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Cozy at Home

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I get a lot of questions (presumably from fellow moms or work-at-home gals) about loungewear that isn’t totally hideous. I’m a big believer in always wearing things that are comfortable and also make me feel good, and that definitely extends to what I wear around the house.

My mom was joking with me when she was visiting for Jack’s birthday about how my cozy clothes looked so nice, and that’s when I realized that I’ve been a good little minimalist and finally gotten rid of my junky old hang-out clothes. Call me crazy, but I sort of live by the motto “dress well to test well.” While I’m not longer in school, I think it applies to all arenas in life—motherhood, work, relaxing, you name it. When we wear clothes that make us feel good, we just have better self-image overall. Grungy clothes, well, make us feel the opposite.

So, without further ado, I give you my current favorite cozy-chic lounge outfit, plus a few more ideas for you to check out…

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My current favorites are the definition of high-low mixing: a cashmere sweater with cheap cotton joggers. Some of you might be thinking, Why are you wearing such a nice sweater to lounge in?! Save that for when you go someplace!! And to you I say, Wear your clothes!! It’s sort of like how people have candles but never light them. What’s the point of having them if they just sit there? The same goes for this ultra-soft cashmere sweater. It may be hot outside still, but it’s chilly in my air conditioned home and wearing cashmere makes me smile. Thus, I wear it and feel awesome.

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Everlane Cashmere Crew
Mossimo Supply Co. Joggers

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Now that you know my lounge uniform these days, I also want to give you several more items to shop that still fall into the category of cozy-chic. When I’m not wearing the outfit above, I default to leggings, a soft tee or tank and a cardigan. Never fails! Oh, and I’ve included slippers, too, because our toes deserve some lovin’ as well…

8 Comments

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    Megan @ Pink O'Clock
    October 12, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I have those Target sweatpants and they are seriously the best. things. ever. So comfy! Love your take on loungewear and actually wearing your clothes.

    Happy Monday!

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    Allison
    October 12, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    If you don’t mind me asking -what size did you get in joggers? I’m horrible at ordering the wrong size online! Love the sweater too:)

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    Dylcia
    October 12, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I have the same sweat pants from Target and I LOVE them. So soft and comfy.

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    cheryl
    October 12, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    totally inspired to revamp my lounge wear! Love your style!

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    ali grace | cookies and grace
    October 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    YES! Wear your clothes. Although I don’t really have a lot of cashmere (tight budget over here!), I do love feeling comfy AND cute when I’m lounging at home. It really can change my mindset and help me to me more purposeful and productive. Love those cozy pants, too!

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    Katie
    October 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Oh man, this post was wonderful! Thank you so much for talking about this – both comfy clothing at home that is beautiful, as well as *wearing* your clothes! Love love love this post.

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    Andi
    October 16, 2015 at 6:55 am

    You look gorgeous and I love your bedroom! :)

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    Danielle
    January 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Natalie, do you have any tips for caring for cashmere? How do you wash yours? Or do you dryclean only? So curious as I have a lot of cashmere that I never end up wearing and would love to start to ‘”wear my clothes”! Thank you in advance!

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