Stepping a little outside my regular style posts for today and showing you how a typical weekday in my life usually looks like :). Since I do blog full time, it feels nice to step outside every day for awhile and work from my favorite local coffee shops. I typically shoot on only weekends and very rarely on some weekdays, so most of my time during the week goes in other blog related stuff like administrative work, emails, meetings, planning, etc. The weather is so nice for the most part of the year here in the Bay Area, so whether its just sitting outside by the pool in my complex or sitting outside in a coffee shop, I really do enjoy that Vitamin D session – it is so relaxing and rejuvenating while getting my work done, and of course sipping on my cup of joe ;).
Comfort is key while doing work for me, and since I dont work a typical 9-5 job I do have the luxury to dress in glam PJ’s haha – like these gorgeous paisley printed pants from Green Dragon which are seriously as comfy as wearing my pj’s but a whole lot more chic thanks to the the tassel ties, above the knee slit, and crochet side trim. They are lightweight and so breezy, I could sleep in them! I paired it with this easy pleated tank also from Green Dragon. This basic tank comes in 6 other colors, its a great top that you can pair and layer with so many different looks. I finished the look with beautiful embellished flats and a denim jacket to add as an extra layer incase it got windy during the day.
One of my favorite places to work from is Hanahaus in Palo Alto , it is a fantastic concept of a workspace where creative individuals and entrepreneurs can come together to meet, socialize, share ideas and connect with experts. There are work spaces and meeting areas that you can rent (typical for the startup culture and area that I live in!) or use the free wifi in their beautiful outdoor alfresco cafe, while enjoying some fantastic food and beverage from Blue Bottle Coffee.
The hero of my work day outfit has to be a good laptop bag. I have always been a fan of the Dagne Dover brand, see this old post when I was first introduced to this brand. I recently upgraded to a new laptop (yay!) so was in dire need of a new laptop bag to fit the new size laptop. The 15 inch tote is stylish and spacious and is the perfect bag for my daily needs! It is designed for the 7am-10pm lifestyle as it is roomy enough to be a day-to-night carryall, made with highly functional compartments to keep specific items in place. It has a padded compartment for my 15 inch laptop and other specific sized pockets for my other essentials like stationery, water bottle, etc. It is the ideal size if you want to carry a change of outfit whether you are headed for happy hour after work or a gym/yoga session during your lunch hour. It also has an ingenious detachable keystrap that lets you retrieve your keys without digging – how convenient and cool is that! This sturdy smart bag comes in a bunch of other colors, the one I have is the trench blue which was a limited edition color. Check out Dagne Dover‘s other range of bags for your specific needs. I am giving away one lucky winner + 2 of her friends a chance to win this amazing bag on my Instagram later today – yes you read that right – 3 winners!! So don’t forget to swing by and enter.
Top – c/o Green Dragon
Pants – c/o Green Dragon
Bag – c/o Dagne Dover
Sandals – c/o Sugar Shoes
Watch – c/o Klasse 14
Denim jacket – H&M
Thanks for stopping by ! xoxo