Why a blog?

I give up, easily.
Anything. Everything.
Because of a lack of confidence.

People won't like me, laugh at me, think I'm stupid.
That is why my entire life I hid away, in dark clothes.
Black, dark blue or grey.
Anything to make me invisible.

I never used make-up in high school because I didn't know how.
My hair was always the same because I had no idea what to do with it (ponytail, tightly pulled back, in case you're curious).

When I was 18 I got married and I wanted a change.
I wanted the real me to come out.
But I still had no clue how.

At 26 I started this blog.
So that I wouldn't give up, wouldn't forget where I was going.

This is my journey, feel free to walk it with me, every step of the way.
All my failures, all my mistakes.
But also my winnings, my happy moments and my bliss.
I'll be honored to have you with me.

One dress, one year

FashionPosted by Fashiondisaster Mon, October 14, 2013 11:41:39

Since I'm in a world changing mood, everything I read seems to have something to do with that.

Wearing one dress for an entire year to make it able for children to go to school, how crazy does that sound?
I can't imagine just having one dress, a little black one, for an entire year...

For one, I would freeze in winter, but, seriously, one dress?
Can you imagine it?

Sure, you can accessorize it with things, but what if you only could do that with stuff you get for free or what you can buy in a charity shop?
Granted, you can find me a lot in thriftstores, but still, one dress (!), it seems so little in a world that is overfludded with clothes...

Does that make me shallow?

Or should we all just overthink the amount of clothes we have?

I started decluttering mine and if I read about a girl who survived an entire year with one dress, I feel a bit ashamed...

I feel like a hogger.

Some clothes that are in my closet don’t even fit me, I just keep them because they are pretty (I’m making it worse, right?).

Anyway, she didn’t only manage to look good with the same dress, for an entire year, she also raised a lot of money while doing it.

The fundraising went entirely to children in India, living in the slums, giving them a chance to an education.

In total she raised 103.378 pounds, wich sends 287 children to school.

People from around the world got inspired and followed her example, the challenge is on.

One dress, one year.

Not hard enough?

It has to look different everyday, no day can be the same.

Are you ready to get creative?

Here are some examples to get you started:

The project lasted one year but was such a great succes that they've made it a fulltime commitment.
I don't know if she still wears the black dress daily, but I do know the fundraising continues :)

Want to join in?
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Have fun!

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