Diaries of a Pastoral Fashionista: Memory Clothes

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This week's tip: Wear the clothes you're holding onto for sentimental reasons. Wear them!

I hope I'm not the only person who saves clothes because they hold special memories for me. Anyone else do this? The shirt I wore when I was in college and played in the Battle of the Unsigned Artists. The pants I got at Goodwill in 12th grade. The t-shirt I got after my first half marathon. The problem is, I save some things that I never wear again. Bad idea (in my opinion). If you're going to save a garment of any kind - have a specific purpose for it. Turn it into a quilt. Put it in your daughter's "play clothes" box. Or, give it away.

Tuesday I looked into my closet and spotted a shirt I haven't worn for years. Immediately, I was sent back to 2004. I bought the shirt in London with my pal Kristin. I was on a college month-long literary tour of England. It was the first time I'd been out of the country...the first time I'd been away from home for that long....in many ways, that trip was a defining life experience. And whenever I look at my polka dot shirt, I think of that month. However, I realized today, I might as well WEAR the shirt. What's the sense in hanging it up in a closet?

Polka Dot Shirt

Plus, guess what? When you wear the clothes that bring back your favorite memories, your bound to make new wonderful memories. That's absolutely what happened to me!

A and E

Remember, this week's word is: Create! Email me your pictures soon.

Next Week's Word, Create


  1. I LOVE that shirt! Glad you pulled it out.

  2. So glad you are making new memories. That is a sweet girl with you.

  3. I LOVE that shirt! Glad you pulled it out.

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