Today is the day that I am going to speak some truth in love.
Several people sent me a link this week to something called Pajama Jeans.
Their slogan is “Pajamas you live in, jeans you sleep in”.
I am all for some comfortable clothing, but that is just wrong. Pajamas are for sleeping and for wearing when you drive school carpool in the morning. That’s it.
I’m just concerned that we’ve reached a point in society where we feel like we need a casual alternative to jeans. Gulley reminded me this week that I called her several years ago to discuss my disbelief that grocery stores were actually selling frozen, pre-made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. At the time, I honestly believed that America had reached the pinnacle of laziness. After all, how hard is it to slap some peanut butter and jelly on a piece of bread and call it a day?
But now I’m wondering how hard is it to put on some pants that require a button and a zipper?
We’re better than this, America.
We’re better than this.
Although I have to admit that I saw several commercials for the Hoodie Footie yesterday while P was watching Nascar (we lead a rich life) and maybe it was just because it was freezing cold and rainy outside, but I found myself wishing for my very own Hoodie Footie.
Needless to say, I wouldn’t wear it in public.
Or try to pretend like it could take the place of an actual outfit, although that hood is kickin’.
I just think if you can’t muster the strength to put on a pair of real pants then maybe you should just stay in your pajamas, eat a block of cheese, and admit that you’ve given up on life.
It’s a harsh word, but I say it with love. LOVE.
Remember how I’ve repeatedly mentioned trying to replicate this look that looks like an outfit Sandra Bullock wore in The Proposal?
So I found the grey stripy scarf at Old Navy, but hadn’t really found the right sweater. But then Lindsee sent me the link to this coral sweater from Land’s End and it’s pretty darn close.
Now if I could just get my hair to look like Sandra Bullock’s hair. Too bad there isn’t a link for that.
2. Chambray Drop-Waist Shirt Dress
My friend Steph told me about this dress this week. I think it would be so cute with black leggings while the weather is still cooler or with some cute sandals and bare legs once the sun decides to show up again.
I have no idea where I’d wear this or how many pushups I’d need to do to get my arms in shape to wear it, but I think it is so cute.
I can’t remember if it was last summer or the summer before that I declared it to be the summer of the skirt, but I do know that these are the perfect skirts for Spring and Summer. They are great with a cute tank or a t-shirt.
5. Embellished Linen Blend Dress
I saw this dress in an email I got from Nordstrom this week and fell in love with it.
However, right now I’d need about eight coats of spray tan for that yellow color to not make me look like I have the jaundice.
This ring is so soft and pretty. Love it.
I linked to this on my Daily Links page earlier this week because it is the kind of top that I adore. I’d wear it all summer long with turquoise jewelry.
I think this would look great with jeans.
My love for bracelets tends to run hot and cold. On the one hand (I’m so sorry) I love the way they look, but on the other hand (Could not be sorrier) they can drive me crazy with all the moving up and down on my arm.
But this one might be worth it.
This would look great with a cute skirt and a denim jacket over it. Or even just by itself.
Of course considering it was 34 degrees and rainy here yesterday, I probably won’t be wearing it anytime soon. Or I may be wearing it next week because it’s Texas and it might be 80.
For more fashion, you can visit Jo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife.
Y’all have a great Friday.
I suppose waiting up til all hours of the night(and into the new day)for your sister to come home from the hospital has its own rewards: the first comment on your lovely redesigned blog.
My brother and I heard a commercial for the Hoodie Footie on the radio today and we couldn’t stop laughing. We hadn’t even seen a picture of it.
Apparently they’re all the rage for Valentines day.
I just showed my brother the picture and it rendered him speechless. Thanks for starting off our Friday with a smile! 🙂
okay, so i am actually intrigued by the comfy pajama jeans! this is mostly b/c i seem to be pregnant or post-partum quite a bit…and yea, somedays i do feel like eating a block of cheese and giving up on life! HA!
i am going to check out those dresses you mentioned- i need some new duds to go with my new leggings that i got yesterday…i am LOVING my leggings lately, and let’s face it, are they really that much different than pajama jeans?! oh well…gonna go get some cheese and think about that for awhile.
i just commented on the post below this one on your new design. then i clicked on home and i hate to complain but i’m sad that there’s only one post per page. that’s a lot of clicking. i’m feeling like your daughter and all the glitter.
This has inspired me. I am going to make “Pajama Dangles.” Dangly earrings (are those in fashion? maybe only if there are feathers attached.) that you can live in and sleep in. Winner. Thank you for the jump start.
Wendy…. you have great bangs. I just grew mine out but seeing your picture gives me hope for the bangs again 🙂
Sarah Valente (Kingdom Mama)
Did you go WordPress? Is that what the deal is? I only ask because my dad keeps bugging me to switch to WordPress. At any rate, your new layout is gorgeous!
Ummm…but I really want a pair of those pajama jeans. I wouldn’t wear them in public (I promise), but I almost never leave my house anyway!;)
Oh, we’re way ahead of you in Canada. Have a look here: http://origin-www.reitmans.com/en/comfortcollection/ They are my favourite jeans EV-ER. I’ve never had more comments on a pair of jeans I own (of course, perhaps that simply speaks to my inability to buy good jeans) – I can wear them to work on casual Friday’s, look put together and be comfy all at the same time. I don’t know if the fabric is the same as the pj-jean but the lack of button and zipper is great for comfort and doesn’t give you that weird bump under your shirt either.
Amanda @ Serenity Now
Oh, dear…those jean pajama things would just lead to lots of bad sightings at Wal-Marts across America.
I was watching The Proposal last weekend and drooling over that particular outfit. It really is cute. Methinks a trip to Old Navy is in order this afternoon….
the domestic fringe
Pajama jeans? Ridiculous! Ya, we are way too lazy.
Jan @ Little Glimpse
I am with ya on the frozen PB&J’s. Even on my worst mornings I can manage to through together a real PB&J and put it in a paper bag with a juice box before sending the wee one’s off to school. Also, aren’t the hoodie footies just the same footie pj’s we had in grade school with a hood added and then jumbo sized? Thanks for the laugh.
$100 for an adult “onesie” with a hood? WOW – I wish I’d thought of it. On a positive note, you’d just have to add ears to the hood and feet, and voila, you have Ralphie’s Christmas present from his Aunt!!
I couldn’t stop laughing at the pajama jeans. I live in France and the fashionistas here would not be caught dead in those. However… I am thinking that they would be just the thing for the across the pond commute…hhhmm…
A word of warning against the footie hoodie: the middle of the night bathroom run will be…..unpleasant. Unpleasant and cold. That is all.
I thought the very same thing about the frozen peanut butter sandwiches. I’ve seen people, especially college aged girls wearing pajama pants all the time and I want to send them to What Not to Wear.
You have great taste first of all. Secondly, the pajama jeans are just slightly above the pants that my grandmother wears that you don’t want to go near in the store. You know the alfred dunner pants that look like jeans but have the elastic waist. They might be okay for grandma but I don’t know about anyone any younger.
I actually wore the v-neck sweater from Lands End yesterday, but not trying to look like Sandra Bullock (I wish), I have the sweater in true navy. I love navy–almost as much as I love Lands End. Being a retired teacher, I have a whole Lands End wardrobe. I hadn’t bought anything from Talbots forever. Then yesterday they started their 50% off sale price sale. I have a whole boxful of new dress up clothes coming– Pretty sweaters and a quilted jacket.
What I wanted to tell you about is comfortable jeans, as I live in jeans and sweaters, here in Missouri where it is cold in the winter. Lee Comfort Waist jeans–they are fantastic. Stylish yet wear like sweatpants–not that I even own a pair of sweatpants–which I don’t. Any way, try a pair and you won’t have to run around in pajama pants because they are really comfy.
Great post! It would be so great if you could include ALL the actual pictures of the items you’re talking about, instead of just the links. Now I know you can do it!! All along I thought you didn’t know how (no offense….I am CLUELESS on the computer and could never do it, either!!). Having the pic RIGHT THERE while reading the text is so much easier!! Thanks!
What will they think of next!!! Granted my idea of pajamas is jeans and a tank…but I don’t wear them to bed just before bed. And as for the footie thing my husband would disown me if I even brought that into the house.
I LOVE that tiered skirt from old navy.
Musings of a Housewife
Pajama jeans are an abomination. Just sayin’.
I’m digging the skirt from Old Navy. Hey I have a bright idea! How about Children’s EASTER Edition Fashion Friday? I went to a Kelly’s Kids party last night and so wanted to put my daughter in the sweet lavender toile bishop and my son in the lavender gingham shirt, but as a 4 y/o boy, he reminded me “purple is for gwirrels!”
I’m scereeddd of the whole jeans thing… what’s next?
LOVING the footie hoodie thingy. I think every mom needs one of those, simply for those days when you need all things comfortable. Like at the end of a loooong day when all I want is my husbands oversized sweatshirt and a cup of hot tea. And a book. I could so rock out that outfit!
OMG…I didn’t realize they had footie pj’s for adults. That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen! It reminds me of Ralphie on Christmas Story…
Have a great day! We are having a snowy day here in Mississippi…love it!
Are pajama jeans different than Jeggings?! I agree, we’re hitting an alltime fashion low here!
Sorry Big Mama but I went and ordered the jeans PJ’s for wearing at home personally I think its the best thing since sliced bread probably will look like a grandma but its not any worse than any of the other outfits I come up with on the weekends.
Amen and Amen!
I’m not through reading but just had to comment.
What the what? I totally agree with you! Jeans are NOT pajamas. And I thought everyone knew pajamas were for sleeping, hanging out in the house all day, and of course–the carpool ride. Which, by the way, I want to interject and say you know it’s a sad day in your life when you drive through carpool to pick up your preschooler while in your pajamas and sweater ONLY. Meaning a certain undergarment may or may not be missing. But you only panic when you’ve realized you forgot your purse.
I also want to say that you are provided much needed entertainment for our Sneaux Day, or what I like to call The Great Louisiana Blizzard of ’10. I’ve documented it on my blog and facebook. It’s pretty serious. You’re welcome.
And the footie thing? We are not toddlers with boobs. This is just wrong. I cannot begin to tell the ways it is wrong. It’s far worse than the Snuggie even.
Now I’m off to read more and try to warm my toes from this awful blizzard outside.
Now that’s better. Love your finds. I’m feeling confident that I just might survive this blizzard and make it ’til summer.
LOVE the bracelet! Even though I’m like you and run hot or cold with them. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’ve been running cold ever since entering the working world 2 1/2 years ago. I find I’m annoyed when I’m trying to write something or type something and they jingle jangle or get in my way.
Also, I know exactly the Sandra Bullock look you’re going for and I love it. I’ve discovered I look like a complete idiot in scarves and so have given up on trying to recreate that look for myself. Sister, best friend? Look adorable. Me…people just look at me with a quizzical brow.
Maybe it’s because I don’t have the right scarf…
(Keep hope alive?)
I will definitely be buying at least one of those skirts this spring. I’ll have a newborn to nurse and post-partum body to clothe come May and cute skirts will distract me from the boring t-shirts I wear for easy nursing. I love that tank top too.
Great new look, by the way.
Sissy in Texas
I also heart Wendy’s bangs.
But, on #10 Woven trim ruffle tank – if you paired that with a velvet jacket, you would be ready for a Partridge Family reunion tour.
I also must confess that I have a 8-pack of Smucker’s frozen pb&j sandwiches in my fridge right now. My kids love to heat them up in the microwave.
Those jeans are ridiculous!! Maybe next week you could address the sweaters that barely go past your butt and are paired with leggings…. I mean really, put on some pants people! Or at least get a top that is longer and keeps “everything tucked away nicely.” It looks cute on baby girls, not women. And I SO loved Sandra Bullock’s outfit in The Proposal… the one she’s wearing when she’s rapping/chanting in the woods, right?!
Jenny from VA
Hey, the hoodie footie is here just in time for Easter. Pop a pair of bunny ears on and your good to go!! 🙂
Oh the irony — while you are writing about the frozen PB&J sandwiches, there is an ad for them on your site! Too funny.
I was quite curious how one would pose for a hoodie-footie that could make it look remotely cute. Maybe under a blanket or behind a door?
I find myself nowadays when I am trying on clothes wondering if to myself “Would Melanie pick this out?” ha! is that sad? I’ll go ahead and say yes. Did you ever find that necklace? I have still seen a few and could grab one for you if you like, that is if you were serious about liking it. Have a great Friday!
ooo I’ve always had a thing for tiered skirts.
My mom has taught me to never buy linen because of the wrinkle factor… any opinion on that?
Amy @ My Front Porch
Those Pajama Jeans made me laugh and wince all at the same time.
My daughter has a pair of pants that look like jeans but are actually made of knit material. They are quite adorable on her. But she’s 1. I don’t think they’d have quite the same effect on a 26 year old 🙂
Your very springy pictures are making me cold and wishing that I did not live in the south where it apparently snows more in a four week period here than in places like Nebraska. Currently, we are in the middle of a snow storm (which means more than flurries) but I long to be somewhere where I can wear sandals and short sleeved dresses…
You are my ray of sunshine…
i love the pj jeans, and I don’t care who knows it!! 🙂 For those who find jeans to be constricting and jabby and squeezy, yet still like the way they look, these are PERFECT!! and I cannot wait to get some 🙂 Btw, I actually make whole loaves of bread into pb&j sandwiches, put them in the freezer, and pull one out in the am for lunches and they are thawed by lunch time! good to go and way cheaper than the store bought ones! 🙂 so ‘fluffy’ housemoms who like pj jeans aren’t necessarily lazy :), just wanna be comfy
The pajama jeans are WRONG (as are pb&j’s pre-made) but what is worse are the number of people wearing their pajamas OUT IN PUBLIC – and I am NOT talking about the car pool line or preschool at all, mind you. I am talking about the grocery stores, target, wal-mart (well, it IS Wal-mart – never mind). It’s not pretty. Maybe the pajama jeans are meant for that population?? Granted a pajama jean might help the muffin top I’m kickin’ over here these days (Jillian and I broke up a while back) but still, don’t think I could ever do it. Thanks for the great Fashion Friday picks, as usual. : )
I just watched the Pajama Jean commercial. It DID say they were the latest “thing”…Lord help us…I feel like I just lost 10 IQ points. What in heavens name is this world coming to?
Do you realize the fun we could have with someone and they had the hoodie footy pajama things?? I’m laughing out loud at these!!! Hello stupid…I’ll take a pair.
I just started reading blogs a month ago. My cousin got me hooked on Pioneer Woman. Which I LOVE. I found a link to your blog on her website, and you will be happy to know–You are my new favorite! Keep it up!! 🙂
When you figure out how to replicate Sandra’s hair, feel free to share the love.
You went all “Tim Gunn” & I’m proud of ya, Sis!
I’m with you on the pj jeans – reminds me of those things you find in the ad section of Parade magazine in the Sunday paper (stylish elastic pants for only 12.99 per pair/order now!) and I can’t imagine the footie hoodie being a practical choice anytime of the day but it does look warm and snuggly! As for the PB&J, I make the sandwiches and use a martini container – it’s the perfect size and seals up the sandwich a perfect circle. Only a mom could be that practical:)
have you seen the TIGHTS that look like jeans? Seams painted on, back pockets and all, but they are TIGHTS. omg. What is the world coming to? *grin*
I just had to laugh because your BlogHer ad while I was reading this was for uncrustables.
Help — please do a fashion Friday for women with umm, Kate Winslet-ish proportions!! I need to update a few things in my wardrobe, but most of the things I see in ads or on mannequins are for women with no hip or chest to speak of. I have actually resorted to wearing my cast-iron sports bra with a few things so that I look good in them . . .
I so feel the same way about braclets. I wore a scarf to church this AM tied in a way I learned from your scarf tying video (which is how I found you) and if I do say so myself it looked great.
Pajama jeans? Seriously? At that point, why even get out of bed to relieve yourself. Just hook up a catheter, why don’t you? WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE WE COMING TOO???
On a more positive note, LOVED #5!
And I would need the tan-in-a-can, too.
I apologize for the grievous error in the above comment. I meant to type “TO” at the end of the first paragraph, not “TOO”.