Cats Pajama Pajamas

by Leandra Medine
February 3, 2012
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Following a brief but important look at the sort of mind boggling success stories of the U.S market, you can file Forever Lazy under weird voids we didn’t know existed–here’s an obligatory note about taking the innerwear as outerwear trend far away from your neighborhood tailgate and giving it a real try. Yes, it’s been done, several times, but what’s once more in the grand scheme of socially acceptable comfort?  Now, while the title at hand may read anti-climactic–there are no actual pajamas printed with cats wearing pajamas, there are stripes and polka dots.

And…that’s the cats pajamas! Behold, silk blue and white stripes, black and gold polka dots. These are special pants. I found them at a vintage shop in Venice Beach last month. They’re Christian Dior a la 1970 and embody the perfect length of high waist, leg slit, palazzo, and sheerness. I guess that’s the thing about vintage: in a world where ultimately nothing is new, taking a trend to its source will likely always render satisfying.

I call this one: happy as a clam. Do also note the two tone metallic flamingo loafers on foot. No detail went spared in an effort to role play. And with all the research manifesting about the side effects of spending too much time seated–here’s a photo to encapsulate what mankind may look like should we find ourselves in a world where standing desks become the norm:

Equipment blouse, vintage Christian Dior pants, Del Toro x Man Repeller loafers, DANNIJO necklace. 

Sleeping, not just for bedtime. Sleepwear, not just for sleep. See: The Row, Karen Walker, Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Stubbs & Woottons’s entire business plan. It’s an organic chain reaction.

All photos by Naomi Shon.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05698140547900050120 PurplesPrettier

    I'm all about sleepwear as daywear. Mostly because it enables me to fall asleep at my place of employment… Those CD pants are bananas, btw.

    However, not sure how this trend translates to the red carpet, a la Rachel Roy… Unless you want to nap on the red carpet. In which case she might be onto something… Thoughts?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02824524874200682394 Prim and Polished
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05866761899466707102 Shini

    That last pic, EPIC.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14841674716381885256 NICOLE

    lolol love this… last picture is quite funny

    http://www.theavenuea.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07754771070155843910 WearAbouts

    those loafers are gorggg….forever lazys are boss, girl! <3
    Rory
    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    CHICTOPIA

  • http://leavesyouwantingmore.blogspot.com Leaves you wanting more

    We can be repell men even when we sleep! Sounds goood. And looks gooood.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13472600875442879190 Pearl D’souza

    Girl,You are amazeballs!!
    I'm all for sleepwear wearing during daytime or nighttime or anytime :P

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥

    fabulous print mix!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07279516877124783976 Mackenzie

    love the flowy pants!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16542317510022502031 Styling Black

    these prints are amazinggg

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    Loves it.

    Collections

  • http://www.peoplewearfashion.com isaobeso

    Those are awesome loafers you've designed!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16068572636867244753 Jess

    Hi Leandra, I love close to Venice Beach. Which vintage shop? xx

    visit my blog and share an embarrassing party story and thoughts on accessories.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09195759415014094540 Style By Cesca

    I recently started wearing pyjama tops underneath blazers. I love the style!

    http://www.stylebycesca.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    man repelling in pj this season is definitely a must, love what you ve done here with the striped shirt and these printed pants

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/
    x

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com molliee

    obsessed! love the look and your fearlessness!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11701982951282476485 diana kang

    the last picture is just awesome xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10941820965702663952 B.Weber

    I love the pants! I need to go to venice beach now and look for goodies too!

    HauteStandards

  • http://eclecticuniform.typepad.com Lawrence

    Such a manrepeller piece ahahha

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  • http://www.manrepeller.com Leandra

    Miss Vintage!

  • http://www.msdollydecorator.com MSDOLLYDECORATOR

    consider me repelled. love the find, like my vintage fendi shift I can't not wear b/c it's fendi, but maybe I really shouldn't ;)

    XX.dd

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10418547238996143646 YoUngLiNgToN

    that is so sweet for a good and long sleeping.

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  • http://stylecroissant.blogspot.com/ STYLE CROISSANT

    Thank you for that great outfit inspiration, I'm thinking of getting the Rag&Bone; pajama shirt, I can't get it out of my head !! And I'm actually thinking of going out in my actual pajamas since it's so damn cold here ! brrr

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14531946171530002182 Mary

    That pajama look is so you!) style with sense of humor!Great!

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

  • Genevieve

    A whole new meaning to "bed that girl"…

    Man Repeller- just saw this on yahoo news, couldn't resist sharing: http://screen.yahoo.com/the-thread-5-outfits-guys-secretly-hope-you-ll-wear-27943129.html you've turned most of these propellers into repellers, except the jersey? Super Bowl Sunday is going to be a big day.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13611263475142725203 pjlatte

    Love this outfit! equipment makes the best blouse!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07060081602614712066 Silly little jokes

    I like these trends, pajamas and a mix of printed, perfect !

  • Anonymous

    like your comment about wearing vintage to take trends to their source

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01321688876180838093 Ría
  • http://wwww.modelovers.com modelovers

    Great Pics! You have a great view!

    Tanja

    http://www.modelovers.com

  • Anonymous

    bananas? stfu

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04279567464751008383 Ines Naouali

    haha love those pants! They look super comfy. Might need to snag one! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01270928274656422504 Leira Zetroc

    Man, I've been seeing this pajama trend everywhere! I've actually been thinking of how I can wear these purple silk pajama pants I have as a daywear piece too…

    And about that statement you said,

    "I guess that's the thing about vintage: in a world where ultimately nothing is new, taking a trend to its source will likely always render satisfying." So true!

    http://thequietspaces.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15037990856185460889 Yuka
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10004845024706269327 Amberly

    I love your balcony pics! You have a great view of the city!

    Amberly,
    asliceofglam.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03111435323808384669 The Vintage Scene

    Put a leather jacket over that outfit and you're good to go grocery shopping for organic mangos.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17745729950732625003 Piel del Cosmos

    those loafers are really cute!

    http://pieldelcosmos.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01885854816183482154 Rachael

    Do you think I can get away with my purple PJs with random dogs all over them as day wear or is that taking a trend too far? ; ) Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07682103959878375756 Jacqueline

    Good job! You know what would be funny as hell? Doing one of your outfit posts as a video! I so want to see that! ;)

    xoxo, Jacqueline

    Mannequin de Vitrine

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    Love this outfit! equipment makes the best blouse!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06377643620394466150 nonnapuffo

    Amusing and lovely post!
    kisses from your follower! ♡
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15901568084463124376 matchalattewardrobe

    Sweet AND repelling!
    I'm really considering nightwear for tops… an so into loafers/slippers!

    http://matchalattewardrobe.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06231964063683910860 Marika

    amazing outfit!!! i love del toro's loafers are amazing!!!
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    xoxo Marika

  • Anonymous

    a true visionary

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00236420927448153039 Nuar

    What a find, those vintage Dior pants!! Very nice! And talking about scenes from the working life, this pajamas trend could prove to be a great alternative to the casual Friday's basics!
    XOXO from BsAs, María José
    http://nuarbarcat.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05659796932666602271 Carolina Sundell

    I love that type of pajama-pant! Stunning location for the photo.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03314846709272554358 Annie

    haha I simply love to read your blog! these shoes are freakin fantastic!

    X. Annie
    anniewear.de

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09804494595250636755 Stilgeist

    You got style – no question! I love your blog. The way you handle colours, pattern and designs is amazing.
    I'm impressed by your sense for style and aesthetics!
    Therefore I'll ask you to check out my art and living-designs, since your opinion seems to me kind of universal and general.

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  • Anonymous

    one of my fav of your outfits!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841237588940938787 Lydia

    I found the best red pajama pants thrifting today, and can't wait to make them daytime attire.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07466164731917170685 Natalie

    Loving the pants!
    Natalie x
    Trying To Make Fetch Happen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02951349011548151895 Incognito

    I went to Milan a few days and slept at a friend's house, a flatmate lent me a pajama pants and I swear I would have robbed them to wear them with my Dr.Martens it was the perfect match ! I wasn't aware of this trend of wearing innerwear as outerwear but reading your post today I was just like : Does Leandra Medine read my thoughts ?

    Thanks for sharing !

    Shug'A'Very from Incognito

    http://www/.thinkincognito-eng.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01199101090365438639 Fiafafia

    This trend is crazy and weird! :D
    I guess I'd rather get the hype around it in springtime but not now..
    But I really like the way you styled it! :)
    xx

  • Anonymous

    Continuing with the Australasian designer and Pajama theme …

    http://www.karenwalker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/016.jpg

  • http://www.dressedwell.co.uk Dressed Well

    Loving the pants!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11068517127745828244 Seeking Style

    Oh how I wish pajamas were socially acceptable.. I would never change haha

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15735237818956948072 Alejandra Palestino

    I hate you! Even pajamas look good on you!!!!

    HATE YOU! <3

    http://thelookedover.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07650587056374483559 Mr. Taylor and his Lady

    you are too ridiculous girl. i'm going to be using the phrase "man repellar" from now on, even if i'm married. ha
    and i just stumbled upon your blog through a youtube clip for blu fly. honestly, i'm just going to pretend like we are best friends because you're pretty awesome. just saying.
    xo TJ

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