loungewear that doubles as activewear

how many days until Christmas? eight. is that possible in the year that dragged flew by? yes, 2020 is a year for the history books in so many ways, but there’s still time to fa la la la la all the way to the end. last year we shared our favorite memories of opens in a new windowThanksgiving, opens in a new windowChristmas, and opens in a new windowNew Year’s, so take time to read those posts if you haven’t already. it’s more important than ever to focus on what we can do this year instead of can’t. there’s always a memory to create, whether big or small. and clothes play a big role because they conjure memories. who remembers what they wore to their first job interview? or when you met your spouse? i have a vivid recollection of a pink boucle dress i wore to a holiday party with mr. style more than thirty years ago! loved that dress and wore it every chance i had. this year our outfits are on the casual side, so i have a special pair of loungewear pants that double as activewear.

this is my second Christmas without mr. style, so i wanted to reach out to those of us who have suffered the loss of a loved one this year. it’s important to navigate through your grief and lean on family and friends. please read this blog post opens in a new windowmanaging grief during the holidays. with the holidays looking a bit different this year, it’s easy for any of us to let despair creep into our lives. but if you’ve lost someone dear to your heart, please know that grief isn’t linear; there’s no timeline in place. and it’s personal. it comes in waves with lulls in between. losing a loved one is something that’s never truly gotten over. and that’s okay. time doesn’t heal all wounds, but it does lessen the pain. grief isn’t about moving on; it’s about moving forward one step at a time.


if we hadn’t already embraced loungewear into our everyday wardrobe, 2020 might have sealed the deal. but beware. elastic pants are forgiving, but they don’t keep you in check like a pair of blue jeans will. so please proceed with caution… that said, these opens in a new windowglen plaid loungewear pants from opens in a new windowAthleta are as comfy as they are stylish. love the sporty stripe down the sides. this is the perfect travel pant as it’s lightweight. today, i decided to spiff up the outfit with a gorgeous opens in a new windownavy blazer from opens in a new windowVeronica Beard. yes, this blazer is pricey, but it’s also versatile. it’s called the opens in a new windowdickey jacket, which means it can be worn with dickey insets. there are opens in a new windowcashmere hoodie dickeys, opens in a new windowcable knit dickeys, even a opens in a new windowdenim jacket dickey. today, i zipped in a opens in a new windowcashmere uptown dickey with sleeve cuffs that gives the blazer a sporty look. add your favorite sneakers like opens in a new windowAdidas Superstar, and this outfit is good to go whether you stay at home or venture out.

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  1. Marilyn Blum wrote:

    Beth, I love the Veronica Beard blazers but have never seen them in person. In your photos, it appears that the zipper on the dickey is puckering in several places. Since they are a bit pricey, I want to get your opinion before purchasing! Thanks.

    Posted 12.17.20
    • the cashmere dickey is lightweight so it might look better if left unzipped. it’s not really a pucker so much as the way the zipper affects this particular dickey when zipped. make sense?

      Posted 12.17.20
  2. Jere wrote:


    Posted 12.17.20
  3. Georgia Peach wrote:

    Good morning!
    You look stunningly pretty today. The gray and navy combo is perfect on you.
    I wouldn’t have thought of putting this outfit together. It’s so cute! You look like your’re up for anything.
    That’s a very encouraging message to all who’ve suffered the loss of loved ones. Holidays are especially difficult.
    One day at a time.
    Prayers for all.

    Posted 12.17.20
  4. Sangita M wrote:

    Just love your sense of style! I wouldn’t have thought of this combination it’s fabulous! Love your daily posts but hope you take some time for yourself. Merry Christmas!

    Posted 12.17.20
  5. Barbara wrote:

    Love the entire outfit. You look sporty yet so elegent.

    Posted 12.17.20
  6. Cheryll wrote:

    I think of you often. When Mr. Style passed away, it seemed we had lost a family member. I lost my son’s father in 1988, but even now sometimes a song or something will catch me up in a memory.

    Posted 12.17.20
    • thanks so much, cheryll! mr. style was so loved while alive and soo missed now that he’s gone. you are so right about a song or whatever that makes you remember. take care. xo

      Posted 12.17.20
  7. Andrea wrote:

    Beautiful sophisticated outfit, Beth.

    Also thanks for sharing the grief link. Friends lost their 7 yr old son to brain cancer just last week. Difficult 2 yr journey, so I will forward this to them. We are delivering holiday baking for them and their other little one this week as they are shattered.

    Hopefully all the love and good thoughts, all of us hold for you is finding its way through the universe to you and your family, Beth. 💝.

    Posted 12.17.20
    • it’s so hard to lose a loved one. especially a chile. we expect to lose our parents, hope we don’t lose our spouse but losing
      a child must be the hardest. God’s blessings to them in their time of sorrow.

      i’m doing okay this Christmas but not a day goes by without missing mr. style. thanks for your sweet words!

      Posted 12.17.20
  8. Gloria sutton wrote:

    beautiful words of advice. you are more than an imsperation to me. Love all your outfits

    Posted 12.17.20
    • thanks so much, gloria! we can naver forget those who have suffered a loss.

      Posted 12.17.20
  9. margarita Wilson wrote:

    Love this outfit! Very relaxed but at the same time looks very elegant and pulled together. Definitely will copy the look. Thanks

    Posted 12.17.20
  10. Christine wrote:

    Thank you for your encouraging words regarding grief . I have read your post again from last year . Like you , this is my 2nd Christmas without my husband . Yesterday was the first snowstorm without him (I live in Maryland) . He was always the one to shovel and clear the snow away from our sidewalk and driveway . I can still see him in the newly fallen snow , wearing boots and gloves , armed with the trusty snow shovel . Today , it was me doing the chore with the strong feeling that he was beside me . Memories are so sweet . I hope you have wonderful memories of your husband.
    I enjoy your posts and find them so uplifting. Loungewear has a new meaning these past months ! Show us more of the same as we may be lounging for a few more months !
    Merry Christmas to you and your family .

    Posted 12.17.20
    • those are the times we really miss our better half. pulling double-duty is our new norm but we can do it! God bless and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

      Posted 12.18.20
  11. Leila and Zschau wrote:

    Love Love Love your posts.
    Thank you!!!!
    You are breathe of fresh air I look forward to seeing and reading!!

    Posted 12.17.20
    • awwww, you just made my day! thank you.

      Posted 12.18.20
  12. Merry xmas to you Beth and your family and those doggies they are so lovable and cute great company too for sure. I am thinking of you with out Mr Style it is a very hard and painful time for you. You are in my thoughts daily take care lots of hugs to you from me….Annie Stuart.

    Posted 12.24.20
    • Merry Christmas, Annie! i’m so thankful to have my family with me and those two four-legged rascals. mr. style will always be in my heart and i have so many
      precious memories of him especially during the Christmas season.

      Posted 12.24.20

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