|Put on a happy face.|
The dress was a $10 Crossroads purchases, it's shear so I'm wearing a vintage slip under it. Tights are bamboo fibers and cable knit from Dottie May's Closet. Cardigan is Forever 21 ($11) and the booties are from Target, $10 on clearance. The scarf is a hand-me-down from a friend at school.
And in other news: This project has been a wild success. My readership is up 600 percent since 31 Dresses began on October 1st. Thanks! Who would've thought people would want to read about my dresses? I love the internet.
Well, the project is coming to a close. I've been able to shave down my dress collection and I'll be having a clothing swap sometime in November, which you're all invited to, details to come.
So what's next?
I'm really interested in avoiding purchasing clothes from sweatshops or supporting unfair working conditions in other countries. One way to do this is not buying new clothes.
So, starting December 1st I'm going to go a full 365 days without purchasing new clothes. I can however purchase clothes used, vintage or hand-made clothes. I have a month to stock up on socks and underwear.
I'll craft outfits and do personal style posts and share my thrift-scores here.
What's a good name for this project?
- No New Year
- 365 Thrift
- A Tagless Year
- Thrifting for Freedom
Midtown Friends Quaker Church just launched a new project called Orange Christmas, also dealing with injustice and slavery in a commercial world. They are hosting events to help people make gifts for Christmas.