ef has been lounging in his robe for decades, and now Puffin’s trend of wearing ‘PJ’s in public’ has caught fire in schools nationwide. Before I delve into Spongebob jammies in Chemistry class, have you noticed some of this week’s news stories have been like one big Freaky Friday?
First, TMZ reported Demi Moore’s hospitalization a couple days ago was caused after she had a seizure from doing whip-its. Maybe I’m naive, but I just assumed people of all ages were over inhalants after that super disturbing Intervention episode with Allison-the-huffer. The only thing I want a whip cream can dispensing is some fluffy goodness on top of my Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha.
And now the cherry on top; Facebook
everyone to change their profile to the new “Timeline”
format within weeks! Once you see the announcement on your account, you’ll have 7 days
to do some major social media spring cleaning before your old photos and status updates are resurrected to the top of your NEW
cluttered page. Zuckerberg and crew are touting the timeline profile as a ‘virtual scrapbook
, since when is scrapbooking cool or cutting edge?
Back to the PJ controversy:
Some parents and teachers don’t mind, while some administration is furious teens are wearing PJ’s to school and want to ban the trend. One teacher & fellow fashion blogger, Marion
in Denver, was even asked one day if she was wearing PJ’s by a 1st grader. Photo from this article on Babble.com
I heard retailers were marketing their PJ’s & casual trends big time lately. I decided to do a little research and went to a place I haven’t been in nearly a decade: ABERCROMBIE & FITCH.
I found they’re not pushing PJ’s per se in the kids section, but sweatpants & yoga pants are everywhere! They have four different styles of sweatpants for girls: skinny, super skinny, classic banded and boyfriend.
There’s an announcement on the A&F girl’s sweatpant page
that says: “For the first time ever, sweatpants aren’t just for hanging out or working out. There’s no place you can’t go because they look so cute with absolutely everything.” Hmmm…
This photo is from Glendale School district in Wisconsin. The “Fashion & Furnishings” class sewed their own PJ pants a couple months ago and showed them off one day in school.
Some parents and administration are upset kids are rolling out of bed and coming to school in pajama pants claiming it looks “sloppy” and is a sign children are “giving up.” I remember loving ‘pajama day’ in junior high. I also clearly remember classmates rolling into lectures late in pajama pants when I went to college at Chico State. Plus, teens are always going to push the envelope and silly fashion boundaries. The PJ popularity will pass, hopefully soon, and it’s better than 7th graders showing up to campus dressed like Snooki.
Does this trend bother you and would you let your son or daughter go to school in PJ’s?
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Have a great weekend!