Dec 6, 2013

Break a Rule before You Break a Hip


      Some of you might remember I reposted a post or two from a blog I used to guest-blog on a while ago. If you don't have a clue what I'm talking about but would like to know, you can read all about it here. So this is the last of the three posts I wanted to have here as well, since the topic is very near and dear to my heart. Why? Because I talk about cool older ladies and my mom and all of these females are my inspirations - clothes-wise and balls-wise too. Therefore - to go with the today's theme - I raided my mom's closet and the clothes you see me wearing in these shots are all hers. Except the shoes, I cannot squeeze my feet in her shoes even though I have pretty tiny feet. She wears a EU 35, which is a US 4 or a UK 2. Yes, she does shop at the kids' shoe section from time to time for flip flops and such. What is a woman to do, people get born with bigger feet than hers!! But enough about feet (how the fuck did I manage to make this about feet?!), here's the post...
      I've never been too fond of rules. The only rule I like is that rules are meant to be broken. But it seems that the majority of my childhood was filled with: "Don't jump into puddles. You can't eat ice cream during winter. Don't talk back to teachers. Don't eat crayons! You mustn't wear tight clothes too school. Don't eat clay! Girls don't fight. Don't pick your nose." I know children need boundaries otherwise they grow up to be even bigger monsters than their genetic predisposition urges them to be, but do we really want to be raised into a civilization of blindly rule-abiding spineless wimps?
      I guess my relationship with rules isn't much different when it comes to getting dressed. It's not that I walk around looking like Lady Gaga everyday but if I feel like going gaga or bananas occasionally, I do. And it breaks my heart when my mother or my friends ask me if this or that is APPROPRIATE for them to wear to go out with friends, to the theater, a christening, wherever. Appropriate. I hate that word. Appropriate according to whom?! You know what I think? Screw appropriate! Screw it till it's crawling away begging you to stop. And then drag the bitch back and screw it some more! You can't wear white after Labor Day. You can't mix two prints together. Your make-up can't be too bright, too dark or too colorful. You can't wear white pants after 50. You can't put on leggings after 30. You can't have long hair when you're older. Tight clothes are reserved only for younger women. But then again not too young! By the time you're 70, you'll be walking around in an anti-form-fitting a. k. a. overly oversized black (because that's the only appropriate color, dooh) scuba suit covered from head to toe, trotting around like ... Well, like a miserable hag!
      My mom was on her way to join the les misérables club but thank Gaga some of my rebelliousness has rubbed off on her so now you can actually find a few 'age-INappropriate' pieces in her closet - and as you can see, I'm telling the truth so I'm making this post sort of an homage to my mom. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank my boyfriend for comparing me to a grandma on numerous occasions (as evident here and here) and even to a grandpa once (here) because grandmas can be damn cool if they manage to escape the ever hungry jaws of the Appropriate. Don't believe me? If you have 4 minutes to spare, click play and see what I mean; if you don't - well, poor busy you!

 

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      Peet

31 comments:

  1. I really agree with you, I've always hated the word 'appropriate' in relation to ANYTHING. I'm a very inappropriate person in general, as are you, I think ;) and that's how it should be! I'd hate to always be worrying about what other people thought of my clothes or my life. If people want to judge, that's their problem. Another word I hate is 'smart' in relation to clothes. Here in Britain, when people are talking about clothes for 'going out' or for 'special occasions' they often say something like 'oh I'm just going to wear jeans and a smart jacket' or something like that, and god does it wind me up. It's only ever used about boring, dull, 'appropriate' clothes, and whenever someone calls an item in my wardrobe 'smart' then I throw it away. LOL. Great post as usual.

    Oh and I'm glad you liked the paragraph about the wax, I thought you would! ;) xoxoxo

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    1. I like everything else too, but that wax was a nice addition to the mix.;)

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  2. very nice pics, great!

    Titti

    http://dellaclasseedialtremusiche.blogspot.it/

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  3. I love the post! Screw it until it's crawling away, hahahahaha! You are totally right, people should be less worried about what is appropriate for their age or whatever. As long as there are no nipples out, or bum crack, then I don't care.

    Hurrah!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Oh, also, it's pretty easy to wear dresses in the winter, I wear really thick tights or leggings - I don't actually spend that much time outside though, just walking to the car, or in and out of shops so it's not a massive deal for me!

      Corinne x

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  4. I agree, except for somethings... like at a funeral I wouldn't wear neon. But generally, yes, break the rules.

    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, funerals are no time to break any rules. But then again, I've never felt like wearing neon to a funeral so there's no inner urge to break that rule...

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  5. You are always so bright and cool) have a nice weekend

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  6. Judging by the clothes you are wearing, your mom must be a super stylish lady! :) I really like that purple blazer & it goes so well together with those unique print pants! :)
    I like your point of view about rules! We have too many rules in our lives, too many times we have to be/look/act appropriate! It gets so tiring sometimes as we cannot be/express ourselves they way we would like to!

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  7. Love it! Can't be truly creative, innovative, or progressive without breaking a few rules! Love your outfit here- the pattern on the pants is great! Killer nail polish too :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  8. Seriously loves this post. Hate how people dress the way they think society will accept. Dress how you freaking want! Wear what you love, who cares if others think it's not "appropriate" Great post!

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    1. Thank you, dear! I'm really glad you liked it.
      xoxo

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  9. First of all... I think your mum might be trendier than I am. Is that weird, coming from a 19 year old?
    And what you say about "appropriate" makes a lot of sense. I went to a small, private, catholic all-girls school (yes, you can and should feel sorry for me) and the words "not appropriate for young ladies" are forever etched (in frustration and anger) in my brain. So yes. Screw that bitch.

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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    1. I think you're both pretty trendy in your own right, babe, I always like seeing your outfits.;) And YES, please, let's all screw that bitch!!!

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  10. Awesome post, and you totally rock the look, so unique.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  11. Your mum got the style hunn ! Me also didn't get long with 'appropriate dress code' either.I would always wearing what I want even when Im in 40's or 50's heheheee.
    Take care Peet :)
    Much luv,
    Yati

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    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoyed the text too.;)

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  13. Hi dearest Peet, how are you hun? I agree, rules, especially fashion rules are meant to be broken, as long as you're not going around in public looking like fame-hags Miley or Gaga, then thats okay. I refuse to dress a certain way because some social rule says I should, dress for yourself, to make a statement and because you look good in it. I always like what you're wearing here on your blog. Majorly crushing on these printed pants and the colour of the blazer is sublime.

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  14. That outfit looks fantastic. I love the colour of that Zara blazer. It combines beautifully with that pretty green blouse and the tie-dye jeans. That's a fun YouTube video. It's nice that they hung on to their love of fashion innovations.

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  15. Hold on, so you re saying your mum wears these clothes? You have one cool momma. The colour are gorgeous and dare I say it, colours that I would associate with young, trendy women, but if your mum pulls it off then that is amazeballs, you need to be featuring her on your blog ha ha. Size 2 feet, I'm still debating if that is a good thing or a bad thing, I guess it's the latter if she ever has trouble buying shoes!. Rules....hmmm I do tend to stick to a few, I'm not sure where I stand with breaking them, I guess it depends on the rule. My mum never told me to stop picking my nose which is why I still probably do it now!!

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    1. Yes! My MOM wears these clothes. She's hella cool.:) And nobody told you not to pick your nose?!:D How's that even possible???:D

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  16. I hear ya on screwing the rules, but for me it's more about fit so I'm not going to wear leggings if I don't think they fit or look right, but if anyone wants to go down that road - more power to ya ;-)

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

    PS: I absolutely love the blue in your hair :-)

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  17. You might break rules but your style rocks no matter what !
    (I hate rules too... who the H is anybody to right or wrong me ?)

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    1. Rule braking rocks in general, yes.:) Thanks, babe.
      xoxo

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  18. Those are your mom's pants!? She must be fun!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  19. Man your lucky you can fit your Mums clothes I cant, shes a midget and has tiny feet haha. Onto party buses, basically you all get on the bus, theres poles, theres loud music and drunk people, you sing and dance and drive to four different pubs where you get off the bus and drink and dance blah blah then get dropped in town later where you continue on your merry way! Back in the day you used to be able to drink on the buses too which was always fun ;) xx

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  20. I've been following Advanced Style for the longest of time. I am fortunate that my mum (and grandmas are stylish no questions asked. Being chic is non-negotiable for them. This may result in grams running around in a leopard print dress and mum wearing jewellery that even good old Gags would envy.
    You are awesome and great that your mum is getting non-appropriate with her style. Ain't nobody got time for appropriate.

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  21. Lots of thanks to you for your nice words on my birthday post!
    Isn't that Rolling Stone amazing? I really don`t deserve my boy ... =)

    I loved your post! Damn, We are really similar haha. I had this trailer saved on my pc, waiting for a post someday about these old and wonderful women.

    Oh and my mother has become worse than me about clothes and all of this... In the last two years she just can't stop buying more and more stuff! Modern clothes. And she's very pretty.... like 10 years younger
    =) I take advantege of it ... i usually pick up all things that fits me

    XXX
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  22. Great colors!

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  23. Love your style darling !Please visit my blog and let me know if want to follow each other ?

    http://irenadworld.blogspot.com.

    Kisses
    x

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