Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 319

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. // Ellen Glasgow

+ Why we’re all forgetting things right now.

+ I live in this ruched jersey dress now (XS-7X).

+ Are these common beliefs limiting your growth and success?

+ #Influenced Amazon finds: Jewel fridge magnets and the perfect pill case.

+ Ending ‘Mom Guilt’ once and for all.

+ This Shibori plaid top lets you wear gingham sans Dorothy homage.

+ Okay, Brooklyn Beckham’s wedding is the definition of chic.

+ On-Sale Office Look: White Blazer + Dotted Peplum Top + Green Pants 

+ 25 Micro-Habits of Great Managers.

+ This might be the perfect Little Black Dress for your spring wedding needs.

+ Forget sourdough.  How to make your own burrata.

+ The must-have makeup setting spray for outdoor events.

+ Why Etsy sellers are going on strike.

+ Print Dresses for Work: A Ditzy Floral and Colorful Geometric (plus).

+ What does workplace retaliation look like?

+ Shopbop Sale Picks: A green-stone eternity ring and a preppy stripe top.

+ How to connect with co-workers when you disagree.

+ Verishop’s Warehouse Sale gets you these Madewell sandals for <$30.

One Important Read. Women, particularly women of color, often have their medical concerns dismissed by doctors.

During my first semester of law school, I went to the hospital with painful, sudden heart flutters.  Two doctors told me I was just emotional about law school and needed to calm down.  After days of research, I found that, in some cases, anemia can cause similar issues with your heart.  I went back to one of the doctor’s and demanded a blood test, and wouldn’t you know it, severely anemic.  Women shouldn’t have to work this hard to be heard by doctors.

My Papa loved coconut cake. Loved.  My Nana would have to hide the cake in the back of the fridge behind leftovers or else he would find it, and there would be a slice missing (or three) by dinner time.  So I think of him every time someone posts about the Tom Cruise cake, a white chocolate, coconut concoction that I’m told is to die for.

Still trying to decide if I want to make it, or order it.  Either way, I’m sure it will be fantastic.  (Yes, $100 is a lot for cake.  But as a woman in the 21st Century, I have paid more to get less.  Who wouldn’t rather have cake than a lackluster “must-have” serum?)

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  1. Jules says:

    Not to be alarming, but those jewel magnets are most likely going to be choking hazards for your soon to be little one. We had to change our magnets to only be large ones and only put them up on the freezer section. (And not the size of the ornament of the magnet, the actual magnet part itself, since at 15 months he can somehow rip the magnet off the decorative part.)

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    • Alisha says:

      As a new mom, I have found the amount of unsolicited advice vast. Unless someone is asking for advice, it likely does not need to be offered

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      • Jules says:

        True, but I personally appreciated the advice I wasn’t thinking of that could endanger the kid, vs advice on like… sleep training tactics, Baby led weaning, products/gear, pumping schedule, etc that are more about personal preference and lifestyle. My dad told me about the magnets and I appreciated it so I’m passing it along since it wasn’t anything that was on my radar.

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        • Belle says:

          We’re at least months away from the baby proofing stage. When we get to that point, I will care about all of these things. Until then, I have plenty of pregnancy stuff to think about it.

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  2. Lost says:

    The ‘Mom Guilt’ article really hits home. Good read.

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  3. Dee says:

    I am 42 and I take about 5 pills each morning, Rx + vitamins, plus another 3 in the evening before bed, 2 Rx 1 otc.
    My perfect pill box is 7 days with AM and PM and I can take the daily box out and take it with me as needed. Then it snaps back in to the case.
    Yours is way cuter tho

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  4. Natalie says:

    The Beckham links goes to the Career Contessa article

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    • Belle says:


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  5. Danielle says:

    I made the cake this weekend! It was delicious. I haven’t tried the real thing but I was happy with how it turned out.

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  6. Jess says:

    I work at Mayo clinic, and even there you It shouldn’t be that way, but it is.

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