Friday, August 22, 2008

White, after Labor Day?



I am a Southern girl and growing up as one, I was brought up with the knowledge that one doesn't wear white after Labor Day or before Easter. Ever since I saw Jennifer Aniston in Rumor Has It carrying a white purse, I've thought I would like to have one, but I've never really found one I liked until now. But is it truly too late in the season to get/carry one? I saw this http://www.target.com/Merona-Tote-Bag-Ivory/dp/B0017ZOK6W/qid=1219446856/ref=br_1_4/602-6609407-8247801?ie=UTF8&node=12940951&frombrowse=1&rh=tgt%5F2%3AWhite&page=1 at Target recently. In person, this tote size purse is cute and definitely more ivory colored than what is pictured here. My question...Do you wear white or carry white purses after Labor Day? I'm tempted to get and save for the spring, but by then there will probably be one out I like better. My friend says that winter white is okay. Tell me your thoughts!

6 comments:

Tara said...

I think the white rule is a little dated. I think it depends on what it is but for the most part you can pull off white anytime of the year anymore. And definitely a winter white purse is good anytime!

Shabby Mama said...

i honestly would not do it...i am too old fashioned i guess..i did carry one a few days BEFORE EASTER this year and that was really over the edge for me?? funny you should mention this because i was just thinking that Drew needs to wear his seersucker pants tomorrow to church because it will be the last chance before labor day..and what about that white WM skirt with the black scrolly embroidery (remember??) i have never worn that this summer!

The Rauths said...

i think the no white after labor day before easter is dated! i've lived on the west coast, in the south, on the east coast and have always worn and carried white year-round. i think it adds a punch of cheerfulness in the winter. in fact, i guess one of the fashion trends this fall is to wear the white jeans with warmer colored sweaters (think mustard, brick, chocolate)...anyhow, never too late to get a fun white purse!

if you don't want to go white, get a taupe or cream colored purse for fall/winter.

Belle-ah said...

I could do it...just me. I am so still stuck on the white rule!

No.35style said...

Mrs. Rauth, you have inspired me! I saw the cutest pair of white, wide legged jeans on the clearance rack for practically nothing! I think it was meant to be. I even got some cute argyle sweaters to go with!

Sarah Danielle said...

anyone ever heard of winter white? it's totally do-able! I say go for it girl!!