Tuesday, 19 December 2017

All My Loving






This is a post I never thought I’d be making! Last month I decided to sell my Beatles dress.

If you’re a long time reader of my blog, you may remember when I got it for an absolute steal. I loved it. But I never wore it, and I’ve really started to question owning things for the sake of owning them. And as much as I loved this dress, I wasn’t making the most of it. I’d only ever worn it twice, once for my blog photos and another time for a YouTube video. I never even wore it when I went to Beatleweek as I was nervous of getting attention. So it languished in my wardrobe and I felt guilty every time I looked at it. Because if I’m not wearing it, then why have it? Just so I can say I have it? That’s pretty sad, I hate the thought of owning anything for some kind of bragging rights. I tentatively listed it on Etsy with some half arsed photos thinking it would sit there for months whilst I decided how I felt, only for it to sell less than a week later. And as I’d made a 6x profit on it, I decided that fate had well and truly spoken and I allowed it to go. Not before taking one final set of pictures though!







I’m going to really miss this dress, I loved it. It’s iconic, and it’s not something many people get to see let alone try on and touch with their fingers. But I'm also happy to have let it go to it’s new owner. I still have the letter the original owner sent to me, as well as my photos, and that’s enough. My only hope is that it’s new owner wears it and enjoys it as much as I did, as I hate the idea of things living soullessly in glass cabinets. Which is exactly why I sold it, as it had ended up becoming exactly that to me and it deserves better.


4 comments

  1. Aw I remember when you found this incredible dress! But totally understand how you feel. I know I have plenty of clothes that I need to let go and send them off to somebody who will get more use out of them. It must have been a hard decision to sell it, but at least you have plenty of photos to remember it by!

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    1. It really was hard, but I definitely needed to let it go! I'm hoping to purge myself of a lot of extra stuff this coming year, I get too emotionally attached to stuff which I know is stupid as it just ends up weighing me down. That's exactly why I wanted to take the photos!

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  2. Oh wow, you let it go! Oh well, at least you got to enjoy it for a little while and made some profit. Hopefully you feel that you made the right decision and don't regret it in the future. :)

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    1. I can't see that I will, it's hopefully living a better life now it's not hidden away at the top of my wardrobe!

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