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66. Tell us about something in your closet that you keep but never wear. What is it, why don’t you wear it, and why do you keep it?
My boyfriend bought me a black velvet wrap dress a few years back, printed with golden chains and red roses. It's both elegant and trashy, like me. It's never fit me right. I think cheaply-made wrap dresses are hard to wear, especially if you're not an hourglass shape.
I keep this wrap dress because he emptied his checking account to buy it for me in a really grandiose gesture of love. I had to buy our lunch afterward, and everything else he needed for the rest of the week. It was incredibly sweet of him.
Also, I've been telling myself for two years that I'll take it to a tailor and have it converted into a sheath.
It is this suit. I bought it two years ago in a Shopping mall located in the Suburbs of Philadelphia. I tried it on in the store, brought it home to Germany and never wore it here. I want to save it for a Special occation when a suit is appropriate. That occation never came until now.
it's a second bigger pair of my favourite pair of trousers (linen with snake print) because I was afraid of ever growing out of them. let's see if they'll ever be worn.
A Jack Wills green and white gilet. When I was a teenager JW was the rage, and I always envied the girls who could afford to dress themselves from head to foot in it. So when, as a birthday treat, I got the gilet I was over the moon.
Now it's hard to style because my other clothes really don't go with it, but I could never sell/get rid of it.
2 fabulous dresses bought in the 1970’s
one hand painted on burlap the other linen
2 Eskandar linen dresses
I dont think its any in my current closet that i dont wear atleast once a month.
I keep around a red velvet pantsuit that I promise I will never wear. I don't know why I keep it, I just think someday someone much cooler than me will look into my closet and envy me based on the fact that I own a red velvet pantsuit. Red simply isn't my color.
I have a skirt that I bought for an occasion. Hate the thing but the color is beautiful. I keep it in the hopes that someday I can find a way to wear it that I love.
A gray wool sweater with a cute cross-stitch of a hound dog barking. I got too fat for it. :(
I have beautiful dresses that I bought them at the famous store.
I purged my closet. Everything I have in my closet I wear.
Something that my mother made for me before she passed. It is a western coat and I do not want to ruin it.
I have hung onto a Issey Miyake suit from the 80s. It's a piece of sculpture more than anything. I barely fit it thirty years ago, I surely do not now. I don't intend to alter it. It's just so lovely.
I also have a pair of leather Nike basketball hightops I got from a friend who was an Olympic marathoner. They are too small now, but they are so well made, I just like to look at them. He signed them in the back, an unreadable signature from a totally different part of my life.