Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 324

I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that. // Anita Hill

+ You need to take risks to further your career.

+ Lined white work pants. God bless, Sara Blakely.

+ Overscheduled? How to quit packing your calendar.

+ Early-Summer Outfit. A printed maxi + open cardigan + Espadrille flats

+ How to stop procrastinating, even when you don’t want to.

+ Still the best blouse to wear under blazers and cardis.

+ 16 Ways to Make Jarred Pasta Sauce Taste Better.

+ Linea Paolo makes the best work shoes. These pumps are stellar.

+ A script for discussing salary expectations.

+ The downloadable posters are perfect for the office.

+ A mathematical formula for knowing when to show up at the party.

+ Size 14+ Outfit. Tie-front blouse +slim leg pant + pink vertical tote bag

+ Meet the ‘triple peak day’ that many women are working.

+ Get your skin summer-ready with this smoothing moisturizer.

+ Influencers over-40 discuss creating the style and life you want.

+ Banana Republic’s jean jacket is comes in medium, dark, and white wash.

+ Tips for handling a lopsided friendship.

+ SRF LA by Heidi Merrick makes my favorite cool girl sweatshirts.

One Important Thing. What mothers wish they knew before becoming parents.

from @wetheurban

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  1. AP says:

    I like the Old Navy maxi you posted. I wore this one over the weekend to a casual co-Ed baby shower at a brewery and got a lot of compliments. Breezy and comfy!

    May 17, 2022/Reply
  2. Jules says:

    I appreciate motherhood is a completely different journey for every person. I read a lot of these kinds of articles about “what I wish I knew, or “what no one tells you…” and it turned me off from having kids until later in life. Since none of my closest girlfriends have kids either, all I heard was how difficult it would be. I now have a 1.5 year old… and it’s been so much more fun than I ever imagined, and that’s what I wish I knew. I have never laughed so much, smiled so much, and have had so much tenderness before in my day to day life. Sure, juggling work and home and now a kid is more time consuming and exhausting than I thought it would be, but on the whole, I feel a lot happier, (even with ten extra pounds, which, pre-baby would have completely tanked my happiness) which I was NOT expecting from these kinds of articles.

    May 17, 2022/Reply
    • Denise says:

      Motherhood, I find, is truly about tempering expectations.

      I read all of the articles and I did find mothering hard… but then I made a serious change in my life and ended a very unhappy marriage to my children’s father. And that is when I was finally able to sit with myself and really, truly enjoy my children.

      Sometimes we have to let go of what we clung to so tightly before having kids (for me – my marriage, perhaps for you it was the 10 pounds) to be able to embrace motherhood.

      May 17, 2022/Reply
  3. Minnesota says:

    The first Linea Paulo link goes to Old Navy Espadrilles.

    May 17, 2022/Reply
  4. Ana says:

    The calculator for arriving at the party gave me a laugh. Silly but thoughtful

    May 21, 2022/Reply