Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Comfy Duds: Weekend Wear

I was recently having some real issues with being comfortable but stylish during my down time. I have my work wardrobe under control. And I have some cheapo workout clothes from Target that seem to do the trick (although I would love to upgrade), and I have even found pajamas that are cute and comfortable (thank you Garnet Hill). But on the weekends, I really struggle with clothes that I can run errands in and maybe even leave on while I'm hanging out with the fam.

But I finally came up with a solution, and it involves an overall change in my philosophy of clothes. This philosophy consisted of wearing pants almost all of the time. For some reason I decided that pants, jeans or capris (almost never shorts, oh the horror!) were comfortable and dresses and skirts were not comfortable, but good for wearing to work or dressy occasions. But due to the fact that I can never find pants that fit exactly the way I want, I finally decided that this philosophy of dressing was completely delusional. So now I am all about the skirts.

Really, I don't know what took me so long. It is much easier to find skirts that fit. You don't have to worry about hemming a skirt so that it will go with one particular heel height, and you don't have to worry about a few pounds lost or (more likely) gained. One thing that helped spark this revelation was reading a blogger (sorry, I don't know wear) discuss her love of skirts. She stated that she can do anything in a skirt that she can in pants, except a cartwheel. Read Already Pretty's Pant Rant for some more skirt love.

So I have solved my what to wear on the weekend problem with knit skirts. I have two tiered knit skirts in both black and brown from Ann Taylor Loft that I got several seasons ago. And lucky for me, tiered skirts are still in style. I also bought this knit skirt by Velvet. It is sooo comfortable and sooo swingy. And if I want to step it up a notch on the weekends, like go to a restaurant that involves being served by a waitress (it does happen occasionally), I can switch to a knit dress (I know, I'm living on the edge) or a more structured skirt.

Moral of the Story: Skirts=Comfy Duds

Monday, June 15, 2009


Flower bowl in a SpaImage by BadrNaseem via Flickr

Welcome, to A Spa Life. This blog is all about rest, relaxation and pampering. It's not about rest and relaxation so that we can be better workers or parents or just people. If you, like me, are lazy enough to think that the reason we work is so we can relax, not the other way around, this is the blog for you. There will be posts on comfy (but stylish) clothes, simple beauty, at-home spa ideas, lazy recreation and, on a slightly more serous note, yoga, meditation and a tiny bit of spirituality. I will also provide spa reviews on the rare occasion I get to visit a real one. But hopefully, you all can help out with your own spa reviews to share.

Please join in the conversation and let me know what you would like to hear about. So everyone, let's get ready and relax!

I was so excited (and a little jealous) to see the spas posted at elements of style today. They all look gorgeous. I will put these on my wish list for when I win the lottery. I know, I know, you actually have to buy lottery tickets for that to happen. Anyway, enjoy and don't drool all over your computer! It's bad for your keyboard.

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