Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day Ten: Wear a Closet Orphan


Just in case you're not up on your fashion blog definitions, I'll tell you what a "closet orphan" is.  It's an item of clothing in your closet that you don't wear often.  You're welcome.

I have quite a few of these orphans.  Today I chose two that I'm pretty sure I bought back in May of 2002.  How do I know that, you ask?  Well, it's because I bought this outfit for a special event:


I saw Harry Connick, Jr. in concert for the first time on June 1, 2002.  I paid a whopping $34.25.  Worth. Every. Penny.  That man has talent like I've never seen!

Here's what I bought and wore to see Harry:



Every time I wear this outfit I get compliments on it.  So *why* don't I wear it?  Simple - I forget about it!  I'm ditzy as they come, people - I'm just sayin'.  And I have had it since 2002.  I might pass it over usually for something newer.  Must stop that.

Top and skirt - JCPenney, Bracelet - my new fave from The Altered Chain on etsy.com, Belt - Target clearance

I kind of wish I had a dressier top to wear with this skirt.  I picked the tee because it matched so well.  I'll have to keep my eye out for a cute sweater in one of the shades of pink in the skirt and see if I can't class it up a bit.  Stay tuned and you just might see this skirt again.  :-)

3 comments:

  1. I kind of love outfits like this - the ones that have a great story behind them!

    And I'm super forgetful too. This often works in my husband's favor. When we are fighting, I don't remember why I'm mad!

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  2. You wouldn't have to wear pink. Something green, blue, or orange would be daring. And there's always black or white.

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  3. Monochromatic two days in row--I really like monochrome looks that include pattern like this. That's such a bright, fun color. I see why it draws compliments. Plus, I'm jealous you've seen Harry Connick live. :-)

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