Pyjamas. Yep. Its odd right? But I can't go shopping without checking them out. When change of season rolls around, I look forward to new jeans and shoes. I honestly don't think of new jammies. But as soon as I see them on the racks, in all their colourful, comfortable funky glory... its like they've got phish-magnet. My mental dialogue can run something like this.
"Shoes, pass. Jeans, ooh shiny bits. PYJAMAS!" Usually followed by that little 'p-chew' kinda noise they make in cartoons when something just disappears and all thats left in their space is dust motes.
Yep. I heart me some funky pyjamas. But I'm picky about them at the same time. They've gotta be
- have short (or no) sleeves
- feature a cute design/slogan
- and be made of some type of soft, easy to care for fabric.
I've lost a bit of weight recently. So when I switched from my summer jammies to my winter ones... they fell off. Literally. So I HAD to go pyjama shopping. Which is ecstasy for me. I ended up buying myself a pair of purple snoopy pj's (dark purple bottoms and light/dark purple top, both with snoopy on them). There was also a pair of underpants with snoopy on it and 'no camera's please' written across the bum. There was a tweety set which was equally adorable, but it made me look like an old bumblebee. Picture Bumblebee Man from the Simpsons, but have him with grey stripes. That was me in that set.
I went pyjama shopping the day after and bought myself a pair of pale blue bottoms with yellow ducks on em. So cute.
One thing I do with my pyjama sets - I mix them up. If the top matches the bottom. I WILL NOT wear them together. I think that its too much of the same pattern and is thusly quite off putting. Even on rakes. So I pretty much chuck the top and use a plain white singlet instead.
But this infatuation isn't limited to just pyjamas. It extends to slippers. God I heart me some funky slippers. I don't have any at the moment, but my last pair were shaggy light blue with frogs on em.
And it extends to robes now too. I can't go shopping in target without going and feeling up all their soft robes. So I bought one of them too. Dark moss green. Because it goes well with my hair.
And it even goes further. I love funky sheet sets. For the Aussies - think 'teen home' range in Target, but nothing in pink. I am the proud owner of a set of Harry Potter bedsheets, featuring the Hogwarts logo. Similar to this pic, but with each quarter a different colour - maroon, blue, green and purple. Except I bought them when I had a single bed and now I have a queen. So they aren't actually on my bed ATM.
One night I was standing in my room at uni, in my lime green pyjama top, with multicoloured vertical stripe pants, blue fluffy frog slippers, magenta hair, next to my bed with Harry Potter bedsheets. I was on the phone to my crush-of-the-moment when another guy in my hall wanders by. He stops at my door, grins at me and says really loudly,
'Hey phish, you look like the kinda gal who likes to have fun in bed!'And I am!
Moral to the story: If you see a chickie shopping for funky pyjamas. She probably puts out.