Over the course of the next few weeks I am going to be sharing some of the lessons I wrote about a few years ago when

I had a Dear Abby style column in Good Grit Magazine.

It was a lot of fun to write that one and

I hope you'll enjoy revisiting it with me here. 

I know better than to wear white shoes after Labor Day. What about white jeans? I see some people wearing them all year now. Is that okay?

    Putting away white after Labor Day is a long held tradition that reaches far beyond The South. It all started back in the early 1900’s when summer was a time to escape from the heat and the sun. Ladies especially kept their skin covered and long white (usually linen) dresses and blouses were used to stay cool. Once fall rolled around, the white summer wardrobes were packed away and thicker wool clothes in darker colors made an appearance. Today, it’s more about the fabric and the climate you find yourself in than the color. If you avoid linens and stick to wool, cashmere and other cold weather fabrics—including denim— you can get by with a little white here and there during the colder months. You still need to keep it off your feet though. Your grandmother and I will thank you.

The Alabama Housewife

​Southern Humorist, Storyteller and Writer