Some women can't resist a new bag, many women own several pairs of shoes
that they never wear, and some women collect make-up. Me - I have dresses.
Many dresses. Actually, you could possibly say I have a dress fetish.
But, before I sign up for DBA (Dress Buyers Anonymous - I'm sure they exist!),
I would like your ten cents, my dear readers. Just how many are too many?
I would like to see myself as a collector and thrifter. I like pre-owned and upcycled.
At least 5 of my dresses are 10-15 years old, another 10 are 5-10 years old,
and at least 5-10 have been either gifted to me or were inherited.
5 dresses I have sewn myself, 5 are slips that I wear under thinner dresses.
The big bulk of my dresses though, were bought on the Swedish equivalent to Ebay
- Tradera. They never cost me more than 100 kr (15 USD) a piece.
But - I have around 65 dresses. (Some of them are stored away for summer,
so an exact estimation is difficult.) I could write an outfit post every week
for a year and still have, not only more dresses, but also all my other clothes
left to showcase. I googled "I have too many dresses" and found this blog.
This woman admits to being a shopaholic - and she has 71 dresses...
A small selection thrown together only to have a picture in this post.
I think one of my biggest problems is that I can't resist a crazy bargain.
I don't go for the expensive stuff, and I rarely spend more than 250 kr (40 USD)
on any item of clothing. But when I see that '70% off' sign...
Though, I would much rather have 4 new cheap dresses that I can actually
live and work in, than one super fancy dress I never find a reason to wear.
The second issue I have is that I have never been able to throw out a dress.
I have tons of old clothes sitting by the sewing machine, waiting to be taken in
or changed. And though I would love to give stuff away to friends
who I knew would use and love my cast-offs - I can't bring myself
to put my pretty things in a bin - not even one for donation...
That being said, I do use at least half of my dresses regularly.
I dress up for work and I do a pretty good job rotating my wardrobe.
And I don't have this hoarding issue when it comes to other clothing.
So, what do you guys think? Do you collect something?
Is there something you own that you are afraid to even count..?
I would love to hear facts and numbers, people! :)
(And tune in for part 2, where I actually decide to do something about this!)