October Dress Project in Photos: I did it!

To bring you up to date: this October I participated in the October Dress Project.

You choose one dress and wear it for the month. I skipped 4 days during #MOMcon because laundering just wasn’t a realistic option. And to be honest: I’m just way to insecure to wear the same dress everyday for board meetings and sessions and donor events.

I’m kind if shocked I pulled it off. It’s amazing what a few accessories can to to change up a look. I doubt most people noticed I was wearing the same dress.

The weirdest thing was: trying to make the dress work for everything from flag football games- (No matter how casual I worked it I still felt silly and over dressed, not to mention: freezing cold.) to speaking engagements.

Things I did in the dress: drs appointments, X-rays, laundry, bathroom cleaning, mopping, toilet cleaning, dishes, cooking, driving, carpool, grocery shopping, target shopping, pumpkin carving, pumpkin gathering in the rain, lunch mom, blood work, airline travel, tattoo touch up, date night, trick or treat door manning the list goes on.

What I learned: I still have too many clothes. I enjoy being creative with clothing. I really do wear too much black. Patterns aren’t the devil. Cheap accessories can add a lot to something plain. I’m looking forward to yet another closet culling.

I’ll do this again next year. 🙂

So- here are my looks for the month:





2 thoughts on “October Dress Project in Photos: I did it!

  1. I never had the PSDS in August due to a issue with my breathing and was happy to hear all is well with you, I need to know how the surgery has helped you and if I should go through with it myself , mine would be C4 – C7 with hardware ( metal rods ) but I also have some C3/4 – C4/5 issues that I am concerned with, but you have had no problems after the tuff recovery ?

    1. Johnny- sorry it’s taken me so long to reply! Yes. this surgery was a tough recovery. However- I am feeling much better. arms are functioning. Pain is greatly diminished. Headaches are way down. Just had my 3 month follow up and this surgery looks to be fusing. I’m c4-t1 with hardware. Loss of range of motion is mostly up and down- which I can handle. (I’m an eye contact person… side to side is important to me.) I’d avoid going higher unless absolutely necessary- or if you don’t mind losing more range of motion. I needed PT after this surg. (Not after my prev acdf’s)

      Still have trouble sleeping in the bed- but that is improving. let me know how you’re doing and what you decide!

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