Have you ever bought something only to find yourself thinking weeks or months later down the track, "what was I thinking?" For me, it was the pyjamas above. Before winter last year, back when I was pregnant and my belly was rapidly expanding, I realised I desperately needed some 'larger' PJs to see me through the winter months until I was due.
Wandering through Peter Alexander one day, the pattern above caught my eye. Its 'Nana-ish', floral fabric, resembled a cross stitch embroidered piece and lured me in. The pants were the 'wide-leg' style I've always found so comfortable and the top nice and baggy and accommodating for my bump. However, these PJs were SO not me. They were bright and loud and the complete opposite to the style of clothes I am normally drawn to.
Back at home when I put them on for the first time and said to Paul, "what do you think of my new pyjamas?" his response was, "okay if you want to wear curtains to bed". I was given a similar comment by Mum and her partner one night when they saw me wearing them. The only person who seemed to like my purchase was Grace who told me they were 'very pretty'. But, I loved my PJs nonetheless. They saw me through my week in the maternity hospital with Sophie and have been cosier than any I've ever owed before.
As the cooler nights hit a few months back and I found myself searching for something warmer to wear to bed, I had a 'what was I thinking' moment. Paul couldn't believe it had taken me this long to see the light. This week, I bought a new pair. They are light grey with pale pink polka dots and MUCH more like the type of thing I would normally go for.
So tell me, have you ever had a 'what on Earth was I thinking' moment about something you've purchased? Do share...