Once upon a time when I was in about 5th grade, I had this beautiful red plaid skirt that I loved. I loved it so much that I even wore it when we took this sibling-shot by the cherry blossom tree. (Shout out to Paigey's awesome expression; also, proof that I was taller than Sam at one point.)
Once upon another time when it was about two weeks ago, I wore that same beautiful red plaid skirt to work. (Ignore the fact that this is a mirror shot taken in my roommate's room, I was texting it to Jennifer for approval.)
And that's why you invest in clothing. 15ish years of wear, baby.