Somehow my WFH wardrobe feels very small. Is that possible?
I suppose it could be. Most days of the week and most days of the year, for the last 20 years, I have gone to work. At a law firm. So it would make sense that I have more dressy clothes than casual clothes.
I remember having, in my early twenties, casual dresses. But I don’t seem to have any dresses that are so casual that I would put them on for a full day of work in my dining room.
What I have tried to do, every day, is put on hard pants and a nice sweater or blouse.
NOTE: Action slacks count as hard pants because they have a zipper-fly and a waistband that is only partially elasticized.
I have discovered (re-discovered) that I have three pairs of fatigue green pants.
On the one hand, I am baffled by this. On the other hand, I applaud it. Fatigue green pants are very useful and almost as neutral as tan khakis.
Witness how natural they are with this zebra print sweater.
I have been trying, daily, to accessorize the nice sweater (or blouse) with a scarf, a pin, or a necklace.
So many Zoom meetings. One must make the effort!
Despite the intense activity of the sweater, I thought that this acidic green scarf (from a collaboration between Orla Kiely and Uniqlo many years ago) was a fitting addition.
If you disagree, I’ve taken a few photos with the scarf removed.
While any outfit built around a zebra print top may seem complete as soon as the body is covered — zebra is an eye-catcher — I had to include one additional accessory.
Have you spied it?
It’s the NOX Above bracelet from Abrams Wearable.
I bought this bracelet on-line and have been wearing it every day since it arrived.
On weekdays, my practice group has a 5-10 minute meet-up on Zoom, just to say hello. Some days it’s just a quick greeting, other days, everyone has to answer a silly question. (Sample: What music would you use for your long program skate, if you were an Olympic skater?*) Last week, I asked everyone to replace his or her live video feed with a photo of his/her spirit animal. The animals ranged from a ladybug to an elephant and one person showed Li’l Sebastian. I used a horned owl and I liked it so much, I am thinking of using it as my representative in all meetings.
* When I posed the question to the group, it’s hard to say who was more astonished. ThEM, because they had never previously given thought to this question or ME because I can’t imagine not having selected long skate program music even if you’ve never been on skates in your life. Who can watch the Winter Games and not think about this?+
+ This moi? I would use Benny Goodman’s Sing Sing Sing to open, use the second movement of Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings for the middle (footwork and twizzles), and end with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. I know this is an incoherent mash-up, but it will please the judges and the crowd and I am in this to win it. So confess to The Directrice (and The Directorate): Haven’t you had your long program music selected for years?