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WORK FROM HOME FIT

I’d love to know what your work set up is right now. I know some professions don’t allow working from home and I do know some people who were working from home are now back in the office. Or some kind of hybrid situation. Or work from home indefinitely. I have friends and family who fall everywhere on the spectrum.

Mike and I are still fully working from home. (Always normal for me, haha, new normal for Mike.) At the very beginning of the pandemic, I was all about being cozy, cozy– it felt luxurious to hang around in the house in sweats and a sweatpants. Then that got old, and it got warmer, and I switched over to comfortable and cute summer dresses. (Things also felt a bit more “normal” from July until November-ish with cases down and more to do outside.) Now that we’re back in the dead of winter, cases are bad, and there’s really just not a lot to do…. I found myself just down about getting dressed. It was a huge reason why I started the Week of Outfits post– it was forcing me to not wear the same thing every day since it was being documented.

WORK FROM HOME FIT

WORK FROM HOME FIT

Anyway, this is a pretty good representation of what I feel most comfortable in during the day. From a physically comfortable standpoint, and also what makes me feel the most productive mentally. Just cozy enough where I don’t feel uncomfortable, but still put together enough where I don’t feel like an absolute slug. (There’s a balance, you know.)

j.crew sweatshirt WORK FROM HOME FIT

I just bought this J. Crew turtleneck and I feel like it’s my 2021 version of the ever-popular funnel neck from last spring/summer. I sized up one size because of the high/low hemline. I have a long torso so I didn’t want it to be too cropped. It’s exactly what I like to wear while working from home. Expect to see it in heavy rotation.

The turtleneck is great because you can leave it up for a slouchy look or fold it down for a cleaner look– I’ve been doing both and it somehow makes the turtleneck take on a totally different vibe.

j.crew sweatshirt WORK FROM HOME FIT

I will confess I added the shoes for visual effect only. I typically go barefoot completely and when I go out, it’s been so cold that I typically opt for my mini Ugg boots…. or sneakers. Especially since I’m waiting for my pinky toe to heal. But these little buckle shoes from Ann Mashburn are so chic and I haven’t shown them off enough 😉.

ann mashburn shoes  j.crew striped turtleneck

Turtleneck // Jeans // Shoes (c/o)

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22 Comments

Sarah

I love this outfit!! So cute.

I’m a teacher and my school is currently back in person, 5 days/week. Also, no word yet on the vaccine for us. Although being completely virtual or hybrid is a CHALLENGE, I must admit I do wish I could work from home again. Not having a commute and a more relaxed environment did wonders for me in the spring. But, I get that it’s a hard decision for an administration to make all around.

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Courtney Jenney

I love this turtleneck! I feel like it was made for you – the colors, the print, the FIT!

I’m working fully remote – in fact, we don’t even have an office space anymore! I’ve had to create my own little office “zone” in my apartment – but I love every second of it. Working from home is definitely for me – though I totally see why many people don’t love it. For an Introvert like me, it’s a DREAM.

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Laura

This turtleneck is so cute– I got my mom a similar version from J.Crew in green for Christmas!

My WFH situation is a little less than idea– my boyfriend “moved in” with me last March because of the pandemic (we were long distance before), and we are both working at a 5-ft wide round breakfast table in my 750 sq. ft. apartment. And we’re both attorneys so we do a LOT of conference calls. In the same room– haha. It’s rough. But it’s making me want to buy a house even more–I have serious Zillow wanderlust! Your office space makes me dream of a time where I won’t have to make sure I can take a call at 4 without interfering with my “office mate,” haha.

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carly

As someone married to an attorney who is *constantly* on phone calls… I cannot imagine not having walls between us. I’m impressed but the good news is that it sounds like you have a great longterm partner 🙂

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Shannon

My workplace is hybrid right now, so I’m dressing very casually (in PJ’s) at home and in jeans at work. Please keep posting dressed up WFH/casual office outfits!

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Amber

I’m working from home as a teacher who is also pregnant (aka comfort is a must). I agree, when it was warmer I’d wear dresses and cute clothes. Now that it is colder leggings, sweats, tunics, sweaters are my jam.

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Christie C.

This is such a “Carly” outfit. I love it!

I’m starting a new job on Monday after being unemployed for entirely too long. It’s my first post-grad school job and it’s entirely in person (because it’s a lab job) and I have no idea what to wear! I’m excited for a chance to build my “grown up” wardrobe instead of all my super casual grad student clothes haha!

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Tori Beth

That turtleneck looks so cozy… I might have to pick one up. My company moved all of us to remote-only and closed our office last summer; I actually just posted on my blog about my WFH setup with my desk and computer (since I’m a software professional, it’s a lot more cluttered and busy than the pretty desk photos you see online).

The one thing that has actually really helped my productivity is forcing myself to get up in the morning and put on actual clothes. When the office first shut down back in April of 2020, I was secretly wearing pajama pants on video calls most of the time. Getting dressed in the morning like I’m going to work “for real” has done a lot for me mentally!

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Libby

I usually wear my mini uggs around the house lol. But, if I need to feel motivated and productive, I pop on a pair of real shoes, and that usually does the trick! Highly recommend wearing shoes while you’re working if you need a little motivation!

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Kaitlin

I work in the thick of things at a hospital… we just changed visitor policy to allow for 1 visitor per patient. Should improve mood of patients- covid+ pts only get one if they are dying.
Don’t even get me started on the trauma/suffering I’ve witnessed this entire last year, all for less than a living wage. Occasionally one gets a gem/gold star patient that makes it all worth it though!
I cannot watch the medical tv shows that emulate it- seriously PTSD comes in. I’m fully vaccinated and proud my workplace is also offering it to my nursing cohort for clinicals. COVID took away our OB rotation. 85% of our classes are through Zoom. I’ve started not wearing slug outfits and it helps A LOT with my focus. Looking forward to moving in with my new husband (fiance for now!) in May together- but it’ll will be an adjustment since he works from home. I’m gone way more anyways. Mainly thrilled at the hopefully lack of barking yippy dogs in a rental house versus the 4 that live near me in my apartment. This is not something that was a thing until the pandemic. Trying to figure out what the dogs are teaching me…. in a stoic type of way…. Also hoping I might get to shadow my future work unit in Spring 2022 before actually working there… it’s like moving into a space you never toured otherwise.

Would love a post on how you and Mike navigated chores together/delegated stuff!

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Ashley

I worked from home for most of the year in 2020 because I was pregnant, and now my maternity leave is almost up and I unfortunately have to go back in the office (with a newborn at home — bleh) and I live in one of the hardest hit places in the country right now, East TN. While I worked from home last year, we were also mid-renovation on our house, so I worked from our kitchen desk, which is an integrated countertop in front of a huge window. I’m sure gonna miss that!

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Mila

I wish trying to pick WFH outfits was my biggest problem. I’m a clinician doing swallowing and voice therapy for COVID+ patients at a public hospital in nyc. The worst is my patients who are literally dying but are on respiratory equipment and can’t talk. I have to develop and set up speech generating devices so they can communicate with family before they go. Im fully vaccinated and haven’t personally been sick, but this trauma im seeing every single day is killing me. I want nothing more than to luxuriously relax in sweats and take outfit pics

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carly

I would definitely seek therapy ASAP- it sounds like you could benefit greatly. Unfortunately there is going to be another epidemic of trauma surrounding COVID for those on the frontline.

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Elizabeth Roebuck

I’m a nurse practitioner in an LGBTQ health center in Cincinnati. I see patients virtually from home on Mondays, then go into the clinic Tuesday-Friday, where I still see the vast majority of patients virtually. Hopefully as more people get vaccinated we’ll be able to transition back to seeing people in person.

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Isabella

I love this! I currently work out of our goffice (gym/office) that also houses our peloton, so some nights when I work late, I am kept company by my boyfriend huffing and puffing since he listens to the audio in his airpods. I also have been posting about what I wear to zoom at work (as a lawyer) every day, inspired by your week of outfits!!

halikadito.com!

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Jenn

I’ve gotta ask, where did you get your window treatments? Love the black & white check.

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