I was fascinated by a recent post on the blog A Cup of Jo about a Brooklyn based artist who has committed to wear the same dress for an entire year. She can accessorize all she wants. I love her look. I would definitely need more than tennis shoes and flip flops to pull this off with style. Read her story right here.
In May of 2008, I made what I thought was a bold decision regarding clothes. After reading this, it pales in comparison. I decided to purchase no new clothes until 2010. I can, however, sew something for myself with existing fabric. A year+ in, I've been unwavering with the exception of appropriate jeans and tennis shoes for my job and an 80's sun dress from a vintage shop that I chopped up and made my own. In my case, a want vs. need experiment. In hers, a fundraiser.
Here is my $18 dress. I love the details.