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Wearing: Coat – ASOS. Top – Zara. Trousers – Uniqlo. Shoes – Kurt Geiger. Pouch – Kurt Geiger. Thank you Charlie for helping with the photos!

Once you start working from home and the passing days have absolutely no definition other than when the Nutella runs out (every.single.day.yo), outings, even ones where you sit alone in a cafe and order one cake after the other, feels like a big deal. To start with, only when I smear some foundation on my Walking-Dead face and draw on some eyes a hope is rekindled, a small hope that I belong in civilization of some form or another. Sometimes I go out in just an eyeliner and some baggy jeans, because that’s already a step up from whatever I’ve been pickling in the past few days. But then of course I catch a glimpse of myself in a shop window looking like a half-baked pie, or a Transformer that transformed only half-way and basically still looks like a pickup-truck with arms. At least remember to draw some eyebrows, I tell myself. I guess what I’m trying to say, is that it feels good to venture down somewhere that’s a few more bus-stops away from the usual, to dress up a little, and to reach a little further into the closet for exotic-looking things like these ridiculously electric hues of blue that are usually just incompatible with the trip to the Turkish to get more Nutella and Oreos. Unless I don’t have the right change and I need to smuggle out a bag of Oreo’s (that also happens to be blue). I kid. Don’t steal, kids.

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  1. GOOD STUFF. TREATS AND MY FAVORITE COLOR.

  2. Danielle

    (Not spam) Makes me think of this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68ugkg9RePc

  3. stunning color mix and heels!

    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  4. Seraphina

    Oh..how I really want cake now.

  5. half transformed transformer hahhaa. that was the best line ever.

  6. Amazing coat! How did I miss this? I love dressing up after a few days stuck indoors, I hate my wardrobe going to waste!

  7. Lindsay

    Top-notch outfit and I love your writing even more. Yours is one of the few blogs that always feels fresh–beautiful photography, a unique sensibility, and loads of wit. Thanks for that!

  8. Alex

    Haha, you is funnyy. I’m in a hermit phase right now. And then I’m about to start an at-home job sooo…hehe you know it gets bad when you pat yourself on the back for stepping out. Into the backyard. For 10 minutes, then say “That’s good enough.”

  9. great style. can i share ur photos at my fashion blogs

  10. Wow, Shini. I love all those shades of blue. Can’t get over that little clutch/pouch is Kurt Geiger, really thought it was designer!

  11. girl you look amazing, these shoes are killer.

    xo
    http://pinksole.com

  12. The blue on blue is perfect!
    Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

  13. gorgeous coat and I love the grid top!

    xx

  14. tell me how you can always have perfect outfits and places to eat!

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  15. Wonderful coat and shoes!

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  16. That coat is so nice and I love that color. Have a nice day.

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

  17. Hanneli

    What a beautiful outfit! I really love the overall color esp the color of the jeans.
    I also worked from home doing analysis. It has been almost a year. Despite all the good things attached with home-based jobs, I sometimes also want to work a little far from home to dress up going to work and to socialize face to face. But that’s just sometimes. I still like having a nap at noon :)

    Have a nice weekend!

  18. Your pictures are always amazing! Love this look and enjoy!

  19. I am glad you dressed up to buy some oreos, those blues are so beautiful!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  20. Saci

    I felt like that when I was working as a wedding photographer O_o
    Lovely photos and outfit!

  21. Beloved Shini I love you and your self-sarcarsm. I love the half eaten cake incorporation to your half-baked blues. I love the way you tuck your hair behind your ears and how cute you are with your shoegaze smile.

  22. The shoes are awesome! <3

    xx.

  23. Those blues are so amazing together. You always look gorgeous from what I’ve seen on your blog though!

    sassyshann

  24. I think if I worked from home I would live in my jammies! I don’t believe you look that bad though. Love this combination of blues

    Lauren
    livinginaboxx
    bloglovin

  25. Oh my goodness, you literally just described me! The only thing I’m missing is the empty Nutella jar (that ran out ages ago) You’re right it does feel good to dress up a little and get out and about amongst civilisation. Sometimes it’s a joy and other times your’re minded as to why working from home is a blessing, ha!

    x

  26. tripsandtreasures

    Sometimes it can really be fun to dress up for a random occasion. Very pretty clutch

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  27. Hi i am in poland right now and its raining even more than in london;o)))

    love your outfit

    elizaxxx

    http://realizzy.blogspot.co.uk/

  28. Love the Kurt Geiger accessories!!

    Katie x

  29. lovely look.

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

  30. amazing

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

  31. I work from home as well and can totally relate. You find yourself putting on makeup even for popping out to the store, just because it feels like you should. Loving the outfit, though, and especially the top – I’d know Zara anywhere. Happy weekend!

  32. That coat is to die for! Love the vibrant color of it

  33. I live for the day that I can work from home! Haha the walking dead comment was funny but I’m sure you’re gorgeous!

    Love the outfit!

    Elle
    Eat.Style.Play

  34. Nice outfit! Cool bag!!

    http://www.hannoverfashion.com

  35. WOW! Your blog with all your outfits is simply stunning! I follow you via Bloglovin’! XXX

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  36. Gorgeous! You look amazing. Holly xx
    http://caramellacouture.blogspot.co.uk/

  37. As per usual you’re looking uber chic :)

  38. Beautiful look! I love your coat.

    xx
    Tatiana
    http://tatiana-kurnosova.blogspot.ru/

  39. Ah, the joys of working at home – wearing the pajamas and (authentic) bed hair.

    But yes, I do agree that it’s nice to be able to go out, wearing actual nice clothes. I hate it when people see me dressed slightly nicer (in blouses that needs ironing) and they start asking “WHY ARE YOU SO DRESSED UP TODAY?”. Pfft…

    And yeah, I want some cakes too!

  40. Thanks for your witty posts! Always love your photos :)

  41. no worries, dear, u look gorgeous as always! love your top and clutch! :)

    xx, Sabinna and David

  42. Love the way the colours clash (in the best way possible).

  43. Holy Crapolla, that clutch is amazing! Now seriously regretting the petrol coloured pony skin Dries clutch I saw marked down in Antwerp :(

  44. I love the way you’re dressed!

    This turquoise and dark blue that are so emphasized by the wall
    And the lines of the T-shirt are perfectly recalled by those sandals *: *! <3
    Beautiful picture I really love

    _Alba_

  45. I love the colbat blue trousers! Pairing them with a blue coat – genius.
    Nia

  46. I love that amazing coat and killer shoes! This is a total top notch outfit. Great photos too! :-D

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  47. Teehee, I know how you feel Shini, although now I have a full time job I’m cured!
    P.s I sneakily read this on the loo at work and now everyone in there must think I was sobbing for I was stifling my giggles.

    ;) Xx

  48. You make me laugh so much! your writing is so intriguing!

  49. You definitely need to go further away more often if that meant you’re posting gorgeous outfits like this ;)

  50. Wow, gorgeous heels!

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    I like your heels :)

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  54. Great Look! Love the grid patterned top and the color combination!

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  56. Wow! I love your shoes! It looks so stylish. I wish I could wear those.

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  57. You just perfectly described my life! I find myself wearing head-to-toe polar fleece for several days on end, running out of clean spoons because of my raging straight-from-the-jar nutella problem..
    I always thought I’d like to do outfit posts on my (sporadic) blog.. but I’ve realized that only the leggy & aesthetically emaciated could possibly pull off my ‘grungy hermit’ look in any fashionable way.. I obviously need to make a cautionary fashion blog!

    Love this outfit.. Beautiful colors & the clutch is simple & gorgeous! No one would know you’d spent days shut in looking like an oreo-eating zombie..