For today’s Fashion Beauty Friend Friday, we’re talking about the phenomenon of wearing a garment just once, aka “one-time use,” a topic that’s been a buzz in the blogs lately.
1. Are you a one-time wearer?
Not even remotely. I have neither the closet nor budget size for such extravagance.
2. Do you feel the need to purchase something new for an evening out or a special event?
For a regular date night: No. If I get invited to the next White House state dinner? Absolutely!
3. Re-mixing is something a lot of bloggers are proud of being able to accomplish; are you a re-mixing pro or do you shy away from posting items frequently? Why?
I don’t know if I’d call myself a re-mixing pro in the sense of making an explicit effort to wear a certain set of items over and over again within a specified time period, such as Kendi’s 30 for 30 Remix challenge.
But I’ve been re-mixing since before it was a blogging buzzword in the sense of having a finite number of items in my closet and wearing them all multiple times over a period of months and years.
And even though I only post outfit photos once a week, anyone who’s read this blog for a while knows that I wear the same items more than once!
If you saw some of my winter outfit posts, for example, you would be forgiven for thinking I only owned those brown suede Aerosoles wedge boots, for example.
In fact, as I’ve realized the number of items that have made repeat appearances in outfit photos, it has made me aware of which garments I own that I like the most, whether due to fit, style, versatility or some combination of that + fabulousness.
4. Do you have a clothing budget or are you an impulse buyer?
I have a clothing budget–and I even track it, along with various other household budget categories (thanks, Mint!).
5. Do you find yourself bored when reading a blog in which clothing items are often remixed and appear frequently?
To be honest, unless an item is really dramatic or memorable, I don’t really notice when someone is remixing a piece of clothing. Even when they say that’s what they’re doing, unless I went back and compared day to day, it wouldn’t jump out at me.
It’s hard enough to remember what I’ve worn from week to week, so unless you’re remixing a neon green feather boa, I certainly wouldn’t remember what you wore!
[This post is part of Modly Chic’s Fashion Beauty Friend Fridays.]
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