Work Pajamas

Most people who work are required to wear real clothes, i.e. clothes that aren’t considered pajamas. NOT ME! Most days you can find me wearing what Husband refers to as my “work pajamas,” not to be confused with my nighttime pajamas.  The key here is that I wear very comfortable clothes during the work day, which may or may not be pajamas.



My work pajamas clothes are insanely comfortable and most days no one lays eyes on me but Dexter (our dog) and he ain’t bothered as long as I can throw a stick in them.

Weird mismatching tops and bottoms? Who cares! Throw that stick!  An extremely inappropriate outfit I’d have to change out of if my house caught on fire, even if it meant risking smoke inhalation? Who cares! Throw that stick!  The holes. Oh, momma, the holes. Do you see the holes? Who cares! Throw that stick!

There are days I get dressed like a normal person, because I need coffee from World Market or Costco is offering killer product samples. Entering the world of others means I step it up.  No holes.  No mismatching.  No giving Husband reason to roll his eyes.

But some days ain’t all days. Or even most days.

Shouldn’t I be comfortable for the long hours of writing I do here? For the long hours of researching with an occasional ~winkittywink~ Facebook/Pinterest/Twitter/Reddit/Drudge/RealityTea break thrown in?

Should I be ashamed or make ridiculous excuses as to why I’m not properly dressed? Or be embarrassed that Husband mocks my daytime attire? Should I be concerned that he’ll wrinkle his nose and shake his head in faux-shock when he comes home at lunch to find me in clothes that could be, if one must label things, the most comfortable work clothes in the land!


I know there’s the whole theory that “you should get dressed to be more productive and profesh” when you work at home.  Hogwash, I say!  Junk science, I swear!  Spoken like someone forced to get dressed!

Sure, there’s the occasional awkward moment when I’m not dressed as one expects. Like whenever the doorbell rings.  I scramble, frantically looking for a jacket, yelling HANG ON!

In the heat of it all, Dexter joins in, confused, thinking I must have spied a squirrel (because why else would I be in such a frenzy?!) and he’s charging right next to me, tripping me in the mayhem to find something to wear, so I don’t frighten the neighbors.

When I finally open the door, looking like God knows what, people usually smile politely and pretend not to see the weirdly dressed crazy lady.

Thankfully, Husband adores me, comfy quirks and all.  He gives me good-natured grief about my work clothes; I tell him he needs to work on his jealousy issues.

That’s love, baby.

What about you guys who work at home?

Are you dressed in something that says you’re ready to run to Target…

…or are you in your work pajamas?!




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  1. Girl, I am a full time telecommuter and I have work pajamas. I too have made the mad dash for a hoodie or jacket when the doorbell rings in a weak attempt to camoflauge the fact that my work uniform does not include foundation garments. I plan trips to Target and HEB around the days I have other reasons to go beyond the confines of my yard and have to wear a bra. I try to get it all done at one time!
    Thanks for bringing a smile to my face this morning.

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      If Husband comes home to find me wearing a bra that’s his head’s up to know I’ve ventured into the world beyond our yard! It’s a tough comfy work clothes wearin’ life, but someone’s got to do it!

  2. Currently in my work Pajamas! An Aggie shirt and cotton shorts with paint stains…SEXY! It is hard being a mom and Professor :). I actually splurged the other day and bought Banana Republic date pajamas!!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Ha! I also have shorts with paint stains. So fashionable for our work pjs. What are date pajamas?! I may have to look into this.

  3. Date pajamas are pajamas that actually dont have stains and ACTUALLY match!

  4. Work pajamas all the way!!!!
    Hubby always has to warn me if I have to expect a package that needs to be signed so that I can look appropriate. I have definitely grabbed a sweatshirt in 90 degree weather to answer the door, just to ensure I don’t look scandalous. Ridiculous is better than scandalous, I think. But I’m modest like that. 🙂

  5. Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such says

    Ha, I can so relate to this…I have been home for the last year. At first I got dressed like any other day….then the elastic waisted lycra pants made an appearance here, and there…..then daily. When we lived downtown I would change into “normal” clothes (complete with bra) to take the dog out. As soon as he was done, presto-changeo back on came the Yoda t-shirt (with Proactive bleached out neckline) and whatever random pajama pants that were clean. In the winter it was no biggie, just layer on a bulky sweatshirt over the pajama ensemble, and you’re good to go! My husband thinks I am foolish for changing to take the dog out, he’s just jealous I don’t have to iron what I wear 🙂 Saw this on Crafts A La Mode – have a great weekend….in ya’ jammies!!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Ah, winter. It’s so much easier to throw a sweater over what we’re wearing. I bought my first ever pair of yoga pants last year (for a mud run) and afterwards was all: sooo comfy! Embrace our work pajamas!

  6. Awesome, very well written and make me smile and giggle out loud (and the guys in my office now thing I’m crazy!). I change out of my work clothes as soon as I get home into something very similar. Mismatch, holes, the odd paint spill; my dogs feel the same way yours do. Throw the tennis ball mommy! Good thing my hubby changes his clothes just as fast as I do. We look quite the pair when people show up unexpected in the evening!

    Manda @ Our Wolf Den

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Hahahaha! Ah, love! I’m glad you enjoyed it. But even more so, I’m glad to know so many feel like I do!

  7. I feel like I change clothes all the time. I have an office job which is casual, other weekly stuff I have to be dressy for, and about 20 hours a week of working at home on a computer. It always feels like I’m in a constant state of changing clothing. I wish I could just do the work pajama thing!

  8. I have both summer and winter work pajamas. When I don them I’m all set to get to it (whatever it is). Over the years through carelessness I have an entire wardrobe of work pjs. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  9. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says

    That’s too funny! Although, I do shower and get dressed into clothes everyday whether I’m staying home all day or not :). Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects

  10. I’m all for comfort when I’m at home. Once my boys started reaching those tween years, I had to be a little more conscious of wearing certain outfits.
    I’m so glad I found your blog here, Mrs. Tucker – you always brighten my day 🙂

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Yep, I remember when Boy reached a certain age and then it was goodbye work pjs, hello respectable mommy clothes. Thanks for the sweet compliment. So nice!

  11. Yep… wearing them right now and probably until tomorrow afternoon! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Monday Funday!

    Take care,


  12. When my guy’s at home, I put real clothes on in the morning to drive him to work and use his car for the day. When he’s out to sea…well, he doesn’t need to know about that… Actually, I try really hard to put on some ‘real’ clothes by after lunch. High standards, I know.
    On a lightly different note, my guy has sleep clothes. He wears cargo shorts and like regular shirts to bed, but he has specific (what I would consider) normal clothes that are designated for sleeping in. I find it very strange!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      after lunch! Better than most of us here. I’ve never heard of any guy wearing cargo pants as pjs, but, to each their own!

  13. Comfy work clothes – love it!! If the children didn’t need me to walk them to and from school I might very well join you 🙂

  14. You caught me! I work in sweats or stretchy shorts and t-shirts, depending on the weather. As you said, the dogs don’t care as long as they get their walks, food and a little ball toss every day!

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