I love lounging in bed. I don’t mean sleeping. I mean lounging. It feels so luxurious, lying in bed when the sun is up. One of my favorite things to do is stay in bed all day. I spread out all of my magazines, a book (currently I’m reading “Drift” by the political goddess Rachel Maddow), get my laptop, my tea, my toke and settle in. I love it.
Let’s start with the obvious things, bed feels good. It’s soft and comfortable. Then, if you’re anything like me, you love beautiful sheets. The higher the thread count, the more rapturous I become. If you have experienced really high thread count sheets, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t know, read this article http://www.southernliving.com/home-garden/solutions/sheet-thread-count-guide-00400000063612/
I am also a really big fan of loungewear. I found out, at the tender age of 7, that there is a whole other category of clothing between day clothes and night clothes, lounge clothes. I had my first pair of lounging pajamas when I was 7 years old. I remember them so distinctly. They were red nylon with purple and yellow flowers, tulips I think. I remember that they felt so good on my skin. I loved the idea that you could come home, after playing outside, bathe and then wear a whole other outfit before you put on your pajamas for bed. It thrilled me to know end that I could be wearing something like pajamas, but if we had unexpected guests, it was perfectly ok to receive them in my loungewear.
These days, my loungewear of choice is caftans. Big colorful silky ones are my favorite. I wear them everywhere. This is me at a party a couple of years ago, giving you that 70’s vibe.
The best part about caftans is that they are super comfortable. It’s why I finally understand Hugh Hefner’s propensity for smoking jackets and silk pajamas.
Life is better in loungewear. It feels more luxurious, like living a good life is about comfort, style and looking good, without too much effort. Yeah, I like that idea indeed.