I love it when people come in and ask me about my outfit of the day.
Mainly because I have come to realize in the last year about how emotionally attached I am to some of those older fashions in my closet! Which in a simple statement is kind of crazy, but when I really think about it. It really just shows the world how big my heart it. Granted there are pieces I wouldn't miss if they went away. However there are some pieces that I would be devastated if I was to ruin or lose them.
My Weekend Sweater
When the kids were younger we use to give them cash to go purchase Christmas gifts at the mall for family members, this included my husband and myself. Over the years we have gotten some pretty crazy things, but one year I received a very special sweater! The child who purchased this sweater was in maybe 4th grade at the time. To say the least he was still a baby, but starting to grow and change. It was the pre awkward stage. Which is one of the reasons why it is probably ones of those emotional attachment pieces.
That Christmas eve. When we decide to open up our gifts that we got each other. My wonderful sweet little boy jumped up and before grabbing himself a gift to open he grabbed the one he purchased for me. He wanted to make sure it was the first one I opened. From that second on I knew that whatever was underneath that Christmas wrapping paper was highly important to him. I may be a cheesy mom, but the gift itself wasn't as important as the light in his eyes or the excitement I could hear within in voice. I pulled off the wrapping paper, lifted the lid of the box, and removed the tissue!
To be surprised with a sweater. My favorite color that year was gray. He must have made note because the sweater was gray. We lived in Texas which to be honest the majority of there winter days are only as cold as a rough Fall day in the Northwest so I wore a lot of short sleeves during this time. He must of again made a mental note because as soon as it left the packaging he showed me all the different ways I could wear it and not overheat. I could tie it in the front, on the side, or in the back. I can wear it with long sleeves ,short sleeves, or even my tank top.
He's actually 19 now and I don't wear it as often as I first did, but I still wear it especially on relaxed days at home. It's not the style of the sweater or the color that keeps pulling me back to it. Its all about the memory that is inter woven within it. My favorite fashion piece is bigger than it being stylish and cute. I have growth an emotional attachment to my dear sweater.
Oh There's More
My emotional attachment to certain fashions in my closet is actually quite long.
Safely tucked away in my closet is the first sweater we carried at Thavin & Marcob. This guy happily reminds me of all the hard work we have put into the shop from day one till now.
Oh and of course there is the beanie my husband purchased for me on our first trip to the mountains. During our Christmas break right after we had moved back to the pacific northwest.
Can't forget about the bracelet he bought me a few years ago from a weekend getaway to the beach where he proposed 25 years ago.
I'm a big consumer. I'm always shopping, so I do have things I'm not emotionally attached to and I guess realistically you could form an attachment to everything you purchased. Yet my personal attachments to fashions usually have to do with the memory they evoke when I slip them on. It's the tenderness of love and the thankfulness of having that special person in my life. It's just a little bit more than just the possession of great fashion. It's the story and happy vibes behind it.
Do you have any fond memories tied to some of your fashions?
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This Holiday Season
This holiday season I would like to challenge you to change the way you shop.
A product is just that a product until you choose for it not to be. Utilize your shopping power and experience to create a fond and loving memory for your loved ones.
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