The Third Dress, Līga Kļaviņa

1. Silver Chanel ballerina slippers, size seven

I found them in my favourite thrift store on Newbury Street. Some people don’t like wearing secondhand clothes, but I’ve never had a problem with germs. Besides, I reasoned, these weren’t the kind of clothes that came with germs. The shop was crammed full of ridiculous castoffs — full 80’s taffeta skirts; blazers with crimson epaulettes — that rich mad women donated after the divorce to get rid of every last memory of their husbands (Goodbye, Otis, and good riddance!)

2. My mother’s sari

I wore it exactly once. Beforehand, I watched sari-tying tutorials on YouTube.

3. A Winnie-the-Pooh pyjama shirt

My friend had this great idea.