Ever find yourself wearing something, not because you love it, but just because it was there?
Guilty. As. Charged.
I need to get better at purging and wearing/keeping only what I love, so that mistakes like this don't happen:
Check out that necklace. What the ____ was I thinking?!
As you know, I'm down at my parents' place in Florida. I keep a small selection of clothing here, so I don't have to bring anything when I travel. Unfortunately, this means there are a few gems lying around that would be better off in a Good Will donation bin. This necklace is one of them.
I found this bead/shell concoction in a drawer and for whatever reason, decided to put it on instead of throw it out. It completely ruins this look. Don't underestimate the impact accessories can have on a outfit - they can make or (in this case) break it. There's a reason you've never heard the phrase "Golden Girls Chic..."
Let this be a cautionary tale. The next time you find yourself reaching for an item just because it's there ask yourself: Do I love it? Does it add to my overall look or detract from it? Would I buy it today? If you answer negatively to any of those questions, let it go. You're much better off with a smaller wardrobe full of items you love, than a closet overflowing with less-than-wonderful pieces.