October 1, 2022
I just got to type the word October! Hallelujah!!!
Yesterday, we road-tripped west a couple of hours to visit a LOVELY area call A Better Place Forest. It’s for interring cremation remains – under trees! Brilliant…
And today, I’m mostly working. I will probably go out and wheel my mom around someplace pretty, when I get some things done… (chambray shirt is UNDER my magic dress today)
I’m still loving my dress; yesterday in the forest I managed to attract about 100,000 burrs, which I pulled off over a period of hours. No damage done – a quick hand-wash and we’re all good!
p.s. Four years ago, I filled in what were (to me) some pretty big gaps in our “Six Scarves, 12 Months” wardrobes. I am fascinated to look back at earlier years of that project to see how well they’ve aged!
Gina Egg says
I’ve seen a PBS documentary on A Better Place Forest. It was fascinating.
That’s an amazing dress to withstand assault by burrs! I’m relieved for you that it’s still going strong.
These were wee burrs that really didn’t hurt my fingers to pull off; they weren’t the marble-sized, covered with sharp stickers kind of burrs from my childhood! If it had been those, I could easily have snagged my dress irreparably!
I’m absolutely gob smacked by the number of wardrobe suggestions that you’ve created thus far with one LBD. Who knew least of all me, that I already possessed almost all your suggestions without doing any additional shopping. What a bonus!
Keep up the good work. I very much appreciate your efforts. Thankyou 😘
Well done with the burr removal. Speaks well for the quality of the fabric.
I recently destroyed a jacket by blazing a new trail in a nearby wood. Jacket now covered in tiny, Velcro like burrs. I am glad you could save your dress.
We are also considering a natural burial place. Makes sense to me.
Enjoy your day!
If you’re near A Better Place forest, visit them. They are the nicest people imaginable, and the forest near us is very beautiful…
Sandy b says
Thanks for the look back. I remember those scarves, and it seems like a very long time ago, not just four years. And they were good wardrobes, as well.
I think I will order a dress after all your ideas to style. How do you feel the sizing runs. Did you get regular or long. Thanks. I really enjoy your posts
I’m wearing a Large Long; I wanted room to layer under the dress, and I like having my knees covered. You can always order 2 dresses in 2 different sizes and try them; the service at Wool& is VERY good…
Beth T says
I’m just wondering in which order you wore the two pendants and chain with the first outfit? One pendant must be longer than the other. Do you wear the chain first and the pendants ‘stacked’ or wear the pendants with the chain in between?
The oval pendant is longest, the lotus-shaped pendant is medium length, and the pearl necklace fits right at my collar bone. I Instagrammed a photo back on September 7th on which you can see how they all go together!
And your beloved star cardigan made an appearance!
I would SO do this challenge if I could find a color/style at Wool& that I’d wear. Nevertheless, you are teaching us a lot with this challenge.
I’m about to embark on finding at least 30 outfits I can wear using one paisley skirt. It’s exciting because I’ve worn it all summer and have no trouble envisioning it with sweaters, boots, fleece jackets & wool scarves!
That should be really fun!
Beth T says
That sounds like a great idea for a wardrobe challenge – how many outfits can you create with a patterned skirt, trousers or top. Keep us posted AK about how you get on.