Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Same Black Dress (Ways to Wear)

For those of you who have been following this...

Yes I'm still here
Yes I'm still documenting this project, and
Yes I'm still wearing my same black dress

I've surprised even myself with the fact that I am still managing to find so many styles and uses for my "Same Black Dress", and I am even more shocked that I have been able to pair my dress with items that I already own.

I haven't purchased anything new
I haven't worn anything twice and
I still haven't exhausted all of my styling options

It's hard to believe that I actually have this much stuff...

In addition to these other ways, I've also worn my dress...

to Church every Sunday
for "Family Game Night"
to an "Evening Musical"
horseback riding with the family
...and even on Mother's Day!

Who knew a simple black dress could do so much?!
Up next... 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

From Whiner to Winner

I cried a lot as a young child

My family reminded me of that fact a few weeks ago when we were all together watching old home videos from the 70's.  I often wonder if the reason I entered into early childhood education is because of the fact that I cried a lot as a young child.

And then... the night that my daughter was born she came into the world screaming her lungs out

She cried a lot, like her mother...

But just a few nights ago I overheard her praying

"Lord if I don't get this, I know it's because you
have something else for me."

And in that moment

she surrendered
she went from whiner to winner

(as I stood in the hallway just outside of her room and cried)

But now the tears that fall are those of

great joy

for God's grace

because I realize that with Him
I've finally learned to cross the path

from whiner to winner!

(And yes, He answered her prayer... she made the team!)

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Same Black Dress (Church Wear)

Ladies, got a simple black dress?

Well all you need are a just a few inexpensive accessories to make that dress appropriate for...

fun with the kids
date night with the hubby
church with the entire family

As promised here are the weekend wear (church) ideas!


My daughter paired her "Same Black Skirt" with one of
her favorite dresses and even painted her nails to match!

A friend of mine challenged me to continue wearing my black dress to church each Sunday for the rest of the month, and what I ended up with was an "Around the World" Tour of fashion influence!

African Safari

Asian Inspired
French Flair

Click here to see more!