The holiday season has been extra exciting for us this year because we’re celebrating in our new house! We’ve been so busy with the seemingly unending tasks that come with settling in to a new home, that we haven’t had time to really decorate for the holidays.
It’s easy to tell which one’s our house at night though! We’re the completely dark home in between the two houses with all the festive Christmas lights! No biggie, we were doomed to be the designated neighborhood slacker couple from the get-go.
Inside though, it’s surprisingly cozy and Christmas-y despite our minimal decorating efforts, thanks to the snow that started falling over a week ago and hasn’t stopped since. I’m not even that mad about all of the snow because it convinced me it was time to buy the Minnetonka slipper booties I’ve wanted all year and I don’t know how I lived before having a pair of slippers like these, they became essential to my wardrobe and well-being overnight.
By the way, this is toootally what I look like when I wake up in the morning, minus the three layers of makeup and and any hint of life behind my eyes.
They’re also an integral part of my go-to lounging outfit. Besides having slippers that are cozy and durable I really only have one other requirement when it comes to loungewear: that they’re versatile enough to easily transition to a casual daytime look.
I think I’ve finally perfected my loungewear outfit formula: cozy cardi + satin slip dress + sweater leggings + Minnetonka booties.
Then when I need to slip out of the house for a quick errand I just switch out my sweater leggings for my favorite levis and my slippers for my Sorel Out N ABout’s and boom, I’m ready for the great outdoors.
You can bet this what I’ll be wearing over Christmas while we’re in Chicago visiting my parents. And depending on the quantity and quality of my eggnog consumption I might refuse to take my slippers off when we head to movie theatre Christmas evening, the second most sacred Ross Family Christmas Tradition.
Cozy Cardi + Soft Slip + Sweater Leggings + Slippers
Loungewear Outfit Details:
bootie slippers – For me it was all about weatherproof soles and ankle protection. I wanted a pair that could brave the snowy walk to the mailbox or the end of the driveway on trash day without becoming ruined. I’m in love with these by Minnetonka.
sweater leggings – One of the only non-activewear leggings I own are from Garage. Although not currently available in Garage’s online store, I know the ones I’m wearing were available at their physical store at our mall as of a week ago. I almost bought their super cute Jacquard Sweater Leggings, $29.95, as well, and if their current buy one pair of leggings get one for 50% off was going on last week, I definitely would have.
slip – You guys know, I love a good slip and Aerie’s Satin Slip Nightie, made from super soft muslin, are gorgeous and currently 40% off at only $19.97. I picked one up in all three colors: cream, light blue, and grey.
chunky knit cardigan – Sadly, Express is currently sold out of the cardigan I’m wearing in the pics (sorry guys) but I found several similar options at varying price points like: Urban Outfitter’s Ava Cozy Waffle Knit Cardigan for $69.00, Prana’s Demure Cardigan from Zappos, $129.99 and the “in my dreams” option, Current/Elliott’s The Long Slash Back Cardigan, $378.00 at Nordstroms.
Daytime Transition Outfit Details:
everything’s the same as my loungewear outfit except:
boots – Love my Sorel Out N About Booties, $25.50 (???) – $145.00 on Amazon. They definitely take a few solid wears to break in and they run 1/2 a size small, so order up. Bloomingdale’s has a lovely navy color version for $115.00 and a cool all black version is currently on sale now at ASOS for $88.00.
Shop More Weatherproof Booties + Soft Slips + Cozy Cardigans
Find me on Instagram @jessbobess for more on this look and Holiday week shenanigans. Also, A huge thanks to the insanely talented Sam Marz for the photos. If you’re in or around Grand Rapids and need an amazing photographer, he’s your guy.
May the coziness be with you during these next few Holiday weeks…