Once a month, usually on a Saturday, Stephen and I go to visit his father, my father-in-law. These sojourns are not at all burdensome. It’s always nice to get out and spend some time with Stephen (plus it will usually involve a stop by the mall). Dad is one of the nicest men you’d ever want to meet. He’s always got a great story or joke to tell. He’s a highly decorated WWII veteran and a genius on top of that. No kidding. Stephen assures me however, that dad’s genius does not extend into women’s fashion.
So that brings me to my dilemma. The weekends are the only time I get to wear my “fun” clothes. At times I’d really like to wear my mended boyfriend jeans on my visits to Dad, because they’re cute and comfy. But Dad is the product of a different era, the Great Depression. If I were to wear torn and patched jeans, he’d think we’d fallen on hard times or at least look like we had. So, I’m usually compelled to wear something I think he’ll “understand”. Don’t get me wrong, Dad is quite appreciative of a good-looking woman, he just doesn’t get it when it comes to women’s fashion. I usually solve my dilemma by wearing something in a red, white and blue combo (what vet can’t appreciate that?) and it’s one of my fun favorites. But this trip I decided to change it up a bit. I exchanged red, white and blue for polka dots and neon psychedelic stripes. I’m not sure if Dad understood it, I’m not even sure if I understood it, but there you have it.
Oh! one more dilemma. I've had a slight mishap with my left leg. It's a little bruised and the ankle is swollen, so I'm trying to conceal that fact by wearing leggings with my dress. I think I may have ended up drawing even more attention to the leg. So please excuse any fat ankle shots you may see in the next few posts.
Scarlett polka dot dress: thrifted
No Boundaries leggings via Walmart
Gap T-strap sandals: I've had these forever!
Monet bracelet: thrifted
Vintage scarf/headband: thrifted $1!
See what I mean about the fat left leg?
As usual this trip involved a visit to the mall.
Guess what's in the bag? I'll tell you in the next few
Hey, come on over to Monday Mingle, Thrifters Anonymous and Visible Monday (you can't miss me in this dress!)
Until then, happy dressing,