The Morning Post: March 1, 2017



1) How much having kids could impact your career. (Cosmo UK)

2) This adorable, printed spring shift from Tahari comes in misses, petite, and plus sizes.

3) A script that guides you through asking for a raise the right way. (Career Contessa)

4) I am so obsessed with these dotted-mesh pumps from Badgley Mischka.  So fun.

5) The ultimate guide to social media etiquette. (Mashable)

6) What’s New at H&M? This on-trend striped blouse, this Parisian-chic sweater with a lace collar, and this printed v-neck blouse.

7) Meet the new editor of the Harvard Law Review; she’s a stunner. (NYT)

8) I use pouches to organize my purses.  This splatter pouch and graphic pouch double as clutches.

9) Hiring managers name the things you should remove from your resume immediately. (LinkedIn)

10) This Anthropologie graphic tee is the single cutest thing I’ve ever seen.  Great pull, Meghan.


What I’m Reading. The Millionaire Next Door; common sense tips that help you achieve wealth.

Thing That’s Changing My Skin. I had an Isolaz laser treatment yesterday.  It didn’t hurt at all, and my skin hasn’t been this clear in at least a decade.

What I’m Replacing. My all-black Ray-Ban aviators, aka. favorite sunnies, ever.

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Shopbop’s Big End of Season Sale

Shopbop’s big end-of-season sale launches today.  It’s a progressive sale, so the more you buy, the more you save.  It’s a good opportunity to pick up a pricey pair of shoes or a great dress for work at a discount.  Or you can go the other way, and aggregate several mid-price items.  You can even use the discounts on sale items, so hurry over!


As for my picks for the sale, I stuck mostly to casual clothes.  I’m currently cleaning out my closet and need to replace a handful of staple pieces, so I have weekend clothes on the brain.  Check out my selections in the slider below.


The Morning Post: February 27, 2017



1) How to fend off a mentor’s advances when they want to give more than advice. (Elle)

2) I cannot decide if this Mango tote with a metal handle is uber chic or uber uncomfortable to carry?

3) The exact minute of the day when you’re least productive (aka. “snack time”). (AOL)

4) Club Monaco has a delightful olive trench that I think I need.  Their Helek blouse is also high on the wish list.  Just check out those buttons.

5) Why being late is unacceptable. (LinkedIn)

6) I really want these Chloe scallop trim pumps. But at that price, these Wanted pumps will have to do.

7) I want to go to the Oscars, but just for the food, and maybe a swag bag. (Vogue; Business Insider)

8) This Splendid maxi wrap dress and I have a date this summer, whenever summer gets here.

9) To achieve a major goal, first tackle a few small ones. (Harvard Business Review)

10) For great dresses under-$50, try this London Times studded trim shift and this Homeyee Bow Knot dress.


What I’m Watching. Viceland.  I try to consume news from a variety of sources, and this channel focuses on longform pieces that you won’t see anywhere else.  Before you decide to ignore someone before they don’t agree with you, watch a black, Jewish man patiently interview a group of Neo Nazis.

What I’m Drinking. A dorm mate from SoCal used to drink Cactus Cooler by the case.  Thanks to Amazon, you can too. 

DIY I Used This Weekend. How to resurrect a broken makeup powder.

Belle’s 2017 Academy Awards Recap

Another awards season has come and gone.  Trophies were handed out.  Speeches were made.  Tributes paid.  And had it not been for that little (aka monstrous) Best Picture incident with octogenarian Bonnie and Clyde, this would have been an Oscar ceremony like any other.  But since most of us probably haven’t seen any of the nominees, let’s get to the matter at hand, the dresses.

I tried to make K watch the Oscar arrivals.  I would have had better luck making him watch Sex and the City reruns in Ukrainian.  So we watched The Walking Dead (apocalyptic zombies, I don’t get it either), and I pulled the looks I loved and loathed from the Internet.

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Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph Russo

I wanted to like this dress, and from the waist up, I do.  However, the super sheer skirt might as well have a sign on it that says, “Yes, I’m trying too hard.”


Sara Bareilles in Romona Keveza

Despite the poor tailoring (that hem would make my seamstress cry), I adore this dress.  The neckline and bold color are the thing of my structured, minimalist dreams.


Dakota Johnson in Gucci

In Hollywood’s latest reboot, Laura Ingalls Wilder teleports to 1984 to attend the prom, hilarity ensues.


Olivia Hamilton in ???

I love this dress.  It’s like a Degas painting.


Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta.

I’ve seen this dress before, they used it to drape the SCOTUS bench after Justice Scalia passed.

Viola Davis in Armani Prive

How to Get Away with Murder: This dress slays.

Best and worst dressed after the jump…

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The Afternoon Post: February 24, 2017



1) Career Coach: How to find role models when you need them. (The Washington Post)

2) I bought these $26 Old Navy flats in pink and gold. They’re perfect for spring.

3) Speaking truth to “Big Dry Cleaning” about your smelly sweaters. (Racked)

4) This Talbot’s Mixed Dot Cardigan will fit into any work wardrobe.

5) How to write e-mail with military precision. (Harvard Business Review)

6) Early Spring Must Haves: A ruffled LOFT sweater. a cute Topshop water-resistant jacket. these Sole Society booties.

7) QB Jameis Winston told an elementary school class that girls should be “silent.” #GFY (Marie Claire)

8) This Frayed Indigo Tee is awesome for work.  Their scallop pullover looks so soft and cozy.

9) Have a bad boss?  Working for him can actually make you better. (NBC News)

10) I’m hoping these wood-heel Splendid sandals are the perfect casual going out shoe. They’re so chic.

11) 20 incredible one-week vacations you need to consider. (Travel + Leisure)


What I’m Making This Weekend. Smitten Kitchen’s Tiramisu with store bought lady fingers, because I’m not a martyr.

What I’m Trying Out. I’ve never been much for keeping a journal.  But Hitha raves about this guided Five Minute Journal, so I bought one.  Maybe it will help with my insomnia?

What I’m Reading. I needed something light post-bar exam, so I picked up The Princess Diarist. So funny.

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