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Neely Has A List Of Must-Haves For You Working Women

Neely, sophisticated, educated, successful career woman, has shared her “Daily Must Haves” for you hardworking bidness ladies. She also provides insight into the hectic workaday life of a full time blogger.

I am a full time blogger and I also own my own Social Media Company. Both of these things have me on the go a lot and working from places such as my office, living room, bedroom, any local Coffee Shop(Ascension is my favorite) and sometimes my car at stoplights.

Apparently what she must have for her busy on-the-go lifestyle of moving between her living room and bedroom is the usual Kate Spade accessory eyeglasses, $25 dollar notebooks, a “fun and silly mug”, and some lip balm from that First Aid Beauty brand all the bloggers are currently creaming over.

Of course, she never says what she actually does all day that requires all this gear beyond the usual blogger vagueness of “meetings”. I mean…why is lip balm a business essential? Are her lips dry from all that trash talking other businesses?




  1. too much casarole

    Except I don't typically use sunglasses during the winter because it is dark out when I commute to and from work. Relating to real working women FAIL.

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    • Materialistic Winnie the Pooh

      ...speak for yourself. i work in a satellite office for a larger company based in chicago. i'm in new england. our schedule is adjusted for their regular hours, so i work from 10-6 rather than 9-5. as do plenty of other people, especially those working in retail. and because it's winter, the massive amounts of snow = BLINDING. sunglasses are just as useful to me now, if not more useful, as they are in summertime.

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      • kay

        don't get so sassy. it's just shades.

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      • too much casarole

        Doesn't matter anyways, because I realized later that Neely's list doesn't even include sunglasses - I saw a pair of glasses and assumed sunglasses because if you have prescription glasses is that not a given that you need them to work? I really don't get the "I need glasses but choose not to wear them" crowd.

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  2. Bazinga!

    I must business wrong because I have none of these things. Thanks Neely, for affiliate linking a ton of crap that is completely unnecessary to actually getting work done

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  3. grammarisyourfriend

    It cracks me up when bloggers think they have a job that is anything like a regular 9-5 job.

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    • dckitty

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      • The Reigning Lorelai

        If we had a "This" button I'd be pressing it furiously right now.

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      • dangerkittin

        OMG. Am also furiously pressing the imaginary this button.

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        • Businesslady Balsam

          I'm sorry, but "furiously pressing the imaginary this button" sounds like an hilariously inappropriate euphemism. Not unlike "skewing the curve".

          .... inappropriate here anyway, not necessarily inappropriate across the board, if you will.

          Or maybe it's just me!

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  4. Crap Weasel

    I'm just curious how that originally-plagiarized-now-empty social media business site is working out for her.

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    • Basic Bitch Bingo

      Yeah that's what I'm wondering... where the f**k is her "social media company" website and what the f**k does she do?

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    • phone

      Well, when you own your own social media company, it's much more involved than owning someone else's social media company. With silly mugs.

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  5. The Bland Wife

    THREE different computers. Way to pare things down to the "essentials."

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  6. Scarves Aren't Intimidating

    So I'm a newbie at being an #UrbPro, but here's some REAL essentials:

    Headache medicine for the inevitable work-induced migraine
    Enough tampons/sanitary supplies because of course the office will not provide them for free
    Foot powder for your stinky work shoes you can sprinkle into your soles on the side
    Earphones to drown out cubicle mate sports talk
    Tissues for the colds that spread thru the office on a daily basis.

    Much glamorous. Such corporate.

    This girl thinks work is play. Reminds me of our dear Kathy.

    *goes back to eating lunch in her cube*

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    • Samantha Practices Portion Control

      Grocery bag full of food for eating breakfast and lunch at your desk.
      Giant tub of peanut butter pretzels for lunch because you are too busy to actually heat up lunch.
      Hoarded takeout utensils because no one washes the office dishes.

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      • one_and_done

        Totally. Today is Monday, which means I lugged my weekly grocery sack of lunch supplies, fruit and yogurt into my office.

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      • I Want a Donut So Bad

        This...

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      • Brain Sturgeon

        Hot sauce packets for when you want to spice up that microwave meal.

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        • TheOtherOne

          I keep a 12 oz bottle of Frank's in my desk :-)

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    • Work sweater!
      Photo of loved ones to remind you of outside work life
      Phone Charger

      I do have a mug and (cheap, generic) lip balm. *hangs head in shame*

      She reminds me of the Shopoholic, when she bought all those fun-looking office supplies like cute paper clips.

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      • MaggieMel

        Yeah this. The only people who buy "fun" office supplies are people who don't actually use office supplies. Generic office-supplied paper clips and manila folders for the win!

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        • Terrifying Buttercream Predator

          Colorful plastic covered paperclips are the work of the devil.

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          • millie54

            This. I have a phobia of them.

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          • phone

            I have to use the covered ones. The metal ones have this weird rough texture that gives me shivers and I hate them.

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        • MonkeyHateClean

          They're for people who dot the letter i with a heart.

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      • LetMeSleepfortheLoveofGod

        Hey, I am a superpower womyn lawyer and I work in a real office with suits and everything. I have my own office. And a confessed office supply wh*re. I buy my own colored paper clips for the office. And colored post-its of all manner of sizes. Because otherwise my life of drudgery working for the Man would be pure manila.

        Don't forget the baby wipes -- for hand washing of Lady Macbeth proportions, and wiping up all those junk food crumbs.

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        • Pantybunched Hyena

          Yeah, I buy pretty office supplies, too. I love them. Pretty sticky notes. Cute, colored staples. Washi tape. I just need some color in my life.

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          • Banana Boats

            Nothing wrong with colorful office supplies. I have a red stapler and a Monet mousepad. Office are dull; standard supplies are boring. I do anything I can think of to make my cubicle appealing - to me.

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        • I buy cute office supplies too. I work out of my home office, and I don't want ugly stuff in my space 24/7.

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        • Fabric Swatch Freak Out

          Yep. Self-employed and use colored paper clips, because I have silver too, and always reach for colored, so why deprive myself? Mostly like red ones though, and wish pink would get away. My attachment to colorful office supplies is partially due to post traumatic office employment syndrome when I coveted the contents of the supply cupboard, so I get satisfaction out of buying and owning my own in the colors I want.

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    • too much casarole

      generic brand hand santizer dispenser ('unscented,' which means it smells like tequila) - one pump every time a cube mate coughs.

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    • The Oats of Wrath

      Hand lotion because the air is always dry as hell.
      Packets of condiments to make boring food slightly less boring.
      Tide pen because I always manage to get those condiments on my clothes.

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    • Terrifying Buttercream Predator

      Travel mug for the essential second (or third) cup of coffee.
      Lens solution and extra contacts.
      Toothbrush & toothpaste in case you have OMGonions at lunch.
      Nail clippers for when you break a nail while retrieving a file.
      Peanut butter & crackers.
      Change for the snack machine.
      Sewing kit.
      Comfy shoes for walks outside.

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    • PricklyPete

      Flossers for when there's a huge chunk of general tso chicken stuck in my teeth. Ew.

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    • JerseySnore

      An extra pair of socks to slip on when you're at your desk all day. Deodorant for when you forget. And tweezers for THAT ONE HAIR.

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      • I Want a Donut So Bad

        Or, in my case, THAT ONE WHISKER.

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        • JerseySnore

          The one that goes from 0 to 1/2" long in the course of 2 hours? I am ...familiar ... with that whisker.

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          • Britt

            How does that whisker even happen? It's made my chin its b***h.

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    • Mommy Gollum

      + Tums for the inevitable work-induced heartburn.

      + Nice sweater for warmth because my idea of business attire doesn't include yoga clothes.

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    • Madam Crazy Cat Lady, the Third

      Yeeeeeeeeees, I have all of those you mentioned! Plus hand cream, box of my favourite tea bags, water bottle and food for eating breakfast and lunch (and dinner, sometimes) at work.

      If I showed up with those "essentials" materials my male coworkers (98% of my coworkers) would tease me to no end (they already tease me because I have a lipstick bag, skull printed coffee mug and houndstooth cover on my dayplanner)

      Actually checked my lipstick office bag (with office appropriate colours) and didn't find any lipstick balm... does this mean

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    • YouGuise

      All a' dis.

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    • trixiebean

      Foot powder and a drawer full of heels n flats. Hell to the yes.

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      • donricformciotti

        I have all of these things, as well as a tiny heater under my desk. My office is subzero most of the time and nothing screams "sooper profeshunal " like tripping over your own feet and almost falling on a patient because your feet are numb from the cold.

        This may or may not have actually happened once or twice.

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    • lfi

      oatmeal/power bars for morning lunches
      bobby pins/hair ties
      girly womanly things (tampons)
      sharpies. because sometimes i just want to doodle.

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    • Germ-X Slathering

      Clear plastic wand filled with liquid, glitter and various foil cutouts, for something to play with when talking to difficult customers.
      Industrial size bag of cherry-flavored cough drops.
      Fold out fan for when they haven't adjusted the temperature controls sufficiently.
      Plastic medallion of company logo made from a 3-D printer (which is fun to play with).
      Battery-powered LED Christmas lights strung along cubicle edge, because that's my definition of fun and silly.

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  7. Pumpkin Spice Scented Feminine Products

    The f**k is this shit? Yeah, let me show up to my professional biznus job in a yoga jacket. Great idea. And I'm sure having lots of stupid ass mugs and notebooks with dumbf**k sayings on them will make everyone take me, like, super seriously as a biznus lady. This chick needs to be punched. Why is this kind of stupid so prolific nowadays?

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    • millie54

      This all makes me think of the scene in Legally Blonde where Reese's character shows up for the first day of class with a pink pen with a pink fuzzball on the cap and a heart shaped notebook, ready to take notes. Everyone else has a computer.

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    • Wonton Disregard

      I would like to cross stitch "The f**k is this shit"
      I will gladly pay you a royalty.

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  8. Like Did Bacall

    She works in her car at stoplights, and by work she means ... taking selfies holding her coffee, while people behind her honk, because they have actual real things to do.

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  9. Clre Brdys Future HIPAA Lawsuit

    I can't get past the working at stoplights comment. A) That is not safe. B) You are a blogger. Your job is not even slightly important enough to justify something like this. It can wait.

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    • Agreed. And how much can you even get done in those 30 seconds? 100% chance you're going to be the person getting honked at for not realizing the light is green.

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    • mkerin

      You just don't understand important bizness, I guess.

      My career motto has always been (and will always be) "if it cannot be done at a stop and go light then it simply cannot be done." And I'm very, very important. So I know things.

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    • Pooja

      Well...she has to write all these super-important "must have" lists to show you all non-biznus type ladies how it's done.

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    • skinniest, prettiest, salad eating-est bitch

      I have one particular client who I always call in the car. They're kind of chatty and I usually end up not being able to bill the call, so it works better when I can multitask (en route to another client location, time wasted anyway).

      But, I wouldn't be able to tag my business car calls with #Lexus :'(.

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    • skinniest, prettiest, salad eating-est bitch

      I have one particular client who I always call in the car. They're kind of chatty and I usually end up not being able to bill the call, so it works better when I can multitask (en route to another client location = time wasted anyway).

      But, I wouldn't be able to tag my business car calls with #Lexus :'(.

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  10. Pumpkin Spice Scented Feminine Products

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    • TurkeyVulture

      HAHHAHAHAHA. Missing the THIS button.

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    • pumpkin + goat cheese got married

      I scrolled down looking for this gif, and I was not disappointed.

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    • wtf

      LOLLOL

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    • BettySpaghetti

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      • Chicken Milk

        It's so big! Is it filled with candy?

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  11. Like Did Bacall

    She works in her car at stoplights, and by work, she means: taking selfies holding coffee, while people behind her honk, because they have actual things to do.

    "Exsqueeze you, drivers! I'm all the busy right now! Like, hello? My audience is waiting to see my janked up nails today! OH MAH GAWD! I'll bet you're on GOMI! I'm calling Channel Five!"

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    • Like Did Bacall

      Sorry for posting twice! Dammit. I hate you, iPad, for humilating me this way.

      Obvs, I don't have a twee enough coffee cup and can't business right.

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    • Basic Bitch Bingo

      How else can I show off the perfect PAIL pink nail polish?!?

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  12. TurkeyVulture

    Hahahhahahaha.

    Neely, stop. You don't know what working women need. Get out of here and let the grown-ups talk business.

    I'M TURKEYVULTURE, AND I SIMPLY CAN'T HAVE A MEETING WITH MY CPA TO DETERMINE THE NEXT MOVES FOR MY S-CORP, OR SET A PRODUCTION SCHEDULE WITH MY EDITORS AND COVER ARTISTS, WITHOUT MY FUN AND SILLY MUG OR MY KATE SPADE SUNNIES.

    By which I mean, I have the kind of job where I drift between couch and bedroom, and sometimes go to a coffee shop, and I still actually take business seriously and do business-woman things to earn my money. How some of these bloggers can possibly believe that the world ought to take them seriously as business people is beyond me. Even a novelist thinks you're talking out your ass, Neely. EVEN A NOVELIST.

    Also, I don't f**king "work" at stop lights, dumbass. Driving time is driving time, not working time.

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    • Waddle in the Woods

      TurkeyVulture, I love you. EVEN A NOVELIST is how I plan on ending all my rants from now on.

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  13. I'm Right on Top of That, Rose

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    • Basic Bitch Bingo

      LOLing forever... perfect

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    • I pulled my uterus up by its bootstraps

      Where's the QED report Neely?

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    • TurkeyVulture

      I snorted through my nose really loud over this image, and it offended my cat.

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