It’s been less than a week of Dressember, and I already hit my goal! I am so incredibly grateful for all of you beautiful souls that helped me. It’s going to stay open for the rest of the month, so we can crush the goal even more. And, of course, I will continue to participate in Dressember outfits and raising awareness. There’s no better time to show you what I’ve been wearing than the day after I hit my goal.
I absolutely love everything about Dressember. Between standing up for a cause that I believe in and test myself with different outfits, this is the perfect challenge for me. If you have been following along for a while, you’ll also know that I love making my wardrobe matter.
On top of wearing a dress for every single day in December, I also chose to make my outfits means something even more. If you couldn’t already guess, all of my outfits are either eco-friendly or thrifted. Because I believe that what you wear is bigger than the cause you wear it for. Where your money goes also matters, and I’m proving that you can can both if your mindful of what you’re wearing and why you’re wearing it.
It hasn’t even been a full week of outfits, but I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been wearing. After all, there’s no better way to celebrate hitting my goals. Plus a lot of you have been asking on Instagram. If you’re not already following, I’ve been sharing every single outfit on my Instagram stories every day as well. I’ll be doing so every day in Dressember.
The first day I went for a classic thrifted dress that I got for Good will for $5. It was new with tags and it’s suede. Basically, anything that is suede I am sold on. This one had pockets which was an added bonus. I had it in my cart and headed for checkout before I even tried it on.
The shoes are the real stars of the show. They’re from a brand called Beyond Skin that are vegetarian, vegan, and completely cruelty free. The boots have a tag on the bottom that say “genuinely not leather” and I’m absolutely obsessed with them. Let me know if you want to know more, because I can do a whole post on the brand!
Day two was all about date night in the city. It was a warm night for Cleveland, so I didn’t have to worry about a coat. Instead, I just threw on as many layers as I could and went from there. It all started with a plain t-shirt dress that I got for 50 cents at Salvation Army, which I will likely be living in all throughout Dressember.
I added a red cardigan, which was $3 from Goodwill, tights, and a scarf and was good to go. The shoes are from another one of my favorite eco-friendly brands called Matt + Nat. They’re great to walk in and grab my ankle well.
My Sundays are typically always lazy, and this one was no different. I took a break from my layering and eco-friendly outfits and stayed put in my pajama dress all day. It’s from Old Navy, which isn’t sustainable, but it was a great Christmas gift from last year. You can’t go wrong with a pajama dress on a lazy day.
Monday brought another lazy day. I really wasn’t feeling like dressing up. Especially because I didn’t have any particular errands to run that day. I wore my Picasso Jasper shirt, which came in a really amazing crystal kit that I received in the mail. I’ll talk more about that later. I know technically this isn’t a t-shirt dress, but I made it work.
After two days of being a little lazy, I was ready to step it up with my next outfit. I felt great in this look. The skirt was truly the star of the show. I got it from the Salvation Army for $1.50 the night before Dressember. I went to the thrift shop specifically looking for new dresses an skirts, and this one didn’t disappoint. It’s cotton with a floral print and a slit p the front side.
This silk scarf also came from the Salvation Army on the same shopping trip. It was $3. I didn’t think I’d wear the navy accessory with a black and gray skirt, but I ended up loving the contrast. I paired it with my eco-friendly Boden boots, which brought a little more navy into the look. Who needs fashion rules?
For a casual night at the martini bar with one of my best friends, I went for a comfy casual look. This was my favorite Dressember outfit so far. The skirt was $1 from Goodwill and the top is actually a gift from my mom. She got it for Goodwill and it didn’t fit her right, so she passed it on. I feel like it was put to a good use. I paired it with my Matt + Nat boots and my Giving Key necklace.
What do you guys think of the outfits? I have to admit that Dressember has pushed me out of my comfort zone, but I’m having a lot of fun with it. I can’t wait to show you guys the other purposeful Dressember outfits that I have planned.
If you guys would like to help the 30 million women currently enslaved, there’s still plenty of time to do so. If you’d like to read more about the cause and why I decided to get involved, this is the post for you.