This year, I started a new love affair with pajamas.
When I was young and single, I slept nude, maybe with a string of pearls for poetry. Even in the iciest Manhattan winter, I would be toasty enough under my down duvet. I thought I was very cool.
Then I got married, still nude in bed. It was when I had children that I started with nightgowns. Kids would wander in at all hours, I’d have to get up quickly to tend to them, dash to the kitchen to warm milk.
I moved to the tropics. It was the time when T-shirts and undies, were de rigueur and I felt as cool as the sitcom stars (think Grey’s Anatomy) who wore T-shirts and undies on their shows. They were all I could bear in the heat.
I traveled to New York in November and found myself to be a houseguest in a very cold flat. I sought solace and style in flannel pajamas which I picked up by necessity. Suddenly I understood flannel pjs.
First they keep your warm. Second, they are so stylish! They are so vintage looking and wonderfully matchy matchy. You always look good in pajamas. You are deshabille, but chic! You can dine in your pajamas. You can answer the door in your pajamas. You can entertain in your pajamas.
You can come home from work and put on your pajamas and look totally put together, as opposed to funky in sweatpants and a hoody.
In the past, I never liked to take up precious suitcase space with pajamas but now I consider them a must for travel. I can wander into someone’s living room fresh from the bed and look super swell, be warm, and presentable. I love the idea of monogramed pjs.
Not an earth shaking realization, my newfound appreciation for pajamas. But joy is in the details and this is my new detail. I’ll take pleasure wherever I can find it.
Wondering what your recent discoveries are, in any category. Also, do you wear pajamas or gowns? Any good sources for pjs? Oh, and bathrobes? You know how I feel about them!
P.S. Life’s back to “normal.” Although life’s anything but normal; life is always outstanding. Reading voraciously with one book in each hand. Watching Australian Open tennis in the middle of the night.
Hello my lovelies! Hope you are keeping warm this January. A light post today. Hope you’re all well, and I’m wondering what’s going on in your world these days. Won’t you take the time to share in the comments box below? It’s the most read part of the blog don’t you know!? If you enjoy being part of our witty, wise, wonderful group of savvy, stylish women, enter your email in the box above so you won’t miss a thing.