This Old Couple is SHARP!

I was on the Twitter, minding my own business when a twitpic came across my timeline. @Chromeo was at an airport when he saw an older couple who were dressed to the NINES so he tweeted their pic. Behold:

Old Couple Swag

Uncle Rufus and Aunty Opal (what I’ve named them) are slaying hoes (geriatric or otherwise) effortlessly! They better come through and GIVE!!!

How dope are they? Let’s start off with Aunty Opal. Getchu a piece of her bright yellow flats. YESSSS!!! She better follow the new bright color trend! Shoo… Betchu she’s had those since like 1959 too. What’s old is new again. With those stockings? Chile, you better come on, Aunty! And that Giraffe bag? Absolutely. I’d rock the heck outta that tote! Her carry on is flyer than the airplane. Shoo…

Plus her hair is in a solid bun with cute hair accessory and she’s sitting there like “Who gon check me, boo???” Not nobody, Aunty O. Not nary person!

And don’t be sleep on Uncle Rufus over there. Y’all see him in all tan/brown everything? First of all, I’m a hat freak, and Uncah’s fedora got me geeked. His hat matches his suit (with that brown shirt underneath? YES INDEED! And his suit matches his square-toed dress shoes. SIT UP THERE AND TELL ME UNCLE RUFUS AIN’T FRESHER THAN SPRING RAIN AFTER FEBREZE! And bounce laundry sheets. Sit up there and tell me.

Together, Uncle Rufus and Aunt Opal are sharper than a *insert sharp thing here*

This old couple is giving me everything! I love them!!! I hope this is what I step out like when I’m nice and elderly. This is legit!

Do y’all love them as much as I do? They are sooo cute!

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  1. Curvy Jones- @ms_jones74
    June 13, 2011 at 7:09 am

    My parents do this. And they like to match when they go to church. They’ve been married 38 years.

  2. ProfessLCH
    June 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I love them MORE after your throwing MORE light on their already brighter-than-the-sun shine, lol! The are in da streets & beat ’em good & proper, like a Sam Fine face!

    Those flats, the socks, that carryon, that hat band, this post: who, INDEED, gon’ check ya’ll, Boo? LOLOLOLOL!

    • June 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

      They sure are! Ain’t gon be no person checking Aunty!

  3. Kay
    June 13, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Him and those preacher boots are giving me LIFE!!!! And from having a Big Mama that likes to talk shit about people, but still be cute doing it, that’s what Aunty looks like she’s doing with that hand over her mouth…You already know she is talmbout errybody that ain’t funky, fly, fresh to deaf like them…..

    • June 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm

      You know he’s had those boots since 1974. He’s SHARP! And Aunty DO look like she’s roasting someone at the moment. She’s earned it.

  4. June 13, 2011 at 7:28 am

    CHILE!! The fact ALONE that you named em is making my damn day!! I loooove her bag and I have suede shoes something like that! His get-up IS gettin’ up! I swear, you nailed ERRYTHING good about this pic! They shole stuntin’…ha!

    • June 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      I HAD to name them! That bag is off the hook too

  5. Tracy
    June 13, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Yes! My big mama and pop pop used to put on like this to go pay bills. And I love that they not only coordinate, they are matching each other on the sly. You know he keeps that hat in a box. Shaaarrrpp!

    • June 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

      They ARE matching each other. And that fedora got a perfect shape to it. He keeps that in a hat box for sure!

  6. whit
    June 13, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I love them!

    • June 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm


  7. Shiks
    June 13, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Peep her rings and watch. She is fly!

    • June 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Ooooo how’d I miss those? GET EM, AUNTY!

  8. June 13, 2011 at 7:36 am


    • June 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      *hits my dougie in their honor*

  9. Jazz
    June 13, 2011 at 7:46 am

    So beautiful! Can I be that fly when I am old ? And this will be my inspiration everytime I want to be “comfy” (read a hot mess ) when I fly

    • June 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      Right! I pray I’m that fly when I’m geriatric. Slaying all the young’uns effortlessly.

      • Jazz
        June 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

        Right! And the fact that she does look like her name could be Opal is even better 😀

        • June 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm

          Mmhmm! I be knowing!

  10. emti
    June 13, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Fly as they wanna be with her reggae coloured bun holder…and juxtaposed against that bum in the back??

    I wanna be them when I’m old and (more) gray.

    • June 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      YOU SEE HER!!! She better work!!!

  11. Sha Sha
    June 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Looking at Uncle Rufus you can just tell he a real OG. But Aunty Opal look like she’ll do you sumthin’ for real doe! I wouldn’ t check her bout a damn thang!!!

    • June 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm


  12. lilsoulsista
    June 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    As my Grammy would say they “sharper than yard dogs”! I *love* them!

    • June 13, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      LMAO!!!! I love “sharper than yard dogs.”

  13. June 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I swear of lord (lol) they are the bees knees (and elbows and toes and and and)


    • June 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      LOL @ “I swear of Lord.” HA!

  14. legitimate_soul
    June 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Luv it! Love Miss Opal’s gangsta lean in the chair too. They look like they are conspiring in the best way possible.

  15. June 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Lawd Gawd! That’s the way my Aunt does it! And she’s 90 years old. Looking sharp when she goes to church and what not!

    I looove the way he’s got his hands folded in his lap, it says “I know I look good and I’m cool about it. No sweat, just fly! I’m calm cause I KNOW I got my ish together!” Rat ON Rat ON Right ON!

    I should have known better than to come here right before my late shift at work! Now I’m LATE! But seeing this beautiful elder couple has sho nuff blessed my heart! Thanks Luvvie!

    • June 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm

      Lawd, I don made you late. I WILL NOT PAY UNEMPLOYMENT!!! The rent is too damb high already.

      But YESSS you see him being cooler than a great fan? Yes you do see him.

  16. phatlips
    June 15, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    They “casket sharp”! Fashions come and go, but style is FO’EVA! My mom and dad have been married 51 years and they still dress up just to go to Home Depot. Who said black love/marriage was dead? Not in my world! NO SIIIRRR!! *sniff*

    • paintgurl40
      June 20, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      HAHAHA that’s a line i say a lot…casket sharp!

  17. paintgurl40
    June 20, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    you got to coordinate!! i like that the striped socks kind of compliment the rest of the suit.

    • June 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm


  18. TreasuredSoul
    June 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Wait….I just jumped out my seat…had 2 catch my breath & do a double take….I thought this was my PawPaw & Nanna (Rest their souls)…10 years this month and I thought they had risen from the dead….Bless my soul! Get it Rev & 1st Lady…LOVE IT!!!

    September 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm