Not technically a year old yet (I bought it last year in August during Reformation’s Summer sale), I’ve certainly worn this dress enough to make it almost worth what I paid for it on sale. Anyway, it’s not leaving my wardrobe any time soon (ever?) so it will continue to get a lot of wear. If you remember after my original review I sewed the side slits up a bit and that has made all the difference; Reformation’s dresses definitely tend to be on the “sexier” side, and as it was, I was showing WAY too much leg!
These Rag & Bone sandals are also older – about three years old – and are still in great shape. I don’t wear them as often as I did when I first got them, because I guess I prefer my Birkenstock and Beek sandals nowadays, but also they’re not “new.”
Ah yes, the allure of new, and negligence of the old. I’ve written about this before, and thought about it a lot lately, especially as I’ve added quite a few new things to my wardrobe this year. Number one, it’s the problem with having too many things; the new tends to take takes preference over the old, even though the old is still perfectly wearable. And two, new is appealing sometimes.
I have to make an effort to continue wearing the old, like these Rag & Bone sandals (I’d rather be wearing my Beek sandals), and other times, I don’t have to work so hard – I reach for the tried and true, like the Oak dress I wore last week, and this dress by Reformation, because they’re trusty standbys and personal classics. And my Birkenstock sandals are always on rotation. So, it may be that I have simply moved on from certain things…over time, I do tend to do that.
I could do better, but I honestly think I do a pretty good job balancing old & new in my wardrobe, and the “old” pieces I don’t wear in a year or so I ruthlessly purge rather regularly.
How do you balance old & new? Do you have to remember to wear your old favorites? or are they always around?