White Shoes Rule

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I asked my Mom if she donned white shoes for Memorial Day. She replied with a sigh, “Growing up, you just knew the rule.  But no one is burdened anymore by this law of dressing.“ Then she admitted to padding out of the house in white leather flats – two weeks ago!  Speechless.

I remember shopping for white sandals as a little girl with my grandmother, then squirming until the end of May when I could finally free them from my closet.  Today fashion mavericks break the rule, and icon Coco Chanel wore white year round.

Maybe it hearkens back to those trips with Grandma, but I enjoy the anticipation and pleasure crisp bright white brings after waiting.  So today, I slip on white sandals.  And wherever you are Grandma, I hope you’re rocking a pair of white pumps with a St. John knit suit.  Happy Memorial Day!

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