I'm a t-shirt and shorts or just a t-shirt to bed kinda gal. As kids my sister and I always had pretty cute pajamas (me in my sweet little night gowns, my sister in her footie pjs...seriously Belle, how did you sleep in those things?!). I loved feeling like a mini sleeping beauty. I remember "accidentally" forgetting my pj's for a sleepover at my great grandmothers house once and getting to borrow (and then keep, dream come true?) one of her long and silky sleeping gowns. It was pure heaven for my tiny self and unless my memory serves me wrong (Mom-correct me if I am) I'm pretty sure the blue night gown still sits in the "dress up box" my family keeps for all our little cousins to play with. As the years passed our bed time fashions pretty much fell to the wayside; our concerns were more about catching any sleep at all rather than how we looked when we did.
Well, thanks to a new line by Josie Natori at Target, I'm bringing sleeping beauty back. I first saw the line in this months Marie Claire (sidenote: one of my favorite things about airplane travel is the ability to guilt-free buy about 10 magazines and devour every superficial bit of them. Girls gotta have something entertaining to read while she flies, right?). I immediately texted this picture to Jenny and was thrilled to receive her fashion blessing:
Then, as if I weren't already convinced enough, I saw this photo in my Glamour magazine last night!:
I mean c'mon. Is that a sign or what? (Just go with it.) A Target run this weekend has been scheduled.
Here's the thing--I'm a single girl with no roommates. So realistically, there's no reason for me to feel the need to "dress up" for bed. Who the heck am I trying to impress? But I like the idea of feeling pretty for myself; of taking the time to feel a tiny bit pampered and girlie if for no other reason than I can and I want to. Being single and...gulp...alone doesn't mean I can't catch some z's looking cute as a button, ya know? Don't get me wrong--there will still be nights when nothing suits me better than my 9 year old PSU hoodie (bought on my first day of orientation with my Pop) and a pair of ancient Sofee shorts (cheerleading, anyone?)...but I'm pretty excited to tuck myself in wearing these adorable sets. And of course to wake myself up in them, too :) Such a fun way to start my day!