Six Items Challenge – Day 3


Really, not all of my 6 pieces are black – I swear I’ll wear some colour soon! Read on to learn about the pieces I wore today…

The Outfit
I grabbed my GAP black skinny pants from VVBoutique (a.k.a. Value Village) for a skinny $6.99.  I purchased the black reversible jersey knit dress over 4 years ago from a store named Cassis – they’ve since closed in Canada (bummer).  The belt came with the dress :)  My standard black pump patent leather shoes came from Joe Fresh.  Finally, the (real) pearls were a gift from my parents many years ago.

Versatile Clothing Choices
Today I wore the dress as a tunic with the draping at the front.  This piece is so versatile because you can also wear it with the draped neckline a the back.  I searched high and low for a dress similar to the one used in The Uniform Project.  I could not find one and I even tried to buy one of the dresses online but they were all sold out.  If you haven’t seen or heard of The Uniform Project you have to check it out.  Here’s a quick synopsis:

“In May 2009, when Sheena Matheiken pledged to wear a Little Black Dress for 365 days as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Designed to also be a fundraiser for the education of underprivileged children in India, the project acquired millions of visitors worldwide and raised over $100k for the cause. U.P then continued into Year 2 with a monthly series of select Pilots taking on the 1-Dress challenge for causes of their choice. Today, women around the world continue to take on the 1 Dress challenge and wear U.P LBDs as an expression of socially conscious fashion. “

Truly inspirational and a keen study in sustainability in fashion, generosity of others and creativity.  Who knows, this may be the next challenge for little old me.  You know you’ve had a breakthrough idea when TED invites you to speak on the subject.  If you have a few minutes take a peek at Sheena speaking at TEDxDubai.

Have a glorious weekend,
Anita (@Organicexpert)

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