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Wear, Watch, Want #68: The Double Nightgown Down Under Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #68: The Double Nightgown Down Under Edition

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Wear: Total Comfort Seamless Nightgown

I used to wear nightgowns. Then I got a dog and I had to take him out to pee and one cold, Midwestern winter night I took my little puppy out wearing naught but a tiny nightie, Ugg boots, and a puffy Northface jacket... and got locked out of the house. I had to go over to my neighbor's house and knock on the door in my ridiculous ensemble, my tiny dog wrapped in my coat for warmth, and ask to use the phone so I could call my mom, who had a spare key to my house. Then I had to sit on my wonderful neighbor's couch (again, in the most ridiculous getup) and wait for my mom to get to my house with the key. I have slept in a three piece suit every night since. 

But now I live in a house with a backyard, and I can simply open the back door and let the dog out at any time of night. No worries about running into a neighbor who wants to chat for 20 minutes, no concerns about locking the door behind me. Sometimes I let the dog out and I'm not even wearing pants. It's glorious. And I'm back to my nightgown lifestyle. This one from Target is unbelievably soft and long enough to cover your butt, but not so prim and covered that you feel like you're going to sleep in the 17th century. It also has built in (removable) bra cups so if you are like me and you get in your PJs at 5pm but still need to take the trash cans out or answer the door for a delivery, you can do so without making a show of it. 

Watch: Nanette

If you are even a part-time denizen of the internet you have read the rave reviews of Nanette, Hannah Gadsby's recent Netflix standup special. Gadsby performs a special wherein she examines her habit of self-depreciation, the effect her comedy has had on how she perceives her own life events, and how she's decided to quit comedy all together. I'm not going to rehash what's been said much more articulately elsewhere, but the accolades are well earned and Nanette is well worth a watch. What I haven't seen mentioned is that Hannah Gadsby has a large role in Please Like Me. If you are anything like me, she is in fact your favorite part of Please Like Me (I wrote about Please Like Me here). After watching the series I was desperate to find more Hannah Gadsby but unfortunately I live in America and there just wasn't much available to me apart from the odd snippet on YouTube. I hadn't heard anything about Nanette, but I saw Hannah Gadsby Netflix special and I was immediately thrilled, and then even more excited when I saw the praise from US viewers. My point is, if you have seen Nanette and want MORE Hannah Gadsby, you can reverse engineer what I did and watch Please Like Me.  

Want: Total Comfort Seamless Nightgown... Again

Listen, I love this nightgown so much that I want it in every color and pattern. I have the black one and the green one, but what I really want is the blue one

Buy Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mini Size and Get Glam for Less Green

Buy Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mini Size and Get Glam for Less Green

Make your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa With a Few Plastic Bottles and a Paint Pen

Make your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa With a Few Plastic Bottles and a Paint Pen