Lessons from a Southern Belle #130
You know you are a Southern Belle when the first day it hits 60 degrees, you are out getting your pedicure. The flip-flops are on!
I am participating in National Poetry Writing Month!
And you should too! This year, my NaPoWriMo blog is called “With the Windows Down”. I enter every year and produce some of my best writing. NaPoWriMo goes on during the entire month of April and is for beginner poets, professional poets, hobby poets, non-poets. You receive prompts every day (you can also start from scratch.)
I encourage everyone to join. Visit the NaPoWriMo site today and submit your blog!
If you do sign up, let me know in a comment so that I can follow your progress throughout the month! What do you think about NaPoWriMo?
Lessons from a Southern Belle #129
Dixie is not just a place where a war happened…Dixie is the heart of every southerner, Dixie is our mother and friend. Dixie is home.
thought: "Oh my goodness I love this blog! It reminds me of home! Which is Alabama by the way.<3"
Thank you! This blog would be nothing if it weren’t for followers like you! Thank you so much for the support and I am glad LfaSB can be home-away-from-home for you! <3
There are many fashion faux pas that I have been made aware of growing up in the South and white (skinny) jeans are one of them. Most people pair the worst clothing with them and they are so dang hard to keep clean! So rarely is it that anyone can pull them off, but if I had to give some advice about them, it would be the following…
- Never squeeze into a smaller size. White denim is not as forgiving as regular colored denims. It can and will show lumps and bumps in an unfavorable light, especially if there are too many squeezed into a small space. Think quarts and pint measurements, girls. What doesn’t pour in – spills over. (I am a curvy girl; I know these things.)
- Don’t make the mistake of wearing white jeans with white stiletto heals. You may as well have trailer trash (or worse) printed across your booty. An awful combination. Flats, wedges, cute pumps, strappy sandals and sexy boots – but never white heels.
- Midriff tops and white denim…absolutely not! Midriff tops are for kids, athletes and on anyone older than 20…just steer clear.
- White jeans can be so incredibly classy yet the look can be ruined if you top your outfit off with a puffa jacket. They create a truly awful outline anyway. They’re always bulky and look anything but refined.
- Don’t choose a tight, fitted leather or faux leather jacket. They just cheapen the look. They look even worse if you wear them over a top that works in harmony with white denim.
- This is the biggest fashion no-no…colored underwear. The only color that works is nude. End of story.
- Pay attention to color when you accessorize. White jeans work with most colors but most colors won’t work with you. For example, if you suit earthy tones, make sure that the top, your footwear and other accessories go well together (but aren’t matchy-matchy.) Don’t pick a beautiful chocolate brown tunic and then spoil it by wearing purple boots.
- Be careful to check the length. White denim works best when it sits neatly at your ankle. You’re aiming for the opposite of a bunched up mess atop your footwear.
- The following tops work in harmony with white denim: tunics, anything floaty and/or bohemian. Gorgeous knits (think layering/winter wear), beautifully cut shirts, empire lines and anything that’s along the lines of nautical.
Lessons from a Southern Belle #128
The South: where family and tradition are the sugar in our tea.
I normally don’t reblog, but OMG. One of the best moments in southern film history.
Lessons from a Southern Belle #127
It’s not “darling”, it’s “darlin’.” It’s not “sugar”, it’s “shug.” It’s not “Yankee”, it’s “damn Yankee.”
thought: "I am a black man (I only write this part because I'm not sure if that matters--i'm not from the south) from the west coast that recently met a very attractive southern belle. I can't stop thinking about her. I want to know more about southern gals specifically how to impress her or what she might be like. Tips?"
Well, first of all, we like gentlemen. Most southern girls want a man to open doors for us, say “please” and “thank you”, and for him to be confident. We also like men who don’t mind getting their hands dirty. Each southern girl is different, but one thing remains the same…we like strong men with hearts of gold.
Lessons from a Southern Belle #126
Never walk around with your nose too high in the air…you might drown in a rainstorm.