Dress a day challenge: COMPLETE!

Its been a fun month of dresses, girls! And I really don’t plan on stopping now. I did fall off the bandwagon a few times (as you will see in this post). My biggest challenge was doing active stuff on the weekends. Sometimes I caved and wore shorts instead. But for work, dresses definitely are the best! Comfortable, and cooler than pants as we are approaching the sweltering Texas summer.

So here is my final installment:

Day 21: We moved my sister into her new apartment today. Sad to report, this was one of my days where I opted for shorts instead of a dress.

Day 22 and 23 (first image above): I just bought this sweet yellow dress from Old Navy. Super comfortable and summery! I wore it to church on Day 22 and work on Day 23. Don’t even act like you don’t do the same thing! [Dress: Old Navy, Shoes: Target]

Day 24: Dress: Target, Cardigan: Target, Shoes: Nine West

Day 25: Dress: Target, Cardigan: Gap, Shoes: JCPenney

Day 26: Skirt: Gap, Shirt: Gap, Shoes: Target

Day 27: Dress: Loft, Cami: Old Navy, Cardigan: Target, Shoes: Walmart

Day 28: Dress: Old Navy, Shoes: JCPenney (I added the belt to give the babydoll-style dress a little more form)

Day 29: Dress: American Eagle, Shoes: Nine West

Day 30: Fell off the bandwagon again and didn’t wear a dress! At least I fess up to it!

Day 31: Dress: Target, Shoes: Target (and a little “TA-DAAH” pose because we are done baby!)


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)

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!*

Jennifer: Day 9, 10, 11

You will soon discover just how many of my dresses come from Target. I love their stuff and its affordable! I just can’t resist.

Day 9: Dress: Target, Shoes: Target

Day 10: Dress: Loft, Cardigan: American Eagle, Shoes: JCPenney

Day 11: Shirt: Gap, Skirt: Target, Shoes: JCPenney (if this photo doesn’t make you appreciate my husband [who is my usual photographer], I don’t know what will. He wasn’t available today so I had to use the self-timer. Interesting angle there, and that was after stacking the camera on a huge pile of books and many trail-and-error test runs)

Jennifer’s Day 7 & 8

Casual weekend dresses and an (unintentionally) similar color palette:

Saturday: Shirt and undershirt: Both Old Navy, Skirt: Gap, Shoes: Old Navy

Sunday: Dress: Target, Shoes: Target, New earrings I got yesterday: JCPenney

Jennifer: Day 6

One of the more difficult aspects of this challenge is that I frequently have to photograph outdoor events, which can be a terrifying experience when wearing a dress on a windy day. I chose this skirt today because it has a semi-tight underskirt that I hoped would stay in place despite the wind. And I am happy to report, I must’ve picked right because no one got flashed today!

Shirt: Loft, Skirt: Express, Shoes: Gap, Headband (see! I’m trying to accessorize more!): Loft, Earrings: The Limited

Jennifer: Day 5

This was the dress I bought for my first day of work, so its always been a very happy dress. I love the bright color. Reminds me of summer, which is my favorite season.

Dress: Macy’s, Undershirt: Old Navy, Cardigan: Target, Shoes: Walmart