Working from home offers the awesome benefit of wearing jeans or yoga pants most days. Occasionally I do have to leave the comfort of home during the day to unexpectedly “go to town” as my husband likes to tease.
These “trips to town” are 3.5 mile drives to Downtown for meetings or lunch. Downtown requires getting dressed for real unlike lunch with friends closer to home where jeans, a Lilly Elsa top and sparkly Lilly flip flops are enough.
And that’s where my little black dresses come into play. I have two go-to’s, a super soft Lilly Pulitzer Ophelia dress and a simple Gap black sheath dress that I bought on a 50% off day. With pearls or beads from JCrew and Tory Burch flats or wedges I can be ready to go into town with as little as 15 min notice.
And even though the Lilly dress was a bit of a splurge it can be hand washed. Lower dry cleaning bills have been an important part of my family’s budget makeover. The dress might take awhile to pay for itself but I know I’m dressed appropriately for the client I have and the future clients I hope to land. It’s all about balance right?
Do you have a go to dress or outfit for going into town?