Okay, I’m cleaning out my closet. I always check the pockets in case there’s money, and I found a ticket to a high-school production of The Odd Couple, which I saw back in 1999. Mmmkay, guess THAT outfit should go to the boneyard.
Then I found a silk knit blouse I always liked but didn’t wear a lot because it didn’t match anything and by the time I found something that went with it perfectly it had moth holes in it. But I saved it anyway. That one’s even older. In fact, it’s 24 years old. (But it’s only had moth holes for about 18 years.)
Now, I don’t have anything that I wore in high school, although I do have a black pleated skirt that I got for college, although I never wore it then, because when I was in college, in the '60s and '70s, jeans were the things to wear. I believe I wore it some years later on job interviews.
Found another outfit, which I like to think of as “classic,” and I’m thinking well, that one’s not so old. Then I remembered wearing it when I was pregnant, and the kid is now 10.
I can’t take any of this stuff to the consignment store because it’s not new enough OR old enough. The only thing to do is keep it until it’s “vintage” and that black skirt ought to be getting there any day now.
I’ll bet there are people on this board younger than a good portion of my wardrobe!