It Happened One Nightie
Summer nights are quite balmy here in the South Bay. The upcoming Indian summer promises to be a warpath of high temps and scalding sunshine. After being a fog friendly San Francisco Girl these past 20 years – I’m adjusting to the new climate and dramatic wardrobe differences. Even my sleeping attire has changed.
I’d forsaken my classic uniform: the flannel Lanz nightie months ago – and have been on a quest for the coolest (every pun intended) sleeping attire. From gowns, loungewear, men’s-style cotton pajamas to my birthday suit. I’ve been hot on the trail of locating the perfect sleepwear.
Baby doll pajamas were the rage in high school – and oh, baby, I am no longer that ‘doll’. Next. I don’t have enough foot traffic and company to warrant the purchase of a luxurious Peignoir set and as far as I’m concerned, Victoria can’t keep a Secret. Next.
I was recently at that popular chain of French Dept Stores: Target. I was hoping to economically replace the very cool $70.00 Hobie sunglasses I’d lost, for a stylish $30.00 pair of sunglasses and I could lose and not care about.
While strolling the aisles I happened to notice men’s, colored T-shirts: “Greatly Reduced.” Aha! A sleeping shirt! And a major bargain…I found an XL Kelly green shirt for a mere $1.98. What a deal!
Then I wandered by the vast Lingerie department. I perused the voluptuous racks of sleeping attire. I felt like Goldilocks – this one’s too hot; this one too small; this one too gaudy- what were they thinking? And, then I spied a nightie that was just right! It was a stunning leopard print, spaghetti straps, shortie, nightie – which might double as a cocktail dress, (perhaps worn over black cigarette pants, heels, dangling earrings). For Under $25.00
Whimsically, I bought it. What the heck? I could always return it.
When I got home, I tried it on. Whoa – Good nightie!
Have you ever looked in the mirror – and been so impressed with what you saw, you thought: “Where’s the party? I need to be seen.”
Me, either – but, that’s exactly what crossed my mind.
Later that night, I put on the soft, green T-shirt and I realized I looked like a big shamrock.
I pulled off the ‘tent’ and put on my sexy, pretty, leopard print and decided: Life is short. You can look like a schlump when you’re 90.
Now is the time to be sexy, fun, and cool.