December 5, 2016
The month of December is usually the time of year when I have the most opportunities to dress up. Work parties, family parties, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, from now until the end of the year I’m attending at least one (sometimes more) events every week. As a ex-shopaholic, the itch to run out to the stores to buy something new is highest at this time of year. After all, how often do I get a chance to shop for something dressy? Not very often.
Except running out to buy something new would contradict what I just did in my last blog post, purging my special occasion wardrobe. Which begs the question, what am I going to wear? The answer is surprisingly simple. I’m wearing the same outfits I wore last year. Why am I going to do that? And even more important, won’t someone notice?
Well, let’s flip the question around, would YOU notice?
Looking at myself first, I can tell you exactly what I wore to non-dressy as well as dressy events last year. I paired the black lace knit with jeans and short boots with a heel for casual events then swapped the jeans for trousers for dressy occasions in the photo at the top of this post.
But, I do NOT recall what my co-workers wore to the office party. Also, I don’t remember what my family members wore for Christmas day either. And if I don’t remember what other people wore, then they probably don’t remember what I wore either. That’s why I’m going to repeat my holiday outfits again this year, which let’s me get a little more cost per wear out of the least used items in my wardrobe.
What if my answer was YES, and I DID remember what party guests wore? In my next post I’ll highlight how could have tweaked my holiday outfits without buying a completely new outfit.
Will you repeat your holiday outfits this season or buy something new?