While I love the sun, I also love sleeping! Winter means cold nights and I realised my warm pajamas are old sweats. Oops. #realtalk But instead of getting some cheap flannels, I’m looking into some eco-friendly materials such as 100% cotton, bamboo, cashmere and silk. Below are some things currently on their way to me...
I'm constantly trying to find a way to warm up, especially in the winter. That means I usually bury myself in blankets... which end up on the ground during the night as I move around. Uncomfortable and ill-fitting pyjamas are the worst; I hate itchy material and have had a few sets of pj's that are just that... and it doesn't allow for a good night sleep.
Wool makes me itchy, and I'm picky about flannel (it has to be super soft in order for me to like it). Eco-friendly bamboo fibres do not irritate the skin (hooray, because mine is sensitive) and also wicks away any moisture! Protip for the summer: lightweight fabrics made from bamboo, linen, lightweight cotton are all materials with moisture-wicking properties. I'll be getting the set (pants here, shirt here) in "cloud pink." The problem with my current pj's is that I don't feel cute in them (especially since they're old sweats) - these give a feminine twist on the classic men's style pyjamas.
Another similar style of pyjama's (my favourite style, to be honest) is made of cotton sateen. This one comes in an ivory color with black piping, another "classic" color (the others being black/white and navy/white). I think this is also perfect for the winter where I need a little bit more of warmth. There's this 100% cotton one that is cute, too!
Sticking to the same style (I promise - I do have other styles I like for pyjamas... just a set one I prefer for long-sleeves/legs), this one is a buttery silk rose blush colour. If you couldn't tell, I like the colour pink. While the price tag can be hefty, I think it is worth it if you keep the pj's for a long time (and you should be able to since silk is a material that lasts long if taken care of) and it's nice to walk around in luxury with a pair of pure silk pyjamas. I once heard silk described as a “magical thermoregulator that can keep you warm when you’re cold and cool when you’re hot.” I'm willing to see if that's true or not! I already have a silk pillowcase which I love (and want to get a few more to rotate them) and am about to invest in a silk eye mask (which I will be taking everywhere with me).
Not pyjamas, but...
Am I the only one who loves their bedroom feeling like a hotel room? Bright white sheets, a gorgeous headboard (working on that), a soft but firm mattress, and a comfortable pillow. We recently got an investment piece (a quilt) for our bed, and I'm hoping to get better sheets to match since we got ours for cheap... and they show.
Made from 100% Organic Bamboo Lyocell, these are said to feel silky smooth and feathery soft. Good! Because again, I'm really picky. Also if anyone has tips on keeping organic materials white (like, burn-my-retinas-white), I'd appreciate it! The problem we have with our current synthetic ones is that they turn a dull white (they look constantly dirty) or have some orange tinge to them? Before you say anything, this is not due to any fake tanning stuff I use (I rarely do).
It seems like everyone in the British colonies loves hot water bottles! I can't stand the plastic smell-- and knowing how harmful that plastic is to not only myself but the planet. I want the warmth without the bad impact... so an organic wheatbag has come to the rescue! You can both chill/freeze these and warm them up, so they are perfect for all the seasons. Wheatbags can also come in many scents (or none at all) and so I chose a calming organic lavender. So excited to snuggle up with it during the cold nights (since my husband flip-flops between being very cold himself OR being very hot).
These are a few of the things I'll be picking up this winter!
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