My Alternative to Yoga Pants and a T-Shirt

August 20, 2014·

Lilly Pulitzer Popover in Crystal Coast (on sale at Zappos!) | Lime Jeans from Target | Carolina Blue TOMS | Engraved Bar Necklace from 9th and Elm c/o | Layered Necklace from World Market

I don’t want to sound like I’m re-hashing the same thing over and over again, but when you work from home ON TOP of being a mom, it is really, really easy to not get “dressed.” No, I don’t mean be in the nude all day. That would be weird. I mean, it’s really, really easy to never change out of yoga pants and a t-shirt.

Don’t get me wrong, I love yoga pants and I love me a comfy t-shirt. But, there comes a point when you’re wearing yoga pants and a t-shirt day after day and you start to feel frumpy. You start to feel not pretty. You start to feel unkempt. And it just sort of spills out into other areas of your life.

One thing that having this blog has done for me is it has kept me accountable for the way I take care of myself. Every single outfit you see on this blog, I wear in real life. I know I shouldn’t have to say that… but it’s true. This blog helps me to get dressed in the morning. Even if I know I don’t have anything to do that day other than work and play with Lilly, I find that on days I get “dressed” and actually brush my hair, throw on some mascara and a lip gloss, I feel more productive. I feel more ready to take on the day. It just gets me in the right mindset.

If I stay in yoga pants and a t-shirt… I just feel lazy and unmotivated.

But, what do I do about days where I really do feel like just lounging around or just wearing something comfortable? Or what do I do when I know I’m just going to meet a friend for a playdate and I need to throw on something quick and easy? Well, there are a couple things I do…

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I want to bust a myth… YOU CAN look cute AND be comfortable. For some reason, a lot of women think the two are completely autonomous, but they aren’t!

So, all this rambling to say… that this outfit is a typical comfortable, cute, lounging type outfit. Yes, it is bright. But I feel so comfortable and awesome in it. I snagged my first Lilly Pulitzer popover when they got marked down and I am obsessed. It’s the most comfortable thing ever. My husband keeps asking me if I’m ever going to wear something different. I don’t think so… haha I seriously wear this every day. Okay, not every day. But pretty dang close.

These jeans I got from Target two summers ago and they’re stretchy and really comfortable. Every time I wear this people tell me I look cute and put together… but all I really did was throw on stretchy jeans and a sweatshirt.

SO, if you feel like you keep falling victim to the yoga pants and t-shirt rhythm…  just try something different. Try throwing on a cute sweatshirt and stretchy jeans. Or even jeggings. Or something. It can be done… I promise. 🙂

What about you? What’s YOUR alternative to the yoga pants and t-shirt look?