You know the dress (or suit or jacket), the one that hangs in your closet, never worn, because it’s “for a special occasion,” the one that you spent
a lot a little bit more money than you usually spend, that’s “too good for work.”
This is that dress for me, a Calvin Klein dress from Macy’s career wear department I’d normally never be able to afford, except that it was on sale, and the Guilford County Paralegal Association gave me a Macy’s gift card for presenting a session on ethics and today’s technology at their annual seminar. (Shout out to GPA! I would have done the session, even without a gift card!)
I saw it, loved it, twirled around the dressing room in it a ridiculous number of times, and then hung it in my closet. Without wearing it once. For four months.
Because I was saving it for a special occasion that matched its original price tag. But I didn’t get invited to a single wedding (thank you, Jaysus!), cocktail party (darn it), or any event at all that I thought merited this dress. I didn’t even get to go to court with anybody.
Then I started worrying I might die before I ever got to wear it. Which just seemed wrong. So I’m not saving it any more.
|I’m probably being upstaged by The Corginator, right? Calvin Klein dress (Macy’s w/ gift card); Banana Republic cropped cardigan (on sale); Nine West heels (Ross); Necklace from boutique in Chapel Hill|
When I say “necklace from a boutique in Chapel Hill,” that means I can’t remember the name of the great jewelry store right across the street from UNC-Chapel Hill, and am obsessing over whether I have early onset Alzheimer’s.
|The rooster and I are about to perform a flamenco dance.|
|Stepping out of my usual conservative comfort zone with a floral pop of color.|
Honestly, every day is a special occasion. Enjoy your clothes – no matter how much they cost.