Friday, October 07, 2011

Fashion Friday - October Dress Project

It's so convenient that I decided to share some of my fashions with you last month. Because now, you'll be treated to a whole week of outfits all throughout October. That's because, as I mentioned last week, I'm participating in the October Dress Project.

There are many reasons why I have committed to wearing the same dress for 31 days in a row. I'll try to share one reason each week, in no particular order. Last year I dove into the project because it seemed like a fun challenge that could break up some of the humdrumness of my daily life. And while it will do that for me again this year, one of my real reasons for participating is to work on my wardrobe creativity.

  • I want to make a good impression each day when my husband comes home. By no means does this mean I have to fake anything, but it does reflect my belief that home should be a haven. And that means he doesn't need to walk in the door to a disaster zone, in the living room or on his wife. I just don't want to look like a frumpy house wife when my husband comes home at night.
  • I want the way I look to reflect the way I feel about myself. The new medication I am on for my depression is working and there is no reason I have to look like I don't care about myself. It is no longer necessary. How we look is often a reflection of how we feel. I don't feel bad right now, so there is no reason for me to look bad.
  • I want to think of new ways to use my scarfs and belts and tights and jewelry. Without buying new ones. I believe creativity is fueled by working around road blocks. And sure, it would be easy for me to go out and buy all sorts of new accessories to create 31 different looks with my dress. But it isn't frugal. And it doesn't reflect my desire to simplify my life. Some day, I may only have room in my closet for a few dresses and accessories. This is like practice for that day.

Next week, I'll share another reason I am choosing to do the October Dress Project. Until then, here are the pictures from the first 6 days of the project.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6

So there it is. The first 6 days of my 31 day project. 

Which look do you like best?


  1. I really love day 2 and day 6.

  2. You've got some great reasons for starting this project! I do believe it's a good way to stretch your creativity and be frugal. It kind of gives you an excuse to wear a dress everyday rather than hang out in junk clothes. And I know that a lot of times, wearing a dress (when doing nothing important) just makes me feel better!

    I like all the different combos you've come up with so far! They're each very different from one another. I'm really liking day 5. That hat and cardi are so chic!


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