Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 348

Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings. // Jonathan Lockwood Huie

+ How to Make and Keep New Year’s Resolutions

+ This $30 knit top with a cool neckline is a wardrobe work horse.

+ Creating boundaries at home that work for you.

+ 30-60% off at LOFT, code WOW.  I bought this chic cardigan dress.

+ The case for skipping Dry January and reasons to participate.

+ This red Tadashi Shoji dress is perfect for day-to-night.

+ Dozens of subject lines to get cold e-mails noticed.

+ Cardigans: pearl buttons, a mauve coatigan, a cozy, weekend cardi.

+ 37 make-ahead drinks and snacks for parties.

+ The best handheld steamer is also an iron.

+ How to prepare for a job search in 2023.

+ I picked up these chic pillows and throw for my living room.

+ 7 ways to make your home better for your mental health.

+ I have to buy my Mom this sweatshirt.

+ How to organize your digital life — photos, emails, all of it.

+ My favorite blazer is discounted on Outnet.

+ What our baby strollers say about us.

+ These light-dimming stickers are a bedroom must-have.

One Fresh Thing. Like many thirtyish women, I was taught that ‘hustle’ was the key to the good life. This article on escaping the hustle culture mentality is important for our generation.

FWIW, Diane Keaton was 48 when the movie was filmed and Steve Martin was 49. Regardless, maybe 40 really is the new 30.  Of course, when I’m 45, my daughter will be in kindergarten and their’s was getting married. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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  1. Judy says:

    The pearl buttons on that cardigan on the chest are at a very precarious position! Thanks for all of the links! Happy New Year!

    December 29, 2022/Reply
  2. Laura says:

    Belle, I loved your post last new years about your word of the year and the process you used to find your word. Please consider a post again this year on the topic! (If you are comfortable doing so, still doing a word, etc. of course)

    December 29, 2022/Reply
  3. Allison says:

    I was laid off the week before Christmas. That opening quote was just what I needed.

    January 3, 2023/Reply