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Etsomnia™ 136: Sleeping Around


How any children were conceived in the sixties is beyond me. If the wearer of this thing got pregnant, it could only be because her husband wanted her to take the blighted thing off.

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

We’re back in our Fire Island share this summer, so I’m in the need of pajamas. In the morning, when we all roll out of bed, we spend some time hanging around the living room, drinking coffee, unpacking the night before, and planning the day ahead. A good sleeping costume must be cool (we have no air conditioning), relatively decent (various people pass through the house), comfortable, and, above all, fun. If possible, it should also be flattering, but really the first four qualities far outweigh the garment’s attractiveness. It’s a tall order, I know. Good luck to me!

For more Etsy fun, check out all my weekly Etsomnia™ posts!

pj 1

If these weren’t too warm, they’d be just the thing! By the  always adorable BlamoToys

Very old Hollywood. Perfect for when you wake up in full hair and makeup

It’s not really that kind of house, but I’m a little tempted, just to see the looks on my friends’ faces…

Absolutely stunning, but everyone would tease me that I’d been living on the Upper East Side too long. By SarafinaDreams

Support our troops! By EGAClothing

pj 6

I’d be the envy of all my sister wives!

Fun fact: If you wear something this ugly in Fire Island, you can be arrested for assault.

Now we’re talking! By FengSway

There are definitely mornings when this would come in handy. By PaytonsInspiration

This adult-sized disaster should come with a nonplussed babysitter, a teddy bear, and a mandatory bedtime.

Woke up feeling like a frog in biology class? I’ll bet $50 Fireball was involved.

Do you think the discount applies to the robe or her hourly rate?

Send in the clowns… Don’t bother. She’s here.

Way too fancy for our humble, informal little FI house, but so stunning I want to wear them to dinner! By CarlaAndCarla

Even if I liked it (and I don’t), I’d worry someone would mistake me for a bath mat or a dish towel.

Beautiful and so reasonably priced! By greencotton

If I wore this, one or another housemate would immediately start calling me Maxi Mouse. That name would stick, too.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

45 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 136: Sleeping Around

  1. Former New Yorker here. (Always one in my heart.) I love this blog! Especially the snarky part!

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  2. This post made me laugh. Great read while having my morning coffee. I hope you have a wonderful day and keep on writing.

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  3. I kind of like the old Hollywood look–just not sure about the padded shoulders. I am sure whatever you choose, you should be able to pull off a killer look.


  4. I’ll go for fifth one

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  5. SarafinaDreams & CarlaAndCarla should both be worn out to a fancy restaurant in LA on a warm but not TOO warm night in June. Love this post. ~~dru~~

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  6. Bwahahahahaha you are too funny. N.

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  7. Sorry I misinterpret it. I’ll go with by Sarafina Dreams.

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  8. Well that frog one brings back memories, wish we could have had fireball . Enjoy your time on FI, it should be a blast.

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  9. My 10 year old son would love that unicorn onesie. I favour the “Upper East Side” set, I must admit. I hope you find something to fit all of your criteria. I love pyjamas and love being in my pyjamas so your experience of lounging around in pyjamas and relaxing in the mornings sounds like bliss.

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  10. That pastel tie dye by Green Cotton….. I’m pretty sure they should send you a commission. So lovely! And yes to the snark, it’s always the best part of the blog!

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  11. That sixties nightgown, hideous as it is, looks oh so comfortable. I’d sport it.

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  12. So many things I want to say right now…
    I will just focus on the soldier piece, um it doesn’t specify that it’s your husband/soldier, just a soldier… Being a prior army wife all I can think of is Barrack’s Rats… who slum the barracks on the weekend, are hidden in the under the bed as the sgt. does barracks checks., and do the walk of shame all the way from the room to the gate, and back to whatever hole they climbed out of. Not to mention, it’s not always safe. 3 women have been found in a pond behind my house while living on post in Fort Riley Kansas. That is my take on that.

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  13. You KNOW I want the unicorn PJs.

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  14. Love the kimono robe and the 30s look satin pajamas. But my biggest reaction was to the first flowered, zippered robe. It reminds me SO MUCH of the sort of robes my mother wore until the day she died; I actually got a little teary.

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  15. I love these so They really make me laugh

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