Dressing For Work While Working at Home

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Are you self-employed and working from home? Maybe you’re a SAHM or a WAHM? If so, you’re among a growing population; more and more companies are allowing and even encouraging telecommuting as work option.  But with this option comes an unexpected challenge—what is the appropriate work at home wardrobe?

It’s easy to fall into the trap of throwing on sweats or workout clothes in the morning and staying in them all day long.  After all, these clothes are really comfortable.  Some people even stay in their pajamas all day when they work from home. It’s tempting to be comfortable sitting by your aquarium in the living room with nice aquarium lighting, but unfortunately sweats or pajamas are not the ideal work at home wardrobe.

The way you look directly affects the way you feel and act. If you dress like you are taking the day off, you are subconsciously telling yourself that’s where you’d rather be rather than working. It probably won’t be blatant, but it may come across in your work and in your voice on the phone.

You don’t have to go to the other extreme of dressing in a suit or a skirt just to sit in your home office, but somewhere in the middle of these two is a good compromise. Business casual is a great way to give your body and mind the signal that you are ready to work—no matter what your location.

Business casual presents its own challenges as there is no clear definition of what it means.  In some offices it means literally anything goes. Others have guidelines for example they may have ruled out certain items like capris or flip flops noting them to be not enough “business” and all “casual”.

A good idea is to create a few guidelines for yourself that will keep you in “business mode”.  For example, you might still feel professional in a pair of jeans, but not the paint-stained or ripped ones you wear on the weekends.

Ultimately, the key to your work at home wardrobe is to actually pay attention to it and not let it be an afterthought.


Ellen is a blogger who works at home with her two dogs.   

Simply Superb Replica Louis Vuitton Handbags

Replica handbags  are so famous because they make an otherwise unattainable dream come true for thousands of people. Replica Louis Vuitton handbags are a boon for many a designer bag loving woman. In fact these women long to own at least one such bag in their life. Spending over $1000 for a bag is something simply unacceptable, given their economic conditions. Just like many men cherish the dream of owning an exclusive Lamborghini, at some point in their life, and settle for less expensive cars, women dream about exclusive designer sets. Even if women manage to save the money needed to purchase their dream bags, their family advises them to invest in other things. Most of them heed the advice, but the longing for the extra comfy, ultra sexy bags lays ingrained in their minds forever.

Replica handbags make this dream come true, as they come in a price which they think is acceptable. Replica Louis Vuitton handbags are created with the sole aim of targeting such middle class women.  So, the bags have all the essential features a working woman is looking for. They are huge, have ultra-fine stitches, and stay indestructible for ages. They come is very sleek colors and designs to fit the usual attire these women shop for. They have the required seasonal extra accessories these women look for. For example, a gold plated keychain with the LV symbol and the symbol of the latest rock band famous in the area is available in most replica handbags stores. Some facilities offered in the Replica Louis Vuitton handbags are not available even in the original stores.

Even fans of the originals prefer replica handbags because certain wild designs available here cannot be found in the original branded outlets. Furthermore, nobody can make out the difference between replica Louis Vuitton handbags and the original. So, they purchase it to save money.



The Lady Who Shops Like a Man

Make no mistake about it, I’m all woman, from head to toenail.  Although a slight spike in androgen levels has made me a bit hairier in some parts, I’m pretty much your average Jane.  But unlike most women who spend hours scouring mall shops just to look for the perfect dress, I usually go for the first thing I find in the mall- a man trait, I know!  I find that I easily get tired searching high and low for the perfect dress, that I often just settle for the first “wearable” thing I see.

When it comes to picking out items to give as gifts, though, I take a little more time to choose the perfect present.  Naturally, I’d want the person receiving the gift to love and cherish whatever it is I decide to give him or her.  If you happen to find somebody with an item in each hand, talking to herself inside a shop, that’s me, debating as to which is the better gift to give.

Imagine my delight when I discovered Lasoo.com.au- a website that opens my eyes to various possibilities for presents without making me break up a sweat in hopping from one mall store to another.   It’s a site which searches current catalogues, as it highlights sales and special offers from retailers.  Lasoo makes it easy to look for advertised products, so you’re sure you’ll never miss a sale.  All you have left to do is to step into the store and buy your item-  or you can always buy it online.  That eliminates the need for me to go through a chemmart pharmacy catalogue to look for medication to ease my stress!

Mr. Significant Other’s birthday is coming up, so I wasted no time in sifting through Lasoo, and found a power drill to give him as a present.  On the website, I was able to compare prices with other similar products, so I guess I did get a good deal.   I just hope he likes it.