My Weekly Quarantine Outfit Recap: 3/23/20 – 3/28/20

This week is officially week 2 of working from home and living in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, was honestly not too bad as I was enjoying my freedom really. This week, started off a bit rocky but hopefully the rest of the week will turn out a little bit better. At this point, we really have no idea what the future holds, so I’m taking things day by day and hoping for the best. I hope you are all doing okay also and things are holding up for you.

Monday

Today was definitely off to a rocky start. It was really rainy and gloomy out all day, which probably just made things worse. One thing I have grown increasingly frustrated with over the last few months is wanting to blog full-time. I really truly enjoy working at home, having flexibility, creating content and sharing my life. However, when I’m not really making any money blogging, that would definitely not be a smart idea. It’s something I had never really considered when I started my blog, but in the last few months of feeling overwhelmingly creative, it feels like the best option for me. It’s a ton of work to write and maintain a blog and social media, but I really truly enjoy it. I’m hoping I can get where I want with this and in the meantime I’ll be patient. But today, it was something that sort of set me over the edge. I had some major feelings about wanting to blog full-time today that made me really upset and frustrated, so after that I took things slow and allowed myself to take a break. It’s tough feeling like we want something so bad and we’re working so hard for it and it’s not working out, but I hope to get there when it’s right for me. As long as I keep on working at it, I’ll be where I want.

Cardigan: American Eagle / Top: Target / Pants: Under Armour

Tuesday

I woke up Tuesday and still wasn’t really feeling that great again. It was a beautiful sunny day, but I was just feeling down and sad. Maybe all the stress and emotions of everything going on finally was getting to me, but I just felt sad, tired, and completely unmotivated. It was not a great feeling, but unlike Monday, I decided to push myself to feel better. I had a good breakfast, showered and was starting to feel better eventually. Because I was in a bad mood on Monday, it was so easy for it to carry over into Tuesday! I had to make sure that I didn’t let it affect me that much because in a situation where you’re isolated by yourself for several weeks, it could have easily turned into an even worse situation. I also got confirmation from my job, that we would definitely not be back in the office for at least another 2-3 weeks, which was comforting to hear for me. Thankfully, by the afternoon, I was feeling much better. Andrew and I eventually ordered in some dinner. We got the most delicious burgers I’ve had in so long and watched Love Island UK which we are now obsessed with. Overall, pretty good day!

Sweater: American Eagle / Leggings: Target / Shoes: Bearpaw

Wednesday

Today I’m feeling SO much better than yesterday! I’m not feeling as tired or sad at all. I did realize that working from home, doesn’t really feel like working so I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing… Either way, I’m happy to be feeling like myself again. I had a great breakfast, although I’m running out of breakfast ideas since I’m not used to eating a big breakfast every single day! I also got my yoga for the day done which has become part of my (almost) daily schedule. It’s a great mid-day break for me. It allows me to move my body and stretch after sitting around for a few hours. It’s been one of the best things I’ve added to my routine honestly. I’m also feeling creative again, so I am ready to start planning some blog content for April and May, as well as some interesting IG content! Earlier this week, I posted some IGTV’s on my Instagram that I was really proud of. I think moving forward I’m going to keep experimenting with new videos, but potentially save IGTV’s for like actual styling videos or maybe makeup tutorials or something. My goal is to also incorporate short, fun outfit videos into my regular grid without having to switch to IGTV after one minute. I’m planning on shooting some fun little videos tomorrow to test out! Another thing I keep wishing I did was buy a film camera before this so I could document my quarantine routine on film. I think it would be so fun to have those photos to look back on, and the film finish would just add a fun vintage touch. Don’t you think?

Sweatshirt: Vita Brillanti / Sweatpants: Aerie / Shoes: Bearpaw

Thursday

Today I actually left the house and went out in public for the first time in nearly 2 weeks. I ran out of some groceries, so I decided it was finally time to go restock. I took a trip to Target and Stop & Shop because Target didn’t have everything I needed. To be completely honest, I was slightly terrified to leave and be around people. I had only really been around my mom and Andrew and his family for about 9 days and we were all feeling healthy. My fear stemmed from the thought that I was finally feeling really good and not sick anymore so I’d be putting myself at a major risk by going out in public. Because you don’t show symptoms right away, I also have no idea if I did get sick by touching the basket at the grocery story or the keypad on the credit card machine. I was careful to sanitize as soon as I left each store and washed my hands when I walked in my house, but I was concerned that wasn’t enough. It’s a strange feeling to feel so scared of going to a store that I’ve gone to probably hundreds of times. Something that only 2 weeks ago, was a completely normal part of my routine. I’m doing my best not to live in fear during this situation, but it’s also really easy to feel scared to leave your house at this point. I hope to stay healthy and continue being careful and staying home as much as possible. Only time will tell from here on out, but I’m hoping for the best.

Sweatshirt: Vita Brillanti / Jeans: Abercrombie (similar) / Shoes: Target

Friday

Friday was finally a pretty busy day at work! I had a few calls to sit in on, some research to work on and files to update so it was great to feel busy again. I ran some errands today that I didn’t get to do today. I got some more wine and delivered a few items to the post office. It felt less scary going out today, but I know that it will definitely be the last time for a while. I shouldn’t need to do anything else. I had been ordering some comfy clothes recently to keep my outfits interesting while I’m sitting at home and some of those arrived today which was great! I got some sweatpants from Abercrombie and I was very happy to have some nice, soft, and high quality new sweats to lounge around in. Because I’m spending so much time at home, I figured it would be a great time to really stock up on those items.

Sweatshirt: Vita Brillanti / Shorts: Under Armour / Slippers: Bearpaw

Saturday

Not much else going on today, just relaxing at home on a rainy Saturday! I wanted to share my outfit because I got some plain sweatshirts in also to pair with my Abercrombie sweatpants. One thing I felt was missing from my wardrobe this past fall/winter was plain sweatshirts to wear during the day. I love the idea of pairing my sweatshirts with jeans and sneakers, but I was really lacking in the sweatshirts and sneakers area. Because I’m wearing loungewear all the time now, I figured it was the best time to get some!

Sweatshirt: Gildan / Sweatpants: Abercrombie / Slippers: Bearpaw

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My Weekly Outfit Recap: 3/16/20 – 3/20/20

Welcome back for another Weekly Outfit recap! These are my favorite posts to write because I love being able to share my daily thoughts with you all. Especially now that we have so much going on with COVID-19 and everything in the world. It’s a lot and I have a lot of thoughts about this stuff because it’s pretty scary, but I’m hoping for the best. This week I started working from home and am not getting dressed in real clothes as much, so there may be fewer links than normal but I will do my very best to link as many items as possible. Keep on reading to see what I was thinking, wearing, and doing this week!

Monday

This Monday was a little bit interesting for me. Instead of going into the city for work today, my boss let me work in the Long Island office which is closer to my house and much safer than having to take public transportation. There was a little bit of uncertainty this morning because I really wasn’t sure what was going to be in store this week. Eventually, we were told that we are officially working from home starting on Tuesday, which was a relief honestly. I had been getting increasingly nervous about having to go out in public and being exposed to this virus. I didn’t want to risk being a carrier and infecting my family and I also didn’t want to risk getting sick. Hopefully moving forward things will start slowing down as more people start working from home! I’m also looking forward to having a little bit more free time too because I won’t have to commute 3 hours a day for a while. It gives me more time to create new content and focus on my blog and any other projects I’m working on. It’s going to be weird, but definitely for the best!

Sweater: Something Navy / Pants: Topshop (similar) / Shoes: Target

Tuesday

This was my first day working from home this week and it was a little bit slow as we were still figuring things out. What I liked so far about working from home was definitely the flexibility to wake up later, have breakfast, take breaks when I needed to and having better/healthier lunches. I’m sure the longer I do it, the more bored I’ll get but until then it’s nice! Once thing I want to work on for tomorrow is going to be creating a solid schedule to stick to. I think that will help me feel more productive and not get bored. Overall, today was pretty good and I am happy to be home finally and really focus on “social distancing”. I hope you are all doing well this week and able to stay home!

Cardigan: Urban Outfitters / Top: Old Navy / Leggings: Target

Wednesday

Today is day 3 of working from home and social distancing and things are not so bad as far as productivity goes. One issue I am having is that I’m starting to feel a bit sick. Since about Saturday night I had a very mild sore throat and runny nose in the morning and night. Now today, I woke up and my sore throat was gone but I’m sneezing a TON and having an insane amount of nasal congestion. I had been having allergy issues the last few weeks, so I thought it might just be an enhanced allergy attack so I took some allergy meds. I also took some Tylenol cold & flu to see if that would help first. So far, I think one of them helped with my nasal congestion, because I cannot stop blowing my nose and it seems like my body wants to get everything out. I’m not having any other symptoms (fever, difficulty breathing, etc) yet but I’m taking it day by day. Other than my nose and foggy head, I feel completely fine so it’s just sort of a mystery for me right now. I haven’t left the house in 2 days, and today I actually went outside for the first time since Monday. It was incredible to breathe fresh air even if it was just to take the garbage out. I think tomorrow I will try my best to spend a little bit more time outside to get fresh air. It’s starting to feel very stuffy inside now.

Sweater: Abercrombie / Sweatpants: Taken from Andrew / Slippers: Bearpaw

Thursday

Today, I’m finally feeling a little bit better than yesterday. I’m still incredibly congested, but I don’t feel like I have to blow my nose every 5 minutes at least. It was a little bit gloomy this morning and in combination with feeling sick, I was just exhausted this morning. But after having some breakfast and showering, doing some work, I’m feeling really productive and ready for a good day. The sun came out too which makes it even better! I finished posting some blogs for the rest of March and into April which is amazing. I’m so excited for you to see those upcoming blog posts! They’re so good! Now that I’m finally feeling better, I’m hoping to see Andrew finally and really get back to a normal routine also. Being home hasn’t been too bad because I haven’t really had this kind of alone time is months so it’s really nice to just be able to wake up and stay home. I’m enjoying my social distancing right now, but looking forward to the future and figuring out what our new normal will be!

Cardigan: Abercrombie / Top: Old Navy / Leggings: Target

Friday

Finally Friday and I have to tell you it’s been a week. I think I’m finally getting used to and actually enjoying being home from work. I like having the freedom to sleep in a little bit longer, there’s no pressure to be doing something at all times, and I can enjoy some sunshine while I work. Being home this week has actually made me feel more creative and more motivated than ever to work on my goals. It might sound crazy, but for me at least, this chance to stay home feels like a blessing in disguise. It makes me feel like this is my chance to get truly focused and experiment with my content and growing my blog and social media. I am getting back 3 hours of my day now that I don’t have to commute and having that extra time allows me to many more things done. I have the best feeling that this is the universe telling me to get focused and take advantage of this opportunity. We have no idea how long we’ll be in isolation, so I’m making sure to keep focused on work as much as I can and working on growing. I’m feeling really excited!

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