Sunday Chronicles: Letting Go

Investment Piece: Sunday Chronicles

I get attached to things, people, places. I am intensely loyal (once you earn my loyalty), I often give people more tries than they should get, I hang on longer than I sometimes should; it’s easy to see that letting go is hard for me. I have a sinking suspicion it is for a lot of us. I have no answers. I know that letting go is a process, it takes as long as it takes, and sometimes you just have to do it.

The above skirt is one of my favorites from Zara, it was one of their vegan leather ones. It went great with tee shirts, it was perfect for summer and heavy enough for fall. However, it was unable to be washed. You couldn’t use bleach on it, no dry cleaning. The one above is actually my third skirt. You see, it may not have been one of the things you could throw in the wash, but it could get stained easily. Color transfer from any number of sources could get on it, and they wouldn’t come off. Before, I was always able to buy a replacement skirt; this time when I noticed that my skirt can gotten stained, I couldn’t find another one online. And it was one of my faves. So I did all the things I could think of: hand wash, hand bleach, I used nail polish remover on it. But loves, nothing worked. Nothing. The hand wash and bleach didn’t make a dent, and while the nail polish remover did–it took the material with it and left a different stain behind. I worked on this skirt for days, but eventually I had to face the truth: I couldn’t save it, I had to let it go. And while it was just a skirt, letting it go wasn’t easy. Luckily, I was able to find a vintage leather skirt online that’s similar.

This isn’t the worst story about letting go, I know. And it has a happy ending (thankfully). I think there is no shame in being a person who holds on, but I think there are times when all of us have to let go. I wish for you that every time you have to let go of something , it has this kind of ending.

Wishing us all a week of peace and amazing shoes! XO RA

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Actress, avid shopper, and a lover of fashion. Hoping to make the world a better place one pair of shoes at a time.