Thank goodness Easter is next week. Here in North Alabama we have had a early spring and I have white shoes and white linen clothes begging to be worn. I have white purses begging to be carried.
"Well, why don't you?" you ask. I'll tell you why. Mama said there would be days like this, when I am tempted, so tempted. She also said, "Don't. It's just not done. Not by people like us."
Well. I'm tired of being people like us. I tell myself it's silly. I see other people break the seasonal fashion rules all the time—people who are well mannered and have better sense than I do.
But I can't. Cannot. Cannot bring myself to do it.
The Seasonal Fashion Rules, According to My Mama
- No white shoes, purses, pants, or skirts before Easter or after Labor Day. (Except tennis shoes. Also, cream is acceptable. Cream wool pants are a staple.)
- No straw hats or purses before Easter or after Labor Day.
- No suede after Easter until Labor Day.
- No velvet before Labor Day or after Valentine's Day.
I know. I know. I should be my own person and wear white pants before Easter if it's 85 degrees.
How about you? Did anybody bore these rules into you? Do you still follow them?