Since the pandemic started, our whole world is upside down. Our social life is limited, we are working from home, kids are here 24/7…our work-life balance is, well, very unbalanced and our sanity can be quite challenged.
I get that what we are wearing at home and how we look can be at the bottom of our list. But let me try to convince you that during these unsettling times we actually need to put in the extra effort into feeling good about our appearance.
Getting dressed up a bit and putting something else on other than your very cozy loungewear (talking about you, sweat pants and leggings) can motivate you to set up the right mood to “go to work” (= going to your kitchen table or home office)
Taking 5 more minutes in the morning to get dressed can feel like having a “me time” moment that can be precious before starting a hectic day.
Feeling good on how you look can give you extra confidence and can be noticed, even on zoom calls.
Putting on some makeup and a nice top can cheer up your moral.
Changing back to loungewear at night can be the signal that you are done with your workday and that you are allowing yourself to disconnect. ” I switched to my lounge clothes, I am done for today.”
At the moment we don’t have control over much (except elections, so get out and vote!). However, stepping up our work from home attire is something we can decide. So let’s do it and put our best step forward.
The image that you send to your colleagues, team… is still important. People will notice how you look. I am not saying that you need to show that you are a superwoman. I 100% believe that women have the right to set boundaries with work. We know that our mental load is way more than our male counterparts and especially right now so managers and companies should respect that. But still, the image you are showing right now, even if it is via video calls, can stick with you in the long term so we just need to be smart about it.
Photography: Pinterest via quadrofeminino.com
I am not going to lie, even for me, it is not easy every day to dress up but when I catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror and I see that I am wearing a pretty ensemble with some light makeup on, it makes me smile (yep, smiling at myself) and I am thinking ” alright, looking good today, let’s have a nice and productive day”.
Wishing you an amazing week ahead!
Part II of my summer accessories is about bags!
During summer I like to play with fun purses that use different colors and style. I love to use a beach bag for running errands or go to the market. In the south of France we get some really nice straw bags that we use for everything.
I LOVE a pair of sneakers. I wear mines all the time. I have a pair of white, a pair of black and thinking of adding a pink or silver one… Of course, I walk a lot because of my work but I also think they became a timeless piece. It is not a casual pair of shoes for young adults anymore.
I love how you can wear them in a lot of different ways. Dressing them up, down, with dresses, pants, jeans… Your choice!
If you are not sure about it, look at these pictures.
Guest Post by Charlotte Boedec Founder of SOFRANCISCO. Charlotte is a designer who’s lived and worked in Paris, London and now San Francisco. She offer high-end, modern and chic accessories made of the finest European leathers combined with French conscious craftsmanship and sleek design. SOFRANCISCO is dedicated to offer refined minimalist accessories for modern men and women.”
Since the CAMILLE Belts have launched, we have received many inquiries regarding belt sizes as people are wondering “How do I know my belt size?”.
First, the most important thing to know before answering this question is “On which part of your body do you tend to wear your belt?”
In fact, there are three easy ways to know your belt size :
1- Measure the size of your waist or hips depending on where you usually wear your belt. Some people wear it around the hips, some others around the waist. The size of your waist (or hips) is two inches smaller than your belt size.
In other words, we will add two inches to your number to calculate your Belt size!
2 – Know your pants size? We will add two inches to your number to calculate your Belt size!
3 – Measure the size of a belt you currently wear from the end of the buckle to the hole you are using. This measurement corresponds to your waist or hip size depending on where you wear your belt. Once again, we do the math and we’ll add 2 inches to that number!
It’s that easy. You don’t even have to know your belt size!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention… There is a big chance that you will change size before your CAMILLE Belt wears out 😉
Have you ever bought a piece of clothing that you never really wore and regret your purchase? I often hear this complaint and when I am with a client I only recommend purchasing clothing that you truly love. Just liking it won’t cut it! Every piece has to have a purpose in your wardrobe.
Here are my tips to make sure you are making the right choices:
As noted above, most important question: Do you love it?
– Do you feel comfortable in it?
– Does it fit right? If not and you love it, have alterations made right away in the store if possible so you don’t have to bother later.
– Is it easy to take care of it and if not will you take care of it the proper way?
– Do you have other clothes to wear it with?
– Are you buying just because it is a brand you usually like or because it is on sale? If yes, keep the money in your wallet!