Keeping Up With My Correspondence

As someone who frequents Paper Source and the Post Office on the regular, I love both shopping for stationary and mailing things to my friends and family. This past time has become almost a lifeline during the pandemic since we can’t see anyone in person.

While I love Paper Source, and I’m constantly ordering custom address labels, notepads, and stationary; I shop there so much I get a little bored of their greeting card selection. And honestly, it’s tough browsing cards online. I really love funny cards so I’ve started branching out to some specific card companies to widen the selection.

Here are my top 3 greeting card companies that you need to check out:

Sapling Press

Sapling Press is all about the simple typography, no pictures, but these cards are hilarious. I recommend checking out the Humor category. They are perfect if you want to send your friends something snarky that will make them laugh immediately. Looks like you get a discount if you order a bunch at once.

Emily McDowell

Another hilarious card company. They not only have great funny cards, but amazing empathy cards that are a little more frank than the standard sympathy cards. They also have some great motivational cards that are fun rather than mushy. Looks like they also have a buy more and save deal!

Frank & Funny

Again, these are hilarious cards. They’re a little more clever than the above two companies, so- a little more grown up. They have some great birthday cards, but also some great general funny cards. These ones are all about the funny inside message. I highly recommend.

Let me tell you, I love nothing more than putting cards in the mail. I love the idea that I’m about to make someone’s day. So go order some fun stamps, ask your friends for their mailing addresses and send out some smiles!

What I’m Wearing Working From Home

No time like the present to get back into this thing. I have been working from home for several months now, and probably will be for several more months. Aside from all of the real struggles of the situation, something that has thrown me for a loop- what does one wear while working from home?

My wardrobe prior to this situation was probably:

  • 50% work clothes
  • 25% workout clothes
  • 20% weekend/casual clothes
  • 5% dress up clothes

While a portion of the clothing in each of these categories has crossover potential, I felt like I needed to beef up weekend wear and make it a little more polished. Hello video calls. Speaking of which, there’s also a lot of business on top and party on the bottom.

So what does this translate to? I’ve developed somewhat of a uniform with items I’ll swap in depending on my meeting schedule. Here goes:

Linen Tees

I might have this tee from JCrew in 4 colors… Some of the many reasons include: 1. it’s always on sale, 2. I like the way it drapes, 3. it’s so easy to layer in the AC with a blazer or cardigan (because my apt is the arctic circle), and works by itself when I need to run a quick errand outside in the 90 degree weather. I also picked it because it will be versatile for the long run way beyond the pandemic. You know I also have a Gap, Banana, and Lou & Grey version. You can never have enough plain tees.

Comfy Jeans

Brace yourself- this is a hot take. I prefer jeans while I’m working from home. I know, it’s blasphemy. In my defense, in my resting summer state I wear jean shorts all day long. Shorts are not comfortable when I’m sitting at my makeshift desk. And while I wear leggings to the gym, I’ve never been a casual legging wearer. I prefer a more structured pant, and the ultimate solution has been these straight leg Gap jeans– sized up for some of that quarantine room, if you know what I mean.

Blazer

Another red hot take- blazers for working from home. Here’s why. I already own them, and it’s something that will keep me warm, and, unlike a sweatshirt, gives me some structure and I never have to wash. I cannot stress this enough- my apartment is cold. My thermostat is set at 71 and I freeze everyday of the year, yet I’m not interested in changing the temp. I don’t think it will fix the problem.

Slippers

This is an obvious must have. I don’t have these in brown, I have them in gold, but JCrew doesn’t have the gold anymore. I wear these inside the apartment and my Rainbows outside my apartment.

Blue Light Glasses

My new favorite accessory. I am not willing to tell you how many pairs I have. They offer two benefits: 1. the project you from blue light, 2. they’re a great conversation starter on the WebEx calls. I’ve bought them from Anthro, Jcrew Factory, DIFF, and ShopBop.

So there you go- that’s the basic Sadie model. Sometimes I throw on a blouse or faux wrap shirt instead of the tee. I’m curious to see how this look evolves if the weather ever changes. Pray for Virginia, humidity is a killer.

What are you wearing to work from home these days?

JCrew Rainbow swimsuit

Summer Trends

Am I alone in not being thrilled with the current trends? 90’s fashion is strong right now, and I’m not very interested in it. I find the 90’s trends rather dull and difficult to pull off. The skimpy straps, high waist trousers, and flimsy fabrics can be rather unforgiving. Let’s figure out what trends are worth the investment this season.

Big Buttons

Loft Dress with Buttons

I’m seeing this look everywhere and I don’t love it. It looks really juvenile and kind of boring to me. This one above from the Loft is ubiquitous this season. Sometimes it’s a sun dress look, and other times it’s more of a canvas, safari vibe. Either way, a woven dress with buttons does not sound comfortable for anyone with any curves. Maybe I’m better off trying a skirt version.

Rainbow Stripes

JCrew Rainbow swimsuit

I’ve seen rainbows on swimsuits, jumpsuits, dresses, and shorts, just to name a few. I do find it a little bit clownish, but if you get the right palette, it can also be really fun and pretty. There are some really fresh takes on the rainbow look. It’s an easy way to make a fun statement.

Muted Warm Colors

Anthropologie Jumpsuit

One of the primary color schemes this season is a burnt orange, marigold yellow, orange-red vibe with a side of olive green. I don’t wear many warm colors because my skin is too fair, so I will probably pass on this trend, but I’m here for olive all day long.

Big Florals

Loft Floral Pants

Last year was all about the micro florals, but this year we’re going big! I love a statement print, and the floral prints out there are the perfect statement for any outfit. I think a floral print is so timeless but fresh at the same time. I haven’t gotten any yet, but I will hopefully be riding this wave.

That’s my summer trend round up! What new looks are you trying this season?