I have tried to wear this beautiful Tatyana dress several times. But every time I slipped it on, the little red straps originally at the shoulders just threw me off. The off-shoulder design is not very extreme, so the straps were completely uneccessary and, in my opinion, added a little too much fuss to the already scalloped and off-shoulder design. So for a while, I sat it in my “sell” pile. While it has many features I love, it’s also white (I am notorious for spilling coffee!) and the straps just didn’t work no matter how much I tried.
Then this weekend I had the glaringly obvious idea: tuck the straps away! Instant fix, and I immediately loved the dress a whole lot better.
I am still debating whether I should keep this in my closet or not, since I won’t wear it often. It’s such a special and pretty dress, but I’d be in constant fear of spilling, sitting on something dirty, getting makeup on it, etc. Does anyone else fear white for this reason? I love the idea of a crisp white dress, but boy am I terrible at keeping them crisp and white. Maybe I should invest in one of those magic laundering sticks (I can’t remember the name of them!) to help myself keep things clean!
For now perhaps I’ll keep it as a special occasion dress. When I’m going out with my husband and no kids, or when I know I won’t be, you know, drinking hazardous liquids like coffee. And let’s be honest, we all know that in the choice between coffee or a white dress, ya girl is probably going to choose coffee.
I have three kids, after all. Coffee is life these days.
What about you? Are there items in your wardrobe that, despite many obstacles, you still hang on to? I’ve been thinking lately about the remix abilities of what I keep, and while obviously I can’t apply remix rules to EVERY dress I own, I want to try remixing and rewearing things more often. Like many bloggers, I think I got caught up in showing something new every time I posted, and that’s not necessarily a BAD thing but I have a small house and it’s not feasible to my budget to always have a new thing to share! I was searching my archives recently and noticed how much more I used to remix and rewear things versus now, when I usually take photos in newly thrifted or just new dresses.
Since we are moving soon, it’s about time to stop buying clothes, minimise what I have, and start rewearing things regularly again!