Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Two More Weeks...

Actually if you don’t count today it’s thirteen days before my white clothes and most importantly, white shoes must retire to the back of the closet.

Yes, I live in the south and yes, people will wear white year round. Me? Not so much. I grew up with the, you-never-wear-white until Easter Sunday morning. You then wore white through the summer until Labor Day.

What am I wearing today? White Capri’s, red and white top, and white sandals.

This doesn’t mean that I’ll never break down, because the white pants can happen once in a while, they’re usually more of an eggshell white though.

Does this make me weird or old? I’m not sure. People don’t feel the same way about those types of “rules” anymore. So should I say, screw it, I’m wearing my cute white sandals and any other white outfit I want to? Maybe even wearing it a week or two after Labor Day?

Hmmm…probably not. I’d hear my mother in the back of my mind reminding she raised me better than that. I don’t know about you, but I not so fond of the mother guilt of any sort running a muck in my brain.

So, what about you? Do you wear white anytime of the year? Or are you like me and put it away once Labor Day passes? And really, who decided it was Labor Day as the end of the season anyway?



Brandy W said...

Ummm.....if white shirts count then yes I wear it anytime of the year. Plus my tennis shoes are white. I can't NOT wear them.

But then I'm not from the South so its all good. :-D

PatriciaW said...

We grew up with the same rules. Also applied to sandals with toes out. (The reverse was true for wool and patent leather.)

But I've been liberated by living in FL. You'll probably see me in white pants up until at least Halloween. And my toes are out all year long because hey, the weather's pretty much nice all year.

Ssssh--is my mother listening?

LKap said...

Not weird...I grew up in the North and the same rules applied. I kind of stick to them still, but have become more laxed now living in FL.

Heehee - V - we are both wearing white capri's today - although I did choc. brown shirt and shoes. I must say I've never really been a fan of the white shoe. Doesn't mean I don't have them though - cause you never know :-)

Vicki said...

Brandy - I do wear light colored tops until we have cold weather. Of course that could be Christams day around here.

Vicki said...

Patricia - Hey!!! :) I'm with you on the open toed shoes. Although gives us a little cold front and I'm wearing my boots. They're pretty. :D

Vicki said...

L - The only white shoes I have area sandals. Heels vary from flat to major high. But I do remember the patent leather ones from when I was a litle girl.

Liza said...

I was raised with the same rules and still don't wear white shoes after Labor Day or before Easter. I do continue to wear flip flops until it gets cold, but in middle TN that can be any time from September to November.

Vicki said...

Liza - I love TN. My daughter went to college in Cleveland, TN at Lee University.

See this is problem, we don't have true seasons down here, so in the winter time you can't actually pack away your summer clothes. You have to keep out everything. But still no white shoes for me. :)

Amy M said...

Oh how I envy those that can get away with the white shirts and pants! I have 3 boys, ages 10, 8 and 5, and one girl who is 3...and anything white on me or in my house would NEVER stand a chance. My clothes would be more of a muddy-gray color. Not too attractive! :)

I did grow up with this same rule. Easter was always fun because we would bust out with our white shoes or frilly dress when I was little, so long as the snow was gone!

Amy M

Vicki said...

Amy - Yeah, I'm thinking white is going to be hard to stay with kids. :) I'd totally forgotten about my son when he was little. If he had messy hands they always found my clothes.