Pyjamas are life!
Probably one of the lowest points of my life was when an ex-boyfriend told me I shouldn’t wear pyjamas anymore. God knows why??! This was a VERY clear sign things were not going well in our relationship and we shouldn't be together. I ought to have broken up with him right then and there.
For me, pyjamas are a wonderful thing one can look forward to at the end of the day. They represent time to relax, have an elasticated waistband and still somehow feel chic. You can wear flannel in Winter or cotton in Summer. I’ve even got Matt into them, having never worn them since he was a kid until last year.
Coco Chanel said Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise, it is not luxury. And all I have to say to that is ‘Damn straight!’
A recent discovery this Summer has been Fog & Stone, a wonderful boutique brand that calls Wellington home. They must make the nicest nightwear known to man or woman (blowing Peter Alexander out of the water). I’ve been living in mine since December, particularly in between Christmas and New Year's Eve (Netflix's The Christmas Prince AND The Christmas Inheritance featured heavily at this time - terrible yet entirely absorbing films with vague links to Christmas and a plot so thin you could slide it under a doormat). Light, breathable cotton is perfect for the heat we’ve been labouring in since November and they’re so soft and chic I feel like I could get right into the ‘Pyjamas as outwear’ trend and wear them as regular clothes around the city.
One of my favourite things about the brand is the excellent names of the sleepwear. The John & Yoko Pyjama Set is a real winner, and a sure contender for bed peace. Personally, I couldn’t go past the Victoria & Albert Classic Pyjama Set and I also liked the Jack & Rose Pyjama Set, which I think I might buy on sale. There is also a cute Kimono Pyjama top that’s taken my eye. All pyjamas are designed and made in New Zealand using sustainably sourced 100% Egyptian cotton.
I love supporting small New Zealand businesses and Fog & Stone are a wonderful example of a chic company serving a gorgeous niche. I really think they’re worth the investment and completely fit the ‘slow living’ movement vibes. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to bed...