Hi, dear readers!

I hope you all are doing well in these uncertain and trying times of dealing with the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Both Nick and I have been working from home for the past two weeks and we’ve pulled Sebastian from daycare. As a public health professional, practicing social distancing to flatten the curve is very important to me so we’re doing all we can to be a part of the solution instead of the problem. We’re only going out to grab groceries and even then, Nick goes by himself. I make him take disinfecting wipes with him to use when he touches anything and then when he gets home he washes his hands very well.

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A beautiful evening walk

We take daily walks in our neighborhood with the dogs — I’m sure they’re LOVING us being home all the time! — and Sebastian rides his bike up and down the block. He keeps asking to go to the museum and the parks, but we tell him they’re closed. He doesn’t understand but it’s for the best. The sooner we all can hunker down and really stay home, the sooner this will all be over. The hardest part about all of this right now is that we’ve had to cancel Sebastian’s birthday party this weekend. We invited all of his friends to the playground for games, cake, and ice cream but now it’ll just be the three of us with some balloons, cake, and video calls with family.

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Sebastian wanted us all to wear hats.

Being at home for the last 2+ weeks has inspired me to start a new series here on the ol’ blog! The first week of working from home was a disaster for me. We were having some work done on the house so we were crammed in a tiny room for several days with a lot of noise and chaos happening around us, so needless to say I didn’t get much done. The second week was a little bit better but we were still trying to figure out our routine. What I’ve discovered is that I am *much* more productive if I get up and go through the motions each morning: style my hair, put on a little bit of make up, and get dressed. So, I’m going to show you my mostly daily work from home outfits that are comfortable for wearing around the house while still being somewhat stylish. I’m going to call it the Work From Home Wardrobe Series.

I hope you follow along and are inspired by/enjoy these lounge-y yet professional looks!