Now that school is around the corner, I have become obsessed with knee high socks.
I come by it honest. With double t-straps, even! Here I am at 5 yrs, in a dress that my mom had made me (ric-rac!), toe-head white hair, and knee socks.
By the way, that table-lamp combo piece resides in *my* living room now.
This was right before we moved to Louisiana. I know this because my mother had just cut off my hair, insisting that it would be too hot and all the Little Girls Of the South would have short hair.
Our new neighbors mistook me for a boy.
Clearly, she had no idea how popular long luscious girly locks were in the Bayou.
I wouldn't cut my hair again for 5 years.
It was growing out here:
(Age 6 or 7)
Can I ask, what more does a 6 year old girl want than a stage in her living room? My father decided to build a fireplace in our Baton Rouge home back in 1978, and it started with a solid wood hearth foundation that extended the length of the room for months. I was sad to see that fireplace actually installed. If we had one of those in our house now we would totally use it when we played Rock Band.
And let's talk about the paneling. Or the TV. Or the awesome chunky table that TV with rabbit ears was sitting upon. Or the fabulous painting. Or not. We can simply adore this snapshot of the late seventies for being just that. Wow.
Anyway, this is about the socks. (And that dress. It was a fave.) And the socks and strappy shoes combo.
I am smitten.
Is it okay for a grown woman to wear them? Is it possible to wear them and not look too coquettish or like you are trying to look 20 years younger? Because I really, really love this.
And I know Fidget can and will get away with this look.
Oh, she will.
Do they make knee socks for toddlers, too? Because Wonderbaby might need a pair.
We can be one giant knee sock loving family.
(PS: You might want to ignore this entire post. I am pretty heavily medicated as a result of a nasty sinus infection. I'm not making good choices. Seriously. I spooned out a quarter cup of mayo thinking it was yogurt. Ew.)