Here is my week in dresses. Oh, and I roped someone else in to join me with the dare too...
Monday: I go to the office, Abbey goes to childcare
Me: a black wrap dress I've had for years, with heels and red Elk beads
Her: a little Target number (which she was told off for wearing to childcare as it was 'too short', and they put pants on underneath. WTF?!)
Tuesday: I go to the office, Abbey goes to her Omi and Opi's house
Me: this grey wool dress is the best dress I've ever bought. Paris, 2006 - and I wore it to work through normal times, a pregnancy and now it's bounced back to shape for me to still wear it. Love that. This is how I usually wear it - with opaques and heels.
Her: a cute pink dress her Omi made
Wednesday: I go to the office, Abbey goes to childcare
Me: my little black dress, bought from Ojay earlier this year and since worn to a couple of formal events. Transformed to the office with leggings, heels, a little cami to hide the cleavage, and my new green Witchery beads
Her: another dress made by her Omi with leggings
Thursday: a day of running around together
Me: a lightbulb moment, taking a maxi-dress from Target (worn once before deciding it made me look fat) and wearing it with a belt, scarf and my trench. Me? Accessorising? Who knew!
Her: a gorgeous Pumpkin Patch dress, a birthday present from a friend
Friday: a day of running around together
Me: running out of dresses, I grab a summery number from Eternal Creation and layer it with leggings, ankle boots, cardigan, scarf and jacket (it was cold in Melbourne!)
Her: she wanted a skirt instead of a dress, and who was I to argue? I think she's cute enough to get away with cheating in the dare, yes?
The week has been a real eye-opener to me. I would usually look at my dresses hanging there, dismiss them as not suitable for the weather or just plain 'too hard' and move onto pants or jeans. This week has shown me that with a little thought, I can pull together a nice outfit.
I might even have to buy more dresses soon.