Camille Styles

My Life, Styled :: Working It From Home

January 29th, 2013

Jen Pinkston's Home Studio | Photos by Denise Crew for Camille Styles

When I first started assisting stylists, I began to wonder why I even had an apartment. It seemed between all of the pick-ups and drop-offs and showroom appointments that I was living out of my car! Fast forward to present day and not a whole lot has changed. While there are still plenty of appointments, meetings, and shopping trips, my favorite days are those spent at home in my studio office.

Jen Pinkston's Home Studio | Photos by Denise Crew for Camille Styles

If I’m working from home, it usually means I am prepping a big shoot or have just finished one. It is so important that everything stays organized down to the last detail. For one, there are usually really expensive samples that need to be sent back in the same condition in which they were sent. It also makes putting looks together so much easier when everything is in plain site. I have more organizational containers than I care to admit… the container store is my happy place!

Jen Pinkston's Home Studio | Photos by Denise Crew for Camille Styles

The best part about my office is that I can close the door and really buckle down on the project hand, whether that is emailing designers for samples, working on my latest project for The Effortless Chic, or catching up on my reading. If it has been a busy month, I will have a stack of WWDs waiting for me on my desk. When I’m done working, I close the door and do my best to forget that work is so nearby.  I make dinner and do laundry and try not to stay constantly connected.

Jen Pinkston's Home Studio | Photos by Denise Crew for Camille Styles

My inspiration board is a mix of images that inspire me, and pictures or notes that encourage me.  I never take anything down, I just continue to pin on top of the old. Can you imagine how fun it will be to peel back the layers in five years?

Jen Pinkston's Home Studio | Photos by Denise Crew for Camille Styles

This is a typical look that I will wear when working from home. My Current/Elliott jeans are in constant rotation and this vintage silk top (similar here and here) is easy and effortless. The sparkly earrings are By Boe, one of my current favorite jewelry lines! I always work barefoot when I’m at home, but have a big selection of heels that I can grab if I need to run out of the house (these ones are Coach from last Spring). This is the sort of look that usually evolves as the day goes on. If I am running out to an appointment I will add a blazer or if I am meeting the girls for drinks I can grab my leather jacket.  I found this necklace at Target and fell immediately in love. It reminds me of Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection for Louis Vuitton.  It’s my personal homage to him!

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19 Comments under :: My Life, Styled :: Working It From Home
  1. clairezinnecker says:

    Jen! This is gorgeous! The rug, storage bins, wardrobe rack….I love it all! Such a fabulous space to work in, thanks for sharing.

  2. Brianna says:

    I really love how unfussy her office space is! Good reminder that office spaces are about WORK–not how amazing they look 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. I just love all of it. You are the cutest.

  4. You have a awesome minimalist work space. The white walls are divine and the inspiration board is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Love how you can make even the simplest of outfits look chic by making sure they’re great cuts that fit you perfectly. I could LIVE in an outfit like this every day!

  6. Great outfit for working from home and also running out. Simple and chic! Love the big window in your work space. How lovely!

  7. McKenzie says:

    Your office looks like a lovely environment! No wonder you like working there 🙂 I always find I work better if I like my surroundings.. or maybe that’s just a theory to get myself out of feeling guilty for organizing and making everything pretty and perfect before starting work haha x

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  11. Martha Lynn says:

    Love your workspace! I’m currently working on my own home office and will definitely drawing from this for inspiration!

  12. Elisabeth says:

    love the home office and the idea of the inspiration board. can’t wait to move into an apartment with more than two rooms and create a work space!

  13. Jennifer says:

    Am green over your fabulous work space. Looks so easy to work and concentrate in.

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