Happy New Year friends!
I hope you all had a Blessed Season and made the most out of these circumstances.
With 2021 now here, I am hoping for a positive change and a faster rollout for the vaccine. Since lockdown and staying at home, we are dressing more casually in joggers and loungewear. This week, I am styling joggers two ways- in a dressy style ( for when we get to go out again) and in a more casual styled way.
Before I talk about the break, I have been thinking about content for this new year, and also have also been looking into blog designs and will post on my blog/life goals for the New Year soon! 🙂
I hope you all enjoyed the Holiday break, It was a time that was needed, yet at the same time, I yearned to get out! We had a very nice Holiday with my mom here. She was able to see the magical tree we have, running out of space for more rustic ornaments we added this year. Next year, we are in the market for a wider taller tree in our 2 story Great Room.
We certainly enjoyed watching movies like Elf together, and since I am a fan of slapstick, I was laughing out loud at the many scenes I have already viewed years ago. Boy, do we ever need to laugh!
I worry about the state of things in the world, and try not to get into the mindset of each day being “Ground Hog day” or I jokingly say, “House Arrest”.
Believe me, I love my family, and am grateful for them – it is hard though and my mom is feeling the strain and fatigue as I am sure we all are by now.
So, on to lighter topics and just going day to day, which is all we can do at the moment.
Christmas was lovely with excellent company, pups to make me laugh and some great food. It doesn’t hurt in that regard that my mom is here! She is the cook and we are the cooking minions. 🙂 We made the delicious ice cream based 1940’s drink the “Pink Squirrel” in honor of my Dad, and NYE had another cocktail concoction – a Cranberry Martini recipe I spied and made from Pinterest. Let’s just say Mom and I did NOT make it up until Midnight!
How to Style the Joggers in a Dressy Way
If you missed my post before Christmas on affordable loungewear, read it now. I have bought 3 pairs of the Lou and Grey joggers and you will see me style them on the blog.
Why dress up you say?
We are all at home, either living in our jammies or loungewear aren’t we? We’ll those of us retired or not able to work may be, but others are working from home, at Zoom meetings etc.
Now, that never happens that I get something nearly 80% off, as these joggers are popular! I bought them in an XS and they fit great. I love that they are a straighter leg and they have 2 pockets in the back. The only complaint about the Lou and Grey joggers is that they could be a bit longer. I am 5 foot 9 and they are cropped a bit. I do like to wear booties or wedge sneakers with them though.
I am wearing my older Gap turtleneck sweater and my Dolce Vita black croc boots I wear often.
Another new piece here is this gorgeous double breasted camel coat you will see much more of on the blog. I waited until it was on sale on Mango, and took the plunge, as I had wanted a structured camel coat for awhile. I am wearing an XS in the coat, and checked back to link it, but it has sold out on Mango’s site. I am glad I got it when I did! I have linked a few other options, and will be writing a post on Winter coats soon. Here is one option, this pretty wrap camel coat from Mango.
So, if you want to dress up your joggers, wear a sweater, add some booties, and there you have it! A structured coat always adds to a more polished look no matter what you are wearing.
Tomorrow I will share how to style joggers in a more casual- but still put together way.
Do you wear your loungewear casually or have you tried dressing them up?
black turtleneck – Gap ( UNDER $30 option)
leopard joggers– Lou & Grey – LOFT
booties- Dolce Vita similar
Bag- Speedy 30 LV
JOIN IN TOMORROW WHEN I HOST TURNING HEADS TUESDAY AND SHARE A CASUAL LOOK WITH JOGGERS:-)