Sunday, April 14, 2013

Avert your eyes!

That last post really kicked up my OCD.  Also made me grateful for my awesome husband, children, parents and siblings. and my friends. :)  Can't have a steady diet of that, so today I am shaking it up.  Now without further ado, I give you:


Last week we had the privilege of attending a session of General Conference at the conference center.  That was a great experience and I am not ready to talk about the awesomeness that was General Conference.  Because all the talks were so good and so for me, I don't want to make you feel bad by telling you that they were talking to me and not you. But I saw some stuff that cried out for help.

I really don't feel as judge-y as I know I will sound.  I would want someone to tell me, if I were the one who needed to wear a slip but wasn't wearing one.  Yes, it can be surprising how see through some fabric can be, especially in the sunshine.  If you don't have a husband, parent, roommate, sister or child to help you, please use a mirror.  If you don't own a slip, check back with me at the end of this post.

If you are wearing a sheer top with something underneath, please move about a bit and then ask your appearance checker to make sure the underneath piece is still where it should be.  'Nuff said.

Patterned hosiery does not make it better if your skirt is too short to start with.  Sitting on the aisle, I was exposed to more thigh at my eye level than I wanted to be.  Glad my boys were inland by a few seats. I am going with the premise that it's all you had. It's how I cope.

This last little bit is just my own bias, not anything anyone should take seriously, it just makes me roll my eyes:  wearing tube tops, halter tops, halter top dresses, strapless dresses with a white tshirt underneath.  Of course the tshirt is preferable to skin, but it's always struck me as trying to dip your toes in the Babylon hot tub without getting in. Awkward.

Lastly, if you love someone, don't let them leave the house with a too sheer top or skirt, without a slip if they need it, if their slip is hanging below their hem, if you can see undergarments.  That is why they call them UNDERgarments.  ;)  It is a kindness, in my thinking, to whisper to someone that their dress is inside out or any of the things mentioned above.

Now, if you don't own a slip and can't find a half slip that works for you, send me your waist and the length you need (from waist to hem) and I will whip you up one.  Because I love you and don't want you to be embarrassed. :)