This dress does not meet any reasonable cost per wear standards; it’ll take me many many years to make it “worth it” in those terms. But every time I think about getting rid of it, I hesitate because I love it.
So I wear it the 5 or so days a year that it’s appropriate, and am happy.
It’s taken me a long time to come to terms with that though, since I am brutal about culling my wardrobe, and get rid of anything that I don’t wear very often. But I see the value now in having a few things that are “special” and that I really love, even if I don’t wear them that much. This dress, for example, is ridiculously comfortable, and super easy to wear, but it’s a medium, leaning towards heavy weight cotton blend fabric, so it’s really warm. It also has a REALLY high slit up the back of the dress (comes to right above my knees) so gets quite a breeze, which makes it not great for cool weather.
Whenever it’s between 70 and 80 degrees out, and partly sunny, I wear it. Like yesterday.
Anyway, I have been going through my closet recently to see what I can live without and have decided on a few things to get rid of, but this dress is not one of those things.
What do you hold on to that you love, but don’t wear very often? Or do you tend to get rid of things you don’t wear all the time?