How’s your work week going? Whether you headquarter from a home office like I do or work around the house occasionally, I’ve got some fun work from home outfits to share with you today. These outfits by Nordstrom’s house brands help me to feel focused and professional while I’m at my desk, but then they motivate me to get up and move occasionally throughout the day, too. And that kind of motivation and focus are key for me in WFH outfits.
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If my workday is so packed that I need to get to my desk first thing in the morning, I dress in something that will allow me to get out for quick walks throughout the day. If I don’t move a little throughout the day I develop pain in my legs, shoulders and back. Plus, they say sitting is the new smoking! So I try to move throughout the day even though I have to spend large chunks of time in my desk chair.
What we wear prepares us for what’s ahead, whether that’s a walk in the rain, a moment of stillness or a hike up a mountain. Zella is created with comfort innovation and performance technology for women, men and kids—a wardrobe of progressive designs that makes us feel strong, balanced, engaged in the now and ready for what’s next. Life is lived in motion. Zella is made to move.~ Nordstrom website
But since I do have the luxury of working from home, I generally choose to be comfortable, too. And that’s why Zella separates are such a smart choice for me. They provide both comfort and motivation to move. But because these pieces are also created with style and quality, I can feel focused and on task, capable and presentable. That’s important when I need to be creative and sharp.
For a day of video editing I may choose to wear my Zella high waist slim joggers. They fit true to size and also come in grey. Here I’m wearing them with a super soft and cozy polo knit top also from a Nordstrom house brand, Caslon. This stretchy knit top, which features a trending Johnny collar, also comes in grey, olive green and black. I’m wearing a medium, but I might could have sized down to a small for a slightly trimmer fit.
If I keep my athletic socks on and my sneakers (similar) close by, I’m more apt to get out and move at least a few times throughout the day. Here I’m wearing my Zella no-show sneaker socks. They really stay in place nicely under my sneakers.
When I’m hoping to get a strength training workout in during my work day, I opt for leggings and a tank top that will stay out of my way while working out. But I layer on something like this Zella Restore Soft Sweatshirt while I’m working. I’m also wearing the Restore soft lounge longline bra underneath. It supports lightly, but also feels very comfortable. I don’t like to wear a full support sports bra all day; they’re just too snug for a full work day. But this longline bra feels great for all-day wear.
I selected these Zella high waist jacquard ankle leggings because I wanted something besides a solid, but I still wanted something rather subdued. They have a very subtle blue and black jacquard pattern that is barely distinguishable, but just enough to feel a little special. These ankle leggings run true to size; I’m wearing a medium very comfortably. Don’t size up. They’re not at all binding or tight, but they do feel appropriately supportive and soft.
By the way, I’m 5’8″ and these Zella high waist jacquard ankle leggings work for me very well. Sometimes leggings and tights can gape at the crotch or run short on us taller gals. But these have a comfortable high waist and are a good length.
The Zella Restore Soft Sweatshirt also fits true to size and comes in several great colors and neutrals. It is sooo soft and fits nicely over a close fitting or lightweight tee or tank.
I also purchased my Adidas Edge Lux 4 running shoes in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They’re still available in the same grey as well as black and white options. These soft fabric shoes work great for indoor or outdoor exercise and run true to size. I’m wearing my Bomba socks that I purchased during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. They’re great socks and you’ll find similar ones here. But you could also opt for the similar Zella socks, which feature moisture-wicking fabric and that same cushioned tab to protect your heels.
My Zella tank top is very lightweight and purposefully has large arm holes for easy movement during weight training workouts. It’s available in three colors. I’d originally ordered the navy to wear with my navy and black leggings and navy sweatshirt, but the medium was too large so I returned it for a small and opted for the black since it was available at my local Nordstrom store for same day pickup. I love that I can order online with Nordstrom and pick up at my nearby store. But remember, shipping and returns are always free with Nordstrom. That makes it super easy and convenient to shop Nordstrom.
Another great perk of shopping Nordstrom is their rewards program, the Nordy Club. You can earn points toward Nordy Notes with each purchase. You’ll also receive other benefits such as double points days and exclusive and early access to events and sales. Learn more about the Nordy Club here.
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Blessed for My Day
Does your day-to-day work feel like a curse or a blessing right now? I think most of us would say that we go through hard seasons where work feels difficult and fruitless and frustrating, but we also experience days, seasons when our work feels fulfilling and even fun. Whichever season you’re in right now, you can trust that God intends for your work to be purposeful. Work is not a curse; it is indeed a blessing, a provision from God that gives our lives meaning and fulness.
So today, whether you are whistling while you work or sighing under your breath, let me encourage you to renew your commitment to please the Lord with your efforts. Remind yourself that you serve the Lord, not man nor woman nor self. And aim to present Him with excellence in all your assignments. More importantly, ask the Lord to give you a glimpse of the eternal nature of your work, and seek to invest well in that which is lasting and holy.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. ~ Colossians 3:23