Monday, September 4, 2017

PATTERNS & BRIGHT COLORS


When it comes to fashion I like bold bright colors with heavy patterned prints. They hide the stains.  In my world solid colors are out. The reason why is simple. Number one... I tend to be clumsy. Number two... my anatomy gets in the way. I have big breasts and I’m short. That means when I sit at a table to eat my meals they act like a shelf. Everything falls there. So when I spill food... it shows up on a solid color shirt... much more than it would on a print... because solid colors are just too unforgiving. However, sometimes that is not the case and the print is vunerable. For example... I have a white shirt with an abstract pattern of green and purple in it. I’m extremely careful with it because basically it's a white shirt. But I wore it the other day. Everything was going well until my last bite of the hotdog. Slurp… a dollop of mustard slid out the bottom end and landed smack-dab on my shirt. I was devastated. It was my very last bite of lunch.  Not even the Tide Stain Stick could get the mustard out. So my pretty print shirt is now ruined. In retrospect I should have taken it off or forgotten the hotdog,  but I didn’t think I would need to. I was being very cautious. But apparently not cautious enough. Perhaps I should have worn a bib? Did you ever ruin something important to you because of something trite? Or stubbornness?


18 comments:

Paula said...

Yes and since I've aged I seem to have more trouble with this. So aggravating to stain a blouse I like.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

The minute I wear anything white, I'm sure to get something on it. I'm taking your cue to wear more patterns and bright colors. Thanks !

betty said...

It does bother me if I ruin a piece of clothing because I don't have much clothing by choice so then I have to replace an item.

Betty

Mevely317 said...

I hear you, sista! :)
Wouldn't it be cool if fashion designers were to market adult bibs?

My wardrobe leans to browns and blacks, but you've a good point about solids v. prints.

jack69 said...

Lawdy, lawdy how many times have I been careful until the last 1-2 bites and YEP, plop! The busy designs are a great idea!

Carol Z said...

My white shirts have very finite lives. This summer one of my favorites -- older than one year -- succumbed to chocolate. Sigh. I am always on the lookout for white shirts. They need to be replaced very quickly. I do well with prints, too. A nice pattern hides little spills easily.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my gosh, this made me laugh because I am always dripping and dropping food on my shirts when I eat. You mentioned clumsy, maybe that's it. Just the other day, I spilled a bit of food on my pretty blue shirt, but I think the stain will come out of it. I know what you mean about solid colors vs. patterned prints. Things are just not as noticeable on those. Too bad that dollop of mustard got on your white shirt. Mustard is hard to get out. I love those print blouses that are shown, and I like both solids and prints, but it seems that I always spill something on my solid color shirts haha. I really enjoyed your story today, Taryterre.

love, ~Sheri

Pam Jackson said...

I don't wear a lot of prints but I do wear a lot of dark colors. Light colors and I just don't get along very well. One of my best friends that I go out to eat with a lot is always dropping food on her shirt. Like me when my kids were young, she owns stock in SHOUT! haha

Susan said...

Oh Taryterre, your post gave me quite a chuckle. I am EXACTLY like you except that taller. I've ruined more shirts than I can shake a stick at. I LOVE your shirts. I, too, love right colors and zany patterns. Now I hope you didn't throw out the white and purple shirt yet. I have found a foolproof way to get out stains. Mix some Dawn dish detergent with a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide, right out of the bottle. Apply it to the stain. Let it set awhile. Then wash. If you try this, let me know how you make out. And I want to tell you how much I appreciate your faithful visits to my labor of love (blog.) Susan

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Taryterre, saying a prayer for your daughter too. Thanks for telling me. Nel loves to visit Atlanta while living in Georgia. Lots to see and do. : )

Red Rose Alley said...

So glad your daughter is safe too, Taryterre, and thank you also for your prayers.

~Sheri

Susan said...

Sept. 12....Oh Taryterre . So relieved to know your daughter is safe and sound. Best way to start my day. Susan

Danielle L Zecher said...

A light blue sweater I loved was the casualty of a breakfast burrito. I'm surprised the Tide pen din't work.

NanaDiana said...

Well, I don't know how I found you---but here I am. I just read your post and may have an answer for the mustard. It has worked for me. It will not work on colors but it will work on whites. Take Cascade (of any brand of dishwasher-granules--not the pods) pour enough CLOROX bleach into the granules to make a paste and apply it directly to the stain. Scrub it between your hands, if you still see it let it 'soak' a bit, rinse it out with really hot water and then wash as usual. When I get a load of stained clothes (including really dirty white socks) I put them in my washing machine..cover the with as hot of water as I can get, add a couple cups of CLOROX and a couple cups of Cascade (or Finish or whatever) and let them soak until the water gets cool. Spin them out and then wash normally. You will be amazed at how bright and clean they come out. I am your newest follower. Hugs- Diana

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Sorry- forgot to add- only Clorox seems to work with this 'formula'. I have used off-brand bleaches with disappointing results.

Regine Karpel said...

Great.

koi seo said...

I'm taking your cue to wear more patterns and bright colors. Thanks !


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Lori said...

Yes, I have, usually out of stubburness! I have one of those "shelves" too, and I am short. So I know exactly what you mean!