By May 15, 2012 Read More →

Home workers don’t wear pyjamas!

The popularity of last week’s blog post The Dilemma of the Home Working Wardrobe shows that clothes are very important to home workers, and that the journalists’ favourite cliche of all-day pyjamas is completely wide of the mark. Judging from comments left on the blog and social media, we seem to be divided into two camps on the subject.

On the one hand some of us believe wearing ‘professional’ clothes puts us in the right frame of mind and makes us more business-like. And others, like Karen White of White Ink, ‘do not subscribe to the argument that my trousers impede my ability to write a proper email or conduct a Skype call!’ (I’m looking forward to the next Wallace and Gromit adventure, The Wrong Home Working Trousers!)

Replying to the comments on the blog reminded me of an excellent book about clothes I read a few years ago, The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant. I snaffled it up in one sitting and have re-read it a couple of times. All the women I’ve recommended it to have loved it too. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t already written a review, so I’ve rectified that omission and you can now read about it on my home working books page.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did – let me know what you think. As for me, I’m off to buy another copy. I previously borrowed it from the library, but I’ve decided it’s one I need in my own collection.

4 Comments on "Home workers don’t wear pyjamas!"

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  1. Corrina Gordon-Barnes says:

    Ooh nice – will check it out – thanks Judy!

  2. Caradiaz says:

    Sounds great, Judy. Thanks very much for the suggestion. Will be sure to check it out!