WHO THE HECK SAID I CAN’T WEAR WHITE BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY?!

WHO THE HECK SAID I CAN’T WEAR WHITE?

Are you one of the many believers that you can and should only wear white between the times of Memorial Day and Labor Day? Have you heard the whispers of others or have whispered to your friends yourself? “Why the HELL would they be caught dead wearing white before Memorial Day are they for real #Icanteven.”

As the white pants and shorts started flooding the racks at my favorite places to shop the gears started to turn. Who ACTUALLY told me I couldn’t wear white until this day? As a June baby I am easily attracted to white clothing (my birth stone is a pearl) and I am a cancer so I am pretty emotional. This explains why I seem to be almost bipolar about my white clothing purchases. So I can buy it and have to wait to wear it? So I am supposed to hang these perfectly wearable white skinny jeans in my closet and look at them until MDW strikes 12am? Should I purchase the countdown for an event app on my iPhone not for MDW activities rather just how many days, hours, and minutes I have left until Simon says I can wear white?

I began to do my research on what member of the fashion police actually said this. Turns out, no one seems to really know the true culprit of who made this ever lasting rule. There are many different theories of where the rule actually came from. Some believe it started in the early 20th century. Some believe it began in the 1950s and the standards of more people coming into the middle class and trying to fit in. When the upper classes vacationed they were often seen in white attire. I mean I guess I understand that they didn’t exactly wear their crop tops and high waisted ripped shorts in the early 20th century. White seemed to be associated with lighter clothing. So those trying to blend in to society tried to follow these trends as well.

So to all you fashion forward folks breaking the old society norms and wearing your whites before told more power to you. For those of you like myself that still have a hard time breaking the habit petrified that Kathleen Turner from Serial Mom will come out of your closet and take your life for not abiding by the fashion rule it will be ok. Perhaps just take a selfie in your whites alone somewhere behind closed doors. However, POST AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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For this creepy but yet humorous picture I am wearing Prada wedges scissors like Serial Mom sold separately

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Hi I’m Rachel... Born and raised in New Jersey where I received my Master’s Degree in Communications, had my first job experiences, and realized my purpose in life was to help make a difference. In 2013, I moved to New York City where I had dreams of being in the fashion industry. I took a fashion PR workshop and reached out to a speaker I was inspired by for an internship. Elle Communications helped me discover my love for social good brands and fashion with purpose. For a year I was one of Diane von Furstenberg’s assistants which was an experience I will be forever grateful for. Working for a fashion legend I never learned so much in such a short period of time. It helped me grow both professionally and personally immensely. I lost my aunt to lung cancer six years ago and became involved with Free to Breathe a nonprofit organization with a mission to double lung cancer survival by 2022.  They wrote me the most beautiful letter about my involvement since 2011. I am now currently fundraising for this year’s walk and team captain to Deb’s Dreamers.  I have raised over $5000.00 for lung cancer research from 2011-2016. Another organization I feel strongly about is The Pajama Program. A non-profit that offers at-risk children books and pajamas so they can enjoy bedtime. I have been a volunteer reader giving me the opportunity to both read and see the process of when the children receive pajamas and get to take a book home of their choice. The program is amazing and I look forward to participating in the upcoming Pajama Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Continuously trying to find a way I can put my love for social good, fashion, and communications together to make the most impact.

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