Well folks, it’s October. and I’ve neglected you horribly. Please forgive me. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind last several weeks, some of which I promise to tell you about shortly. But first things first. For those of you who remember, October is a very special month! October Dress Project month! Which means, of course, that I’ve been sporting the same dress for the last 16 days. Like last year, no one has noticed so far (or at least not mentioned it if they have). I’ve told a few people, but for the most part I’m just chugging along in simplicity of dress.
Choosing a dress this year was a bit different than last year. I tend to think about my Halloween costume for at least ten months of the year, usually coming up with 4 or 5 ideas before deciding on something by January. Upon finding a childhood treasure earlier this year (a 6-inch red hair bow that I adored as a 7-year-old), I’ve decided to dress as Kiki, from Hayao Miyazaki‘s famous (and absolutely delightful) film Kiki’s Delivery Service. So a simple, long-sleeved black dress was in order. I found said dress on my excursion to Portland in the summer. And realizing that Halloween is of course the end of the October Dress Project, I thought I’d wear my “costume” all month.
This may not have been the best idea, as I find I’m already terribly sick of it. You’d think that the second time around of doing this project would be easier, but I guess not. I must admit, I do miss my last year’s dress (I hope you’re keeping it safe, Anilee!). Check out the October Dress Project blog page, Facebook page, and even Pinterest for more information and some inspiration. Consider joining in, even late! Or do it in November, or any month for that matter. And you can always get creative, and choose another article of clothing to commit to for the month. For example, my husband is wearing the same button-up shirt for the month! What a champ.