well, if that post title isn’t the most open-ended i’ve ever written, i don’t know what is! never did i ever, in a million years, think i’d spend my hard-earned money on cute loungewear. first, when i’m relaxing at home, who cares what i’ve got on my body? second, when i have gym shorts, yoga pants, and oversized t-shirts that i’ve acquired over the years, what’s the need?
well, it’s just that, folks. it isn’t a need at all; it’s merely a want. why do i want to feel cute when i’m without makeup and stuffing my face with french onion dip as i catch up on the bachelorette and the americans? honestly, i’ve no reasonable answer for you. the only semi-understandable argument for it would be if i had my own reality show and each week people tuned in to see my glamorous life. i am still holding out for andy cohen and the bravo network to discover me. someday! someday!
as i sit here and compose this post, the first image that pops in my head is a scene from the sex and the city movie. it’s new year’s eve, and carrie bradshaw is celebrating by herself at her apartment in pajamas while eating a cup-o-noodles. but, wait! do you see? those are no ordinary pajamas. she’s got a string of pearls around her neck! yes, i promise you’re seeing it correctly. there’s clearly no need for the necklace, but nonetheless, she’s rocking them like a superstar. now, i only wish i looked so effortless when i’m just existing in my condo, and maybe this quick scene from one of my favorite movies was the unintentional inspiration.
so, now that we have a back story, what’s the actual story? well, about a month ago i was moseying around old navy with kari when i spotted a darling lounge hoodie that was unbelievably soft and then, oh yes, just near it was a stylish pair of cuffed sweatpants. that’s right, i used the words “stylish” and “sweatpants” in the same sentence! i tried them on in the dressing room and squealed with joy. how is it possible that simple loungewear can make me happy? i’ve not a clue why, but i cannot deny my new found love for these two new pieces in my dresser. i can pretty much guarantee they’ll be worn thin in no time.
now, do we expect i’ll have bags and bags of lululemon swag soon? i’m thinking no. i mean, i’ve got to draw the line somewhere, but if we have a slumber party anytime soon, you know what i’ll be sporting, and maybe i’ll even throw on some pearls to dress it up a bit. 😉