September 1, 2022
Today’s the day! I’m excited to see how I feel wearing the same dress for 3+ months…
I’m meeting a friend for lunch today – she started her 1 Dress 100 Day adventure in the middle of August. We’re wearing the same dress, but we will NEVER look very much alike!
Here’s my first day – a lot of necklaces, and a shirt to protect my shoulders…
Love it Janice! Elegant and summery. I went to bed last night thinking about this challenge, looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
Rebecca @ wool& says
Great outfit, Janice! We can’t wait to see your takeaways from your challenge! Have a wonderful 100 days. :)
Love this! Could I ask a favour so that I can understand how your outfit looks on you? Could you please mention if a shirt is worn under or over your dress?
I’m guessing today’s shirt is worn over the dress, open – like a jacket. ???
Shirt open and over – kind of jacket-y… I look lovely – I ALWAYS look lovely. I don’t believe in looking anything less. What others think? Don’t know, don’t care! And I can say that at this early hour, I’m very comfortable. I’m going to walk a few miles in over 80 temps, so that will be interesting…
Super! Thank you!
I hasten to add that my wording was weak. The phrasing of how an outfit “looks” was my poor attempt to say that I was trying to visualize how the pieces would blend together as an outfit. I’m a very visual thinker and learner so I was just trying to say that it would be helpful if you could share how the pieces will go together so that I can see the total “look” in my mind’s eye. You looking fabulous in your outfits is a 100% foregone conclusion and I absolutely agree that you should dress for you – not anyone else. 😎
Hugs right back!
I just saw this challenge and I think it’s a great idea….I’m going to start tomorrow.
Thanks for asking that question. I was wondering the same thing.
I too am a very visual thinker and learner. A picture of the complete outfit on a real person would be sooooo helpful. Please?
Great start! This will be fun! I only wish we could see a photo of you in the outfits.
I almost commented yesterday since I was wearing my woo& dress (Tulip). But now I have to today! I also have and love that 4Objects shirt! I can’t wait to see this journey!
The stuff from 4 Objects is REALLY expensive (well, not Balenciaga expensive!), but it’s the most lovely shirt I’ve ever owned. The black wool shirt is gorgeous, and I just received their sweatshirt. Half wool, half cotton, soft as a cloud – I am actually wishing for cool weather to be able to wear it! Highly recommend them both for the quality of their clothing and their excellent service and business ethics.
Agreed! I also have the black shirt and sweatshirt (though I haven’t been in a climate to wear either yet). The white shirt has been worn 1-2 time a week, minimum, since it arrived. I am very much a warm weather devotee and I’ve never wished for fall so intently.
Hi Janice, I have 2 questions about the dress itself. Can you wear a regular bra with it – or do you need more like a racerback style? How voluminous is the dress through the torso? It’s a challenge for me to tell the actual cut of the dress from the photos on their website. Please and many thanks!
I’m wearing a regular bra today, and nothing shows – the armholes are pretty high underneath, and the neckline is like a crewneck tee shirt. My dress is pretty fitted down to the waist, and then it flairs from there; it remains to be seen how this will affect what I can wear over! But the fabric drapes pretty well, so the dress doesn’t stick out at the sides or the bottom, the way a more rigid fabric might.
Right now, I think I will be able to wear almost anything over this, but I’m not sure yet!
It would be so much more helpful if you’d show a picture of yourself in the outfit!
I’m so excited to follow your progress in this challenge. I have been wanting to do it for a while, I’m concerned about trying to wear wool full time in Florida. Thank you for sharing this with us!
This is so much fun. Thanks, Janice. Also, thanks for the extra descriptions in the comment, both how you’re wearing the shirt and how the dress fits. Very helpful since after your post yesterday, I’m now considering one of these dresses. Years ago, I used to have a wool tank/jumper dress like the one Meg Ryan wore in “You’ve Got Mail”, which I like to wear in the fall and winter with turtlenecks and collared shirts underneath, and I’ve been trying to find another one for some time now.
What a lovely start. You’ve set the bar pretty high but I’ve every confidence you’ll surprise and delight us in the remaining 99 days.
Beth T says
Great start, Janice. I love the shirt. I’m trying to visualise wearing two pendants and some beads. Presumably they are different lengths?.
Honey Bee says
I look forward to see how you style this dress. Is it the Sierra Tank Dress from Wool&? I am preparing for my own 100 day challenge in a different version. Seeing the daily outfits on you would be a great way to visualize. I hope you are comfortable with that!
She is indeed the Sierra! I haven’t named her yet, but I suspect that’s going to happen eventually… Let us know how things go for you!
Amanda Hudson says
So glad you commented that the Bedouins wear wool. I did not know that so I might look into one of these dresses. Mainly for travel as I like to pack light!
I love it!! I am going to make myself a t-shirt dress this style (with short sleeves) in cotton. I don’t know if I’ll do the challenge with it, but I have been having some stomach bloating that makes any waistband by my stomach uncomfortable. I think something like this might be a solution (Especially since I am feeling a little too old for overalls). I will try a me made dress before I bite the bullet and buy one I think!
Sandy b says
Kristi, it’s certainly not my business, and I don’t mean to intrude by any means so please don’t be offended by what I say: get checked for cancer. My own experience made me wish I had that warning. Again, no offense intended.
I’m going to jump in like your mother, and ask you humbly to talk to your doctor about the bloating. It’s probably nothing, but it’s best to be sure!
love love love,
I just saw this from the other day. My doctor knows… it is actually a few different things depending on what I ate and the time of the month. Thank you both though! :)
Lorrie Orr says
Love the start of this challenge! The shirt looks like the perfect extra layer.
How many copies of the dress will be used?
One. That’s kind of the point – for participants to learn that really nice clothes will hold up through a lot of wear, and that wool is particularly resistant to odors. I wore a wool tee shirt a couple of days ago – all day, and slept in it part of the night. When I got out of bed, the shirt still smelled FINE. Like it had just come out of my closet. It’s inexplicable, but wonderful.
Looking forward to following your challenge! I made it about 60 days in the Summer Basics dress last year. The fabric was much lighter than I expected it to be and I fizzled out as we headed into fall.
It would be fun to also see how your friend styles the dress each day.
Look for image_diary on Instagram – you can find Scotty and see what she’s doing!
She does a lot of fun stuff with her dress!
She’s an amazing woman!
If anyone can sail through 100 days changing the look of one simple dress with accent pieces and accessories, it is you, Janice! You are THE go to spot on the web for links to amazing accessories and how to get mileage out of nice, simple garments.
Love the Stoic pendant; I have several of Ryan Holiday’s books.
Diane Marie says
I did the 100-day dress challenge a year ago. I did it to give me something creative to think about and easy to do while we self-isolated and waited to learn whether or not my husband’s cancer was gone for good. Unfortunately, on day 100 when I expected to celebrate completing the challenge along with good cancer news, we learned the cancer was back. That was the only day of the 100 that I didn’t create a unique look, because I was just too sad. But I found wearing the same dress for 100 days while creating different looks with it fun and informative. I gained a lot of respect for merino clothing and it’s now my favorite fabric. While we fight this cancer for the fourth time, I’m actually considering doing another challenge to help keep my spirits up. I hope you enjoy your 100 days!
OH NO! What a horrible way to end such a fun project; I will think of you every day when I get dressed…
I don’t believe that I’m going to be able to dress 100 different ways; it wasn’t a goal for me when I started, so I don’t feel like I’m failing. I’m pretty certain that a few of my favorite sweaters (like the one I’m wearing today) will be worn at least a few times in the next 54 days!