The month of one dress is over and I am back in pants and button-ups. Though, I do notice a change in my interaction with my wardrobe.
I feel a little more daring in my accessory choices and a lot more critical about which articles of clothing occupy real estate in my closet.
During this project I realized how important it was to use my hair as another accessory option. They say it takes about a month to create lasting habits so I am hoping the drive to be creative with my hair everyday sticks.
One of my goals was to put together outfits that I would actually wear even if I was not trying to come up with a new look every day. There are about four days that I wasn’t successful with that. This plaid shirt being one of those days.
When I was having trouble coming up with something to wear I’d ask a friend to take a look in my closet and see if they can present a new take on what I can wear with my usual stuff. I also asked to borrow some things from their wardrobe. This is such a great way to change up your look when you’re strapped for cash.
A few of the days you would see me wearing the dress one way in the morning and another way in the afternoon or evening. Even outside of this project I’ll try on a number of things until my outfit “feels right”. It’s not a formula I can really explain, but usually if I am too aware of what I am wearing it’s not something I want to wear. An example of me changing an outfit till it felt right would be the yellow side of the dress and the copper top (above) eventually becoming the outfit I wore the majority of the day (below) with the farm scene side of the dress and the copper blouse.
Q: Do I want to burn/destroy the dress now that the month is over?
A: No way! I still want to be able to wear this dress again… just not right away.
Q: Did you wash the dress during the month you wore it?
A: Yes, of course.
Q: What are your favorite outfits you wore?
A: Days four, six, nine, seventeen and twenty-five.
Q: What are you going to wear next for a month?
A: I might have something in the works, but I’m not going to promise anything yet.
Thank you Audra McAvaddy for the AMAZING dress you made for me to wear for this project! You are so talented and I can’t wait to see your clothing and accessories walk down the runway this August at Omaha Fashion Week!
I want to thank all of my impromptu instagram photographers throughout the month, Kate, Rachel, Audra, Heather, Ying, Michelle, Kelsey and Jake, Thanks for making me look good!
Also, a Huge thank you to Kelsey and Michelle at Paperdoll for the lovely clothing and accessories you let me borrow and Kelly from Scout for rocking out some of the month’s best looks! Also, Courtney from InezGill for the sweet knitted bow I am now the proud owner of!
Omahype has also been a huge supporter throughout this project and I am so grateful for their time and talent given to featuring me on their awesome site! Check it out HERE!