Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Housewife Uniform

 One of the questions I consistently get asked is what kind of clothes do I wear during the week?  I found this kind of weird at first, of coarse I don't walk around naked. I was telling one of my girlfriends about it and she said she wondered that too. She explained, that if it was her blogging from home she'd be in her PJs all day, she wondered if I was in my PJs all day.
I definitely DON'T stay in my PJs all day, I find that I feel the best and get the most done when I wake up, get dressed in something attractive, do my hair and put make-up on. The days I look frumpy . . . I feel frumpy. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels like this!
Most days it's jeans, an attractive top, a simple necklace and stud earrings. I like to carry a tote around to run errands because I can keep extra shopping bags, and my coupons . . . everything a suburban housewife needs to run her life (apparently I only need shopping bags and coupons . . . and chapstick ;).

 If I'm going to see friends or you know . . . . "lunching with the ladies". I'd probably still be in jeans and a pretty top.
 If I'm going to visit Lee at work and maybe go for lunch I might put something a little bit cuter on. Something like a little summer dress and a jean jacket.

 And lastly. If I'm going to be shopping with my sister or heading into the city for an event I would probably wear something like this . . . like most women I can't get enough of Maxi dresses! 
Disclaimer: 
           If I have cramps all of this goes out the window and I can be found curled up in a ball, on the couch, in my pajamas, with a messy pony tail and a cup of tea, All Day Long!

If you'd like to know where any of the items are from, shoot me a comment below and I'll comment back and let you know!

44 comments:

  1. I work from home and some days I stay in the t-shirt and shorts I slept in (yoga pants in the winter). This is some serious inspiration here! I need to change my ways!

    Where are the striped t-shirt and those melon colored earrings from?

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    1. The Stripped tee is from:
      http://shop.uniqlo.com/uk/goods/073827
      The coral earrings (I love those too) are from:
      http://www.kendrascott.com/danielle-earrings-in-salmon.html
      Hope that helps
      Ashli

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  2. Love the jeans and jean jacket - where are they from?

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    1. Jeans are from:
      http://www.buckle.com/miss-me-thick-stitch-boot-stretch-jean/prd-57030JE1020B3/sku-3172303033;jsessionid=yhMwQHZTlsTv7n2QhG0fcWgMYLWLl2LMZvDBThDrMnL2BqvQS2nR!688494858!23340266

      Jean Jacket is from:
      http://www.ae.com/77kids/browse/product.jsp?productId=K6387_K0951_K941&cid=AEO_AFF_k147466

      Hope that helps!

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  3. I often work from home and find your theory to be true. I make myself get dressed and look decent. Definitely love your choices!

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  4. I love your style. I would to know where everything come from. Maybe you can do a wardrobe update blog once in a while?

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    1. Thank you so much! I can definitely do a wardrobe up date once and a while!!
      I put a list of where everything is from at the end of the comments!!!
      Hope it helps!
      Ashli

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  5. You are so right! I get up an hour earlier than the kids just to make sure I can get myself dressed and ready for the day. It makes a huge difference in my productivity and how I feel throughout the day. :)

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  6. Melon earrings, light green top, jean jacket and gray maxi....I want them all!!

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    1. haha Mee too!!
      I put a list of where everything is from at the end of the comments!!!! I hope it helps!
      I think you picked out all of my favorite choices!!!
      Lots of Love

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  7. Yeah, love the jeans, and the maxi dress would love to know where they are from.

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    1. I put a list of where everything is from at the end of the comments!!!! I hope it helps!

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  8. Hello handbags! I'd love to know where they come from....
    Thanks & have a great day!
    Jen

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    1. I put a list at the end of the comment section with the sources for all of the products!!!
      The handbags are a little pricey . . . sorry I should have looked at the prices first I just chose the bit hobo one because it looked like the one I have at home! :)
      Lots of Love
      Ashli

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    2. Hi Ashli,
      Thanks for the info and...yes that bag is a wee bit pricey for me too! I girl can dream...
      Jen :)

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  9. I LOVE that yellow bag - where's it from? Also, I can totally relate. I transitioned from a high school teacher to full time mom last year and am constantly balancing those days of hanging out in random sweats to similar outfits to go out and do stuff in.

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    1. I LOVE that tote bag too and for $39!!!!! Great Price!!!
      http://www.etsy.com/listing/97410559/sale-cotton-tote-bag-with-my-own-leaf

      Hope that helps
      Ashli

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  10. LOL! You had me choking on my coffee with 'what the husband' wants you to wear! Just this weekend, we were washing windows and my husband said, "Why don't you just put on a bikini to do that?" For real. Come on!
    p.s. There is a book called Sink Reflections about homekeeping and one of the big rules about keeping your house in order is to get dressed every day. Just like you said, you look frumpy housewife, you FEEL frumpy housewife.

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  11. I totally agree with y'all. I want all of these cute outfits, so i looked on pinterest and polyvore until I found this page:
    http://www.polyvore.com/in_progress/set?id=53619283
    Hope it helps!

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  12. Love your style! Where are the brown clutch and brown handbag from? I work full-time out of the house but on the weekends I feel the same way, I have to get up and put myself together. I get so much more accomplished that way.
    Sandy

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    1. Hi Sandy,
      I put a list at the end of the comment section with the sources for all of the products!!!
      The handbags are a little pricey . . . sorry I should have looked at the prices first I just chose the bit hobo one because it looked like the one I have at home! :)
      Lots of Love
      Ashli

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  13. I want to know where everything in the first two pics came from!

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    1. I put a list at the end of the comments!! Hope it helps!
      Ashli

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  14. Ok, I laughed at the "Lee" outfit, and am dying laughing about the disclaimer!! I love all the outfits you've pulled together. And yes, I feel much better with hair and makeup done...even if I am still in my PJs (I kid).

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  15. Love all these outfits...I feel like you have been shopping in my closet! Two things I do everyday to feel normal and not frumpy...get dressed including earrings, belt, and real shoes (no slippers) and I make my bed EVERY DAY! Somehow this makes me feel like I have at least accomplished one thing on those days you feel like you are spinning in circles!

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  16. I stay at home too and I don't get dressed up nearly as much as I should, that needs to change. It's true how much it can affect your outlook on the day.

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  17. I work from home, but I still don't feel like I've accomplished something unless I got dressed. Even if it is just jeans and a comfortable tShirt. :)

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  18. LOVE. You should have just labeled them all, i'm sure people are going to be asking a ton. I would love to know where the following is from?
    Outfit 2 - Jeans, clutch, top, sandals
    Outfit 4 - Maxi dress, bag, sandals

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Next fashion installment I'll definitely label them all !!! :)
      I put a list up at the end of the comments! I hope it helps!!!
      Lots of Love
      Ashli

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  19. I want the details on all! I work at home now and I rarely get out of my pjs...and I shower much to late in the day to make it count...gross I know.
    Your shopping list could change my life!

    ps. love the disclaimer!

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    1. Thanks Christine!!!!
      I put a list up at the end of the comments! I hope it helps!!!

      I loved your comment!!!
      Lots of Love
      Ashli

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  20. BTW, I'm in LOVE with the yellow print bag. Where is that from??

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    1. Fabulous Tote Bag:
      $39!!!!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/97410559/sale-cotton-tote-bag-with-my-own-leaf

      I'm in love with that bag too!!!
      Lots of Love
      Ashli

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  21. WOW!! I thought it would be a couple of the same questions but the general opinion is "we want it all" haha So here is all of it!! I use these mostly as inspiration and a lot of this can be found at stores like H&M and Target stores like that!!! Except for that tote bag from ETSY!!! LOVE!!!!
    Grey Maxi Dress:
    http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Therapy+Plain+jersey+maxi+dress/170663390,default,pd.html

    Fabulous jeans:
    http://www.buckle.com/miss-me-thick-stitch-boot-stretch-jean/prd-57030JE1020B3/sku-3172303033;jsessionid=yhMwQHZTlsTv7n2QhG0fcWgMYLWLl2LMZvDBThDrMnL2BqvQS2nR!688494858!23340266

    Light Grey Runners:
    http://www.swell.com/!Ld-VG!zUlG6JB1SiV1Mn6Q!/Womens-Shoes/VANS-AUTHENTIC-LO-PRO-GORE-SHOE?cs=WH&utm_source=GAN&utm_medium=Polyvore&utm_campaign=Primary

    Sandals:
    http://www.johnlewis.com/327427/Product.aspx?source=46387

    Fabulous Tote Bag:
    $39!!!!! http://www.etsy.com/listing/97410559/sale-cotton-tote-bag-with-my-own-leaf

    Great Leather Hoho Bag:
    WAY out of my price range but if it’s in yours you can find it here:
    http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/314832?cm_mmc=LinkshareUS-_-Hy3bqNL2jtQ-_-Custom-_-LinkBuilder&siteID=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-rEBUt6kwyebmJb166KTcng

    Amazing Coral Earrings:
    http://www.kendrascott.com/danielle-earrings-in-salmon.html

    Yellow Studs: Kate Spade Gumdrops
    http://couture.zappos.com/kate-spade-new-york-gumdrops-stud-earrings-flo-yellow?zlfid=2

    Jean Jacket:
    http://www.ae.com/77kids/browse/product.jsp?productId=K6387_K0951_K941&cid=AEO_AFF_k147466

    Long Green Blouse:
    http://www.wholesale-dress.net/high-quality-trendy-irregular-lap-sleeveless-long-blouse-green-g1662182.html

    Leather Clutch: Also WAY out of my price range @ $700!
    http://www.forzieri.com/usa/product_view.asp?l=usa&c=usa&dept_id=18&sku=rh131112-005-00

    50’s Housewife dress I’m not even sure this is for sale, but I found it here:
    http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/fashion/shopping/2012/04/top-100-summer-dresses-shopping-guide#!image-number=13
    Red Pupms:
    http://www.heels.com/womens-shoes/love-me-suede-2-cherry-red.html?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_source=aff_id&atrack=cj

    And Lastly My personal favourite, the little blue dress:
    http://www.stylemetv.com/spot-full-skirted-dress.html

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    1. Thanks! Great blog btw!

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  22. omw! i luv it all!!! and i'm going right now to go and look (and more than likely buy that yellow bag)! and yes the lee outfit had me spewing tea out of my nose!! hahaha

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  23. Seriously, if that's what your mother thinks, she's got great taste! I love that cute little dress! Actually, as a fellow housewife I'm so guilty of workout clothes. I workout from around 8 until about 9 or 10 AM (ha, I'm not an intense work out person, obviously) when I finally get myself showered and dressed for lunch. I so dislike jeans, I find them uncomfortable honestly. I would much rather do a sundress like your mother would pick!

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  24. Lots of cuteness and totally get what every husband wants his housewife to wear (smile). Love that bag in the last two pics. I work outside the home and still can't find it in me to get "dressed" so. It is what it is.

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  25. awww the yellow tote bag has been sold and is no longer available :(

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  26. Where you got the cute silver cuff? I didn't see it listed, and I love it!

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    1. I loved it too!!
      It's actually gold . . . and it's super expensive at $300 ouch!
      So way out of my price range but if you still love it here's the link:
      http://www.boutique1.com/womens/accessories/jewellery/daisy-discs-filigree-cuff
      Hope that helps!!
      Ashli

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  27. so i went to the store for the leaf bag and someone had already beat me to it!!
    :( but at that price i dont blame the person who bought it!

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