definitely influenced some of the decisions I made at that time.

        Side note: did anybody else pronounce “Bebe” like Moira Rose? Just me? Ok.

        March 30, 2022/Reply
    • AL says:

      Parenting Without Borders by Christine Gross-Loh was another fascinating read for me. Really fun to see how other cultures approach raising kids and helped to remind me to keep everything in perspective.

      March 30, 2022/Reply
    • Rar says:

      Another one who loved loved loved this book. That said, now that I have kids I can say I rarely reference it or think about it. Too busy trying to survive, haha.

      March 31, 2022/Reply
    • Katharine says:

      I love that book! I read it while I was pregnant with my first and picked it up again with my second. I don’t think of it so much as a how-to parenting book (though the sleep chapter has some solid advice). But the parenting vibe it communicates is very refreshing. It pushes back against the idea of constant parental anxiety and competition, which I loved.

      April 4, 2022/Reply
  2. Ellen says:

    Love these roundups. Especially the social media quote

    Also the boyfriend jeans link goes to the cost of fashion link.

    March 29, 2022/Reply
  3. Naomi says:

    I really enjoyed the story about the Justices and their lunches. Justices – just like us? I wonder if there’s something intentional about not having high (any?) demands for lunch; it’s very humble, and I appreciate that.

    March 29, 2022/Reply
  4. Erica says:

    I have lost weight wearing the Good American Always Fit jeans. When I purchased, I was at the top of the four size range. Now I’m at the second to lowest and they still fit. I’d love to hear if others have this experience, too!

    March 31, 2022/Reply