Thursday, December 18, 2014

working from home {rainy days}

Growing up in Reno, snow days were pretty common. The minute it looked like a snow storm was heading our way, my sister and I would get our snow gear ready by the door, in hopes that 1.) school would be canceled the following day so we could 2.) go sledding at the park nearby in the morning or 3.) beg one of my parents to take us up to go skiing. 

Granted, living in San Francisco now, snow days aren't in my foreseeable future anymore (which I kind of miss these days!) but after last week's rainy "Storm of the Decade" that hit the Bay Area, I think rain days will do just fine. Given that I commute about 2 hours one way to get out to Mountain View, a lot of my team will opt to work from home or our San Francisco office to avoid flooded highways, accidents and overall, a headache of traffic. And I did exactly that last week. 

The tricky thing that I'm often guilty of when it comes to working from home, is the trap of not changing for the day, or what I like to call "VC presentable", meaning you look put together from the waist up for video conferences and likely wearing pajamas below. What I've found though is that I'm much more productive and energized if I put together an outfit I feel good in -- even if the only person who may fully appreciate it, is Elvis. And sometimes, he doesn't even seem to care. ;)

Lately, for my work from home attire routine, I've been incorporating a slew of cozy socks, sometimes worn slouchy with heels when I eventually head out of the apartment, or sometimes pulled up like this pair by GoldToe, to peek out of knee high boots. They're the perfect cozy touch for staying in and a great finishing touch to an outfit for drinks afterward (when the rain finally lets up). If you'd like to try a pair for yourself, GoldToe is awarding out assorted pairs every week and even a $1,500 wardrobe makeover grand prize. Simply like or comment on their Facebook posts with the hashtag #80DaysOfGoldToe. Good luck! 

Do any of you work from home? How do you dress for the occasion? 

Photos by my Mom (Thanks, Mom!)

This post was in collaboration with GoldToe. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ok, pilgrim

Jacket: Modcloth (old, similar style here); Sweater: Hanes; Blouse: Equipment; Jeans: DL1961; Boots: Celine (similar style here); Hat: Gladys Tamez thanks to Syllabus; Bag: Chanel; Cuff: Hermes; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

We talk a lot about investment pieces here on TTT. Pieces that you know you'll be reaching for year after year; the quality never letting you down. And while, yes, I generally bucket bags, shoes and coats into this higher ticket category, there's something to be said about everyday basics, especially ones that don't break the bank. Jeans and sweaters that only get better with age, slightly broken in with love and memories.

As mentioned in my previous post here, I'm a huge fan of Hanes and have been for as long as I can remember. What I love particularly about their sweatshirts and shirts, is how easily they can transition from lounging in bed (full disclosure, I may have worn this black sweatshirt you see here to bed the night before) to daytime wear. With the right accessories, cue: this Gladys Tamez hat that I'm obsessed with and this camel coat, which I've also had for years, and it takes on a whole new elevated personality. 

This post was in collaboration with Hanes. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations! 
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