This is a follow up to my first post featuring some of the lovely things in which I like to lounge about the house! Today I'm featuring this pale peach 1930s nightgown that I absolutely love. It was one of those rare items that fit me without any alteration when I got it! Truly magical! It's made of the softest, prettiest silk charmeuse. Basically I want to live swathed in silk.
It has the prettiest lace and knot motif on the top, too, and cute little puffed sleeves. It ties in the back to bring a bit of shape, and the rest of the shape and drape comes from the fabric being cut on the bias. Bias-cut nightgowns are the best because they allow "stretch" and movement but have a far prettier flowiness than stretch fabrics.
I didn't want to get too glamorous with this series, because I want to show you guys how I actually chill around my house. On days when I have the whole day to myself and can work on things at home, this is pretty much how I'll look. I like to wear my nicer vintage pajamas on those days, because I don't particularly like actually sleeping in them. (The nightgowns especially. I feel like I'm getting twisted up, and I keep waking up afraid I've snapped a waist tie or something!) Days at home are when I can pull these pretty pieces out and enjoy them.
If I have an event that evening, I'll oftentimes curl my hair and wear a headscarf. On other days like today, I don't have much going on and I leave my hair free. This is what it looks like with just a bit of brushing. A little crazy, a little wild, but some days my hair needs to be free from wraps and scarves and hairspray. I usually don't wear makeup, just slather on some lotion and let my skin breathe.
Taking days to just rest is important to me. You may not know it, but as a Christian, taking a day each week to recharge is actually mandatory for me! How great is that?! While not all Christians do this, I have never seen anything but benefit from it in my life. When I take a day to rest, read, craft, and recharge my social battery, I feel so much better the remainder of the week. It gives me the freedom to just do things for fun one day without feeling guilty about other chores or jobs I need to do. It rejuvenates my emotions, spirit, and mind and gets me ready to go back to the daily grind with perseverance and positivity.
Do you set aside time to just chill and relax, guilt-free? Have you found it helpful or rejuvenating? What things do you do on your days off to recharge?