It didn’t seem long ago that we were all hoping that early 2021 would usher in a sense of normalcy. Unfortunately, many of us are still at home for a while longer. Do you find yourself staying in your pj’s a little longer than you should? Annie, Mary Ann, and I decided to get our blogging friends Jennifer and Susan together and share some ideas about how to elevate your at-home style. Trust me you will feel better.
I have been guilty of wearing comfort clothes to cover up “the extra pounds from all the comfort food”. I got caught in the act the other day on a zoom call. Anyone else guilty as charged? Now I need to elevate my at home style. Let’s be realistic we are home, we want to be comfortable. Most of us aren’t going to wear a lot of jewelry or accessories, so you won’t be seeing that today. We can however apply a little makeup, put on some stylish comfortable clothes, and buy some new workout wear. It will make us feel better about ourselves and our current situation.
BANANA REPUBLIC, MADEWELL, ATHLETA AND NORDSTROM
I actually purchased this sweater from the Banana Republic by mistake for my daughter. I pulled it out of the bag and tried it on. It is cozy and as comfortable as a bathrobe but looks a bit more polished. I could wear this everyday. It comes in camel and blue as well. I am wearing it here with my Madewell mules, this soft layering turtleneck from Nordstrom, and my favorite stellar crop/tight from Athleta. These particular mules are no longer available but I have linked the ones that are now available on Nordstrom Rack for $39.99 and equally as cute!!
I have to be honest currently this would be a “dressed up” look even though I am not wearing any accessories or jewelry other than simple silver posts.
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J JILL VEST AND SORREL BOOTS
I wear vests all the time. They suit our climate and my office is freezing. I linked to this J Jill Vest earlier. I love that it covers the bum and has side zippers for comfort. it is on sale and still available in black and a black and white pattern. I am wearing it with the Athleta Stellar/Crop tights that I have bragged about for the last two years. They are only available in small sizes (linked below) but there are tons on Ebay here .I have had these sorrel boots for a few years they are toasty and comfy and linked below.
J CREW SUPERSOFT YARN SWEATER, BANANA REPUBLIC JEANS AND ARTEMIS MULES
Oh my gosh sorry about the hair in the eye and the overweight look (we are all friends here right?). I love this sweater from J Crew. I have it in grey, black, and this pretty lavender. The jeans are new from Banana and the Artemis mules are a splurge ( ladies save your money). I am not a big fan of pattern but love this little bit of pattern on the foot.
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As I noted in my last post I have returned to Weight Watchers. It is my go to program when I need to lose a few pounds (this is not sponsored). I know I will never last on an overly restrictive diet. I find their program practical eas,y to implement and follow. I have more than a few pounds to lose this time but I know if I am patient and stay the course they will come off. Now I need to find a simple, practical online excercise program to follow. Any suggestions?
TARGET SWEATSHIRT, ATHLETA TIGHTS AND NEW BALANCE SHOES
My other at home uniforms consist of something like this. Don’t be afraid to mix the high and low. This is a Target Sweatshirt and it is great. It also comes in several other colors. The tights are Athleta (more expensive but thicker and purchased on sale) These are sold out but they still have the leopard version that I also own. My tennies (can we still call them that?) are New Balance (cut wide for the bunion) from DSW. I don’t need the latest and greatest in tennis shoes. If you don’t either you can find them for a good price. Do I look like I am going for a run? Nope, but I need to.
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Okay ladies let’s do this! If you want to join Mary Ann and me on Weight Watchers please do it will help us stay on track and we will both get a free month yippee!. How do you stay in shape? Do you have an online program to share? In the meantime, let’s make a point of putting on a little makeup and amp up our at home looks Now pop over and visit my blogging friends for their ideas on how to elevate your at-home style. I know you will be inspired. I will be back on Sunday with the results of the survey and my weekly favorites.