I know that one of the first things that people say you should do if you’re working from home is to get up and get dressed, just like you would if you were going to work in an office. I get it, but that will never be me. Every time I watch a TV show, I can’t believe that there are people who hang out wearing clothes in their own houses. I am firmly on #TeamPJs. Especially since I’m sitting all the time – the thought of wearing jeans that are digging into my waistband all day is not something that I’m remotely interested in.
However, now that I’m working from home every day, I’m also understanding that in some cases, I want something in between pajamas and “real clothes.” Because my Gap pajamas might be cute and cozy, but it’s not quite the right look for a Zoom call with my supervisor and coworkers.
I’ve never really been a t-shirt person – the usually don’t fit me right, and are either too loose and baggy or too tight on my feeding tube. But I immediately set out to search (online, of course!) for the perfect working from home, lounging in t-shirt. Something soft, and stretchy, and definitely not tight… but something that also wouldn’t look sloppy if I had a video call. So basically, something that feels like pajamas, but isn’t. And also, something not too expensive, because I probably won’t be wearing this much outside my house.
I found these lounge t-shirts from Nordstrom, and they fit all my requirements perfectly. They are lightweight, and SO soft and comfortable, but definitely looks more like I’m wearing a shirt rather than pajamas. And I think if you wanted, you could totally wear them out in the “real world” when we’re able to do that again. I bought the black and the blue versions, but I’m tempted to get the pink one, too – especially since it’s only $20.
If you do decide to pick one up for yourself, the only thing I will note is to be patient with shipping! Understand that the delay means that Nordstrom has procedures in place to keep their warehouse workers protected. Maybe this pandemic will be what it takes for me (and the rest of the world) to work on our patience.