Thursday, July 29, 2010

linen: not for everyone

There are some people who look really good in linen. My mom, for example looks great in linen. She has several linen items in her closet: pants, blouses, even a linen "hoodie". Also, I have a friend, Sue, who is sporting linen every time I see her. She looks cool, relaxed, comfortable... very approachable. My friend, who-must-not-be-named-lest-she-fall-down-the-stairs, just bought a beautiful linen shirt with lovely feminine ruffles. Liz Claiborne. Classic. I, on the other hand, have a pair of black linen pants that look like t-total dog poop.

I used to have a butter yellow linen dress. It was so comfy and I felt lovely in it, but I looked like the side of a barn. Perhaps I need to find a pattern and try to make something myself. Y'know, pants with a side zipper - and maybe half elastic waistband? Dunno. All I know is that I am a linen-wearer-wannabe, but I am on a mission.


  1. linen is too itchy, hot & is not comfortable, though it does look comfy from a distance. very deceiving!

  2. you are NOT a linen type! LOL
    And actually it does get softer the longer you have it from all the laundering.