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Katie’s Day 1

Hey, friends!  I’m so happy you’re reading about our journey through the merry month of May!

A little about me:  I’m Katie.  I’m a social worker, a year out of grad school, employed by a large non-profit serving children and families – a hopelessly hopeful, absent minded, beg for forgiveness kind of young professional. I live with three other lovely ladies (including Mary Beth who’s also risen to the dress a day challenge) in a giant old house.  Also in our giant old house, affectionately referred to as “the Zoo”, are two cats and three dogs.  Personally, I only own one dog, Evie, but it’s kind of a group effort.  I’m a busy body and always have been.  I love to Zumba and run with aforementioned pooch and counterproductively go to 3spoons.  I’m kind of an old soul on an unrelenting quest to save junky antiques from whatever they need saving from.  I also enjoy portraiture, social media, diet coke and yoga pants.

Here’s day 1!

I didn’t get around to wearing a skirt/dress for a while today. After a lovely walk with Caryn and an attempt to take a dip in her pool, I ended up with this outfit.  Definitely more for comfort and function than style, but it’s what I wore none the less.  One of my favorite jersey skirts, two comfy tank tops and some fresh out of the box Keds! Perfect for cuttin’ a rug!

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What’s it all about?

1. Wear a dress for the majority of every day in May.

This doesn’t mean you can’t wear shorts to work out or pjs to bed (though I must put in a plug for cute nightgowns which are both dresses and super comfy). If you run out of dresses or they all need to be washed, borrow one from a friend (yay dress sharing!) or wear a skirt.

2. Mix it up!

This challenge will help you look at your wardrobe in a new light! You can wear your same old dresses in unexpected ways by mixing in scarves, jackets, sweaters, tanks, stockings, belts, jewelry and other accessories. Don’t believe me? Check out these blogs about women who wore the same dresses for a year!

Video of all the looks for a year in one dress:

3. Blog about it.

Have a friend take a photo of you in your dress every day (or as many days as you can) and post it to our blog. Contact Sarah-Jane on Facebook to get info on the blog log in.

4. Get others involved and spread the news.

Invite other friends who are up to the challenge to join the group and start dressing up. It doesn’t matter if the start mid-month or from day one. It’s just a fun experiment! Use the twitter tag #DressaDayinMay to tweet about it. And if you’re really ambitious, change your Facebook profile pic every day. 🙂

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