Pamela Lutrell's work from home Chico's style

It really is Week #5 of working from home.  Somehow, I lost week #4…oh well, these days it is easy to lose the time, date, etc.  I saw a few more people this week, but for the most part, I am staying home.

I still get up and dress for work, though more comfortably for work.  Two days ago, was Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day, which is funny because I think most people are doing that now.  It helps me to shower, put on makeup and strive to be the brightest bulb in the video conference!

Over 50 Feeling 40 in Chicos for work from home

I am showing you my favorite Work From Home Style this week.  The topper and the necklace are vintage Chico’s pieces from my closet; the long-sleeved silk black tunic is Eileen Fisher, and my Joan Vaas leggings are on the bottom.  The gold Tory Burch flats have also been in my closet for a long time.  This look is so me…notice my favorite looks since coming home to work have all included leggings, but as the temps outside heat up, the leggings will go away.  My home office is upstairs and during the summer it can be a little toasty.

I saw this image knock-off of a voting sticker on Instagram….so funny!  At least I am trying to look my best every day. 

 

THE SALES ARE….WOW!

Pamela Lutrell in Soft Surroundings ankle pants

The sales after Easter have been crazy with good deals!  I have even done some Christmas shopping.  The Soft Surrounding pants I am wearing above are on sale…comfy and cute for warmer weather. (I will put these in the slideshow below)

At the moment I can’t put Dillard’s in my slideshows.  Hopefully they will return post-pandemic; however, their current sale has such great savings in it, I am going to share the link with you here, DILLARDS SALE.  Like I said I ordered some beautiful Christmas gifts in the home section of the sale, I bought the cutest top for $13, and three most at 60% off regular price.  I almost bought one top for $8…it was so cute, but even at $8 I did not see me wearing it very often so I left it there.  Lots of cute things for $13.  I bought Ali Miles, Eileen Fisher, IC Collection pieces and cannot wait for them to arrive.  I pondered a couple of winter pieces because the prices were so good but made myself walk away.  Check it out and make sure to pay attention…most of the deep cuts are on non-returnable items, so you have to be sure you really want it.

Also, in the slideshow below are the new slides introduced by Rockport.  Their Total Motion line is so comfy and I really want a pair of the black ones….thinking, thinking, thinking, I love all of my Rockport shoes…they are great.

NEW GROCERY SHOPPING ATTIRE

Shopping at HEB during COVID-19

It looks like we may be wearing masks for some time, so I need to figure out how to find some cute ones.  But, for now I am wearing a mask my husband had in the garage to wear when he paints.  The good news is they cover the ever-deepening wrinkle situation!  Is anyone out there making creative masks I could purchase one from…if so, please share your information.

HEB social distancing directions on Over 50 Feeling 40

I had a box of gloves under my sink which are non-latex due to an allergic reaction to latex once so I got a big box for housework.  Glad I have them now for grocery shopping.  I just place them in a bin when I leave the grocery store.  Of course, we also have new graphics on the grocery floor helping us to keep our distance.

 

PLANTING KINDESS

Sharing Diane Gottsman on Over 50 Feeling 40

I love to see all of the different ways people are being kind to one another right now…I hope kindness continues to be the new normal!  National etiquette expert, Diane Gottsman, posted this story on Instagram and her website, and it is about one of the readers of this blog…go Jamie!   She and her husband, John, placed plants in the front yard of their home and encouraged anyone walking by to take a plant because planting is good for the soul.  Thanks to Diane for sharing and for Jamie and John for their kindness to others.

IN CLOSING…… 

Kitchen decor on Over 50 Feeling 40

The readers of this blog completely ROCK!  Thank you so much to everyone who played interior designer for my kitchen on Wednesday.  I did not know how Mr. B would feel about me blogging for help, but he loved it and read each comment.  You guys were very helpful and gave us much to consider.  Your comments convinced me to scrap the “island” idea only because you gave me so much to think about with it.  I don’t know when the project officially begins, but I will keep you up to date with it.  Thanks again…you are much appreciated.

I have a little bit of everything for you today in the slideshow.  There are great sales and there are beautiful items just released…so enjoy!

Tomorrow is WOULD YOU WEAR IT with Jennifer and me…I will say I am not happy with the window pictures!  But, I suppose it is what it is!  Thank you everyone for understanding our limitations as we work to keep this fun event going!

So, please share…what has been “good for your soul” lately while trapped at home?? Look forward to your comments and I will see everyone tomorrow!

Thank you so much for being here… stay home…stay safe…stay hopeful  and…………

Remember, in our social distancing world, your smile is the way you send hugs!  

KEEP SMILING….and HUGGING!

By Pamela Lutrell

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