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 Transform An Empty Corner Into A Workspace

I started a new position in tech (more on that later), and it’s completely remote. I found myself often working from my dining table. You see, my husband’s office and my closet-office are both upstairs, and when we’re both speaking on zoom, it’s chaotic. Since he uses a desktop, and I use a MacBook, I relocate. I wanted a more permanent solution for this situation. So, I started scouting my house for the ideal location for a home workspace.

Location Scouting

I considered the big closet downstairs, but the position didn’t feel feng shui. I thought about the small room next to our dining room, but it’s too close to a bathroom. I then considered an empty corner of the dining room, and I saw serious potential. As an added bonus, there’s an electrical outlet right in the corner too. I took some measurements and decided that if I could find a desk that’ll fit perfectly in the corner, this could be a go. Found one!

home workspace

What I’m Wearing:

Jogger set hoodie + shorts | Blue light glasses | Kendra Scott earrings

home workspace

The Right Desk

Choosing the right desk required some thought and planning. I wanted enough useable surface space for my needs, but I was working with limited space. The solution? A ladder desk with the perfect dimensions for my empty corner, sufficient surface space, and two additional shelves that maximize the tight corner.

home workspace
Desk Essentials

To boost functionality at my desk, organization is critical. So, I added pieces that maximize every bit of the space. My laptop stand (under $30) is essential because not only does it prop my MacBook up to a comfortable viewing height, it also reclaims so much desk space. I can slide my external keyboard right under it when not in use. My vertical laptop stand (under $30) is another must-have because it’s a sharp-looking and space-saving way to stow away my personal MacBook and my iPad. Since I’m facing a wall and next to window, I use a small ring light (under $20) that I can clip to my screen or sit on the shelf above me for the perfect light for video meetings. It’s USB chargeable, which is such a plus.

home workspace

The rest of my accessories are just personal things I find inspirational. From words of affirmation (some stickers from an event that I framed) to special photos to meaningful artifacts, each was chosen with love. My lamp is from TJ Maxx. I got it mainly for the look and to add a little light to the workspace. It has a USB port, which is convenient. I usually use that port to charge my ring light. The fake greenery is from Target.

Finishing Touches

I wanted this little corner to feel like its own space, so I added this accent wall as a room divider. And, get this? The pattern is created using decals I found on Etsy (shop them here). And, of course, because Nevis (my Havanese dog) wants to be wherever I am, I got this Ikea bed for him. I wish I could get him to stay on it instead of on my lap, but that’s another story. The fake plant in a seagrass basket is from Ikea as well. My mid-century modern chair was a fortunate Ross find, but I usually shop desk chairs at Wayfair. I chose a woven wastebasket because it fits the overall decor. I use it to store extra cables and other stuff I want tucked away. The bamboo shades are really old, but I believe I found them at Wayfair.

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

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.

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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.

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