Werk From Home: Zoom Outfits 3.5.21

The weeks are going by so slowly now that we are completing our one year of staying at home.  I have my favorite sweatpants now, I tend to want to wear the most comfortable thing which is not always the most flattering or professional, and trying to make myself look different every day for these posts has slightly helped with my overall lewk and demeanor.  Now that I'm obsessed with drag race, I'm starting to get into makeup for the first time in my life, and that's added a new layer to my WFH lewks. Enjoy!


Top: Tory Burch | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack (similar)

Mondays suffer if I don't plan out my outfits ahead of time, which is almost every Monday, unless I have a zoom meeting scheduled that day.  Today I only had phone calls, so I resorted to comfort as usual. I will say, with how much Drag Race I'm watching now, I'm hoping my makeup skills start to noticeably improve. I'm loving the NYX soft matte lip creams and I just bought two more over the weekend.  This being one of them, and a perfect zoom pop of color.  The soft matte lip creams are perfect for wearing under masks, they actually don't budge! 

Bed Accessories: How Much is Too Much?

Andrew and I have only lived in two apartments together, and moved the same bed, but somehow we continue to accumulate more and more bed accessories.  What are "bed accessories," you ask? These would be sleeping pillows, sham pillows, accent pillows, and blankets.  We now not only have all of the above, but multiple of each. 

In total, we have two "regular" pillows each, which means 4 pillows stay on our bed every night while everything else gets tossed to the ground.  We have four "sham" pillows, two that match the white duvet, and two with the Dusen Dusen quilt pattern.  We also have two sheepskin covered throw pillows from Pottery Barn, and then one small flower pillow from Takashi Murakami that I bought in Japan. And that's it! I believe, at this point, 7 pillows is the limit. I just don't see how it could look balanced after that. Fewer than 7 is probably ideal, but this is where I am in life today.

Simone Rocha x HM Wishlist: Should I Buy This?

The Simone Rocha x HM collaboration comes out at HM on March 11.  The pieces are beautiful - playful and statement-making but still feminine and elegant - which are the exact words I want to describe my own style and wardrobe. 

Prices, per WWD.com, range from $7.99 to $349. 

For most purchases I'm making, I'm challenging myself to write down three ways I would style each potential new piece that I would be adding to my closet.  This doesn't always work when I'm making impulse purchases for things I think might sell out (see: Hill House Home nap dresses), but so far I think it has been actually stopping me from buying things I don't need or won't wear. 

Statement Puff Sleeve Trench Coat

While the price of this coat will be determinative, my jaw dropped as I was scrolling through the announcement of the collection and saw this trench.  I LOVE a good trench (even though I only have one).  It's a great light weight layer that is good for almost every season (if you live in California) and can make you look more put together without very much effort. 

This is obviously a huge statement, that would be a real "fashion" element to add to my otherwise basic (in comparison) wardrobe.  But how would I wear it? 

1) with a white button up, black leggings, and my black chain detail Vince Camuto combat boots 

2) with my teal Stine Goya dress underneath, and white AF1s

3) with a black turtleneck, black slacks, black ballet flats and a black beret