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Uniform of the self-employed ;)

When I started working from home, I was convinced I'd wake up, get dressed, and put on makeup every single morning. Suffice it to say I have failed to live up to those expectations and my look is generally more like this — comfy pants, cozy vest, a piece or two of jewelry — and that's on a good day! Perhaps another new year's resolution in the works?



(4) J.Crew leather iPhone case, $38 — love this for guys and girls!
(6) Report booties, $110


Any other self-employed folks have the same "problem?"

31 comments:

HRCK the Herald said...

When I work from home, I'm normally in gym clothes. This would be a serious (and probably much appreciated by those I run into during the day...) upgrade!

{Emily} Simply Southern said...

SO cute!
xo emily

Paislea Elyse said...

i LOVE the jcrew tshirt! it's perfect!

allister bee blog

Daily Cup of Couture said...

love this outfit!! I wish I was self employed - but I am sure I would have the same issue getting dressed every morning !! xx

Lindsay said...

I worked from home for 6 months and there were days that I didn't shower til the afternoon (TMI?). You definitely have to make getting up and at 'em (& dressed) a priority or else you'll be in jammies all day :)!

Good luck!

xo,
Lindsay

KAH said...

I'm the same way! It's just too easy to wake up and grab your computer....

~KAH

whatwouldgwynethdo.com said...

I feel your pain! Yesterday was a full makeup and cute outfit day. Today? Not so much. Good thing I have no conference calls via Skype on the agenda. - whatwouldgwynethdo.com

Ashley {styleash} said...

I don't even work from home and I have that problem. My work dress code is super casual- which usually makes me hit the snooze instead of getting up and putting together an outfit.

Super cute outfit!

sampenner said...

I love the Juicy vest~ It was definitely a want of mine this winter. I'd say that is doing pretty good for working from home. :)

XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

Elizabeth Norris said...

I work from home and I feel ya! It's one of my goals this year to wear my pajamas and yoga pants only when sleeping or working out!

I've been following your site for about a year now and am so happy I stumbled upon it!

Elizabeth

Sarah Baynes said...

Thumbs up!

Emily said...

I work from home and sometimes have a hard time getting ready in the morning. Some days my motivation to get ready is knowing a package is coming in the mail and I'll have to interact with a real live human! :)

Tamra said...

I feel you sister!! It's hard to put the effort in when working from home,but that outfit is definitely something I would wear every day.

GiGi Reed said...

That bracelet is gorgeous. I want it! :)

www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

Maggie Rose said...

I'm impressed you put on jewelry ;) Haha. One trick I like to use is scheduling meetings or coffee dates in the morning so I am forced to get dressed and get going. I'm in my pjs as we speak/type! But I have a meeting in an hour so I better go get ready for that! xo

Gameday Stylist said...

I'm impressed by that outfit! If I worked from home I doubt I'd get out of my pj's lol.

- Sara @ Gameday Stylist
www.gamedaystylist.com

bevy said...

my only "work" is my blog, but fortunately (sometimes unfortunately) I have to take my daughter to preschool every morning, which forces me to put makeup on and get dressed, though it's never terribly fancy. this is a great casual day at home/work look.

Leslie said...

Umm, if I worked from home I'd never "dress up." I'm a total bum on the weekends...maybe I need to do something about that!

Bettina said...

Your work at home outfit is much more chic than mine! If I'm not leaving the house, it's hard to get me into anything but leggings and a sweater. But, when I make it to the office the 1 time during the week, it's def a full out creative production.

Shoko said...

Love this! I also work from home, and I generally wear whatever it was I slept in :) Must get better about that!

Carly {a simple affair} said...

I would like this outfit on my body...stat. I would love to work from home in that cozy + chic ensemble!

xoxo,

Carly

thedesigndaredevil said...

I'm lucky if I take a daily shower.....it's bad news over here!

XO~JD

www.jessiedmiller.com

Amy N said...

I work in a creative agency where just about anything goes. I love the outfit board you've created and can't wait to incorporated pieces of this from my own closet to wear to the office tomorrow!

Thanks for the inspiration.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

This would work wonderfully for a stay-at-home mom too...then again, we're both at home, so self-employed/stay-at-home mom - same difference, right? Well...aside from having kids. Lol.

designstiles said...

Totally! I've tried several times and once I get on the computer it's almost impossible to get me off. Many of my mornings have started off with, Okay I'm just gonna send ONE email. Before I know it it's lunch time and I'm still in pjs and haven't had breakfast.

Punctuation Mark said...

i love that top!!!

Summer-Raye said...

hahaha YES i am the exact same way. I thought I would be hot hot all the time, not quite.

follow each other?

Gwen Driscoll said...

yes, yes, yes...need to add to my resolution list too..have those same boots! love them.

Krista Salmon said...

Love the studs! I work in an office, and that looks good to me!

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

This is a pretty chic self-employed look! Nothing to be ashamed about there!

terracetwenty-nine said...

I love this! I have done this combo countless time and it never gets old!

- Gen Dyson