Jessie Steele believes that the things we wear for daily routine in life, should be super-fun. And why not?! Their line of colorful, fancifully-decorated sleep and kitchen/hostess wear is the stuff of dreams, the “little things” that make life easier, and more fun. I was simply wowed by their display at one of the holiday gift shows I attended earlier this Summer, and have been waiting to share their “wares” as unique, holiday gift suggestions (but you’ll want some Jessie Steele for yourself, too). The company is already known for their adorable (and functional) aprons and kitchen-wear (“Charlotte” and her daughter, Lily, wore their “Cherry Cupcake” cupcake-festooned apron in the Sex and the City2 movie). However, Jessie Steele has also just launched a truly adorable woman’s pajama line. The prints are totally outrageously cute, from peppy little poodles, to polka dots, roses, and even the Cherry Cupcake design that make sweet dreams, a true reality.
What makes these so cute is easy to see, but the quality is there, as well. The super-soft 100% brushed cotton sleep shirts and PJs (mine, in Cherry Cupcake) are $65.00 each. They are beautifully piped in pink satin as accents at the button placket, the breast pocket, and on the wrists, The button are not the usual, cheap (and easily breakable) plastic, but good quality, sturdily sewn on. The nightshirt could have just featured a cheaper, straight hem, but this nightshirt has an adorable ruffled hem (so girly!). Inside the neck area is a soft, pink placket with a script “Jessie Steele” in black embroidered script (actually embroidered, not just stamped on).
As a final detail, there’s a belt/headband on a wide, pink gross-grain ribbon to keep your hair under control. It’s this kind of little luxury that makes for a great gift, and a little indulge for yourself. Oh! and before I forget: a pretty “to/from” hang tag is attached so you don’t have to fish for one when you’re getting ready to give these as a gift. The pajamas come in sizes S-XL and in an assortment of best-selling prints such as Cottage Rose Lace, Polka Dot, French Poodle and Cherry Cupcakes.
If you’re not into nightshirts, there’s also a two-piece boyfriend pajama set, complete with wide-leg, elastic and drawstring pant. These are machine washable (just dont’ add bleach). When you see the photos of these items, you will know why I got so excited when I first saw them.
As to hostess and kitchen goodies (and these make great gifts), if you are going to entertain from Thanksgiving on, you’ll want at least one of these aprons that are truly “modern vintage.” They’ll make you not just sexy and cute, they’ll turn heads and keep your clothes clean. My grandmother was an amazing cook, and she never worked in the kitchen without a large apron with a pocket, that covered her from head to toe. But they weren’t really pretty. Jessie Steele’s aprons are a fashion statement and definitely not grandma’s apron. But whether you pick a long style or a waist apron, they are still functional. The one I sampled was Cottage Rose. The details are superb! This one features a big pocket with a cheery red button and red piping accents, plus a detachable, big, red, lace festooned flower. You can use this as an accent on something else, too., The 100% cotton aprons as one size fits most, but like the PJs and Nightshirts, they run small to extra large, and are generously sized. Aprons run about $34.00 for adults and $21.00 for children’s, plus you can get a matching oven mitt for just $6.95, a oven glove for $12.95.
There’s so much more to discover on the website, I can’t write about it all, but trust me, you’ll want every adorable design (and there are dozens). The site is user-friendly and you’ll feel happy just window shopping, but even those on a budget will find something special to take home and enjoy. If you want to get yours, check the Jessie Steele website and order online, or in over 10,000 locations and over 30 countries, including retailers such as Williams Sonoma, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Neiman Marcus. And, FYI: If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with the quality of any Jessie Steele product, they will replace or exchange it.