Sep 7, 2011

Just sayin'...I'd Wear an 80 Year Old Womans Clothes If I Could

removable peter pan collar: homemade    blouse: target     jeans: thrifted    belt: thrifted    shoes: thrifted

So there I was sitting in church oohing and awwing over the adorable baby crawling under the bench. He kept peeking his little head out and then after meeting eyes with mine darting his head under the bench again.

I could tell it was going to be a good day, first because of that adorable child and second because the lady next to me smelled like roses, and well how could a rose smelling lady make your day any worse really.

My eyes kept wandering, because here's the thing, we were singing a hymn and well, my child like little mind couldn't focus on the hymn words but instead started looking around the chapel for some interesting people to watch.
And then it happened. 

I saw up in the very front a mint green outfit of glory going on and I thought in my mothers voice,
"SARAH! Quit thinking about clothes at church." And also, not so much in my mothers voice "Man I really want to make guacamole later!" but most of all I thought, "That is the coolest outfit EVER!"

I silently vowed to myself that I would tell whoever this woman was that her minty goodness of clothery was genius. And then I went back to singing and simultaneously making faces at the babe-y still peering out from under the pew.

After church ended I slowly saw the minty goddess stand up, turn around, and then I saw her... she  was in her 80's, and that didn't for a second change the fact that I would wear her clothes in a second.

And that my friends is the moment one finally realizes that they are the epitome of granny style.

The end.

*Oh and I still told her that her outfit rocked.

20 comments :

  1. love reading your post you have a way of writing that puts you right there !!!

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  2. granny style rocks! umm and you must teach how to do that peter pan color. im in love.

    xoxo

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  3. Love the outfit!
    Cute story :) Some old ladies have awesome style, like my great-aunt.. I would wear what she wears too (she's like 80 something).

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  4. YOU rock! I love your stories. I bet this ole fashiony granny was smiling ear to ear after your compliment to her. I love your homemade peter pan removable collar. It rocks my socks off as usual.

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  5. Haha too cute. I love this outfit!

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  6. I often covet clothes in church and sometimes they are worn by oooold ladies. Covet away.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  7. i love the color of those pants... and girll you look super thin!! have you been losing weight!?

    <3 steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh, I love the colour of those trousers!!! And I have to ditto Steffy, you're looking really slim lately!!

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  9. Old ladies in my branch have the cutest shoes! I am so jealous. Wish I could find more cuter vintage shoes that would fit my 6.5 feet...

    love your blog <3 :)

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  10. There is a 80+ year old lady in my ward who wears the most outrageous outfits. She even came to our ward swim party in a bikini. I love it!

    p.s. love your outfit here too!

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  11. LOVE THE COLLAR!

    www.fatandfierce.com

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  12. Thoroughly entertained by your post, as always. I wish you had a picture of the mint-green lady. I want guac now. Le sigh. And you look marvelous in those photos! Especially your hair!

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  13. I love your outfit! That is one cool granny, I wish we had more of them at our church!

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  14. i love your shoes, i think i saw you wear them to church before! i also wanted to tell you, good job with riding your bike with a skirt on :)

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  15. those jeans are awesome - as is the collar - tutorial maybe?

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  16. Shanelia!! Oh my gosh it's been forever and you have a baby! ha ha I always wear my bike shorts so I don't have any awkward incidents:)

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  17. Love the pants! You are darling!

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  18. I usually am blown away by your wonderfully refashioned dresses, but you pull off these pants fabulously too. Love the stripes and bow!

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  19. I love granny chic as well! More people should appreciate it's awesomeness. Lovely peter pan collar!

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  20. love your outfit! looking forward to a tutorial on that amazing collar!

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