The town where I live is the quintessential American steel mill small town…
…Actually I live in the
suburbs farm country surrounding said small town. Back in it’s heyday, when the mills were booming, it was a busy place. In the years since the mills closed, not so much. The population is under 6,000. Trust me when I say there is no urban trendiness going on in these parts.
The other day as I was driving down Main Street (as in any self-respecting American small town, it is actually called Main Street), I made an observation. Within spitting distance of one another are three hair salons. And that’s just on Main Street; that’s not counting the salons on side streets and just outside of town. Now here’s the irony…I have always called our town “The Mullet Capital of the World”. And I ain’t lyin’. You cannot cruise through town and not see at least a couple of mullets. How can there be such a plethora of hair salons and yet 75% of the population is sporting mullets?
And don’t even get me started on the Walmart. I don’t often go to that particular Walmart unless I have a reason. It has an actual yellow caution sign on the door reminding customers to check their car to make sure they didn’t leave their children inside. I kid you not my friends. If you need to be reminded not to forget your kids in the car, perhaps parenting isn’t your strong suit. Need I say more? In any case, the Walmart is the epicenter of all mullet activity.
There is one older gentleman whom I’ve seen there on a number of occasions over the years; and he must be there a lot because as I said, I don’t go there often, but he’s usually there somewhere. This man is fully committed to living the mullet life. His hair is white, and the party in the back is literally down to his mid-back while the front is straight up Billy Ray Cyrus perfection. None of this is judgement mind you, it’s purely observation.
The 90’s called…they want their Matchbox Twenty concert tee shirt back. Well, too bad because I’m cuttin’ it up and rockin’ it like it’s 1997. Actually, it’s my husband’s. I dug it out of a dark forgotten corner of his closet and commandeered it for myself. And of course I took the scissors to it. Yes, it’s currently trendy to wear cut up tee shirts, but I’ve been slicing and dicing tees since forever.
Funny thing about me and band tees; no matter how cool the tee is, I’ll only wear it if either I actually saw the band in concert or if I’m really into them. Otherwise I feel kind of like a poser. And yes, we saw Matchbox Twenty back in 1997 so this one is legit. On a side note, I always thought Rob Thomas was a delicious human being, but if you google him and check out the images…man, he has aged like a fine wine. Just sayin’.
I found this fabulous striped wrap midi skirt on sale at GAP. It’s so soft and drapey…I’m in love. Although it does have it’s slight issues. It’s clingy through the waist/hip area so every bump and bulge shows which makes tucking a shirt a challenge (especially a men’s shirt) and the wrap doesn’t overlap a whole lot which isn’t really an issue unless it’s windy. Which of course it was the day that I wore it. Neither of these is a deal breaker though because it is a great skirt and it’s super easy to throw on.
As for the silver Birks, they’re my daughters. They aren’t actually the right size for me, but I only wore them long enough to go out for Father’s Day lunch. I thought they were perfect with the gray skirt. And I could not bring myself to wear the brown pair with this outfit; as I explained in Monday’s post they are the only shoes that I own that fit me at the moment.
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