beforefridaydrawing

We’re two lawyers who live and work in NYC. We became friends over our mutual love of fashion, cooking, and wine. We’ve been dreaming about creating an online space for the working lady (or dude!) who is looking for creative and easy ways to dress for work, cook a delicious meal, and squeeze in a short workout.

All illustrations are by the amazingly talented Hilary Nordholm.

Jackie:

Where are you from?

Tulsa, OK.

Why New York City?

I came here for college 10 years ago and fell in love with the energy. Now you couldn’t pay me to leave!

Personal power suit?

A Vince shift dress, a structured blazer, and Jimmy Choo booties.

Most comfortable pair of work shoes?

J. Crew Martina wedges.

Desk essentials?

Clothing tape, pistachios, and Advil.

What do you always have on hand in your kitchen?

Avocados, 3 different types of cheeses for a quick cheese plate, and wine (duh).

Favorite workout when you’re pinched for time?

A quick run.

Favorite part of the workweek?

Taking the ferry to work on a gorgeous day.

Eleanor:

Where are you from?

Greenville, SC.

Personal power suit?

Skinny black pants, an Equipment shirt, and a Helmut Lang blazer.

Most comfortable pair of work shoes?

Everlane Modern Loafers or J. Crew Martina wedges.

What is your commuting trick?

I almost always wear Adidas Stan Smiths and change into work shoes at the office—they look great with a pantsuit!

Desk essentials?

Almonds, hand lotion, an emery board, and Advil.

What do you always have on hand in your kitchen?

Plain Greek yogurt, shallots, chips, salsa, and wine.

Favorite workout when you’re pinched for time?

A quick online yoga session at udaya.com with my favorite instructor of all time, Rudy Mettia.

Favorite part of the workweek?

Having a delicious lunch of leftovers from a dinner I made the night before.