when shopping, sometimes we happen upon an item that is perfect for something. these pieces conjure up moments they were meant for - a night out, a nice dinner, a momentous occasion, or maybe that time you had nothing to wear and this would have been perfect. so you buy it, in anticipation of a need. "just in case" it sits in your closet. "just in case" is always spared during spring cleaning. hasn't happened yet, but any day it could be called into service. this is the item that will have your back, on your back. sometimes, having "just in case" ready to go on the old hanger works like an umbrella on a cloudy day, miraculously, and mysteriously staving off any need whatsoever for it. mother nature doesn't care that you've carried the awkward gear all over town all day. not a drop, not even so much as a mist.
i recently (today) got rid of a "just in case" that i had kept for years. but i was so tired of passing it over for no particular reason. "just in case" was insurance, but it wasn't right some how. i feel a teeny tiny bit vulnerable. has anyone checked the forecast?