7 Looks x 7 Days – the LBD

So what am I talking about, 7 Looks x 7 Days – the LBD.

Didn’t I say in the last update that we were done with black and white…well we are.

This is the LBD I told you all about. You remember the one that I had to fight with the shop owner to let me try on while in Hong Kong, because I am such a big BIG woman apparently!

I fell in love with this dress from across the street. It was calling me from the window. It knew it wanted to come live with me in Australia and when I saw it, I wanted it to be mine only! There were a couple of things about this dress that caught my attention; the girlieness of the fine pleats, the buttons on the shoulders (you know I love a cool shoulder) and the band around the waist, which I knew would accentuate my curves in the right way.

The one problem with this dress…the length. As you know, I hate my knees! They are old lady knees that have started sagging worse than anything else on my middle-aged self. So the trick for me to wear this dress and feel good, is that I have wear stockings of some kind, or find another way to wear it.

Recently, while reading my way through the blogosphere I found this amazing site The Uniform Project, where one girl pledged to wear the same LBD, styled differently, every day for a year to raise money for charity. You should check out the slide show that is a compilation of the 365 photos taken during the project. It’s amazing and inspiring. So inspiring that I have decided I should be able to create 7 looks in 7 days all based on this dress. I’m thinking if Sheena could do it for 365, surely I can manage 7. The bonus will then be having 7 new outfits!

I’m going to try to be creative with my accessories but keep it real enough that all the looks are ones that I would actually wear out in public! If I get too crazy or ridiculous I would hope you would call me out on it…after all, that’s what friends do. As I am still on my fast from shopping, I can only use what I already have in the wardrobe for this challenge. I’m thinking this may highlight the importance of accessories when working with classic pieces. Not to mention whether or not I’m very creative!!

Also, during the week if you have any suggestions on how you would like to see the LBD, please let me know and I will do my best to see what I can put together.


About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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