Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 31

Today was the last day of my month-long dress challenge! I have successfully worn the same dress everyday, in a different way, for 31 days. I started on January 1st with this simple black dress, secondhand from Goodwill ($4.00)...
It's amazing how much has changed in the last month. Wearing the same garment every day has stretched my imagination into new territory. A dress is no longer just a dress; a dress can be a skirt, a shirt, a crop top, a scarf, anything! I've embraced unusual silhouettes, oddly colored lipsticks and super-short hair. The levels of creativity and confidence have increased tremendously in my sense of style, but also in my personal life. I have gained a new appreciation for my clothing. High-style can be achieved with a simple polka dotted dress from Goodwill and few accessories. I no longer fear odd garments. I can conquer any peculiar item from Goodwill with styling and artistry! Although it was challenging at times to wear this dress day after day after day, this unforgettable experience was definitely worth the journey.

Side-note, but I spray stenciled this jacket the other day to say "Riot Grrl". I'm a little bit proud of my D.I.Y. skills.

Dress, jacket (D.I.Y. project); Goodwill. Shoes; Dolce Vita. Sunglasses; Pangaea. Hat; vintage. Blue lipstick; MAC Cosmetics.

A retrospective of the past 31 days...

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 30

Today I pinned the dress into a top, and I wore it over a vintage-inspired Baraschi dress from Anthropologie.

Dress; Goodwill. Dress (floral); Baraschi from Anthropologie. Brooch; vintage. Shoes; Jeffrey Campbell. Sunglasses; Pangaea. Headband; handmade by me.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Day 29

Today I layered the dress with a vintage Custo Barcelona top and a 70s scarf, and I wore a ruffled skirt from T.J. Maxx.

Dress; Goodwill. Top, scarf; vintage. Skirt; Wilster. Shoes; Jeffrey Campbell. Sunglasses; Pangaea. Earrings; Forever 21. Headband; handmade by me.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 28

Today I pinned the dress into a top with one of my mom's vintage brooches, and I wore my favorite high-waisted shorts.

Dress; worn as a top. Shorts; Elevenses (from Anthropologie). Tights; Target. Necklace, Brooch; borrowed from my mom. Earrings; vintage. Headband; handmade by me.

I'm almost finished with my month-long dress challenge! Time flies!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 27

Today I wore the dress with a floral tank from Forever 21 and a faux fur coat from Target.

Dress; Goodwill. Top; Forever 21. Coat, Belt; Target. Shoes; Aldo. Necklace; vintage. Bag; Nordstrom. Headband; handmade. Lipstick; MAC cosmetics.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 26

Today I wore the dress as a top with some polka dotted pants and my googly eye glasses. The gloomy weather decided to rain on my photo-taking, so I had to take some quick pictures under my porch.

Dress (worn as a top), pants; Goodwill. Blazer; New York and Company. Shoes; Jeffrey Campbell. Glasses, headband; handmade by me.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 25

Today I wore the dress with a vintage beaded top, black tights, and my cowboy boots.

Dress; Goodwill. Top; vintage. Jacket, tights; Target. Cardigan; Pangaea. Headband; handmade by me. Blue lipstick; MAC Cosmetics.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 24

Today I wore the dress as a top with a vintage skirt and a dinosaur headband.

Dress, skirt, belt; Goodwill. Shoes; Sam Edelman. Necklace; T.J. Maxx. Glasses; Journey's. Headband; handmade by me.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 23

Today I wore the dress with a zebra belt from Target and a vintage kimono dress from my mom's closet.

Dress; Goodwill. Kimono dress; vintage Flora Kung (borrowed from my mom). Belt; Target. Sunglasses; Pangaea. Clutch; Savant Vintage Couture. Shoes; Jeffrey Campbell Litas. Earrings; vintage. Headband; handmade by me.