Old Reliable...

Sometimes I buy clothes and wear them a time or two (or even many times) but a year or two later as I'm organizing my closet, they somehow fall into the "what was I thinking" category. Most of the stuff is still cute and I don't hate it, but I just don't want it anymore. (And then my sisters get a bag of clothes and rejoice at my generosity.)

Then there are items that make me feel like a real winner as I pull them out year after year and think, "You savvy shopper, you." This dress is one of those things that boosts my shopping ego big-time. I remember seeing it at Belk a few years ago and begging asking Jonathan for it, waxing eloquent about its versatility and usefulness and you know... all the things I'm good at talking about. Anyway, it finally went on clearance and it fit perfectly and I brought it home and I can't tell you how many times I have worn it since. It's comfortable, doesn't need anything over or under it, and can be worn with nearly any color accessory. It's my go-to dress when I don't know what to wear (or when I don't feel like ironing... so, all the time.)

Dress: Belk
Shoes: Target

Jewelry: Target

This dress has it all... it's comfortable and stretchy and doesn't wrinkle. These red accessories were pretty summery but I can't wait to wear it with a denim jacket (when it isn't so oppressively warm) or a burgundy cardigan or a scarf. 

So, since no post of mine would be complete without a Disney reference... the post title reminds me of Lady and the Tramp when Trusty keeps saying, "As my grandpappy Ol' Reliable used to say... I don't recollect if I ever told you about Ol' Reliable...." Don't you love that movie? (End totally unrelated anecdote.)

Do you have an "Old Reliable" in your closet? Do tell!


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  1. OOOH Ashi... I love this dress!
    Lauren from Modern Modesty

  2. You are right that is a very cute dress!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

  3. You hit the nail on the head with what I think about my closet. There are a few pieces that I think...yes, great job! And others I'm like...ughh??? This dress is DEFINITELY a good one, Ash!

  4. Beautiful color combo - that is a great dress on you!

  5. Beautiful and I love that necklace!

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