Thursday, November 26, 2015

Comfy, Cozy

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm working but Max and I were able to have Thanksgiving lunch at Stonewood Grill, which has become our little tradition. Working in television definitely makes life crazy and sometimes stressful, but I'm grateful for my job and SO many other things. I truly do feel blessed, as cliche as that is. 

This was not planned as a Thanksgiving post, which is why it has absolutely nothing to do with the holiday. But I guess if you think about it, if you're hanging out around the house this weekend, you do want to be comfy and cozy. I am personally all about comfort - plush robes, soft slippers and snuggly blankets.  And while I didn't set out to make this a gift guide, I think all of these items would make lovely, luxurious holiday presents.  

1. Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Robe in Pearl -- I would live in a robe if I could, but alas, I'm not Hugh Hefner. Although it is the first thing I put on when I get home from work, and it's the best moment of every day. I've been eyeing this robe for a long time ever since it appeared in Oprah's Favorite Things and on "Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons." Do not judge; I watch bad TV and I'm not ashamed. The company is family-owned and based in Malibu, where people obviously know luxury. Although I haven't sprung for this robe (yet), I did go check it out in person at Dillard's and it is just as soft as it looks. I'm also lusting after their leopard print Cozychic Barefoot in the Wild Throw. <---Seen on "Keeping up with the Kardashians," Okay, I'll stop with the bad reality TV references.

2. Tahari Faux Fur Throw -- I frequently stop in TJ Maxx and Marshall's just to browse their current selection, and they are going blanket crazy right now. Each throw was softer than the next. I didn't even buy one because I couldn't figure out which one was the softest; I'll have to go back and do a more in-depth assessment ;).  I think this Tahari one on the TJ Maxx website is nice, but the selection and prices were much better in-store than online, so I would suggest stopping by to find your favorite. 

3. Merona Chenille Open Cardigan -- I picked this up at Target in a cream color, which I think is called Sour Cream on the website. I bought it to wear in the freezing cold newsroom because it's so soft that it feels like you're wearing a blanket. I also ended up wearing it at a cold and wet Aggie game and it was quite warm. It's now on sale and you might even get a better deal for Black Friday.

4. Isotoner Signature Plush Velour Bootie Slipper - Don't laugh; these things aren't exactly stylish but they are so comfy. Even when it's 90 degrees in Florida, I often wear these around the house. But they're even more appropriate for people who live in places that actually experience winter temperatures. (on sale on

5. Beyond Yoga Salt and Pepper Long Leggings -- Yoga leggings just may be the most comfortable attire on earth and these just may be the comfortable yoga leggings on earth. I've blogged about these before but it bears repeating: This material is ridiculously soft. All of their stuff is nice, but the spacedye material is just beyond (pun sort of intended). Use code EXCLUSIVE through Sunday for 30 percent off regular-priced merchandise and 15 percent off sale. And these are on sale in some sizes and colors, including the above seaglass color that I own and love! 

6. Yankee Candle Simply Home: Pumpkin Chai -- I really wanted to share a candle I recently got at Target because it makes me feel all warm and toasty. Isn't it weird how scents can do that? But I can't find it anywhere online, so in case you're able to find it in-store, it's The Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle in Tobacco Cedar. This one is great too because it's a very warm pumpkin scent, not overly sweet or cinnamon-y. There are so many pumpkin-scented candles out there that it's hard to choose, but I really think this is one of the best.

Have a comfy and cozy Thanksgiving weekend! I hope to snag some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that I can share with you!



  1. All great recommendations. Thanks Hayley! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and Max! You don't know us, but we definitely feel like you guys are part of our family. Hugs :)

  2. All great recommendations. Thanks Hayley! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and Max! You don't know us, but we definitely feel like you guys are part of our family. Hugs :)