I thought my closet and I had agreed during winter that what we had together was good — or good enough. We spent months in our equivalent of couples therapy, learning to understand one another better, to communicate more clearly, to rid ourselves of the things causing us daily drama. I thought we were happy with each other. At the very least, I thought we both agreed that the way to spice things up was not to introduce someone new to bedroom (or wardrobe, in this case).
But something happened to me the moment the warm weather kicked in: I turned into a wild beast, foaming at the mouth, craving new clothes like they were deli sandwiches and I hadn’t eaten in four hours.
It all started while I was doing market work for a story I was set to style. I went on to Creatures of Comfort’s website to see the new offerings. It had been a while! That’s when I was basically slapped in the face with this perfect nightgown dress, but I didn’t think much of it. This isn’t my typical personal aesthetic. I figured it was more of a styling inclination and that I was riding the influential fumes off of Haley’s story about wearing nighties as daywear.