Jan 27, 2014

This Is Not a Morbid Post


      Last week, I went to a funeral. It kind of creeps you out, doesn't it, when you hear the word funeral? But worry not, this won't be a morbid post, cross my heart, because it all ended pretty well - trust me, even for the deceased.
      As soon as I got to the cemetery, I reached in my coat pocket to see if I had any handkerchiefs there and I pulled out - a condom. Remember when I told you about a party I went to a while back? They were handing out free condoms there and so that's how that found its way into my pocket (who says no to free anything, right?). But aside from the condom, I didn't have any tissues, not a single one. Which isn't that surprising for me, I NEVER have any paper tissues on me, especially when I need one. Funny enough, back in the day when I was in desperate need of a condom, a condom was nowhere in sight - well it was now, in plain sight of everyone standing next to me. At a funeral. Sweet.
      20 minutes later, the person on my right asked me if I had a tissue to spare and I automatically said: "No, but I do have a condom." It turned out that the person really needed a handkerchief and that not even MacGyver would make use of a condom in that situation.
      Aside from my brief condom display, another non-morbid thing worth mentioning happened. After a while, I saw a woman who came to express her condolences to the family and she was wearing a knock-off Alexander McQueen SKULL printed scarf, similar to the one I have in the pictures. I was rather surprised by her choice of accessories since it was, after all, a funeral. Is wearing skull printed anything to a funeral like wearing a knit sweater with red-nosed Rudolf to a Christmas dinner? Or like wearing One Direction t-shirt to a One Direction concert? Is that hysterical or just inconsiderate? All I wanted to say to her was it's not a theme party, woman, it's a funeral! Of course, I didn't say anything, I was too busy trying to sort out the flood of thoughts swelling in my head.
      One of the things that stuck in my mind was that I'd never want an open casket burial for myself. Those are just creepy and I definitely don't want the sight of my horrid face to haunt people after I'm gone. I want to be able to do that myself if I choose to haunt anyone. But you know what I do want? I want an open urn. Yes, that's what I want and I'm standing by my decision. Think about it - they always say that being different is good and that you should think outside the box. It doesn't get much more outside the box than that, does is? Except if it's going to be windy, then I'll definitely be outside the box and loving life. I mean death.
      See, I told you this is not going to be a morbid post.


Skirt - eBay, shirt - H&M, scarf - Accessories, belt - Bershka, sneakers - Deichmann

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      Peet

24 comments:

  1. sorry for the deceased , but this was a funny story !!!
    xoxo

    www.mychoicebysorana.blogspot.ro

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  2. Quite an unexpected find I guess :)

    I love your skirt, I think if I had it, I might just spin until I fell down because I was so dizzy. I'm warning you: those skirts are dangerously fun (but be careful of wind... it can reveal much more than you thought would be possible) (I might be speaking from experience...)

    xoxo
    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. I know!! I couldn't stop twirling when I figured out how cute it looked.:D I must've take a bazillion shots.:)

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  3. Wow, who wears a skull print to a funeral? Love that you caught the irony of it ;) And your vibrant, flowy skirt is so pretty! xo

    -Jen
    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I asked myself that too, who wears skulls to a funeral?? But the lady probably just got used to the print, it was just another polka-dot-ish scarf to her... It happens I guess.:)

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  4. Hahaha, an open urn...I rather like the idea. Definitely different and out of the box!
    And funeral's being theme parties...lol no kidding. I'd be a little unsettled by someone wearing a skull print accessory to a funeral...

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  5. I find it interesting that she was wearing skulls to a funeral. That just feels kindda odd, and maybe even a little disrespectful. It may just be me though. And the irony, oh the irony that you don't have a tissue but a condom. I died laughing. That is a fabulous skater skirt! I want it for me!

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  6. Lol, you're hilarious. I told Eric about the condom part.. thought he'd enjoy that. We had a good laugh. Also, I think I'd be offended if someone wore a skull scarf to my relative's funeral. Like you said, it's not a theme party! She's got some lady balls.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  7. This wasn't a morbid post at all - but how could it have been, when your funeral story started with you pulling a condom out of your pocket? Too funny! I don't think I've told you yet, but I love your new hair colour. Blonde suits you beautifully.
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Thanks, babe! And I agree, there's nothing morbid about a condom.:D

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  8. I like how you have the skulls a fun classy look.

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  9. I'm not sure if you like to be referred to as cute and sassy, but this is how you look in this post hun - that's a compliment! Sorry to hear of your loss.

    So, the moral of your story is to always empty your pockets when you get home, right? So typical isn't it; if you needed a condom, you'd have pulled out a tissue - that might be useful for afterwards, but not necessarily before. I have an Alex McQueen scarf and do you know I probably wouldn't have considered this if I was going to a funeral, in fact I'm sitting here now thinking if I have worn it to any inappropriate places.......!

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    1. You know what, it's totally fine, I'll take a compliment.:)

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  10. I really like your sense of humor to talk about everything!
    muah*
    mariana

    http://asouthbreeze.blogspot.pt/

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  11. Hmmm that's a good question. I've been wearing skulls for years - well before they was cool and shit but I never took them to a funeral. I'm not sure what the etiquette on that one would be sorry. I guess if it's for an older person, probably not...

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  12. 1. Very funny.
    2. SUPER cute outfit.
    3. Sorry for your loss.
    4. Open casket is beyond creepy. After my boyfriend's funeral (open casket), my whole family had a discussion about how we're all being cremated.

    http://www.somethingmonumental.com/

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    1. So sorry about your boyfriend... Those things really are creepy, I don't know why people do that actually...

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  13. absolutely in love with this look... great skirt!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  14. haha you would have a condom Peet! Cute pictures!
    xoxo

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  15. Hahahaha...funny story. Not the funeral of course, but the condom bit. I never kept condom with me. My take was, you wanna sleep with me? Then make sure you're ready. Haha. I know, sounds too full of myself, but hey, I swore I'd reward the man with a condom at the ready. I love your comparison of the skull scarf to a funeral with a Christmas jumper to Christmas dinner. The woman was following an etiquette guide book's rule to dress for the occasion, but she went overly visual. I love your red skirt. I love that colour, cut and length. Suits you. Have a good day! Rub Leos' belly for me :)

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  16. I think this is your best outfit ever. when I saw the skirt I was like "WOW!!". the shape of it is just so utterly awesome. and it goes perfectly with the rather fancy shirt. by the way, I also have a very similar scarf, got it with some magazine ages ago. oh and how cool that you added a pair of sneakers!
    when it comes to funerals I don't have much to say because I think I have only been to one and I was a little girl then. but I agree when it comes to choosing the urn instead of the casket. why do we have to stare the one who's gone? urn sounds like a lot better variant.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  17. Damn Are you a freaking graphist ? Cause I always think your picture and the little design you do with it os so cool. Maybe it's just simple but it always seems perfect to me, so I ask ! Anyway your look is awesome and OMFFFFFG was this woman really wearing this scarf or is it a joke, I mean... I'm kinda messed up in my head and definitely a fan of skulls but... seriously ?

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