The Out of Control Hopeful Kelley

Shoes: Thrifted – Jeans: Old Navy Sweater: Thrifted (Similar) Button Down: Thrifted Necklace: Gift from Mother-in-Law

I know I just wore this sweater and posted an outfit containing it last week, but I love it so much that I pretty much have to force myself NOT to wear it every day.  But it’s hard!  I mean it’s just so stinking comfortable, and I have no self-control when it comes to comfy clothing.  So, I stared at it for a while in my closet on Tuesday, then I sneakily put it on, and right before I was about to give myself a lecture for wearing this sweater too much, I remembered that it has a funny story connected to it that I have yet to tell you. It was decided, I HAD to wear it again so that I could provide you all with a good ‘ol chuckle.

So, here goes.

While at the thrift store (the way any good silly story starts), grabbing up this beautiful peach of a sweater, I overheard two ladies talking. Okay, okay, I was eavesdropping. ANYWAY, these ladies were standing about 10 feet away from me at a mirror outside of the dressing room, and they were trying on clothes OVER their current outfits to avoid waiting in the dressing room line (smart broads).

Now, before we go any further, I should tell you that these ladies were about 80 years old.  And with that out of the way, here is what I heard:

Lady 1:  “This top is fantastic, if only I could get it over my magnificent succulent breasts!”

Lady 2: *Laughing* “What?!”

Lady 1:  “What? That’s what my husband used to call them, my ‘Mag Sucks’!”

Lady 2: *Laughing* “Oh… goodness!”

Lady 1:  “Well, these clothes are all so great, they make me want to go party!”

At this point I had to quickly walk away to hide my obvious laughter.  I hope I’m JUST like that when I’m eighty.

-The Out of Control Hopeful Kelley


19 thoughts on “The Out of Control Hopeful Kelley

  1. I don’t blame you for wearing this sweater again this week. It’s so classy! And, wow, I LOVE that button-up! The key design is awesome. I am so glad you posted that story — it’s hilarious. Old ladies like that are great.

    • I’m so sorry! I saw the EXACT same pair (same size and everything) while thrifting a while back and I should have scooped them up, because now these pair are getting a bit sad and old. I wear them SO much, I’ll be sad to see them go.

  2. Hahaha that is such a fabulous story!! I love this sweater, and I would totally wear it everyday if I owned it. I also really love your blouse – it is so cute and looks lovely poking out from under your sweater. I hope you have a wonderful day!! 🙂

  3. “Mag Sucks”?!?!?!?! Good heavens. That is one I’ve never, ever heard.

    Hugely a fan of the key-print collared shirt! Totally makes your outfit a step above the average sweater/shirt combination. Adorable!

    ❤ cambria

  4. oh my goodness, that is so funny! Old ladies can say the most awesome things! I had the pleasure of working in an elderly home as my internship for three months, so I know. They’re just hilarious. The sweater you thrifted is really lovely, so it justified to wear it often!

    xo Nikki

    PS: try saying “the way any good silly story starts”, serioulsy that’s a real tongue breaker (for a foreigner like me) !

  5. This exchange sounds amazing. I love eaves dropping while I am thrift store shopping. So much fun. Also this sweater is very cute but I can’t get over (and I know I’ve said it before) how awesome the key print on that button-down shirt is.

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