This is where I could tell you about rest. Which is important. And yet, something I’m still learning to be good at. (Are you also feeling a bit constantly burnt out? What are you doing to combat that?) I tend to work a bit each day (working on that) so I hardly ever get a full day completely off….so I tend to take my moments of peace when I can get them. And even though I’m not really a morning person, I do love taking my time in the morning. Getting in my coffee, some down time, a walk. Taking it easy is one of my most favorite ways to start the day.
This is also where we could chat about your style not only being the stories that you tell to the world, but the ones you tell at home, for you. AKA I sometimes forget that besides our outwear, our lounge, shape wear, and sleepwear tell our stories. (Or it’s not so much that I forget but that we don’t chat about it) For many of the above I LOVE a matching set. They make me feel grown up, put together, and a bit chic- even while sleeping. (It’s also a myth that sets have to cost a ton, I’m loving this boldly one – especially thinking about wearing the top and robe out- and all pieces are under $40! Linked for you below of course!).
This is also where I may tell you that all of these things: taking it easy, caring for yourself even when you’re just at home, matching sets, and feeling accomplished don’t have to be separate things. Perhaps taking it easy, feeling chic at ease, and telling stories that are just for us help us tell our stories when we’re out and about. Put simply, I’ve been thinking that the things that we do for ourselves, the ways that we take care, what we love to wear when alone, what we’re willing to do to make ourselves feel good- the ease with which we treat ourselves help make us better story tellers (aka better people).
I’m still working on being better at rest and taking things easy. And sometimes my matching sleep sets (even though I love them) are an afterthought. But, I’m working on the stories that I tell myself too, in the hopes that they enrich all my stories. And that being easy is a peace that could help us all be strong for when we need it?
At least this is all that I’m hoping- and this outfit is one that brings me hope. What do you wear to lounge in? What are your thoughts on matching sets? And how good are you at taking it easy?
I’ve linked this exact outfit for you below! I’m also linking to this explanation of Juneteenth (which the USA nationally celebrated for the first time yesterday). An important day for freedom (and yes, as someone who wants to honor but knows the day is not about me in any way)- I’ll be working on how to talk about it for next year. In the meantime- here’s to our freedom and working towards a more equal land!
Note: This post does contain affiliate links. While that does not affect the price for you, I may earn commission from them. Thank you for your support!