I love pajamas! And gowns. I don’t discriminate. I just love sleepwear. And I don’t just like it because it’s comfortable (but of course it MUST be comfortable). I love pretty sleepwear. Most of the time no one but my husband sees me in what I sleep in (and of course, he counts!!!), but I just like feeling pretty in my nightwear. Plus, I often stay in my pajamas a couple of hours in the morning before changing, and I’ve been known to slip into my p.j.s as early as 5 o’clock in the afternoon. (Not to mention the fact that as a work-from-home writer I’ve been known to “go to work” in my pajamas all day occasionally!)
Honestly, I bought my summer p.j.s back in February with some money I received for my birthday. And because I’ve lost a little weight since then, they don’t fit all that well. But I can’t afford to go buy more right now. So instead of showing you my pajamas or a recent purchase, I’m just sharing my favorites that I’ve seen in some of the stores I frequent. (Oh, and the pajamas in the photo above are crop pajamas from Bedhead.
J.Jill Summer Sleepwear Favorites
I’ve never worn pajamas from J.Jill, but these look incredibly comfortable. And don’t you think they are just so pretty? I love the colors! Hmmm…so tempting!
The pajamas pictured here are in “cream quiet blossom”…doesn’t that just sound pretty? But they’re also available in solids: soft aqua heather and coral heather. Both the pajamas and the robe are made of 60% cotton and 40% modal rayon knit. The pants have a wide waist band for a smooth fit, and the robe has pockets. Sweet.
Loft Summer Sleepwear Favorites
At Loft you can find both pajama sets, such as the ones on the left, and separates. You can have fun just pairing a simple T-shirt with the shorts like I’m suggesting with the pieces on the right. Loft has such pretty prints right now.
GAP Summer Sleepwear Favorites
All Gap sleepwear is sold as separates. While I’ve never worn sleepwear from J.Jill or Loft, I have some separates from Gap in my drawers right now. They’re definitely among my favorite. I love the simple kitschy prints and the soft fabrics. Yes, they’re shorts are a little shorter than I would normally choose, but, hey, it’s for sleeping! So I can get by with short shorts.
I’m showing long pajama pants, too, because I know some of you probably prefer them. When I go on vacation and sleep in a very cool room I usually wear long pants made of cool cotton. I think the pink flamingo pants above are just darling. I’m really feeling this pink flamingo craze. Are you? My daughter has that pink NAP shirt, and I’m tempted to snatch it sometime! So soft and such a pretty pink. I think this combo would look darling together. Oh, and Gap has p.j. shorts with the flamingo print, too.
Finally, I didn’t want to leave out you gals who prefer gowns. I like this simple spaghetti strap shift that’s made of a soft cotton/modal weave. And if you’re looking for a robe, isn’t this lace trimmed blue striped robe a beauty? It’s made of the same cotton/modal combination, so I bet it’s very soft.
Soma Summer Sleepwear Favorites
I’ve fallen in love Soma sleepwear in recent years. Did you know it is actually made with the older woman in mind? Their exclusive Cool Nights® fabric is specially formulated to stay cool to your skin at all times. And I really think it works.
I also love how Soma provides multiple options for mixing and matching their separates. I usually buy at least three pieces of a set so that I can swap them out depending on the temperature. For instance, in the set I’m wearing right now, I bought a short sleeve button up top, short, long pants and a camisole. I mix and match according to the temperature.
In another set I’m wearing this summer – the ones I bought in February that are now too big (ugh) – I bought shorts, a sleeveless top and a kimono. You know I love a kimono! So fun to wear.
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Blessed for My Day
Do you ever get defensive when someone asks you to clarify or explain something you’ve said or done? I do. But I know that most of the time the person doesn’t mean to offend. Why do we get defensive so easily? I’m not sure, but I know that when we respond with gentleness, patience and self-control we do better. Today let’s try to think before we speak. Let’s assume the best of the other person. And let’s answer questions and concerns with the desire to communicate instead of defend.
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. ~ 1 Peter 2:12