You have likely heard of the (adolescent) party game of Marry, Kiss, Kill, in which participants are given three celebrity names, and have to tell what they would like to do with each of them. For example: Colin Firth = Kiss for sure, and probably Marry, if Sandy were sucked off the face of the earth by a comet. I don’t like the word “kill” on my blog, so we are going with the more refined “Bury” for the ultimate option.
So this is a silly game, but let’s turn it into a useful wardrobe quiz. What do have or want in your closet that qualifies as a Marry, Kiss, or Bury?
Clearly, the Marry’s are those pieces we want to keep with us, who have been good companions and good sports. The are there when we need them, are flexible and flattering, and we truly don’t want to live (or get dressed) without them.
My “Marry” pieces have to include: my denim jacket, oxford shoes, boyfriend jeans, tulle skirt (yes! it’s six years old and I still wear it all the time), graphic knit tops, my vintage dresses and red lipstick. I will spend a little more on these and I get my money’s worth. The cost per wear usually gets under $1, that’s always OK with me.
The “Kiss” pieces are trends we have dabbled in, or statement pieces that have a short lifespan, or simply experimental adventures – experimentation is wonderful, and sometimes these Kiss pieces end up getting Married.
I have kissed and flirted with: pattern mixing, short skirts/dresses, statement necklaces, leggings, bright colors, patterned tights, neck scarves add more. These were fun, and right now I am in a lace-blouse phase. But these don’t usually endure so while I enjoy them, I spend less $$. I often buy them at the Molly Mutt Thrift, and then recycle them back when the thrill is gone.
Bury is just what is sounds like, except we mean donate/recycle: these items are just not “you”, never have been and like never will be. When we purge our closets, these are the easiest to toss. In my Bury pile (just mine, yours will vary) go: shorts (except for working out and beach walking), palazzo pants, high heels, stiff button-up shirts, sheer blouses, tight waistlines, and nude pantyhose.
Let’s elevate the old party game and talk about our closets. What are your Marry, Kiss, and Bury pieces? And: Marry Ned Stark or Jon Snow?
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