Bethenny Frankel and Jason HoppyIs it just me, or did 2012 officially bring winter along with it? Former Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel was dressed for the harsh temperatures yesterday during her afternoon stroll around New York City with her husband Jason Hoppy, daughter Bryn, and their dog Cookie. While the Skinnygirl's outfit is nothing special (eeeesh, leggings as pants!), I can't help but comment on one thing in particular: Her black Ugg Australia boots.

Let's be real: Uggs are horrendous. Aside from being comfortable, the boots don't look like anything special. 

But you know what? I can't even hate on her for wearing them. I also have ridiculous things in my closet I love way too much to part with, including a pair of Uggs, AND I wear them out in public. Don't you?

We've all been there. For me, my never gonna throw it away item is my black puffy vest from Gap circa 2006 (or so). I know it's not uber flattering, but I just can't get over how warm and fuzzy it is. And you know what? I think that's OK.

I say If something is comfortable and functional, keep it. There's always going to be a time and a place to pull out your classic favorites. As busy women, there's no way that we can all be fashionistas 24/7.

Of course, don't take my ode to comfy as me saying that those old ripped leggings you pretend aren't a nuisance are a keeper. Just like the seams, it's time to part ways. Rips, tears, snags, or holes mean the item has outworn its welcome. Take the new year as a chance to start fresh, conquer that damn closet, and sort through what you have. Keep the clothes that make you feel good, no matter what the label says, and toss the ones that drag you down.

What's one item in your closet you just can't let go of?

 

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