Today we are participating in Bouncing Bertie's Darwin Lite blog hop.
If you've visited our blog before you have probably noticed that our mom is pretty into her vintage style look. She spends a lot of time watching old movies and analyzing the "pools", shopping for vintage clothes online, looking at pictures of people decades ago, planning outfits, and oohing and aching over dress and odd kitschy accessories owned by people who have long passed from this mortal toil. Of course this time would be better spent shopping for dog toys and cooking for us, but thats another post. Anyway you would think with all this time spent thinking about vintage fashion that our mom would be able to dress herself, but apparently you would be wrong.
A little over a year ago over her schools Spring vacation mom got up and got dressed. She remembers she was wearing this outfit
and was very happy to be sporting a 1950s Mexican tourist jacket got for a song on Etsy and new Freddies of Pinewood jeans. She even took time to accessorize with a chili pepper hair clip from luxulite and 1950s style red lipstick from Besame cosmetics However, she didn't take the time to look at her feet because mom put on two mismatched shoes. One black loafer and one navy blue, one with tassels and one without. They didn't even look remotely alike.
Mom and Dad went out too lunch with a friend in Manhattan and had delicious bowls or ramen and tasty pork buns. Then they went with their friend to look at apartments, the friend was moving. Mom was introduced to two different real estate agents. All the time blissfully aware of the mismatched shoes and thinking she looked cute.
Then while sitting on the path train on the way home she glanced down at her feet. Horrors! Never has she felt so aware of her lower appendages. She tried sitting on the train with one foot placed over the other. Next, she and dad had to walk home, 20 minutes from the train station, the whole time mom was very aware of her feet. Dad of course thought it was very funny. Once home mom posted about the episode of Facebook. Most of her Facebook friends responded that people probably thought the mismatched shoes were part of the "look." However, mom has a pretty encyclopedic knowledge of 20th century fashion trends and she is fairly sure that mismatched loafers where never a thing.