Thursday, November 02, 2006

black, white and red

While combing Brianna's hair, she told me this. . .

Brianna: You look nice today
me: Thank you, birdie
Brianna: you're welcome mama. yeah, you look different
me: different?
Brianna: yeah, I like your pink blouse. and your skirt
me: thanks
Brianna: and you're always wearing black.
me: oh
Brianna: or white. and red. but you look nice today
me: uh, thanks
Brianna: I wear all the colors, mama, not just black and all my friends always like my clothes. you should try it
me: (thinking: sheesh) thanks, birdie. I'll try it

I started thinking about the clothes I've worn the past few days and I have to admit that she is right. Yesterday I wore a red skirt and blouse outfit, Halloween I wore a black pantsuit (to my defense, I was wearing kitty ears, so I had to wear black), Monday I wore black slacks and a black Polo blouse (the Polo logo was torquoise, though) Sunday I wore a black skirt and a black, gray and red blouse, Saturday I wore khaki colored pedal pushers (a-ha!) and my favorite black Banana Republic blouse. I can't remember past that. Yikes, I do wear a lot of the same colors. Little does Brianna know that I am the lost member of the White Stripes. I know that black is slimming and all, but that's not the reason why I choose it. I mean, I'm just attracted to black clothes. I love the way they look like really classic. Plus, there are a few pieces of jewelry that I've been wearing for a while now and I like how they look against black. This is a common issue, right? I'm not the only one, am I?

feeling: I can't believe my 7 year old is giving me fashion tips
listening to: NPR


Jesser said...

LOL! That is too funny. I wonder what kinda hell I've given my mom that I don't even remember ... hehe

Yvett said...

Just remember, Jess, you're going to get it all back from your daughter. Start apologizing to your mom right now. Even for things you don't remember. :P

ren said...

black is just easier. i have a better shot of matching when at least half my wardrobe is black. the only thing i don't like it with is orange...except on halloween of course!

Yvett said...

Ren, I completely agree! Hmm.... now that I think of it, I don't I have anything orange.

Jessica said...

I wear mostly black too. It just seems easier. Black pants are my staple! I was a cat too :)

Michelle said...

you must have been a beatnik in a past life...

I wear a lot of black too. it just goes with everything. Though, I cannot get away with head to toe black. Recently, I've been making a conscious effort to buy clothes that aren't black.

Your daughter is too adorable, though, giving you fashion advice.

Sock Girl said...

My daughter will even ask, "Are you going out looking like that?" when my outfit contains but a single colour, so there seems to be concensus in the seven and under crowd.

Nice blog! Good luck with the novel and the blog posts.