The Workday Reading: May 15, 2017


1) How to act like a boss (when you just became a boss). (Glamour)

2) This Lydell multi-strand bracelet is a steal at $20.  Also, their twisted bangle for $18.

3) Why J.Crew’s Vision of Preppy America Failed. (The New Yorker)

4) Business Suits for Summer: This vibrant ASL coral and this simple grey 3/4 sleeve.

5) Ditch ‘Imposter Syndrome’ and apply for that job. (The Everygirl)

6) Need a tote? Nordstrom Rack has you covered. So many cute bags.

7) What Sheryl Sandberg did in her 20s, to be successful in her 30s. (Levo)

8) I am loving this funky BR skirt and this affordable Uniqlo pleated midi for May.

9) These are the best exercises to do after sitting all day. (Hello Giggles)

10) This printed London Style dress is cool and jsut $72. It’s a must.

11) Why learning to say ‘no’ is so important to your career. (Globe and Mail)


What I’m Forwarding. Buzzfeed’s piece on the Montana Special Election.

When I Need an Updo with Volume. I use this Unite Expanda Dust to get major lift.

What I’m Obsessed With. This $12 liquid eyeliner from Physician’s Formula.

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10 Comment

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    May 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I’m bookmarking that Buzzfeed article on the Montana special election for later. This sentence early on “In trying to nationalize these races — and framing them as macro-commentary on politics in America — we lose sight of the actual lessons they can teach us.” really captures something I’ve been feeling lately. I work in state govt. and am really fascinated by the way state and local politics can be so radically different from national politics.

    There is a gubernatorial race in my state next year, and it feels like some high profile members of my state’s legislature are playing games with the budgeting process to prepare for their campaigns for Governor. It’s been frustrating because I worry about my job security, but also because it feels like many of them, from both parties, are basing policy on what happened at the national level in 2016, rather than what is best for the state.

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      May 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm

      When I hear Democrats saying they need to push farther left to win, I want to point them to Montana, and say, go dig up all the blue dog Dems who lost in ’10. They’re called Independents, and they are still out there.

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      May 16, 2017 at 11:58 am

      Ari, are you in Minnesota? If not, the same gubernatorial chess game is happening here.

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    May 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    PSA: I ordered the same London Times dress from TJ Maxx last week for $35! It is nice in person, though I found it ran truer to size than most LT dresses (generally I size up).

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    May 16, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Pray tell more about that liquid eye liner! Benefit stopped carrying my favourite, the Magic Ink eye liner – that stuff would not budge, even after a 7am to past midnight workday (I used to be a lawyer in private practice). I’m having trouble finding a replacement, urgh.

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      May 16, 2017 at 5:14 am

      That eyeliner has the most precise brush tip you’ll ever experience, and will never ever ever ever run on you. It feels like absolutely nothing when you apply it on the lid, not even the slightest tickle, so you will never blink. You can tightline with it by dotting it between your lash bases, and it will last all day. It comes in “blackest black,” but also softer greyer and brown colors. Aaaaaand Physicians Formula is constantly on sale somewhere! It’s been my HG for probably over a decade now.

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        May 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

        Thanks! I found it on Amazon for $8; $7 if you get an Amazon subscription to it! Am going to give it a go.

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    May 16, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Totally in love with that bangle, but I can’t type while wearing any kind of bracelet so it’s a no-go for work. Maybe I’ll try to convince myself I’ll wear it out sometime….

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      May 17, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thanks! I found it on Amazon for $8; $7 if you get an Amazon subscription to it! Am going to give it a go.

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    May 16, 2017 at 9:30 am

    PSA for all Michael Kors “Jet Set Tote” lovers: Lord & Taylor is currently having a sale on the “luggage” and black versions of the Jet Set Medium Saffiano Leather Travel Tote for a steep discount. Plus, you can get an extra 15% off with promo code “LTLOVE” and free shipping on orders over $99. I just picked up the “Luggage” tote for less than $130 (really!!).

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