Hope your week is off to a great start! As I mentioned on Monday, we are tackling a handful of house projects this week, including an unexpected one. After one of our air conditioning condensers stopped working on Saturday, we needed to have an HVAC company out to take a look. At first, they thought it might have been as simple as debris in the coils, so they cleaned out both of the a/c units thoroughly. Sadly, it didn’t do the trick. After troubleshooting several other options, they came to the conclusion that the entire thing needed to be replaced. The good news? They had time to take care of it on Tuesday. The bad news (aside from the unexpected cost)? Bob had other commitments, so he couldn’t be on site for the repairs. Thankfully, I had a bit of flexibility in my schedule, so I was able to take a work-from-home day.

Are you one who works in a traditional office setting? Are you ever able to work from home on occasion? A recent global study showed that 70% of people work remotely at least one day a week and 53% do so for at least half the week. I conducted a poll on Instagram Stories asking people if they were more or less productive when they worked from home. Turns out, the majority (67%) do get more done when they have this flexibility. While I definitely have incredible productive days from home, the value that comes from collaborating in person and having creative brainstorming meetings in the office are invaluable. At the end of the day, it’s nice to have both options on occasion. What do you think?

Jennifer Lake Yellow Gown

Dress: Mac Duggal Crystal Embellished Gown {c/o} // Bag: Kate Spade Parrot Cage Bag {c/o}

Shoes: Brian Atwood Platform Pumps // Earrings: Loren Hope Begonia Statement Earrings {c/o}

Eyewear: Céline Black Cat Eye Sunglasses {last worn in this post} {more affordable option here}


Jennifer Lake Aesthetiica
Mac Duggal Yellow Gown

While, this Mac Duggal crystal embellished gown is definitely not something I’d wear to the office, I’m thinking I should give it another whirl on my next work from home day, lol! In all seriousness, it’s such a lovely special occasion dress (and at a great price point). I found it fit slightly small, so I suggest going up a size.

Crystal Embellished Yellow Gown
Kate Spade Parrot Cage Bag
Yellow Box Installations Chicago El Train
Jennifer Lake Mac Duggal

Dress: Mac Duggal Crystal Embellished Gown {c/o} // Bag: Kate Spade Parrot Cage Bag {c/o}

Shoes: Brian Atwood Platform Pumps // Earrings: Loren Hope Begonia Statement Earrings {c/o}

Eyewear: Céline Black Cat Eye Sunglasses {last worn in this post} {more affordable option here}

 

All images by Aesthetiica Photography

 

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