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Dress #3: 71 Dresses in 71 Days

Day three of my NO SHOPPING project. In case you missed it:

“I”m a dressaholic. It’s got to stop. For the 100th time I’ve told myself I’m not allowed to buy even one more dress — in fact, let me raise that ante — I’m not allowed to buy ANY articles of clothing (this means shoes, sock, bras, lacy underthings, shirts, blouses — you get the friggin’ point) until I have worn every single one of my 71 dresses. That means 71 dresses in 71 days.”

I woke up this morning excited to put on a pretty dress. And the red shoes? I never wear them. I’ve had them in my closet for at least three years yet I’ve only worn them a handful of times. Yet I keep buying shoes.

So here’s Dress 3 which signifies 3 days I haven’t bought one single item to bedecorate myself (I know it’s not a word, but it should be!)

I’m going to start compiling each photo in a gallery so you all can tell me which dresses to give away. There are several that are a bit too tight in the mid-section.

Dress 3


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  1. knittinpeace
    knittinpeace 16 March, 2013, 15:32

    Ha. I’m trying to be equally strong. I am failing miserably. In fact, a few days ago I went to the grocery store (Fred Meyer…which is sort of like Super Walmart but nicer) and turned left at (into) the shoe dept. Ended up buying a new dress and pair of shoes and NO GROCERIES. *sigh*

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  2. Chloe
    Chloe 16 March, 2013, 16:39

    Damn it! I love this dress. AND your scary laser eyes. And you for that matter.

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  3. sandee
    sandee 20 March, 2013, 23:17

    I think this is a great color on you! I don’t know if I am more impressed that you have 71 dresses or that you can fit them all. You look amazing. Hey, if I had those legs, I would wear a dress everyday.

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    • Shannon
      Shannon Author 21 March, 2013, 07:59

      I’m beginning to think I should help other people shop for dresses because I know just the type that would look fabulous on you! My new career?

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  4. AnnW
    AnnW 30 March, 2013, 11:46

    Good color for your eyes. Keep this one

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