Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Famous Nightgown

So I mentioned in my last post about Audrey referring to my nightgown as "famous".  I'd like to think that this was because I looked smoking hot in a sexy nightie that had set tongues wagging amongst the neighbors, garbagemen, dog walkers, and bus drivers that are about when I get my paper in the morning.  But it probably has more to do with the fact that I've broken some kind of record for wearing it the most nights in a row without washing it.

Actually, I think it mostly has to do with the fact that Audrey picked it out for me.  She has been obsessed lately with everything that I wear, which as I wrote about in this post, is an extremely limited assortment of what could be loosely described as "clothes".  She asks me every single day where I got whatever top I'm wearing, as if she doesn't already know the answer because I've told her 10,000 times and I've only got 5 tops.

She was completely consumed with discussing every facet of a previous nightgown, so I thought it would be a good idea to have her pick out a new one for me.  Maybe if she was with me when I bought it we could dispense with the whole "where did you get it?" line of questioning.  Ha.  Good one.

Anyway, the last time we were in Target we headed for the p.j. department.  Her first choice was this hideous number...


...before I managed to talk her into a slightly less hideous one...



You didn't think I was really going to post pictures of myself in it, did you?  They look so much cuter in these pictures than on me it's not even funny.  On me it looks a 100 times more muumuu-ish.  It's that Nick and Nora brand which is meant to be sort of retro-kitschy, but on me it just looks like an old lady housecoat.  Remember those?  Dusters?  Model's coats?  No?  I'm old.

When my husband saw it, he said that I looked like Pat Nixon.  And just to dispel any confusion, he did not mean it as a complement.  Oh well.  It's hella comfy and Audrey is proud as a peacock  -- or should I say "ornate owl" -- to have had a hand in picking it out.  I guess that makes it famous enough.

28 comments:

  1. Darn. Wen I saw the post title, I really thought there were gonna be actual photos of the famous nightgown. Guess I'll have to settle for these ;-)

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  2. I am SOOO glad I have a son, and he has no interest in picking out my clothes!

    Though, your husband sounds like mine. I was getting dressed the other day and had on shorts and a bra, but no shirt yet. He smiles, puts his hands on my waist, kisses me, and says "I love your muffin top!" This he actually meant as a complement and didn't understand why he got yelled at. Hmmm, maybe HE is the one with Asperger's...

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  3. Glad you went with the 2nd one. The first one looks like the capes they use when they cut my 4yo's hair.

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  4. Zebras and big ass flowers. I wonder what the designer was thinking?

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  5. I can understand why Audrey was drawn to the first one... it looks like a kid's drawing! Glad you ended up with a comfy compromise.

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  6. I saw someone getting her mail in a housecoat the other day, so they must be available somewhere, if you really just want to totally give up and go down that road. hehe. You are way fancier than me just by having pj's. I usually just sleep in whatever tshirt I happened to throw on that day. Sexy, right?

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  7. Don't worry, I remember the housecoats you're talking about. Glad your famous nightgown is comfortable!

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  8. In my neighborhood, there's a young mom who walks her kid to the bus stop in her nightgown. And from sources at the scene, she is sans panties.

    Another couple smoked outside all the time in their chenille robes, even in the middle of the day.

    I think I need a new neighborhood.

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  9. lmfao!! i love them both!!!

    She is a riot. She reminds me so much of a girl in Tommy's social group (that we used to attend). I love reading about Audrey. Especially her texting. Tommy loves to text. He's take my phone and text his teacher that he would not be coming to school ever again..lol

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  10. At least it wasn't TinkerBell. My daughter has me in TInkerbell, Tweetie, Cinderella and Belle. I look like the worst walking advertisement for Disney, ever.

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  11. You can STILL GET dusters/housecoats/models coats at National mail order co. No, I am not going to answer how I know that. But, I do want to know why everyone wants to dress us ladies in stupid ugly childish prints and images of tweety and pooh!!!!!

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  12. Housecoats rule. I say that because I have pink nightie (not as famous) like the ones highlighted in your post. I'm working my way up to putting my hair in curlers with pink tape spit curls, wearing red lipstick that creeps up into my lip wrinkles, and carrying a highball with a twist.

    We are also living the obsession with my "Craft & Barrow" wardrobe and shoes (i.e. two pairs of flip flops). I'm with ya.

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  13. It's totally famous. I mean, you blogged about it, so now everyone who's anyone knows about this night gown. The very definition of fame, I'd say.

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  14. I'm going to get me a big ol' housecoat, with pockets, and wear it all day long. It's functional and comfortable and there's a place for my keys and phone.

    The first time your nightie gets blown over your shoulders you'll run out and join me in the housecoat revolution.

    Vive la housecoat!

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  15. OK, so you have no idea how much I needed cheering up just now & this totally did the trick!

    If the thing had snaps you would totally be my great aunt rocking her daily wear for the past umpteen years *yes, we're Italian and this is Italian grandma garb*. Do you have a bottomless coffee pot and a dusty plastic flower centerpiece in your kitchen?

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  16. You guys are biiiiiiiiig housecoat smack talkers. Let's see you put some $$ where your mouths are...

    http://www.blair.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=5306&parentCategoryId=2&categoryId=17&subCategoryId=0

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  17. HA! I *have* an ankle length housecoat. It's burgundy and it's polyester. It zips up the front. I'll be damned if I know WTF I was thinking when I bought it.

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  18. LOL. Housecoat + pink hair foam rollers = another great blog post!

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  19. I have ornate owls in the two piece version because it was the least HO-ish ensemble at good ol' target. I didn't even notice the owls until I wore it...eh.

    I know the housecoat well, my Grams had a closet full of them.

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  20. i remember house coats! My mom would change into hers as soon as we got home from errands. Even if it were 3, she'd put it on!

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  21. Screw the housecoat, I'm getting these

    http://www.blair.com/product/Womens/The-Value-Store/Intimates-Sleepwear/Nylon-Briefs/pc/2/c/577/sc/571/2360.uts

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  22. These are awesome. The zebras are cracking me up - glad you passed on those.

    Have you considered pajama jeans? I'm pretty sure you don't ever need to wear anything else.

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  23. Heck, just the fact that you wear a nightgown makes you fancier than me. I rock a t-shirt myself. Still think you should've posted the REAL famous nightgown.

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  24. hahahaha. . . pat nixon. . . oy.

    It's um. . . famous. Very famous.

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  25. Glad you went with the 2nd one. The first one looks like the capes they use when they cut my 4yo's hair.

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