by Marisa Marcantonio

There are few things as cozy as putting on a pair of freshly pressed classic men's pajamas before slipping into bed on a cold winter night. My search for new classics with a women's silhouette led me to the 7 great pairs below.  From floral to gingham, there is a version that will make every gal on your gift list happy. Sleep tight.

Photo courtesy of Roberta Roller Rabbit

Want to wear the same fresh patterned Roberta Roller Rabbit prints you love from your summer caftans in a PJ version? The now classic Amanda floral comes in cozy button down classic PJs.

Photo courtesy of J. Crew

I can always count on J. Crew to come out with something made out of a floral Liberty printed fabric. I invariably want it. A PJ set in a small pink flower petal print with long pants and cuffs trimmed in navy has a femme look.

Photo courtesy of Pomegranate

The anchor motif on Pomegranate's Ahoy PJ's for those that wish the were on the shore all year long.

Photo courtesy of Marigot

The preppy appeal of your lived-in checked gingham button down has been translated into crisp pajamas with white piping by a favorite of mine for soft cotton PJ's, Marigot.

 Photos courtesy of Sleepy Jones

Andy Spade is up to his usual cheeky tricks. This time, he is designing classic standby's like cotton PJ's, boxers, robes and socks with a pared-down  traditional feel under the name Sleepy Jones. All about cozy Sunday mornings, their luxe silk version, the Paley, has a modern stripe down the side that leads to side pockets.

 Photo courtesy of Three J

Pale aqua trims the feminine silhouette of Three J's Jamie PJ's, based on traditional men's pj's in crisp white cotton.

Photo courtesy of Ann Mashburn

Known for her classic button down shirts and fresh tailored perspective on women's fashion,  Atlanta-based fashion designer and shop owner Ann Mashburn, does PJ's, with the same attention to detail and quality. Made of the same super soft cotton used to make luxurious bedding, I love her slightly oversized version of the classic set.


by Marisa Marcantonio

A touch of bright color on a summer table can raise the style quotient as the temperature does the same. A robust orangey coral color has been on the radar for some time, and it is showing up in wonderfully patterned tabletop designs. I love the color so much that I decided to upholster my chairs in it. The color's sunny disposition will go to your head, and these plates will encourage festive all fresco dinners all year long.

Photos courtesy of Roberta Roller Rabbit

My favorite classic Roberta Roller Rabbit print has made its way onto china. Crafted from Limoges porcelain, the Amanda printed scalloped plate in an all-over orange and fuchsia floral print comes in a set of 4, in either dinner or dessert size.

Have some fun an mix in the solid orange plate with fuchsia border to add dimension to the printed plate. Available through Roberta Roller Rabbit.

Photos courtesy of Barneys 

The French know how to design beautiful china, natch, so Site Corot's geometric glazed porcelain plates from Barneys provide a playful spin on the medium.  The Florida patterned dessert or salad plate will make any sweet the star.

A zig zag hand-created border on the Florida Dinner Plate from Site Corot at Barneys  has a white center as to not compete with the main event.

A low soup or cereal bowl completes the  "touch of whimsy" look. From Barneys.

Photos courtesy of Terrain

Like a glowing sun, these South African- made, hand-crafted ceramic plates from Terrain are punchy and strong.

A circle pattern and linear rays echo the rays of the sun, the Petals Plate, also from the same collective at Terrain.