Because I work from home (and at a desk just a few feet away from my bed) I relish running errands. Being able to break up my week with mid-day tasks helps me prioritize work and gets me out of my apartment. It's almost a game to me to see how many errands I can work into a single block of time…I get really nerdy trying to strategize the sequence of stops based on distance and location (pretty thrilling). I wish I could say I had super exciting places I was going. The most glamourous places I go these days is to Bellacures to get my nails done (a huge vice I do every two weeks) or various lunch spots. Other than that it's trips to the grocery store, PetSmart (Blue's gotta eat!), UPS/FedEx, photography spots with Mary, the dry cleaner, etc. Mary and I often bring up how we need to be plotting adventures to the Dallas museums and other exotic and posh places but we are both creatures of habit and around each other too much to make an effort that takes us away from our favorite spots.
No matter where I’m running to, leaving my apartment means getting out of my pajamas or whatever comfy (re: sloppy) clothes I wear when I’m working from my desk. It’s a great excuse for me to dress like a human and style my favorite casual pieces. Right now I have several main must-haves from Old Navy that are easy to style and ultra easy to wear.
My uniform this summer was dresses – all day erryday. No coordinating of tops and bottoms, just easy to throw on and go. I realized I was lacking dresses with longer sleeves and bought a few 3/4 sleeved ponte dresses for the fall season. The slightly fitted shift style makes them flattering and easy to dress up or down…as you can see from when I wore my black version while shooting some pics, I dressed that dress down with some sneakers.
It’s a good thing sweatshirts are considered stylish this season because I love wearing them with leggings at home as much as I do skirts and over dresses when out and about. It’s the whole “sporty chic” thing that makes you look put together but low-key. Sadly, I think the side-zip sweatshirt tunic I wore with my stripped skirt for lunch at my fave salad place (Crisp!) is sold out online…but check the stores for it and checkout all the other sweatshirts online because there are some cute ones. This one and this one are both in my shopping bag.
Final must-haves: a flannel boyfriend shirt and mid-rise jeans. Y’all already know how much I love the mid-rise Rockstar jeans (wore two pairs in this post) and I’ve been trying to wear my white versions as much as possible before it really does get to cold for me to get away with wearing them. Being in flannel just feels like fall – and wearing an oversized boyfriend shirt is like wearing a hug, it just feels so nice. Borrowing pieces from the boys can actually make you look more feminine when styled with some girly accessories!
If you all are in the mood for must-haves, Old Navy is offering 30% sitewide on all women’s styles through the end of today (9/18). Use the code ONSAVENOW!