Some things tend to go on forgotten, usually as we move on to new things in our life, or turn our focus elsewhere. Sometimes, the cause is just that there is too much to think about that a few slip between the cracks, with ideas or thoughts only reinforced when we take a moment to take it down, on a small scrap of paper or on a notebook.
While more of a frivolous fancy than an idea which has failed to see the light of day, two things almost forgotten in my wardrobe are this Lover lace dress and these Celine sandals I dragged Luke around half of Paris to buy. The former, I’ve had little inspiration to wear, until it occurred to me that this silky blouse had sleeves cropped at just the perfect length to wear loosely over top. The latter, while I am quite loathe to admit this, have unfortunately not been quite so comfortable as I had anticipated upon buying them; often overlooking them in favour of a shoe I am not dying to take off within the first four hours of wear (one can only imagine the state of my feet following a full day in these). A disappointment which I have not seen echoed around the inter-webs, which has me thinking that perhaps these shoes are just too narrow for me.
It has me wondering about the things that are oft forgotten or sidelined, no matter how much value – sentimental or otherwise – that we place on them, is there any true value in holding on to them? Hidden in a closet amongst a number of other garments, or packed away neatly in a box at the back of a cupboard, there are some things that I just don’t derive pleasure from owning, and sometimes it just becomes something you own; stuff not otherwise acknowledged. I’ve moved away from the concept of saving things for a special occasion, instead choosing to wear or use the things that I treasure on a regular, if not daily basis, a constant reminder of why I purchased it in the first place. I suppose, the question that I’m posing to myself then, based on this knowledge, and the knowledge I apply to all my other possessions, is, should the shoes stay or go? Thoughts?