I realized that I never put up a picture of my gallery wall. I spent so much time thinking about what do with it. Eventually I just threw some nails in the wall and went for it. I am really happy with the result. I'm also relieved that my apartment can now go back to normal. I lived way too long with a carpet covered in frames as I tried to figure out the right arrangement.
I really wanted to go away last weekend, as it was a long weekend in Canada. Unfortunately that didn't work out. It was nice to have a relaxing weekend at home. Plus I was finally able to give my apartment a really good cleaning.
As I was cleaning I came to the realization that I own way too many dresses. I am pretty good about wearing them, but I tend to cycle through just a few. I decided that I needed to fix this. So I challenged myself to wear a dress everyday for the next 30 days.
I don't know if I have enough dresses to cover every day, but my hope is that I will be able to find situations for all of my dresses. And if I can't, then it's buh-bye. Skirts also count. I never wear skirts, but I should because I have some really cute ones.
If I don't have enough outfits to get through the entire month, at that point recycling dresses will be okay. BUT, if I still have dresses/skirts left at the end of the month, then I am going to continue until I run out.
Hopefully I can weed out my wardrobe a bit by figuring out which dresses I love and which are just meh.
This dress was a hand me down from my mother. I chose to wear this dress on day one because I have NEVER worn it ever. I've tried it on multiple times, but it always ends up on the floor before I head out the door. It was actually this dress the lead me to the dress challenge. I knew that I needed to find a way to wear it or get rid of it. The problem with it is that it's too fancy for every day wear, but not blingey enough for when I want to be fancy. It's just a simple black dress with sparkly embellishments at the top and bottom. It would be perfect for an evening work event. Unfortunately, I don't have that type of job... yet. I tried to dress it down a bit for a Mexican dinner with friends last Saturday. I'm just so happy that I was able to wear it at least once.
This dress was a recent purchase. I bought it a couple of days before I went to Mexico from Bootlegger. I actually wore it on the plane. It was a really good travel dress. I was able to look cute, but still be very comfortable. I tried it on at one location, but the price was a little high for me. But then I remembered that the other location was closing, so I hightailed it across town and found it there in my size for 40% off.
I thought I had donated this dress, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was hidden in the back of my closet. I found this zebra dress at H&M a couple of years ago. It has always been a favourite, but it is starting to get a little worn out.
I have long been obsessed with bows. It was a little extreme at one point. I knew I had to have this dress the second I saw it. Seriously, I can't turn down bows. Plus it has a peter pan collar. Oh em gee! I actually that this same dress in another pattern, so I already knew I would love it. I always feel a bit liked Wednesday Addams when I wear it though. Probably because I associate with my grandmother's funeral. But it's cute, so I should break it out more.
I found this dress at a cute little boutique store in Penticton called Something Pretty. My friend and I were both obsessed with it, so we both ended up buying it. No regrets. Except those sunglasses. Please throw away those sunglasses. I look like an alien-bug hybrid.
Finally, on day 6 I wore this little number. I found this dress at my local grocery store. They actually have a nice fashion line called Joe Fresh. Although, Joe can sometimes be hit or miss. When it first came out it was good clothes for great prices. The quality isn't always great, but the prices have sky rocketed. Sometimes I can find something great, like this vintage style dress with a sailboat pattern. It's so comfy and easy to wear. Perfect for throwing on over a bathing suit in the summer.