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What Are You Wearing at Home? 11 Cup of Jo Readers Share Their Real-Life Looks…

Work from home outfits

The other day, I asked on Instagram what people were wearing at home these days. Are you dressing up? Living in sweats? Walking around naked? Here, 11 Cup of Jo readers share their favorite ensembles…

Above: “My WFH uniform formula has been simple: a blouse with a light sweater or jacket, slippers and my Athleta ‘airplane pants.’ They look like trousers but feel like jammies. I’ve had customer calls and meetings throughout this time, so it’s important for me to still look professional while at home.” — Lindsey, Denver

Work from home outfits

“During quarantine, we all needed a pick-me-up — especially my four-year-old daughter who misses her friends — so I put on my seven-year-old wedding dress. She ran and grabbed a ‘tutu dress.’ My husband and baby son were in the other room, so we did our own dramatic wedding march, twirl, and bow into the room! It made another evening at home fun and very funny. Trying to add enjoyment where I can.” — Rachel, Pittsburgh

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“Today’s my mom’s birthday, so I turned my car into a parade float for a drive-by celebration with my babies. I’ve been wearing this outfit off and on for the past three weeks. We live in Texas where the weather is balmy in the spring, so it’s great for sunshine-y days, but it has enough of a twist on my style that I feel like myself.” — Christi, Dallas

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“I teach Pre-K and I read stories to my students every morning. I do my makeup and hair, put on a nice top and earrings but stay in my pjs from the waist down. (Top Madewell, bottom Hanna Andersson!).” — Claude Monique, Brooklyn

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“I’ve been wearing big scarves every day. They keep me warm if there is a draft and can double as a blanket for naps! This one is from Zara (they make the softest scarves).” — Destinee, Baltimore

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“I’m often seen at my desk wearing my 12-week-old daughter, Willa. I wear Target leggings and Target soft T-shirts or Uniqlo sweatshirts. I like to shower in the mornings before hopping on conference calls, and these days I am slathering myself in Everyday Oil — which I first learned about on a beauty uniform and found out it was made in our tiny mountain town!” — Sarah, Black Mountain, NC

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“I’m a cellist, which means teaching lessons online right now. I’m currently rotating between my black leggings, black leggings and black leggings.” — Sarah, Toronto

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“I’d been wearing sweatpants and T-shirts, but these last couple of gloomy days have had me in a slump. I thought about what I could do to lift my spirits up. Then it came to me: I put on skirt and some lipstick and that helped me get pumped up for the grind!” — Ingrid, Westchester County, NY

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“Cozy sweater with balloon sleeves, jeans, and overgrown hair tucked into headband. (Not pictured: cozy socks.)” — Teresa, Marin County, California

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“The sewing community around the world is thankful for a hobby that keeps our fingers busy while staying home. Here’s a top I made this week, worn with stretchy jeans. Basically the perfect outfit for finding a snack for my kids 658 times a day and playing with All The Lego. (Check out some hashtags like #isewlation and #sewcialdistancing for what people are making!)” — Rebecca, Brisbane, Australia

Work from home outfits

Work from home outfits

And this reader — Julie from Denver — made me laugh forever with her manual boomerangs. “Instead of downloading the app, I just repeat what I’m doing,” she says. “My staples are a Patagonia jacket, graphic tees and Marine Layer pants. My rule is that I have to get dressed every morning in something other than my PJs.”

What are you wearing these days? We’d love to hear…

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  1. alexis says...

    I started off strong but have since turned to comfy pants (linen joggers currently) and a decent top as we have a lot of virtual meetings. I also do fun earrings or a bright lipstick as a mood booster. It’s bee really tough lately with homeschooling, being stuck inside, and all the racial, political, and economic b.s. going on around us. I hope all you readers + the Cup of Jo team are safe and well!

  2. Lori says...

    Julie from Denver – I needed these manual boomerangs today!!! 😂

  3. My partner and I have implemented dress up days that friends and family have been joining in on from around the world! We found it helpful to still get up and get ready and this made it more fun.

    Our two favorite days have been a character from The Office and yesterday’s which was High School Dance.

    Every Sunday we post what the upcoming days are going to be so people can join in. Even people who haven’t participated have reached out to say how much the appreciate it, it’s bringing a little joy and fun into our days.

    Stay safe and healthy, and fabulous!

  4. Hannah says...

    Oh my goodness! Destinee and I went to the same high school! Can confirm: she has always been so stylish. Loved seeing her featured here!

  5. Emily says...

    Ha! I love all of these, and the concept of a ‘manual boomerang’! I’ve been wearing cute + comfy jeans from Madewell, add a top and sweater if cold. It gets me out of a bedtime mindset but still feels wearable and like myself. The other day I wore a spaghetti strap cami and actually felt pretty sexy for a little bit there (idk about anyone else, but this time has NOT put me in the mood, generally)!

  6. Trish O says...

    i am in the black legging rotation, myself. Turns out I DO have enough for a week of black leggings

  7. I’m very much rocking around my home (and garden!) in pyjama bottoms and a hoodie – it’s comfortable and cosy so it means that I don’t have to turn the heating on extra at this time when everything is so uncertain! I get changed into leggings and a jumper when I go out for a walk or run errands, but that’s pretty normal attire for me!
    Take care Joanna, Kirsty

  8. Nina says...

    I have succesfully changed out of my pj’s every day of the lockdown, some days I change into sweatpants, some days I change into actual would go to work with these clothes.
    Those DIY boomerangs give me life :D

  9. Alex says...

    Scrubs. New scrubs for driving home. Jammies. Repeat.

    • Susan says...

      Whatever you do in healthcare, thanks for working on the front lines! Stay safe and healthy.

  10. McKenzie says...

    I’m wearing my short overalls everyday (I live in Atlanta where it’s quite warm right now!) They just make me so happy and feel like summer to me. Plus, you can’t beat a front kangaroo-style pocket!

  11. Jamie says...

    I’m 30 weeks pregnant with my second child (and likely my last, so I don’t want to buy anything new!) so one of the upsides of social distancing is that I don’t have to see people when I’m rotating between my faded maternity leggings with holes or my one comfortable maternity jumpsuit. I’m hoping to never wear maternity jeans again…I can’t find any that stay up!

  12. J says...

    I realized I need to put jeans on to feel like I’m “at work”. Anything less than jeans, I feel like I have the freedom to slop around and not be focused on my work. I always do my (very minimal) makeup and tidy up my hair. I feel more like myself during the video meetings with my team!

  13. Christina says...

    I’m in Sweden and we are not quarantined. Most people who can work from home do so, but I can’t and my workplace is considered essential so I am not allowed to either. Today I wore a blue chambray tunic, Gap jeans and Doc Martens mary janes. Spring is here!

  14. Tovah says...

    Hey CoJ team, I’m just curious about the banner ads I’m seeing on this post today… is this a new thing? A quarantine-specific stop gap that will eventually (hopefully) go away? One of the more delightful things about this site for me has always been the way you elegantly incorporate your sponsored content (of things I usually admire and sometimes buy!), rather than unattractive ads for random car insurance and tax prep companies. Thanks for listening!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      We are trying them out as a way to add a much-needed revenue stream during quarantine. My goal is to pay all our employees and freelancers regular rates throughout. Thank you so much for your feedback! I appreciate it.

    • Caitlin Woodhouse says...

      I know I’d be willing to pay for a subscription for COJ right now – I am still able to work and would to support COJ as it’s been such an important component of my new day to day life.

      @Joanna – is this a possibility?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Thank you so much, Caitlin! That means a lot to me. We’ll think about that! xo

    • Marti says...

      Hi Joanna, Just wanted to drop a note in 100% support of these banners as a necessary evil whilst the global crisis continues. I’ve been a daily reader for years & your blog is a bright spot for me while I work from home during these stressful times. I applaud you on your commitment to make it work in order to pay your employees (and yourself, I hope!). Cheers!

    • Tovah says...

      I totally get it! This is a new world, for now… thanks so much for replying. Hugs from Charlottesville :)

  15. Kari says...

    More about Teresa!!! She seems so lovely and would love to see a week of outfits from her. I’m still in my 20s, but there is something so inspiring about seeing the styles of women many years my senior. We don’t give age and maturity the respect and awe it deserves :)

    • Abigail Murrish says...

      PLEASE! What Kari said!

    • Teresa says...

      Thank you 😊

  16. I’m a full-time yoga teacher and Nutrition coach, so opened an virtual studio and I’m teaching online 2-3 times a day, plus chatting with clients in between. While my clothing hasn’t changed much, my make-up sure has! Tinted moisturizer and magnetic false lashes have been my MVP’s so looking fresh in the Zoom studio!

    • Megan says...

      What am I wearing? One word: overalls!

      A step above sweats so I feel dressed, and enough pockets for the many roles I’m bouncing between all day: snacks for my son (I am not above buying his quiet during a work phone call with some M&Ms), stick drives for work, my cell phone, cat toys, hand sanitizer, and other random treasures :)

  17. N says...

    Love these! @Claude, can you tell us about the picture on your wall :) So beautiful!

    Also, scarves. Such a great call. Save a little bit on the gas bill since we’re home all day now and it’s still chilly in Chicago!

  18. Rachel says...

    Another baby-wearing mama here! Never goes out of style, always looks cute, so versatile ;)

  19. lk says...

    I’m wearing jeans here- too many days in sweatpants and I am going to gain the covid-19……. It has taken me 30 years to get rid of the freshman 15…… I must button something on a daily basis!!!!!!
    cheers!

  20. Laura J says...

    Rebecca of Brisbane, would you please share the pattern name & maker? What a cute top!

    • Lou says...

      I was just about to type in the same thing!
      #homemadewardrobe4evah

    • Martha says...

      Agree! Would love to see that!

    • Rebecca says...

      Thanks! It’s just a boxy tee- the Stevie Top by Tilly & the Buttons. A similar one is the Lou Box Tee by Sew DIY. Happy sewing! Xx

  21. Paige says...

    Julie’s “boomerangs” made my morning!

    • Fabiana says...

      Mime too!

    • Gretchen says...

      yes! a much needed laugh

  22. Emily L says...

    I really love this idea of seeing pictures of readers from around the country and world on IG! While I love outfits from NYC, it’s great seeing them from small towns in the south, midwest, and more. I’ve been trying to do my nails to keep things bright and fun! Tho I’m running out of nail polish remover…

  23. Talia says...

    Workout gear! In between meetings and such, I go for long walks or bike rides. I can’t bear the thought of changing clothes all day, so I put on workout gear in the morning and I am ready to go. Walks and bike rides are saving my sanity (and allowing me to stay somewhat healthy while my gym is closed!) We can do this!

  24. Courtney says...

    Can Teresa please do a full Beauty Uniform post? I love her look!

    • Eileen says...

      Totally agree!

    • Paige says...

      Agreed!

    • Shelley says...

      Yes, please!

    • GabyH says...

      Yes, please! I love her look and I just know she would provide great anecdotes and beauty wisdom.

    • teresa says...

      Thank you, I am so flattered :)

  25. Leigh says...

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who feels sick of their clothes, but feels frivolous complaining about it. I also bought those Marine Layer pants. Thank you for the recommendation.

    I’m curious what people are doing about their hair. My roots are awful. I know this isn’t a real problem. Just an inconvenience.

    • Elizabeth says...

      I’ve taken the “every day it’s in a bun” route that the cartoon from last friday referenced hehe

  26. sp says...

    Love the airplane pants! Do they make that swishy sound when you walk? We are still working from work (“essential”) but everyone’s been more casual than usual and I’m wondering if I could get away with those! Also, JULIE! LOL!

  27. jm says...

    dare i say it…we are stuck in a house in mexico and lucky for us, its swimsuits everyday!

  28. Elise says...

    I bet Claude Monique’s students would be DELIGHTED to see her fun pajama pants :)

  29. Yvonne says...

    I have been in self-isolation for almost a month and I am losing all motivation and woke up grumpy but when I saw Sarah and her beautiful little treasure I could not help but think that everything is going to be ok.So beautiful! And Tricia with her lovely face and hair and Rebecca with her lovely blouse. Thank you for sharing and for inspiring hope!

  30. Emma says...

    I’m wearing all the things I can’t wear to work – nail polish, birks, tshirts with big dumb prints on them, drop earrings – while I radically prune the garden and pressure hose. It’s a vibe.

  31. meredith says...

    Jammies – it’s bad but also so, so good. Also a note to Julie – your manual boomerangs made my day!

  32. Leah says...

    Just wanted to say that you guys are doing a great job during this time. Perfect combo of serious and fun. I really loved Caroline’s essay on standing still, and that manual boomerang made my day.

  33. Emily says...

    This is just a question for Jo and the COJ team. I’ve always wondered: how do you go about getting these responses from the COJ community for your posts? I love the format but have never seen you do interview requests for responses, etc. Just curious!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Instagram! I’ll put up a story and people will email me directly with a photo and paragraph! Xo

    • I wondered the same thing! Now i need to get their instagram alerts!!

  34. Cindy says...

    I’ve been wearing my Vuori joggers while WFH – best, most comfy joggers ever! I have given my hair exactly one blow-out since March 18th and am rocking the messy bun most every day. My makeup is feeling abandoned though I do use a faux tanner on my face a few times a week to get rid of the “I’ve been locked up in my house after a long Chicago winter” pallor. Am so going to look at the Athleta pants and the ML pants for when I finally go back to the office.

  35. Julia says...

    I love Teresa’s style and her hair is making me look forward to mine turning grey.

    • Rusty says...

      I think the KEY thing she’s ‘wearing ‘ is her fabulous attitude!

    • teresa says...

      Thank you so much for saying that!! I am “only” 45 and decided to stop coloring a couple of years ago. I am still internally debating whether I like it or not. Sometimes I see pics of myself and I feel like I’m going too granny, lol.

  36. Aimee says...

    I love Teresa’s “overgrown hair” and headband!

    • teresa says...

      Thank you!

  37. Jenny says...

    My rule is that I have to change into something I wouldn’t be embarrassed to be seen in. So clean joggers vs. crusty 3-day pajama pants and I at least try to throw on a sports bra.

  38. Alyssa says...

    I never expected to be utilizing a capsule wardrobe, but living with my parents with a limited wardrobe has essentially instituted one. Granted it’s all athletic pants, t-shirts and sweatshirts. But hey, it’s something!

    My mom and I walk the dog every morning at 7AM before she starts to work from home, so I pick out one pair of athletic bottoms, a t-shirt, and a sweatshirt and off we go. It’s surprisingly comforting!

    Sending you all light and love and lots of elastic pants.

  39. J Ray says...

    I LOVED seeing all the different lewks! Each person made me smile and feel like we’re SO all in this together.

    I keep a black and white blouse on the back of my work chair in the dining room (my office) at all times. I have two littles running around, so I’m wearing comfy clothes most of the time, but when I need to in a video meeting, I just throw the SAME shirt on and go for it. No one has noticed it’s the same shirt but I get tons of praise for “wearing real clothes”! haha

  40. I’ve been a freelance editor/writer and the stay-home parent for years, so this is not new to me :)
    I do really miss dressing up sometimes – for church or dinner out. So I thought maybe I would try to get my family to dress up on Easter! Then maybe I would wear makeup again.

  41. Alice says...

    I’ve mostly been wearing jeans, a top of varying cute-ness depending on how I feel that morning, and jumpers stolen from my boyfriend. It’s been pretty cosy- I have the comfiest jeans and have never had an issue with wearing them all day!
    Today though, I woke up feeling grumpy. I worked out feeling grumpy. I showered feeling grumpy. So I put on a dress and honestly it made me feel SO MUCH BETTER. I normally wear dresses 4-5 days a week, and being in jeans has clearly not been good for my psyche!

    I do have the issue though of having packed frantically to go and spend the lockdown with my boyfriend, and I really didn’t pack many clothes. I’m so bored of them all already! It also feels so selfish to order things online right now- like, those warehouse workers and the delivery people could surely do with a bit of a break- but the pull of just a COUPLE of new, cute things is so strong….

  42. Jessica Melindy says...

    I love this relatable post! But I love the boomerangs the very most!

  43. Genevieve Martin says...

    Rebecca’s gorgeous smile stopped me in my tracks/scrolling. What a lovely post :)

    2 weeks in, I realised I had worn my favourite blue jumper every single day of lockdown so the next day I did “dress up Friday” and wore a shirt and a different jumper. But then I went back to trusty blue because, why not? It makes me feel cosy and I like wearing it :)

    Related: it’s crazy how infrequently my clothes need washing on lockdown haha. Since I change clothes for all exercise now (rather than walking about an hour a day getting hot wearing coat and backpack), and am not spending time in an office that fluctuates from too hot to too cold, they just don’t smell. Even my hair isn’t getting greasy. An unexpected lockdown outcome.

  44. cecile says...

    Julie from Denver makes my day <3

  45. Jodi says...

    I am in love with Julie, doing her own Boomerangs. *Love*

  46. A says...

    I bought a pair of these Born Primitive joggers a few weeks ago and have been living in them (occasionally with a blouse and full hair/makeup for Zoom meetings). I just ordered a second pair so I have something to wear while the first pair is being washed.

    https://bornprimitive.com/collections/womens-best-sellers/products/female-rest-day-athleisure-joggers-black

    And from these comments, I think I’ll finally pull the trigger on the Marine Layer Allison pant. I’ve been on the fence forever about them but everyone here is so enthusiastic!

  47. Lizzy says...

    Manual boomerangs!!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Thank you for putting this in the world!

    • Anna says...

      LOL!! I agree Lizzy!!

  48. JW says...

    I’m currently 9 months pregnant and was just starting to outgrow my work staples and struggling to decide if I needed to replace them or just wear the same 3 things everyday when we started sheltering in place 26 days ago. The timing was perfect in terms of wardrobe because it means I can wear my comfy pants and husband’s t-shirts most of the day but throw on a cuter top for my daily conference calls if needed. Saved me some money in buying new clothes for work and no one in my house cares if they can see my big baby belly peeking out from under my t-shirts. 😆

  49. Nice white shirt, black bra, nice earrings, makeup, comfy pants (not sweatpants) and Isotoner slippers.

    I’ve been working from home for almost a decade so for me the routine hasn’t changed.

    I dress for the world even if I speak to no one. Intention and attention are everything.

    And my financè who now works from home also has a thing for the white shirt / black bra combo so it’s working out just fine.

  50. Savannah says...

    Claude and Julie – giving me the chuckles I need right now!

  51. Megan Hadley says...

    I want to be friends with all of these women, they are awesome! PJ pants with nice tops, handy scarves for naps, baby wearing and manual boomerangs etc…these people are my kind of people!

  52. I try to wake up and put workout clothes on, if I have the clothes on then I usually get the workout in. I love all of the online streaming workouts. My favorite is @dancechurch that @alyssainthecity posted about. I did it on Sunday morning and it felt amazing. Then I shower and put sweats on.

    But through this quarantine I also started a creative outlet I had been wanting to do before but didn’t have time, now I have lots. My grandma sews my sisters and I clothes and I made an instagram called @joycemadethis to be able to tag the clothes she sews. It has been really fun to send my grandma the pictures since I can’t go see her for fittings anymore right now. It’s also given me a chance to put makeup on and put outfits together and find somewhere in the parking lot of my apartment or somewhere on my street to shoot outfit posts.

  53. Stevie says...

    Julie from Denver thank you for that laugh. Needed that today! And thanks for the light hearted quarantine post COJ

  54. Sarah Beth says...

    This afternoon, while I was taking a walk with my daughter, I saw a woman walking around our neighborhood in a striped dress and flats, the exact kind of outfit I would have worn to work on a day like this. She looked so chic. I’ve been really struggling managing the logistics of ft work from home and also having two kids at home, and leaned into the leggings life for the first couple of weeks. But I’ve found that I feel better, and am more efficient (leaving me more time to relax!) when I put on real clothes every day. Maybe I’ll even put on a dress! I feel inspired by how pretty my neighbor looked.

  55. Nifty says...

    I am feeling that denim coat! And Julie you’re the best.

  56. Rebekah says...

    Hahaha! Julie! Those boomerangs are so good! 😂❤️❤️❤️

  57. Laura says...

    I have worked from home for over 5 years and I have shower and get dressed by noon rule. This allows me to lounge around and ease into work, then take a break in between conference calls. But getting dressed does help!
    My husband also works from home and always gets ready before starting. He says otherwise he doesn’t feel like he’s working.
    So if you are struggling, try a few different routines to see what works!

    • Jules says...

      I’ve been showering around 10 after starting work at 830 and I love it this way. It feels like a short break from the desk and it’s also really nice in there when the sun is brighter (who knew!)

  58. Katie says...

    Those LLBean Wicked Good slippers are the BOMB! I’ve been wearing mine literally daily for the last 7 years, usually without socks in summer, and they still look so fresh!

  59. It’s been a pretty tough few months for my daughter. She lost her beloved dachshund of 16 years, endured the Nashville tornado and has been sheltering in place alone, far from friends and family, for three weeks now. Her sadness and loneliness broke this mama’s heart. So, I decided to add some humor to her life in the form of her favorite documentary and created #greygardensstyle2020 . Every day there is a crazy new theme. I channel my inner Edie and dress up myself and the dog in wacky fun fashions. I posted it to my Instagram and Facebook to give her something to look forward to each day. But a fantastic thing has happened! My friends wanted in on the fun too. Many have said that discovering headscarves has given them LIFE! I may have to create more themes if we need to extend it past April 15th.

    • Lauryn says...

      Oh my gosh Laura, you are the sweetest mother. How lucky is to daughter to have you! I am so incredibly sorry to hear about the passing of her dog. But how lovely that she has a wonderful mother like you to spread some joy! This touched my heart.

    • Heather says...

      What a great idea!! Great time for me to revisit that documentary, too.

    • cait says...

      I think we all need your instagram handle so we can follow along!

    • Becky says...

      I’m a Nashville native. Let me know if you need someone to drive by with her house with a sign from you bc I’d be happy to!

  60. MaryB says...

    “Manual Boomerangs” FOR THE WIN!

  61. Em says...

    haha. dying over Julie’s manual boomerangs.

    Ordering everyday oil ASAP. Sarah is the glowiest, most rested looking mama of a 12 week old.

    And thank you CoJ for continuing to provide such a perfect range of content. It’s nice to have a place online that is consistently helpful, humorous, and informative. I’m finding a lot of other instagram accounts or blogs I follow just seem too shallow right now but CoJ just continues to hit it out of the park for me. Thank you.

  62. LB says...

    I have those marine layer pants, they are awesome!

  63. Althea says...

    Those homemade boomerangs are AMAZING! Hahaha!

  64. Emily says...

    Ha. I LOVE the manual boomerang!

  65. Kamina says...

    Feeling happy-teary to see Rebecca sending in a pic from my hometown of Brisbane; I can’t get there because of border restrictions due to COVID. (I currently live in another state but all my loved ones are in Brisbane and I would usually visit pretty often.) Just a lovely moment of unexpected connection to get on here and see a snap from inside a Brisbane home. <3

    • Anita says...

      Another Brisbane person here! It also gave me a thrill to see someone from my home town featured here. And I know a bit of how you are feeling – It’s really strange not being able to travel interstate to visit loved ones… I suddenly really feel the distance between us in a way I didn’t before…

    • Nifty says...

      oh I love that other Aussie’s read this blog! I’m in Melbourne but reading these comments just gave me a zing of local connection x

    • Rebecca says...

      Love to you Kamina! Brisbane will still be here & beautiful once this is over. Xx and hi Anita!

    • N says...

      Me too! I’m way over the Pacific in Vancouver, can’t get home and my mum isn’t able to see my little boy. So homesick rn!

    • Rusty says...

      In Perth here! Oi, Oi, Oi!!! 🙂
      I lurve that we have a gang of Aussies in here!
      Do you guys know that WA has even enforced (by police and army), regional hard borders?!
      It’s rough on some, but better for all. Like, really? Can’t spend Easter at your beach house down south. Enjoy your city home instead.
      My brother is building a house down south and isn’t allowed to go there. He’s fine with accepting the difficulty, because it’s for the greater good:
      “We are one, but we are many, and from all the lands on Earth we come. We share a dream and sing with one voice … I am, you are, we are Australian….” ❤

    • Katherine says...

      Queenslander!
      We live in the ACT now though and all our family travel has been cancelled. The NSW borders don’t seem to be closed, as so many people live in Yass or Queanbeyan or other towns over the border and come in to work, but NSW police will give on the spot fines for non essential travel. Heaps of people have homes at the coast though and Easter normally means a traffic jam to head east, but no one is permitted to go to the coast over Easter. (And they are still managing bush fire recovery there – I can’t even imagine coping with this on top now too.)
      Happy to stay home and stay safe here.

  66. I’m a potter and my studio is in the back yard so work has continued pretty much as normal, with the difference being that my husband and kids are now all in the house and regularly coming out to visit me, haha! I typically wear sturdy clothes that can get dirty like overalls and jeans, but today is the first sunny warm day of the season here in portland, or, so I put on a gauzy shift dress with a sweater over it, wrapped my apron around it while I worked, and felt like damn goddess.

    • Katie says...

      YES! I am digging this whole vibe.

  67. I’m currently looking for work so my isolation look hasn’t differed much from my everyday look. We’re also in Autumn in Australia and the weather can’t make up it’s mind so I’m wearing a mix of the following: denim shorts, jeans, tops – sometimes it’s a random t-shirt or if I know I will be out or be seen it’s one of my nice tops, and either my sandals or skechers flats (I need something supportive as I have issues with my right ankle). I brush on some light make up every other day but otherwise I’m not wearing any which feels freeing and my skin is loving it.
    I’m at home 99% of the time and only leave the house for doctor’s appointments which are weekly as we can’t figure out what is going on with me (constant dizziness), so I use them as an excuse to get dressed up and look more put together.
    I’ve never been a person to stay in my PJs all day so I need to get dressed to feel productive and like myself.

    • Anita says...

      On the dizziness, I had this for about a year (to the point where I had to move in with my parents, stop drinking and take meds!), ending with a panic attack. After urging from friends I finally went to see a therapist for CBT, and she mentioned dizziness was a really common symptom of anxiety. When anxious you stop breathing properly so you get dizzy! Anyways after the first session my dizziness literally disappeared So maybe this could help? I also had many doc and hospital appointments where they couldn’t figure out what was wrong, but makes sense now as it was nothing physical :)

    • Rusty says...

      Hey Aussie here too.
      Low Iron? Major cause of dizziness.
      I recently had an infusion instead of supplements that rarely do anything, or a needle which hurts. I highly recommend the infusion if that’s what’s found.
      Wishing you well from Perth. xx

  68. Christie says...

    I definitely subscribe to the ‘get dressed in something other than jamies’ rule! My 9 year old is so annoyed that I don’t let her get around the house in her robe, but I think that getting ready for the day is really important for your mental health. We all try to be up and dressed by 9am (wearing whatever we want that’s NOT jamies!).

    Love this post idea by the way, so interesting! Would love to see more posts around what people are doing at home. X.

  69. CK says...

    Julie, you are THE BEST.

  70. Annie says...

    Where is Theresa sweater from? It’s beautiful!

    • Kelly W says...

      I’d love to know too! It’s so pretty!

    • teresa says...

      Thanks…I got it from the Gap earlier this winter.

  71. Katherine says...

    When I had my first baby (almost 11 years ago) my sil gave me advice for grumpy baby days: dress the baby in his most adorable outfit. He may be grumpy, but he’ll look cute and lovable.
    I’m running with that advice again these days: Miss 5 is cycling through all her beautiful dresses (no playground adventures to stain or rip them) and I’m wearing favourite outfits everyday. Then wrapping my fluffy dressing gown over the top since it’s getting wintry here. Amid the chaos of three kids schooling at home, it’s hitting the right balance of feeling put together but cosy and comfy.

    • Alice says...

      I have a 2 month old and this made me laugh out loud, so thank you! That is a great tip.

  72. Alyse says...

    I’ve been wearing athletic clothes! I find I’m more likely to work out when I’m already dressed for it. Plus they’re comfortable!

  73. Jess says...

    Big sweaters and short shorts, or overalls with a sports bra. I have big plans to make everyone dress up In their Sunday best for Easter.

  74. Emilie says...

    My work office is VERY casual, so I’m actually using the home isolation as a chance to dress up more! Mostly easy dresses with leggings, because I still have to chase my toddler son, but it’s nice to feel “me.” Also doing a little bit of makeup most days, because I’m doing so many Zoom and FaceTime meetings. Makes me feel (and look) alive!

  75. Jen says...

    Thank you Julie from Denver for brightening my day. I love your Boomerang parody!

    • amy says...

      +1!!

  76. Olivia says...

    Hi Julie! Where is the cabinet from that’s behind you? With the tv and the baskets? It’s gorgeous!

    Sarah – you have the radiance of a new mom. GORGEOUS!

  77. Mimi says...

    I learned after having my first baby to get dressed first thing – even better, get a shower! If I don’t, I’ll feel like haggard mommy the rest of the day, and that just makes the rest of the day feel crummy. Wearing mascara or lipstick really ups the ante! I need to reserve the comfort of PJs for the end of the day, when I really deserve them.

  78. Mandy says...

    Julie’s ‘boomerangs’ are the best – thanks for the big laugh!
    COJ team – thanks so much for continuing to give us laughs and fun things to read during this time. There is something really nice about seeing fellow COJ readers at home on the other side of the world. Maybe a feature on readers’ favourite corners of their homes is in order?
    With love from Melbourne.

    • Amanda says...

      I second this idea! We’ve been using every inch of our house these days, including our guest room which I’ve renamed ‘my studio apartment’ and I go there to watch Schitt’s Creek alone when I’m not the lead parent.

    • S says...

      I’m in Melbourne too! Hope you’re keeping warm :)

  79. Elspeth says...

    Loved this! Thanks for sharing.
    I have been trying to wear nice things and put on makeup especially for FaceTime calls since I’d dress up if we were talking over dinner or coffee…

  80. Erica says...

    My go-to outfit has been a Muji men’s cotton v-neck in black or white and H&M sweatpants. I will accessorize with a pretty necklace if I have a video meeting. Also right now I’m wearing socks over a foot peel – it’s a great time to do one of those while in isolation!

  81. Christine says...

    Sweatpants that I sewed (two new pairs since shelter in place started!) And whatever tops fit. I’m 7 months pregnant, so options are limited. I change into leggings for our daily walks/scooter/bike rides with the kids, then back into my clean sweatpants once we’re home.

  82. Jen says...

    What a bunch of cuties! It’s fun to see COJ reader faces and peeks of their lives and homes.
    As for me, I am still having to report to work in person during this crisis, so for safety reasons and sartorial ones too, I’m envious of those who get to stay at home to work. Of course, I am thankful to have my job right now, but still. Staying in jammies, or even wearing a “business on the top, slumber party on the bottom” combo from the comfort of my own home sounds pretty appealing. But even though I am still having to leave the house on a daily basis, I realized that I am seeing far fewer people than normal at work, where the dress standard usually skews towards tasteful separates. I have found that I seem to be reaching for the same 3 comfy things over and over with an attitude of “Who cares if I just wore this outfit? No one! It’s a pandemic!” So I can definitely relate to cellist Sarah’s idea of black leggings on repeat, even though my version of black leggings seems to be my favorite pair of high-waisted wide-legged cropped jeans with some sort of plain tee, a cardigan and some sneaks. It’s my version of jammies at work right now, I guess, and it makes me feel better to brave the big, bad world on a daily basis in something comfy.
    Wishing everyone good luck out there!

    • Sunny says...

      Jen – I’m doing the same thing. There’s far fewer people at work so I am amused at the guys who still wear nicer shirts and khakis. I mean, I’m not wearing leggings and sweatshirts (yet) but I’ve definitely relaxed what I wear. I mostly favor black and grey and today’s outfit is a black tank dress over black leggings under a long gray cardigan with slip on black sneakers. comfy, my style, and functional during this time.

  83. Pascale says...

    Oh thank you Julie from Denver♥️ It’s almost midnight here and that was my first belly laugh of the day. I needed that!

    • Julie says...

      You are most welcome. <3

  84. tina crisas says...

    In the beginning, I was in my jammies, then I ordered a bunch of loungewear and cute nighties from Oysho, and on more dressed up days I’ll wear some cool overalls.

  85. Julee says...

    Oh my. This cheered me up so much. For no real reason other than it’s so nice to see perfectly normal strangers feeling and acting charmingly cute! Makes me want to take a selfie. Thank you.

  86. Mouse says...

    I get up and put on grey leggings with a big snuggly oversized fleece-y thing. Have coffee, read a little, etc. When I’m finally ready for the day I put on DIFFERENT “daytime” grey leggings and a grey top and a big grey sweater-y thing. Or a grey tunic. Then I do it all over again. I’m basically wearing the same damn thing all the time–leggings!–but in my MIND they’re different.
    Oy vey.

  87. Ellen says...

    I’ve also been wearing those LL Bean slippers from the first photo nonstop! I just started at a new organization 3 weeks ago, after they’d already decided to work remote. My uniform has been stretchy jeans, a blouse/nice sweater, and big earrings that add some life to my face during a video call. I’ve been worried about making a good first impression virtually, but at the same time, I think I’m good–aside from my interview at the beginning of the year, I’ve only ever seen our CEO in workout t-shirts and baggy sweaters!

  88. nadine says...

    Eevrybody looks so cute!! What a beautiful group!!
    Claude Monique what is the picture you have on your wall? It looks so calming..

    • jane says...

      That’s what I thought too! Love you all!

  89. Christy says...

    The cat in Julie’s boomerangs made me laugh! Looking forward, looking forward (we’re going backward again?), looking forward, looking back (what is this activity?!), looking around (is there an escape).

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Haha good observation!

  90. Elizabeth says...

    Omg, the manual boomerangs.
    Reminds me of the Youie from Parks and Rec – Do you mind if I snap a youie? It’s what I call selfies of other people

  91. Mac says...

    I’m pregnant, due in about a month (what timing…) and in balmy Texas. Working through a rotation of 5 t-shirt dresses that feel (and maybe look? 😂) a lot like nightgowns.

  92. Emily Crowder says...

    My first thought was, “all CoJ readers are babes” and then it clicked for me… maybe everyone is a babe, if you stop and give them some attention and time. Something about seeing my peers also coping with this is making me feel so much BETTER. Thank you babes of the world, and CoJ team. xoxoxo

    • Kate says...

      Heck yeah, we’re all babes! And yes, I’m actually inspired to get dressed tomorrow!

    • Katie says...

      EVERYONE IS A BABE!!!! This is such a great revelation 🙌

    • Mimi says...

      So good! I love it! Cheer me ups all around here :)

    • Midge says...

      I love this! It’s true, we ARE all babes!

  93. K says...

    We were in the middle of tie dyeing a bunch of shirts when we started staying at home so I mostly wear those! (With sweatpants, overalls, leggings) We made some matching too for our family. Their bright colors pick me up!

  94. Lindsey says...

    My dry cleaner went out of business, so I am doing an experiment with my favorite oversized (aka stolen from my husband) cashmere sweater — how many days in a row can it be worn without going to the cleaners and/or before my co-workers notice and ask about my well-being, LOL. I will keep you all posted.

    • Maria says...

      I hand wash ALL my cashmere sweaters and it completely changed my life. Trick is to roll the sweater in a towel after washing to absorb the excess moisture then allow to dry on a flat surface. I have cashmere from Vince, Cording’s and Saint Laurent looking brand new after several years since I started the hand washing trick. And a freshly washed cashmere sweater smells so clean and fresh. Something dry cleaning was never able to accomplish!

    • Mamabird says...

      I just washed one of my cashmere jumpers for the first time. I got it for my birthday last June and I have worn it so much… It honestly was fine!
      Also, I don’t dryclean my cashmere, just a gentle handwash with a bit of hand soap and then dry flat on a towel.

  95. Kat O says...

    Teresa’s style is fantastic (I am still SO here for balloon sleeves). I was surprised when she said “overgrown hair” though, because when I saw her picture the first thing I thought was “her hair is so cute!” Maybe I should cut my own bangs…

    • Whitney says...

      No, don’t!

    • Zoe says...

      I agree, I want to know a lot more about Teresa.

    • teresa says...

      aww, thank you!
      I know we aren’t supposed to cut our own hair, but….. it does grow back!!
      I say, go for it…and if you hate it, wear a headband! :)

  96. Molly says...

    Oh my gosh – that picture of Claude Monique all dressed up from the top half up and Hanna’s on the bottom is the sweetest! Something tells me that her students would get such a thrill out of seeing her dressed like that. This whole post put such a smile on my face – thank you Cup of Jo team and readers!!

    • Silver says...

      Yeah I agree, it was a sweet post. Thanks Cup Of Jo

    • Nicole says...

      My literal thoughts–I loved that picture, and my pre-k daughter would die of joy if she saw her teachers in their Hannas!

  97. Lauren says...

    such cute looks all around! are the glasses in the top pic blue-light blocking? i’d love your top picks for good ones!
    xo

    • Rusty says...

      You can select blue light filter under settings for your device/s, laptop, PC …. makes a BIG difference.

  98. Joanne says...

    I had no idea Everyday Oil was made in Black Mountain! Thanks for the heads up, Sarah. (I lived there for awhile, now about 40 min away.)

  99. Diana says...

    Julie from Denver lives in my neighborhood!! We walk past that mailbox EVERY DAY on our 10:30 “recess” walk!! Small World! I’ve been so curious about those Marine Layer pants popping up in my feed, I want to find her and ask her questions about them. Like, are they worth it.

    • Julie says...

      Hi!! It’s a good mailbox…good walking destination for #CovidCamp snail mail.

      I think they’re worth it. Super airy and breathable. I wore em yesterday with a tshirt for walks and I think they’ll be awesome in the summer. I’ve seen them having pants sales so just keep your eye out for a sale if you want. I will say, if you have soccer thighs, i.e. thicker thighs, they don’t seem to fit as well. My wife actually ordered them for herself and she they didn’t fit. But I was lucky enough to steal them!

    • Melanie says...

      I also have those Marine Layer pants and agree they’re worth it. I love that they can look professional but are also super comfortable. Marine Layer also has great customer service. I don’t work for ML, just a fan! :)

    • emily says...

      I’ve been so curious about those pants too. And Julie, the manual boomerangs are my favorite thing today! Thanks for the smile!

  100. LEE ANN says...

    Julie, your manual boomerang is the best thing I’ve seen today.
    My husband and I call moving closer to what we’re going to photograph “manual zoom.”

  101. annie says...

    omg the manual boomerangs… those are hilar. GREAT WORK GUYS! also, you all look great :D shoutout to the nice-top-with-sweats camp!

  102. Daniela says...

    I’d love love love a post aimed at those of us not working from home right now! For some reason, working out of the house feels so lonely right now with seeing everyone else at home with their families. It’s something I’ve been struggling with, and I’d love to see something on Cup of Jo to lift my spirits (and those of all the other people that have to leave the house to take care of sick patients, deliver mail, sell groceries, etc). Just a thought :)

    That said, I’m wearing jeans to work with my work tops because my job has made casual clothing a thing right now. Since I’m not going out besides work, I dress up a bit at home in comfy pants and a cute top, or wear a dress. Love all of these outfits and hello to the fellow Denver ladies!

    • Jen M says...

      This is such a good idea. One of my best friends is a nurse at a hospital and, to put it mildly, it’s a sh*t show of the very worst kind. I’d love a post on how we can support and care for our friends on the front lines.

  103. Heidi says...

    I don’t know why, but this brought a tear to my eye… I guess it’s because I’m proud of all of us. We are doing this! We can do hard things and still be unique and fabulous and comfortable and genius. I’m wearing my trusty black and white striped V neck shirt and comfy shorts… its warm here today and my daughter and I went on a scavenger hunt in our neighborhood for her class project today.

  104. Claire says...

    What a fun group of women! And y’all look just perfect!
    (I am wearing a pair of baggy men’s chinos and a t-shirt with fruit on it )

    (Now I will go off to practice some manual boomerangs.)

  105. Clou says...

    The other night my husband and I laughed about “changing for dinner,” which actually meant putting on our pajamas. I am def going to pull out my wedding dress and surprise him this week over dinner. The dress has been hanging in the closes for 26 years!

  106. Mary says...

    Just a note – Lindsey from Denver’s pants are from Athleta, not Athelea :)

    Speaking of which – I would love to hear everyone’s favorite black leggings! What brand and style is your go-to? I always trust COJ readership recs.

    • Christina says...

      Old Navy! Their leggings are fantastic quality for the price. For everyday wear I like the high-waisted “elevate” (and they come in tall, which is so rare!), and then for working out I go with one of their more snazzy styles.

    • Tara says...

      Second that! And maybe at a handful of price points, too?

    • Lara says...

      Lulu lemon ! When on sale … otherwise they’re price but last long enough to make you feel well less guilty!

    • Celeste says...

      I third old navy but I recently tried Ellie.com because Fabiletics.com looked too expensive and I thought it was great!

  107. Hollye says...

    These are so great! Can you do an outfits post with Teresa? I want her sweater, headband, jeans, hair, and nose-ring.

    • Lori says...

      That was exactly what I was thinking!

    • claire says...

      agreed! her hair is so pretty- wonderful color, with those lovely feathery layers and textures.

  108. Laura says...

    As always, you bring the smile and heart, Cup of Jo & community. Grateful for you!

  109. Sarah says...

    Julie’s manual boomerangs are my favourite! Haha they’ve got me giggling out loud at my desk.

  110. MMC says...

    I have a trash bag full of clothes which I’ve needed to donate for weeks. When quarantine happened, I pulled out my discarded pair of overalls from the bag and have been wearing them almost every day! Turns out, overalls are the perfect stay-home uniform. :)

    Enjoyed reading this post! <3

    • Hannah says...

      Friend, when I turned 40, I did a serious Kon-Mari-ing of my wardrobe. I realized how much I loved wearing overalls at home after work and on weekends. Out went every. single. pair of pants. I bought a few more pairs (corduroy for fall! linen for summer!), and I have never looked back. :)

  111. Julie says...

    I started a new job at the end of January after taking a 2.5 year career sabbatical and working from home for three years before that. I had been worried about putting together a wardrobe of office wear but six weeks after starting I am back to working from home again for the foreseeable future. Rocking my Duluth NoGa pants, a variety of comfy tops, and no make up like I did before going back to work. Guess I didn’t need to worry about office clothes :P

  112. Morgan Salter says...

    Much respect for all these cute and together casual outfits. I myself am living in an oversized shapeless black sweatsuit covered in cat hair that hasn’t been washed in two weeks. What are jeans? What are bras? Fixtures of a distant-feeling past…

    • Lindsey says...

      I feel you, boo

  113. Clare says...

    This is amazing! Makes me feel even more warm and fuzzy than sweatpants could.

  114. Sweater and jeans with some stretch! I read someone’s tweet that said something like, “I guess my most unpopular opinions are that I actually like wearing bras and jeans.” I’m the same way! I feel kind of sleepy and unwashed if I stay in pjs or leggings all day. I’m still working but I don’t have meetings every day…but the days I *do* have meetings I’ve also put on my IT cosmetics CC creme and blush. Also we’ve been going on a lot of walks and bike rides in the neighborhood (we live in a suburb of LA) so it makes me feel more human to be in regular clothes.

    • Jessie says...

      YES to not wearing pjs or leggings! The thought of being “undressed” all day totally grosses me out! I’m the weirdo who even puts on jeans and mascara when she has the flu ;) It makes me feel more human to get ready every single day.

    • ks says...

      I need real clothes to feel like a human. that being said, i’m definitely repeating between the same things over & over & then over again – sorry i’m not sorry said to the man living with me. really shows you what is a staple in your closet. also, slippers. those in the first post may be just the thing to bring the cozy while still feeling ‘at work’.

    • Midge says...

      YES to bras, jeans, mascara, and I’ll add perfume to the list.

  115. juju says...

    I’ve decided to channel Princess Diana for my WFH look: bike shorts and oversized sweatshirts! (not nearly as glam as Princess Di, but quite comfy!)

  116. Annie says...

    I love this! It gives me a feeling of community and solidarity with these beautiful women across the world. <3 I've been on team stretchy pants for the last month… but I do shower and put on makeup since I'm often on conference calls! Lipstick, as always, is vital.

  117. Andrea says...

    We have declared Formal Friday A thing. We get dressed in business best as we WFH. Helps delineate the days and remind you about the W in WFH.

  118. Rachel says...

    I’m 31 weeks pregnant, so work from home came at the perfect time because I don’t have to buy professional maternity clothes:) I have two pairs of sweatpants that are comfortable and that’s all I need

  119. karen says...

    Stay at home mom who learned many years ago that I have to shower in the morning and put jeans on every day to feel like a human who’s ready to “work”. I also learned that the moment dinner is over and any post-dinner walks are complete, I will put on my pajamas even if the sun is still up.

    • Catherine says...

      OMG, same! I also do my hair and wear makeup every day.

    • karen says...

      Same, Catherine!

  120. Bethany says...

    Oddly enough, yesterday was my first day at a new job after being unemployed since November. If we weren’t under quarantine, I would have gone into the office in downtown Chicago—which I was so looking forward to and had an outfit I was hoping to wear! Instead the company started me remotely, which I’m so grateful for, but I dressed up a little anyway with a new wrap sweater & jeans, and did my hair & makeup. One of my coworkers joked that by the end of the week I’d be in a ponytail and sweats just like everyone else but I honestly don’t think I will—it feels so nice to have a reason to get dressed every day after being laid off for five months (which felt like quarantine already). Today I’m wearing my favorite chambray shirt & black linen pants and I feel great!

    • Joaquina says...

      Congratulations on your new job! Dressing up a little for a remote job was a great idea—helps put you in the right mindset and you feel professional!
      Treat yourself with something savory or sweet, whether by take-out from a local joint or a glass of a fancy beverage. Mazel!

  121. Kate says...

    I LOVE those and am chuckling over the cat gamely along for the ride!

  122. Sav says...

    I’ve realized how important it is for me to change into something outside of my P.J.s! I usually am wearing something that I can feel comfy working in, doing yoga in, or taking a walk in. Living in my athelta salutation joggers!

    Also I am dying over the boomerang! I couldn’t stop laughing!

  123. Mira says...

    House tour from Sarah in Toronto please!

  124. Please!!!!! More manual boomerangs by Julie from Denver. These are too brillant and hilarious.

  125. Charlene Lammers says...

    Joggers with either a sweatshirt, sweater or cardigan. Slippers on the feet. I have stopped wearing makeup as I’m not on that many conference calls where I need to show my face. If I do need face to face interaction. Eyebrows and mascara

  126. Amanda says...

    Something about this made me tear up. Seeing different women around the world dealing with the same thing and thinking about how we are each adapting in the best ways we can. Thanks everyone for sharing! And, you all look way better than me right now! I haven’t changed out of pajamas most days and my pajamas are not cute.

    • Jeanne says...

      Amanda: I have morphed into the category of day pajamas and night pajamas. Now that’s it’s been 3 weeks, I’m definitely over the shame especially since I don’t have to work from home. I will say that my day ones look like solid tshirt-fabric pants and they make me comfy and happy.

  127. Lauren E. says...

    The manual boomerangs are everything. Thank you for the laugh (if you need another please watch Randy Rainbow’s “Andy!” – an ode to Gov Cuomo).

    I’m wearing sweats, leggings, and t-shirts without a bra. I have not put on a bra since March 13 and I gotta tell ya, at this point, I’m not sure I’ll ever go back.

    • George says...

      Here for no bra. I’m flat chested so can wear cotton triangle bras without much problem but they just don’t sit right under work shirts etc. Down with underwiring!

  128. Lynn says...

    I was just sad-joking to my husband that I get about three days out of my lazy clothes, that I wear around the clock, before I’m too covered in spit-up and need to change them. BUT I change my undergarments every 1.5 days on average. Two words – video disabled.

  129. Julie says...

    Everyone is so cute! I recently bought the everlane easy pants and they are what I’ve been wearing 4/5 days of the week. Comfy enough to wear all day but I feel mentally ready to work in them.

  130. Laura says...

    Love this post! Could Rebecca in Brisbane share the name of the pattern she used? Would love to sew a top just like this!

    • Meg says...

      I second this!

    • Nicole says...

      Yes, please.

    • Paige says...

      I second this request!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      I’ll ask her!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      She says: The top pattern is the Stevie Top and Dress by Tilly and the Buttons.

      Hope that helps!

    • Rebecca says...

      Thanks girls you are the sweetest! It’s the Stevie Top and Dress pattern by Tilly and the Buttons. Another great pattern is the Lou Box Tee by Sew DIY . So many great indie patterns out there. Happy Sewing and stay safe xx

  131. Amy says...

    I almost fell off my chair laughing at Julie’s manual boomerangs! What does it say about me that I didn’t even think twice about the walking forward and backwards until I read the explanation and realized it wasn’t a boomerang? lol!

  132. Laura says...

    Julie! This is the hardest I’ve laughed in a couple of days. Thank you!

    • Cooper says...

      Julie made my day!!! SO hilarious!

  133. Tory says...

    Are Marine Layer pants worth the hype??

    • Julie says...

      I really love them!! Super breathable. I would just keep my eye out for a sale.

    • emily says...

      same question! they look very nice on you, Julie! but are they as good as they seem? do they run large? small? tell us more!

    • Auste says...

      I’m not Julie, and my boomerang game is not nearly as awesome – but I have AND LOVE the Marine Layer pants! They’re like chic pajama pants. I’d say they run a little big? I bought mine online and had I gone to the store I probably would’ve wanted to try the smaller size to compare. But they were so comfortable I didn’t bother exchanging them. Just an excuse to get another pair:)

    • AJ says...

      I have them in two colors – black and olive. I must say that I like the black much more than the green. The material seems softer and thinner. (I have gained a few pounds in between summers and they still work.) I am not as much of a fan of the other colors. The material just seems more rough and not as thin as the black. I live in the black ones in the warmer months when I want a step up from being super casual. I wouldn’t buy them again in a color unless they were exactly like the black. The black is SO flattering.

  134. Amanda says...

    I put away my actual work clothes the minute I saw that classes at my university were online for the rest of the semester. I’m on Team Black Leggings over here, though today it’s warm so I’m wearing an oversized t-shirt dress.

  135. Anni says...

    How nice to actually see some fellow CoJ readers in photos :)
    I work as an architect in Germany and since there is no lockdown on the construction sites I still work outdoors. (With enough distance to others of course)
    My uniform is skinny jeans, a blouse, a nice sweater and my helmet :)

  136. Sarah Faye says...

    Julie from Denver is a comedic genius. So good!

  137. Renee says...

    I appreciate this post so much! At first glance it seems frivolous to consider clothes at a time like this, but it’s also a nod to normalcy and an easy pick0-me-up. I still like to look nice for my Zoom calls. Just today I was considering matching my top to my virtual background. :-) I have been thinking more about tops and earrings and putting my energy into that–a shift for me as I’m usually thinking more about wearing fun shoes.

  138. Anne says...

    I lost weight last summer by making better food choices and changing my idea of what a portion size is. I have more weight to lose, but right now, I’m just trying not to gain! I’m not really monitoring my food. Instead, every day, I wear pants (that button) and a t-shirt. That way, I feel accountable. During meetings, I wear the same black button up shirt from J Crew, and I hang it up when the meeting ends. My laundry is nearly nil!
    One last thing… if you can, curate your background, people! Everyone compliments my setting, but it’s no accident. Lighting, background, the height and angle of the camera, the distance my face is from the screen. I learned this by noticing my colleagues in our meetings. No one wants to see up your nose!

  139. Stacey says...

    DYING over the manual boomerangs!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha i know! i laughed for like five minutes.

  140. Nicole says...

    I mostly wear sweats and yoga outfits, have never in my life used so many ‘athletic’ clothes until this point. :)

    PS. Rachel’s outfit hit home, I might do the same and have a dance party! We had to postpone our wedding, I know I’m not the first one nor the last and that there’s so much more going on out there but phew, my heart is heavy. One year and a half of planning… On another note, of all our vendors, the catering company seems to be less willing to help out so maybe we’ll be donating the food, thinking of ways of doing so in a safe/healthy manner…

    • Amanda says...

      Internet hugs. I’m so sorry about your wedding. If you need someone to take the food, I’d try calling some local homeless shelters. Or deliver it to the doorsteps of everyone you know!

    • Huggy says...

      And remember to share those company names far and wide. How we all treat each other now is important to how we act in the future. Best of luck!

    • Melinda says...

      I loved this so much! Something about seeing all these cheerful, comfortable women really gladdened me this morning. I’m 10 weeks pregnant and my clothes are all starting to feel a little tight so it’s been hard to dress myself each day, but I think today I’ll do my hair and put on some earrings. Sending love to all the wonderful readers who are doing their best no matter what their circumstances xxx

    • Emily says...

      Nicole – hugs from another member of the postponed wedding camp (and us to with the 1.5 years of planning). I’ve decided it’s ok to feel loss and disappointment even though there is much bigger sadness in the world. However, we are still planning on getting married on the original date in a small ceremony and having a re-declaration of vows and BIG party July 2021! Wishing you all the best. Xx.

    • Rachel says...

      Rachel from Pittsburgh here! I’m so sorry that this is postponing your wedding, that would be so hard. I hope that you get to have a moment to celebrate what would have been the original date. And I’m really sorry to hear the catering company is being crummy. Sending you big hugs and love from here.

  141. Sasha L says...

    I work from home, caring for children, pre end of the world, so I’m just wearing the same outfits. Since I do yoga in the morning, and in the evening, and during the day with kiddos, all of my outfits are yoga proof. Leggings or yoga pants, built in bra tank tops and a flannel or sweater over top. Or, if I’m feeling so fancy, leggings with an athletic dress over top, top with sweater. Or, overalls instead, because pockets. And Crocs are my house shoes, with wool socks. And cute earrings. Because we haven’t given up, right?

    • Rusty says...

      Cute answer. Gave me a huge smile! 🙂

  142. Becca & Corey says...

    I’m teaching online too! So I do my hair, put on make-up and a cardigan with… everyone’s favourite, black leggings.

  143. What a great idea for a piece. Could Linsey of Denver please share where she got her glasses frames from? I love them!! Olivia, Edinburgh, UK

  144. Emily says...

    Julie! Oh my gosh your diy boomerangs are delighting me! Love this post and seeing so many fabulous women across the country.

    • Jules says...

      what is her insta handle??? NEED to follow her!

    • Julie says...

      Hi Jules! It’s Julie…I’m @slinksmom on Instagram. Content warning though: most of my photos are books and cats.

  145. alison says...

    I work as a graphic designer at an art museum that is closed to the public but we’re all diligently working from home to convert our content to digital.

    I’m wearing “button pants” every day (anyone else watching that adorable schnauzer Pluto?) but keeping it casual on top because this is not a normal time, I shouldn’t be expected to keep it normal.

    I’m using this time to bust out my collection of vintage tshirts, concert t’s, a tie-dye I’ve had since I was in 3rd grade… etc etc. Bring some personality to the endless stream of video chats…

  146. Christine says...

    Sarah in Toronto, I hear ya!!
    And thank you Julie for making me laugh!!