Being a highly visible person, complete strangers often feel moved to share odds and ends of things with me. Today, I was in an office supply store, ordering a fan for our party this weekend, when a woman (another customer) informed me that, "Poppies are the national flower of Bhutan."
- Cardigan - Gap, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) a week or so ago over Spanish ladies
- Sweater tank - INC, consignment; last worn here in September 2016 under my grey/purple kimono for a tattoo session
- Skirt - Premise, thrifted; last seen here (2nd outfit) in September 2016 for a Saturday brunch
- Shoes - Half Truth Veda, Fluevog; last worn here (4th outfit) in March with my velvet cheongsam for our anniversary dinner
Also, Bhutan's national flower is the BLUE poppy, and my skirt is red poppies. So there, strange lady!
The skirt is a little big in the waist, so I fixed it.
- Necklace - thrifted
- Bangle - Glee
- Earrings - Tanya Gleave
Do you ever get "helpful" comments from strangers? Or is it just me?
You are not the only one Shelia! I have no idea why some people feel the need to tell a complete stranger certain things! I am a preschool teacher and was out for a walk with the kiddos the other day, and this lady pulled over, rolled her window down and proceeded to inform me how I should be using a rope for them to all hold on to! Even the kids were like what is this lady doing and why is she talking to us haha! Loved your denim dress by the way! I can't believe you made it all week in pants! I bet you are so happy flowing in your red poppy skirt!ReplyDelete
Maybe it's their way of testing the waters before they tell their loved ones this stuff?? See how a stranger reacts? Thank you so much, sp! I am so happy to be back in skirts, for sure!Delete
Hooray for the safety pin! And skirts with sound effects. I love poppies, whether they're real flowers or printed on a garment. I wore a poppy dress only last week! xxxReplyDelete
I agree completely! I love big blowsy flowers. :)Delete
Glad to know another classy gal-I use markers on my shoes, too! Great outfit, as always. And yes, strangers do share information-I had a lady tell me about her cheating first husband, her current husband, her kids ... and this was in the checkout line at Sam's. I'd never seen her before or since...ReplyDelete
LOL, what a classy pair we are, Betty! Thank you! Strangers can be so...strange!Delete
Ok I could have been that stranger. Sometimes I am compelled to speak to total strangers that seem nice and welcoming :)ReplyDelete
Fab skirt She !
I do that to, but I don't think my comments are odd, hee hee. Thank you!Delete
That is a beautiful skirt and I have been both the random stranger and someone who's been approached by a random stranger, haha! I've tried to compliments strangers on their outfit or a piece in their outfit then suddenly get awkward and feel like I've imposed so maybe sharing a fact was her way to feel less weird? Maybe she wanted to tell you how nice your skirt was :)ReplyDelete
I have perfected the 'uh-huh' smile and nod for unsolicited advice from strangers which seems to happen a lot with little ones - I use the same face for 'weird' comments from strangers haha!
Thanks! I love the idea of the "uh huh" smile. I get more comments on my hair than anything else I wear. It was odd.Delete
Sometimes strangers are weird.ReplyDelete
I like how you paired the poppy skirt with an orange cardi - it looks really good together.
They sure are! Thank you so much!Delete
I am amazed at some of the stuff people are comfortable telling a stranger, especially when it's related to something they're wearing. I love the swishy-ness of the skirt and the colour of the cardigan is perfect with the floral print.ReplyDelete
People, eh?? Thank you!Delete
Safety pins and marker pens - such are the essentials of the modern day fashionista! The skirt is truly lovely and what could be nicer than swooshing about all day in this?ReplyDelete
Strangers can indeed be quite strange...
Yup, there's not much you can't fix with a safety pin! Thank you, Anna!Delete