Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Time For A Muumuu
Hearkening back to my youth in Hawaii I starting thinking about how comfortable it is to wear a muumuu. I had a favorite muumuu back then which my mother couldn't get me out of, even to wash it. With the Florida weather being what it is, I decided it was time for a muumuu to wear during the hottest part of the summer.
Low and behold I found muumuus at the local Bealls Outlet Store, which is pronounced Bells here in Florida. I was going to purchase a muumuu that very day, but the clerk mentioned I could get 15 percent off for a senior discount on Monday, so I went back that day instead. The price was less than material would have cost and I didn't have to sew the muumuu myself. I was so happy to find a muumuu I bought two, so when one is dirty I can wear the other one.
The best thing about wearing a muumuu is air can circulate up underneath your clothing which keeps a person much cooler in hot weather. While we're talking clothing, cotton underwear are the only way to go in humid climates, no rayon, no polyester, only cotton or similar natural material which breathes. My new muumuus are 100 percent cotton and are being washed and dried separately right now (just in case those bright colors run) and to remove the sizing to make them softer to wear. I can't wait to wear my new muumuu.
Another attire change was brought about by my recent muumuu purchase. Some of you may recall a number of years back I mentioned I developed plantar fasciitis, which is a painful foot condition that makes it nearly impossible to walk. After building a many tiered, rock wall on a steeply-sloped property, my feet were never quite the same. When you get to be my age, it's all about comfort. So I took to wearing these ugly black Marci style shoes by Dr. Scholls which have good arch support. Gary calls them my old lady shoes, but I'm able to walk comfortably and my feet don't hurt any longer.
Anyway the thought of wearing those ugly black shoes with my new muumuu was just a bit much, even for me. So I bought a pair of Crocs in a beige and white Patricia sandal style, which actually has some arch support and they fit my wide foot. Oh boy I'm in tropical heaven now. Some of you may think I'm an eccentric dresser, but I'll be cool as a cucumber while those around me wearing jeans will be sweaty and miserable. Give these apparel tips a try, you just might like them.
Oh, Gary likes Hawaiian style shirts and I found three beautiful ones at the thrift store (one pictured above). All three are 100 percent cotton, brand new, and cost three dollars. Outlet and thrift store shopping is one way to beat the high cost of living nowadays. We're going to be quite the pair in our tropical attire, don't you think? Up next these tropical prints unexpectedly influenced some tiles I made.