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Who Knew Hugh Hefner was Such a Trendsetter?

Hef 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 is forcing 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.’ Uhh, since when is scrapbooking cool or cutting edge?

Back to the PJ controversy:

  pajama day school dress code
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 
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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…
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    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!
xoDale

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50 comments on “Who Knew Hugh Hefner was Such a Trendsetter?
  1. Rhe Beep says:

    I enjoy the PJ trend. I just can’t be that casual in public! haha. I don’t think I would be bothered by it if I had a kid.

    Rhe
    rhestyle.com

  2. Girlie Blogger says:

    As long as they get school work done, it doesn’t bother me at all. Kids will always be kids, and they SHOULD be kids. They have plenty of time to dress up when they enter the professional world, so why rush the process?

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

  3. CottonCandyINK says:

    OMG i think i started this trend, lol i did this about 13 −14 years ago when i was in the 8th grade!!! i got in trouble and was send home lol

  4. Montes Y Mills says:

    I think the pj trend it is soooo sloppy!

    http://www.montesYmills.com

  5. inmyhansonshirt says:

    I think PJs in public can be cute sometimes, but I would never do it! Also, I didnt know that about Facebook….why, oh why do they feel the need to change things when everyone is happy?
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

  6. Val - A Cleaner Closet says:

    Youth is a great time for horrific (in my view) sartorial choices. If you get them out of your system early, then great…and if not, then at least you discovered your style early, I guess! :)

    acleanercloset.blogspot.com

  7. mojomade says:

    Haha… Have you seen the Hugh Hefner documentary?? On Playboy… Very cool!
    PS… Can;t say I’d do the PJs thing in public but when I’m writing new music and designing at home – I’m a PJs gal all day hehe xx

    ❤ from Australia,
    Morgan xx

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  8. If they felt comfortable going to school in pjs I’d let them, you can’t stop a child being creative with their clothing! :)

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  9. Jay says:

    Hmmm, some of those PJs look tacky, but then again, they’re sooooooooooo comfy…..

  10. penelope_amor says:

    Pj’s should be worn in bed, in the house and to Walmart at 3am *guilty*… those are the only 3 acceptable places. I couldn’t let my kids go to school in Pj’s *smh*

  11. Disturbed Style says:

    Great photos! I love it :)

  12. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) says:

    HAHA Dale! Let’s get Heff for this! I hate this trend. Wear them in your house. HAHA
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  13. MikalaFashion by Kalina says:

    great :)

  14. Antonella C'est moi says:

    LOVE YOUR BLOG, VERY VERY CUTE!!FOLLOW ME ON GOOGLE FRIENDS AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU BACK <3
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  15. Bobbi says:

    I HATE it when people wear their pj’s in public!
    It does look like our youth is giving up and becoming sloppy and the bad thing is we’re letting them! When I have kids, you’ll never see them out in public in jammies, I can guarentee it.

    Hef only wears his pj’s at the house, when he’s in public, he’s in normal clothes.

  16. The Photographer says:

    Pro-tip : Don’t try wearing pj’s to jury duty. Trust me.

  17. Fifth N Sixth Closet says:

    I’m not a fan of wearing actual Pj’s in public but I do love the PJ trend!

  18. Jessica Rowe {The Aestate} says:

    I don’t get it because dressing nicely doesn’t take much extra effort and pjs aren’t that much more comfortable.

  19. CameronPoe2409 says:

    I think the PJ trend has been over in the UK in Liverpool for years now. It’s soo funny, I don’t know how they can keep awake to study!xx

  20. Kavery says:

    I’ve seen a lot of editorials on PJ’s but to get out in public in mine would take a lot!

  21. xoxo, dania says:

    hahaha this is such a fun post!!

    http://xoxo-carolinalove.blogspot.com

  22. Anne says:

    hehe funny pics :)

    greetings from
    http://annesfashionlove.blogspot.com/

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  24. Zaya says:

    I have yet to get the “change to timeline” announcement from Facebook. I’m hoping to be one of the last ones. Before, when Facebook made changes, I didn’t exactly mind any of them. However, this timeline thing is just whole another mess and I’m not sure how I will feel about it once I’m forced to change to it.

    About the PJs, I agree with the anti-pj-in-public side. It does look sloppy and shows a “giving up” attitude. However, I’m a big fan of solid neutral colored yoga pants. I’m a college student, so I find them perfect to throw on with a t-shirt when I head to an early am class.

    ❤ zayasmiles

  25. Antonella C'est moi says:

    I FOLLOW YOU SWEETIE..:)
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  26. yiqin; says:

    i dont like this trend :x

  27. Mary Manaila says:

    Haha, fun post!!! :)I was wondering if you’d like to check my blog and/or follow. If you do so, please let me know so I can also follow you on Google Friend Connect.

    Love, Mary
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  28. Rachel {Da Paura ♥} says:

    Hilarious! I think these kids are going to feel dumb later in life when they see these photos — but I suppose that’s what the awkward age is for, right? :)

    x
    Rachel

  29. Amy On The Go says:

    Oh dear, keep the PJ’s for the home lol.

  30. simplychic says:

    i LOVE PJ’s, but sheesh not to wear outside. i’m not into this trend at all…

  31. Sara says:

    I love PJ’s but only indoors

  32. Dale – you are so sweet to mention my little PJ story! Ha! :-)
    So couple things:
    1) I kinda lost a little respect for Demi Moore…especially after hearing that her daughter was in the house when it happened. Who does that?!
    2) Pajamas are for bed. Even then, most stylish people I know don’t even wear cotton PJs to bed! I think this is a push by lazy people everywhere to make their common way of dressing socially acceptable. I am not believing the hype! lol!

    Fun post girl! Hope you’re having a great weekend…
    XO – Marion

  33. DaphYin says:

    Wearing PJ’s to school… wow that’s a funny trend!

    http://daphyin-makeupisart.blogspot.com

  34. Emmett Katherine says:

    yikes, i’m not a fan of pj pants outside of the house on anyone! It looks so sloppy, like you cant be bothered to even try anymore!!!

  35. SadeeStyle says:

    All girls are looking gorgeous
    awsome post you have very intresting blog
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  36. JustPatience says:

    I believe, you feel as good as you dress. personally I think I wont feel good in PJs.

    http://www.justpatience.com

  37. Rocker Chic says:

    Dale,

    I really don’t mind the trend since I did this once or twice in college.

  38. Ali says:

    I just don’t reallly.. I don’t know, I don’t feel as confident and ready to face the day in something like that compared to an actual outfit. I can understand the occassional day where you don’t want to dress up (hello, early morning college classes!) but this just seems ridiculous.

  39. Call me M says:

    Ok, I know that PJs can be really comfortable, but going to school in them is not nice! I would never let my kid (if I had one) to go to school wearing his PJs, and I would never drive my kid to his school wearing mine. No, no, NO!!!
    On another not, I want to thank you for commenting on my blog!

  40. Gillie says:

    I personally wouldn’t wear PJs to school but I don’t think it’s the schools place to tell them whether or not they can wear PJ pants, great post!

    xo Gillie

  41. Shawna Hynes says:

    Definitely very anti the PJ’s in public look, nor am I big on sweatpants anywhere outside of yoga or the gym! As for your note on facebook Timeline, thanks for sharing the info. I didn’t realise it was becoming mandatory & was hoping not… not a fan of the clutter or easier access to creeping my history 5 years ago!

    <3 Shawna
    http://serpentinestreets.blogspot.com

  42. One Stiletto At A Time says:

    It does look very lazy and sloppy especially on the older kids

  43. Mimi says:

    i don’t mind if someone decides to wear pjs to school, but i personally wouldn’t do that, haha. ;) and what is up with facebook and that timeline?! i don’t like it at all. :/

    <3, Mimi
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  44. The doll on fashion says:

    Wow i’m pretty shocked by this – kids in England wouldn’t get away with this at all, everyone wears uniform from the age of 12 onwards.

    It looks so lazy – fine for a special PJ day but thats all!

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, I hope you stop by again soon!

    The doll on fashion

  45. Lorena says:

    With so many spectacular clothes out there that you can wear – and you want to show up in pjs… just a waste of time. Zero class.

  46. blue roses says:

    i am not a fan of pajama bottoms, but, no doubt, hugh knows what is hot and what is not; he has been around for ages. that being said, his choice of “lady” companions the past, oh, 25 years or so leaves something to be desired.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  47. I would never allow my son to go anywhere in PJ’s. EVER!!! It doesn’t bother me that others do it I guess but seriously??? WTF right? wearing them in your bedroom and take them off before going out in public please!!! :)) (just saying.)

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

  48. strī-linga says:

    pj’s aren’t very appropriate, but they’re soooo cosy :)

  49. Rainy Days and Lattes says:

    Crazy! While PJS are super comfy to wear, they belong NOWHERE other than at home! :p It looks ridiculous outside!

  50. Aquí says:

    Yeah, I’m just not into it. I’m all for bagging, loose fitted clothing but the PJ thing is still tacky to me. Maybe I would feel different if they were Prada or something. Fun meeting you today!

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