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This summer, I purchased actual, grown-up pajamas for the first time, solely so that photos of me getting dressed for my wedding didn't look like I'd crawled out of a laundry pile. Obviously, I obsessed over this idea and mentally created my dream PJ set. I wanted shorts and a short-sleeved button-up top, something luxurious-looking, in a solid color, made from a fabric that wouldn’t wrinkle the moment I set eyes on it — and with the option to customize. You know, minor guidelines.
Eventually I found the Dreamy PJ Set from Mark and Graham ($99), with monogramming available for an extra $9.50.
Spending over $100 on pajamas is inherently sort of ridiculous, but these are beyond cute, very comfortable, and make going to bed feel like a luxury experience. They are a significant step up from the ratty college T-shirts I sleep in most of the time. Best of all, they let me live out all my fancy lady fantasies.
In these pajamas, I no longer fall asleep with my contacts in or drop my iPhone on my face after too much late-night Candy Crush. Instead, I make a conscious decision to go to bed instead of crashing — talk about extravagant. In these pajamas, I’m into face masks and jazz music and scented candles that smell like champagne. I even meditated once.
My great success with the PJs has me eyeballing all sorts of further Mark and Graham products that could help me in my quest for the ultimate luxurious lifestyle. The Women’s Suede Slippers ($69)? A Dreamy Robe ($89) to match the pajamas? The Silk Eye Mask & Neck Wrap Set ($79)? Imagine the possibilities.