Here's the story of one such item.
I bought it in the summer of 2011 in the girls' section at GAP--it's a girls' XL dress that I decided to wear as a tunic. I was particularly taken by the ruffle around the neck and black & white dots!
When I got home, I decided it was too long to wear as a tunic, so I used Mighty Mendit to glue up the hem a few inches. Then I wore the top to work and to dinner with my sister for her birthday.
"You look nice--very Julia Roberts at a polo match," my boss said.
"What a cute top!" my sister said. We had a lovely dinner at a French crepe restaurant.
I thought the tunic was a success, so I peeled off the Mighty Mendit and got it professionally hemmed 4 inches shorter, but now I fear it's one inch too short. The total that I paid for the top, even after its alteration, is about $40.
I managed to wear it once more, to meet some friends for coffee at a bookstore. It was a success for that event too--I felt cultured and fun--but I've never managed to wear it since.
So is it ok to wear something just once or twice? I asked my friends on Facebook...
One friend says, "Noooo! There's no return of investment then, lol!"
Another friend says, "Absolutely! It's all about how you feel in it at the moment for the event! Many of my favorite outfits I've only gotten to wear once--it makes them more special for that."
The Urban Lioness says: "If you like it, why not wear it again! There are loads of ways to wear everything:)."
I like the memories associated with this top and maybe that's enough.
Or maybe I just need the right cardigan to throw over it?
Any suggestions for how I can wear my top again?
Won't you please share the story behind one of your articles of clothing?