A couple of months ago, after spending too long in leggings and sweatshirts (pregnancy + post-partum + quarantine), I made the decision to start getting more dressed for work every day, adding earrings, lip color, making sure my hair didn’t look like I just rolled out of bed. Basically just putting in the effort as I showed up to work every day (even though it was from the comfort of my own home).
I cannot emphasize what a game changer it has been–mainly for my energy! It’s the equivalent of “putting your game face on,” and I feel like it’s just helped me focusing with work.
If you’re also looking to breathe some normalcy into your comfy casual wardrobe and bring in some fun fall pieces without spending a fortune, I recommend checking out the cute items from Free Assembly. They offer a broad range of items from pants and sweaters to dresses, denim, and coats! They hit the nail on the head when it comes to fall trends… corduroy wide-leg pants, moody floral maxi dresses, chunky knit sweaters, and all the latest denim trends. But hurry–it’s selling out fast!
I picked up this floral maxi dress (this is now $23!) and it’s so comfortable and easy, especially paired with white sneakers. I actually bought a medium and large not knowing how it would fit; I’m often a size large in tops these days. But the medium worked grseat and is stretchy around the ribs which I love!
I also managed to snag what is arguably the #1 fall item this year: a plaid blazer. It’s been in just about every fall fashion article The Everygirl has been posting since August, and at $45, how could I pass it up? Paired with a classic black stretch pant and white top, it’s one of my favorite items to throw on, whether I’m hopping on a Zoom call or running to the store.