Hello and welcome to Dressed for My Day! I’m sharing my second look in our mini-series: How to Feel Warm and Look Stylish this Winter. Today I have a work-from-home outfit that has fast become one of my favorite go-tos.
I need to interject a little something at this point that applies to all the posts in this series. You see I didn’t actually set out to compile posts about feeling warm and looking stylish when I shot these photos. But it was a blustery, cold day when we photographed the looks, so I wore extra layers to stay warm. At first I intended to keep the extra layers to myself, a sort of model’s secret, if you will. But then, when the next-to-my-skin layers kept peeking through, I decided to go ahead and share how I kept warm in this photo session. And that turned into this little series about How to Feel Warm + Look Stylish this Winter.
I say all that to explain why I’m not wearing a coat or outerwear accessories in most of these posts. And could I layer on more clothes and present even warmer combinations? Of course! But hopefully you can at least get some ideas from each of these posts about how to take your basic winter looks and add in some warmth – to whatever degree you need added warmth – and still keep your outfits stylish and beautiful.
We keep our house at about 67° during the day, so I definitely layer on warmth even at home. That’s why I love this warm and cozy layered outfit.
While I do wear jeans many days, I opt for these “commuter pants” more and more these days. These are the Wander Stash Skinny Pants and they’re also available in navy captain, cliff hanger (soft beige) and mountain olive. In fact, those last two shades are considerably marked down right now and I keep waffling about whether or not to buy another pair. I’m wearing my normal 8 in the regular length.
Warm + Stylish Tip #1 – Pants like these made of recycled nylon/spandex help shield your legs from biting wind much better than blue jeans or knit pants do. So they’re a great option when commuting or going for a walk.
I like these pants for working from home because they’re extremely comfortable, but they also look chic and pulled together. So if I need to hop up from the computer and run out for lunch or errands, I’m ready to go.
Plus, as a work from home business woman, I want to take myself seriously and I want others – even the delivery people who drop by almost daily! – to take me seriously, too. Dressing in crisp, chic but comfortable pants like these make me feel more productive and smart. #mindgames
Warm + Stylish Tip #2 – Wear a simple camisole under absolutely anything to help your torso stay warmer. These simple camisoles come in every skin color plus black and white.
Next I’ve layered on a long sleeve cotton t-shirt. This shirt, made from organic cotton, is so soft and easy on the skin. It’s fairly thin, so it layers wonderfully under other pieces. (Often I layer on this merino wool blend tank under my long sleeve tee. It’s just another layer of warmth, but the wool blend feels great.)
Finally, for my work-from-home look, I’m wearing this sundown sweatshirt in dogwood mauve. Unfortunately I don’t see that color online, but there are so many other great shades to choose from. I also have the sage colored sundown sweatshirt, and the antique burgundy is the same shade as my tee. It’s oh so soft and cozy. I’m wearing a medium in the t-shirt and the sweatshirt for a roomy fit. But I think the small would have worked well for a trimmer fit.
True to my normal work-from-home uniform, I pared my jewelry down to my gold hoop earrings. These are very similar. And on my feet I’m wearing black crew length socks and my corduroy Teva sneakers. But, truth be told, most of the time when I’m working at home I’m wearing my Ugg slippers. I LOVE these shearling trimmed slippers!
Now this is what I wear when I’m working at the house. But you can bet that if I leave to run errands I’d zip up my hooded down and feather jacket (similar), wrap my warm grey cashmere scarf around my neck and put my black cashmere beanie on my head. And yes, I’d wear gloves, too!
I don’t have a shopping widget for you today. Too many of the pieces refused to produce photos, so it didn’t seem worth it. But you can shop through the links in the text and captions. Let me know if you have questions about any of these items.
Normally I don’t really push the items I’m sharing. I just try to share them. But I will tell you that I absolutely love these pants. I wouldn’t wear them to work from home in if I didn’t. Working from a home office makes it too convenient to wear cozy sweats! So if I’m wearing these to work, you better believe they are comfortable! I also plan to wear these when traveling.
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Blessed for My Day
At this point in my life I’m able to look back on seasons long past with a different perspective. Like you, I’ve endured my share of difficult days and dark seasons. But as much as I’d loathe repeating the stress, anguish, hurt or sorrow of any of those trying times, I’m very grateful that I walked through the valleys. Why? Because there’s treasure in the trials.
Take a moment today to consider the treasures that you unearthed during your darkest trials. Maybe you developed a closer walk with the Lord, a deeper prayer life, a new hunger for God’s Word or an increased assurance of His presence. It could be that you learned scriptures you cherish to this day. Maybe you learned things about God’s character that you hadn’t been intimately acquainted with previously. Or perhaps you grew in gratitude for what you do have.
What treasures did you find in the trials?
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. ~ James 1:2-3