So it’s Summer 2020. All plans have changed dramatically this year and you probably had to cancel a trip or two. So now it’s time to finally make your outdoor space at home an oasis you want to spend time in. You’re keeping yourself and others safe by staying home as much as possible, and that means you have a few extra bucks in your back pocket. You’re wondering how to choose patio furniture, right? Hopefully these 6 things to consider when choosing patio furniture will help you find quality patio furniture to enjoy for years to come!
1. Function - How To Choose Patio Furniture
2. Size - How To Choose Patio Furniture
3. Materials - How To Choose Patio Furniture
When thinking about materials you may want to ask yourself:
4. Necessary Accessories - How To Choose Patio Furniture
5. Style - How To Choose Patio Furniture
It’s important to choose a style you love, not just the cheapest patio furniture or what is currently considered trendy, popular patio furniture. You are making a purchase that hopefully will last you a long time, so you want something you will feel good about using every time you go outside. Every style has a wide range of sizes, materials, and prices. If you like the look of real wicker, but can’t keep it protected, consider adurable alternative with a similar look, for instance.
6. Budget - How To Choose Patio Furniture
Knowing your budget will help narrow down the choices as you choose outdoor patio furniture. You can find something nice for a few hundred dollars or thousands of dollars. And don’t be fooled, just because something is more expensive or has a certain brand name on it, doesn’t necessarily make it of better quality or value.
When you consider these 6 tips to choosing patio furniture, you will find patio furniture that suits your needs and budget and make memories with it for years to come! I'd love to know what type of patio furniture you're looking into, dreaming of, or ended up purchasing!
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During this pandemic many of us have turned to the internet to help us stay home more to keep ourselves and others safe. Ordering groceries through instacart was new to me, and I’ve learned a lot through the experience so far. (Review to come) The last time I ordered groceries, I noticed “The Wine Shop” as an option I never noticed before and decided to give it a try.
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Stasher bags are really popular among the low waste community and anyone trying to make small steps to be more sustainable. It’s been a long time since I have purchased a plastic sandwich bag and there are times it would just be nice to have one. This past fall/winter, Stasher offered a really good sale, I think it was 25% off and I took that opportunity to try one of their combo packs, the starter kit to see what all the fuss was about.
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How To Use Snack Stasher Bags
I started out using the Snack Stashers to carry my favorite on-the-go snack - a sliced apple. This works great if the apples are on the smaller size. If they are big honeycrisp or autumn glory apples then you may need to go with the sandwich stashers. Stasher Bags cause a bit less of a scene to use than abeego wraps. If you wrap an apple in an abeego and eat it out in public you will almost always get questions. A Stasher Bag sends a message without needing explaination, and the question you are more likely to get is “Where can i get those?” So it depends how much you want to engage with people LOL.
How To Use Pocket Stasher Bags
How To Use Sandwich Stasher Bags
Sandwich Stashers , of course, can hold sandwiches. However, I find that the opening makes it difficult for me to put the sandwich in or to get it out. Maybe if it opened not just at the top, but around part of the sides as well it would be better. But the best would be if it could somehow open up completely or on 3 sides and you could lay your sandwich in and then close the pouch around it.
How To Use Half Gallon Stasher Bags
If you’re someone who likes to freeze fruit for smoothies, Stashers can be helpful. For example, freeze a bunch of peeled bananas in a single layer (put them on a plate or something and stick them in your freezer) then put them into a stasher bag and put them back in the freezer. This way they don’t all stick together and you can open the bag and grab one at a time for all your smoothie needs! (General easy smoothie recipe)
How To Use Stand Up Stasher Bags
I found the Standup Stasher to be nice for meat. I like to buy a big pack and then freeze it in batches that are more appropriate when making meals for 2.
Cooking With Stasher Bags? (Sous Vie)
You’re supposed to be able to even cook or sous vie with Stasher Bags, but I haven’t tried it nor is it in my interest at this time. I mainly use them for taking on the go snacks or lunches, for freezing items in small batches, and for storing random items in the fridge that I want a little more sealed off from air than just putting in a rigid plastic container. It may be user error, but I do find that air slowly leaks out of mine. When I put it in the fridge, and grab something a few days later, its not as “compressed” as it was when I initially put it in. Here’s another example I put a chunk of Aldi’s cheddar cheese wrapped inside the plastic it came in, put a rubber band around it, then put it in the Stasher bag. The next time I grabbed it and unwrapped it, the cut end of the cheese was starting to get slightly hard from air exposure. Kind of weird!
Stasher Bag Review Summary
Overall I am loving my Stasher bags! My main tips would be to use them for short term storage (unless freezing things). If you put some nuts into a snack bag, try to eat them that day or the next day for optimum freshness. The same is true for sandwiches. I think they are a fantastic answer dividing up meat in your freezer and I even saw where someone online color coded their Stasher bags so one color is always chicken, another beef, another fish etc. Cool idea!
My One Concern About Stasher Bags
Finally, my one concern with Stasher bags durability is the grooves where they seal together. I have concern about water getting stuck in there from the dishwasher and molding. Especially up in the corners. Upon researching, I’ve seen some people online have this problem, where other people have had them for years without the issue. I’ve made a conscious effort to dry them out extremely well with my favorite super absorbent flour sack towels. They are thin enough that they can get up in the cracks well and dry things up nicely. Hoping this will help my Stashers to be an investment that lasts for years!
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Yes’m you read that right. Dressy Sweatpants.
Sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it?
What is an Oxymoron?
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, an oxymoron is "a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction."
Jumbo Shrimp. Only Choice. Random Order.
Original Copy. Dressy Sweatpants.
Table Of Contents:
What makes them sweatpants?
What makes them dressy?
What was redesigned?
How much do The Dressy Sweatpants cost?
Are Encircled's Dressy Sweatpants expensive?
Encircled's Dressy Sweatpants Review
How To Wear Dressy Sweatpants
What Fashion & Travel Bloggers Are Saying
The Dressy Sweatpant by Encircled -
A garment that is both comfortable and versatile is a beautiful thing. If that same garment is ethically made with sustainable materials, what more could you ask for? Before you asked for it, encircled delivered.
The Dressy Sweatpant has been a fan favorite by Canadian slow fashion brand encircled since at least 2015 (the earliest review for the product on their website). With over 40 pages of real customer reviews averaging 4.7/5 stars, it’s no wonder that Kristi Soomer’s brand is ranking on page 1 search results for “dressy sweatpants” on google, yahoo, bing - you go girl!!
While thesestylish sweatpants have been popular and a best seller for years, encircled regularly reads and requests customer feedback and incorporates it into design updates.
In 2019 encircled redesigned The Dressy Sweatpant - keeping everything customers loved most about these dressy joggers and tweaking a few things to make them even better!
What Makes Them Sweatpants?
“Loose warm trousers with an elasticize or drawstring waist, worn when exercised in or as leisurewear”
The Dressy Sweatpants from encircled have an elastic waist and a comfortable fit with incredibly soft MicroModal (sustainable, plant-based fabric from beech trees) fabric. I don’t find them especially warm and they aren’t thick like traditional “sweatpants”. However, you could easily layer some leggings underneath for added warmth without compromising style or comfort one bit!
What Makes Them Dressy?
Flattering front pleats and ruching at the ankles make these sweatpants you can wear to work. The tapered leg of the Dressy Sweatpant leading into that ruching gives it a polished look for the office.
Side slit pockets as well as a hidden zippered pocket at the back make them very functional!
What Was Redesigned?
How much do they cost?
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Are Encircled's Dressy Sweatpants Expensive?
At first glance paying$162 for a pair of pants may seem outrageous to some people and out of reach for many.
A couple things to remember when making a purchase like The Dressy Sweatpants:
I had previously purchased the original Dressy Sweatpants in a size medium during a sale. I really should have purchased a small or XS (my mistake!) but the combination of them being too big and having the drop-crotch situation going on limited my personal wearability. They were delightfully soft and comfortable, but I never felt as chic in them as everyone in the photos looked.
So once I heard they did a redesign of the Dressy Sweatpants I decided to give them a try again and ordered an XS in black.
(Note, this was sizing down from the recommended sizing chart which recommended a size Small)
I finally feel like I understand why everyone loves these pants! The fit is SO much better and even though I sized down to an XS, I actually wish there was an XXS option because I would like the leg fit to be a tad slimmer and the ruching at the ankles to fit a little more snug.
These pants along with basically all of the encircled clothing I own seems to take forever to dry. It's recommended to not put their clothes in the dryer, but to lay flat to dry. So while I do think encircled clothing is great for traveling because it is incredibly comfortable and the pieces can easily be dressed up or down, just be mindful when you need to wash that they are not quick drying like other technical synthetic fabrics you see in "travel clothes".
I am considering having my original size Medium blue Dressy Sweatpants tailored for a better fit for me and if encircled came out with an XXS edition of the Redesigned Dressy Sweatpants, I would consider picking them up in that gorgeous Dark Olive!
How To Wear Dressy Sweatpants
How To Style Dressy Sweatpants For Work
How To Style Dressy Sweatpants For Evenings
How To Style Dressy Sweatpants For The Weekend
What Fashion & Travel Bloggers Are Saying:
Now, about these pants.
The best travel pants I've ever worn
These are my new obsession
The Dressy Sweatpants are
These pants give you the option of dressing them up for a day walking around the town or snuggling into while enjoying a movie night on a rainy day. - Breathe Travel
One [reader] says, “These are not sweatpants at all! They’re super comfortable. I wore them to an executive dinner with a white silk blouse and ballet flats. I was the only comfortable woman in the room!” Talk about redefining the womens jogger pants trend! - Travel Fashion Girl
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