Sunday, April 7, 2013

Wardrobe Diaries: Weekend Sweat Suits























If you've followed this blog for sometime then you probably know by now my fascination with all things loungewear- sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirt dresses and so on. The truth is, despite all better judgement, there's just something about loungewear that I unexplainably love. For the sake of this outfit post I've decided it's about time I pinned down the root of this bizarre infatuation and in doing so, hopefully help others realize and understand their own love affair with what is sometimes perceived as a crime against fashion.

After spending a questionable amount of time in the shower (that's where all brilliant ideas originate right?) what I've come to realise is aesthetics and comfort only play a minor role in my love affair. A great pair of jeans is just as comfortable and much better looking so that can't be it. What I've ultimately realised is, it's the message one sends when wearing sweats that makes me love them so much. That easy effortless, I-couldn't-care-less-what-you-think-because-I'm-comfortable-in-my-own-skin appeal. We always associate loungewear with a carefree and laid back attitude and I think in this crazy day and age it's nice to be able to wear something that doesn't take itself too seriously.

But enough of me trying to be philosophical. I chanced upon this sweatshirt and sweatpant combo one day when I wasn't even meant to be shopping. The strategic colourblocking, flirty peplum waist and contrasting drawstring was just too pretty to pass up. It seems like all these years of loungewear idolising has finally lead me to serendipitously find the perfect sweat-suit (yay).

So tell me dear readers, are there certain items you love despite all better judgement?


{ wearing : rachel roy peplum sweatshirt // rachel roy cropped sweatpants // j.crew cable knit jumper // zara bag // michael kors watch // sam edelman pumps // ray ban mirror aviators }

59 comments:

Isa said...

This is ridiculous, though, you've somehow managed to find loungewear that looks like high fashion! You clearly get a pass on the "crime against fashion" front, because the only crime you could be committing (sloppiness) is completely absent.

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prettyanddelectable said...

Jenee, that is the chicest sweatsuit I've ever seen! Love the giant tote too. Hope you had a great weekend!

Anouka said...

Just love it how you combined this comfy outfit with chic accessories like the bag and the heels.

LUXESSED

Kim Alston said...

Jenee, you are too much for me! HaHa This is the classiest loungewear ensemble I have ever seen! Peplum too? So awesome! Love your bag & heels! I need to upgrade my loungewear. HaHaHa

Linda Greaves said...

You made sweats look chic! *_*
Share your secrets! Haha

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kcomekarolina said...

chic&easy!



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Mrs C said...

Good God, this is chic! chic! chic! I love this pair! Doesn't look like sweats at all! I love big billowy, fall nicely kind of tops or cardy/jacket and my husband think they make me look like Donna Summers (LOL!) but I wear them a anyway ;)

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Miss Betty Boop said...

Now this is combination I would never say could look this amazing!!!! Great job!!!

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B Allen @ What2Wear said...

Ok a. This has to be the chicest "sweatsuit" I've ever seen and b. yes, against all better judgement I've become obsessed with tshirts and styling them every way I can think of!!
Brooke @ what2wear

Rachel said...

Only you could make a sweatsuit look so fashionable!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

You look SO DANG chic!! This is a girl's dream outfit. Comfortable and awesome looking at the same time. Love it.

Amy


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vogueandheels.com said...

I love this outfit! Very sporty chic!

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Virginia said...

you look amazing!!! and your glasses are so cool!!!
kisses pretty!

s said...

you look so casual chic. i love this look on u, def something id wear myself! love love love!!! xO!
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lifebyappointment said...

Resisting the urge to run out and purchase this entire outfit! Love! xo Carolyn
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Adrienne Clark said...

You had me sold on your blog title alone, then looking through your pics...love your style and you are gorgeous! Now following via GFC!
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Meagan May said...

Cute loungewear to me has always been Victoria's Secret Pink sweats...but this is on a whole other level! So chic! Love.

-Meagan
Gloss and Threads

Nancy said...

in love with this entire outfit!
xo,
nancy

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Milna Mandusic said...

Nice style babe!

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Before I even get to your cute outfit I have to say that if I was undecided on peacock mirrored sunglasses, the verdict is now in and I am definitely going to find a pair asap! I love how you adore loungewear Jenee and it looks great on you--this particular pairing is amazing!
xo Mary Jo

jo said...

I don't think I can ever pull this off! You look so chic in this.

xo Jo

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Sandy a la Mode said...

you look SOO chic and comfy!!

xo,
Sandy
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libys11 said...

loving the monochromatic look!!! :D those shades are pretty cool too!!

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Ileana Marcel said...

What a comfy outfit! Great styling.
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su said...

i love this ensemble
sweatpants lover checking in :)

beckspick.com said...

wow you look so chic in sweats ;)

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Frank Vinyl said...

oh my gosh i want this! this is so damn cute and i love how you styled it.. so cute.
love this post !

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Frank Vinyl said...

oh my gosh i want this! this is so damn cute and i love how you styled it.. so cute.
love this post !

francesca
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CoastWithMe said...

Honey, there is NO ONE who can rock loungewear like you do! So cute and flirty with the peplum and the heels! You look absolutely gorgeous! Rules are made to be broken and I don't care what you're wearing, if you're wearing it with confidence/conviction it will show! Thank you for always staying true to your style:)!

Alyssa said...

I for SURE couldn't rock this like you are, you look amazing!

Stephanie G said...

i think the peplum kind of take it way out of the stay at home category.. ;) cute outfit!

steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

Gaby de Modacapital said...

You look really amazing! Love your sunglasses :)

Everythings Always Sunny said...

so laid back but so chic! Love it!

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Rachel Lynne said...

This is so chic! I love the sweat suit and wish I could pull something like this off! :)

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Constanza Valentina Pav├ęz Marin said...

Nice look, i love the bag!

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Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

Now that's what I call taking loungewear to the next level, Jenee!! So cool and stylish. I totally get your fascination with loungewear. You've seen me wear my track pants enough as it is on the blog. I've reached an age where I don't really care what people think too much these days so I just wear what I like :P Or that I've grown a REALLY thick skin.

Jeans and a Teacup said...

This is the coolest sweatshirt/sweatpants I've ever seen! You look great! And comfortable!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Fabulous Petite said...

Ok i am screaming at the top of my lungs now since I bought the same pair of RR sweats...... Oh my, they are the most amazing isn't it. You can dress it up and down and I like how you did the mirror aviators and the oversized Zara bag and of course we have the same Sam Edelman's.... Great styling and super chic.

xo
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Irene's Closet said...

in love with your look!
I like it, congrats!

Hope you'll have time also to stop on my blog!
have a nice day!
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Mandi said...

You look unbelievably chic! The softness of this look I really love. It's the kind that you can slip your shoes off and relax on the lounge with movies then pop some booties on to rock on out in style. It doesn't get better than that!

xx Mandi
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Ali of Dressing Ken said...

That has to be the chicest lounge wear get up I have ever seen. LOVE it! Great blog, following on bloglovin.

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Always Maylee said...

You are probably the only person who can make loungewear look chic and awesome. And seriously, I do my best thinking in the shower too! :)

xo, Yi-chia
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Diana Marks said...

very cool sweat suit! looks great on you

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Kacie Ellis said...

I have seen several of your outfits on Pinterest and love them! I'm so happy to be included in the April Showers Giveaway with you! I'm your newest follower :) I'd love for you to follow my blog too. xo

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audrinajulia said...

You still look so classy even in your loungewear. I bet the fashion police will agree on me. :)

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Angie
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Annie said...

This is such a cute look - love how you dressed it up with those heels!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Style Me B.A.D said...

WOW! Sweats have never looked so fab and chic! Loving this!

Sonia De Macedo said...

OMG I couldn't agree with you more! Lounge wear is so undeniably chic on. It's utterly comfortable and flattering - to an extent - on everyone. I've always turned my nose up at those who see it as sartorial death, whatevs, they clearly don't know what they're missing out on!

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Fash Boulevard said...

OMG. This is such a cute look. And it looks pretty comfy.
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Stacy said...

I really like the sunglasses!!! Want such for myself! ;)
xo
Stacy

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Ann said...

Casual and comfy clothing
yet you managed to look so good
chic in fact.

Rebecca said...

OMG I cant believe these are sweats!!! You make them look like its Haute.....great job Jenee!!!

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allylooks.com said...

I love sweat pants!! But I feel kind of intimidated wearing it here.
I love it!

Sheree said...

WOW! This outfit is AWESOME!!!! I want it now..I would rock this all summer long!
you look so urban chic!
Sheree xxx
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Simona lakenmoon said...

Immensely cute, and well don't know if I would call it lounge wear, you look so polished. I love loungewear for the feel of the material, it is just a tactile thing for me, I don't like things that restrict me. That also says something. Lovely outfit!
Simona
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Allison said...

You totally make sweats look like high fashion. I love it. And totally like your philosophical approach to it all :) hehe! I think there are a lot of things I wear that normal people think I'm insane...but I think that's what fashion is all about :)
:)
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biscuitsandnavy said...

Even in sleep attire you manage to look absolutely stunning! That is the most gorgeous sweatsuit I've ever seen:) xo

Visceral Maze said...

that jump suit is so adorable. want one

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