Work from home outfits for when you’re stuck in a leggings rut

Hello hello and welcome to no leggings January. My friend Renee and I have challenged ourselves to give our leggings a break and work from home in *gasp* real pants. I’ve been semi-faithfully taking mirror selfies so: here are a bunch of work from home outfits that are comfortable but do not involve leggings!

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How I organize my writing projects

It’s the start of a new semester so I thought it was about time to update my ramblings about how I organize writing projects as an academic. One of the joys of a professor job is the “freedom” to work on projects you like when you like to work on them. But as we know that’s also a curse and means it’s easy to work all the time with no breaks. So today I’m talking about how I use organization to achieve a bit more work life balance. Here we go!

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Poll: Can I wear sneakers to the office?

As I look back at my 2020 closet, I am noticing some patterns in my style–intentional or not–and I want to start 2021 by embracing the patterns that have worked for me. I don’t know about you but I tend to struggle to describe my ~~aesthetic~~ (if I even have one lol) but that also means I just buy whatever I like instead of thinking about if it fits into how I want to look as a whole. So today I’m discussing the first of a couple style goals I have for 2021: Embracing sporty business casual.

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4 holiday looks I’m wearing + fun ideas for virtual parties

I’m a little sad not to be gathering with anyone this year for holiday parties, but safety comes first. Fortunately my friends all agree and we will be having several Zoom get togethers. I think they key to virtual parties this year will be making them feel decidedly not like work meetings. For me, what I’m wearing always plays a part in how I feel, so here are 4 “holiday party outfits” I’ll be wearing (plus a few ideas for keeping Zoom fun this December).

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20 in 2020 update: My Top 5 Purchases of 2020

The year is over-ish and I am seeing many awesome wrap ups of what people bought and loved in 2020. As I look back on what I bought during my low buy (but, ahem, not really low buy in the end because STRESS) challenge it’s fun to see what I ended up getting a ton of use out of this year. Here are my top 5 purchases of 2020!

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Winter teaching outfit favorites

As the weather gets colder dressing for teaching is a challenge. Why is it that we put college classes in different buildings than professor offices?! What do you wear when it’s freezing outside but your classroom is heated by an overactive, ancient radiator? I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a few favorite items I reach for over and over as it gets cold. Here is what to wear as a professor or teacher for fall and winter!

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I tried copying Dakota Johnson’s outfits for a week

Last week Pinterest showed me an outfit from Dakota Johnson (yes, of 50 Shades of Grey). It was the type of outfit that made me say “hey, I can make that!” so I pinned it. By Friday, the Pinterest algorithm had decided I had an unhealthy obsession, and was ONLY showing me Dakota Johnson street style. But all the outfits were pretty cute and casual (not to mention she has an amazing loafers and sunglasses collection). So here I am, deciding to remake as many Dakota Johnson outfits as possible…

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Adding Jewel Tones to My Capsule Wardrobe

When I started a capsule wardrobe 8 years ago I had every color ever in my closet. As I cleaned it out and assessed what I actually liked to wear I discovered the magic of only buying stuff that is versatile and goes together. As a result, I ended up with a closet of highly mixable neutrals. Lately, however, I have really felt the need for a color boost. So here is the one colorful thing I’ve added to my closet lately, a teal silk tank top, and a bunch of ideas for mixing and matching strong colors with a neutral capsule wardrobe.

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4 Work from Home Outfits because I am Over It.

Hello I am so bored of work from home outfits, possibly because now it is my favorite season and I have nowhere to go to wear my favorite fall clothes! So this week I decided to dress as extra as I felt like being, regardless of the practical side of me that says we aren’t going anywhere and I should probably just put on some activewear. Here are 4 outfits because I am bored, bored, bored.

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Fortress of Inca Boots Review

Last year I made a round up of ethical and sustainable fashion brands that make tall sizes. And there was a glaring issue with the list: no size 11 and 12 (and beyond!) shoes. I have been on the hunt ever since and am so happy to find Fortress of Inca. They make a wide range of classic styles (boots, mules, flats) and are committed to fair trade practices. AND, they’re launching size 11 shoes this month! So here’s a review of their Elise ankle boots and a hint about what styles are about to be in the extended range!

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