Monday, October 4, 2010

One Dress - Twenty-One Day Challenge

Just around the corner in every woman's mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume, which will make an enchanting new creature of her. ~Wilhela Cushman

Wardrobe stretching 101…….

Do you have that favorite dress that you wish you could do more with? Ever struggle to find different ways to wear your favorite clothes?

I am always preaching to my clients the importance of building a basic wardrobe, and this led me to wonder how I could help people see the importance of a versatile basic wardrobe.

So I created the One Dress – Twenty-one Day Challenge. You know the whole practice what you preach idea. I took my very cost effective basic dress (a Banana Republic factory store purchase) through the 21 workdays in September. Using only what I had in my own closet, I showed the versatility of a basic, and how to transition an item from summer to autumn. I really focused on making each look something that you can easily wear to the office, but also to any event after work, whether it is a nice happy hour with co-workers or a simple dinner with friends or your spouse.

I used my Facebook page to showcase these looks everyday in September. You can check out the pictures and my Facebook page here:

I have turned those twenty-one looks into a movie that you can enjoy right on my blog. Comment back on what day you love the most and share this movie with your friends. I want to hear what your “favorite day” turns out to be.

Grab some popcorn, sit back, and relax. I hope you enjoy “One Dress, Twenty-One Days” the movie.


  1. Wow - great accessorising. Great ideas - the only thing I missed was a shawl or poncho... or some kind of hoodie. Perhaps next time.

  2. Thank You Rosanne. It was a fun project. I used only what I had in my closet.... guess I'll have to think about the poncho or hoodie!

  3. SO glad to have found you (from linkedin) Lovein your advice. Just what I needed as after 15 years of being at home mom, I have to get re aquanted to Office attire. I have NOTHING but jeans and t-shirts and will gladly hear your advice. Thanks.

  4. Rachel,Glad you found me also! I hope I'm able to help. If you're interested in the details of "One Dress Twenty-One Days" check it out at:

    Thank you for following.