I have a confession to make.
I own more dresses than any other article of clothing. Including socks. That may have something to do with the fact that I hate wearing socks but it also might mean I have a small dress problem.
Some women have a lot of jeans. Some women have a lot of shoes. I have 32 dresses hanging in my closet. 3 or 4 of those are formal dresses and at least one began life in my closet as a bridesmaid’s dress but the majority of them are summery-type sundresses. I love ’em. I love how easy it is to throw on a dress and immediately feel put together. People think I am put together when all I did is choose a single article of clothing. I love that sundresses can mix and match with boots, sandals, tights, sweaters, or even gumboots (a fashion must-have on the Coast!).
That said, in an effort to ensure that I’m actually wearing the clothes I own, I’ve decided to challenge myself. I call it “The 30 Day Dress Challenge”. June is (usually) a dress-appropriate month, weather-wise. June has 30 months. I have about 30 dresses in my closet that I could be wearing. The challenge is to see if I can wear each of my dresses at least once over the next month. Leaving out the fancy occasion dresses (unless I end up having a fancy occasion in June – you can invite me to one if you like!) I shouldn’t have to double up more than a couple times.
At the end of the month I hope to take a good look at my closet and have a better idea of what I really wear and what I’m simply holding on to because I liked it at one point.
And, of course, I’ll document it all here. Aren’t you lucky!
Let’s begin. Saturday, 1 June:
Dress: Zachary’s Smile, purchased in Vancouver at a store whose name I can’t recall.
Leggings: a gift
Earrings: thrifted, purchased at a Goodwill in Washington
Cardigan: Moon, purchased at The Bay
And then, because even though it’s June it’s a cloudy day, I put a cardigan on to go to work.