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March 24, 2009 at 10:52 pm #590216
So, kind of random but you helped me earlier in the year so i thought I would try again. :)
I just bought white jeans this past weekend! I am way excited to wear them soon; however, my mother has always insisted that I do not wear white pants prior to Memorial Day and after Labor Day. I think times have changed but just wanted to hear others thoughts… yes I do care that much about what others think & don’t care what anyone thinks about it!March 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm #661703
BDG, those fashion rules resonate with me. So I called my mother and asked her about your white jeans. She replies that if these are truly white then you should wait until after Easter, not Memorial Day. Unless you are going on a cruise. There is a whole set of rules for that!
She adds though, that straw hats, bags, and trim on shoes and sandals should wait until Memorial Day. Oh yeah, open toe shoes, not until after Memorial Day.
This from a woman with early stage Alzheimers. Apparently these are fashion rules she learned a long long time ago.March 24, 2009 at 11:28 pm #661704
flowerpetal, I think I love your mom (already love you). BDG….I wear opentoed shoes all year round, I don’t own a straw bag, and hats give me hat hair something ferocious…but if you have white jeans…and if the sun comes out and it gets warmer than 45 degrees, I say wear ’em…and to hell with what anyone else thinks :) The seasons here in seattle are so different than anyplace else, don’t waste time on wondering when to wear something. And, if you must, wear red and green on top (Crimmas colors – lol), and really confuse people ;-)March 24, 2009 at 11:33 pm #661705
Soooo, umm, who sets these “rules” and who enforces them? Is there really Fashion Police?
Does that mean I cant wear my black Carharts after Easter and I should switch to brown?March 24, 2009 at 11:37 pm #661706
The rules about white don’t apply anymore. Really, truly; ask Stacy & Clinton (from TLC’s “What Not to Wear”) – they have shot down many of those rules. It’s still weird to wear out-of-season clothes, so if you were talking about wearing white shorts and sandals now for the sake of fashion, that’s another story. It’s still awfully cold, after all!March 24, 2009 at 11:43 pm #661707March 24, 2009 at 11:47 pm #661708
Todd – They’re referred to as “fashionistas”.
Carharts received immunity after the Laotian Textile Offensive in 1972, so you’re good to wear any shade of black or brown any time of year.March 24, 2009 at 11:57 pm #661709
Fashionista’s are exactly what you find at places like TLC’s “What Not to Wear.”
I think there will be adherence to those old school rules in some circles for a long time. Each person chooses their own circles; which is the way it should be right? So BDG, you will do what works for you after reading the variety of thoughts here.March 24, 2009 at 11:59 pm #661710
True, JanS – let’s not forget those (Pemco?) ads. Oh, socks-with-sandals guys. The best are the black-socks-with-sandals guys who think that the black socks make the look dressy enough to wear in a business-casual office. With suit pants. :-/March 25, 2009 at 12:03 am #661711
The 7yo insisted on wearing his swim trunks to school today.
We all have our own fashion ideas indeed.March 25, 2009 at 12:04 am #661712March 25, 2009 at 12:20 am #661713
Just saw a 10yoish girl pedal by on her way to the beach wearing all white (except her helmet was blue).
It must be spring.March 25, 2009 at 12:29 am #661714
there was a little girl at the doc’s office this morning in all white, too…she was adorable….except she had on Uggs on her feet – lol…March 25, 2009 at 12:59 am #661715
Heh, I don’t wear white pants, and it’s not from some fashion perspective.
I could be in a “clean room”, and all I’d have to do is *look* at the white pants and they’d get dirty!
MikeMarch 25, 2009 at 1:09 am #661716
Thanks for the feedback! I have officially decided to hell with the “rules”…I’ll wear what makes me happy @ that moment. :) And,I love hearing about kids wearing what they want. I think sometimes parents just decide its easier; last time I went home. I ended up going to lunch with my nephew in his batman costume; he is three and it was going to be an uphill battle to get him to wear antyhing else!March 25, 2009 at 1:12 am #661717March 25, 2009 at 3:14 am #661718
the problem with wearing white too early in the spring is that it rains a lot and white spattered with dirty water just doesn’t have the same cache…
since i can’t seem to wear white for more than a few minutes without soiling it.. i am strongly considering giving up my white linen long skirt and pants…
i love them.. but only when pristine.
they don’t stay that way long enough on me to get out the door ;(March 25, 2009 at 3:48 am #661719
maybe i am dense..
but i think wrapping depends around my ankles to keep my hemlines clean sort of defeats the purpose of pristine whites… don’t you?
i suppose depends could double as bib in a pinch… but i think that would be overkill and probably wouldn’t work anyway since i generally use a napkin when i eat and still end up with spatters.
as for depends stated purpose… i was never brave enough to wear white on THOSE days when younger… wearing white with depends now just seems kind of reckless to me…
but there you go.. acceptable risk is a different thing for different people…March 25, 2009 at 4:46 am #661720
Personally, I’ve never cared what anybody thinks about what I wear (and my fashion sense – or lack thereof – shows it). I figure that if somebody doesn’t want to associate with me because I’m wearing the “wrong thing,” then it’s their loss. :)March 25, 2009 at 5:02 am #661721
I never notice. I don’t see white jeans and think about what time of the year it is – I think “Please god don’t let them sit on anything dingy.”March 25, 2009 at 6:34 am #661722
I had a white pants once. Believe me they get dirty or soiled very quickly, especially when you sat in an area that was not free of staining agents.March 25, 2009 at 4:53 pm #661723
Good for you BDG! I think you do have a rule; and that rule is: “I’ll wear what makes me happy @ that moment.” Happy is the key for me. If someone is wearing what makes them happy; well all the better!
So I have a different set of rules, but not for clothes. For cocktails.
I never have a Gin & Tonic before the opening day of boating season (first weekend in May).
I enjoy Southern Comfort from Thanksgiving through New Years…only.
Hot Buttered Rum and other toddies from the first frost until Groundhogs Day.
And of course there are those cocktails that survive the seasons; such as a Gin Martini, a Cosmo, a Manhattan, and of course beer!March 25, 2009 at 7:14 pm #661724
ooh drinking rules! now those could be fun… i think the only drinking rule i have is that mojitos are my summer/cabo vacation “tea”. I can literally sip on them all day long!March 25, 2009 at 7:20 pm #661725
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