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In any young woman’s life, there are certain milestones that signal she’s truly succeeding at adulting. I’m talking about setting up a 401(k), having a skincare routine…and buying proper bedding so your bedroom actually looks like a grownup’s.
At 24 years old, I was living on my own in a cute apartment. I had a job I loved in a city I loved. Things were looking up — and my life was about to get even better.
One Friday, my boss called me into her office. “You’ve been doing really great work,” she told me. “Your initiatives have driven meaningful growth, and I really appreciate your positive attitude. I want to recognize your contributions by promoting you, effective today!”
I was so thrilled, I could barely sit still as we talked about my raise and my new responsibilities. Finally, the meeting was over and I dashed out of the office to start celebrating.
My first stop? Happy hour with my friends, of course. It was the perfect way to kick off the weekend, which I planned to spend tackling a project I’d been dreaming of for ages: finally buying new sheets. At 24, I was still sleeping in a cheap bedding set I’d bought off Amazon when I was young and broke. Not only were the sheets worn out, but there were no longer comfortable. After years of washings, the quality of my sleep reflected the poor quality of my sheets.
I wanted my bed to reflect how I felt: like an accomplished adult. So, knowing my next paycheck would be a little fatter, I spent that weekend shopping around to find some grown-up bedding. Most retailers (like Bed Bath & Beyond) stocked only sheets that felt stiff and cheap. I couldn’t imagine getting a good night’s rest in them. Higher-end retailers (like Anthropologie and Bloomingdale’s) offered sheets that were beautiful, but way too pricey. Finally, after reading tons of reviews online, I found Brooklinen.
It turns out that Brooklinen’s Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle, woven from 100% long-staple cotton in a lightweight cotton percale weave, has a huge fandom online. These sheets have literally tens of thousands of stellar reviews, with customers calling the bedding “luxurious and soft,” and “like sleeping on silk!” Not only were the reviews excellent, but the price was just right for my budget. So I ordered the set — which includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet, duvet cover and four (yes, four!) pillowcases. I remade my bed with my new Brooklinen bedding, and that night, I slept better than I had in years.
The Classic Hardcore Sheet Bundle hits that sweet spot — the sheets are affordable and super comfortable. They feel so soft and luxurious against my skin, but they’re also breathable and cool. I wake up feeling refreshed, not all sweaty and overheated.
These are hands-down the dreamiest sheets I’ve ever slept in…and they look super chic, too. The colors are fresh and modern. I ordered crisp White, but there are plenty of options to choose from, including elegant neutrals like Solid Smoke and Sky Blue, and fun patterns like Navy Dot and Windowpane. I didn’t know sheets could look and feel so good!
The next few weeks at work were some of my craziest yet, as I took on new responsibilities and adjusted to a busier schedule. But as the weeks went by, I noticed that I was more calm and focused as I went about my day. When I thought about it, I realized my increased productivity and improved mood were a direct result of sleeping better. And the increase in my sleep quality was a direct result of the soft, luxurious bedding I snuggled into every night: Brooklinen.
Crushing it never felt so good!
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