. . . for Lauren and Lauren: An emotional attachment

November 29, 2013

An emotional attachment

sweater: american eagle    pants: old navy   scarf: discovery   flats: target

I have way more clothes than I actually wear and quite often take way too long to get rid of something in my closet.  It isn't until I go a really long time without wearing something that I consider getting rid of it.  But then I often talk myself out of it because I have either a dumb sentimental feeling to an item of clothing or I convince myself it will be in style as soon as I drop it off at the thrift store. 

This sweater is thankfully one that I didn't follow through with getting rid of even though I haven't worn it in years.  After seeing a similar outfit in people magazine I'm glad I kept it, plus it is one of those items that comes with an emotional attachment.  My girlfriends from high school used to have an annual Christmas party and secret santa throughout high school, college and a few years after.  Sadly we haven't done it in a few years due to everyone living in different places, but this sweater was from my friend Shannon and makes me think about those high school sleepover days when I wear it. 

Tell me I'm not alone with the emotional connection to clothing?

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25 comments:

Hima Rajana said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have a few clothes that I won't get of because of the people who gave them to me, like my maroon beanie that I'm still trying to figure out how to wear.
My friends and I do a secret santa too :)

xo, Hima
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Simply LKJ said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have some like that, and you will find you will keep some of Addilyn's for years too!!

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh man, it's hard for me to get rid of clothes too! I really need to clean out my closet!

Carly
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Kim @ HappyPrettyBlog said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I have emotional attachment to everything!! I can never throw things out without being persuaded, drives my husband nuts!

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Not alone at all. I convince myself I'll wear something even if I haven't for the last 5 years :)

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that scarf! And that seems like a nice, basic sweater, easy to remix! I'm definitely sentimental about clothes... I have the hardest time getting rid of things!

Autumn Duke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Getting rid of clothes is ridiculously hard for me too! I definitely have an attachment to certain pieces. And it's so true! As soon as you get rid of it, it seems like it comes back in style or there finally is an occasion where you need it.

Good job hanging on to this sweater though, it's very cute! Such a classic piece!

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I definitely have an emotional connection to clothing! I have sold a bunch of stuff to my co-workers lately, and every time I see them wearing my stuff I want to take it back!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I definitely have emotional attachments to certain clothes, which I discovered while cleaning out my closet recently. Certain things like gifts, or what I wore on our first date with me and my husband, etc.. I have trouble getting rid of!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh I have way to many things in the I think I will wear it one day pile!!! I love your sweater, glad you didn't get rid of it. Love that scarf, really pretty.

Cat said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I am awful at throwing away clothes!! But what if this comes back...I can't throw that away I wore it...that time...I er...eek! I am terrible, my wardrobes are bursting though! x

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i am the exact same way with clothes! so hard to throw away. even when i do I'm sad to get rid of it sometimes!

Agnes Mayer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I also have emotional attachment to clothes. There's nothign wrong with that. I like your sweater. Hope you had a great thanksgiving.

Agi:)

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Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh you are so not alone. I have the same problem...I also include the, "But if I need to wear it one day" reasoning haha

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you're definitely not alone. i sometimes put clothes i am thinking of getting rid of in the basement, and a few months later, i look again. if i still want to get rid of them, i do.

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh, I get very emotionally attached to my clothes! To me, they are worth keeping if I love...but of course I actually wear the clothes I love!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I do the same thing!!! I'm a pack rat when it comes to clothes and find just about any reason to justify keeping something, especially when the tags are still on... Oops!

The Modern Tulip said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Story of my life. It's why my closet continues to grow. I can't let go of things because I always think, "what if...".

aki! said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I think it's because I've had pieces of clothing that I've rediscovered I now refuse to throw anything away... even when I really should.

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Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I always keep clothes around for way too long....I either think it's going to come back in style or that I will fit in to it again "someday". Glad you didn't toss that sweater either, that off white looks good on you.

Recently Roached said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That's the only thing I'm super attached to... clothes! I cant get rid of them!

Nicole @ Haute Runner said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Nice outfit!!

I rarely have an emotional attachment to clothing. If it doesn't fit, it goes! I have a bit harder time getting rid of shoes though, just in case!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That sweater was the perfect thing to save!!! It's definitely back in style. I think having an emotional attachment to clothes is completely normal!

christina said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I hang on to everything...I might need it...or it might come back in style...or my daughter might want it one day...:)

Vicki Garrett said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I do the same thing!! It will be a shirt or something my Mom gave me, and I think, oh sure I'll wear this sometime, though I probably never will. And it might just be something she just thought I would like and would care less if I got rid of it. You are definitely not alone.