About a month ago I got an invite on facebook for the "October Dress Project". I started looking at what they had to say, and some other peoples bloggs. And I really liked what I was reading about the project. This is what the invite said:
"do you remember when you were a little girl how you had your absolute faaavorite dress? you would've been perfectly content wearing that same old dress every single day and you didn't understand why other clothes were necessary.
this project is about that.
this project is also about discovering beauty, simplicity, and creativity.
essentially, we are challenging girls to do something crazy: "fast" from their wardrobes for an entire month.
but it will mean different things for different girls...
to some: it will encourage creativity and put the focus on real beauty by breaking out of the usual cycle of fashion.
to others: it will challenge them to re-think their consumerism.
and to others: it will root them in commitment, sisterhood, self-control, or loyalty.
what will it be for you?
pick ONE dress and wear it every day of october.
you may wash it as much as you want (usually done at night or in the morning while you're wearing your pjs. [hand washing it at night and hanging so that it's dry by morning is the most green & simple option])
you may wear accessories. we encourage you to get creative with simplicity! feel free to incorporate cardigans, leggings, scarves, belts, jewelry, etc.
exceptions:: work uniforms, workout clothes, bathing suits, etc. (we don't want you to lose your job, stop working out, or miss out on a beach trip!)
the point is: wear the dress as much as you can. get comfortable wearing it and allow yourself to be challenged by finding beauty & awe in the mundane act of wearing the same dress every day.
have fun & encourage each other! :-)"
I thought it sounded really neat! I was not 100% sure if I wanted to wear one dress for a month. But after talking with my friend (who also is doing it) I deiced to give it a try.
Here is a picture of day two of the "October Dress Project"