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Friday, May 14, 2010

.Getting Dressed.

I thought I would add something fun for Friday. Actually I have been waiting all day to tie up a few loose ends for our t-shirt fundraiser. I may be able to post about it shortly, and I am so excited!

Can I let you in on a secret?

I lay out my husband's clothes for him during the week and on Sundays. Please don't think I'm weird. {grin} I like doing it, and it blesses my husband. But the real truth is, while my husband truly does have good taste, sometimes he just does not get how to put together an outfit. He doesn't understand the rules. You ladies out there, get this, right? Please don't tell me I am alone here. There are rules to follow when getting dressed.

My husband has repeatedly asked me about these rules. I believe he truly wants to understand them. Occasionally he will wear something that I have not pulled together for him. I will grimace and groan and explain to him how he cannot possibly wear that with that.

He stares at me blankly. Why? He sighs.

And this is where I get stuck. I don't know why. I just know it is a rule, and that you don't do it. Have I been taught these rules? No. I just know them. My husband doesn't get it, and he gets mildly irritated. Poor guy. How do I explain to him that because I was born into the female gender I just intrinsically know when he is committing a fashion crime?

He really gets confused with the dress shoe and sock thing. Oh, he has learned that white socks with dress shoes is bad. Really bad. He also knows to wear dress socks with dress shoes, and to never ever put his naked foot into a dress shoe.

But this confuses him. These shoes -
which I happen to love. They are trendy and go with his style so well. He wears them year long, and he wears them with jeans, shorts, and khakis. The other day he came home for lunch saying he was so hot (it was a warm day for us). I happened to notice he was wearing a polo, khakis and these shoes, and a really thick pair of dress socks.

Honey, I said, you didn't have to wear socks today.

He lost it. I had lectured him so many times on the evils of not wearing socks with shoes. How in the world could this time be any different?

I shrugged my shoulders, and said it just is. This rule has an exception with those shoes.

How do you know?? He said through clenched teeth.

I just do.
I replied with a little grin. I just do.


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Heather said...

Yea, you're right about the shoes. :)
You have it easy that he lets you pick out his clothes at least! David won't let me. He is 32 and grew up in a household that didn't get fashion- so, he had all tapered jeans. :) (Besides the fashion thing- I just can't see them being comfortable) I never said anything even though I had friends that literally threw out their new husbands unfashionable clothes and made them buy new ones that they approved of. I never did that but after a few years David finally got that wide leg or at least straight leg jeans are better. ;-)

Jim Darling said...

Please tell me blogosphere... please tell me you are with me... (this is Jim) I have to be right!

There is no way that ONE pair of shoes can completely throw off the already ludicrous balance to "dress."

And-yes-I love that my wife puts out my clothes... in fact, the only thing she leaves to my discretion is socks and shoes... hence the dispute ;)

HeidiS. said...

hahaha... this post made me laugh. I am blessed to have a hubby who used to work at GAP so he mostly knows the rules, but there are many times i have to .... remind him! : ) My main reason for commenting on this post is to ask where you got those shoes?? I have been looking for some like those for Tim for a long time, but can only find them at Toms. Although I would love to buy them at Toms, we dont really want to spend that much. Thanks!!! : )

Melissa said...

LOL! Tom does not let me dress him... I've gotten used to his very VERY casual style (and since you know my husband you know I could call it redneck or even worse, but I won't because I love that man). The funny thing is that Tom has bought me clothes on a few occasions and he does a very nice job. He also does a very nice job picking out clothes for the kids, but for some reason he puts on the breaks fast if I try to get him to wear anything other than t-shirts and jeans.

Laura said...

Can I just tell you how much this post cracked me up? Hahahaha! My husband is the EXACT same way. I caught him about to pull out of our driveway the other day with my son in this: solar system pajama top with plaid shorts. WHAT?! Are you serious?

I about died laughing, AFTER I changed my son's shirt real quick, of course. Good thing I was there to save them both from the embarrassment that was sure to follow.

Yeah, hubby's are super sweet, but boy do some of them lack in the fashion department. Gotta love it!

Have a great weekend, lady!

Tammy said...

My husband is pretty good at putting together his own "outfits". But I buy him new shirts/ties that he lets me coordinate. He wouldn't go for those shoes, though. He's more of a white tennies/socks guy. Which is ok. :o) But you're right. Those shoes don't need socks!

Bethany said...

This just made my day. Those shoes are the expection. I would say if you want to wear socks with them wear no show socks if you are wearing shorts. Roger often comes to me and says these jeans are too dark for this shirt? I laugh and say yes...he is learning.

But let's be honest. No one completely knows all of the rules... it is a confusing thing. As long as your wife likes the way you dress who cares. Roger always dresses to impress me ;-)

Janae Moss said...

You have a beautiful blog, pretty pictures, and amazing eyes!

Ronnica said...

Yeah, there just *are* rules!

Your son looks like a doll in your header!

Diane@InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Tiffany - Thanks for stopping by my blog. I had a fun day at both Anthropolgie and Ikea. Could not spend too much, so I bought a book and some baskets. I set out my husband's clothes all the time. He never shops and hasn't been in a clothes store in 27 years. I bring the clothes home to see if they fit him, if not I take them back. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Theresa said...

This cracks me up! Love it. I have never, ever set out Craig's clothes for him... it never crossed my mind. I may try just to see his reaction!

Carrie said...

I so understand - I'm not too great at following the 'rules' myself, but Joel will try to wear khaki green shorts with a grass-green plaid shirt, and he says, "What? They're both green!" so I completely understand. :)

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