the dress clean-out of 2011
The dress section of my wardrobe is the most problematic one. It is filled with dresses I bought to suit some alternate personality, dresses that look fine but are of middling quality that I can't find good replacements for, dresses of excellent quality and fit that I like, but don't love, and hence don't wear enough of. There are a couple of stars in there and my rational mind says to give away/sell everything else, but I hadn't really been able to muster the energy to deal with it.
Still a purge was in order and I finally dealt with it last weekend. The keepers are six everyday basics; four "special occasion" things for those more formal occasions so that I'm never at loss at what to wear; and two "sentimental" pieces because I have such good memories attached to them even though I don't wear them often anymore.
There are a couple I'm undecided about.
-White cotton shirtdress from Lover.
Very nicely made and I love the way it looks on me, but somehow I never wear it. I bought it last year and I've worn it maybe four times. But well-made classics are a keeper no?
- Vintage nubbly cotton shift
I bought this for about $5 three years ago, and I always wonder why no one makes dresses like this anymore - made of nubbly comfy cotton that's aging nicely, in a clean classic cut. But I've also stopped wearing it in the past year or so.
I threw out and gave away eight other dresses. Felt good!
Anyone purging stuff? How is it coming along?