At Home Life: My Favorite Work-at -Home Looks of the Week

 

Neiman Marcus Spring Sale on Over 50 Feeling 40

Happy Thursday, everyone and welcome to my new at -home -life! I thought today I might share with you my favorite personal styles from the week and new observations.  I am still working on adjusting my new work schedule and balancing it with keeping healthy…more about that tomorrow. 

Please be patient with my in- home photography.  The dining room mirror is the best way to take a selfie outfit shot, but not the greatest light.  I appreciate your patience and all of the fun engagement we have had this week. 

 

Permission to Wear Leggings

JJill at home style on Over 50 Feeling 40

Of course, I would not wear leggings to my professional office…but, my in -home office? Why not?  When I went to the grocery last weekend, I saw a woman in the cutest pair of printed leggings with a tunic and I thought…hmmmm, I would like my in-home life to include more leggings.  Above, I am wearing my cropped JJill leggings, with the pink sheer JJIll cardigan I purchased recently and an older Ming Wang top which zips around the neckline.

Chicos tunic on Over 50 Feeling 40

The first picture at the top of the blog today was in the new Spring Sale catalog from Neiman Marcus I received in the mail yesterday.  I love those Johnny Was leggings and the handbag.  The whole outfit is awesome but particularly those two items. This is an old Chico’s tunic with white Soft Surroundings leggings that are ruched on the sides.  We are already inching close to 100 degrees for three days…so the Clark are flip flops came out at home and to stroll down to the post office box.

Here are some fun items I found online along these lines………

Dressing Nice is Either Contagious…or Convicting!

Pamela Lutrell in Vince Camuto for Video Meeting on over 50 Feeling 40

 

On Monday, I explained why I would dress nice and fix up for my video business meetings.  We are starting every day with a team meeting with an occasional one in between.  On Monday, I was the only one (out of 11…our male boss about my age looked professional) who looked put together and did not look as though I crawled out of bed.  Every day after that, one or two more would come with hair done or makeup on.  Yesterday, one looked lovely with her pearls.

It is either contagious or convicting, but they seem to be catching on that we are still in a professional meeting…even if there are leggings and sneakers out of camera sight!  This has been my favorite meeting look of the week.  White seems to grab attention on screen much better than darker colors do. This Alfani blouse from Macys looks great and is super comfy to wear while I do my in-home work.

 

More Reader Style Adjectives

Eileen Fisher at Neiman Marcus on Over 50Feeling 40

If you are new to the blog and wondering what this is about, please read this post from January.  I have been styling my wardrobe for years with the intention of communicating five consistent messages each time I dress.  This is how we develop a personal style.  When people see me on the street, I want my style to say that I am intelligent, strong, approachable, current, and creative.

Pamela Lutrell discusses style goals for 2020

In January, readers began to send me their five adjectives and I curate a slideshow just for them to inspire their style purchases and how they can achieve looks which say what they want to say.  I truly look for garments which would communicate all five adjectives.  If anyone would like for me to do this for you, just send your adjectives to over50Feeling40@gmail.com.

So, today, we are styling for Sheryl.  She desires to tell them world with her clothing that she is confident, successful, colorful, dignified and edgy.  My challenge here was the word edgy along with dignified.  But, I have never turned down a challenge.  So, Sue, this slideshow is for you and women like you….enjoy!

 

How’s your week going so far!  We need to keep one of the readers here, Janet, in our prayers.  She is a healthcare professional and weary.  Thank you to any of you who are working in the medical field…you are the heroes of this battle we fight currently.

 

Remember, your smile is your hug in a no touch world….be safe, stay home, and

 

KEEP SMILING (HUGGING FROM A DISTANCE)!

  

By Pamela Lutrell

18 Comments

  1. Hi Pam, Thanks for the interesting articles. I have lots of branded clothes from work so that’s what I wear on the SKYPE calls.
    I looked at the Johnny Was bag on your slideshow. Wow! Just beautiful…maybe when we get back to “normal”…

  2. Oh do I love Johnny Was clothes!!!!! That shirt in the first picture….oh my that’s a beauty!!! Your work from home looks are perfect for a comfortable, yet polished look! I like that white/cream shirt with the little squares! Leggings are a great option and can certainly be dressed up. I enjoy wearing leggings quite a bit with longer tops. I’m glad all is well with you! Today we are having nice weather, supposed to get to 60 (!!!!!) so I’m heading out to the park for some reading. I enjoyed the slide show today. Looking seriously at that white crossover top with the sheer sleeves…!

    1. Just got to comments today, Karen…so I hope you enjoyed your time out in the sunshine reading. Sounds so nice.

  3. I will add Janet to my prayer list. There are so many people who are keeping the rest of us going with food deliveries, keeping us safe, and healthcare when we need it.

    Your outfit today is cute and yet professional for any video contact you will have with your workplace. I always drool over your slideshows.

    Your posts are always informative, inspirational and in these very unusual days, very uplifting.

    1. Thank you Donna! That is what I hope to bring you often…inspiration, information, and encouragement! Thanks for being here.

  4. Good Morning Pam, I love the white Alfani shirt, the pleated sleeves are lovely. I’ve worked from home one day a week for 12+ years, so it’s always been my habit to get up, get dressed, hair and Make-up, you never know. I’m getting a kick out of my co-workers WFH spaces and looks, most i have to “encourage” to turn on their cameras. I will admit my bottoms have been leggings or yoga pants for 2+ weeks now, they just feel comfortable. In this crazy environment i find feeling “cozy, and happy” are more important to me than all put together. I do match though, and I do keep myself smiling. Thanks for fun ideas. I love the johnny was shirt as well, but for now that’s out of my price range.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Amy! There are so many pretty fashions now…we can be stylish, cozy and put together all at the same time.

  5. Thanks for your upbeat posts and fun slide shows! You look great in your leggings and tops. We need to be comfy and stylish to feel our best during this crisis. 😀

  6. I took your advice to wear a nice top, make up, hair done and a little jewelry for a video conference call this morning. When I dialed in, they had decided to just do it on the phone without video. 😆 The vision in my head was of everyone in their jammies.

    I love my JJill cropped leggings, especially the white ones. They are substantial enough to not show all the lumps and bumps, yet are cool enough for summer. I have navy, white and black. I really like the green ones in your slide show. I’ll have to add them to my wish list,

    1. I was looking at those green ones too, Susan. What a great color! Keep getting ready for when they turn on the cameras!

  7. You take great selfies and look fabulous…..keep them coming please! I love the colorful tote, but will have to look for something similar in a smaller size, and maybe a shoulder bag style. I think you need those Johnny Was leggings! Thanks for all you do and please stay well!

    1. I would love those leggings…still thinking…you are so sweet with the compliments, and thank you. Fun handbags are everywhere this spring and do not have to be expensive. I will watch for more!

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