Friday Flotsam


flowers, tray, strawberry dress and flower hat

I want to get more into nightgowns.



But really, nightgowns! I wanna get into them. Not like Medicine Quinn Woman. Or Frederick’s of Hollywood. Or Frozen.

But like, chill-lady gal nightgowns. Is this already uncomfortable for you?

I usually wear sleep pants and whatever shirt I wore that day to bed. And I’m dead serious. Whatever shirt I wore ALL DAY that day (if it’s not a button up), I will wear it to bed. TO BED. Remember that gray tank from yesterday all up in my Stories? It’s on me right now. Are you barfing. It’s who I am.

But nightgowns! Let’s get into them.

Listen though, this is what I want. Right around the knee, loose, soft cotton, sleeveless, or a deep v with smallish but loose sleeves, and solid colors. Gray, navy, tiny, delicate black and white stripes. WHERE CAN I FIND THIS?

I already checked TJ Maxx and it’s complete vomit. AND I did a quick google search and I want to scream. Total crap.

I have an idea! Why don’t you just go ahead and stitch up a bunch of these perfect nightgowns and ship them to me, ‘mkay? Brilliant plan!



pretty windchime

Yesterday on Stories I asked you guys what we should talk about today. Uhhh, you sent some bad-aw ideas. A lot of which I’ll touch on in the months to come! (like potty training and my raging pigheaded daughter)

But I think my favorite question from yesterday was, and I’m serious, “What bra do you wear?”

Okay so she didn’t flat out (<–hahaha) ask what bra I wear. But she wants to discuss what bras have worked for post-gremlin extraction. I love this question so much becauuuuuuuuse the older I get, the bigger the girls get and I want to cut them off with a paring knife.

I hate big boobs! There, I said it.


(dudes are like, “Yeaaah, I’m gonna go read a hunting and farting blog.”)

Here’s my true-life confession. I wear a sports bra. And I rotate between a cross-back and a regular back, depending on what the neck of my shirt looks like. But this is where it gets tricky! I need the girls UP. But not OUT. I want them up and in and small and not blorby.

You know in The Sound of Music where they do the marionette show for the Captain and the Baroness Schraeder? And they’ve got all the puppets attached to strings and they can control the actions and the perk of the puppets with the strings? That is what I want. Boob strings. Strings attached to the top of my boobs, where I can pull them up and control the perk and the blorb.

Aaron always says that someday my autobiography will be called, “Back When We All Had Small Boobs,” because I say that 96 times a day. BOOB STRINGS, I tell you.

But really, am I missing out on some magical bra that I don’t know about? Because I’m about to go get that paring knife.

Or the strings.

red toes in the grass

You also asked about my fave (not fav) wardrobe pieces! That’s an AWESOME idea. But I feel like it should get its own post. So I could show you more in detail, AND give you my super secret staple pieces shopping tips.

Would you dig that? If you say no it’s totally cool and I won’t enroll in self-esteem camp or anything.

Oh – the plant post is coming next week!

MOM, house plants. Not weed. Good grief.


I miss Ben and Felicity.

Will in a bucket

Weekend plans? Besides wishing I’d never typed the words “hunting and farting” back to back?

Today I’m gonna meet up with some out-of-town blogger pals for lunch! But I’ll take you with me.

I need to get my sweet potato slips in the ground! But I’ll take you with me.

Tomorrow I’m shooting a farmer’s market pizza! But I’ll take you with me.

Late afternoon we’ll be outside by our janky little Target pool, a trough of rosé, and this new summer mix! But I’ll take you with me.

Then Sunday I’m enjoying a quick lady gal champagne with a close friend before heading to a big Harvester’s Summit! But I’ll take you with me.

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50 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Simone June 2, 2017 at 7:52 am #
    I said the same thing recently to my husband about pajamas! We watched Allied and she had on such a classy nightgown! I don't think I could do the floor length, silk and lace but I've been trying to step up my loungewear game from loose and baggy. I haven't bought a nightgown yet - right now I am at the pants swapping stage. Super comfy, smooth, joggers from Target for the win.
    • Simone June 2, 2017 at 7:53 am #
      Also, "for the win" is probably outdated. Sorry everyone.
  2. Sarah June 2, 2017 at 8:09 am #
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do the wardrobe post. I need it.
  3. Dana June 2, 2017 at 8:16 am #
    Have you checked out Garnet Hill? I love their pajamas and have noticed some cute gowns. As for bras the BEST for comfort and a nice rounded (not pine cone shaped) look is the Handful sports bra. I wear them as my everyday bra. So comfy and they come in so many colors. Good enough for working out, too. PS. Ben? He is so grouchy and mumbly, and I think he cheated on Felicity at paramedic school. I love Noel. Why can't Felicity see how much they fit together??
  4. Bryn Broussard June 2, 2017 at 8:38 am #
    Men's fitted v-neck undershirts in a size much larger than you would normally wear. A couple of years ago I bought some (pack of twelve!) at Costco, and I swear if they ever wear out I will cry for years. They just get softer and softer. Fit exactly how you described.
  5. Susan June 2, 2017 at 8:45 am #
    I totally wear the same shirt I wear during the day to bed! I thought it was just me!! One of my New Years resolutions was to get good underwear and good sleep wear. And like most resolutions, didn't happen.
  6. Nicole June 2, 2017 at 8:48 am #
    Dwell and Slumber for awesome hippie caftans that are also nightgowns! Got 2 for mothers' day and am obsessed....and I think they are coming out with a shorter sleeve version soon (peep their Insta Stories). Haven't tried Third Love yet for bras but desperately want to....
  7. Jessica June 2, 2017 at 9:02 am #
    I bought this Jersey Swing dress from Old Navy ( and it is the PERFECT nightgown. Soft material, good length, perfect for summer. On sale for $10!
  8. Andrea June 2, 2017 at 9:05 am #
    I would love a wardrobe post!! Also I would love to know your diet/exercise secrets/regime, how you stay so slim drinking all that wine makes me beyond totes jealous. I'm near my mid 40's, gah, and just can't eat and drink like I used to. Well truth be told I still do most of the time of course but I would love to be 10-15lbs lighter without giving up my beloved is hard. ;)
  9. Danielle June 2, 2017 at 9:30 am #
    Gap Body nightgowns! Possibly worse than wearing a t-shirt to bed that you wore all day is wearing a nightgown all day that you slept in the night before.? Also Gap Body bras are so comfy and pretty but I have no boobs so maybe not a good judge.
    • Amber - Loves Food, Loves to Eat June 2, 2017 at 3:15 pm #
      YES! I second the GAP body nightgowns. I have one that says NAP on it (NAP! instead of GAP! lololol). I call it my napgown. And I love it. My husband probably doesn't.
  10. Sarah Macon June 2, 2017 at 9:33 am #
    I am not ashamed to admit that I have almost 1 of each of their collection. Hands down only thing I (&now my mom & MIL) will sleep in. Like BUTTER soft. Room temp butter.
    • Danielle June 2, 2017 at 7:52 pm #
      I've had my eye on those! And I do like butter.
    • Danielle June 2, 2017 at 7:53 pm #
      I've had my eye on those! And I do like butter. Are they true to size?
  11. Rosanna June 2, 2017 at 10:10 am #
    Walmart has very soft nightgowns :) Check them out.
  12. Amanda June 2, 2017 at 10:11 am #
    Walmart!! My 17 year old daughter loves them!! She calls them mumu's!!!
  13. Adrienne | Appetites Anonymous June 2, 2017 at 10:19 am #
    OMG I feel the same way about big boobs... Lively bralettes ARE MY FAVORITE:
  14. Stacey Rodriguez June 2, 2017 at 10:33 am #
    This has to be my favorite Friday flotsam yet! PLEASE share your nightgown discoveries because I just wore my same shirt from the day, to bed- TWO DAYS IN A ROW 😷 PLEASE do a post on your clothes because even my husband says that you have great style when I show him a photo and say 'I need ______' and PLEASE share your bra finds because wow I could also use a new bra 😳 Hit the nail on the head this week!
  15. MariB June 2, 2017 at 10:54 am #
    Yes! To the clothing/capsule wardrobe/whatnot post, that would be great! And back to music, you probably already know them, but Johnnyswim is fantastic! Here they are on Conan She's Donna Summers daughter and can belt out songs like a boss.
  16. Catherine June 2, 2017 at 11:16 am #
    Grrrll I feel ya on the boob strings...40 is not being kind to my chest, sigh. I'm trying to up my loungewear game too...I'm digging gap loungewear and soma has some cute cotton tank-ish gowns, or chemises if your fancy. Can we talk capsule wardrobes this summer. I want to try it in the fall!
  17. francyface June 2, 2017 at 11:26 am #
    So with you on the big boob thing. Ugh...I started getting boobs when I was 11 (yay me??) and they just keep getting bigger! I love the Genie bra - soft cotton, rt of like a sports bra but more comfy, and has pads over the nippular area (very important b/c my nips seem to be super-excited to see everybody...) I wear one all day, then wear one to bed (have to wear loose sporty sort of bra to bed to avoid dreaded, crazy-making boob-to-armpit drift) Yay for sharing your fave clothes! I look forward to that post and whatever you find on the nightgown front!
  18. Stephanie June 2, 2017 at 11:35 am #
    LOOOOVE a good nightgown!! I get a lot of mine from Target actually. They have a brand Gillian & O'Malley that used to make some really good ones- very flowy and soft, suoer comfy. Except not right now aparently? I looked online just now and it's all kinda barf--Cheap fake silk & lace cheesey lingerie?? C'mon Target!! They do currently have some old school sleep shirts I've been eyeing up though. Otherwise GAP!
  19. Whitney June 2, 2017 at 11:41 am #
    Anything that is made of modal. SO COMFY. Like so good that I'm trying to make my whole wardrobe out of it. I own everything from pjs and undies to tops and leggings made out of this heavenly fabric.
  20. Leah Evans June 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm #
    I am a nightshirt enthusiast. I call them “night shirts” because “nightgowns” got me teased relentlessly in college. Plus, I basically just want a t-shirt that’s long, not some granny-esque dress with frills and pleats and 100 yards of extra fabric. So, hear me out: JC Penney and Kohl’s have THE BEST nightshirts. I’m not kidding. Are you one of those people’s who’s too good for Penney’s or Kohl’s? I won’t judge you if you are. I once thought I was above these plebeian stores, too. But no more! Penney’s carries Liz Claiborne jammies that are to die for. Her nightshirts are basically just extra-long pocket tees. Super soft, stretchy, and not too much (or too little!) extra room. The stuff of legend, I tell you. Kohl’s has these adorable nightshirt/dresses from Sonoma right now that are great. There’s a knee-length version and an ankle-length version. The ankle-length they have styled with one of those trendy little knots at the calf that I can NEVER EVER RE-TIE but looks adorable on the rack before I ruin it. Ahem. If you’re too fancy for low-end department stores, Soma’s “Cool Nights” pajama sleepshirts are amazing. But they’re also like $50 a piece and homegirl is on a BUDGET. I could literally talk about pajamas all day. I denied myself for years, wearing whatever random t-shirt was available and some shorts to bed, but when I finally saw the light and started buying proper sleepwear my life was forever changed. Godspeed.
    • Malisa June 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm #
      YESSSS!! I love JCPenney! It's not your grandma's department store anymore! I actually get my favorite bras there. They are underwire sports bras by Ambrielle. I bought them to wear working out but they are so awesome that I wear them every day, and they have a normal bra back, so they go with most of my every day shirts. (I wear a 36 C for reference)
  21. Ashley June 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm #
    I like the aerie brand for cute little nightgowns. And super affordable!
  22. Holly June 2, 2017 at 1:07 pm #
    Target has really cute light cotton-y linen-look night gowns right now. Not kidding. Stopped me in my tracks when I almost breezed by them. Might be worth a look.
  23. Rachel Clem June 2, 2017 at 1:54 pm #
    I love the Gilligan O'Malley line at Target. They have great, soft, comfortable sleepwear. Maybe something like this:
  24. Kathleen June 2, 2017 at 2:07 pm #
    I have one precious soft, comfy, night shirt from Anthro that I bought two years ago. They have very pretty night things.
  25. Emily June 2, 2017 at 2:42 pm #
    I love Gap nightgowns!
  26. Jenner June 2, 2017 at 4:53 pm #
    I always wear nightgowns or large t-shirts to bed. I bought this nightgown recently and went back to buy 2 more in other colors. It has adjustable straps, removable bra pad inserts, it's nice and soft, and super comfy. Big yes to the wardrobe info please!
  27. Cassie June 2, 2017 at 5:08 pm #
    Best jammies ever ....Simply Vera Vera Wang Pajamas at Kohl's. Promise.
  28. Karla June 2, 2017 at 5:20 pm #
    Soma Cool Nights collection. A little bit pricey, but holy cow are they comfy!
  29. CC June 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm #
    I love the lemon Collection
  30. Chelsea June 2, 2017 at 6:33 pm #
    TJ MAX is hit or miss with the night gowns (mumus in my vocab hehe) so don't give up there. I just got a new one from target. Grey, comfy, solid and perfect length. Nordstrom. Have a nice lady fit you and provide suggestions on what to wear. They are the secret within Victoria Secret. Nordstrom is the answer for all things lady wear. K that is all!
  31. Jessica Diez June 2, 2017 at 7:18 pm #
    Omg. This is the first post I have ever read from you and just discovered you today after watching Living with Landyns instastories. You've got me. All of me. You had me at "I miss Felicity and Ben" I immediately sent this is my sister who I know will be hooked immediately as well. THANK YOU!!!!!
  32. Mimi craft June 2, 2017 at 7:24 pm #
    Find a good nightgown is nearly impossible. Why do they all have bows and flowers or cheetah with studs? Why? Buuuuut... what about this one
  33. Mimi craft June 2, 2017 at 7:36 pm #
    Or this one! A jersey t-shirt dress! (Cannot believe how long that link is, yikes)
  34. Stef June 2, 2017 at 7:49 pm #
    the only thing i have to say is that i love that the tags for this post are boobs, bra, nightgowns, and wardrobe. and that ya, big boobs suuuck butt (<-- don't even try to analzye) and that nightgowns are AWESOME. thee softest ones i've owned are from victorias secret, but the men's v-necks suggestion above sounds accurate and ima try that and that's the only thing i have to say
  35. Nicole Taggart June 2, 2017 at 8:29 pm #
    I have 4 of these now! So soft and comfortable. supportive without feeling like you are wearing a bra to bed:
  36. sandee June 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm #
    yup, it was me requesting the bra ideas...not ashamed! you know exactly how i feel, they just keep growing after 40 and i just want to cut them off too!!! They used to be perky, but now just right out obnoxious! thank you for posting it and for the suggestions! and yes! can we talk about your stakes pieces!!
  37. Beth R. June 3, 2017 at 9:24 am #
    Soma! The absolutely most softest gowns and robes eva! They are pricey but good quality and hey, can you put a price on quality sleep? Nope, don't think so!!
  38. Roxanne June 3, 2017 at 9:43 am #
    Third love bras are life changing! But as for the the nightgown hunt I'm in the sameness boat looking for something in between old lady and vs sexy. Can there be an in between please?!?
  39. Sarah Chavis June 5, 2017 at 7:59 am #
    Nightgowns.....I recently gotten back into them...honestly I am a t-shirt and shorts kinda gal when I go to sleep. Something comfortable that I don't fuss with or seem to get tangled in my sheets and comforter...make sense? I was at Target and came across this one comes right to the knees, the material is like a buttery soft there is a slight chunky "lace trim" along the V-neck...BUT it's not itchy at all very soft! It comes in grey, lavender and black. Target has other styles that you might be looking for!
  40. Shelby June 5, 2017 at 8:24 am #
    I just was on Zulily this morning and saw nightgownss that are kind if like what you are looking for I think? It's under the "sleepwear classics" section. P.S I love night gowns, I don't even care how they look. They might not be too fashionable but dang they are comfy! :)
  41. Danielle June 6, 2017 at 7:47 am # not sure if they delivery to US. But worth looking at.
  42. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) June 6, 2017 at 5:45 pm #
    ugh with boobs. I've always had big boobs and THEY KEEP GETTING BIGGER-and now I'm pregnant AND THEY'RE BIGGER. I'm a petite human who has no business having such monstrosities on her chest and yet there they sit, taunting me. This is just me relating except for not really because TRUST ME your boobs are not big lol.
  43. diana June 9, 2017 at 10:58 am #
    loving these bra suggstions. but bev, what sport bras do you wear???
  44. Allison June 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm # - a little spendy, but SO soft and worth it. And super cute colors. I may never sleep in anything ever again.
  45. Cheyenne Crennan June 28, 2017 at 1:15 pm #
    Okay so major late to this but I recently found a company that I will probably only order bras from again as much as possible. I also hate big boobs and that they get bigger with age, kid, second kid, etc. I buy the second skin collection from True&Co True body. OMG. life changer/saver/maker whatever you prefer. They have v-neck and scoop-neck. They don't have spaghetti strap or racerback yet but they sell out within days of restocking (you have to subscribe to get notifications) so I'm assuming they've already started designing something with more strap options. But seriously, its like you're not wearing a bra and someone is just holding them in place for you.

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