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Not often, but a few times a year,

you got to get to the back of the closet

where the fancy clothes are stored

and shake 'em out. Occasion declares

white tie and gowns or wedding suits

in the church, funeral fare black sedate

but fancy. Cotillions and best man habit

means nylon stockings and tuxedoes.

Uncomfortable shoes are mandatory.


Fancy glamorous, diamonds if you

got 'em, cufflinks too make you feel

like a million even when you only

have a few grand in the bank. Never

to regret the cost of new purses, new

bow ties, or monochromatic newness

because friends will smile at your

habitual blue jean wearing most days

cast off for the evening. Fancy

clothes means a fancy you. Sometimes

you just have to deserve your fancy







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SSmoothie's picture

And I'm sure you jiggle bell

And I'm sure you jiggle bell rocked it! ;) xo hugss 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

allets's picture

Jingle Bell Rockette


Legs flinging skyward

in sinc to carols crooned

above the crowd's roaring,

stockings perfect, shoes

high polish light-capturing

for the celebration.


It's the blue jean

rock. Boomers loved

the feel and liberation,

x-ers loved the

liberation from fashion

dollars and the feel,

millennials may rebel,

but I doubt it. They too

will jingle their bells

and don ranglers

because blue jeans










Blackwingedbird's picture

Times have changed so much.

Times have changed so much. My family too is more casual dress. I'm to blame, my love of comfy attire respects no one.  Ha!

allets's picture

I Have Changed Clothing Twice

to damp it down. It's a boomer/gen-x thing I suspect! Millennials are shaped by our aesthetic. Pants are now acceptible in church. Go figure. :D allets