Color Blocking 2 Of The Biggest Colors Of The Year

Let the countdown to spring and all the standout colors spring will bring begin! I’ve certainly been enjoying the continued brightening of colors every fashion season for the past few years. They’re getting brighter and more cheerful every year and offer so much incentive to start color blocking.

I believe strongly in dressing for our current realities, which for many of us means we’re home a lot more than usual. My loungewear and smart casual wardrobe has expanded accordingly. Just when I was getting bored with joggers, brands began making them feel fresh again with colorful options. When I saw my absolute favorite pair of joggers at the moment (this style from Tarjay) drop in a few new colors, I snagged them quickly.

Color Blocking Joggers

What I’m wearing:

Blue sweater | Purple joggers | Navy blazer | Sneakers | YSL Mini Lou Camera Bag

Kendra Scott bracelet | Kendra Scott ring

Color Blocking Joggers

Seriously, I vouch for the Joy Lab french terry joggers. This new purple pair (and the coral one I bought with it) rounds out my collection of 6 of them. Yes, 6 pairs. It’s curve-flattering fit and the 7/8 length for me! There’s something special about the fabric too. It feels soft, it’s machine washable and dry-able, and it’s durable. I wear and wash them weekly, and there’s no pilling or snagging or fading. When you find such a gem, you stock up.

Color Blocking Joggers

For a little spring color play, I paired the purple joggers with a blue sweater (see the sweater style in green worn here). These shades of purple and blue are analogous colors, making them mix well together. My navy blue blazer from Zara worked well as an additional layer for warmth and for dressing up the casual separates.

Perfect pieces for color blocking:

Super Luxurious Pajamas For Your Galentine

Keeping it real with you. I spend a lot more time lounging around in pajamas these days. So, I don’t mind spending a little more to make sure I have pajamas that I love. I hope you all grabbed that $25 Target pajama set (see it here) because it’s such an amazing find and won’t last long. Luxury for less! If by chance, you’re not a huge fan of shorts or satiny fabrics, I wanted to share another fabulous pair of luxurious pajamas.

Galentine Gift luxurious pajamas

What I’m wearing:

Soft Surroundings El Ensueno PJ Set in navy polka dot c/o

My set is from Soft Surroundings. It’s super soft and fits so comfortably. Overall, I love the sleek fit. The pajama bottoms have an elastic waist and a straight fit. For reference, I’m wearing a size small.

Galentine Gift luxurious pajamas

I couldn’t resist the set in navy polka dots. But, you might prefer one of the other 5 available options. There are 3 solid colorways–blue, rose, and yellow as well as an ikat and a floral print.

When someone says they don’t know what to get me, luxurious pajamas are a safe bet. And, candles, of course!

Galentine Gift luxurious pajamas

What are you getting your Galentine this Valentine’s Day? I say you can’t go wrong with pajamas you know she’s going to love.

Location: Home sweet home, Shaw Historic District, St. Louis

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How To Wear Joggers And Look Fabulous

No doubt. The changes in our world over the past year have had an impact on my style. Maybe even a lasting impact. While comfort has always been important to me, it became a top priority in 2020. As a result, I’ve honed a cool, comfortable, casual style that suits the times we’re living in. That look for me is anchored by joggers. I love jogger pants. That elastic waist, relaxed hip, and tapered ankled produce a silhouette I find so flattering. Joggers, though, can also easily look frumpy. I thought I’d share, then, how I approach jogger set styling to make ’em look fabulous

jogger set styling

What I’m wearing:

Young, Fabulous & Broke Hoodie (option), Young, Fabulous & Broke Joggers, Trench coat

Superga jute sneakers | Kendra Scott earrings | Kendra Scott bracelet | Kendra Scott ring/ring

jogger set styling

What I Shop For

Anytime I shop for joggers and jogger sets, I reach for my favorite silhouette. That’s a high-waisted, tapered ankle length bottom and a cropped top. Occasionally, a set is so amazing that I get it in multiple colors. Remember the Zara set I got in white and black (see it in white here)? Well, I recently found the most comfortable, durable (have washed it multiple times without pilling), and flattering set at Target, and I bought it in 3 colors (see the sweatshirt and the joggers).

jogger set styling

Go-To Jogger Set Styling Tips

1. Add polish with a fly jacket. A topper can transform a jogger set. From blazers to leather jackets to wool coats, a coat can add an intentionally cool gal vibe to an outfit. (see more inspiration here and here,)

2. Add street style flavor by rolling the sleeves of your sweatshirt or tucking the bottom of your jogger pants in chunky boots (see here).

3. Experiment with fun color combinations. You can’t go wrong with joggers in neutral colors, but embracing brighter colors offers some fresh styling possibilities. Hello, colorblocking!

Essentials for jogger set styling:

This Easy, Virtual, Affordable Health Care Is More Important Now

This post is sponsored by SSM Health Virtual Visits. Find out more here.

At the start of the year, I shared that one of my goals was to make my health a priority (see that post here). I had no idea at the time that safeguarding our health would become a top priority for all of us. I’m so thrilled to have discovered SSM Health virtual visits when I did because it’s so convenient and affordable. That’s more important now than ever.

SSM Health Virtual Visits

SSM Health virtual visits is a service that connects you with trusted SSM Health providers via your computer or mobile device. You can now start a visit 24/7. Got a health concern? Connect and get answers! It’s as simple as taking 5 to 15 minutes to respond to a series of questions about how you’re feeling. During office hours, a healthcare provider will respond within 3 hours with a treatment plan and a prescription if needed.  After hours, you get a response first thing the next morning.

SSM Health Virtual Visits

Allergies flaring up? Sinus infection? Cold symptoms? The virtual service is a go-to for non-urgent medical concerns like these. The service costs a flat fee of $25, which is lower than my copay for sure. If for some reason your health concern cannot be addressed online, you will not be charged that fee.

How To Start A Virtual Visit

Skip scheduling appointments. Definitely avoid waiting rooms. It’s so easy to start a virtual visit. From your computer or mobile device, visit the SSM Health site here. You’ll be asked to register and then indicate the reason for your visit. I love that you can now start a virtual visit 24/7!

SSM Health Virtual Visits

Sharing the reason for your visit is also easy. You simply respond to a dynamic questionnaire that asks the same kinds of questions you’d get in an in-person healthcare visit.

A trusted SSM health provider then responds with a treatment plan within 3 hours or the next morning if your virtual visit was after office hours. If medications are needed, a prescription is sent directly to your chosen pharmacy. Just like that, you can inch closer to feeling well.

SSM Health Virtual Visits

Virtual Visit Benefits

Virtual visits have been my saving grace with my allergy flare ups and hyperactive skin this year. The flat fee of $25 is lower than my copay making it an easy choice. 24/7 access to care made getting help when I needed it so convenient. And, gosh, these past few months more than ever, I feel so much safer connecting with a health provider from the comfort of my home.

Sounds like a service that might benefit you and your family? Please bookmark the following link so you can be ready to start a virtual visit when you need it.

Colorful Loungewear For All The Spring Feels

Whether we’re stuck at home or not, spring has sprung. So, it’s time to give our looks a spring color shake up. I’ve been wearing a lot of black, white, and grey lately. I threw on some color in the last few days, though, and I was instantly reminded of the joy of wearing brights. So naturally, I started scouring my closet (and then all the online shops) for colorful loungewear.

Today’s post shares a favorite set I own and a roundup of online favorites I have my eye on. My set went on sale and is selling out quickly. It came in 3 colors (this purple, black, and salmon).

colorful loungewear

What I’m wearing:

Set (Top | Bottom) | Earrings c/o

Want more? See jogger sets I love here and here.

Shop Colorful Loungewear: