One of my favorite childhood memories, was having a slumber party with my best friends for my 11th birthday. We were a bunch of N’sync-crazed-pre-teens, who hadn’t yet figured out that applying too much lip gloss and wearing as many butterfly clips in our hair as possible, wasn’t exactly the most flattering – we thought we were so nouveau. We’d all hover around the (house)phone, waiting for our middle school crush to call, watched Sixteen Candles on repeat, and thought we were being rebellious by staying up all night talking about boys and gossiping about nothing, all while reading the latest issues of whatever teeny bopper magazine had JTT or JT on the cover.
Weren’t those days just the best?
It’s a little different now, slumber partying with my best in my Brooklyn abode, but the sentiments remain the same. Happiness starts with having a good circle of friends around you; the ones you can call when life hits you hard or throws you for a loop. The ones you can rely on to buy you a drink when you’ve had a long day or give you a laugh when they know you need it.
I’m fortunate enough to have some of my best live within blocks of me. Landon, Lauren, and I might not be hovering around a house phone waiting for a call and we’re certainly not plastering the walls of my apartment with photos of Justin Timberlake, but we are laughing our hearts out, eating pizza like it’s our day job, and dance partying as if it were our only chance to.
A much needed Joe Boxer fueled slumber party,
in our most comfortable, playful set of PJ’s, is just what the doctor ordered. We’ve all been working so much lately, that a cozy night in, with some jams, a whole lot of popcorn, and our favorite movies on repeat, was just what these Brooklyn babes needed to recharge.
Take the time to live a little and remember what it was like to be all young and free. You’ll be surprised how much you needed to let go and have some old fashioned
And, if you’re like us, without much time to plan a whole to-do, pop into your local Kmart to grab all the goodies, just like we did! Movies, check! Snacks, check! Comfy pajama’s you want to cuddle up in, check!
Landon - Joe Boxer Camo Pajamas
Lauren - Joe Boxer Hooded Shirt
Erica - Joe Boxer Hashtag Pants
available at Kmart
Photos by Spencer Kohn