Virtual coffee: Looks as all over the place as my mood and funny women on the internet

Hello, it’s me, Rebecca, and I’m wearing bike shorts. I wanted to hate bike shorts. I was committed to hating bike shorts. I love bike shorts. Here are some more things I wore this week and some other things I’ve generally appreciated and consumed on the internet.

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Virtual coffee: Surprising work from home outfits and easy clothing projects

Greetings from week 3. I am sipping my coffee and basking in the relief of being done recording video lectures for the week. And you know what? I kind of like working from home. I imagine it would be far more peaceful if I was, uh, not doing so during a time of existential dread, but not having to go anywhere to start work has been pretty nice. I wore some clothes this week and read some stuff this week and even attempted a few verrrrry minimally involved clothing DIYs, so let’s get to them!

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How I find my dream closet shopping on Poshmark

How I find the best deals on Poshmark

The title might feel a little dramatic, but up until about 2 years ago, I was buying the closet I could afford–things on sale from big stores–and not the closet I actually wanted, full of fun, interesting, and slightly more expensive items. I had a huge hypothetical wishlist and no way to purchase any of it on my extreme student budget. Then I found Poshmark–where you can buy stuff directly from other people. I had a lot of questions at first, namely, “is this legit?” and “how do I find the things I want?” and it sounds like some blog readers have those questions, too! Here are all my tips for shopping on Poshmark, scoring great deals and discounts, and avoiding scams.

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Virtual coffee: Playing dress up, one month of budgeting, and some fun links

Hello friends–we’re at the end of week 2 in our home over here and I’m just looking for any semblance of normal. Toward the end of this week I found myself clicking through my favorite blogs hoping for some frivolous content, so I have decided to craft some myself. Because the rest of my relationships have gone virtual, may I introduce: virtual coffee hour.

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The search for reasonable clothes to work from home in: My virtual work uniform flowchart

I wrote this post in December after a solid semester of working from home every Thursday and Friday. I didn’t hit publish on it at the time, but given world events I am now getting even more familiar with my work from home wardrobe. Even better, I’ve narrowed my work-from-home getting dressed approach down to a simple decision tree. Consider this my flow chart of what to wear in the morning…

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Engagement Outfit Ideas for 2020

I’ve been doing some complex mental math this month that I did not know was a thing until wedding planning started: picking engagement photo outfits. It turns out, Trevor and I are BOTH immensely picky and we don’t fit into most Pinterest tropes for engagement photos. We did not want to be matchy-matchy, we did not want to wear Americana plaid, and we did not want to look like a 90s prep photoshoot. These photos are cute, obviously! They’re just not really our style. So the question became: what do minimalists wear for engagement photos without looking totally austere? What do we wear in 2020 for such occasions? Besides the obvious answer, which is WHATEVER YOU WANT, we took this time to wear things that are fun, a little colorful, and still very us. Here are our ideas…

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Everlane Day Glove Reknit Review–are they comfy, true to size, and how they compare to Rothy’s

All the questions listed in the title of this blog post were my exact questions when considering the knit version of Everlane’s popular Day Glove flat. I saw these on the website several times and didn’t give much thought to them until I got wedding shoes on the brain and there was a blush version. So here are all my thoughts on the knit Day Glove: how they fit, if they’re true to size, if they’re comfortable, how they compare to Rothy’s, how they compare to the leather day glove and mesh version, and, yes, if I kept them for my wedding. Phew!

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A Review of the Universal Standard Mystery Box

I wrote last month that I’ve had a Universal Standard dress on my wish list, specifically the Geneva dress. The colors are so good and the coverage looks perfect for work. There are certainly more scientific ways to get the dress (like, directly buying the dress), but when I saw that Universal Standard was doing a “mystery box” promo I found myself totally willing to gamble to get the dress for less money: the dresses mystery box was $90. So, being a pretty bad minimalist, I hit add to cart really fast. Here is my unboxing of the Universal Standard Mystery Box, the reveal of the dresses I got, if I’ll be keeping them or not, and whether I think the box was worth it!

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Five Early Spring Work Outfits

I think I have season amnesia…it’s suddenly 65 degrees out and I’ve entirely forgotten what to wear to work in the spring. To ease the transition, I decided to play dress up a bit and find some spring outfits for when it’s still cold in the morning, a little breezy in the afternoon, and not quite sandal weather. The window to wear spring dresses with sweaters is small, after all, so might as well embrace it!

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