Monday, January 4, 2010

I am the Special Occasion

I am the Special Occassion

Works Cited
blue dress: anthro (christmas gift)
belt: anthro
tights: target
brogues: steve madden

Recently, I read this article on how people procrastinate pleasure, letting gift certificates, frequent flier miles, and great bottles of wine expire because they keep waiting for a special occasion. When I read it, I thought, "Whoa, that happens in my closet all the time!" This dress is a perfect example--retro and sleek with a big full skirt and pockets--because I felt like it should be worn to an afternoon garden party, or to a casual spring wedding, or for something special. Doesn't this happen to you in your closet--you keep saving something pretty for the right occasion?

I am the Special Occasion

But after reading this, I decided to cash in my pleasure now. I am the special occasion and there's no reason to put off wearing a beautiful dress tomorrow if I can wear it today. (Plus, with tights and flats and messy hair, it's dressed down enough for regular wear, if I do say so myself.)

Okay, now I'm off to spend my Amazon gift certificates and frequent flier miles!

31 comments:

caffeinerd said...

YAY! I love this philosophy, and have really tried to employ it recently. Beautiful outfit (and I think it works for day!).

Emily Kennedy said...

Totally cute, and I'm so glad you're getting into the wardrobe and making the best use of your items, no matter what previous conventions you were following.

Jen said...

haha i used to do that as well. i'd mark dresses as untouchable until the right occasion.
you look so lovely in this anthro dress though. the high neckline is great on you! :)

ver17 said...

Seen you wear that belt before on this blog, and I forgot to comment! So cute and perfect with this dress!

Enjoy using all your "for those special occassions" stuff! - J

Amy said...

beautiful colour on you!

A-C said...

This is an awesome motto to live by.

this dress is beautiful, by the way. Fits you so well and the best part is that you look happy in it.

Penny said...

Bravo! Life is too short to keep waiting for the next big thing to happen.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love the color of your dress and the fact that you paired it with that belt. I am the same way -- I have a few special dresses that I have been saving until the right moment...you're inspiring me to wear them to celebrate the everyday. :) - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Sal said...

Too right, you! We should wear our special occasion clothes whenever we want, and DECLARE special occasions ourselves.

The dress is smashing, and you're a vision in blue.

ShopKim said...

I couldn't agree more! Life is about now, not the later. Enjoy your beautiful dress!

Nadine said...

The belt is perfect... and it works so well with the dress.

Julie said...

psh! Messy hair. Come on. Want to trade hair? I love that dress. I resolve to wear a dressy one to school this week just because I can :)

Kristin said...

That dress is gorgeous! What a divine color!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Blue is definitely your color! You look fantastic, and I completely applaud and support this outlook!

Lulu said...

I love this philosophy (and your blog too). The dress looks lovely.

anne said...

love it! i should put that into practice more often. the dress is lovely :D

jen said...

awesome decision. one of the reasons i love having a full-time job is the "excuse" to dress nicer than I do on weekends.

i think i might wear my party dress tomorrow, just because.

hillary said...

I actually blogged about this before because this is something I feel strongly about! Why save it when you can wear it to work on a tuesday! Instant occasion!

Moomby said...

this dress is too cute to put off wearing! i'm glad you put it on!

Dottie said...

What a unique and pretty dress! I'm all about wearing any of my dresses anytime. When people ask why I'm dressed up I say, "oh, am I? hm."

M. said...

that dress is the perfect color and shape, I'm in love! cute blog

lovelove,
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

E said...

I think i do that too! I have a pair of new shoes I keep meaning to wear - you've inspired me to wear them!

thatsorad said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!! You totaly rock that dress and I love your attitude!!!! Thank you!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

U are so right! I do that too, but lately I've said, what the heck! today is as good as tomorrow! I am in love with the skirt of that dress, just gorgeous!

Diana said...

I recently received some good advice regarding items that you're saving for a special occasion - create one yourself! I'm hoping to throw a party soon just so I can wear a pretty dress that I never pull out of the closet.

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely dress!

daisychain said...

wow, you look amazing in blue!

Ellenitza said...

You're so right - everyday can be a special occasion! Maybe tomorrow I'll put on that old party dress I've never worn.

You Are My Fave said...

That's it, I need to pull out my party dresses.

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Adorable dress and belt. I used to procrastinate wardrobe pleasure (that sounds dirty now) too! I definitely had to cure myself of that...though I still think I probably procrastinate other enjoyable things. :)

piglet said...

Oh I do this too!
That dress looks gorgeous on you and deserves to be worn!

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