May 20, 2015
Yesterday it was very warm in the library. So, when planning my outfit last night (yes, I always set out what I'm wearing the night before), I knew a summer dress was in order. I reluctantly pulled out this one.
When I bought this dress in Brooklyn 3 years ago, I fell in love with it. It felt very tea party/Parisian. I loved the fit and flare style, the structure and perhaps most of all, the toile print. To be honest, I just learned the proper name of the print today from a friend who used the same motif as inspiration for some of her home decor.
At $200, I knew it was a splurge. But I envisoned myself wearing it regularly. Classic and unique at the same time. The thing is, 3 years later, I've maybe worn it 4 times. Once (possibly twice) to work, to a friend's shower, and today.
So, I am looking at over $50 a wear to date. Yikes. What would the financial planners who I am presenting to regarding wardrobe in the workplace think about this investment?
It's good I have a new-found love for this dress as I am determined to get its cost-per-wear down drastically. If the weather holds, my plan is for it to be worn a lot. Fingers crossed.