Friday, April 7, 2017

White Now


Eyelet dress: Nordstrom, old- Similar options HERE & HERE| Shirt: HERE| Earrings: HERE
Clutch: Vintage| Shoes: Sold out, check out more options HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

I was thinking one day while strolling through my office in a tulle lined dress, I clearly do NOT believe in saving things for limited enjoyment on special occasions. What do I mean? Well, to put it simply: I USE my good stuff right NOW ⇒ NOT LATER 🎈🎉 LOL!
When I was growing up, older family members and friends always held certain items of clothing/furnishings/etc in high esteem. Don't get me wrong- that is totally awesome if that's your thing. However, doing so often means that "special" items can't be touched and or utilized regularly, if ever - throughout one's lifetime!
When I set up shop in our very first house, I felt the same way... for a time. That is: I had special items, marked/categorized as "Do Not Touch". However, it didn't take me long to realize that living by that philosophy just wasn't for me. I wanted to enjoy the good things that I had in the present, not at a future point in time. 
In line with my aforementioned preference(s), I wear my best clothes NOW- not solely on/for special occasions. 
Let me put it this way: I aim to eat off the good china every single week- not only at special dinner parties ✌
Over to you, do you designate certain clothing as "special", and reserve its wear only on/for special occasions?
Until next time,
XO

21 comments:

  1. I love this dress on You and expect to see it again. In my past life I would never wear my dress up clothes on a Friday. Not anymore, now I look forward to Fridays and get rid of stuff I don't wear anymore.

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    1. I love it Neti, let's look forward o everyday!!!
      Thank you!
      XO

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  2. I love your philosophy of not waiting until "someday" to wear your good stuff. This dress is too good to sit in the closet.

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

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  3. Gorgeous outfit, and I am with you on this philosophy of life in general! I don't dress up every day, because I don't go out every day (I work from home), but I thought to myself just recently that once I'm done with the house reorganizing, I will start wearing my dresses and skirts at home as well - no need to keep them in a closet where no one can enjoy them!

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    1. Yessss!!!! I love it Natalia! Seize every opportunity to feel good in your clothing :)
      Thank you!!
      XO

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  4. nice post and photos :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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  5. Yes! Glad to hear someone thinks this way too! Love the sleeves and the use of the pom-poms is so unexpected but perfect! You look beautiful!

    Mary Colleen
    https://www.themarycurator.com/

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    1. Great minds think alike :)) Thank you very much Mary!!!

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  6. Sandals are so cute, perfect accessory with your gorgeous white dress - I do love a white dress! Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Isn't a white dress (or three) a closet staple?! Thank you Jacqui!

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  7. I love this philosophy!! I was seriously just thinking to myself today, "I wonder if ____ would think I was strange if I wore this to work...it might be a bit much." I decided that most of the time I don't care if I'm "too dressy" so you and I will just wear our great stuff and look amazing! Your outfit is so fabulous. I'm sad those sandals are sold out!

    Virginia
    More to Mrs. E

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    1. Thank you very much Virginia! I try not to let anything go to waste :) It's a bummer these fun pom sandals are sold out, but now there are a number of dupes out there, the latest I saw were over on Amazon.

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  8. What a fabulous dress, and I love your sandals!

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  9. I used to do this. I'd keep my stuff for special occasions which would end up being so rare I'd never get the use out of them and then I'd get rid of them because of a trend change or whatever. Now I wear it. If it means wearing a white dress to get pizza with my 2 year old I do it! (I just bring a tide pen with me lol) You look gorgeous in this dress and I love your sandals!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. I love that concept Ruth!!! Pizza with a 2 year old in a white dress :) Thank you!
      XO

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  10. Love the pop of colors with your shoes and earrings. Beautiful dress!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you + thank you very much for hosting ;)

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  11. Those sandals are the bee's knees! They really pop against the pretty white dress. Fab earrings too :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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