The Full Flannelette

Happy Sunday blog peeps!!

Unfortunately Gossamer Wings has been on a 2 week hiatus but we are now back in full swing. The reason for my absence from the interweb was that I went away last weekend to Kangaroo Valley with my closest friends. Lovely trip! But this girls getaway got me seriously thinking about something I’ve been trying to suss out for a while now. That being … full flannelette pyjamas!

You know the ones. The full length top and pants, matching print, flannelette pyjamas combo. When we are young, little and cute, we all love to get decked out in our flanny pj’s in winter. They cover all the bases you could ask for in pyjamas. High cuteness factor, tick. Snuggly soft and comfy, tick. Keep you warm from the cold, tick.

However as we get into our teens, we become ever more aware of what is ‘cool’ and what is ‘not cool’. I don’t know about you but prancing around in full flanny pj’s at year 10 school camp was deemed NOT cool at my school. So a lot of us, as we age, become too cool for school, and too cool for the full flanny. The pants alone were apparently still cool, but the full set was phased out of the bedtime wardrobe.

At least, this is what I thought …

It appears that there has been a secret society of flannelette pyjama wearers hiding under my nose for the past 10 years! Other than one of my very best friends who I know has been a lifetime supporter, I have never come across anyone else who still rocks the full matching set flannelette pyjamas in their twenties. I always would have a chuckle with her about how she was one of the only twenty-something’s who still tried to pull off this look. In an attempt to show her the sleepwear time warp she was stuck in, I did what any other person would do in this situation. I turned to Facebook! I put it to all the Facebooker’s out there and asked if anyone still wore a set of full flannelette pyjamas to bed.

Well well, to my surprise, I had about 20 replies of people sharing their love for wearing the full flanny pj’s as well. All of these self confessed flanny wearers are amazingly accomplished and sociable people in their 20’s, and they proudly own the fact that when they get into bed at night they are wearing matching cupcake patterned (or car patterned, there were male responders too) full set pj’s. Most of the comments behind the reason for still donning the full pj set to bed were that they keep you warm and their patterns are ‘fun and cute’. The practicality and adorable prints now seem to overshadow the dorky stigma that was previously attached to this bed wear in our teens.

Insanity! Have I just been totally out of the loop when it comes to bed wear trends? Is being a flannelette pyjama lover something that people don’t usually confess? OR is it an up and coming returning trend that I have uncovered?

Please tell me, can you confess to being a full flannelette pj lover? Or do you still think that they are for little kids and grandpa’s?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a sudden urge for a Peter Alexander spree.

In the spirit of Autumn

Greetings Gossies!! (I just made that up on the spot. Can you tell?)

Since my last post, I’ve been thinking not only about what to do in this wretched cold weather, but also about how well my current wardrobe is going to fare now that the seasons are a-changing. I really need to go on a spree and stock up on some winter woolies. My friends and I whinge to each other about this conundrum every year as the warmer months turn into a winter wonderland. But we all agree that until we can scrounge up enough cashola to go on wanted spree, we need to make do with what we’ve got.

With the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week hitting the town of Sydney this week, what better motivation and inspiration is there to conjure up new ideas and exciting ways to wear your old clothes and accessories. I stumbled across some amazing tutorials on Youtube by Liberty London who show us great techniques in wearing scarves. As I always say (write), scarves are the gateway item to the changing seasons. Well okay, I don’t always say (write) that. But I’ve always thought it! Check out the wizardry :