Whether you work at home, are a stay at home mom, or just like to look comfy and cute, today's fashion roundup is all about my "work at home" wardrobe. While I blog and take care of my nephew from the comfort of my own home, it is important to me to get dressed most of the time all the while remain comfortable enough to chase a three year old around and occasionally clean the toilets.
Victoria's Secret Pink top, Ross scarf, Old Navy skirt
My wardrobe is all about being comfy, which includes lots of spandex, elastic, and stretch. I wear a lot of skirts and dresses because I do not like things tight around the waste. I am pretty sensitive (to everything!) so you won't find me wearing tight jeans too often.
Marshall's sweater and dress, thrifted scarf
Temperature is also a key factor. The house can get pretty cold, especially if I am not moving and sitting in front of my computer, so I try to layer a lot. It is tempting to throw on my robe or a baggy sweatshirt, but instead I try to keep it stylish with scarves and sweaters. I want to be able to run out the door to run an errand, stop by a neighbor's house, look presentable for UPS, and have friends drop by without worrying about changing first.
American Eagle sweater, Old Navy spaghetti strap, American Eagle skirt
What I wore to speak on 31 Days of Serving My Husband: JC Penny cardigan, homemade flower pins, hand me down top, thrifted belt, thrifted H&M skirt, Ross Steve Madden boots
I believe in the power of a few great things: comfortable shoes, flattering sweaters, and a neutral wardrobe. I am pretty serious about the shoes I buy. I have a few brands that fit me well and have proven to be wearable over the course of an entire day. I am extremely picky about finding the right fit and keeping them in neutral colors. And then I am willing to spend the money it costs. By investing in a few pair of shoes I really love, being uncomfortable on my feet no longer has to be an issue.
Cardigans are much the same. Finding the right sweater can make my body look more flattering. Just like the shoes, I take them home, try them on with my existing outfits, and only keep if they work well with the majority of my existing wardrobe.
American Eagle sweater, I don't even know what top I was wearing!, Ross scarf, old skirt, DSW rain boots
This winter I have embraced scarf wearing much more than I have in the past. I streamlined my collection to a few long pieces in color schemes I could wear a lot and tied them all on the end to create my own infinity scarf. I like how by tying two out of four corners together, the scarf hangs with more body creating a v-shape instead of a round shape. For a square body type, having the scarf drop low and full accentuates me better. I have also found that throwing on the scarf takes a simple outfit to a much stylish and chic one...even when I am simply just wearing the same three scarves repeatedly.
American Eagle sweater, again--can't see my top, old scarf, Ross skirt, DSW rain boots, Bob stroller, nephew watching Blue's Clues on my iPod while I try on clothes
Ross top, TJ Maxx sweater, Ross skirt, 31 Bits necklace
JC Penny sweater, hand me down top, thrifted scarf, Ross skirt, DSW wedges
I recently picked up these new wedges for spring. I wanted something with a little bit of a heel but not as high as my other heels. These are still a tiny bit high but low enough to walk around in for most of the day. I must be getting old. Every year my heels get lower!
Are you seeing a trend here? I am pretty sure I typed out quite a few things I wore at least twice. I am constantly wearing the same clothes but in different combinations. It doesn't feel old but it also doesn't feel like a chore to get ready. Everything mix and matches so well.
The last thing I am going to share are these slippers. For Christmas last year, my parents got me these Michael Kors slippers I had been wanting. I love that they look like regular flats but are warm and cozy. Especially when I am having guests over, I don't always want to wear shoes but my feet will get cold. So instead of walking around the house in bright pink fuzzy slippers, I now wear these when I want to look pulled together but remain cozy. They are definitely a splurge but for someone who spends the majority of their days at home, having a little luxury on my feet are a well appreciated treat.