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71 Dresses In 71 Days: Week 7

This week hits dress #49 in my #71dressesin71days No Shopping Project. I’m wearing all 71 of my dresses before I can buy myself even a tongue bolt.  And I want a tongue bolt really badly because I’ve never been badass and if not now, when?

Who’s going to take a 90-year old tongue bolt, pistol-packing mama seriously? (I just realized that I should also be pistol packin’ – but it should be a gun that’s really a Pez dispenser because I might accidentally shoot something off of myself that I want to keep).

I don’t know if you can tell in the following photos, but I’m getting dress fatigue. I wake up at night in a cold sweat shrieking “Oh you! Pretty Chitty Bang Bang, pretty Chitty Bang Bang we love you!” and I don’t know why, but it must be the dresses.

I think you can see what I mean.

I think you can see what I mean.

In any case, I’ve already donated 5 dresses as per your many suggestions:

Dress #4 sayonara baby, blue tights on a woman pushing 50’s just a little sad.

Dress#8 will hopefully find a home in the Haight.

Dress #16 will hopefully find a home in a rerun of I Love Lucy.

Dress #37 must find a hipless home to hang upon.

And finally (sob, gasp) Dress #41 landed in the 23-year old hands of my age-appropriate babysitter and made her very happy – so that felt good. Now, I must eliminate 5 more dresses before the madness ends.

Also, will some of you invite me out so I have an excuse to wear my remaining 61 dresses?  Someone ought to get married … or divorced (those are always fun celebrations), however, no one should die. I don’t expect you to take a bullet for me. You’ve got my digits, I’m available most nights and weekends. No, I don’t want to go to a revival of Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.

This week’s offerings:

Dress #43 -- I purchased this a very long time ago so I'm not sure where I got it, but I love its silhouette.

Dress #43 — I purchased this a very long time ago so I’m not sure where I got it, but I love its silhouette.  The look on my face seems to suggest I’m proud I gave birth to this dress.  What’s up with that?

Dress #44.  Another Boden.  You may notice I have another very similar purple Boden dress.  I suppose two Bodens are better than one?  If you're an addict.  (cue drool coming out of the side of my mouth and a facial tic)

Dress #44. Another Boden. I have no idea what’s happening with my head.  It seems to’ve elongated drastically, yet I feel no smarter.  However, I like the dress.

Dress #45.  Their is a polka dot leitmotif wending its way through my life.  Is there an age cut off for polka dots??

Dress #45. There is a polka dot leitmotif wending its way through my life. Is there an age cut-off for polka dots??

Dress #46.  This navy wrap dress from Boden fits when I've eaten nothing but hemp for a week or six chocolate cakes in a day.  Love it.

Dress #46. This navy wrap dress from Boden fits whether I’ve eaten nothing but hemp for a week or six chocolate cakes in a day. Love it.

Dress #47.  A summery Boden maxi.  But my skin isn't really that red.

Dress #47. I apologize about the overall orangeness of this photo.  I’m not sure what happened here. But I do love this Boden maxi.

Dress #48

Dress #48.  This dress was purchased impulsively to wear to an American Idol finale where my sister and I stood in line for four hours to hear Jason Castro sing trmeulously.  Which convinced me I’m just too old for that shit (said like Bruce Willis in Die Hard XIII).  Not sure about this one.

Dress #49

Dress #49 Yes. Polka Dots.  I do feel sassy in this sucker.

Lay waste to my wardrobe ladies, which one gets the boost? xo S


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  1. Sharon Greenthal
    Sharon Greenthal 2 May, 2013, 09:19

    Ditch #48. It’s the pattern that throws me off.

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  2. Sharona Zee
    Sharona Zee 2 May, 2013, 18:04

    I love them all, but I will reluctantly vote to re-home #47

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  3. Zoe
    Zoe 2 May, 2013, 20:17

    #48. Looks fab on you (like every other dress) but if you’re going to do a sleeveless b&w, #43 and #49 would be better choices, so why keep #48?

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  4. Donna
    Donna 5 May, 2013, 00:06

    From this group, I vote #47 for donation. Just not feeling it. The must-keep out of this group is navy dress #46. It is so flattering and one of the very few that you have shown so far with full-length sleeves! I like the fact that you mention your expression in the one caption. You seem happiest in the photo with the navy dress.

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  5. Donna
    Donna 5 May, 2013, 00:23

    Also, I have to congratulate you that 2 of the dresses that you donated so far were ones that had an emotional attachment for you. If you can donate/give away those, then it should be easier to donate the ones that you don’t have such attachments to. I want to do my own count before you are done with the project.

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  6. AnnW
    AnnW 13 May, 2013, 04:40

    Dump #47. It’s not the 70’s anymore. Of course if I could fit into my old maxi dresses, I wouldn’t be saying that!

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