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» Thursday, May 07, 2009

What I love about Summer - Sarongs

Days 'till Memorial Day: 18

Days 'till A Little Light Magic: 19

Days 'till the Summer Solstice: 45

Whoever invented sarongs has my undying love and devotion.

I suspect it was some forty-ish woman who suddenly realized her legs didn't look *quite* as good as they had when she was a young thing. So she grabbed the first piece of pretty cloth she could find and...the rest is history.

For those of us who prefer not to advertise our jiggling thighs--except for that mad dash from lounge chair to ocean, lake or pool--sarongs are a godsend.

You can wrap them any which way - short or long, as a dress or as a skirt. Sarongs take the angst out of wearing a bathing suit, with patterns and colors make you feel pretty and sexy at the same time! Huzzah!


Coming May 26!

A Little Light Magic

Summer at the Jersey Shore has never been so hot!

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Blogger kimmyl said...

The 7th is a big day for me. I turn a big 40. I'm actually telling everyone else 30. LOL
I agree about the sarongs being a godsend. They are also very colorful and pretty.

2:18 AM  
Blogger VickieC said...

I have several of these in different colors,yes I wouldnt go out without it,NO WAY

8:42 AM  
Blogger darbyscloset said...

I too love sarongs and I found a new twist on them last summer....on the top of both ends of the rectangle there are arm loops so you loop an arm then cross the fabric across your body and loop the other arm and wa-la you have a dress. Wish I could draw you a picture on here.
Loving the summer thoughts!
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

8:50 AM  
Blogger Meljprincess said...

My mom gave me a beautiful sarong. I wouldn't go to a beach or a pool without it!

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

9:21 AM  
Blogger Tamsyn said...

I have many sarongs myself but it is not a long piece of cloth like the parau. Malaysian sarongs are like sewn together at the shorter hems so that it forms a tube. We wear it with a top called a kebaya, usually embroideried in lace patterns. Really beautiful.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Caffey said...

I long sarongs! I wished they had them out even earlier! I used to use anything I could to make something like that but the sarongs are prettier!

1:18 PM  
Blogger Raonaid Luckwell said...

I've never worn a sarong before, and sadly no I don't even own one. They do look neat and comfortable.

2:03 PM  
Blogger chey said...

I'll have to look for a sarong for this summer. They sound great!

2:20 PM  
Blogger dandan said...

i got my first sarong in mexico last year when i went on my first cruise but i havent worn it yet its my prize when i lose 20 lbs lol

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't tried a sarong either but they sure are beautiful. I think I'll be shopping for one soon.

3:51 PM  
Blogger Pat Cochran said...

Amen on the sarong. Sarongs are
my friends!!

Pat Cochran

4:09 PM  
Blogger Estella said...

When I was younger I loved sarongs. Now you can't get me in anything I would use a sarong to cover.

4:27 PM  
Blogger blessedheart said...

I don't own a sarong but I definitely have to get some before it gets too warm.

Rhonda :-)

4:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I don't think I have ever seen a sarong before but I love the color of this one!

5:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Have had sarongs since the late 60's. That was many years and too many pounds ago. Bought a couple two years ago. One for my daughter to use as a sarong and mine I use for a shawl. As Estella said - I don't wear anything you would use a sarong to cover.
Happy summer.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

They are pretty, but I don't own one. Really have no need for one beach or pool :(

11:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love sarong's too - but I happen to think they can be pretty sexy - that idea that you show a hint of leg instead of walking around with everything out there in a bathingsuit. And there are so many ways to wear them!


9:16 AM  
Blogger robynl said...

I too don't own a sarong but by all descriptions I should.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I've never worn a sarong before but I do think they are very lovely to wear when you don't want to show off your legs until you want to tan.

1:11 PM  

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