Today I had lunch with Rob Berkley and Debbie Phillips at The Waterside Shops.
Oh, la, la!
The stores at the mall may be drool worthy, the brands may be totally upscale and over the top, but the classic LITTLE BLACK DRESS stole my heart.
That window at Max Mara keeps calling my name.
There’s nothing like a dress to makes me drool!
I luvs me a great dress.
And a little black one is my absolute favorite!
One can never have too many little, big, medium, long, short, frilly, plain, classic or haute couture black dresses.
So, after seeing these lovely numbers in the window, I thought I should count the ones in my own closet.
Turns out, I have three in just my “summer” stash here in Naples.
(Who knows how many are back in Massachusetts in my winter stash…)
They may be black.
But they are all different.
One is fun and casual.
The other is festive and chic.
The third is somewhere in between and goes great with a suit jacket.
Here’s the sad part.
One of these has never been worn. Egad!
Makes me wonder:
If I have something in my closet that I love, I need to find a reason to wear it.
Or invent a reason to at least put it on. Or, figure out why I bought it in the first place and just what was I thinking?!
When 2012 arrives and I go back to buying, I must figure out a way to stop this phenomenon from repeating itself.
Maybe I’ll throw a party called “Never Been Worn” where everyone is required to wear something in their closet that has yet to see the light of day.
Or maybe I’ll just take a photo of all the clothes I own that have never been worn and post it in a Facebook album called:
“Have outfit. Need occasion.”
Or, maybe I’ll call it:
“Dear Jamie, what were you thinking?”
Or, quite possibly:
“Promise me this: Never again.”
I wonder how many items in my closet would actually qualify?
How many would in yours?