Remember when I first wore it here and mentioned that I’d been thinking about ordering the gray version as well? I still haven’t. And although every time I put the dress on (I wear it ALL THE TIME) I think I’d like to have the gray version, I remind myself that I’d rather use that money for something else.
I actually do have a gray dress on my “things I need” list, but I want one that’s fitted, so I can layer it during fall/winter. The oak dress isn’t easily layered; it’s more a wear as-is dress, so it wouldn’t suit my needs. Sure, I’d wear it if I had it, and I’d love to have it, but I’d rather have this James Perse cashmere/cotton dress instead – it’s much more practical for year-round wear.
So, yes, I am an advocate for buying multiples of things you love, but within reason, and only after some trial period. If I’d ordered the gray dress immediately after receiving the black one, I’d have less money in my budget for the James Perse dress (which I will order, but not now). And now that I’m working on minimizing my wardrobe, I am much more aware of what I choose to add and why. Whatever I add to my wardrobe must fill a specific need and I prefer things that I can wear for multiple seasons.