Hey Lovelies ❤
Today was a gloomy day, cold and windy. It made me think about self-care, coziness and happiness in general. What would make a women happy on a day like this?
And I came with few luxurious ideas I’m planning to implement in my self-care routine.
1. Silk pajamas
Smooth, soft and beautiful. A pair of silk pajamas can make you feel like a royalty. Imagine: cozy nights followed by great sleep and in the morning… Croissant and du café and you are still in your silky mood.
To create: Since I consider myself a seamstress I would always rather make it than buy it (not to mention all the dollars you can save that way). I found this pattern by Vikisews and this by Butterick to be the best for that classic style. As far as the silk goes, this silk charmeuse from Mood has been on my wishlist for a while. Also this one from Fabric Wholesale Direct looks amazing too.
2. Scented candle
By now we all know that the best (and the cheapest) way to enhance any possible situation is by lightning up a candle. The more- the merrier! I never entered the room and thought: My Gosh there is too many candles! It’s not possible. But realistically- one is enough. Lightning up when dinning, taking a bath, or just hanging out gives you that feeling of comfort and calm.
To make or to buy it depends on your preference. Personally I buy them just because my hobbies reached the limits of reason. I like something like this or this for these cold days upon us. But if you want to make them there is a bunch of videos on You Tube that will help you with that, like this one.
3. Fluffy robe
I kid you not when I say that the whole last winter I lived in my fluffy robe. I would constantly fall asleep in it, I used it so much that it’s falling apart! This winter I decided to make my own and I have my eye on this pattern by Buttercik and this bamboo fabric from Minerva Crafts. If you prefer to buy it, I found this one by Pottery Barn to look the fluffiest.
4. Interesting tea blends
When you say self-care, what first crosses your mind? Tea. Ok, maybe something else. But think again. Now for sure it’s tea. Having different leaves for different moods is so beautiful and so calming. Learning about them and than experimenting with flavors could be your new favorite thing. It goes perfect with watching a movie, meditating or doing any other self-care ritual. The best choice would be to visit your local health/tea store. I got this Pink Champagne and Peach Bellini from Nobili Tea and they are fantastic!
5. Chunky knitted blanket
Never slept on a cloud- but I can imagine that having a chunky knitted blanket is the closest to that. I started making it last winter, but after purchasing my 5th yarn and still not being a half way- I put it on hold. I think I can slowly move forward with it and start getting them again. If you want to buy it- I found this and this to look the coziest without breaking the bank completely.
That’s it my lovelies, I hope this list inspires you to treat yourself this winter. Share with me some of your self-care rituals in the comments bellow <3
See you soon! xoxo