Outfits I Wear Around the House + Books I've Been Reading Lately

Sweater - Nordstrom (check back regularly because it always comes back in stock!) | Leggings - Alo Yoga

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Since leaving a corporate work environment last year to blog full-time, my day to day wardrobe has definitely changed. However, I am familiar with working from home because for many years I was an account executive for multiple luxury beauty brands and that type of job requires a ton of travel but no traditional office. So with that job I worked from home for years and learned how to discipline myself and structure my days in order to be the most productive. I will say though, that now working solely for myself means I had to implement even more structure and regimented schedules to keep myself on task. 

All of this structure and discipline I have had to implement in my daily schedule has also trickled over into my clothing choices. Meaning that while I can just roll out of bed and walk into my home office and work in my pajamas all day, I find that simply does not work for me. Now it doesn't mean I wear pencil skirts and shift dresses with pumps while working from home, but I have found that I must get dressed every day. I like to be comfortable but still put together and polished. That could mean jeans and a cozy sweater, or leggings and a long cardigan - but whatever it is, I want to feel like I can put on shoes in a moments notice, grab my handbag and walk out the door without needing to change. THAT is how ready I like to be each day. 

I have been eyeing this wrap cardigan for months but it is always sold out until about a week ago when I saw it come back in stock. I grabbed it right away and absolutely LOVE the casual but chic draping effect. I paired it with my favorite moto leggings but I would wear it also with jeans and pumps for a meeting or even a casual dinner out with Stan. In addition to these cute pieces, I selected a handful of other outfit ideas that would be great for being at home/working from home but can also easily transition to heading out for the day. Scroll through the widget at the bottom to see all my picks.

Switching gears now, I haven't done a book review in a long time, so I thought it was time for one! You can see all my previous book reviews and recommendations here

1. A Hundred Summers - I am not a fan of period reads, and this one is set in the 1930's so I assumed I wouldn't enjoy it as much as other books I've read recently. But after just a few chapters in, I absolutely adored this love story. It's a story of unrequited love and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see if Lily and Nick would end up together.

2. Never Let You Go - I sat on the edge of my seat reading every single page of this book! It was fantastic. The main character, Lindsey, managed to escape her abusive husband years ago, and eventually he is sent to prison. When he is finally released, Lindsey is paranoid that he is stalking her and her daughter. I was sure I knew how this would end, but it was a total surprise to me.

3. Girl in Snow - This novel received tons of praise and rave reviews, but sadly I just couldn't get into it as much as others in this list. Some parts kept my attention, and then I would drift off for chapters  at at time unable to focus on the plot. It's a murder mystery, which is usually my favorite type of novel, but this one wasn't a hit for me.

4. A Stranger in the House - Another book that kept me guessing until the last. few. pages. The main character, Karen, is in a bad car accident in a shady part of town but she doesn't know why she was there or what caused the crash. I finished this book in two days because I couldn't put it down, and the ending was a complete surprise for me!

5. What She Knew - A gripping story of a mother that is searching for her son who goes missing during their walk on a Sunday afternoon. I couldn't figure this one out at all, and I love when a book can really keep me guessing until the end.

6. The Snowman - I have to blame this on the fact that I was reading this right before I had Miles and tried to finish it in the weeks following his birth but I was never focused long enough to enjoy the plotline. However, I finally got into the last few chapters and realized that the entire book was probably quite fantastic if I hadn't been distracted. It's the story of Harry Hole, an inspector and his hunt for a serial killer that is responsible for the murder of eleven women over the past decade. I love that the author revealed the killer part way through and actually told his story. Learning about his past and all the nuances that led up to him becoming a serial killer was a unique twist. Though I didn't love it start to finish mainly because I was so distracted while reading, I would still recommend it.

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  1. Saw on Instagram that you're looking for book recommendations, so here are some of my very favorites from the past year and half:
    Before We Were Yours - Fiction based on historical events.
    The Lake House - A mystery with revelations right up to the very end.
    Small Great Things - Touching story that makes you thin
    All the Light We Cannot See - If you loved Nightingale, you'll love this.
    Pretty Girls - Somewhat of a disturbing mystery, but very good

    1. Writing all of these down! Thanks for the recommendations!


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