As a stereotypical Millennial, when I graduated college I wanted to work at a job I loved, that had flexibility, and great “perks.” I dreamed of being able to work remotely a few days a week, have a flexible start and end time, and be able to travel without it being a huge issue.
Once I started at my 9-5 after a short stint at Anthropologie post-college graduation, I was relieved to have a job that fit most of the “wants” I was looking for – a young(er) team, unlimited PTO days, and some perks (helllooo iced coffee and beer on tap!). One perk that I loved was being able to work from home. The catch? It could only one day per month, and couldn’t be on a Monday or Friday.
I don’t think I have to tell you this, but I loved that one WFH day each month. I had a slow morning, I’d always treat myself to a breakfast sandwich and coffee from the local coffee shop, and I was in a more relaxed atmosphere. I always wished we had more WFH flexibility or worked at a company that was fully remote. (Trust me, I’m laughing as I write this!)
Fast forward to mid-March of this year when I found out we’d be working from home for at least two weeks, potentially more. Working remotely full-time was quite the adjustment and has been a roller coaster ride, even all of these months (9!!!) later.
At first I was getting up and getting ready for the day like I was still going into the office. Then came the period of me not showering for days on end (I know, I know) because “no one was seeing me.” Then I started getting into a groove and getting ready for the day (sans hair and makeup but at least getting dressed), even if it was just in loungewear. And now that I’m no longer at my 9-5, I’m showering and getting dressed on a regular basis. It’s crazy how “normal” clothes can help you feel so productive!
Once I actually started getting dressed for the day (think jeans and a t-shirt – very casual!), it was less of a production to get ready to run errands or grab coffee quick with a friend. And now that it’s getting colder out, I’m all about the chunky sweaters!
I don’t know about you, but I definitely have chunky, oversized sweaters that I only wear with jeans, and ones I only wear lounging around. It’s hard to find one that’s casual but dressy enough to wear both ways, but this one from Free People checks off all the boxes.
Now that I have discovered that it looks great with both jeans and leggings, I’ve been wearing it nonstop. Like, four days in a row nonstop.
When I first ordered it, I was in between whether to get my regular size or to size down, but opted for my regular size (medium). Once I got it in the mail, I was on the fence of exchanging it since it is so much sweater, but I’m glad I didn’t! If you’re not sure what size to get, I would definitely go with your regular size and go from there. It also comes in a few different colors – I need the black!!
While you’ll find me wearing this sweater non-stop this winter, I do have to say that if you’re going to order it, it is very hard to fit under a coat if you’re planning to wear it out and about on a frigid day!
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Free People Easy Street Tunic / Madewell 10″ High-Rise Jeans / Sam Edelman Loraine Loafers / Madewell Transport Tote / BaubleBar Mini Petra Rope Chain Bracelet / Daniel Wellington Mesh Strap Watch / Ray-Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses
Photography By Caroline The Photographer