on the subject of… my purple sweatpants

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Perhaps this is married life. Perhaps this is what its like to get a little too comfortable with your spouse. Perhaps this is what happens the older you get and the longer you live together. But when I come home from work on a dark cold night, my after 5pm routine usually involves changing out of my work clothes and into the comfiest ensemble ever: my purple sweatpants. 

There’s quite a few things in my closet Andrew despises, but these pants top the list!

These beauties–which by the way say “heart-breaker” on the side in case you can’t tell–are my lazy, lounging go tos. Let’s just say they’re the pants that no one should ever see you in. The only time I have ever wore these pants outside was on a camping trip… and even then they probably should have stayed at home.

I scored them for $10 at Forever 21 a year back and ever since I brought them home Andrew keeps threatening to burn them. They are not slimming, nor are they particularly flattering and yet they are so warm and soft. I can clean in them, read in them, yoga in them, watch tv in them and cuddle under a blanket in them. In fact I am blogging in them right now.

Andrew often asks me when I am going to get rid of them. And I reply I will when he buys me a new pair of sweatpants. I’m still waiting…

Do you change into loungewear after work? (And if you answer no I am going to assume you’re on a reality TV show or lying.)

P.S. The fashion trends men just don’t understand.

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14 thoughts on “on the subject of… my purple sweatpants

  1. Tell him it only gets worse from here. There are days I don’t get out of my pajamas or sweatpants until at least 1 or 2 pm. Then there are days were I just live in my white terry cloth bathrobe. I feel like The Ghost of Christmas Present.

  2. Depends what I’ve been wearing as to what I change into. As I don’t work as such and when I do it is strictly nice casual – jeans and a top – I decide based on how my day has been. From work or bike riding it may well be the comfiest $10 Big W yoga pants (I bought 3 pairs they were so good) or from going out and skirt wearing it may be jeans. After dinner dishes are done, its coffee and pj time.

    • Nice! Ya my day job is actually quite casual as well… but when I come home I am just so cold (and sometimes wet thanks to Vancouver’s rain) and all I want to do is get warm. If my sweatpants are dirty I will change into my yoga pants too! My fave yoga pants are my Calvin Klein ones, but I got them from a discount store and can’t find them anywhere anymore- if I had I also would have bought multiple pairs 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  3. Haha! Well, the problem I have this winter is basically living in my black/dark gray exercise pants from Lulu-lemon. They are very comfortable and they make my butt looks good. I do not know what I am going to do come summer – dang!

    • Those pants sound a lot more flattering than my purple sweatpants lol. I think during the summer when its lighter out for longer, I’ll be less tempted to change into sweatpants by 6pm.

  4. i have about 3 pairs of similar pants that i wore as loungers in college and still have in my closet… no shame here. but i definitely think it’s funny what the spouse decides to like or not like – jon is very vocal – anytime i wear black i hear ‘that’s a very funeral-ish dress’ and anytime i wear a dress ‘oh wow, dresses sure do look nice on you.’ gentle persuasion, right? or maybe the funeral comment is not so gentle…

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