My sister and I are very different. Except for our love of food, we are not alike in anyway. She has this habit that used to really annoy me. She would walk into a store and purchase a new outfit. Then she would have the sales people bag up the clothes she was wearing and my sister would leave the store wearing the new clothes. I always thought this was strange. It almost didn’t matter what the clothes were. It could be a semi formal dress or a dazzling sequin shirt or high heels. Whatever she bought she wore. I told her that some of the clothes should be saved for a special occasion and she said that it didn’t make sense and she wants to enjoy the clothes right away. For years I thought she was crazy but now I know that I am the one who just didn’t get it.
Why are we waiting for special occasions to wear special clothes? If you see a dress you love why do you have to wait for that holiday party that only happens once a year to enjoy it? If you have fabulous shoes, why should they sit around collecting dust for the one day that you may or may not bring them out to be seen. Beautiful clothes and shoes deserve more than to sit in a dusty closet for most of their lives. They should see the world! (and as a side note glitter and sequins do not have exclusive rights during the month of December)!
I bought a crazy expensive pair of cowboy boots several years back. They cost me $1,000. Yes. I said it. I did it. I own it. I don’t regret it. They were made with Swarovsky crystals up and down the sides. I bought them with excitement and put them in my closet and just waited for that special occasion to arrive. After a couple months, they were still in my closet and the I finally said. “screw it.” I love these boots and I’m going to rock them anytime I want night or day. That is exaclty what I did.
I wear these boots at least twice a week every week. I wear them to work, to the store, on vacation, to the gym and all around. I feel like a million bucks in these boots and they have brought me so much happiness. I get that little extra kick in my step when I wear them. I love the hell out of them and myself in them. Makes me sad just thinking that for two months they sat sad and lonely in my closet wallowing in their own depression.
Now, when I go to the mall and buy and outfit I almost inevitably wear the new outfit out. I start enoying my new purchases right away. I get every penny out of every purchase I make and yes, I will rock glitter year round. It is kind of like that line from The Devil wears Prada where Nigel tells Anne Hathaway’ss character that clothes are important because you live your life in them. Agreed. Wear the clothes you love, feel great, look great and live your best life.