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Y. E. S. even though it's still hot as blazes here in the South and even though EVERYONE else still was wearing white and sandals!!! It didn't matter . . . that was Granny's rule and you didn't break it. And if you tried, you just had to go back and change before you could leave the house . . . guess how I know that? Only ones allowed to wear white after Labor Day in our house were the men--big and little--because white shirts and ties were the attire for church. Yes, they were; no exceptions! I mean, even you toddlers had to have black shoes for winter!
Poor David, bless his heart, he would have been in big trouble with Granny if she had seen him in his whatever-you-call-them sandals and socks in the dead of winter on his way to church!! And do you think that's why I prefer to wear flipflops until there's snow on the ground--I said, prefer--not that I do it . . . well, at least not out in public!
So, while you're just 'lazing' around on this holiday, go ahead and clean out your closets for you and your girls. Change your 'WHITE' for 'WINTER WHITE' . . . . put away the 1,000 pairs of flipflops you all have and those 3 inch sandals that make you both so much taller than me. . . . . . Oh, I almost forgot, those halter tops will have to be boxed up until after May 1, as well.
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Now you'll be 'Stepping Out In Southern Style' on Tuesday and Granny will be smiling down knowing that THE RULE continues to be passed on regardless of what EVERYONE ELSE is doing!
I hear you laughing, Beth, and, Amanda, I just know what you're thinking with that little grin on your face. . . I really can't make you or your girls go back and change. But I did my part . . . I said it . . . and will say it again because I don't want your Granny mad at me . . . NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY!! Now go take those white dresses off the hangers like your Mama said!!!