sweaters


Pajama party time!

cardigan sweater for fall

photo: photo taken in October 2018. This cozy cardigan is great around the house over pajamas and loungewear.

Most of the country is currently having a pajama party. As our shelter-in-place continues, and we social distance by staying home, many of us are spending the day in our pajamas. It’s ok, you can tell the world! Everyone else is doing it too!

Since many of us are working from home, and homeschooling, we are active inside our homes despite our pajamas, or loungewear. While bathrobes are cozy, and great for temporary comfort, it’s easier to throw on a cardigan to keep cozy around the house in our PJ’s or loungewear. Also, a cardigan looks more like outside clothing than a bathrobe. After all, sometimes PJ’s or loungewear look like tee-shirts, so throwing a cardigan over them can look like a casual outfit while in a video conference. Haha, now you know my trick!

Since it is currently springtime, there are tons of cozy cardigans on major sale which are leftover from the winter season. Here are some of my favorites. I have this style in grey.

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Another great look to wear from home is athleisure. I love wearing sweats since they are comfortable at home, and can also be worn for a trip to the grocery store, or while out on a walk in the neighborhood.

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athleisure look taken in December 2019. I wear this out to the grocery store.

Here are a few of my favorite athleisure pieces around the web.

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I am a huge pajama fan! Many of my pajamas are from Soma, but here are a few others on sale which are great to wear right now.

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What do you find yourself wearing often while we shelter in place? Are you wearing pajamas a lot, or switching into actual outfits? Spill it in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

photo below taken in June 2019 on our trip to Hawaii. I am wearing these PJ’s all the time now!

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10 cozy sweaters under $150 to wear now

10 cozy sweaters for winter and fall

Cozy sweaters  under $150 to wear now from top left: ivory and black sweater / grey turtleneck sweater (under $50) / rust turtleneck sweater / light beige turtleneck sweater (under $50) / grey sweater / blue and black sweater (on my wish list!) / black and grey sweater / grey and ivory sweater / grey v-neck sweater (designer deal!) / ivory cardigan (under $50) /

It’s getting so chilly outside, we all need a new, cozy sweater to wear now! For the fall/winter 2018/19 seasons, there are a few sweater trends to watch for, which can help us all decide which style sweater to invest in this season.

The runways in New York showed us collegiate style sweaters with striped v-neck’s, argyle,  and v-neck cardigans. Designers also showed over-sized, turtleneck sweaters, and 1980s throwback styles. These are all fun styles for sweaters, and thankfully there are a lot on the market this season priced under $150! Love!

I love all of the cozy, over-sized turtleneck sweaters this season. They are cozy and chic at the same time. Since sweaters can be costly this time of year, especially if they are designer, I found 10 fabulous sweaters under $150 around the web, which fit perfectly into the current trends, and assembled them into this post. I hope you love them!

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What is your favorite sweater trend this season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


The return of chenille for fall 2017

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wearing: Chanel lipstick / pink dangle earrings c/o SugarFix x BaubleBar / black long sleeve tee / light pink chenille sweater / Chloe Nile / slim fit jeans / Chanel fall nail polish / silver ring / navy velvet booties

Chenille is back, and it is back with a vengeance! This late 1990’s sweater phenomena has returned; much to the chagrin of dryers everywhere! Let’s take a quick trip down chenille memory lane, shall we?

It was the late 1990’s, and for some strange reason we all thought wearing dark lip liner with pale pink, tan, or purple lipstick was attractive. . .um yeah, moving on. . . Sugar Ray was on every radio station from coast to coast, and shopping via the Internet was a scary thing to do. When the weather cooled down, all we wanted was something soft and cozy to keep us comforted and warm; perhaps it was the dark lip liner with pale lipstick trend which was haunting us that made us all seek the comfort of chenille. . . though to ponder, but I digress. . .

Chenille was everywhere. We had chenille sweaters in all styles. We adorned our homes with chenille pillows, throws, blankets, and even upholstery. We all thought this ultra soft yarn woven into plush fabric was the greatest thing since sliced bread and the invention of the CD; until it was time to clean it. This is when the backlash started!

If you have ever owned chenille home goods, you know they wear out; quickly. The more you sit down, and stand up, chenille upholstery wears out, leaving threadbare sofas, chairs, and the like. Yikes! That chenille throw you cuddled up in while watching a movie on the sofa? Yeah, you spilled your hot cocoa on it, and when when you washed it, it became see-through. Your favorite chenille sweater? You washed it and yikes! It was no longer a sweater. The horror! It only took about two years before everyone on the planet figured out chenille was the worst thing since accidentally washing your reds with your whites.

Imagine my horror when I found out chenille was back for a second run in fall 2017! I was like, whaaaaaat????? Oh yes, this soft and alluring fabric pulls you in, then when you try to care for it by washing it, or wearing it too often, it becomes threadbare! Why are we wearing it again? Remind me? Oh, I know!

Chenille for fall 2017 is stronger then it was close to twenty years ago. I can’t speak for home goods, but as far as sweaters go, the new version is washable! Love! So, I decided to roll the dice and invest in a cozy chenille cardigan for the fall 2017 season. What do you think? So far it isn’t shedding, it isn’t getting worn down to the threads after being worn, and I can wash it without holding my breath. It lives! It stays cozy! It stays full of fluffy threads! Love!

So, the moral of the story is that you can buy some of fall 2017’s chenille pieces without worrying about them getting threadbare.

Do you have any chenille memories? Please share in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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