Clothes-wise I vacillate between being a real 'dress-upper' (or is it 'up-dresser') and a total slob. To me going to work means dressing the part – no matter if I rot away in my office and no one ever sees me. It’s high heels, tight skirts, blouses… you get the picture. But as soon as I hit the house I throw everything off me and slip into trackies, Uggs a threadbare t-shirt or an old cashmere sweater. (In a moment of weakness, it must have been a Sunday evening, I started wondering if I couldn’t bridge this fashion gap by wearing tracksuit bottoms to work; but never put the idea into action.)
Recently, I started working more from home and this opens a whole new can of fashion worms…* It’s not off-time, I’m working and this calls for a certain inner poise trackies can’t provide; but I would feel rather silly wearing high heels and a costume at home. So being more a tights than a jeans girl I thought 'What about the good old wool dress?' Comfy, but not sloppy, wearable indoors and outdoors… and I started my new dress code with this grey Vanesso Bruno dress.
I know some women wouldn’t even take out the garbage without wearing lipstick and manolos… Home-wear, work-wear – Does it make a difference to you?
*And let me tell you, not only fashion worms… Less time at work also gives me the chance to do other things, like picking up daughter from school. Having always been a working girl I find motherly activities rather exciting, so while I’m sitting innocently in the reception area, feeling all smug for being a 'real mum', a girl walks up to me, bends over…. and throws up. If these are the joys of motherly activities I don't think I've missed much.
P.S. Sorry for looking so grumpy. It’s the first time I’ve worked with self-timer and I have the tendency to scowl at the camera wondering if it will do as told (still figuring it out).
dress: vanessa bruno, trousers: c’n’c costume national, boots: fendi