Red shoes, No knickers



April 2013



What lies to sleep

Carrying on from your wardrobe work that you undertook yesterday….did you? Have you emptied out and rid your knicker drawer of the old, grey hue, borrowed, stretched? I do hope so because it’s time to move on and address that other under garment issue that is perpetually overlooked.

The common or garden night clothing debate.


Personally I am a nightie person. I tried to convince myself in the 90’s that I liked wearing pj’s to bed because it was cool and all the other girls did it and by other girls I mean Sister With Massive Laugh did it. I was given a pair of tartan pj’s*, to move to boarding school in England, by my Mother when I was 15 and I resigned myself to the fact that girls wore a top and trousers to bed. Skip forward 5 years and I knew my sleeping attire had to change and I had to start wearing to bed what I liked, thought was sexy and felt comfortable in. Step forward the white cotton nightie/the satin sexy slip.


Now I know for a fact that these two options are not everyone’s cup of tea ~ many a time I have offered them to fellow female bed companions who have turned their noses up at my sweetΒ gifts Β ~ but the point I’m trying to make her my Shoelets is, AGAIN, let’s make a little bit of effort:

For ourselves, for our perma~bed~buddies, for our fleeting~bed~buddies, for our travels {again Paris should only ever see sexy night wear} and for warmth. Whether you like pj’s, shorts, jersy long sleeves, white cotton nighties, baby doll slips or simply a timid vest and nix ~ MAKE ‘EM GOOD UN’S

*OUT with the baggy, mismatched and discoloured *

*If it’s shapeless ~ it’s SHIT*

*If a Disney princess, cartoon character, cute animal, festive figure adorn your nightwear firstly seek help then take those garments to the garden and burn them {under 12 year olds can ignore this point}

*If your perma~bed ~buddy wants to rip off what you’re wearing {and not in a sexy loving kinda way} it needs to be ditched ASAP*

*If you’ve worn your night clothing for an entire day and it contains stains of food, pen and anything that secretes from the body ~ BIN IT!*

*If it’s too tight, too loose, too embellished step away from it*

There aren’t many exceptions but I will allow for a little sentimentally like the tee that you nicked from him/her when you first met or the over~sized shirt that came from the best summer of your life or… do as Marilyn Monroe did. When asked what she wore to bed she simply replied ‘Why, Chanel No.5, of course’

So tell me, What are you heading to bed in?Β 

*I still own the pj’s but I d.i.m.d.i‘d them and made them into a nightie πŸ˜‰ Natch. Come’s me.

Posted in Did It Myself, Didn't I, Rise to the occasion, Tricks of the trade, Wardrobe work, What lies beneath


  1. Hannah Rodger

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