FashionMay 1, 2015

Fashion Friday: Do Good, Look Good.

I really want to be one of those people who has adorable loungewear.  I dream of being like Cameron Diaz’s character in The Holiday, wearing freshly pressed, crisp white pajama sets to bed.  But in reality, even if I buy pajamas like that, once I wash them without a doubt the pants will miss my ankles by about half a foot and the tops will have collars that more closely resemble well cooked bacon.  Because I just can’t iron PAJAMAS. I just can’t.  Never mind the fact that every time I buy cute pajama sets I end up feeling strangled by them halfway through the night or, in the case of one polyester faux silk leopard pair from Target, sweating like I just went into early menopause.

So instead I end up wearing some combination of old, stretchy cotton pajama pants, some sort of free promotional tee shirt and big sweatshirt. Most of which are splattered with coffee and/or wine stains (because some days you just have to get into your jammies before wine time, you know what I’m talking about).  I took a glance at myself the other day in a particularly spectacular combo of green palm leaf print pajama pants, dirty tee shirt and leopard hooded fuzzy robe and thought “Wow Erin, now that’s a LOOK AND A HALF”.  And I swore I’d try to find sleepwear that is super comfy, non-restrictive AND cute.

And if I can add in socially conscious wouldn’t that be great too?

I saw this brand, Sudara/ Punjammies, on someone’s Facebook page the other day and was first interested in the cute pajama pants- but then I found out that they are made by women in India trying to escape the sex- trafficking industry and I thought it was doubly excellent.  How wonderful to see a company trying to give women the skills and income to make a life in a safe and respectable way.  Read more about their efforts here.

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And really, how cute or these? And they are priced so well at $44! You could wear them to the beach as a cover up too, or like this girl below, out running errands too!

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Love the cut of this tank as well!

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And yes, there are little girl versions to match Mommy!  Now that I think about it, how great would these be as a Mother’s Day gift?

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Giving hope to those a world away and giving you some respectable, lovely jammies to snuggle in at the same time. Win/win.

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Have a happy and healthy weekend everyone!

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