Pyjamas in Public | Smash the Fashion Rules

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I keep hearing anecdotally about more and more people appearing in public wearing their pyjamas.  This makes me recoil in horror, as this is one of my steadfast fashion rules.  No Pyjamas in Public!

That was until Sussan blew my mind with their absolutely stunning designer sleepwear collection, Annelise for Sussan.

I was delighted to receive an Annelise for Sussan Vintage Floral PJ set and matching robe.  Yes, lucky lucky me!

Firstly, I tied the sash in my  hair as a hairbow, and then tried on the lovely PJ top.  As I was snapping an Instagram photo, it occurred to me that I would actually wear these pyjamas in public.  Another Smash the Fashion Rules post was born!


Sussan Pyjamas in Public


Pyjamas in Public | At the Beach

Pyjamas in Public

Sussan | Hummingbird Chemise $39.95 | Band Detail Trilby $29.95

Target | Black & White Stripe Bikini Briefs $25 | Bandeau Bra $25 | Mox | Rubber flats in Blueberry

How pretty is this nightie with frilled straps and a delightful hummingbird print?  It works beautifully as a throw on summer beach dress, don’t you think?

Pyjamas in Public | Summer Sun Frocks


Pyjamas in Public

Sussan | Multi Spot Sleeveless Nightie $39.95 | Annelise Vintage Floral Chemise $49.95 | Distressed Monochrome Nightie $39.95

There are days in an Australian summer when it is just too hot to wear much at all.  How perfect are these little sun frocks?  Technically, they’re nighties, but if you don’t tell anyone, I don’t think they’d realise.  I’ll keep your secret!

Pyjamas in Public | Vintage Floral Tough Pretty

Pyjamas in Public

Sussan | Annelise Vintage Floral PJ Set $59.95 | Distressed Mid Denim Short $69.95

Target | Sami High Heel Clog Sandals $40 | Age of Intimacy | Indie Rose Just a Bow $10

I absolutely love this look.  This adorably pretty blouse is far too sweet to wear to bed.  It needs a much larger audience!  The Vintage Floral print is inspired by a vintage scarf found in a Parisian flea market.  That just makes me love it even more.  Add some tough to your pretty with some boyfriend cut offs and anchor your look with some bright leather wooden clogs.  Girl it up with an over the top hair bow.

Pyjamas in Public | Date Night Look

Pyjamas in Public

Sussan | Annelise Satin Bed Jacket $59.95 | Twiggy Split Night Wash Jean $89.95 | Aqua Multi Necklace $29.95

Target | Melba Cross Front Heels $40

This adorable lace and satin bed jacket is retro cute of the highest order.  Just perfect for breakfast in bed, but I think it’s also be the show pony piece of an amazing date night outfit.  Add some dark wash skinny jeans and a simple tank as a fab base.  Statement heels and a colourful bejewelled necklace and you’re good to go!

Pyjamas in Public | Dressed Up Harem Pants

Pyjamas in Public


Sussan | Paisley Harem PJ Pant $39.95 | Crinkle Metallic Tank $59.95 | Whimsical Summer Vest $99.95

Target | Limited Editions Sarah Pointed Leather Pumps $79

Pyjamas in Public | Just Say No

Pyjamas in Public


This is how NOT to wear pyjamas in public.  Late Sunday afternoon, Boyo and I were watering the garden and holding a handball tournament.  All went well until Boyo accidentally watered me.  I changed into my beloved Peter Alexander I Love Zombies pyjama pants, a Big Four Oh My Gods birthday present from the Welshman.

A few hours later, I remembered the DVD that required returning, so we grabbed it and jumped in the car.  It wasn’t until I was parking that I realised what I was wearing.  Yes, that’s right.  Pyjamas in public!  Luckily, the park I managed to score meant Boyo could walk mere metres to return the DVD and my faux pas wasn’t noticed!

Would you wear Pyjamas in Public?  It is so much fun to smash the fashion rules!

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  • Sonia - 3 December 2013 - 6.21 pm

    I think you may have cracked the fashion code right open with this one, Kim-Marie!
    The funny thing is, when I read the latest sleepwear email from Sussan I thought to myself, ‘those paisley harem pants would look really cute with a tank and jewelled sandals to wear to a BBQ’ – great minds!ReplyCancel

  • Claire - 3 December 2013 - 5.32 pm

    I remember (I’m very old) when Rachel from Friends made it popular to wear mens’ plaid PJ bottoms – it was my last year at school and all I could do was roll out of bed and just about brush my teeth before leaving the house, so it was perfect timing for me! These days, the only time I really wear PJs in public is if I’m very hungover and have run out of milk and assume no one looks closely at what’s under my coat at 8am on a Sunday morning!ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 4 December 2013 - 7.40 am

      I watched Friends religiously but I don’t remember that! Maybe I was scarred from my grunge years and wearing vintage men’s PJ tops with my ripped 501s and Doc Martens?!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mckenzie - 3 December 2013 - 1.53 pm

    Lovely i actually bought a very sweet nightie yesterday when i was supposed to be christmas shopping and my sons GF thought it was a dress so that is a maybe from me ,some PJ pants look like lovley soft pants.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 4 December 2013 - 7.39 am

      There you go – proof in action! Sometimes I feel like I’m wearing PJ pants when I’m wearing my soft printed pants!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki | Styling You - 3 December 2013 - 11.00 am

    Nice one Kim-Marie! Love the PJ top you’re wearing.ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 4 December 2013 - 7.39 am

      Thanks Nikki. It is made from the softest cotton voile and far too pretty to sleep in!ReplyCancel

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