The Working Reading List: Inspiration, Assessment and Reality Checks

by Rachel Yeomans | February 17th, 2012   

This week wrapped up Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. It also wrapped up Social Media Week in New York! With all of the running around, it is wonderful to sit down, take off the shoes, and relish in the inspiration and information we were surrounded with during this week. With that being said, it also is a very good time to reflect on how you balance your life and evaluate your decisions. For example, did I really need to pack that much when I moved here? Or for men, does the Big & Tall store really translate to big and bulky? With thoughts of inspiration, assessment, and reality checks, here is our weekly reading list.

We also share more reads each day through our Twitter feed and Facebook page, so if you’re hungry for more, you have even more places to check out! Have you read something you want included or do you have a theme you’d like us to feature? Let us know in the comments or email it to rachel@theworkingwardrobe.com. Happy reading!

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Is Your Workspace Distracting You? (Turnstone): Clutter, personal items, and old documents all go together resulting in lack of productivity.

6 Ways to Promote Work Flexibility Culture Change (Forbes): Here are the six lessons every organization can take away from the clip to help better position flexible work as part of the culture, or the way the business and people operate every day.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York 2012 (TheWorkingWardrobe): See what we at TheWorkingWardrobe saw, Instagram’d, Viddy’d and tweeted during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. And I promise, the recap translating runway to work wear is coming shortly!

How I Improved My Memory Over Lunch (Forbes): We’re turning into a society that’s addicted to distraction. Besides making us unsafe drivers and annoying dinner companions, there are deeper consequences.

How Pinterest Can Help Boost Your Career (Careerealism): A pair of experts on start-up life challenge the conventional notion that other career paths are far safer than starting your own business.

Paris on my Mind (TheWorkingWardrobe): I got bit by the Parisian bug this month. Call it Valentine’s Day, call it the language, or call it my obsession with all things French, here are a few of my Editor’s Columns on how France has inspired myself, my work style, and my general sense of the romantic.

Sheer Blouses: Some Don’ts Should Stay Don’ts (Corporette): Are sheer blouses appropriate for the office?  The fashion editor at XO Jane advises they are — but Corporette says no.

The Working Man: For the Big & Tall (TheWorkingWardrobe): The reference to big & tall doesn’t mean bad & bulky. In fact, here are some designer clothes for any fashionable man, that fits!