Monday, November 11, 2013

It's a wrap!

Yay!! Hip-hip-hooray!! I am finished the 31 day dress challenge!!

I am happy to report that I did not duplicate a single outfit. Not only that, but I didn't even duplicate any shirt item. I certainly used and re-used my jeans, tights, boots and belt. BUT never did I use a shirt, cardigan or scarf more than once. Phew, that was tough!

I'm not going to say that I regretted doing this challenge, but I certainly didn't really enjoy it - at least after the first two weeks. It was very hard getting ready every day, trying to be creative all around this black dress. And it was hard when I had a certain outfit in my mind, but the day ahead wasn't condusive to the dressiness of it. Or it was an outfit that I really liked, but knew I wasn't going to see enough people to make it worthy of putting it on so I'd need to reschedule things so I would wear the more favorite outfits on days where I would see more people.

It did get me to put things together that I ordinarily wouldn't - like turning my dress into a t-shirt, or even wearing the dress over jeans. Or wearing shirts underneath or overtop. Before this, I have only ever worn this dress as just that - a dress. Sure, with a scarf or cardigan over top but that's as far as it went. So I did get more creative than I normally would've, which was the reason why I did it to begin with.

And yes, I realized that my wardrobe was far more extensive than I thought it was. The "I have nothing to wear" excuse certainly can't ever be used again!!

But I am SO looking forward to tomorrow...and the next day...and the next day...where I can wear whatever I want and not worry about incorporating "the dress" into the outfit.

People have asked me if I will ever wear the dress again or if I'll burn it (ha ha!). I will certainly keep it and I will most certainly wear it again...just not for awhile! It's obviously a very versatile piece of clothing - and it really is comfortable (except when wearing it as a shirt, that was always a bit uncomfortable). We just need to take a break, that's all!

I have also been asked if I will do this again. I have learned from past experiences to "never say never" - but as of right now, I'm quite sure that I won't be needing to repeat this experience.

I'm sure there is more I could say on the topic, but for now I'm just really ready for it all to be over, so I'm leaving it at that.

Oh - except to ask for your #1 favorite over all 31 days? I think my favorites are Days 26 and 30 - although Days 10 and 14 are also right up there for me too!

The Final Three Days...

Ahhh...the final three days. I. AM. FINISHED.!!!!!!! I'm actually loving all 3 of these last outfits, but I think the middle one is my favorite out of this grouping.

Day 31

The Dress
Heart shirt - purchased second hand
Black cardigan
Pink scarf - purchased second hand
Blue skinnies
Grey boots

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Day 30

The Dress
Grey jacket - hand-me-down from a friend
Dark blue skinnies
Grey boots
Pink and black scarf - second hand purchase

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Day 29

The Dress
Grey sparkly sweater - Old Navy
Black tights and grey boots 

Week 4 Re-Cap

Hallelujah!!! Only 3 days left...I am SO ready for this challenge to be over!

This week's favorite outfits were Day 22 and Day 26...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Day 28

The Dress
Heart t-shirt - from last weeks clothing exchange!
Grey tights and boots

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Day 27

The Dress
Black and grey sweater
Purple jeans
Black boots and brown belt

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Day 26

The Dress
Red flowy cardigan -second hand purchase
Dark blue super skinny jeans
Grey boots
Grey and white chunky infinity scarf - one of my handiwork creations

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Day 25

The Dress
Brown belt
Cardigan (second hand purchase)
Blue jeans