I have been sadly MIA much of this fall but today is a new day! Have to get back to blogging – miss talking to YOU – and what better way to do that then to join my Blended Blog buddies for the inaugural post of our “Cozy for the Holidays” series? Hope you will take a sec to read all about this series from my cozy comadre Andrea, here on TBB. But before you go, let me share my cozy.
You probably remember that my mama took ill in October. I got the call at 5:30 am from my sister who had gotten the call from my brother that we needed to come right away to Kentucky. I scrambled around trying to figure out what to pack without knowing how long I would be gone and how the weather might change while I was there. And then there was the plane ride. It seems there are no direct flights out of El Paso going anywhere. So we can usually plan on making a day of it when we fly.
I wanted to be comfy and cozy. But I also wanted to look presentable because we would be going straight to the hospital from the airport.
Here’s what I threw together…literally.
Black joggers and gray sweat shirt are both TEK Gear from Kohl’s, white Snug Apparel cami and black Mix No. 6 flats from DSW.
Before we go any further, you might be asking why I took time/had time to take pictures of the outfit I was going to wear on the plane, traveling to care for my sick mother. I wasn’t able to book a flight until early afternoon so after I threw my suitcase together and got dressed, I was just sitting here being nervous. One can only bite her fingernails so much.
Plus, I had just started the Get Your Pretty On fall challenge with Alison Lumbatis. This was one of her outfits. Probably that outfit I was most uncertain about. When I tried on these suggested pieces on the shopping list at Kohl’s, I was pleasantly surprised. The joggers are comfy and cozy, no-iron and flattering! The shopping list actually called for a plain gray sweatshirt, which I did get. But this criss-cross number seemed a little dressier…if a gray sweatshirt can ever be ‘dressy’.
Here’s an up-close and personal photo of this coziness.
My necklace was a gift from my brother.
Kevin is very thoughtful and sentimental. You might remember a post I wrote about him, here. He is about as loving a brother, son and father as they come.
So, I made it to Lexington via Atlanta in about six hours time and without looking wrinkled. Well, that would be a falsehood. Let me just say my clothes weren’t wrinkled. There. And I was comfortable and warm the whole way.
Here are a few jogger pants and gray sweatshirts I pulled together, if you would like to shop this look. Until I put together this slide show, I had no idea joggers were available in velvet…VELVET! And velour, and silk. Guess I have been living under a rock.
My exact joggers are here. Couldn’t find my exact sweatshirt but check out some of these other little cuties. Love the one that says “cozy”.
This one look is an example of why I like doing the style challenges with Alison. This ole gal would never have put together these pieces. I thought joggers were for…well, jogging. Had no idea they came in so many styles and fabrics and were totally acceptable, even fashionable for traveling and running errands.
Get Cozy with GYPO Style Challenges
The GYPO Winter Challenge begins December 12. Registration is open now. And if you are interested in joining the fun, click here to register through my affiliate link. I will even throw in a Starbucks gift card for a little something to keep you cozy while you put together outfits. With your registration, you not only get access to the capsule wardrobe shopping list (many items you can find in your own closet) but also 21 days of outfit formulas, and the advice and support from Alison and a great group of girls playing dress-up along side you.
Thanks for coming by today. You may have noticed I have given the blog a bit of a face lift. Still working on fine-tuning things but let me know what you think of the new look. If you have a favorite cozy look, please share by linking up with us. Or send me a pic on FB or email.
Going to leave you with one parting shot. Me. Home from work and cozy in bed today. Still fighting off the sinus and ear infection I had at Thanksgiving. Now I have added conjunctivitis to the mix. Good times.
no maybe not with all these germs.
(just realized my signature is gone…will work on getting it back)