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Women At Work: Vintage Belt and Charley5.0 Jeans

Working at home can get to to you. I’ve been working at home for a few years, had a stint renting a desk from my previous employer, but other than that I’ve been working at home. It’s great to work in my pajamas, but given the opportunity, that will be all I’ll wear for weeks, pajamas and clothes that might as well be pajamas. Seriously, I’ve done that. Getting out of the house shouldn’t be a decision.

I recently found an affordable shared work space near my new apartment it’s been great for getting dressed properly in the morning and out of the house by 9am. I’m still dressing in relatively comfortable clothes (have I forsaken getting dressed up?) But it’s great to get out and breath the cold fresh air, and walk around the city. It’s really great.

Yesterday, I was surprised and delighted when Greta from Greta Guide appeared yesterday. Horray! New York is feeling more like home.

Now I have an office gal pal, and someone to help take my outfit photos (I would have worn something better if I had a full length mirror in the apartment… definitely on today’s to-do list.) Things are looking a good… why didn’t I do this before?

Wearing: Blazer: FillipaK • Cashmere Sweater: J.Crew • Belt: Vintage • Boots: Jeffrey Campbell • 3-way zip jeans courtesy of Charley5.0

Top photo by Greta Eagan

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  1. Penny Dreadful Vintage

    I do hope that one day I’ll end up being able to work from home, but that is mainly because that is how I’d run my vintage business (if it gets to that stage). I can certainly see the attraction of working in a rented office space so you still have company and don’t have to make deals with yourself to leave the house to get milk.

  2. fuyume

    i adore those trousers. Finding cool trousers is a nightmare when you’re almost 6ft. The belt is cool too i have a thing for butterflies :)

  3. Cara

    I totally agree. I’ve been working from home for the last 10 months and I don’t think leaving the house should be an option. I purposely find reasons to run errands or see people so that I don’t have an excuse to be a slob and I’m actually really good at putting a look together every morning. I have yet to wear pj’s :) Congrats on your new office buddy and work situation. I hope to have an office away from home at some point.

  4. Keira

    I love that you share a work space with Greta! Two of my favorite bloggers in one office… I think that could create some awesome collabos :)

  5. Aggie

    I love the idea of having shared work spaces to rent!

    I can totally understand working from home in pajamas. Who’s gonna see, right? As comfortable (and bad) it is, nothing beats getting dressed up and leaving the house for work. Makes you feel important ;)

  6. farmgirlfashionista

    I relocated with my husband four years ago…unable to find a job…I’ve found that I got extremely lazy with my wardrobe…I used to feel like everyday was a fashion show!? So, I started my blog as a way to encourage me to keep the creativity in my life and my closet. It can be difficult to tear myself out of my pjs…especially when I may only get to go to Walmart!? I think you pull off comfy but chic rather well! =)

  7. Casey

    I know what you mean, as I also spend most of my time at home instead of working outside. I have to admit, most days I don’t get dressed until 10 or 11 (because I’m lazy and tend to put off my exercise routine until later in the morning, thus it’s silly to get dressed before then!), and some weeks I wear the same two dresses again and again. lol. But it’s nice to have a reason (or not!) to get a big more dolled up some days to go out for a bit. ;)

    I love this outfit–especially that belt!!! The buckle is amazing!

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  8. MOUSEVOX

    This is great! As someone who has worked from home for 4+ years, I very much empathize with your sentiments. I can say that, I make myself get dressed everyday (I think blogging has helped this), rather than stay in my pj’s. And I try to make myself do something outside at least once a day. But you’re right, it shouldn’t be a decision!

  9. Emily

    I love the idea of working from home but totally love dressing up for work… most days! It must be a treat to be able to do that and know that you could work from home if the mood takes you! Lovely outfit :)

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  12. Pink Ronnie

    Lovely outfit, as always! (And the straight hair just really really suits you…)

    I love my studio at home but sometimes I also wish I could get dressed up and ‘go out’ to work. I think the idea of a shared creative space is an awesome one. If only they came with childcare or creche…

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  14. Closet Cravings

    I can completely relate to this post. THANK YOU for sharing the awful truth about blogger fashion blues. Our secret is out. =) It is so tempting to stay in your comfy pj’s all week. I wish I could share a workspace with you! =)

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  16. Fashion Limbo

    a shared office space is always a good idea for stay at home working people. And yes, we bloggers, are sitting around in our pj’s as we type this… really need to do what you’re doing ;)

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