Sunday, March 15, 2020

Work Outfits on Pause

Like many of you, I will be staying home for the next few weeks or maybe more depending on what happens. My school announced, along with most of the schools in the Los Angeles area, that it would be closed due to the threat of the Coronavirus. It's a pretty confusing time, mostly because of lots of uncertainty, but my current mindset is to just enjoy my time staying home by doing things around the house, watching a lot of movies, reading, playing games, and relaxing because, at this point, there's really nothing you can do except to try to distance yourself as much as possible from other people. This means that I'm pretty much going to be in sweats and PJs throughout the day, which, despite my love of dressing up, I definitely don't mind! Therefore, for this post, I thought I would share two looks that I wore to work recently that I really loved.

One thing that I've been really into lately is color-blocking because it's just so easy and fun! This outfit with my pink pleated skirt and mint blazer is an example of my recent obsession with color-blocking for spring. What really tops it off, however, is my new Loren Hope dragonfly brooch! Loren Hope has become my new obsession lately! It started with acquiring one of her one-of-a-kind butterfly brooches a couple of months ago and now I don't know when it's going to stop because her pieces are just that good!

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The next outfit was inspired by someone that I follow on Instagram. One of the things I love about the blogging and Instagram community is that so many people share my love for J. Crew and have similar pieces in their wardrobe, so it's really easy to recreate a look! I recreated the look in the outfit below, which consists of a yellow cardigan and a pleated rainbow skirt. (While this rainbow skirt pops back up every once and a while on J. Crew's website, there's a similar one here at Boden that I also love!) Now that I think about it, pleated skirts just might be one of my other favorite trends for spring!

Who knows what the next few weeks or even few days will bring but I'm going to try to keep up with my blog and posting pictures on Instagram as much as I can. Although we have to physically distance ourselves from one another at this time, with social media, it's possible to reach out to people online, which is a way to feel connected despite the physical distance. It might be shallow but looking at everyone's happy, colorful pictures or even seeing what people are doing to pass the time, brings us all closer together, even though we are far apart!

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  1. I love both of these bright outfits! the brooch is so perfect with the bold mint and green combination in your first outfit, and I really like that mustard cardigan with the skirt. Sorry to hear your workplace is closed though. I'm thankful we have the ability to work from home so even if things do get shut down here I'll be able to keep my mind active! :)

    Away From Blue

  2. I am trying to make sure I text my friends and check on them. I am going to miss my once a week playdates but doing what I can to stay in touch and not feel too isolated.

  3. Oh I adore both of these outfits so much! I do enjoy your color blocked combinations. You always create the most vibrant and unexpected combinations that make me smile. And the rainbow pleated skirt is so fun especially with that gorgeous cardigan. Thanks for linking up!



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