Unlike many of you, I have worked from home for the past several years, so I was already accustomed to the discipline it required before the onset of this pandemic. We are all now WFH pros, aren’t we?
One big change, however, has been sharing “office space” with my husband, which means that sometimes I lay claim to the big desk and enormous Mac screen and other times, I sit on the couch or at the dining room table with my laptop. One thing that has helped me stay organized in spite of these (sometimes multiple-times-a-day) dislocations is keeping a portable pouch of office essentials at my side. It means I am never guessing where my Airpods are, or forgetting something essential in the bedroom when Mr. Magpie is on an important Zoom call. Below, my top picks for creating your own portable office essentials kit:
ELIZABETH ARDEN 8 HOUR CREAM (I USE THIS ADDICTIVELY AS LIP BALM; ALSO WORKS ON NEARLY ANY CHAPPED/DRY SKIN OR ABRASION)
WALLET (<<THIS IS THE EXACT STYLE I OWN)
A COUPLE OF CARDS AND ENVELOPES FOR PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE
CHECKBOOK IN A FUN COVER
LITTLE JEWELRY POUCH — WHO ELSE TAKES OFF HER EARRINGS AND OTHER JEWELRY WHILE WORKING?!
I also usually keep my Kindle in there with the best intentions of reading while eating lunch, but alas, it has not yet happened — not once. Oops.
P.S. Gap has some very cute items out right now for low key WFH-on-the-couch vibes — I love this pullover and this tie dye sweatshirt (also comes in the sweetest baby set). I know tie-dye feels like the stage of the pandemic where we were all baking banana bread and designing charts for our children’s days, but I still like the look. Haha.
P.P.S. I positively live in these Birdie velvet mules at home, which are sadly now totally sold out. These are a ridiculously chic upgrade, but the thought of slipping my feet into cashmere is…dreamy. All are the perfect complement to your Nap Dress.
P.P.P.S. In case you’re looking for bath mats…