Then I realised that, good though my intentions may be, I don’t always practice what I preach: take this skirt, for instance. I’ve been keeping this skirt “for best” – not because it was expensive, but simply because it always feels a bit too “special” for everyday wear, somehow. White (or off-white, as the case may be) is like that, somehow. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s so easy to ruin white clothes, or because they’re so much more dramatic than darker colours tend to be, but I always seem to feel very “dressed up” in white, which leads me to associate it with special occasions, and want to keep pieces like this skirt “for best”.
Well, you know what? Screw that. With the kind of weather we normally get here in the UK, you really need to take every opportunity you can to wear your favourite clothes – whether it’s a “special” day or just an ordinary Thursday, in a rainy summer. What’s more, dressing up when you don’t really need to is a good way to make EVERY day feel just a little bit special – and yes, I DO know how corny that sounded, trust me. It’s true, though: so even although the day these photos were taken wasn’t even remotely “special”, I decided to dress up for it anyway – and I’m going to make more of an effort to keep on doing it, while I have the chance. Because, as I’m always saying, life’s just too short NOT to…
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