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- What can’t you throw away? See all answers
- February 20, 2011 by sekardewi
- Sorry, I keep my clothes and shoes till forever!
I wore a cute sleeveless pink tee with the Simpson scattered all over it the other day. I was with 2 of my old friends and they were asking me if that's the same tee I wore in 1992 and again in 1999. They shook their heads in disbelief when I nodded vigorously.
I can't seem to throw away my clothes and shoes, especially the ones I like.
I don't care if they're expensive or cheap, beautiful or quirky, and whether I bought it in a boutique or thrift store, I keep them till forever. This fuschia The Simpson tee is one of my treasure, my mom bought me this shirt in 1991 (and yes I can still wear it).
Do you think I'm sick?
Well, in my defense, it's hereditary sickness.
My mom still has yellow polka dot dress she bought in Hongkong in 1971 (among other things) and she still keeps at least 100 pair of high heels at the shoe rack in the garage. (O, speaking of that huge shoe rack, we still keep my dad's yellow Bally loafer there as well).
Does she still wear those things? Nah.. She's gained at least 25 kgs over these 40 years. I get to 'borrow' her dresses (and thank God, they're all designer clothes) and my sisters and niece her shoes (why can't I have bigger feet, God? Why God, Why?)
Someone asks my mom why didn't she get rid of all her fashion items. She doesn't know how to answer that, she only gave that person her look (she has this look that kills).
I know that sometimes one will ask me why i can't get rid of my fashion treasure (like ehm, plinky now), and I have prepared several answers:
a. "Because I don't get any bigger than I was when purchasing these stuffs"
b. "Because it's classic.. in other words, vintage"
c. "It'll look good on my future daughter or my niece"
d. "C'mon honey, I had to literally go around (put a city here) to find this piece"
Now, which of those answers do you like?