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it’s Wednesday, gang, halfway through the week! that’s an accomplishment in and of itself these days. right?! many of you have asked if i am growing out the ‘mop’, and yes, i am growing it into a chin-length bob. good timing as haircuts will be few and far between for the foreseeable future. it’s definitely in that in-between stage where i typically give up and chop it all off… but there’s no acting on impulse this go around, so i’m in it to win it. or at least get it to the length it needs to be. thank goodness for trivial problems. it’s the normalcy of life that gets us through.
many of you have also asked for blog posts that share ‘what to wear when working from home’ or ‘how to work from home in style’. and i’m happy to share an outfit or two in the coming weeks on that subject. yesterday, we took a look at some timeless classics, sure to give you some fashion inspiration as you work from home. athleisure wear is definitely an option and super comfy. but i also love to wear a good pair of denim while working at home. and while i might not notice extra pounds creeping up on me when wearing sweatpants, blue jeans sound the ‘too tight’ alarm immediately. one thing we don’t want to happen while spending more time at home is weight gain. keeping a stable weight is important to our overall health and immune system. so a trusty pair of blue jeans will keep you in check if your fridge mysteriously opens once too often during the day.
today’s ootd is easy peasy to throw together and perfect for this time of year when the temps fluctuate. it all begins with a pair of dark rinse denim from Ann Taylor. next is a gray tee that can fly solo if the temps are warm. but it’s been on the chilly side in Athens the past few days, so i reached for a cashmere v-neck sweater from Everlane that’s comfy and chic. a pair of cheetah smoking slippers amp up the volume (old Madewell, similar here and here), and a black handbag (old Ralph Lauren, similar here and here) seamlessly blends in. working from home never looked so good.
although i have a home office and spend many, many hours there, i also like to roam around the house. wi-fi makes life so much easier. so if i need a change of scenery i just pack up my laptop and switch locations. these days, it seems my first choice is my bedroom, which i’ve revamped in recent months. Marimekko bedding from Nordstrom is just so dang cheerful that i couldn’t resist investing in a duvet and shams. it sets the tone of the room. striped organic sheets from West Elm, pom-pom quilt from Ballard Designs, Euro shams (old, similar here) from Williams Sonoma and Euro size pillows (i always choose the super euro) from Bloomingdale’s complete the bedding ensemble. the nightstand lamp is Kate Spade (old, similar here).
this pink chair (old, similar here) from Wayfair used to sit in our guestroom, but when i redecorated the master bedroom, i snagged it. it’s a comfortable spot to read a book or work on my laptop. the artwork is from Art.com. all three prints are from Andy Warhol. the brass table is from Pottery Barn, and the lamp is Kate Spade (old, similar here)
there are faux and real potted plants scattered throughout the house. but i always have a fresh bouquet of flowers in each room.
three of our favorite dogs through the years – Bosco the Bouvier, Buster the Bulldog, and Oscar, the German Shepherd.
all of my buttons are stored in a glass jar. and my favorite fragrance to date is Chance from Chanel.
all right, ladies, it’s Wednesday and that’s a look at how to work from home in style. time to put a smile on someone’s face, including yours.