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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.

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)…

The Morning Post: February 21, 2017

*** 1) This college took their job interview dress code a bit too seriously. (CBS News) 2) I post a lot of affordable bags, but this Mango Flap Tote in blush is the best one I can remember. 3) To all the ‘bitches’ out there in the workplace. (LinkedIn) 4) These Born Wrap-around Flats look like a great casual basic with just a hint of flair. 5) Everyone likes ‘flex time’, but we punish women who use it. (HBR) 6) Get started for spring with this navy sheath from Dillard’s and this Mural structured blazer. 7) Does underpacking save you from…

The Morning Post: February 17, 2017

1) We talked about preparing for a networking coffee, here’s five easy ways to screw one up (or not). (LinkedIn) 2) Stop what you’re doing, go to Old Navy, and buy this simple and chic $22 purse. 3)  D.C.’s 100 Very Best Restaurants. (Washingtonian) 4) I only wear Jimmy Choo fragrance, so I’m incredibly excited for their newest fragrance. 5) This article of dual-arrests in domestic violence cases makes me physically ill. (ProPublica) 6) I can’t decide if this sweater’s sleeves are cool/on-trend or Carmen Miranda-esque. 7) How to learn flexibility from a quarter-life career crisis. (FastCompany) 8) These classic, dainty bow-sandals…

The Morning Post: February 15, 2017

*** 1) Read this before asking a potential career connection to get coffee. (LinkedIn) 2) This navy Lily & Franc bag has stylish details, a sleek shape, and an affordable price. 3) Five types of difficult bosses, and how to deal with them. (The Everygirl) 4) Bring yellow into late winter with a bright, chunky knit from Mango and Becca driving mocs. 5) How to fall asleep faster, and sleep deeper. Yes, please. (Marie Claire) 6) Halogen kills it again with this simple, slit pencil skirt.  I’m also loving this versatile open-front jacket. 7) Travel Tip: How to block out distracting passengers on…