This summer I made a promise to my mother.
I agreed to give away any clothes I hadnâ€™t worn in over two years at the end of summer.
It was just the kick I needed to sort through my shamefully exploding wardrobe.
I feel like such a hypocrite for someone whoâ€™s trying to live a minimalist lifestyle.
That; and I donâ€™t have room in my small living quarters for all these â€˜thingsâ€™ I seem to be acquiring.
Take these overalls for instance, you canâ€™t tell by looking at them but they are over tens years old.
And hereâ€™s the kickerâ€¦ Iâ€™ve never ever worn them!
How ridiculous is that?
You donâ€™t have to answer that, I willâ€¦ in the words of my friend J. â€œItâ€™s totes ridic.!â€
And why have I kept them for so long? Iâ€™m not sure, maybe I was waiting for overalls to make a comeback?
They probably werenâ€™t in style when I got them, which would explain why they never got worn.
Or I just wasnâ€™t creative enough to figure out how to stylishly incorporate them into my wardrobe.
Thankfully, this spring, along with clogs, overalls made a big comeback â€“ and I took the opportunity to test these babies out.
For as long as Iâ€™ve kept them, I wanted to wear them at least once before deciding whether to give them away.
I got them when I still lived in Maryland, at the Gap Outlet in Old Town Alexandria.
I think I may have held on to them this long because of that connection.
I love Old Town Alexandria, Itâ€™s one of those places I talk about with that longing look in my eyes.
I remember cobblestone streets, a beautiful waterfront and colonial houses.
Itâ€™s taken me over a decade but these overalls doesnâ€™t and shouldnâ€™t represent a place.
It kind of reminds me of this quote.
I donâ€™t think Iâ€™llÂ keep them after all.
Theyâ€™ll leave my closet soon, and even though I only wore them once, maybe they were my lesson-overalls.
Maybe Iâ€™ll visit Old Town Alexandria again, and maybe Iâ€™ll make new memories,Â keep them and leave the â€˜thingsâ€™ behind.
Outfit Details: Denim Overalls â€“ Gap Outlet, blouse â€“ Joe Fresh, Jacket â€“ Aritzia, Shoes â€“ Clarks (UK)
You look absolutely spectacular in those overalls! They are really coming back in fashion here in New York City, you should totally hold on to them and wear them with pride!
~maggie1 November, 2010 at 11:46 am