DADIM #2 2012- Lady in Red. And black floral.

Today I went with ol’ faithful. This dress is so comfy & cute. I bought it years ago at Target. My super fun, red shoes are a Jessica Simpson knock-off I got at this great store in Waco (it closed last year. Boo.)
I wore a belt to help define my waist. I’m working to lose a little weight, so any optical illusion I can use to help in the effort, I will take advantage of using.

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Jennifer: a week of dresses

Day 13: This day was jam packed with my sister’s college graduation, so I didn’t get a good picture of me in my dress on my camera. But never fear! I wore the same dress on Day 18 (first on the bottom row, down below). I got this dress new for my sister’s graduation, so I just had to wear it to work the next week too! I bought the dress and shoes at Target (you can’t really see, but I am sporting some bright yellow toe nails. Thought it’d be fun with the coral shoes!). I also had a coral necklace on at the graduation, but I couldn’t find it for Day 18. I’m really hoping its still in my husband’s car (I took it off during the long trip home from College Station). I am not a huge fan of this dress’ neckline, and I liked how the necklace covered it. Here’s a picture of it:

Day 14: I have to confess. I didn’t wear a dress today. We spent the entire day at Scarborough Fair, and I just couldn’t bear the thought of fighting the wind to keep my dress down all day. I suppose I could’ve dressed in medieval garb…maybe next time!

Okay, now for the rest of the week:

First row:

Day 15: I just got this dress from the new Calypso line at Target. I LOVE IT!! So flowy and summery. I just feel happy in this dress. (Dress: Target, Shoes: Target)

Day 16: I swear, everytime I wear this dress, I get so many compliments, and I have no idea why! Most of the time, no one says a word about what I’m wearing. Not bad for spur of the moment Target purchase just because it was on super-discount (it isn’t even the right size, but I got it anyway because it was cheap!) (Dress: Target, Shoes: JCPenney)

Day 17: Fun summery dress. It is my go-to dress because it is super-comfortable. (Dress: Loft, Shoes: JCPenney)

Bottom row:

Day 18: Same graduation dress as Day 13. (Dress: Target, Shoes: Target)

Day 19: This is a dress that I have only recently begun to appreciate. I wore it to my brother-in-law’s wedding rehearsal years ago (without the cardigan), and it sat in my closet for years because for whatever reason I felt like it was more party than work. But now that its made its reappearance, I actually think its quite nice for work! (Dress: BCBG outlet, Cardigan: American Eagle, Shoes: JCPenney)

Day 20: I haven’t worn this dress in FOREVER! But since I am trying to give you guys some variety, I thought I’d bring it out of hiding. I always worry if its too casual for work, since it is made out of some sort of a lounge-wear material. But I figured, hey its Friday! Why is it that we all feel that Friday’s mean you don’t have to dress up as much? (Dress: Gap, Shoes: JCPenney)

Dress a Day in May – Day #14

Day #14 (Thursday, May 19th)-Since I am only doing the “Dress a Day in May” during the week, I will try to keep my days numbered.

The simple black, button front dress I wore today is a dress I got in a trade with my buddy, Kacey. (Over the years as we have changed sizes, after having our kids and just living life, so we like to swap out clothes.) It’s aways nice to get new items, especially since we have the same style.

My awesome red shoes are Jessica Simpson knock-offs. I got them from Shoes-4-less for $10. (Too bad they closed a few months ago.)

My bracelet is a great find from a little boutique in Dallas. It was only $10, and is handmade.

My necklace was my husband’s grandmothers. My mother-in-law gave me a box of her jewelry a few years ago. I never met his grandmother, but I have heard she was magnificent. I am honored to get to own a few pieces of her jewelry.

Dress a Day in May – Day #3

Day #3 (Wednesday, May 4th)-Since I am only doing the “Dress a Day in May” during the week, I will try to keep my days numbered.

Today, I think I look especially pregnant. (Or maybe I just feel especially pregnant) This another summer dress (Target, 2 years ago). It’s halter style. I added my most worn black cardigan (K-Mart) and my favorite funky necklace (Bealls outlet in Hillsboro). (It reminds me of a flavor flav necklace or something a you would find in a pirates treasure chest)

Jennifer: Day 12

This dress always makes me feel a bit sassy, so you get not one but three poses today!

Dress: Old Navy, Leggings: Old Navy, Shoes: Payless, Headband: Sam Moon’s, Earrings: JCPenney

*Please take note of my feeble attempts at accessories today!*

DAY 12 – The Shirtwaist Dress

I love shirtwaist dresses – I mean LOVE them. If I had to pick one style of dress, it would be the shirtwaist. I think somedays, I was born in the wrong decade.

I bought this dress from – SURPRISE – Target about 4-5 years ago. I love the fact that I can dress it up or down depending on my accessories.

Today, I choose to wear a handmade necklace with PINK turquiose stones. I bought the necklace from a local business here. Another thing I love – buying local!! I found the bracelets in the bottom of my jewelry box. I completely forgot that I owned these.  I really need to get organized.

 

Oh and if anyone wants to read up on the history of the shirtwaist, check this out.

Thoughts on Dress-a-Day

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Welcome to Day 6 of the challenge! I love that unlike my Project 365, I don’t to think very hard about the day I’m on because it’s the same as the date!

As we’re nearing the end of the first week of dress-a-day I thought I’d post a few wonderings I’ve come across through the challenge so far:

Casual vs. Formal

-Dresses have the tendency to make me look more formal than my normal attire. I think maybe because most of my dresses were bought with the intentions of wearing them to nicer events like weddings and graduations. I have very few (exactly 3) casual t-shirt style dresses for everyday wear.

-Accessories can tone down the formality. I really need to get some cute jean and khaki jackets to help dial down the “niceness” of my dresses. They can be everyday if I don’t style them with pearls and heels!

-I think the reason I fell out of wearing dresses with any regularity was due to the formalness of my current selections. I’m hoping to open up the possibilities for casualizing my dresses over the coming weeks because they deserved to be worn more!

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