Ooooh Kaftan Fever from Lyra Swimwear

These kaftans by Lyra Swimwear (found here: https://lyraswimwear.com/collections/kaftans) look very wearable and comfy. I have been contemplating buying this one in particular for it’s modern, exotic styling.

They also have a ‘modest’ swimwear collection and beach pants that look interesting. Since it’s the middle of frigid winter in Michigan, I haven’t had the chance to try this brand out yet- but beach season is just around the corner if we survive covid and the US government.

I have been more interested in comfortable loungewear, since the lockdown began. Coming to greet the UPS man in a granny gown or ratty bathrobe or leggings gets SO boring.

Our 2nd round of covid hit us in November and Maisie has developed a slight case of MIS-C, which scares the hell out of us right now. Recovery from this dreadful virus was harder the second time around and even 6 weeks post positive, we find ourselves with constant fatigue and wearing things that are comfortable and easy to wash/wear/sleep in.

Stay safe and healthy in this New Year!




A little peek into our day, before trick or treat- it was 35F here in SW Michigan- absolutely freeeeeezing (1-2C for the rest of you).

We rushed to get candy for the manny in the house to dole out while we took the girl into the cold.

I had exactly 35 minutes to decide what to dress up as- and accidentally turned into a Zombie Kardashian- or a Game of Thrones greyscale Kardashian– still not sure which.


Maisie dressed as a brown haired Elsa… she was over the moon. Below is a pic with her brother- who is dressed as a sort of emo Waldo who doesn’t wish to be found- but will still take your candy-


I did, however, successfully stay keto and stayed out of the sweets today- so hurray for me!


New Obsession: Lularoe Leggings

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I saw a photo of my cousin and her youngest baby- and my cousin was wearing what looked like really high end, comfy leggings.

I asked her what brand they were- Lularoe.com.

I have a hard time finding leggings that fit properly and wear well. I require things that don’t slip and sag by the end of the day. I hate the kinds that show my butt crack by 5 pm.

Also, I need something that doesn’t attract dog hair (I live with 3 Newfoundland dogs, this is a MUST).

I was a bit iffy about the prints- I am NOT the print wearing type. Prints are a huge part of the company. Apparently, they only do 1000 pairs in each print, then retire them like beanie babies.

I couldn’t find any local vendors (they do ‘pop up boutiques’ in people’s houses), so I went to eBay to search for them. Not knowing what they cost directly from the company, I was astounded to see some selling for $75 or more! Later, I found out that they are $22 directly from Lularoe, which isn’t a bad price.

I am/was shocked that people are paying even higher prices just for certain prints! My birthday is February 14th, so I decided on a pair of Valentines Day print leggings with cell phones all over them. If I am going to go with prints for once, I will go big or go home. I paid $20 for the leggings, including shipping.

Although I was hopeful, I wasn’t expecting much. I’ve not had the best luck finding decent fitting leggings made of quality material lately. I bought the OS/One Size (0-12)- they also come in “tall/curvy”. I am a size 10 currently, with a big rear end and small waist. Usually leggings will either fit my butt or waist, but never both at the same time.

These leggings are AMAZING! The are made of a super soft brushed cotton that is butter soft and almost flannel-like. I’ve never worn anything quite like these before. They keep their shape ALL DAY and the fit is superb. I also bought another pair for my size 0 sister in OS and they fit her nicely, too- maybe a bit loose in the leg, as she has very thin legs.

If you’re a size 0 with skinny legs and on the short side, their ‘tween’ sizes may fit you better. She loved her pair as much as I loved mine.

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my sister’s pair, love this print

Let’s talk about the wild prints again:

I probably wouldn’t wear most of the prints they sell outside of my house, it just isn’t me. My mother actually made fun of the cell phone ones, but they’re so comfy, I didn’t care. I wish they’d offer just basic colors (for me, black is de rigeur). Lularoe prints are like Lilly Pulitzer prints on crack.

That being said, I’ve already purchased another few pairs. I love the comfort and feel of this product so much.