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Cozy Holiday Pajamas

Cozy Holiday Pajamas

I am 40 years old, and here I am, posing in my jammies. Considering I’ve only been putting myself in these posts since the Fall, embarrassment has come sooner than I imagined.

But it’s for a good reason. Pajamas are essential this time of year!

Whether you wear matching family sets for Christmas morning or, more practically, need a few pairs for visiting and staying with family, or a thoughtful last minute gift,  today’s post has you covered.

Good Old Fashioned Pajamas

Cozy Holiday Pajamas

J Crew Set, $45

Let’s start with practicality.

Pajamas are a wonderful way to help you transition from day to night. What’s better than coming home from work, taking off a pair of tights or worse, Spanx, and putting on something soft and warm? 

I have always loved sleepwear, but lately, like everything, their prices seem outrageous. I’ve seen sets for upwards of $400. I think if I had money to burn, I would burn it on so many other things. 

This year I did splurge on this bathrobe for myself, and last December, I bought these Ugg slippers that rarely leave my feet. Other than that, I keep an eye out for pretty sets at places like Target, Nordstrom Rack which is a gold mine, and J. Crew Factory always has a small but lovely selection. . 

Like this menswear-inspired set which is my current favorite. If I could wear them all the time, I would. I look forward to slipping into them after a long day of work and kids. Frankly, they make me feel like a person. 

For today, I found a handful of options perfect if you spend a day over the holidays in your jammies, if you’re heading to someone else’s home for a few nights, or maybe you still need a gift.


Cozy Holiday PajamasRed Stripe, $40  |  Heather Gray, $88  |  Light Blue, $45  | Gray Cropped Top and Bottom  |  Buffalo Check, $20  |  Navy, $128

Red Stripe, $40: Featured below! These are my “Christmas Pajamas.”

Heather Grey $88: More like a cozy indoor sweatsuit, ideal for movie watching, or to put after a long day outside in the snow. 

Light Blue, $45: Crisp, yet soft and perfectly preppy.

Grey Cropped $50: A fantastic sale for a set you can wear all day long. Top, bottom, purchased separately. 

Buffalo Check, $20: An adorable and trendy Target find, in missy and plus sizes

Navy, $128: A splurge worthy set from Barefoot Dreams. It feels like you’re wearing clouds, if you’re into that kinda thing (raises hand). 

Holiday Pajamas

Cozy Holiday Pajamas

Rachel Parcell Red Stripe Set, $35

 I have so many happy Christmas memories as a kid. One of my most favorites is our “Christmas Eve Pajamas” tradition.  Every year, my mom bought my brothers and me pajamas to wear on Christmas Eve – you couldn’t wear them before, you had to save them for the big night. They were always soft and cozy and helped make the night magical. 

My mom had a way of using clothes to celebrate events and make them even more special.  She used them to mark and evoke a memory. I still remember being little, wearing my new pajamas, and feeling special, safe and well loved

Once I had kids of my own, I could not wait to do the same for them. And I have, every year since they were born. One could argue I spend too much time trying to find the perfect ones, pouring over options, looking online AND going into stores, but I enjoy it. 

We don’t ever “match” as a family. The girls always get matching sets, and I buy Bri and me a new pair of something extra nice that we can wear all winter. It’s the only way Bri gets pajamas 😉

But this year, I couldn’t pass up this pretty set from Rachel Parcell. So I bought the red strip for Maddie and me and this red Fairisle print for Ava and Vivi

They are perfect since I have to appease a very cool preteen, and still find something sweet for our almost one year old 😉 

Shop: Woman / Kid / Baby All On Sale I’m wearing a Medium.






Cozy Holiday Pajamas

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Friday 13th of December 2019

Christmas Eve pajamas is a tradition my Mom still does for me, her 35 year old daughter :D

Megan Kristel

Saturday 14th of December 2019

Never. Too. Old. :)


Thursday 12th of December 2019

I love the classic menswear style of pajamas! I am really short (5 ft) so I always buy petite so they don't drag on the ground or the sleeves don't soak up my cereal milk! If I forget to put the garbage out and I hear the truck coming down the street, I can even run out in public down the driveway without looking disheveled!

Megan Kristel

Thursday 12th of December 2019

I am regularly at the bottom of my driveway in these, and my robe, and my slippers ;)

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