In this ever-changing world, a routine is something I’m craving, so getting up and getting dressed has been essential for keeping my mood and outlook bright. That’s not to say I don’t have days where I look like the wrath of God. I sure do.
It’s because of those days that I know first hand how much better I feel when I take 20 minutes and pull myself together.
Like many of you my days start early and go late. I’m juggling a career, school obligations, growing kids, and the busiest toddler you’ll ever meet. So clothes need to be easy, comfortable and polished.
The outfit below is great example of how simple, affordable pieces, with a little extra detail, can create a wear anywhere outfit that works for long days at your desk, to car line, to sitting on the floor playing with the baby and everything in between.
I’ve worn this outfit twice now, once for drinks outside with some friends, and most recently, yesterday (below) for a busy day of work. It’s quickly become a go-to.
Work-from-Home Outfit: Tie Front Top and Jeans
Let’s start with the top by Madewell. I bought it at the Nordstrom Sale last month. It’s super soft, like a thermal, with a tie front detail that gives it a little extra something. Available in five colors in sizes XXS – 3X. It runs small, so go up a size; it’s not as long as it looks on the model. I’m almost always a medium top but went with the large, and it fits well.
To care for it, you can throw it in the wash as directed, but then I hung it up until it was almost just slightly damp and then threw it in the drier for 10 minutes. This way, it stayed soft and didn’t shrink.
Then, I picked up two new pairs of jeans from Wit & Wisdom, also at the Nordstrom Sale. The ones featured above are classic, dark denim in a skinny cut. Below, you’ll see me in the distressed version. Both are comfortable, have fantastic stretch, and are well under $100.
You want to size down in these. I ordered (and am wearing) the 10, but I should have bought the 8. When you put them on the first time, you want them to feel almost too snug; I promise you that they will quickly stretch out and conform to your shape.
What’s important to note here is that the top will hit right at your waist, so having a jean with a mid – high rise will keep you “in” and prevent you from looking like you are wearing a crop top.
Then, I reused these sneakers that I featured in the summer. I still love them, and they add some much-needed interest.
Finally, you can’t go wrong with classic CZ studs (also from the Nordstrom sale). Easy peasy.
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🍂It’s officially fall! . It feels like we jumped right from the lazy days of summer head first into all the busyness of fall. . Here on the east coast we’ve been blessed with some truly gorgeous weather and sunshine. . Perfect jeans and cozy top weather. . For these long days juggling a million and one things I NEED to get up and get dressed. . Otherwise, I’m a hot mess all day. . Today’s outfit is affordable, easy and comfy and a great example of how simple details pulls a look together. . ☝🏼For all the details follow the link in my profile and click “New on the Blog” . 📸photo credit goes to my 10 year old. Everyone in my family tired to take a decent picture of me, this is as good as we could get 😂😭
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