If something doesn't make you feel fabulous when you wear it, get rid of it.
Most of you will probably recognise Vix's Law!
And I agree. Why would you wear things you don't like?
I love this 1970s dress, and always feel great when I wear it.
Bold and bright, what's not to love?
But I do have more difficulty with the it's OK elements of my wardrobe. While I don't wear anything I dislike, I do have absolute always-a-joy favourite pieces, and others which are... OK.
Is it acceptable to have a second tier? I feel I am betraying them, those poor lower-ranked clothes, which are perfectly decent, and I do like them, I just don't... adore them.
Are clothes like children (or cats); must they all be your favourites?
Case in point; this 1960s dress.
I like it. I like the print, the colours, and the integral collar/ pussy bow.
the fabric is a bit scratchy, it irritates me, it's see-through, and I don't have a short enough slip to wear underneath. I don't wear the dress very often, and when I do, I am reminded why it languishes in that so-so second rank.
1960s dress - community fair
1960s knit coat - vintage fair
Cardigan, beret, bangles and 1970s bag - charity shopped
Boots - retail (sale, ancient)
But when I look at it objectively as an outfit with the 1960s coat, I think it looks good.
Does anyone else have trouble with the also-rans, the it's-fine-even-if-it's-not-perfect brigade? Or are you all ruthlessly clear about what stays and what goes, moving on any item which prompts the merest hint of discontent?
I feel rather irritated by my own indecision.
1970s Shubette dress, cardigan, 1960s petticoat, beret, bangles and necklace - charity shopped
Boots - Ebay
Flower - retail (sale)
This one's a keeper.
Eldest has her beady eyes on it, she asked if she can have it when I die.
Just for that, I might insist on being cremated in it.
The girls have shown some interest in these lovely pieces from Val too. The earrings were a prize in her recent giveaway, and she kindly included the necklace and little tin. Mine; all mine. Thanks, Val!
So what do you think?
Does every single item in your wardrobe make you feel joyful and fabulous; or do you have some work-a-day pieces which are pleasant acquaintances, but not treasured best friends?
And is it always easy to tell the difference?
Feeling fabulous and smiling; oh the power of a red dress!