I am not saving anything

Dear Bertha,
… I’m not ‘saving’ anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom. I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries. I’m not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank…”

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16Sometimes we attach so much sentiments to our material possessions that we may end up to not using them to their full potentials. I have a few outfits that I have stopped myself from wearing because I was saving them for the best occasions and best events, and those occasions or events rarely happens. Sad thing is some of these clothes sit in my wardrobe for years. And years after, I can’t let go because I haven’t worn it enough. And I can’t wear it enough because it doesn’t excite me like it did when i recently acquired it. And I can’t dispose of them because I still like them, such a struggle!

Unfortunately for me, this is something I still struggle with. Sometimes I look through my wardrobe and see these outfits, I long to wear them so bad and I imagine how I would style them. Then I stop myself as usual because the occasion has to be right and the timing has to be perfect. Well, the timing doesn’t have to be perfect, and the occasion(s) can occur over and over again as long as we keep living. Life is happening now and it is the memories that count. Now every time I purchase/acquire something new, I try to wear it immediately regardless of how unspecial the occasion is. I feel the sooner I wear it, the less likely it will end up like my other favourite things. ‘Someday and one of these days are losing their grip in my vocabulary’, If I feel like wearing, I just do.

So here is me wearing one of my favourite shirts that I have had for ages, I haven’t worn it enough and I can’t let go of it just yet. Lol.

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Photographed by Cedric Nzaka of http://everydaypeoplestories.com

I hope I am not alone in this, lol. Is this something you struggle with, or know someone that struggles with it? How do you break this cycle? I would totally love to know your take.

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  • jane

    hmmmm its the girl’s bad habit we all have it

  • Beautiful post and awesome photography!
    I love.

    Tiana x

  • joy

    nice post and cool pictures… yo
    u rock gal

  • Zish

    My Godpheww!so i’m not alone? I’m glad.

  • Dammie

    You’re totally not alone in this. We keep waiting for the “perfect” timing because we wouldn’t want to “waste” an outfit. Lol, we should adopt “Carpe diem” as a motto maybe