Hi! Many of you don't know me, but my name is Laura and I'm the digital brand manager here at Queen Anna.
Does anyone else feel like they’re starting to go crazy all cooped up at home? Same! I studied abroad in Paris last fall and got in the habit of dressing my best every day. That’s an infectious part of Parisian culture. I never once saw anyone wear sweatpants, not even to the grocery store or laundromat. Instead, the Parisians adorned the streets in perfectly coordinated looks from head to toe, complete with beautiful shoes and handbags. This keystone practice has stayed with me since I moved back to New York and now even in quarantine. I have nowhere to go, but hey I’m getting dressed anyway! And, I’m not alone. A lot of my favorite NYC-based bloggers have posted on Instagram with the same sentiments. For some, it’s a confidence booster. For me, it's helped keep a routine during this crazy time! Every morning I find my way to my closet, a cup of coffee in hand, and choose a chic outfit that quite possibly only I will see. Getting dressed has always been my favorite part of the day... and that's not going to change because of COVID-19!
Whether you’re working from home, having a date night at home, heading out (safely, of course) for a quick errand, or logging into a virtual happy hour - get dressed anyway! Our team at QA is right there with you. Here are a few of our favorite looks for every quarantine occasion:
This first look is perfect for working from home in style! Look stylish for your Zoom call in our new Allen Schwartz Lilly Blouse while staying comfortable in the curve-hugging Rosalind Pencil Skirt. Add a punch of personality to the look with a modern Initial Necklace, sleek and comfortable ALIAS MAE slingbacks, and a Mantra Band Ring for extra motivation. See, 'you got this' dressing up thing!
Though restaurants and bars are mostly closed, your dining room can be the newest date night spot! Dress your best in these eye-catching J.ING Faux Leather Trousers, which can be perfectly paired with the romantic J.ING Suzanna Blouse. Finish the look with this beautiful Opal Pendant Necklace and versatile Dua Snakeskin Heels. Enjoy!
Use the rare errand run as an excuse to dress up! This spring look is effortlessly fun and oh-so-comfortable. The Amanda Uprichard Saffron Midi exudes a relaxed vibe and will quickly become your new go-to! Add the season's colors to your look with the perfectly practical ABLE Fozi Slim Satchel, a decorative Collections by Joya Etruscan Band, modern Janna Conner Acrylic Earrings, and Instagram worthy Sol Sana Mules. Get dolled up and ready to take on your day!
Social distancing doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy a drink with your friends! Jump on FaceTime for a virtual happy hour with the girls. Pair your favorite jeans with our new favorite Amanda Uprichard Blazer, layered with this high style Commando Faux Leather Bodysuit (on sale - act quickly!). An Amour Necklace, a nod to Paris, and must-have ALIAS MAE Xander Heels elevate this essential look.
Hang in there, everyone, and get dressed anyway! Trust us, you will feel better and be more productive.