I am coming up on the home stretch of my 30 day challenge to start wearing things that I’ve never worn so that I can finally clean out my hot mess of a closet. It’s really make or break time, so I’m really going to step things up a notch in this final week!
Today, I wore a grey and black Calvin Klein belted shift dress (size 2) that I bought from Ross back in 2013 that I’ve never worn. I bought this dress right before I found out I was unexpectedly pregnant with baby #4, like literally 2 days before I realized “crap, I’m pregnant again. WTF happened?” Yes, I already had done the whole baby thing 3 times before and was still very confused that I was pregnant again at age 36! But I digress. Once I found out I had taken on another passenger on the baby making express,there wasn’t really any point in wearing this dress. The thought of wearing anything with a belt around my expanding midsection was really unappealing. And then after I returned to work from maternity leave, I couldn’t really wear this dress because I was pumping 3 times during the course of the day in the office, and this dress was simply too much trouble in that department. Sorry for the TMI folks.
Anywho, I figured it was high time to see if this never-been-worn dress was worth my keeping the last 2.5 years. It has a cute chevron print and is really a classic dress for a career gal. And it has pockets – I LOVE dresses that have pockets!
But the dress is a tad big. Sigh. I should note that the dress comes with a cropped jacket, but cropped jackets are not my thing. AT ALL. They look way too matronly, and the last thing I want is to look like a granny before I even hit my 40s! So, I put on a fuchsia cropped cardigan from New York & Co. that my mom bought for me, thinking it would brighten up the dress. I also put on a silver-toned necklace and chandelier earrings to give the outfit a little extra oomph, and finished it of with a pair of black heels (which I will change when I get to the office, because the shoes I really want to wear are under my desk)!
BUT WILL SHE KEEP IT? Maybe. The dress is definitely big on me, but maybe I can get it hemmed. And see if they can take it in a tad. I think it’s good to have a few classic/timeless work dresses in your wardrobe, and with a few alterations, I think this dress will work nicely. Thoughts? Is it too much trouble to be worth it?