Recently I’ve transitioned into a new stage of quarantine where I want to look cute/a bit more put together for Zoom meetings and maybe even squeeze into jeans just to create some semblance of normalcy. I think it is the same reason why I dress up to go to the grocery store or put on makeup when I am having an off day. Everything just feels foggy and uncertain right now, so I am desperately holding on to the little things that can lift my mood in even the smallest way. Is anyone else feeling like this?
I know that so many people are dealing with issues far more significant than what to wear for Zoom meetings to feel cute, so if reading this is making you cringe, I get it. It is not everyone’s top priority but if you are like me and have been searching for ways to feel a little more normal I hope this post can help.
So, after lots of discussion on our Zoom meeting here are some ideas for feeling more put together on work or school zoom calls, if you are interested. If not, feel free to skip this post and come back tomorrow or perhaps peruse our projects or shop page. 🙂 Alright, let’s begin.
Invest In New Frames (No Prescription Needed)
I do not wear prescription eyeglasses (shout out to my parents for 20/20 vision) but last year when we were all working in the office, we all bought these blue light filtering glasses and when I am having a rough morning, I feel 100x better when I have them on during our zoom meetings. They are cute and they hide the bags under my eyes and the fact that I haven’t put on makeup. Earlier this week Emily was questioning getting glasses even though she doesn’t need them, so I let her in on the secret that my eyeglasses are purely for blue light filtering. I think she was very relieved and I wouldn’t be surprised if she buys a pair from this post. 🙂
1. Hardwire Blue Light Filtering Glasses | 2. Chamberlain Eyeglasses | 3. Taylor Blue Light Glasses | 4. The Book Club Glasses | 5. Women’s Blue Light Filtering Rectangle Glasses | 6. Hardwire Mini Glasses | 7. Daphne Round Eyeglasses | 8. Harley Square Reading Glasses | 9. Blue Light Grime in Banishment Glasses
Accessorize With Dainty Jewelry
It probably feels a little unnatural to put on jewelry when you are home all day, but it can really boost your mood. I love layering a few gold necklaces and putting in small hoops even if I am wearing leggings and a sweatshirt that day. I just bought #1 and #5 from this roundup and have been waiting by my window waiting for them to arrive ever since they shipped.
1. Gold Initial Necklace | 2. Mini Circle Initial Necklaces | 3. Stick Earrings | 4. Coin Pendant Chain Necklace | 5. Gold Hoop Earrings (Set of 3) | 6. Coin Pendant Chain Necklace | 7. Mama Said Vist Necklace | 8. Pendant Multi Chain Necklace | 9. Ear Hugs
Throw On A Hat To Hide Messy Or Unwashed Hair
Who else is using quarantine as an excuse to see how long you can go without washing your hair?? I know I am guilty. I have so many friends who say “I haven’t washed my hair in a week” and their hair looks soft as hell with zero signs of grease. It is truly unfair, but I’ve heard that you can train your hair to not need as many washes so that’s where I am at. Spoiler Alert: It’s not going well, so it’s about time I start wearing hats. I have never been big on wearing baseball hats, but Emily rocks them so I am convincing myself to try. I’ll let you know how that goes. Here are some hats I am considering to hide my embarrassing greasy hair:
1. Baller Hat | 2. Plain Baseball Cap | 3. Soft Cashmere Knit Beanie | 4. Du Jour Beret | 5. Baseball Hat | 6. Denim Baseball Cap | 7. Washed Neon Baseball Hat | 8. The Baseball Cap | 9. Ribbed Knit Beanie
Accessorize With A Scarf Or Bandana
I have yet to perfect the art of wearing a scarf/bandana but Emily and Sara are my inspiration. They accessorize with bandanas and scarves so effortlessly so maybe my next hobby will be practicing integrating scarves and bandanas into my wardrobe.
Fill In Your Eyebrows
I would never try to convince you to do a full face of makeup while stuck at home. I can barely do that when going out. However, my sweet coworkers compliment my eyebrows all the time during zoom calls but my bushy eyebrows would be nothing without this brow pencil that makes my wild and unruly brows look perfectly shaped. If you have overgrown brows like me, it is an absolute game changer, but here are some more of our favorite brow tools:
Right now, I am opting for the Anastasia Brow Wiz, but in the past I have used the Glossier Boy Brow and loved it so much. I actually am considering buying it again to see if it can tame my brows the way it used too back when getting them waxed was an option. However, Emily’s friend Whitney recommended the NYX Micro Brow Pencil in this post on her best beauty buys and said it is a great affordable option so I am considering trying it. But please, if you have any eyebrow recommendations drop them in the comments. I am always looking for a new brow product.
That’s all the tips I have for now, but as always please please drop any product recommendations or advice you have to give. Hopefully, if you were in need of a little nudge to do something for you outside self to make your inside self a little brighter, this gave you some ideas to do that. xx