A few of my 'unworns'.
Do any of these thought processes seem familiar? Back when I had an expendable income (or so I thought), I was definitely a #3. Now, I admit to being a #4 most of the time.
The problem I find as a #4, is that I have too many unworn items in my closet. As I assess each piece I ask myself, "Why?"Why haven't I worn this?
Do I even like it?
Why did I buy this?
What did I spend on this?
Is it worth keeping?
Does it need to be altered?
Do I like it enough to pay for alterations?
Can I make the alterations myself?
Is it damaged?
Can I fix it?
What would I need in order to make this wearable?
Different shoes? Specific undergarments? Particular accessories?
At the end of the day, this unworn item has taken up highly coveted closet real estate and plagues me with a twinge of regret - for purchasing it at all, OR guilt - for having never worn it. Perhaps I should not allow myself to buy one more thing until all unworns have been worn (or donated). But that just doesn't seem fair, does it?
This post has been a little anti-retail therapy for me. And so continues my efforts of becoming a #2...#1 at the very least. Thanks for joining me.