Mummy go gym…or work?

Our daughter is learning to talk, and we’ve been making an effort to tell her where we go when we leave the house. The other night I was telling her that Daddy was at work – “Daddy go work fly airplane” was her response and I was very proud of her for being able to put a sentence together and she obviously understood what ‘work’ meant. “That’s right Eva, Daddy is at work flying an aeroplane. What does mummy do at work?”

“Mummy go gym do excise” That was her very cute response, and my body would be grateful if it were true, but it made me question why my daughter seems to think that I’m going to the gym when I tell her I’m going to work.

The next morning as I was getting dressed ready for a day at the desk Eva asked “I go gym Mum?” I explained that I wasn’t going to the gym, looked down at my outfit and realized what was going on. As I work a couple of days a week from the home office, my attire has become very relaxed, to the point of looking like I’m heading to the gym. I am making a conscious effort to improve this, but my leggings are just so comfortable.

After years in the corporate world of suits and shirts, I like being able to express my personality with the clothes I wear. Being relaxed and down to earth also matches the brand of my business. You don’t have to be in a matching pant suit to look professional.  Here are some of my picks for gorgeous, affordable work wear that’s currently available (and not a legging in sight):

H&MDress
Let’s be honest, it’s going to be a while before we can wear short sleeves in Melbourne. I love long sleeve dresses with tights and boots at the moment.  This is from H&M
Seed top and skirt
Having separates in your work wardrobe is essential, and this top and skirt from Seed Heritage are fantastic. You can wear it together or mix it up with other items from your wardrobe
This skirt is great for Winter or Summer and the asymmetrical lines means it works well with boots or sandals. This is from David Lawrence.
This skirt is great for Winter or Summer and the asymmetrical lines means it works well with boots or sandals. This is from David Lawrence.
This Kardashian Kollection camel shawl collar coat can be worn for work or casually. Having the tie up front means you can tie it as tight or as loose as you want and change up the style. Available from The Iconic.
This Kardashian Kollection camel shawl collar coat can be worn for work or casually. Having the tie up front means you can tie it as tight or as loose as you want and change up the style. Available from The Iconic.

What are your ‘go-to’ work pieces this season? How do you deal with the cold weather whilst trying to stay stylish?

Let me know in the comments below.

*I have not been paid to endorse these products, I genuinely like them. If anyone wants to give me free products though, I’m happy to take them 😉

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