I’m a work-from-home gal, but I still like to get dressed for my day. I’ve found that getting dressed in something comfortable but also smart and pulled together helps me to stay engaged, productive and simply more joyful throughout my work day. So with the help of Talbots and their T by Talbots line, I’m sharing a simple work from home outfit that also allows for a midday fitness break – something that gets me through the hardest days with more energy and focus.
Everything I’m sharing today is from Talbots, which I know is one of my readers’ favorite retailers for classic modern clothing. Mine, too! And today through 11/19 Talbots is offering you 40% off your entire purchase.
Casual, Polished Work From Home Outfit
On Tuesdays I’m pretty much glued to my office chair as I edit and upload my Wednesday YouTube video. Those days can be long (often 10 to 12 work hours), mentally grueling and riddled with technical difficulties. So I’ve learned from experience that it’s all the more crucial I look and feel polished and professional for that particular work day.
But I also like to wear something comfortable that allows for a midday fitness break. Getting out and stretching my legs throughout the day keeps me fresher and helps me overcome some of the frustrations I encounter over those technical snafus with some much needed perspective.
That’s why I find myself reaching for my leggings or joggers from T by Talbots most every Tuesday. Happily, they have become my default for comfortable but polished work from home outfits. In fact, the T by Talbots collection is full of versatile and pretty pieces that can pull double duty at home or out and about.
Here I’m wearing the T by Talbots tech stretch high waist leggings in indigo blue. These super comfy leggings are made of 87% Nylon and 13% Spandex, so they’re moisture wicking and super stretchy without losing their shape. I also appreciate that the fabric is thick enough to provide full coverage. They run true to size.
Since I’m home alone all day on Tuesdays I don’t worry about wearing my leggings with a long tunic. Instead I opt for a cozy sweater like this cotton modal cowlneck in sparkling grape. That way I look bright and professional if I need to hop on a video conference call.
Unfortunately the cotton modal cowlneck is no longer available in the sparkling grape, but it is still offered in a cheerful red pop or ivory. And Talbots also offers this sweater in black and blue marled knits here. I’m wearing a TTS medium in this 70% cotton sweater.
I finished off my casual but polished work from home outfit with the Tish faux shearling trim ankle boots in light toffee. The faux shearling is indeed just trim; it doesn’t run throughout the interior of the boots. But the boots are extremely comfortable, and I love that the suede boots feature sturdy rubber outsoles. They’re perfect for stepping outside with a pet or checking on the mail.
Honestly, I really wanted these Tish ankle boots in black, but they weren’t available at the time I ordered. But now they’re back! Hmm…
Midday Fitness Break
I’m blessed to live where I have a nature trail right outside my front door. So on Tuesdays I frequently grab my sunglasses, tie on my sneakers and step out the door for a quick walk…usually multiple times a day.
If I’m going to go far on the trail, I just switch out of my sweater and into another top. For this fitness break look I’ve slipped into a T by Talbots multi stripe cotton pullover. This top is comfortable and creates a slimming silhouette with my indigo blue leggings.
When I’m battling through the technical hurdles I frequently encounter on Tuesdays, I force myself to put my work aside and get outside for a few minutes. It’s amazing how much a little sunshine and fresh air can reinvigorate and refresh, while also restoring a measure of sanity. Hahaha!
At this point I’ve accumulated several T by Talbots tops that I can reach for when I’m ready to get some fresh air. The ruched long sleeve stripe top above is one of my favorites. It runs true to size and comes in several other pretty color combinations, too.
Of course these T by Talbots tops are absolutely pretty and polished enough to wear as I work from home, too. But, as a work from home professional, how I dress is one of the ways I delineate between work time and recreation time.
As the days are getting cooler, I find myself adding my diamond quilted vest before I head out the door for my walks. This trim vest features soft fleece lining, runs true to size and comes in five pretty shades.
For the chilly early morning or evening walks I also add a hat and gloves. These supersoft cableknit touch gloves allow me to operate my phone while I have them on. And the matching cableknit pom pom hat is amazingly soft and warm. Oh and there’s a coordinating scarf, too. With today’s offer for 40% off, these are all great Christmas gift ideas. One for you, one for her!
I’m grateful to Talbots for sponsoring today’s post. I have been compensated by them for my work, but I’ve been wearing and enjoying the T by Talbots line for several years now. Since we’re all spending more time at home these days, I think elevated athleisure pieces like these in the T by Talbots collection can really help us feel both comfortable and polished. And that’s so crucial when it comes to maintaining our joy in these unique times.
Don’t forget that Talbots is offering 40% off your entire purchase! Thanks so much for dropping in for some style inspiration today. I hope you have a lovely and productive day.
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Blessed for My Day
I love to be invited in, don’t you? Whether I receive an engraved invitation to join a family who is rejoicing over a marriage, a written invitation to join a group for refreshments and games or a text to meet up with a pal for coffee, an invitation is such a gift. Of course, when we’re not invited we feel the sting of disappointment. We’ve all been there. But we’ve also enjoyed the warmth of learning that someone has thought about us, desired our company and extended an invitation to join.
The good news is that Jesus gladly and graciously extends an invitation to each of us to join Him for eternity in heaven. He desires our company and has gone to prepare a place for us. And each Christmas we celebrate the fact that Jesus, Emmanuel – God with us, came down to issue this divine invitation personally. Wow! You and I have been invited into the family of God for all eternity. But here’s the thing. Like any invitation, it waits for a response. Have you said “yes” to Jesus’ invitation?
Jesus heard that they had put him out, and upon finding him, He said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” He answered by saying, “And who is He, Sir, that I may believe in Him?” Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you.” And he said, “I believe, Lord.” And he worshiped Him. ~ John 9:35-38