My Favourite Cozy, Lounge Pieces

Hey guys! I don’t know about you, but it has been raining almost non-stop for the past two weeks. Which means it’s the beginning of the cold, cozy weather time. When it’s grey and cold outside all I want to do is curl up with a good book and a cup of tea and read. So I thought I would share five of my fav lounge pieces to inspire you to cozy up inside this weekend.

The first is a good pair of leggings. Comfy leggings can be a second skin and will make it feel like you are wearing nothing. If you’ve followed me for a while, you will know what my favourite leggings are the Lululemon Align. I have the Align in a variety of lengths and colours and I just love them. They are designed to be buttery soft and weightless feeling. They are also high rise, so I can wear them with a cropped sweater and not feel exposed. I know they are on the pricier side, but they are honestly worth it. They now have joggers and a tank in the Align line and I am seriously considering picking up a pair of each. šŸ‘€

The next cozy piece is a Canadian staple: the Roots Cabin Socks. If you are Canadian you know exactly what I’m talking about. They are thick, knitted socks. The classic ones are white, grey with a red stripe on top but I have a variety of colours. My feet are always cold, especially in the winter. Since I’m not much of a slipper person these socks help keep my feet nice and warm. They’re thick but still relatively breathable compared to some other reading socks that I’ve tried. Also, some reading socks can be too small, but these fit my size 9.5 feet perfectly.

The next lounge piece is a nice cardigan. I debated including a sweatshirt but there is something special about a comfy cardigan. I can fluctuate being warm and cold, so a cardigan is a nice option because it’s easy to take on and off. And there is just something so special about wrapping yourself in a nice, soft cardigan. I guess it’s similar to the feeling of wearing a robe. Unfortunately, my current favourite from Eddie Bauer is no longer available and they don’t have anything similar on their website. This cardigan and this robe from American Eagle and the closest I could find, and I know the quality of AE to be great so I think these would both be good options.

The second pair of bottoms is a good pair of sweatpants. Even before COVID, I loved a good pair of sweatpants. I would come home and take off my jeans and put on sweats. I am quite picky about my sweatpants because I want them to be loose but fitted at the ankle and be long enough. Sometimes sweatpants are tight all around and at that point I might as well wear leggings. I also do enjoy American Eagle sweatpants but they are also too short on me. My favourite pair is from Walmart of all places! I’ve had these for two years now (maybe I can’t remember exactly when I got them) and I just love them. They are baggy on top put taper at the ankles. The material is super soft and not too thick. I brought these with me to Europe, that’s how much I love them. The George Women’s Hacci Joggers are currently sold out online but are available in some stores. So if you are ever in Walmart and see these sweatpants pick them up.

The final lounge piece is a blanket. Because let’s be real, everyone needs a good blanket in their lives. And half of the time I wear it as a cape and that’s clothing right? One of the best blankets ever is the Indigo blankets that they periodically have as apart of deals. You know, they one where if you spend over $50 you get it at a discount? Well, it’s the best. We have about five in my house and they are everyone’s favourite. And when I had one in my university house it was everyone’s favourite as well. It’s super soft and it’s the perfect size where it covers the majority of your body if you are sitting down. The Indigo throws they have on the website are slightly different than the ones I own but I am sure they are similar and just as soft and cozy.

And those are all my cozy, loungewear pieces! Please let me know in the comments what are some of your favourite lounge pieces, I would love to try them out! šŸ™‚

xoxo

Lea

American Eagle Try On Haul June 202

Hey guys! So I recently placed another order at American Eagle. They should honesltly sponsor me at this point haha. To be fair, since I’ve purchased from them so much it’s the only store I feel comfortable buying online. I’ve figured out what size I am, so I have a pretty good success rate. This time around I purchased more summer clothes. I will be posting a try on haul on my Insta and a styling video on my Tik Tok so make sure to check those out!

The first item I picked up is a pair of the AE Stretch Denim Mom Shorts. I really like this shorts. Most of my shorts are tight and short, and these are the opposite. They are a little longer and don’t fit as snug around the thighs. They are a little tight around my waist because I don’t have a small waist to hip ratio. But I believe that it’ll stretch out and be fine. I love these shorts and will be picking up another pair.

The other pair of shorts I got are the Aerie Move Lasercut High Wasited Bike Shorts. I originally wanted to get a black pair but I am happy I got these! The blue colour is super fun, but it’s not so bright that it’s obnoxious. They are stretchy enough that they are good for lounging, but supportive enough to exercise in. They also have POCKETS. I love this!

The first of three shirts is the AE V-Neck Baby T-Shirt. I don’t know why they call it a v-neck because it’s actually round. This shirt reminds me of something I would wear as a little kid. I am in love with the cut and fit of this shirt. It fits me perfectly – not too tight, not too lose. And it’s a little longer than an average crop top so I don’t feel like my belly is over exposed. A super fun summer top.

The second top is the Tailgate Women’s Chevy Corvette Boxy T-Shirt. I like this shirt because it’s multi-functional. I can wear it over top of sweat shorts or bike shorts for a comfy lounge look. Or I can tuck it into jean shirts for a casual but cute summer outfit. It’s the perfect size for a baggy shirt because it’s not too long where I have so much excess fabric but it’s also not a crop top. I dig it.

The final top I ordered is the Aerie Gamechanger Henley Tank. It’s a pretty basic tank, but I think the Olive shade spices it up. Because it’s long it’s nice over top of leggings, but it’s also nice tucked into pants. I think this will be nice with some of the culottes that I own. The material is super soft as well.

The final item is the only one that didn’t fit me well. I ordered the Aerie Easy Knit Midi Dress. I often run into issues with dresses because I am a different size on top than my bottoms. So while it fits me fine on the bottom, it’s loose and baggy on top. It’s also really long on me which is surprising. On the model it looks like it goes to her knees, but on me it’s about mid calf. I will be returning this dress.

And that is my American Eagle haul! Let me know what are some of your favourite places to shop online in the comments.

xoxo

Lea

May Favourites

A few days (okay almost a week) late, but here are some of my May Favourites! This is anything that is not beauty related that I have been loving this month.

Fashion:

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My favourite shirt this month is this super causal and comfy shirt from aĀ SirensĀ outlet. It is described as a caged v-neck shirt and I wearing this shirt when I’m running errands or going to work. I pair it with leggings and it’s very comfy but looks more polished then a sweatshirt. I’m currently wearing this shirt right now!

Music:

I have been working a lot this month, and at work we are forced to listen to the easy listening kind of stations. So my new music time has seriously be shortened. I still managed to have a few favourites.

Probably my favourite song right now is High by Sir Sly. It has a good beat and is just great to listen to while driving. I can’t help but sing along! I feel like this is definitely going to be my indie song of the summer. A classic indie band is alt-J, and I have been loving their song In Cold Blood. Now alt-J is not everyone’s cup of tea, but there music is just so weird and different and this new song is no exception.

Finally, like every other white girl out there, I have been obsessing over the song Despacito by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Beiber. I was actually a big fan of latin musicĀ before Justin Beiber came along and sang this song. It is super catchy and I will probably hate it in two weeks but for now I’m loving it.

Books:

I have only finished one book this month but I loved it! It was Mosquitoland by David Arnold. The story follows Mim as she travels on a Greyhound bus from Mississippi to see her mother in Ohio. Mim is a very interesting character and the book made me think about mental illness and disabilities is a very different way. A very cute book I highly recommend it!

TV/Films/Youtube:

My favourite show that IĀ finally finished this month was the second season of Outlander. It is based of a book series of the same name and is about a women from the 1940s who travels back in time to the 1700s in Scotland. I am a big history fan and I just love this show (I am even happier that it is on Netflix)! I would recommend this show to anyone who loves historical drams (likeĀ The Tudors) or fantasy-ish shows likeĀ Game of Thrones.

Miscellaneous:

I have absolutely been loving WordPress! I was so unsure about it but now that I have figured it out it is so easy to use. Plus I feel like I am reaching such a broader audience that I had before!

I hope everyone had a great May! Here is to a great (and hopefully warm) June!

xoxo

Lea