the souchi story

Friday, July 23, 2010

funny thing happened to me on wednesday..............



so, as you know, i take a break from knitting all the souchi sweaters on wednesdays so i can work in the store. well, unless i'm traveling.


since returning form my trip to florence i've been inspired by film stars from the 50's: sophia loren, marilyn monroe, lucille ball.... and dressing like a 'woman'. since moving to portland i rarely dress up. ok, so i think i rarely dress up, but often i'm considered dressed up. which is infuriating. really, wide leg high waisted linen trousers and a printed blouse is dressy?  


ok, i'm veering off topic. so i decided to sport my favorite souchi spring 2010 dress 'lydia' and throw over it my ports 1961 'with child coat' as i like to call it. i also, added a lanvin beveled lucite bangle & vintage leopard print dolce and gabbanas to play up side swept bangs and pony tail.


*disclaimer: i loathe having my picture taken, so i promise this dress is way more flattering than my stance indicates :)


wed was a busy day: boot camp 5:30 am (usually i do 7:30), then doctor appt, then tea with my very fashionable friend mary, then work, then dinner w/ my new friend sharon at cafe mingo so a cute outfit was needed.


anyways, so i park my car by the store at 9:30am and am walking to the store with my purse, computer bag and a laundry basket filled with new fall souchi sweaters and my caprese salad in it's container. i take a few steps and the caprese container slides off the basket onto the street. out of nowhere a man swoops in and picks it up. 'thank you' i say. 'no problem' he says. i cross the street and drop it again. out comes a different guy (from the new pop up shop) to pick it up. thank you again. a version of no problem again. i walk a few doors down and while holding all of these things i try to lift the lower gate latch with my sassy dolce's but it's not cooperating...i KID YOU NOT......2 more men swoop in! one to hold the basket and one to open the gate!


now, i was dressed cute, but i was not dressed like a lady who would have 4 men out of nowhere show up to help a damsel in distress,


i was thinking 'does my with child coat' really look as if i'm with child? is it the retro 50's look that makes men behave like gentleman with a lady in their presence? or is it the simple fact that a woman is dressed like a lady? 


i leave you with the idea to take this test yourself. i felt absolutely fantastic being a lady and not to mention i sold 2 lydia dresses.


so ladies, girls, gals & vixens:  enjoy being a lady and realize it doesn't always have to be tight, short or sheer to attract a mans attention. and by attention i don't mean being hit on. i mean just being noticed.


fashion is always interesting and fun....so try something new and see what happens. 


xo
suzisouchi

7 comments:

Anne Zimmerman said...

I LOVE this story. They stopped because you looked like a stylish lass who was deserving of special attention. If course you could have done it all yourself (and regularly do) but it is fun to get an extra hand -- or four -- every now and then.

Susan Nicole-SNP Original said...

Love it!! Especially since I am letting my internal fashionista come to life. I find myself looking for ways to add a little spark to my conservative...I'm not available boys...wardrobe (BTW, I am available!!). Who knew the power of a little leg, having fun and changing it up a bit??!!

Corinna White Charlton said...

THANK YOU for sharing this! we can still be strong independent women while dressing like a lady and accepting some chivalry. (found you from cocoandkelley). i'm now going to have some fun looking around your site! xo, corinna

suzi johnson said...

hey corinna,
thanks for the comment. i loved coco and kelley's tunisia story. you should check out my very fist few blogs from late june last year....i was in tunisia!

Jane Kim Gauger said...

You are so right about getting noticed! The coat looks fabulous on you. Tilda would approve!

claudinka said...

I fricken love you so much girl!!! This is the best story ever! Soooo cute. OF COURSE you had 4 different boys coming to the rescue... you're foxicita! Thanks for sharing 'a day in the life" (now if the weather would only cooperate in the Bay Area, I might join you in the dress-wearing revolution). xoxo -claudine

claudinka said...

I fricken love you so much girl!!! This is the best story ever! Soooo cute. OF COURSE you had 4 different boys coming to the rescue... you're foxicita! Thanks for sharing 'a day in the life" (now if the weather would only cooperate in the Bay Area, I might join you in the dress-wearing revolution). xoxo -claudine