When I bought these sandals in March, I knew I wanted to wear them with a polka dot dress from ASOS that I received from a collaboration with the company a couple of years ago. I hadn’t worn the dress in awhile and had almost considered donating it since it didn’t meet the “wear at least once a year” rule. I’m glad I kept it. The sandals have given me a renewed interest in the frock and reminded me of just how fun it is to wear it. Situations like these are exactly why it’s so difficult for me to get rid of items in my closet. I never know when I’ll want to reach for an item again. So, instead of abiding by the “one in, one out” rule or the advice to keep only pieces worn within the last 12 months, I keep any piece that feels special. If my heart can’t bear the thought of losing it, then I know it’s a keeper and that I’ll eventually make my way back to it. I know there’s a lot of pressure with blogging to only keep the newest items that have current affiliate links, but it’s so much more satisfying to revive an old piece with a new accessory.
ASOS dress (c/o; old, but I also love this knife-pleat dress and this polka dot dress) | Zara sandals | Ann Taylor earrings (sold out, but I also love these oversize straw earrings and these raffia hoops) | Tory Burch bag (old; similar) | Karen Walker sunglasses