One of my biggest fears (probably top five...) is that I'm going to turn into a straight up hoarder. I'm talking, need-to-call-TLC-asap kind of hoarder. I love to keep things, especially when there are lots of memories attached to them. Which is practically everything.
I'm not kidding, I have to force myself to throw away stuff. I recently got rid of ALL of my binders from middle school and high school. Just threw them all out without thinking twice. See ya.
Clothes are especially challenging. I love seeing a piece of clothing and remembering all the fun places I wore it! I went through my closet and pulled my TOP FIVE favorite pieces of clothing of all time. These are clothes that I not only love (let's face it, I don't have much in my closet that I'm not in love with), but that I also had a great memory attached to it!
ONE | Lilly Pulitzer dress
I love just about everything. The material, the length, the details. It's definitely a different dress and I think that's another reason why I like it!!!
THE MEMORY | Senior Prom
TWO | Rowing Blazer
This is just so different and oh so special to me. I will likely never wear this again, but it's pretty much amazing.
THE MEMORY | Henley Royal Regatta (2010)
(missing one of the guys!)
THREE | Lilly Pulitzer shift
I can't get over this print. I wish I had bought more in the pattern. The giraffe print is fun without being overly giraffe-y!
THE MEMORY | (post) High School Graduation
(My dad wore the matching tie!)
FOUR | J. Crew Shorts
These were the first pair of J. Crew bottoms that I could fit into! After years of Gap Kids and Abercrombie Kids (seriously not so much fun when you're in high school), I was thrilled to wear a pair of shorts without them falling off!!! I used to try on clothes in J. Crew all the time just waiting for the moment when I could finally fit. It was a magical moment :)
They still fit, and I wear them frequently. While they are starting to look a little frayed... I just think they look loved.
THE MEMORY | First J. Crew shorts
(fun fact : this is the #1 google image for critter shorts!)
Last week on Instagram!
FIVE | Sperry Topsiders
MEMORY | Lots of steps
I've worn these things for a LONG time. I love to think about all the different places they've been.
What are your top five pieces of clothing? What memories do you associate with them?