Confession: I have a “section” in my wardrobe, where I hang my lightly worn clothes (um… lightly worn and too smelly to wear again). They are items that I can’t hand wash, so they’re waiting to be dry cleaned.
And sometimes the “section” gets so full, that I have nothing to left wear HAHA. Not really, but kind of true.
Anyway, recently I have been using a VIP Dry Cleaning Service in Perth, offered by Stannards Dry Cleaning, where they pick up and deliver items straight from your home or office. The delivery is a FREE service – but of course you have to pay for the actual dry cleaning, and you have to book in a minimum of 4 items.
They have been a complete lifesaver for me, because I’ve been so busy with meetings, errands, and rushing around like a crazy woman trying to get shit done.
And now suddenly, I have all these “NEW” dresses to wear!
For example, this dress: one of my favourite dresses from Self Portrait.
This dress is called the “Strappy Lace Dress” from 2 seasons ago and it’s a slightly different version of the popular Azaelea Dress, which I also have in a “Tomato Red” colour (links go to Shopbop, but the dresses are sold old).
I used to think that after wearing this Strappy Dress for 4-5 occasions, I would sell it. But it feels like a brand new dress again, plus it fits me really well… so I might hang on to it for a few more years.
In fact, I used to do this exact trick when my kids were young: hide their toys, wait for them to forget about the toys, then after a few months, take them out and SUDDENLY WOW WE HAVE ALL THESE NEW TOYS!
Their sizing are always a bit tricky. I’d recommend going a size up.
I’m a Size AUS 6 and UK 6, (usually I’d choose a US 0) but for this dress, I’m wearing a US 2.