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Work From Home Uniform

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Working from home has its fair share of advantages, like getting to sleep in and setting my own schedule, but also dis-advantages like lack of a scheduled lunch and no dress code. Sure, working from home the couch in my gym shorts is great, and I honestly do love it. But am I my most productive in those moments? Nah. Not at all.

Which is why over the last couple of months I’ve done my best to get up every day and shower. I know that seems obvious, but its easy to skip when you’re working from home. And then put on clothes that make me look AND feel presentable. Saying that it’s helped with my productivity levels would be an understatement. 

For me having clothes that can easily transition from a lunch meeting to a launch event or after dinner drinks is important. Because normally if I’m out working at a coffee shop or having a meeting I avoid going home because it’s real easy to “take a break” and then spend the rest of the day on the couch catching up on my Netflix shows.

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So today I’ve partnered with Express to share my essential work from home uniform. My so-called “uniform” has always been jeans and a t-shirt. Why? Because I truly believe that you can’t go wrong with that combo. But over the years I’ve begun to realize the importance of layering.

Because after all, it is always better to be safe than sorry! This time of year chambray shirts are on heavy repeat. As they’re perfect for just about any occasion. Left unbuttoned over a t-shirt? Perfect for a day spent running errands. Buttoned up with a pair of dark jeans? The epitome of a sharp evening look. What’s not to love? 

Express has long been a favorite because they always have me covered from the basics, like tees and denim shirts, to the essentials, like a good pair of jeans. Meaning I can leave the house confident each and every morning that I’ll be looking my best. No matter what may end up on the calendar. What’s your go-to uniform for those busy days? Let’s talk about in the comments below!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Express. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Crystal Ludwick Photography | Edited by Josh Johnson

Black Canadian Tuxedo

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It’s been a doozy of a week, and it’s only half over. Consider me more than ready for a nice, quiet weekend at home. But all-in-all, I can’t complain. It’s been a busy, yet fun kind of busy week. Involving way too much food and indulging in my fair share of bourbon cocktails shortly after noon. Don’t judge too harshly – it was for “work” after all. 

Yesterday I had the chance, alongside a handful of other media folks, to experience Maker’s Mark latest addition to their distillery. A killer food AND cocktail menu. We noshed on some of the best damn deviled eggs and sipped bourbon slushies after receiving a tour from the man himself – Rob Samuels, President of the family owned and operated company. I’ll be sharing more on that, as well as some photos from my day at the distillery, soon. Probably once the food coma officially wears off, and I’m able to think clearly again. Give me a few days. Once you try the food you’ll know exactly what I mean. Easily some of the best food I’ve had in recent memory. 

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Didn’t attend just one restaurant press-preview yesterday though. Rounded out the night with a quick jaunt across the Ohio to the Sunny side of the river. By way of the toll-free bridge because my cheap ass still hasn’t signed up for a transponder. Whoops. Anyways, I was there because the team behind Portage House, Citizen 7, and Commonwealth Tap unveiled their latest venture, Parlour, last night. A new pizza joint with one of the BEST patios in the tri-state area. Yes, seriously. Well worth the drive across the bridge.

It’s literally right off the Big Four Bridge, and I’m already envisioning myself running across the bridge, once I’m back in better shape, to enjoy a cold beer. 

When I’m running from spot to spot like I was yesterday comfort is key to me. Especially when it involves hours of driving. Y’all know I love nothing more than a good t-shirt and jeans gig, but for press events I like to at least wear a collared shirt with a jacket if I’m feeling fancy. How civilized of me, right? But instead of donning a blazer I opt for a denim jacket. Like this boohooMan black denim jacket that I picked up from last week. Because for me a good Canadian Tuxedo moment is the perfect way to “dress up” a look without throwing on a shirt and tie. 

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