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When I did a poll a while back, the majority of people indicated that they were okay with a little non-beauty content. Today I have clothing on my mind, here we are. Also, I've been traveling for the last week and I need to take some more photos before I can post on any of the makeup topics I have planned. This post, then, is basically me thinking out loud (at length, as always) about what to wear this winter - if that's not your thing, I've added a cut below so you can scroll on past if you like.
I'm working from home this year, so the work clothes I bought last year (slacks, nice cardigans, pencil skirts, etc.) are not getting much use these days. Still, I feel slightly gross wearing yoga pants and old t-shirts every day, and all-day pajamas don't do anything to help my productivity. But it's so comfortable! I decided, therefore, that that my work wardrobe for this year is going to consist of leggings/yoga pants, but with long, warm, drapey sweaters over then. That way I don't feel like a complete fucking slob, but it's still relaxed - and if someone comes to the door, they can't tell if I'm not wearing a bra, because layers.
(Speaking of bras, why do they conspire to all wear out at the same time so that you have to spend a fortune replacing them. I need to do some bra shopping as well. My favorite bra for combining comfort and support is the Montelle Pure Plus bra. I'd recommend it if your boobs are wide spaced and/or point more to the sides than the front.)
In my head this working-from-home uniform should be art historian chic (though I deviate from the artsy uniform in that I do wear makeup - I'm not actually an art historian, after all - and I leave the giant, statement earrings for days I'm not staying home). I don't have a tripod, but I tried to take a photo in my mirror of an outfit like this that I already own. Fashion blogger I am not, and it was tragic. Anyway, you can all imagine what a long sweater (tunic or cardigan) over leggings looks like. It's not that out there. I'll show you what I've found in my search today, but I would love additional suggestions if any of you are masters of this aesthetic. I haven't been particularly successful.
There are a bunch of sales today, so I've been filling up online shopping carts and trying to decide if anything is going to work. Old Navy has 40% off two items with code SWEET, so I might get a couple more pairs of their long leggings, which will end up being $6.60 with the discount. Then I could add shit from Gap and Banana Republic to the same cart to get free shipping on $50+. Gap has 40% off everything right now with code MAJOR. Banana also has 40% off everything, but you have to click the link on their homepage to apply the discount.
Here are the things I have in my cart from Gap and Banana Republic at the moment:
I'm considering the textured tunic sweater from BR, even though pink isn't usually my color. It'll be $30 on sale. There were also some promising sweater tunics in the non-sale section, but even with 40% off, they're a bit out of my budget.
And then I added things that are NOT PART OF THE PLAN from the Gap, because I got frustrated with the lack of sweater perfection and veered off course. I really like boatnecks on me, and the modern stripe boatneck in this oatmeal color is $9 with the code.
I also added the ponte pencil skirt to my cart, even though I just said my skirts aren't getting much use. So I should probably remove it. But it's only $25 with the 40% off.
That's all I found from Gap et al. Maybe now is not the right time to order from them, despite the good sale. They frequently have decent sales. It'll come around again.
LOFT has 40% off everything and 60% off sale items right now, using code FLASH.
I really like the looks of their tie waist cardigan, but the reviews say it's really scratchy. Whyyyyy? It's exactly the style I'm looking for. It does contain wool, but it's mostly acrylic.
Nothing else from LOFT is really grabbing me today. Moving on.
Uniqlo has free shipping this weekend, and $10 off $75 if you sign up for their email list. I like the looks of the Lemaire lambswool long cardigan, but it's $50 and one review says it's itchy. But then it's 100% wool, so of course it's going to be a little itchy. I'm on the fence here.
I tried H&M, but I'm hesitant to shop online from stores that don't allow customer reviews. Joe Fresh has the same problem. I also tried J. Crew/Factory, but didn't find much of anything that fit my criteria. I looked at Amazon for about 2 minutes, but I hate shopping for clothes on there because it feels like you have to wade through a ton of shit to find anything decent. It's overwhelming.
And now I'm suffering from shopping fatigue and ready to give up. Any thoughts about any of these things? Any other recommendations for long/warm/comfy sweaters in this general price range? Am I forgetting to look somewhere awesome? Should I try department stores, even though I usually get the same fatigue from them that I do from Amazon? DO I HAVE TO ACTUALLY LEAVE MY DAMNED HOUSE?
Even if you don't have advice, inspire me with your fall-winter aesthetic, please! Do you have a uniform or do you wear all sorts of different things?