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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