Today's WFH outfit is a rare "real" outfit, as opposed to loungewear. I have a strong preference for loungewear when at home, including when working. I keep two ponte blazers, navy and black, at my desk, to throw over whatever I am wearing if I need to turn on the camera during Zoom meetings. The only exceptions are when I am giving talks to the outside community, which was the case this morning, then I feel better in proper clothes.

The outfit is a monochromatic burgundy version (my second entry in the color challenge) of Angie's Tailored Equestrian Ensemble from 2016: equestrian jacket, layering top, crop kick flare pants and sleek booties. I happen to have burgundy-strap watch too (story below), and cross-body bag would have been worn if going outside. If it were colder, there is matching short coat as well. The interesting thing is that all the items are pretty old (5-10 years), so it was fun bringing them out.

The watch story is that I got this MJ watch over 10 years ago, in similar colors to the first Find - mine was silver hardware with pewter leather band. After lots of wear the band was destroyed, and I could never find the correct replacement - the watches were discontinued, and the shape was unique and not reproducible by other retailers. This summer I became interested in looking for a strap replacement again, and after lot of online searching I found it in different color (burgundy) on a random Dutch website, so happy ending.

Looking at the outfit, I am thinking that (some which I knew before):
1) I need new burgundy booties - these are OK, but not the comfiest and I would prefer a sleeker and taller shaft
2) I also need a simple burgundy layering top - fitted blazers and loose silk tops are not the best partners, as the tops tend to bunch.
3) while I like all these older tailored shapes, my burgundy capsule could benefit from some looser updated shapes, specifically a relaxed pantsuit and midi coat (these are already on my wishlist)

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