An Uncomplicated Life Blog: Beating The Winter Chill While Staying In Budget

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Beating The Winter Chill While Staying In Budget

Looking stylish, keeping warm and staying in budget don't have to be mutually exclusive concepts

We're friends, right? Then I'm going to take a minute and keep it 100 with you: Since quitting my 9-5 three (almost four!) years ago to start this blog and work from home, my personal style has... devolved. It's more important to me to be comfy and warm (or cool, depending on the season) than it is to look professional with my hair curled and in a full face of makeup. I keep my makeup routine to concealer, mascara and lipstick. And I've traded in my pencil skirts and high heels for comfy pants, yoga pants and flip flops. It's just the reality of working from home! Also the reality of having young kids at home - they'll spill things as much on me as they will themselves so future moms, #dontbuywhite. That doesn't mean I want to look frumpy though! I've found a great brand that has a fantastic price point and is so cozy, I'll be in it all winter long!

Now, it's true that it's summer nine months out of the year here. But y'all, when it gets cold, it gets COLD. And December, January and February are frigid here in north Texas. I know all my Minnesota friends/readers are laughing at that statement, but it's true! I'm currently tucked under a blanket as I write this and it's a whopping 36 degrees out. It might be a short season, but we do get winter here!

I'm a big fan of turning the heat way down at night so that we all don't wake up with dry mouths and eyes from the forced air heat. Y'all know what I'm talking about? Forced air heat is SO drying! So I turn the heat down to 67 and pile extra blankets on the kids. For me, I'm in love with these ClimateRight sleepwear separates.

Let me keep it 100 with you for the second time in this post: I saw the brand describe the fabric as velour, and I can't STAND the feeling of velour! I was nervous to even touch the jammies in store in fact. But I got my act together and grabbed a shirt, and was pleasantly surprised! It's far softer and cozier than traditional velour. The sleeves are reglan and so soft. The pants have an elastic waist (can I get an amen for that!) and HAVE POCKETS. Pockets! Y'all, I picked out my wedding dress because it had pockets. Jammie pants with pockets = magic. If you're tall and slender like me, you'll be pleasantly surprised with how long the inseam of the pants are. I sized up to a medium and they fit great!

I know we've all seen all the bloggers in their cutesy jammies all over Instagram. I can tell you right now most spent a small fortune on those things and they wore them for the photo shoot, then took them off. ClimateRight is totally affordable even for tight budgets at Walmart or on (with free two day shipping!) and you'll actually want to wear these. They're so soft, so cozy for the winter and I'll say it one more time: Pockets. 


  1. I can totally relate- I'm freezing when it's 50 degrees out ;) Those jammies look so comfy!

  2. I am going to need to get me a pair of those PJs. They look so cute and comfy!

  3. PJ pants with pockets are a total win. I have a few and they're the bomb.

  4. PJs with pockets are always a win! I’ve heard these are super soft.
    And right now, it’s colder in Dallas than Seattle!

  5. I WFH all this week and I definitely was in sweats and under the blanket! Comfort is definitely key!

  6. I refuse to wear pajama pants without pockets. Why would anyone commit that atrocity?!

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