Laundry...(just keep reading)

This is just a quick post because I am pretty delirious at this very moment from lack of sleep. This is the vintage 70's shirt that I picked up in Austin over the weekend. I am feeling the colors for Spring.. I thought I would throw a little unexpectedness with the rolled up khaki's and my favorite RED shoes of all time! Kate Spade will be so proud of this whole ensemble! I took the pics at night right before I slipped into my kimono to relax. I have quite the selection of kimonos by the way...they are my version of luxurious lounging. Speaking of luxurious lounging...
A few months ago, I ran into an old family friend who is in  her 70's and quite religious. I am talking about carrying a vial of holy water and a bible with her at all times kind of religious. She has known me since birth and basically is the neighborhood grandmother. Well, we were catching up and she was telling me how she is so happy now with her second husband because her first husband wasn't 'bout' nothin! (Her words, not mine). Then she proceeded to school me on what it takes to "pleasure yourself". I was mortified! This is the same lady who was reading me a bible verse literally 5 minutes before!
She told me that all women..."married, shacking and ESPECIALLY single" ladies should buy pretty "laundry" (I had to use my context clues to figure out that she meant lingerie!), pretty undies and smell goods. She said that every single (insert Beyonce' song here)  lady should put on their "smell goods and their laundry and look in the mirror and say I LOOK GOOD"...every single night. Then she proceeded to tell me about her nightie that she wore on her wedding night at which  point I FLATLINED...DEAD...NO PULSE!

I don't know what made me think of that conversation...maybe it's because I'm in my laundry kimono right now and I see my reflection in the mirror...let me pause a moment to say to the mirror I LOOK GOOD.............................................................Okay. Done!

Kate Spade Shoes... I love these shoes with all thine heart and all thine soul!

On a random note, can you tell me some things that you have always been told to be "fashion rules"? Fashion rules like not wearing white after labor day, black is slimming....etc.
I'll tell you why you are helping me out sooner rather than later:)

(sorry  about me looking so tired in the pics...trust me those were the best of the bunch)
I guess this post wasn't so quick after all:(


Maya said...

lol i woulda died if my gramma had said that to me! i do LOVE your shoes though, and that shirt was a great find!

*from SITS

One Cluttered Brain said...

Those are some HAWT looking shoes.
Nice shirt!!!
AWESOME girly!

Karla said...

Can't wait until the rain stops so I can wear more rolled up pants. Tried it last week and LOVED it!

Oh, and I am under the impression that its forbidden to wear black shoes with a brown ensemble and vice versa

Ro said...

CUTE CUTE shirt...and LMAO at Granny...too funny. I won’t even tell you the story of my great grandmother who will be 95 this month. It’s mortifying.

**and where can I get a cute Kimono I am always looking for some good "laundry"**

Sarah said...

LOL - That woman sounds hilarious!! Love the shoes and the colors in the shirt are great!!

Thanks for all of your comments! You are funny!

WOW! She Wore That!! said...


Mellodee said...

Don't mix stripes or plaids with prints.

Purse and shoes should match!

Underwear should NEVER be visible! (I still think so!)

Darks colors and heavy fabrics are for fall and winter only. Conversely, pastels and lightweight fabrics are for spring and summer.

This isn't a rule or anything, just an observation: There isn't a man born who doesn't look better in a tux! But there is no single garment that looks good on any woman!

Some of the rules make sense to me, others not so much! Sadly, these days nobody seems to pay much attention to ANY of the rules.

BTW, I love your blog and your style and I would kill for those red shoes!

...love Maegan said...

those shoes are so fab!!! ...and I am LOLLLING to your Tom Ford comment!!! it's so true ...they are mighty pricey but when you think about it this way: if you wear them for 420 days, they're only a dollar a day! lol....you can find em cheaper on amazon.com too.

Jill said...

I LOVED your Tom Ford comment on Maegan's blog!!

Ro said...

GFS. dont kill me.
I'm not going to make the gym. But Iwill be working out no matter how late. Do the same!!

Life with Kaishon said...

I freaking LOVE those shoes : )
I need some pretty laundry.
Mine is looking so ratty!
At night I just want to be comfortable.
Tonight I will try to be pretty!

Emily Kennedy said...

Bwaaaha hah a hahahhhhhaaaaaaa!!!!

That is AWESOME! I love it when Christians admit to making whoopee. That's brilliant!

Um, let's see. Fashion rules. Hrm. White pants and horizontal stripes can widen (but they don't always). A v-neck is super flattering. Don't wear things that are too short, too low cut, or showing off your belly to work. Never wear white to a wedding. Check to see if people leave their shoes at the door when you first visit someone's house. Some colors flatter, some don't, they're not always the same for everyone. Leggings aren't pants.

Whoa. Stop me now.

Amanda Correa said...

Loved that post...made me smile!!

I would say that a rule that comes to the top of my head would be...Definitely NO panty lines when wearing nice dress pants or even tight pants.

Marion Renee said...

I love old lady stories... there is a lot of truth and wisdom in them, they usually have lived. It reminds me of what Ruth's mother in law, Naomi told her when she was going to met up with Boaz..." Ruth 3:3 Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself and put on your best clothes..." So let that be my contribution to one of the oldest pieces of fashion advise I ever received... take a bath, put on some smell good and a cute outfit!
I love your posts! (bag on the way)

Kimberly said...

love your red shoes! I have 3 different pairs, all different and all my favorite! I can wear them out of the house with anything... jeans, black, a yellow dress...

But I still can't let myself leave wearing a black dress & brown cowboy boots, but I'm working up to it!

Kyla said...

You are so funny! I LOVE IT! Seriously, we must meet someday. Oh, someday...

Christen said...

Those Kate Spades are really lovely. I love that you dressed up the more casual top with them. Great colors on you!

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