From the reading of everyone’s blogs and Twitter updates, it seems everyone is experiencing a hint of Fall-like weather this week! Isn’t it wonderful?! A very welcomed reprieve from the hot and humidity for this Louisiana Girl! Makes me wanna carve some pumpkins and throw some Taco Soup in the ol’ crockpot!! Or better yet, watch some Alabama football!! Roll Tide!!!
Which brings me to this question: do you wear white after Labor Day? And more importantly, what are the rules about wearing linen (not white) after Labor Day?
Mama always said white shoes should be worn from Easter Sunday until Labor Day and that’s just something I’ve always tried to abide by. Maybe it’s just a Southern thang. I do hafta say that when I had Alise, I was totally stressing the whole “white shoes issue.” She was a baby and nice Fall shoes weren’t available after Labor Day in her size and it was killing me to put those cute white crotchet sandals on her. Imagine the relief when a friend informed me that it didn’t apply to babies! Whew! And since she’s older, I’ve made the “executive-Mommie decision” that she can also wear white sandals to school after Labor Day because it is still just entirely too hot to wear socks and shoes! So, for me, personally, I won’t be wearing white, but my daughter will still be sporting her white sandals.
Now, as for linen, I’ve never known a “rule” about wearing linen. I have several pairs of linen pants that I wear all the time during the summer for work and I plan to continue to wear them until our first little cold snap. Again. Just a personal thang.
I guess the cooler weather has gone to my head because I’ve started thinking about Halloween costumes, too. Actually, a friend of mine posted her FB status as “Just finished the kids’ Halloween costumes” and that was in August! Girl-has-too-much-time-on-her-hands say what?! So that got me to thinking, “What kind of Halloween costume can I buy my daughter this year?” Buy, of course, being the key word. When I asked Alise, she told me she wanted to be Minnie Mouse. Cool. We have HUGE plans for Halloween this year, but more on that a little closer to the big day!