I had SUCH a fun weekend. It was full of date nights and museums and a marathon brunch (more on that later).
My favorite museum is the Museum of Modern Art. It has a lot of paintings that I like–and how fun is the design exhibit? On Saturday we checked it out, and this is what I wore. (Necklace is Dannijo, and purse is from the Brooklyn Flea. I can’t remember where I got the rest, probably department stores.)
The museum was full of inspiration. I like the cartoonishness of a sculpture we saw because it reminded me of the graphic novels I’m reading. I want to incorporate the mixed patterns and colors I saw into outfits for sure. And obvs I couldn’t resist having fun with reflections in a mirrored artwork.
Dresses are so great. You only have to put on one thing and you are totally professional and put together. It couldn’t be easier!
I love this dress. I love the lines, I love the color, I love how it goes with tights because it’s still cold out. And on that note, I love that it looks just as good with or without my coat.
What do you do to make getting dressed easier?
Welcome to Spring. Officially it arrived last Wednesday, but yesterday it snowed so who can really say for sure. I’m past the point of all my tights this season having runs in them but not wanting to buy new ones because it’s supposed to be warm out. Which leads me to the wonderful world of pants.
Pants from Express a thousand seasons ago, shoes from Penneys (I think), purse from Target, sweater from Uniqlo, shirt from my mom.
I tried to welcome spring with at least a few bright colors, even though I’m still wearing layer upon layer so I don’t freeze. Hope at least some of you are getting nice weather! I’m getting tired of dressing for warmth.
Since Hurricane Sandy, my regular office has been out of commission. We’ve been rotating between a few of my company’s other offices and working from home. So my professional work outfits have transitioned into comfortable work-from-home outfits. Like this one:
I’m wearing a large tunic sweatshirt thing and leggings from I can’t remember where, a scarf from Penneys, and a puffy vest from the Gap a few years ago. Yes, I am wearing leggings as pants. And yes, it is awesome. This is a far cry from the professional self I like to portray at my office, but who wants to wear pantyhose if you don’t have to?
Working from home was sort tricky for me to get used to, but now I think I’ve got a pretty good thing going. Here’s my desk.
I have a few guidelines that work for me and my job, which will be different, I imagine, for everyone else.
- I must get up. I can’t work from bed. I know this. I like to have a designated space to work, so when I sit there I’m ready to work, and when I leave there I can switch to playing.
- Mute the TV (most of the time). I have a lot of articles coming to me at once sometimes, and I need to focus on what I’m doing. For me, that usually means silence in my apartment. Which is actually a nice change from offices that can get noisy.
- Have a start and end time. Because other people rely on me to be available at certain times, it’s easier to have a very clear start and end time. Sure there are times I will need to work late, but I generally keep regular office hours. This makes it a lot easier to turn off my computer at the end of the day and focus on home-work after work-work, even though I’m in the same place.
- Make sure #fatcat gets attention. Because if he doesn’t, he jumps onto my desk in the middle of the day and plays with the mouse. My computer mouse.
I think we may get to go back into our building in the next few weeks, but if I keep working from home or need to again, I’ll be prepared. Even if I look less professional than normal.
Do you guys work from home? What are your tricks?
I was planning on writing about something else today, but it turns out I still can’t get The Casual Vacancy out of my head.
Or out of my fantasy closet.
I try to find inspiration in what I’m reading, and there is a lot to be found in this book. Even on how to dress. When Samantha Mollison gives into a crush on a boy band member and buys tickets to take her daughter to see the band perform, she dons a band T shirt, jeans, and heels.
T shirts are so great. They are so simple, and I love how they can add a fun, casual vibe to any outfit, even if you’re dressing up for a big night, like Samantha. With the help of Polyvore, see how I’d like to wear a T shirt for several occasions.
I’m going to try to have some real-life closet examples in the coming weeks. Do you turn to T shirts as a wardrobe staple? Or do you leave them for the gym?