Monday – Memorial Day here in the US – marks the unofficial start of summer. However, for me it also means I can wear white shoes, carry a white bag, wear patent leather, etc., from now until Labor Day.
I know, I know… those are old rules – see the post title?! Problem is, I’m a well-programmed little Southern belle, and I feel generations of well-heeled women glaring down at me when I test those limits. I have worn white capris and a white dress already and didn’t feel guilty, but I’m still that 13 yr. old who met ancestral guilt in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables.
(Hmmm… suddenly have a hankering to read that. Anyone know if it’s free for Nook or Kindle?)
As it so happens, I only own one pair of white sandals and haven’t worn them in … at least two years. I did lovingly dust them off and consider them last week with the white dress, but given my nearly neon white legs… hem.
I am thinking I’d love a white – or bisque? – bag for summer, but then there’s straw/wicker… Have you seen any great white bags or a straw bag with some structure that doesn’t weigh more than Gretchen?
Do you have any season-specific fashion rules?
Any big plans for the weekend?