Do You Blog in Your Pajamas?

(Photo by Chaparral [Kendra] via Flickr)

I see so many blog graphics with the WAHM in their pajamas. Do people really work that way? Or is it a treasured caricature of what we think we look like?

I personally can not write a word without at least having my hair and teeth brushed, coffee in hand, and a pair of respectable jeans adorned. I've tried working in my PJ's. (Have you seen my PJ's?) No, it just doesn't work for me.

Maybe it's because I'm still at the point in my biz where I really care what other people think. When I'm set for a conference call, I prepare 10 minutes beforehand, with my chair height perfectly adjusted, my favorite black pen in position, and my call-waiting disengaged. To be doing all of this in my flannel striped pajama bottoms with the hole in the crotch won't do anything for my confidence.

It's been while since my black silk suit has even left my closet. I believe I last wore it to a funeral (one where everyone else showed up in shorts and tankinis.) So to me, just wearing jeans is a stretch to do business in.

What about you? Do you have a freelance "dress code?" Are you comfortable writing that very important email to the Editor-in-Chief while lounging in a bath towel? Or are you like me, nervous, slightly superstitious, and in need of a little grooming to get your business groove on?

5 comments:

Angie Nelson | May 2, 2010 at 3:00 PM

My first year at home? No. I showered and dressed immediately after crawling out of bed every morning. Now? Let's just say I'm trying really hard to get back into "dress for success" mode.

Love your new blog!

Kylinsmom | May 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Too funny :) I have been known to wear my giant chenille bath robe over my nice clothes -- you, know when it gets chilly in the AM? But the robe is more of a coat than my "actual" attire. LOL

Everett | May 7, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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Everett | May 7, 2010 at 3:23 PM

I've been a bit bipolar when it comes to dress. Some days I feel compelled to dressed like I'm going into the office, while other days I roll out of bed over to my computer and start to work. I think the best thing is something in the middle - I wash up, put on something comfortable that I feel like I still look good in and that says I'm ready to work!

Everett

Linsey - Editor | May 7, 2010 at 8:18 PM

I admit that since I've become very pregnant, my wardrobe has suffered. When I'm talking to "regular" clients, I'll dress more in sporty gear. I still feel like it's bad luck to do anything less than my best jeans and a nice top for new client calls or major media interviews. I just need to feel my best! Thanks for the comment luv!

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