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  • The Black Dress Challenge is On!

    Day 7Hi, you may remember my post about The Black Dress Challenge. Loosely based on Courtney Carver’s Project 333, The Black Dress Challenge is my attempt to simplify my life by wearing the same washable black dress every day for a month.

    I want to let you know that the challenge is on! I’d love to know if you are participating in a minimalist fashion challenge this month.  Please let me know in a comment, below.  If you are doing a challenge, I wish you great success!

    And if The Black Dress Challenge sparks your interest, please share this post with your tribe.  Thank you!

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  • The Black Dress Challenge

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    1 black dress, 31 days, go!

    I love a challenge and I love fashion. I also embrace minimalism.  And veganism. And philanthropy.  How, I thought, can I combine all these interests into one compelling project?

    Inspiration came from one of our dear readers, Meg, of Minimalist Woman. She happened to mention that she will be participating in Courtney Carver’s inspired Project 333: to wear 33 items for 3 months.

    Love it! But I wanted something even more focused, both in content and duration. After some contemplation, some assessment of my closet contents, and a flash of insight, Eureka!

    The Black Dress Challenge was born.


    I will wear the same little black (washable) dress every day for a month.

    I will be donning a dress I bought a couple of years ago. It is a comfy-yet-stylish and is made of an easy-care cotton/lycra blend. I’ll accessorize with things I already own and will not buy any clothing or fashion items for the entire month.


    October 1-31, 2010

    I’ve chosen the month of October because it is a fairly temperate month in my part of the world, making the wearing of a dress somewhat more feasible. It is also book-ended by World Vegetarian Day (October 1) and World Vegan Day (November 1), which provide a nice framework for the vegan aspect.


    1. To simplify my life
    2. To express creativity
    3. To get over my camera-shyness (I’ll be posting daily pics on a designated, soon-to-be-announced blog)
    4. To embrace vegan fashion
    5. And to contribute to a good cause (by donating the money I would have spent on clothes for the month).


    While I’m undertaking this as a personal challenge, I’d love to know if you would care to join me or participate in your own version of the Black Dress Challenge. Please let me know in the comments below.

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