Dressed to Chill

When it comes to spending the holidays at home, with just my immediate family, I tend to go for something simple. Not because the occasion isn’t special, but since most of my relatives actually live in Panama we really don’t go all out like most other (Latinx) families do. We keep things pretty low key, unless we invite some friends over, and this year was no different.

Just sitting around reading a book and drinking tea until it was time to cook.

This is why I went with complete comfort over style with this year’s Thanksgiving outfit – just a cute knit sweater and leggings.  I am currently obsessed with this plum/grape shade of purple and Torrid seems to be the one place that actually has anything in this color in my size so this drop shoulder cable knit tunic-length sweater was at the top of my “must buy” list as soon as I saw it online. Other than the color,  I really love the strappy lace up front detail that brings some sass to what would otherwise be considered a fumpy top. Unfortunately this sweater is sold out in this color but the style is still available in black in limited sizes.

Now that I’m home more, I’ve found that, while I don’t lean 100% towards loungewear, I have gotten used to being more practical and comfy with my home-style choices.  Until very recently, like 3 year ago to be exact, I had only ever worn leggings for working out at the gym since that’s what I’ve always felt they were for. Yup, I was one of those, “leggings aren’t pants” people, please don’t come for me, I’ve since come around.

My first non-active leggings were the faux leather ones from Torrid and since then I’ve bought a couple more. These FILA high-waist liquid leggings are my most recent legging purchase and it was an impulse buy that I don’t regret. For one thing it has the look of faux leather without  the noise that it makes when you walk and the fabric has proper stretch to it – definitely worth the price for that alone. I’ve heard that these are selling out rather quickly so I recommend heading to the Dia&Co website to grab your own while you still can.

I put my booties on later for yet another last minute store-run. 

I never thought I would actually like the leggings- with-an-oversized-top look but here I am, loving every minute of it, hahaha. I have a feeling that I will be wearing this very outfit again for Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) or Christmas, thought I’m still searching for a cute sweater-knit lounge set for the occasion, so we’ll see which I’ll end up wearing.

~Get the look~

Strappy Cable Knit Pullover Tunic Top (Size 1) |  Torrid (available in black here)
FILA Vivi Liquid Leggings (14/16) | Dia&Co (similar here and here)
Vampira Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick | KVD Beauty

I hope you had a restful and healthy Thanksgiving! Whether it was in person or virtual, I hope you got to celebrate the season of gratitude with the ones you love.

Are you still finding ways to enjoy sweater season? What sweater styles are your favorites?

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