Event Wearing: My Own Definition
Not to toot my own Chanel encrusted horn, but I must say, I have a fantastic memory- when it comes to fashion, that is. If you were to bring up a memory, I’m 99% sure that I could tell you exactly what I was wearing (and probably what you were wearing too!). Seriously. This seemingly pointless power really provides no benefits, just a subconscious, mental catalog of what I’ve worn, and when I’ve worn it. Often, I subconsciously choose the same outfit I’ve already worn for the same event/outing/occasion in the past. I call this Event Wearing. I know. My mind is so organized (borderline OCD?) and categorical, I often wonder how it can be mine. I have two different examples of when this has happened to me recently (well, semi-recently).
- The past 2 times (September 2009, and this past March) I’ve made collages for my BF, I wore the same pastel-plaid H&M button down shirt. This is when I first made the discovery of my freakish tendency to Event Wear.
- This past spring, the BF and I went to the cinema quite often, and I distinctly remember wearing my grey sweater-dress on at least two different occasions. It’s not like I chose the sweater-dress because it was warm, it’s short-sleeved for goodness sake.
While there may be no rhyme or reason to my Event Wearing, I think it’s more than a coincidence how my obsessive fashion ability often comes into play. I mean, it’s not like I’m running out of clothes- I recently took 6 bags full of clothes to Plato’s Closet for a wardrobe cleanse. So why do I subconsciously relate certain outfits to certain events/occasions?
Tell me I’m not the only one- And, if by some chance I am, don’t sell me to Barnum and Bailey as a fashion psychic/wardrobe memorization gypsy, please.
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