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Pajama Talk: When do you put on your pajamas at night?

April 13, 2015

When do you put on your pajamas? 

I was sitting around with some friends the other night talking about when we put on our pajamas.  Literally.  Two glasses of wine in and a "let's not talk about our kids" rule doesn't always produce fruitful conversations about politics or the Middle East. But it's something we all have in common no matter your age or station in life yet everyone does it there own way.  So really, when do you put on your pajamas?


 I'll go first.  I like to put my p.j.'s on just after supper.  When I take the kids upstairs to get ready for bed and put them in their pajamas I put mine on too.  I might still need to finish up chores or work but you better believe it's in 100% cotton and an elastic waist.  I watch tv or read a book and enjoy that quiet time.  All in pajamas. What about you?  Do you wait until the very last minute before you hop into bed to get changed?  Side note, I also like to keep them on as late as possible in the mornings as well.  It's usually the absolute last thing I do before I walk out the door. 


Maybe I like pretty pj.s because I spend so much time in them.  Or maybe I feel like it's a little luxury I can gift myself at the end of each day.  Like no matter what went to shit that day or how much I didn't get accomplished from my to-do list I still deserve to slip into something soft and relax.  I mentally take my mom clothes or my work clothes or my whatever clothes off and give myself permission to just think about me.  It's an end of the day ritual as much as making my coffee is a wake-up ritual in the morning.


In my head it looks something like this:  long bubble bath with wine and pandora, wrapping up in a pretty cashmere robe while I quietly read another book from my monthly list before heading to bed, and a full night of sleep.  Oh and my hair magically dried itself.  Dreamy.





In reality it's much more like this:  Something cute and cozy and completely machine-washable that's appropriate for taking out the trash or grabbing something I left in the car, then laying on my bed watching Bravo or netflix with a half empty glass of wine on my bedside table where I pass out by nine o'clock.  True Story!




You know I love all those pretty soft neutrals.  And all those stripes and elastic waists are calling my name!  I found all these pretty looks at Nordstrom and I thought they would all be perfect picks for Mother's Day gifts.  Who doesn't love a cozy new robe and some pretty pajamas?  It's not the kind of thing mom's always want to spend on themselves but I can promise you they'll appreciate it.  No matter how early or late you wait to put on your pj's these are sure to please!

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12 comments:

  1. I think that if the best post you can come up with is "when do you put on your pjs?" with affiliate links, it's time to take a blog break and let some creativity have a chance to bubble up. We'd all understand.

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    1. Very sad that you would take the time to post such a rude & condescending remark. :/

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    2. I think that if the best name you can come up with is "Thirkellgirl" with non-working links, it's time to take a break and let some creativity have a chance to bubble up. We'd all understand.

      LOL, Julia, keep up the great work. With 3 elementary age kids, it's always great to read your posts. I enjoy both your design posts along with the everyday life stuff (parents can relate to).

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  2. Rude comment. Or you can just skip reading the post if you don't care about pajamas. I enjoy getting new ideas about comfy and cozy pajamas. Julia, much like you...these go on as soon as possible! And I'm loving the choices you posted. I'm thinking I need to gift myself some new pajamas!

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  3. You know, I have read your blog for quite a while now and I always enjoy your candor, style and genuineness...Please, please ignore that obnoxiously rude comment above. I work full time, am married with 2 kids and am finishing up grad school. I look forward to changing in to jammies the second I walk in the door. To the person behind "Thirkellgirl" moniker...go somewhere else...really, we'd all understand....

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  4. I love this post too! Especially because I've been feeling very old and lazy getting into my pjs right after dinner! So happy to see you young moms do it too and I WISH I'd started doing it a looooong time ago! :)

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  5. Lately I've been loving the silk PJ/jogger printed pants from Target. That way when I'm in them the majority of the day I feel like I'm semi-dresses! haha

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  6. Ummm pretty much the second I get home from work. At the very least the bra comes off then. But I live alone so there are no appearances to keep up. Such a fun post! xo

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  7. Love this! Working full time with four kids seven and under I change the minute I walk in the door...and the very next thing I do is empty pun boxes and put them in the cabinet for the next morning!!

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  8. Love my pj's! I'm retired but I put them on after the "last call" outing with my dog. Sometimes they're so cute (I think!) I'll go out with them on. They look more like yoga pants & a tee, lest anyone think I'm a flasher. :) I do love to wear them all day at times ~ especially when it's cold and/or rainy, icy/snow, etc. The stripes and elastic waist items in the last photos are my style!

    xo
    Pat

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    1. Just read the rude comment ~ so sorry people feel compelled to share their negativity like this. Ignore! Love this post ~ :)

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  9. Julia, I subscribe to quite a few blogs and when I saw the title to this one it was the first one that I wanted to read! It piqued my curiosity because, like you, I enjoy being as comfortable as possible in the evening! I loved this post! Janice
    PS I live in DeBordieu...just down the street!

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