A new year is all about organisation. All new year resolutions are pretty much about organisation in one way or the other. You know the ‘go to gym, eat healthy, shop better’ – that deal (I’ll say my style resolutions are a little special). It is a bit overwhelming because there is so much organisation to do so we thought its better we leave you alone in January. Lets ease our way into all of it this February. Satarupa and I are talking about how we get organised food-wise and style-wise at work.
While we’re talking about organisation, let me just get this off my chest. I suck at it. I can either go crazy and clean my entire home at one go or not do anything at all and live in a dumping ground of discarded clothes and shoes for weeks. Till I freak out and start cleaning and organizing like a maniac again. Its a vicious cycle. The worst of it is when I need to get ready for work. I moved last year so now my home is quite far from my workplace, it takes a good hour on days with no traffic. As a result I have to be out of the house by 7:30 AM every morning to make it to work on time. That means waking up at least by 6:30 – 7:00 if I’m really pushing it. That’s way too early to figure out an outfit, my lunch situation and everything else I need for work. So I was forced to start organising at least that part of my life. I started planning and laying out my outfit the night before (you can see my whole week as well!), and making a plan for the next day’s lunch.
I’ve talked about my struggle with office lunches before on the blog and how having a non hideous lunch box played a major role in making myself eat a healthy lunch every day at work. If you thought my purple tiffin box was cool, wait till you see the new 600ml version of the Vaya Tyffyn. It’s the perfect size for you if you’re not taking a full three course meal for lunch and prefer something lighter. This smaller version of the original Vaya Tyffyn has two airtight compartments with a removable partition for each compartment. Which is insanely convenient. I sometimes take veggies to munch on with some dressing, and finding small baggies or things to carry a little bit of ranch is just painful and annoying. This partition is the perfect answer to my dressing problems 😀 I use half the compartment now for the veggies, and the other half for the dressing. And they stay separated all day, and don’t get mixed up and mushy at all. I love it! This one I got in the Maple Wood version and it is so darn cute. Everyone who sees it at work always stops and asks me where I got it from and if it’s actually made of wood 😀 You can see the difference in the two sizes, I use both alternatively depending on what I’m taking for lunch that day. The purple one I’ve had for close to a year and its held up beautifully. If you’d like to know some of the basic lunches I take to work everyday do have a look at this post, I talk about some easy to do quick recipes.
I am not going to talk too much about my food organisation. I do try my best and take a box of home-made granola to work. I keep Greek yogurt in the fridge at work and thats my breakfast. I would highly recommend it! I have even added in some raspberries and blackberries to my granola and its pretty delicious. I am not a morning person, actually I am barely a person at all before I get my coffee so I don’t bother eating cooking breakfast at home. I am pretty sure I would burn the house down. So I make my coffee, put in my coffee flask, pack up my box of granola and take it all to work. Its become a ritual for me now, sitting at my desk eating my breakfast and drinking my coffee while catching up on my emails for the day. I’ll say one thing for sure – thats the only way my mornings have been made bearable.
Satarupa has been really raving about her Vaya tiffin boxes so I have a good mind to actually get one when I am in India next and start taking lunch from home as well. Thats my next goal in food organisation!
Now lets come to style. This might seem very organised but I have to admit, by Wednesday in a working week I am losing steam. I start out great on Monday but it goes downhill from there. By Friday, its black leggings. (I know, I know…I am ashamed.)
After this kept happening I decided to plan for the whole week. I now try and lay out my clothes for the week the weekend before. My workwear is definitely on the formal side of the spectrum. I pretty much have about 10-15 outfits I wear to work and rotate. You have probably seen most of this on the blog already. I do try and keep up some variety – I include a skirt after trousers and then a dress, mix it up different colours or wear bright shoes with black and white. (I have a great list of workwear buys). The one thing I make sure is I have it all under control – not only the main outfit. I have my underwear, tights, jewellery, shoes, hat, gloves, everything handy as well. Trust me this is a major time saver in the morning. Its happened too many times that I don’t have tights and had planned on wearing a dress. Having to hurriedly iron your trousers does not make for a good start to the morning.
Thats it from us. Hope this was some what useful and gave you some ideas and a peek into our lives. We have a whole host of workwear related posts on the blog whatever you work environment is, from the most formal to well, black leggings! Also come say hi to us on Twitter, and do follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see what we are upto. We update multiple times a day! You can also subscribe to receive emails from us on our home page or just comment with your email address (this will not be published) and we will add you to our list!. Till next time 🙂
– Satarupa and Anisha
This post was in collaboration with Vaya.