I’ve worn this dress a couple of times recently and am always stunned at how great it is when I wear it. It’s quite warm for summer (it’s the brushed jersey, and double layered), but I love the neckline and the arm openings and the teeny tiny front pockets. I’ve thought about getting it hemmed because it’s a bit long, but for fall/winter this length works well, and I love to layer it with cashmere cardigans and sneakers. I’ve gotten quite a lot of wear out of this dress over the last couple of years I’ve had it (I think I bought it fall 2014).
As I’ve mentioned before, it’s not always easy to tell what you will love and wear many times and what you won’t at the moment of purchase. Every single time I buy something I analyze and overanalyze, trying to make sure that I will get my cost down to a reasonable cost-per-wear (I’m not sure what that is, really, although maybe $1? or less ideally…) and when I make the decision to buy anything, I envision keeping and wearing it for many years. And you all KNOW that doesn’t always happen!!
Of course I believe in conscious & responsible shopping; not indulging in fast-fashion, and considering things carefully before you buy, but at the end of the day, you can do that, and still end up with something you don’t love or want to wear anymore. Such is life, growth, and the passage of time. I’ve learned only recently to let go of the guilty feelings I have after purchasing and not wearing things for as long as I thought I would. I try to learn from my sartorial mistakes, and not repeat them, of course, but in general, I feel okay about the system I have going now; passing on things I don’t wear anymore to my sister, friends or selling on SLOWRE 🙂
Do you notice a system, or similarities at all among the things you buy and don’t wear? or do you just cycle styles out over time? Do you wear things forever?
Happy Tuesday 🙂 Hope you enjoyed your long weekend. I’m back home late tonight from helping out with my mom. Who, as it turns out, didn’t need much help at all; she’s fiercely independent, but it was nice to be here and spend time with her. My father and step-mom were also here for my nephew’s birthday, so I got to see everyone this trip, which was very nice. But then, it’s so hard to say goodbye….