I read an article a few years ago about extroverted introverts, and I’m pretty sure the author must have just followed me around for a week and then wrote about it. It’s not that I don’t like being social or spending time with people, but I need it balanced with time to myself. My home is my sanctuary, and it gives me that place I need to recharge before I can be enjoyable company and not a monster.
Our current apartment is pretty much what my home dreams are made of- exposed brick, 12 foot windows, and hardwood floors. I love the industrial feeling, but I also want it to feel cozy and relaxing. I clearly am not a master of home decor (hello exposed cords and OMG can we talk about the curtains that desperately need to be replaced?), but I like adding little details that make me feel happy and let me express myself. That blue framed picture of birds is a Christmas gift from my brother when he was living in Hawaii, and Denny actually crafted that picture frame on the bottom shelf, complete with *NSYNC song lyrics. I know, he’s a good one.
The actual best part of being home though? Not having to wear real clothes. I’ve realized that for as much as I love creating outfits and getting dressed for the day I could also wear nothing but leggings and sweatshirts for the rest of my life. I bought this sweatshirt at Nordstrom a few years ago, and I’m preeeeetty sure I only bought it because it was in the BP section and I somehow fit into a medium which hasn’t happened since 2002. It’s since become one of my favorites, and now I always keep an eye out for Suburban Riot’s pieces when I’m at Nordstrom. I linked some of my favorite tees below as well as the t-shirt version of this sweatshirt!