I admit, I was influenced! I have seen these all over instagram and blogs for a few years now so wanted to see if they were worth it. I got them through the spring sale and I am very satisfied!! They are super high quality - they feel sturdy but soft. I have so much trouble finding pjs I like in stores - they're usually too slinky or not the right shape. I know these will last many years. Still, they are pajamas and I don't know if I would pay full price, but I am already scheming buying another pair through a future sale. About the sizing - I went a size up because that's what everyone said to do, but I was skeptical. When they came, they were definitely too big, so I decided to put them in the dryer on low for about 40 min just to see if they would shrink a little bit - they shrank almost a whole size!! Mostly in length, as per the warning on the label. I kinda wished I hadn't done that but I've been very happy with how they fit. My recommendation is to indeed buy a size up because they will likely end up in the dryer by accident at some point (am i right?) - but do try to avoid drying them if possible. Hope this is helpful!!