The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
The adorable Lili at Relatable Style posted a week of “closet orphan” styling recently, where she took items she didn’t wear very often, and styled them in a “should they stay or should they go” kind of way. Most of them found new life with fresh styling.
Along with the forgotten maxi skirt, I discovered a few dresses I’ve owned for years, haven’t been wearing, but for some reason can’t part with. I kept telling myself I’d wear them somewhere. But I think I might have been keeping them because they remind me of my paternal grandmother’s colorful house dresses.
I decided that maybe with new spring shoes and some thrifted blazers, some of the heretofore (we talk like that in the legal field) closet orphans might go to work with Mommy. This one’s a very inexpensive dress from the juniors department at Burlington Coat Factory (why I can remember this crap, and not people’s names is beyond me) I bought five or six years ago. Maybe I thought it was too goofy for work or too young for me now – but not today.
|Ruby Rox dress (old Burlington Coat Factory); Divided blazer ($3.50 thrifted); Breva pumps (John Fluevog clearance); Necklace (thrift store); Bracelet (Mother’s Day gift a while ago)|
Dear Hubby was my photographer again today. He’s a very patient man 🙂
|Oh, I almost forgot! One of Mina’s onyx magnetic Fasheners is keeping the faux wrap dress wrapped.|
|This dress took so many years off my age, that 49 is definitely the new 19.|
|The best jewels aren’t really jewels, but mostly love.|
How ’bout you guys? Got any closet orphans that need a breath of fresh air – or a new home?