Shoes: Chie Mihara
This dress has weathered the storm of So. Many. Wardrobe. Culls.
No, seriously, look; Here it is waaaaay back in 2008 meagre months after I started Frocks and Frou Frou.
And here it is on Christmas Day 2006 (!) when the blog was but a twinkle in my eye.
My sister Mae is also wearing a dress made by Crossroads that season – They had a freak rush of really excellent summer dresses that year, and I think both Mae and I binge shopped there in the lead-up to Christmas. I don’t think they’ve had such a good range since then (guys, whoever your designer was in 2006…. you should have held on to them!)
I don’t have much in my wardrobe that dates back that far – I know it’s wasteful (though I do try to recycle my clothes where possible with remixes, or passing them on to other people through donations or selling them for future “neutral shopping”)
I’ve nearly retired this dress so many times, but it always makes its way back into my wardrobe. And every time we have a real scorcher of a day, I’m happy it has.
Thank Goodness for my two-part culling process.
I’m mindful of the statistic (real or not) that women wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time, and I have a lot of clothes not being worn, so I periodically pack away a chunk of my lesser-worn items, and if I don’t go fishing around in the box for them before the next Big Cull… out they go!
I’ve fished for this so many times I think I need to start giving it a free pass.
How do you deal with an over-full wardrobe? Do you have any well-loved old pieces in your wardrobe that you rarely wear but can’t bear to get rid of?