Sunny Spokane, day 3 & 4

May has been fabulously warm. I am excitedly getting sun on these legs of mine!

FRI was an Lei jean skirt & Nordstrom Rack top. My facebook post said sweat pea & not sweet pea. Yikes!


SAT was an H & M nylon summer breeze dress. Perfect weather & date night with my hubby. I thought I would pair it with a black sweater but went with toupe. I liked this combination better, & it was a new discovery. DADIM is all about new discoveries!


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Red – Nat Day 3

It’s my favorite color. This might be due to the fact that most of my life my mother and grandmother, among others, have consistently commented on how red tops compliment my complexion. I happen to like flattery and encouraging words, so red it is!

This is my first time wearing this thrifted dress. It’s made of soft jersey-type material, making it comfy and flow-y. For real, we may be seeing this one again in the upcoming weeks.

red jersey dress

Dress: Old Navy, thrifted. Boots: Chaps, Kohl’s.

The best part of this picture? Just after it was taken we walked into Pei Wei, where I realized the entire Friday night dining room had full view of my mini-photo shoot. Sigh. Ha! If only they knew about DADIM…

How has you DADIM started off? Are you loving it? Frustrated? Excited about future outfits?

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day two — one black dress, two ways


So today, I had meetings during the day and an event in Austin at night, so I challenged myself to wear the same dress for both events, I think it turned out pretty good, what do you think?

dress — jjill (on clearance)

jewelry — I don’t remember
flats — target
friend — fellow dress a dayer, Katie

jewelry — banana republic
shoes — michael kors (the most comfortable heels EVER)

see you tomorrow!


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Darker – Nat Day 2

Nat day 2 skirt

Shirt: Old Navy, thrifted. Skirt: Connection 18, given to me by a friend who was cleaning out her closet.

Darker. No, no, I’m not referring to my skin (in case you were wondering), which is rocking the pale whiteness of sunless days. (Shout-out to my fellow office-employed DADIM-ers!) I’m talking about the lack of lighting in my photo, which matches the rather dreary weather we’ve been experiencing lately here in N.C. Also dark is my skirt–a brown super-comfy item, with fun belt loops (although I’ve yet to actually wear it with a belt).

Random: Yesterday I found myself picking out what dresses/skirts I’m wearing each day through the weekend. With a limited section of my wardrobe to choose from, this month might help me cut down on the time it takes to get ready in the morning. Not too shabby!


Earrings: gift from years ago.


Shoes: Predictions, thrifted.

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And we’re back! – Nat Day 1

Yay, it’s May! It’s been wonderful to watch as people post photos of their dresses from Day 1 (and Day 2 already!) on the Facebook page, and to read each other’s comments and words of encouragement. Yup. This month is going to rock.

Day 1 - Dress: G.A.S. Co. (no joke), thrifted. Cardigan: GAP. Shoes: Toms.

Day 1 – Dress: G.A.S. Co. (no joke), thrifted. Cardigan: GAP. Shoes: Toms.

I’m rather certain today’s attire you’ll probably see again, in different combinations. The dress is incredibly comfy, and I’m fairly certain un-wrinkleable. The dreary coolness of the day caused my Toms to quickly overrule dressier shoes.

As noted last year, I try to make “comfortable” look cute. For instance, I can’t help but wear these shoes with practically anything, fashionable or not. The husband picked the Toms out for me for my birthday this past year, and I didn’t even ask for them! He knows me well.

Looking forward to the next 30 days, ladies!

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day one — striped dress and yellow cardigan

Day One Caryn

I am so excited to start this again this year, this will be my 3rd year!  the picture is me with fellow dress a dayer, Emily, she interviewed me for a news segment today.  my dress today had pockets, which is something I look for now in dresses since so few have them and it’s one of the things I miss most about pants.

dress — gap (on clearance)
cardigan — loft (who’s surprised)

pearls — my hubby (13 years ago)

bracelet — lenny and eva

shoes — jessica simpson

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Pretty in Pink – Nat Day 31

Day 31 – Shirt: Derek Heart, thrifted. Skirt: J.Crew, thrifted. Shoes: those same wear-with-everything black sandals from many days before…

I love this skirt! Pockets, dressy or laid back, fun color. It’s a win, for sure.

I love him!

Day 31. Could it be here already? I’ve so much enjoyed wearing skirts and dresses for the past month (OK, 29 days, since I started on day 3). In fact, I might still be wearing a skirt on June 1…

And for my last post of the year I wanted to give props to my photographer on most days, my amazing husband. Thanks for entertaining my fun and feminine month-long project and encouraging me along the way!

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Last Dressy Day in May- SJ Day 31


Well here we are at the end of yet another DADIM! Congrats to all the ladies who completed the challenge. Wasn’t it so fun? My final dress is a repeat of the navy number I wore the second week. Thought I would let the other dresses join me for my final picture by getting a shot in my closet.  I’m sure a lot of those patterns look familiar. Thanks a lot for the encouragement and sweet comments you all left me. Already looking forward to next May!


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