I love working from home. I really do.
People say to me, “don’t you get distracted and do other things?” and I answer, “yes I do”. That’s what makes it fun. I love a good distraction. And by distraction, I don’t mean hanging out the washing, preparing dinner at lunch time or anything that could be misconstrued as contributing to the general running of our house.
No, by distraction, I mean flicking the TV from Kylie and Larry to the girls on the Circle. Although, truth be known, I’m really not coping without Chrissie sitting on that couch.
Anyhoo … where was I before I got distracted.
Working at home. Right. This is what I mostly do. In the corner of my lounge room. The kitchen is behind me (feng shui experts, please only contact me if this a good thing).
My day is normally book-ended by the school run. Between 9am and 3pm I should be glued to my computer, fingers like dancing spiders on my keyboard (this is what a former chief-of-staff used to say to us at 3pm each afternoon before the day’s newspaper deadline … it was far from funny or even slightly amusing at the time. In fact, mine would do more of a trembling than a dance).
But … some days I MAY be required to attend a meeting at a cafe or in someone’s office. In which case I do put in a slight effort. I don’t want to look over-dressed but I don’t want to look like I do on a Sunday when I’ve just come off the beach.
At this time of year I find my obsession with all things nautical comes in very handy for such days.
Anything in a red or navy stripe is still casual enough that I don’t feel like a try-hard in front of my computer but has that touch of French Riviera chic to it, should I need to head out … like to France or somewhere
Which is why the tee below and its navy-striped sister are now getting regular outings from my wardrobe. Best of all they only cost $14.98 from Emerson at Big W. (I was in my local store on the weekend and they’re still there … just saying … )
Do you work from home? What do you like to wear if you do? Are you easily distracted? Obsessed by stripes?
PS. Make sure you head over to A Beach Cottage today where I’ve “virtually” helped Sarah de-clutter her wardrobe.