Loyal readers of this blog should be aware of how prone I am to losing things. I haven’t been misplacing anything for a few months up until recently, when I noticed that one of my favorite shirts had gone missing. It’s a basic silk shirt from Zara in cream, embellished with a metal appliqué on the tips of its collar. Earlier I assumed that it must have been sent to the dry cleaner, but realizing that my other silk tops were present in the wardrobe, it seemed unlikely that only that particular shirt was sent for cleaning. Then I searched every spot possible inside the house, but it was a futile attempt — even harder when my maid is not around.
I’m very particular about shopping for clothes. If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, too, you’d know that I am very selective of what I put into my wardrobe. The loss of this particular shirt (which came with a pleasant cutting) is some kind of a misfortune. Replacing it would be an option if only it had not sold out in stores. Though I could go hunt for a lookalike on Ebay, my conscience won’t allow me to purchase a similar looking shirt from China that comes with the label ‘ZALA’.
Anyway, I’ll keep looking for it. For the time being, I think I’ll just manage my wardrobe better with a spreadsheet. I’m recording everything that’s in my wardrobe and its movement — what goes in and what goes out, if that could keep me sane.
Update: Found it inside one of the laundry bags at home.