Lunchtime Reading: December 28

1 Here’s how air travel is changing in 2018. (CN Traveler)

2 Is it true that America’s elite are over flashy handbags and Cadillacs? (The Quartz)

3 This is what the rich are spending their money on instead. (Huff Post)

4 What happens when teachers can’t afford to live where they teach? (NPR)

5 Seven things you can do now to start 2018 less stressed. (The Everygirl)

6 Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale is on. I already bought this hat and this beauty set.

7 The best brands for cute shoes that won’t kill your feet. (OGTBJ)

8 This mug is adorable and perfect for the office! (Babes Who Hustle)

9 I think Henry Thoreau would be obsessed with this startup. (Wash Post)

10 Going on a short trip? This website can help you plan the perfect whirlwind getaway.

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Lunchtime Reading: December 26

Let me just start by saying I would SO much rather be on a beach than in cold, windy DC right now! Just gonna have to make the best of it for now 🙂

  1. Six books to curl up with over the holidays. (The Everygirl)
  2. What they don’t tell you about the Jordan Year. (Blavity)
  3. Looking for cozy sweaters? This one, this one, and this one are all quite nice.
  4. Why is egg the only nog? (NPR)
  5. 28 pretty ways to organize your vanity for the new year. (The Zoe Report)
  6. The best hotels to stay in for your 2018 travels. (Condé Nast Traveller)
  7. Ask yourself these 28 questions before making your new year resolution. (Inc.)

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Lunchtime Reading: December 13

1 The mom jean trend is alive and well and I am here for it. My only questions is where can I buy them, aside from thrift stores? (The Everygirl)

2 Hitha is the master traveler, and she has blessed us with a look inside her travel makeup bag. (Hitha on the Go)

3  Kate Spade is having a surprise sale that ends tonight. I’m in love with this purse and this clutch.

4 The makeup you need to throw away before 2018 (The Zoe Report)

5 Some gift ideas for your fellow ladies in the office 🙂 (Lauren Conrad)

6 LinkedIn has some tips about how to bring holiday cheer to your office (LinkedIn)

7 Small decisions, especially with tech, can have big impacts. Here’s how.

8 It was 26 degrees this morning in DC and my skin was not having it! Time to whip out my favorite moisturizer.

9 I never thought about decorating my kitchen, until now. (Elizabeth Street Post)

10 If you don’t already follow The Work Edit, do yourself a favor and check it out now. Abra is doing some amazing giveaways right now!

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Lunchtime Reading: December 7

1 Trump declared that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is why it’s a big deal. (CNN)

2 Why you should still send Christmas Cards even in the age of Facebook. (The Federalist)

3 I want everything on Alaina’s Winter Essentials gift guide. (The Elizabeth Street Post)

4 Does wearing makeup to work actually matter? (Huffington Post)

5 As 2017 comes to a close, here are the 10 best pop culture moments of the year. (The Zoe Report)

6 Some simple tips to avoid catching the office bug this winter. (Forbes)

7 This holiday party outfit could not be more perfect! (Extra Petite)

Jessica Rose Parr is all kinds of life goals and her Instagram is one of my favorites.

9 I know graphic tees are so 2007, but for this one I might consider bending my fashion rules.

10 How to decorate your apartment for the holidays without breaking the bank. (The Everygirl)

Office Holiday Party

This is my first year being in a “real adult” job during the holidays, meaning I get to attend my first office holiday party! My company puts on a pretty big show, and it’s definitely an event to see and be seen at. I’m super excited! It’s given me an excuse to go shopping, but I don’t want to blow all my money either so I’m mixing in some pieces that I already own. Here’s what I plan on wearing for the big day:

Ellen Tracy Scuba Keyhole Dress ($53)

Baublebar Anastasia Hoops ($38)

Calvin Klein Strappy Sandals ($75)

Calvin Klein Toggle Wrap Coat ($160)

INC International Concepts Clutch ($35)

And that’s only half the fun! There’s still the beauty side to think about 🙂 My idea right now is a French manicure on my hands, fire engine red for my toes, and a salon blowout for my hair. I can’t wait!

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Lunchtime reading: December 5

  1. I am loving Alaina’s subtle take on decorating your bedroom for the holidays. (The Elizabeth Street Post)
  2. A gift guide for the men in your life, written by an actual man. (The Work Edit)
  3. If you’re looking for somewhere to make a difference this holiday season, consider donating to Hand in Hand.
  4. After following this Instagram account, all I can think about is traveling to Scandinavia.
  5. What is this Mercury retrograde that everyone is yammering about? (Farmer’s Almanac)
  6. The wardrobe essentials I need to make it through this winter. (Refinery 29)
  7. I’m intrigued by these winter hair trends. Especially the cider and spice. (The Zoe Report)
  8. Finally, someone said it: The Rise and Fall of the Basic Bitch. (The Everygirl)
  9. I can’t stop eating this for lunch. SO GOOD!
  10. Are conservatives in Silicon Valley the new counter-culture? (CNN)

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