Thursday, 14 November 2013

Dressing for work..from home


Dress c/o Fever

I wrote a little guest post for my all time favourite clothing line Fever which you can read over here.
Even though I work from home I like to get dressed for my day, the temptation is always to stay in your joggers (or jiggers as we call them in our house, ha!) but I find that this makes me really unproductive. It is nice to walk around in your tights though, I used to hate having to wear shoes all day when I was a P.A.

I sometimes I think about my old job and how having a child gave me the freedom and confidence to set up on my own. Something I would never have thought possible in my previous career. Although my job was actually OK I still had Sunday evening dreads, Monday morning blues and all the stress that comes with office politics, deadlines and being responsible for the organisation of the MD of a extremely large business!

Owning a shop means that I am my boss but it also means I have lots of bosses, each customer is my boss and at times that can be quite overwhelming. Being solely responsible for my company and earnings also means I have never worked so hard at any job before in my life!

Do you work from home? Do you dress like you are going to work or stay in your casuals? x

16 comments:

fritha strickland said...

yes I agree it's a shame that most of the write ups don't mention the rest of the day which I thought was fantastic! I hope you go next year, I'm certainly planning on it. Totally agree, the word should have a celebrated status, and I was also guilty of saying 'just' a SAHM before I went back. I didn't even realise I did most of the time! xx

fritha strickland said...

you too! x

fritha strickland said...

yes she did didn't she, she was fantastic! x

fritha strickland said...

oh and also lovely to see you again! xx

fritha strickland said...

This! exactly! It really did feel that way and I also found it hard to witness people feeling they had to justify their own choices.. xx

fritha strickland said...

and you Ella! xx

fritha strickland said...

you are most welcome, you write so well! Can you believe I don't even own it and also..have never read it! I must rectify that, and you can borrow it :) x

fritha strickland said...

I would say if you believe in equality then you are a feminist but I'm not sure how many would agree. I guess maybe people interpret it in different ways. I think choosing to stay at home with your children should be as respected as having a successful career, it's just as important! x

fritha strickland said...

I hope to see you at one, I would defo go back to Blogfest next year! x

fritha strickland said...

thank you! x

fritha strickland said...

thanks Amy, I think you would have enjoyed it :) x

fritha strickland said...

I totally agree, that is such a good point and would have made a much better question! x

fritha strickland said...

I think people only behave in those ways out of some weird kind of insecurity they have. Doesn't make it any the less hurtful though and yes women should support each other in whichever they choose. I think it was sad some on the women at the talk (both panel and audience) felt the need to justify their choices x

fritha strickland said...

oh I will do thank you! xx

fritha strickland said...

That's such a good point Lori, when I stopped working I felt the same way relying on Tom. It was totally alien to me to not have my own income and to be supported by someone else. I think women are too hard themselves also to try and fit into a label and I agree for my the idea of feminism is to be able to choose! xx

Katherine said...

I'm reading this right now, it's brilliant. I think Rachel's suggested question is much more interesting too. I only caught a few tweets about Blogfest at the beginning of the day and thought that the think tank talk sounded fascinating. Sue Black does some brilliant work and is involved with Bletchley Park, somewhere I take a close interest in as my granny was there.


Anyone can be a feminist, whether you work or not is irrelevant, or at least that's what I think (as does Caitlin Moran!).

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