We’re thrilled to introduce you to our guest blogger, Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam, and her down‐to‐earth (and often hilarious) view of motherhood. We love reading about her busy life as a mom, author, lifestyle blogger and in today’s post—advocate of all‐day pajamas. Take it away, Jordan….
In Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All and my new book, Carrying On: Style, Beauty, Décor (and More) for the Nervous New Mom, I talk about things like how to handle judgment about your parenting style, relationship upheavals, and post‐baby intimacy issues. I tell stories about marriage‐destroying Ikea trips, epic fashion disasters, and a series of unfortunate adventures in home ownership.
And I also talk a lot about style: specifically, the fact that when I became a mother whatever it was that I had been doing before (which involved a lot of very, very high heels and dry‐clean‐only shirts) did a full 180. Sure, I still get dressed in actual clothing but only when I absolutely have to. (And going to the grocery store, in my opinion, is not an “actual clothing”‐requiring situation; pajamas are a totally acceptable for a run to Trader Joe’s. Or a trip to the mall. Or a playdate at my friend’s house. Whatever, being a mother is exhausting and the energy required to put on jeans is sometimes the last straw.)
Since I not only have two very small children running around, destroying things as often and as well as they can, but also work from home (I write daily about parenting, fashion, beauty and décor on RamshackleGlam.com, and have a new book coming out next spring), there are many, many days when what I wear when I woke up is what I am still wearing when the day comes to an end. (At which point I typically put on the aforementioned “actual clothes” so that my husband doesn’t think I’ve been sitting around in my pajamas all day.)
Pajamas are the best; I think we can all agree on that; I even have an entire section in Carrying On devoted to my intensive study of how, exactly, to wear pajamas out in public and get away with it (it’s easy; you basically just wear them and ignore anyone who gives you weird looks). But pajamas are even better when they’re extremely cute, as opposed to the hole‐y leggings that you bought during your sophomore year of college and have worn approximately 1,948,256 times in the years since (although those have their virtues, too).
What I’m wearing in these photos are a few of my favorite picks from Soma, and in celebration of Mother’s Day, Soma is offering 10 winners a $100 Soma gift card, as well as signed copies of both of my books – click here to enter.
P.S. In case my husband is reading this…well, that’s unfortunate, because now he knows that I change my clothes five seconds before he walks through the door in a blatant attempt at deception. But on the bright side, he also now gets to see something that I’m much more inclined to share with him, which is my list of Mother’s Day gift picks.
You can also check out Soma’s entire Mother’s Day shop here; it’s full of cozy, pretty things you can wear around the house (which is where you want to be anyway). Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Go ahead and wear those pajamas all day long. You deserve it.