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. 👀

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! 🙂

xoxo

Lea

American Eagle Try On Haul

Hey guys! Today I am doing a try-on haul of all the pieces that I got from American Eagle. I have photos from their site and photos (well screenshots of a video) on myself. I am posting a video on my IGTV showing off the pieces so I recommend checking that out as well.

I placed this order about three weeks ago and it took a while for the pieces to come in. When I can’t link the exact item I try to link similar pieces. Also just to let you know I purchased these items when they were 50% off, so what I paid might be different from what it’s priced now.

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First is the AE Plush Long Sleeve Peplum T-Shirt. I got it in a lavender shade but they have a nice cream still in stock. It’s soft and comfy to wear at home but still nice to wear outside the house. I would wear this top with leggings. I like how the back to long enough to cover my butt because I don’t always want to show my butt off haha. I also like how the peplum adds some shape but isn’t too tight so it isn’t uncomfortable.

The next shirt is the AE Cinched Waist T-Shirt. I have it in a beautiful sage green, but online they have a white and tie-dye still. The shirt is very soft and the cinch has some shape and definition. The cinch is also adjustable. While it’s nice with sweatpants, I think this would also be cute with ripped jeans and a jean jacket.

The other t-shirt I got was the AE Fleece Boxy Crew Neck Sweatshirt. This is basically a sweatshirt but with short sleeves. It’s perfect for a Canadian spring where it’s too warm for a thick sweater but not yet warm enough for a t-shirt. I also know tie-dye is really big right now, but this one isn’t too loud.

The first pair of pants isn’t available anymore. They are called the AE Super High-Waisted Jogger Pants in the shade olive. These ones are a similar shade and these ones are a similar shape. What I like about these pants is that they are something different than wearing jeans or leggings. Mine fit me perfectly where it’s not super tight in the waist but still gives me definition. It also makes my butt look good hehe. Excited to wear these!

The second pair of pants are the AE High-Waisted Paperbag Pant. I love these. The paperbag waist just hugs my curves. The fact that they’re black means I can wear them with almost anything. I could dress them up with heels or dress them down with my Birkenstocks. They are made from cotton so they feel great. I think I’ll get a lot of wear out of these pants.

The only item that didn’t fit quite right was the AE Soft Plush Long Sleeve T-Shirt. On the photo it’s completely baggy, but for me it lays oddly over my chest. It’s not bad enough for me to return it, but I wouldn’t wear this while going out. It’s fine for just lounging around the house. I love the colour and that’s mainly why I am keeping it. I think the creamy/oatmeal colour just suits my hair and skin tone so well. So while I don’t necessarily recommend it, I will still wear it.

The final item is the AEO Super High-Waisted Soft Plush Leggings. These are not exactly the most figure-flattering pair of sweats, but they are super comfy. They are basically tighter sweatpants, but they are not skin tight so they are still comfy. The material is super soft as well. The light colour and material highlights my belly but I just wear a long shirt or sweater and it’s out of sight! Definitely great lounge pants for all this time we are spending inside.

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And that is my AE haul! A nice combination of lounge-wear and pieces that I will wear when quarantine is over. Let me know if you guys liked this type of haul in the comments below.

xoxo

Lea