71 Dresses in 71 Days: Week 3
Three weeks ago I started my No Shopping Project. I decided to wear all of my dresses before I dare buy myself one more adornment for my prestigious (“prestigious” — inspiring respect) frame. I have 71 dresses. I am the self-declared Imelda Marcos of dresses. Although I’m not Asiatic. (“Asiatic” — Relating to or deriving from Asia: “Asiatic cholera”; “Asiatic coastal regions”)
In the three weeks since beginning this project I have stayed true to my troth (“troth” — Faith or loyalty when pledged in a solemn agreement or undertaking — I don’t know why I’m doing vocabulary in this post. Perhaps I’ve gone mad as a froth-mouthed Cujo?). I have not purchased one item for myself and I was really only tempted once when buying my daughter Bridget soccer cleats and the sports dresses tried to sing me to the shoals of their strappy shoulders. But I just shut that motherf#*ker down! (“Motherf#*ker” — sometimes abbreviated as mofo, mf, or mf’er — is an American vulgarism).
In the previous two weeks, with a resounding unanimity (I’m not sure that’s a word so I won’t define it. It should be a word. Perhaps it’s a “sherd.” Which is a word Shannon made up) you voted to eliminate dress #4 and dress #8 (as I’m donating a dress a week). I have donated them to Out Of The Closet which benefits the Aids Health Care Foundation.
Your task is to look at Dresses #15 through #21 and decide which one of those have to go. This is important business people. Yes I know you could be spending quality time with your children, or perhaps trying to define why it is that worms are so inherently repulsive, but you really have to get your priorities straight and FOCUS ON ME AND MY TINY WORLD!
21 dresses down, 50 to go. Here is an unexpected benefit from doing this project, I’m loving the clothes I ALREADY HAVE! Pulling these dresses out of the closet (some I forgot I even had) has made me realize I really can just go and shop my own closet when I need a hit of dopamine. I can pick dresses I haven’t worn in years AND FREAKING WEAR THEM!
Nuff said. I’ll be back again next week with 7 more dresses. In the meantime, here’s the updated gallery. Which one goes????