WIT :: a brave new world

50 dresses

Yep. Still sick.

So yep. No OOTD.

And nope, that banner is not advertising a new book or movie or ABC sitcom.

I literally own 50 dresses.

Yeah. Gasp, right? Who owns 50 dresses? I mean, it’s not like it’s the 50s and that’s all one can wear. And even then, I doubt anyone in the frugal 50s ever owned such egregious excess.

50 dresses. That’s like being able to wear one a day every day for work and not repeat a single dress for two and a half months.



Wait for it…

You know what’s coming…

It’s too good of a challenge to pass up…

Oh, okay. Twist my arm. Fine. I’ll do it. I’ll wear all 50 of my dresses in a row for two and a half months (thank gods for SoCal weather and climate controlled classrooms which will allow me to dress seasonally inappropriately).

Today, for the first day with kids, I’m re-wearing this very teacher-like ensemble but because we FINALLY GOT CARPET in our classrooms, I’m remixing it with these heels.

You know, this closet shopping business might not be so bad after all if it means I can start linking back to myself and sparing myself the trouble of photo shoots.

You think?



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18 thoughts on “WIT :: a brave new world

  1. Caitlin says:

    Wow! That is a lot of dresses…but I’m really excited to see you remix them! I love the gut-honestness of your Closet Calamities post, and I know the 90 days will be so great. You know I’m here cheering you on the whole way!!

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  3. Jen says:

    So I’m not the only one with 50 dresses!

  4. mlrbanks1957 says:

    Oh, dear! I hope you’re feeling better soon! Starting a new school year is tough enough but starting it and not feeling 100% would be torture!

    I am going to count my dresses…do I have to count the ubiquitous bridesmaid dresses, too 😜? I have a feeling I may meet or exceed your expectations! In my defense, many don’t fit as I’ve lost a great deal of weight, and I just know I’m going to fix them…

    • mtsedwards says:

      At the risk of sounding like a creeper, please come back and tell me your total count. It’ll make me feel a bit less horrified at myself if I knew I wasn’t alone. And maybe it’ll give me the courage to count my pants next. 0_0

      • mlrbanks1957 says:

        Oh! I am stupified, appalled, and a teensy bit embarrassed! I have…shall I incorporate a math problem here…109 dresses!!! Yikes! Some of them are decades old, and I still wear them. Some of them still have tags on them because I bought them on super duper clearance and forgot about them! I am an April Cornell fanatic and have several of those…maybe 20…

        Please don’t make me count my skirts! 😝

  5. jenortega says:

    You looked very elegant, and I will look forward to the dress parade!

  6. Val S says:

    Fifty dresses? Wow. I have four. Good challenge for you, though. That’ll take you almost to Thanksgiving!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I know, right? It’s obscene. The good thing about counting is that slap-in-the-face reality of knowing the number so now, when I see dresses for sale, I’m not even tempted.

  7. Patti says:

    sounds like a great challenge. Hope you feel better v. soon. I have a cold now and feel your pain. xox

  8. I’m really excited to see all 50 dresses! So fun! I hope your first day of school is wonderful. You’ve definitely dressed the part!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m actually really excited to wear them all as well. Here’s hoping the weather holds and I can wear them all in a row.

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